Queens & Kings Get ToGetHer
INFO Instelling: VWI/WUR
After two succesful debate evenings with Queens (June 2013) and Kings (October 2013) it is time for a wrap up. And time for action: what are we going to do to ensure the appointment of more women at higher positions – both managerial and scientific – within Wageningen UR.
The New Year’s Gathering on Wednesday 16th of January 2013 was the kick-off for the theme “Grab your chance!”. Under this theme VWI will organize in 2013 and 2014 a series of activities and meetings to raise more awareness for gender equality and to stimulate Wageningen University and Research centre (Wageningen UR) and it’s employees (male & female) to create better opportunities for female talent. VWI wants to challenge Wageningen UR to show that she really cares about quality of life!
In February-March 2013 VWI has been nominated for the Women Inc. Cordaid Stimuleringsprijs 2013, a national award for projects initiated by and for women. The Grab Your Chance project was the main reason for this nomination, because this project draws attention to the fact that Wageningen UR has less than 10% female chair holders. As a result of this nomination 40 VWI-members have received the Women Inc membership as a gift.
For all activities under ‘Grab your chance!’ English will be the main language, because of the international environment at Wageningen UR and the importance of this subject for all employees.
On a regular basis VWI publishes newsletters with updates, announcements of activities and further information. Read more about the updates published so far. Do you want to stay informed of all upcoming activities and news regarding ‘Grab your chance!’ subscribe to the electronic newsletter/updates by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Tags: equality, opportunities