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Online workshops for International Women's day

March 1, 2022

The Diversity & Inclusion Office of Erasmus MC will organize, together with VENA (network of female academics in Erasmus MC), for the first time an (online) program for International Women's Day on March 8. This is a day on which we pay attention to social, cultural, economic and political achievements of women all over the world.

We think it is important that this day is widely known and therefore we have prepared a varied program that can be valuable for everyone. Are you interested in taking part in one of the sections of the program below? Please go to the provided Zoom-links on the specified times to join the workshops.

The program, which is provided entirely in English, is as followed:

  • 9:30 a.m. Opening of International Women's Day by Joke Boonstra, member of the Board of Directors and Prof. Dr. Arfan Ikram, Head of Department of Epidemiology and chairman of the Taskforce Diversity and Inclusion
  • 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Panel discussion led by Dr. Esther Warnert, UD Radiology & Nuclear Medicine
    • 10.00 to 10.30: Challenges Gender Equality for a sustainable tomorrow
      • Dr. Gennady Roshchupkin, UD Radiology & Nuclear Medicine
      • Daphne van Helden, Researcher Mining the Gender gap
      • Corine van der Sande, Consultant Leadership and Talent Development
      • Dr. Richard van Valen, Nurse specialist Thoracic Surgery
  • 10.30 to 11.00: Possible solutions Gender Equality for a sustainable tomorrow
    • Prof. Semiha Denktaş, Chief Diversity Officer and Director Erasmus School of Social & Behavioural Sciences (EUR)
    • Prof. Dr. Robin Peeters, Department Head Internal Medicine
    • Prof. Dr. Gijs van Soest, Professor of Cardiology
    • Prof. Dr. Joke Hendriks, Head of Surgery, vascular surgeon
  • 11.30 to 12.30 Workshop 'Sex and Gender, The Whole Spectrum' by Dr. Maryam Kavousi, Dr. Jeanine Roeters van Lennep and Prof. Dr. Antoinette Maassen van den Brink
    'This workshop provides different perspectives and expertise to support the development of gender-equal clinical care and research programs'
  • 13.00 to 14.00 Workshop 'What works for women at work' by Prof. Dr. Hanneke Takkenberg with opening remarks by Dr. Hanan El Marroun (President VENA)
    'The essential perspective on issues that women face at work'
This event is part of the targets as mentioned in the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Plan (GDIP). A Taskforce Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) is working to embed D&I in all layers and processes of the organization. We are moving from thinking and writing to awareness and action, and together we want to strive to make D&I a part of our daily behavior.
Erasmus University also has a great program for International Women's Day on March 8. Go to the EUR website for more information about the events around International Women's Day.