Presentation Women Professors Monitor 2021

The Dutch Network of Women Professors (LNVH) is pleased to announce the online presentation of the Women Professors Monitor 2021 on Thursday December 9th, from 16:00-17:30 CET. The presentation will be livestreamed from the KNAW Trippenhuis in Amsterdam.

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The Monitor provides insight in the current figures concerning the ratio of women to men in academia, as well as the representation of women in university boards, university medical centers and other academic organisations.

We are looking forward to an interesting program:

From left to right: Hanneke Takkenberg, Lexter Woodley, Scott Page, Ineke Sluiter and Malika Ouacha

Presentation of the 2021 Monitor and handing over the first copy

Prof. dr. Hanneke Takkenberg, professor of Clinical decision making in cardio-thoracic interventions at the ErasmusMC and chair of the LNVH, will present the highlights of the Women Professors Monitor 2021. She will also briefly address the 20th anniversary of the LNVH: what were the facts and figures 20 years ago, where do we stand now and what do we want to achieve in the years to come?

We will present the first copy of the 2021 Monitor to prof. dr. Cisca Wijmenga. Wijmenga is professor of Human Genetics at the University of Groningen (RUG) and the University Medical Center Groningen. Since September 2019 she is rector magnificus of the RUG, the first female rector magnificus since the university’s foundation in 1614. On International Women’s Day 2020, Wijmenga announced that the RUG would create (at least) fifteen new chairs for female professors: the Aletta Jacobs chairs. Within a year, all these professors have been appointed, resulting in a significant increase in the university's overall percentage of female professors.   

Presentation by prof. dr. Scott Page

We are also delighted to welcome prof. dr. Scott Page, who will give a presentation about his research on the function and added value of diversity. Scott Page is John Seely Brown Distinguished University Professor of Complexity, Social Science, and Management at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His most recent book, The Model Thinker, was published by Basic Books in November 2018 and has been an Amazon Best Seller. His previous books include The Diversity Bonus (2017), Diversity and Complexity (2010) and The Difference: How the Power of Diversity Creates Better Groups, Firms, Schools, and Societies (2008), all published with Princeton University Press.

Panel discussion about the 2021 Monitor and diversity in academia

Prof. Page's presentation will be followed by an interactive panel discussion about the contents and findings of the 2021 Monitor and the importance of diversity in academia. We're delighted Hanneke and Scott will be joined by the following panel members:

Anthropologist Malika Ouacha is a PhD student at the Rotterdam School of Management, a lecturer at Windesheim University of Applied Sciences and board member of The PhD Network Netherlands (PNN), where she focuses on Recognition and Rewards.

Prof. dr. Ineke Sluiter is professor of Greek Language and Literature at Leiden University and president of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).

The presentation will be moderated by Lexter Woodley. She holds BA's in Social Legal Services and a BA in Journalism and a MA in Law and is working on her PhD in Gender Studies at Birkbeck, University of Londen, focusing on ‘career women’.

Please mark December 9th 2021 16:00 CET in your calendars and feel free to share this invitation with colleagues and others who might be interested. A link to the livestream will be posted here the day before the event.