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Halkes Conference 2013

Halkes Women Faculty Network Conference

On Thursday, September 19th 2013, the Halkes network organized a conference to celebrate its first birthday. Located in the Gymnasion, it was an afternoon of interesting workshops, an intriguing keynote speech, and loads of networking.

Keynote by Asha ten Broeke

After the lunch and opening by network chairwoman Laura Visser, science journalist Asha ten Broeke started the afternoon with an inspiring speech. She discussed research that comments on the nature versus nurture debate regarding gender. You can find Asha's entire speech on her website: http://ashatenbroeke.nl/2013/09/23/lezing-how-gender-stereotypes-influence-the-lives-of-women/. And her presentations: Keynote RU gender stereotypes (pdf, 1,4 MB) and Workshop scientist meets journalism v2 (pdf, 69 kB).


After the speech we had two rounds of workshops. The topics were Leadership in Academia (workshop by Linda van der Wal); Connecting with a non-academic audience: lessons from science journalism (workshop by Asha ten Broeke); Meeting skills: how can I have my voice heard in meetings? (workshop by Ellen Mastenbroek &Inge Bleijenbergh); Mindfulness: dealing with stress (workshop by Petra den Dulk); and Challenges in negotiation (workshop by Opportunity Advies). We will upload workshop presentations soon. During the closing panel at the end of the afternoon, board member Edita Poljac discussed the core of the workshops with all five workshop leaders for those who weren’t able to attend those workshops.

The university press was also present during the afternoon: they published an article about the conference at http://www.voxweb.nl/vrouwen-mogen-wat-onbescheidener-worden/

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We, the organizing board of the Halkes Network, look back at the afternoon with content. Thank you to all of you who attended! If you have any further feedback, ideas or suggestions for future events, please let us know via the contact form at www.ru.nl/halkes or mail us at Halkes@fm.ru.nl.

This conference could not be organized without the financial help of the Dutch Network of Women Professors(LNVH). We are very grateful for their support.

Halkes Conference 2013