January 2020 – Opening event with keynote by Aletta Fillippidou on the 4 stages of a woman’s career
The opening event of the Women in Geoscience & Engineering group in the Netherlands was a success in bringing the local community together for a good debate and exchange of ideas. Several factors went into the making of the event that took place in Delft on 31 January 2020. In the first place, a renewed committee coordinating EAGE’s largest community (over 1400 subscribers) is looking after the future WGE activities from an international perspective. Next to this, a team got together in the Netherlands and joined forces with GAIA, the Network for Women in Earth Sciences, another strong presence for career development and gender balance in the country. This combined team will work together on an annual programme - keep an eye (and join!) the WGE group on LinkedIn to learn about upcoming meetings.
The entire initiative kicked off with a get-together co-organized by Local Chapter Netherlands, supported by Delft Inversion, GAIA and EAGE, and an inspiring talk by Dr. Aletta Filippidou on the Four Stages in A woman’s Career.