Inspiring organisations

Meet the advisory committee of Insight Out

Are you interested in meeting these organizations?
Do not forget to join the Q&A organized by ECHO and LNVH on 7 June, or the Spatial chat session on 28 June!

The Expertise Centre for Diversity policy (ECHO)

The Expertise Centre for Diversity policy (ECHO) is a Dutch non-profit organization, focusing on diversity & inclusion in (higher) education and the labor market. ECHO has a specific focus on cultural diversity from an intersectional perspective and facilitates in the process of “getting comfortable with the uncomfortable”. ECHO is a “social justice driven” organization that serves both education and organizations in the public and private sector with its innovative knowledge and international experience and networks in diversity & inclusion.

The PhD Network Netherlands (PNN)

The PhD Network Netherlands (PNN) is the national interest group for and by PhDs affiliated to Dutch universities, University Medical Centers, and other institutions for research and higher education.


Postdoctoral researchers (postdocs) make up a large part of the scientific workforce in academia. However, they are quite invisible as a group for policy makers. To address this, the POSTDOCNL platform has been initiated, with the goal of uniting and representing postdocs from all backgrounds and knowledge institutions in The Netherlands

The Young Academy

The Young Academy (De Jonge Akademie) is a dynamic and innovative group of scientists and scholars with outspoken views about science and scholarship and the related policy, representing a broad spectrum of scientific and scholarly disciplines.

The Dutch Network of Women Professors (LNVH)

The Dutch Network of Women Professors (Landelijk Netwerk Vrouwelijke Hoogleraren – LNVH) is a network of over 1400 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.

The Young Academy of Europe (YAE)

The Young Academy of Europe (YAE) is a pan-European initiative of outstanding young scientists and scholars for networking, advocacy, scientific exchange, and science policy. The YAE provides input and advice from a younger generation’s perspective – a vital input to shape EU-wide policy for the benefit of future European scholars and scientists.

Other Inspiring organisations and initiatives

Please check out some of these organizations in Spatial chat on 28 June. Would you also like to share your organization on the Insight Out platform during the next edition? E-mail us at [email protected]

Athena’s Angels

Four women professors have united under the name Athena’s Angels to stand up for the interests of women in science. The mission of Athena’s Angels is to provide women and men with truly equal opportunities for careers in science.


EWM-NL is the national association of women working in the field of mathematics in the Netherlands. Established in 2013, it is supported and financed by Platform Wiskunde Nederland (PWN) and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). EWM-NL organises several events per year, typically open to all, offers career support grants and maintains a mentor network. Learn more about our association through our website, where you may find, for example, our mission statement and annual reports.

Take a look at EWM-NL.

Sisters in Science

Noor, Lotte and Mimi have created the Instagram account SistersinScience_NL. With this, they not only want to give a glimpse into the world of science and chemistry but, more importantly, they hope to break the stereotype and inspire others.

Check out their movie and get to know these Sisters in Science!  


The UAF has been providing support to refugee students and professionals in their studies and in finding suitable employment on the Dutch labour market since 1948. They are convinced that anyone who can use their knowledge can make a meaningful contribution to Dutch society.

Women in Informatics Research and Education (EUGAIN)

EUGAIN aims at improving gender balance in Informatics through the creation and strengthening of a truly multi-cultural European network of academics working on the forefront of the efforts in their countries, institutions and research communities.

Women in Photonics Benelux

A new important target group in photonics are the women. By creating this group, they hope to strengthen the links between women working in the photonics field in the Netherlands, create a support network and provide role models to the youngest members. If you’re not part of the Women in Photonics Benelux at LinkedIn join us and keep informed about our activities!

Women In Tech NL

Women in Tech® is a Global Movement that gathers all people, networks, and organizations that are engaged in bridging the gender gap in the technology sector by Helping Women embrace Tech. Your voice makes a difference! Want to become a member & connect with others from our growing Women in Tech community?

Young Science in Transition

Young researchers developing ideas for open science, team science and recognition and rewards.


GAIA provides women with a background, career or interest in Earth Sciences with the opportunity to meet and extend their network. GAIA supports the (career) development and progression of her members.

Women in Polar Science

Launched in 2014, WiPS has played a key role in making gender equality a priority in the polar regions by promoting female arctic and antarctic scientists and their work. WiPS aims to provide an international network of Women working on research and support in the polar regions by building a focal point of information, redirection and promotion of fellow female scientists through our website and our social media. We aim to organise and participate in a range of events, highlighting research and insights from Women in Polar Science, e.g. in the webinar series “Breaking the Ice Ceiling” in 2021.

(Women at) Workplace Pride

Workplace Pride is a not for profit foundation dedicated to improving the lives of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgenders, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ+) people in workplaces worldwide. We strive for a world of inclusive workplaces where LGBTIQ+ people can truly be themselves, are valued and, through their contributions, help to lead the way for others.

LGBTIQ+ women face a number of unique challenges in the workplace; often being under-valued due to their gender, their sexual orientation or gender identity. However, LGBTIQ+ women have an enormous potential and strength due to their experiences and an ability to look at things from a number of different perspectives.

Often more independent and willing to challenge conventional thinking, they are a true source of innovation.
The [email protected] program strives to innovate beyond the norms. Through targeted events with unique speakers, focused workshops at Workplace Pride’s conferences and participation in research projects, [email protected] continues to be a driving force within the Foundation.

Take a look at Workplace Pride.

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