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Theme: Women in STEM

This event occurred on
February 12, 2015
8:00pm - 12:00am CET
(UTC +1hr)
Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen (nl)

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 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.

Voldersstraat 9
Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen (nl), 9000
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Joke Van der Auwera

Joke Van der Auwera, a leading lady of the On Wheels project, has devoted her life to working with people with disabilities. She sees and understands challenges that they have to face every day, and she is certain that technological progress can help them live full lives and even help unlock their potential.

Katrien Strubbe

Katrien Strubbe is an Associate Professor at Ghent University and works in the Laboratory for Physical Chemistry.

Manon Van Hoorebeke

In 2014, Manon Van Hoorebeke was given the "Digital girl of the year" award, which is a European price for outstanding girls in digital sectors around the world.

Saskia Van Uffelen

For Saskia Van Uffelen everything is possible. She is a successful career woman and a devoted wife and mother. Being a CEO of Belux at Ericsson she proved that a woman doesn’t have to choose between a career and a family.

Organizing team


Ghent, Belgium


Ghent, Belgium
  • Evelien De Bruyne
    Communication team lead
  • Ruben Verhack
    Event management team lead