TEDxGhentSalon, Women in STEM – Feb 12th, 2015

Join us for a TEDxGhentSalon on the topic of Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) .

Inspiring thoughts by leading ladies

The number of girls and women choosing a technically-oriented education or career remains relatively low: only 20-30% of students are female. We (TEDxGhent & ICT Women) have invited some leading ladies, who are passionate about their field, to inspire you with their ideas. During the evening conference, they will take you off the beaten track, revealing opportunities from elementary school to academic or industry jobs.

Where? Aula UGent.
When? February 12th, from 7.30pm until 10.30pm (doors open at 7pm).
Tickets? Free event. But you need to register so we can save you a seat.

This event is completely sold out :-)

Our leading ladies

Saskia Van Uffelen

Saskia is the CEO of Belux at Ericsson and will shed some light on how she combines work and family.

Joke Van der Auwera

Joke is the leading lady of the OnWheels project. She is passionate about her work, and believes that digital technology has a huge impact on the lives of people with disabilities, as well as their families and friends.

Through her talk, Joke wants to raise awareness for the obstacles that people with disabilities have to face on a day-to-day basis, and how technology can help them to unlock their potential.

Katrien Strubbe

Katrien is an associate professor at Ghent University, working in the Laboratory for Physical Chemistry.

She will talk about the “Its’s all about Chemistry” program which aims to develop research competencies in the chemical classroom and will talk about girls and STEM in secondary schools.

Nisha Van Wanzeele

Nisha is the founder of Mimique, a skincare and healthcare company. She combines technology with health and beauty by developing creams that keep you healthy.

Inspiring testimonials

Manon Van Hoorebeke

Manon is 11 years old, and our youngest speaker. She loves technology, and in October 2014 was elected European Digital Girl of the Year.

During her speech, Manon will elaborate on how she came to be involved with technology, and how it gives her the freedom to accomplish anything.

(Manon will give her speech in Dutch.)

Lien Wieme

Lien is a kindergarten teacher at Freinetschool De Harp in Gent. She organizes technics classes for boys and girls aged 5 or 6. These classes allow the children to grasp the principles of solution based thinking and apply them in elementary technical projects.

(Lien will give her speech in Dutch.)