Interesting Links and Useful Resources

TU/e currently has three confidential counselors who hold an independent position and enjoy the protection of the employer. The tasks of the confidential counselors include:

  • give information and instruction about unwanted and inappropriate behavior;
  • provide proper help for those who have complaints about inappropriate behavior;
  • take care of confidential treatment of information;
  • search for an informal solution (mediation);
  • assist the employee/student in filing a formal complaint and if needed in the formal settlement of the complaint.

Useful resources

LEAN IN - We help women achieve their ambitions and work to create an equal world
We want a world where people of every gender can pursue their dreams without bias or other barriers holding them back. Where girls grow up to be confident, resilient leaders. Where more women run companies and countries. We are driven by the belief our society and economy would be better if women and girls were valued as equal to men and boys.

HeForShe - United Nations Global Solidarity Movement For Gender Equality
The world is at a turning point. People everywhere understand and support the idea of gender equality. They know it’s not just a women’s issue, it’s a human rights issue. HeForShe is an invitation for men and people of all genders to stand in solidarity with women to create a bold, visible and united force for gender equality. The men of HeForShe aren’t on the sidelines. They’re working with women and with each other to build businesses, raise families, and give back to their communities.

Women Networks in the Netherlands

Please note: Some texts are only available in Dutch.

Vereniging van Vrouwen met Hogere Opleiding
De VVAO is een vereniging van vrouwen met een hogere opleiding. De vereniging heeft ongeveer 4500 leden en 32 afdelingen. De VVAO behartigt de belangen van hoger opgeleide vrouwen en zet zich ook in voor verbetering van de positie van de vrouw. De afdelingen ontplooien activiteiten om de band tussen de leden onderling te versterken. Op landelijk niveau worden studiedagen, workshops en trainingen georganiseerd voor persoonlijke ontplooiing van de leden. De VVAO is lid van de International Federation of University Women (IFUW). 

Dutch Network of Women Professors - Landelijk netwerk Vrouwelijke Hoogleraren (LnVH)
The Dutch Network of Women Professors (LNVH) began life informally in the nineties, and became a foundation on the 9th of August 2001. The LNVH is a network of over 1100 female professors and associate professors. Together they represent every discipline and all Dutch Universities. The LNVH aims to promote the proportionate representation of women in academia.

Role Models

VHTO, National expert organisation girls/women and science/technology makes an effort in many different ways to increase the involvement of women and girls in science and technology education, the technological employment market and government policy.

VHTO has a great deal of (quantitative as well as qualitative) data about female technology students and engineers, and up-to-date expertise about technological education and fields of employment. VHTO employs this expertise in order to improve the following are

  • Quality improvement and expanding the allure of technology education
  • Supporting junior female engineers and assisting them in their career development
  • Support in the recruitment and career policy of the technological business community
  • Improving the connection between technology education and the knowledge and interests of girls in secondary education.

As a result of being the national coordinator of WiTEC (Women in Science, Engineering and Technology in European Countries) VHTO is able to set up and test initiatives in the field of women and technology with transnational partners. In addition, participation in this European network offers many possibilities for translating foreign renewal impulses to the Dutch education and labour market.

Although the innovative activities of VHTO are primarily focused on women and girls, they have a much broader impact. Females as well as male students and engineers are supported by these innovations.

Taskforce Women to the Top

The Taskforce “Women to the Top” has been set up to support the implementation of the Charter. TopBrainstorm is responsible for the realization and implementation of the Charter.

The activities of TopBrainstorm are supported by both corporate business and the government. By making available their mindpower and time, various companies and the government, have worked together on the processing of the various proposals. More information on the participants of the project teams can be found on the site of TopBrainstorm.