Woman networks in the Netherlands
NB: Some texts are only available in Dutch.
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).
The Dutch Network of Women Professors (Landelijk Netwerk Vrouwelijke Hoogleraren - 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.Read more
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.
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.