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).


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.

Career advancement opportunities

2018 WISE-Network Childcare Grand program

Personal Development

Grant possibilities

Interesting links

Academic job websites



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. One example of a 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:

Members of the Advisory board

Nicole van der Wolk

Director Personnel and Organization, TU/e

Eric van Schagen

Director Simac Techniek N.V., Veldhoven

Vanessa Magnanimo

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

Evangelia Demerouti

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

Philip de Goey

Multiphase & Reactive Flows

Petra Rudolf

Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Groningen

Annual Event 2017

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.


The current WISE Board

From left to right: Renata Medeiros de Carvalho, Johanna Melke, Ana Sobota, Wen Jiang, Anat Akiva (left the board), Claudia Chituc, Elizabeth O’Neill, Patty Stabile, Anne Roc'h, Pascale le Blanc, chair. Not pictured: Ruth Cardinaels, Giulia Mirabello and Nidhi Sinha. Picture: Angeline Swinkels

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