A good network is invaluable when it comes to moving on to a higher position. The LNVH works together with the local academic networks in order to achieve our mutual goal: a proportionate representation of women in academia.
The web brochure Networks of women at universities strives to inform academics and university executives and university administrators about the role that networks of women can play, as well as give hints and tips on how to set up such a network.
Here below you will find an overview of university- and other relevant networks. Additions and corrections are much appreciated, and can be sent to: .
University networks for women – alphabetically, per university
for ambitious women at Higher education level who wish to further develop their careers
activities/ goals: to inform and raise awareness of gender aspects, professionalization (through training, role models), mentoring and peer review, networking.
site only accessible via Intranet AMC
for academic staff
activities/ goals: events, newsletter
president prof.dr. Jeanine Houwing
secretary dr. Willeke van Roon-Mom
network RISE: Researchers in Science for Equality
for female beta scientists of Leiden University, Faculty of Science.
activities/ goals: Create an inspiring community in which female scientists can exchange ideas, innovations and expertise related to beta sciences by organizing networking luncheons and seminars; workshops aimed at personal and professional development; and an annual symposium (male staff is invited to participate), enhance the visibility of female top researchers at the Faculty of Science, facilitate intervision groups and mentoring activities, and advise the Faculty Board on their diversity policy
network Interfacultair netwerk via Center for Gender & Diversity (CGD)
for female staff
activities/ goals: organises the Opzij-lecture, conferences and workshops
T: +31 43 388 26 69
network Halkes Women Faculty Network Nijmegen
for women, from assistant professor to associate professor
activities/ goals: Contribute to the promotion of female talent to higher university positions, through lectures, seminars, workshops, get-togethers and themed luncheons. Meetings are open to f/m at every level
network LVN Letteren Vrouwen Netwerk
for female staff of the Faculty of Arts
activities/ goals: workshops, lectures, forum for gender equality issues, consultation with the faculty board, professionalization of women, influencing policy-making.
info firstname.lastname@example.org (Margriet Hoogvliet, board secretary)
T: +31 50 363 7268
network DEWIS Delft Women in Science
for female academics within TUDelft
activities/ goals: advisor to University Board, sound boarding, encouraging women in their personal, professional, and academic careers.
T: +31 15 27 88 458
network WISE Women In Science
for academic staff
activities/ goals: meetings, workshops, lectures, advisor to University Board, advocating the promotion of women
secretariat Jannelies Smit
T: +31 40 24 75 280
for women within the Universiteit van Tilburg
activities/ goals: enhancing the visibility and utilization of female talent within the UvT
info dr Mirjam Baars,
T: 013 – 466 80 71
network FFNT Female Faculty Network Twente
for academic staff
activities/ goals: the exchange of ideas and experiences, professional workshops, meetings, professionalization of female academics.
activities/ goals: advisor to University Board on the promotion of women , appointed by the University Board.
network OBP Vrouwennetwerk
for support staff UTwente
activities/ goals: network meetings.
network Vrouwennetwerk UU, with some male members
for female staff of the UU
activities/ goals: meetings, panels, career support activities, dissemination of information , helpdesk- and advise, enhancing the position of women within the UU.
T: +31 30 253 48 05
relevant: Graduate Gender Program
network IWFT Expertisenetwerk Gender en Religie
for female academic staff and students of Theology
activities/ goals: newsletters, workshops, media training, stimulating the development of women’s studies theology, strengthening the position of women.
T: +31 30 253 18 39 (Mondays only)
network WiF Women in the FNWI
for women within the Science Faculty
activities/ goals: informal contact, yearly meetings, award for best scientific publication, mentoring/coaching, promoting the number of women FNWI.
president dr. Pernette J. Verschure
info Jitske Roosjen,
T: +31 20 525 79 70
network Vrouwennetwerk FGw
for women within the Faculty of Humanities
activities/ goals: meetings with guest speakers, coaching, peer review, sharing knowledge and experiences.
network VWI Vrouwennetwerk Wageningse Ingenieurs
founded in 1989
for the network of female graduates, PhD’s and employees
activities/ goals: yearly conferences, themed days, workshops and field trips, themed groups, exchange of knowledge and experience.
network LNVH Landelijk Netwerk Vrouwelijke Hoogleraren
founded in 2001
for women professors and associate professors in the Netherlands
activities/ goals: conferences, workshops (also for postdoc and assistant professors), peer review, mediation for committee- and executive positions, representation of interests at OCW, NWO, KNAW, VSNU, NFU, CvB’s
T: +31 30 6001 360
network Medicine Eating Club
for female (medical) doctors
acitivities/goals: network meeting with dinner, once or twice yearly
network Marina van Damme Network
founded in 2016
'Hét netwerk voor jonge afgestudeerde vrouwen met ambitie en passie voor hun vak. De Marina van Damme beurs wordt uitgereikt aan veelbelovende alumni van de drie technische universiteiten in Delft, Eindhoven en Twente. Al deze winnaressen samen vormen het inspirerende, creatieve en actieve Marina van Damme netwerk.'
founded in 1999
for women in Geosciences
activities/ goals: network dinners, lectures and excursions.
network NGV Nederlands Genootschap Vrouwenstudies
for students, researchers, and other interested parties (f/m)
activities/ goals: dedicates itself to gender studies and the position of women in academia, brings people and information together, offers advice, initiates and support new projects.
network NIMF Network for Informaticae, Mathematicae, Fysicae
founded in 1987
for computer scientists, mathematicians, physicists, and related disciplines (e.g. engineering, geology, astronomy, and meteorology)
activities/ goals: conferences, mentoring, peer review, etc., improving contacts between beta-women.
network NVI Network Female Engineers
founded in 2009
for female engineerss within KIVI NIRIA (Koninklijk Instituut van Ingenieurs)
activities/ goals: spider in the web of networks of women within Technical Universities en Universities of applied science en the technical industry. Professional development, exchange of ideas, promoting participatieon of women in technical and public positions.
network VNAN Womennetwork Arnhem en Nijmegen
founded in 1984
for working, professional and ambitious women
activities/ goals: theme nights, discussions, workshops, company visits, promoting career- and personal development through the sharing of knowledge and experience.
network vnVA Vereniging van Nederlandse Vrouwelijke Artsen
founded in 1933
for female (medical) doctors
activities/ goals: ambassadorial network, coaching, conferences, strengthening position through utilisation of talents, creating interest for gender specific medicine.
network Young Girls Community
Founded in 2014
activities / goals: growing group of talented business women.
network VVAO Vereniging van vrouwen met academische opleiding
Lid van International Federation of University Women (IFUW)
founded in 1918
for women with higher education; Bachelor or higher
activities/ goals: workshops and training sessions for the personal development of its members.
T: +31 6 154 65 222
Network: Women in Photonics in Benelux
for: females working in academics, industry and research institutes in the area of Optics and Photonics. PhD, Master and HBO students are also encouraged to join. Free of charge.
activities/ goals: networking, organisation of symposia, meetings and workshops. Our goals are to encourage women to pursue and/or grow in a career in the areas of optics and photonics in the industry, research institutes, universities, and education). We are sponsored by the PhotonicsNL organisation.
info s.m.garciablanco[at]utwente.nl or s.f.pereira[at]tudelft.nl
T: +31 15 27 82474
EMBO Women in Science - links naar nuttige Europese sites
SWE Society for Women Engineers - VS en Puerto Rica