Insight Out – Inspiring women in STEM is a career event for women in exact, technical and natural sciences.

During four afternoons we offer inspiring talks, workshops, panel discussions and networking activities. Insight Out is organised by NWO, with input from LNVH, ECHO, KNAW de Jonge Akademie, PNN, PostdocNL and Young Academy Europe.

The Insight Out program is divided into 4 themes. Around these themes a program has been composed, which will take place on 4 Mondays in June from 13.00 – 15.00 hours. You can register independently for each theme.


June 7th 2021:
Identify unconscious bias and inequity: sharing experiences and stories How to become a diverse and inclusive leader

13:00 Opening
Professor Margot Weijnen
Professor Marion Koopmans

13:15 Panel discussion

  • Professor Sera Markoff – Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy, University of Amsterdam 
  • Professor Hanneke Takkenberg – Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Professor Maria Vlasiou – University of Twente and Eindhoven University of Technology 
  • Dr. Kelly Mack – Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)

14:00 Intermezzo by Stralia

14:10-15:10/15:30 Workshops

  • 14:10-15:10 Unconscious Bias and Inequity: Awareness, Recognition, Action’ by Maria Sovago
  • 14:30-15:30 Diverse and inclusive leadership by Louise Mennen (from 14.10-14:30, a movie will be shown connected to the workshop)

14:10-15:10 Q&A LNVH and ECHO

June 14th, 2021:
Creating impact in a competitive environment Inspiring stories on how to deal with set-backs and create resilience

13:00 Opening
13:05 Inspirational talks

  • Dr. Sahar El Aidy – University of Groningen
  • Dr. Jorien Vonk – Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • Dr. Lisa Bröder – ETH Zürich
  • Professor Arwen Deuss – Utrecht University

14:00 Intermezzo by Stralia

14:10-15:10 Workshops

  • ADAPT to thrive, by Colby Benari – Head of the Academic Careers Office, University College London
  • Your impact and engaging power, by Maria Sovago

June 21st, 2021:
Enhance your visibility - Personal Branding Strategies to build and establish your career

13:00 Opening
13.05 Inspirational talks

  • Dr. Dan Jing Wu – Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Dr. Jorinde van de Vis – DESY Institute, Germany
  • Professor Amina Helmi Kapteyn – Institute of the University of Groningen
  • Professor Kristina Edström – Uppsala University, Sweden

14:00 Intermezzo by Stralia

14:10-15:10/15:30 Workshops

  • Discover & Promote Your Talents by Maria Sovago
  • Positively Design your Career & Life by Lisette van de Sandt

June 28th, 2021:
Building and investing in a professional network Stories on the importance of a professional network and strategic alliances

13:00 Opening
13.05 Inspirational talks

  • Dr. Diederik Jekel – scientific journalist
  • Dr. Stacey Jeffery – CWI
  • Professor Somaya Ben Allouch – University of Amsterdam

14:05 Intermezzo by Stralia

14:10 Workshop
The power of media –  Dr. Diederik Jekel


Sit back in your cinema chair and watch the Art Route Video in Spatial Chat – or explore networks such as these for Young Scientists, LNVH and Work Place Pride Women and ask ‘live’ questions in the Spatial Chat rooms.