Networking Group for female scientific staff TU/e

Women in Science - Eindhoven (WISE) Network

WISE network is a network for female scientific staff at TU/e. Supported by the University Board, the network was founded in March 2007.


WISE network is a network for female scientific staff at TU/e. Supported by the University Board, the network was founded in March 2007. WISE-Network pursues the following objectives:

  • facilitating networking among female researchers at TU/e;
  • organizing activities, e.g. for professional and personal development;
  • increasing the awareness of opportunities for female scientists;
  • advising the Executive Board of the University and other relevant committees on request and on the initiative of the network;
  • fostering contacts with other organizations promoting women in science; · being a role model for (prospective) female students.

All women PDEng/PhDs and scientific staff at TU/e are welcome to join the WISE network. Membership in the network is free, and members have no obligations. We think all members of the TU/e community can play a role in supporting gender equality, and we welcome both male and female TU/e PDEng/PhDs and scientific staff at our Annual Event (a lecture and BBQ).



WISE organizes 4-6 events each year. The various activities organized by the network create opportunities for female trainee research assistants, post-docs, Assistant Professors and Associate Professors from different departments to meet. Activities that are organized throughout the year can be categorized according to the purpose of the activity. These purposes include networking, learning and (personal) development.

In September of 2017, WISE organised a lecture afternoon where three women shared insights on their career after their PhD: why did they make their choices, what happened, how do they feel about it? Three inspiring speakers with different trajectories shared their experiences: Dr. Sandra Hofmann, TU/e Biomedical Engineering; Dr. Maria Sol Cabrera, managing director and co-founder of STENTiT; and Dr. Moyra Mc Manus, of ASML.

Another networking activity is the New Year’s drink. Workshops and the fall event are primarily for personal development and learning, but there is also time scheduled for networking during these activities. If you have ideas for new WISE activities, you can always mail them to:

Career advancement opportunities


WISE-Network Childcare Grant 2018

As part of its mission to support the professional development of female scientific staff at TU/e, WISE-Network offers the WISE-Network Childcare Grant program. Small grants of up to 500€ are available to assist female conference attendees who are bringing their small children (up to 5 years old) with them or who incur extra expenses in leaving them at home (i.e., extra daycare or babysitting services). The WISE-Network may provide up to five grants per year, depending on the available funds.



Go to the bottom to find the link to our portfolio and other interesting links.


This portfolio organizes activities throughout the year.


The aim of this portfolio is to increase the visibility of the WISE-network inside and outside the TU/e.


Advice informs and advises the Executive Board and Service for Personnel and Organization.

Members of the Advisory board

Eric van Schagen

Director Simac Techniek N.V., Veldhoven

Evangelia Demerouti

Chief Diversity Officer, Human Performance Management Group, Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences, TU/e

Philip de Goey

Multiphase & Reactive Flows

Nicole van der Wolk

Director Personnel and Organization, TU/e

Petra Rudolf

Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Groningen

Vanessa Magnanimo

Faculty of Engineering Technology, University of Twente Chair Femaile Faculty Network Twente

The current WISE Board

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