• Innovation

    [Keynote] Celebrating WEnnovators in innovation

    9:00 - 9:20(CEST)

    Celebrating WEnnovators in science and technology will kick off our Picnic Forum. This inspiring keynote will explore the role of womxn in innovation throughout history and inspire the attendees to be prominently rooted in the innovation agenda towards the future.

    Carole Gendron
    Carole Gendron
    Global Director of Data & Analytics at Philips, AI Artist at HumAInart
  • Innovation

    [Keynote] Science-based solutions for sustainable living

    9:25 - 9:55(CEST)

    Our society is crying out for change. We need to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, move away from linear models toward more circular, bio-based ways of living, and develop more efficient and sustainable food systems. This seems like a tall order, but it is actually achievable if we unleash the full potential of science & technology – which allows us to make sustainable products, processes, and solutions at scale. Today, the most interesting opportunities arise when advancements in R&D meet with developments in digitalization – such as robotization and AI. Digitalization can help reduce the time spent on innovation cycles, from prototyping to scaling and commercialization. Attend this keynote to learn from Maurien Olsthoorn, a role model for many scientists to follow. Maurien will speak about the developments in science-based innovation and how her diverse team of scientists contributes to sustainable solutions the world so desperately needs. She will also share how a company with inclusion and diversity in its DNA helped her to advance her career.

    Maurien Olsthoorn
    Maurien Olsthoorn
    Corporate Science Fellow Analytical Sciences at DSM
  • Start-ups & Scale-ups

    [Fireside Chat] Female Founders - The Rise of the New Amazons

    10:00 - 10:25(CEST)

    Female Founders are taking up more space in the start-up world but their representation is still low. What does it take to bridge the gender gap in the European startup ecosystem? What can we expect in the future of female founders? What are the initiatives that facilitate the change in the local markets? In this fireside chat, you will learn how Amsterdam is leading the way in increasing the representation of women in the startup ecosystem.

    Semra Çelebi
    Semra Çelebi
    Lead Female Entrepreneurship at StartupAmsterdam
    Yeni Joseph
    Yeni Joseph
    [Moderator] Public Policy Manager D&I at NLdigital
  • Innovation

    [Keynote] Gender Free Tech: the Momentum to Mitigate Biases in AI

    10:35 - 11:00(CEST)

    Why are all voice devices female? Is it necessary for technology to have a gender? Does gender-specific technology affect our perception of women and gender equality? This keynote will address the boiling hot topic of #GenderFreeTech and how to ensure that technology is inclusive of us all.

    Marion Mulder
    Marion Mulder
    Founder MuldiMedia
  • Career

    [Workshop] Preparing your resume for AI and humans

    11:00 - 12:00(CEST)

    When you apply for a job at a tech company, uploading your cv into their applicant system may mean that your application will first be assessed by AI software – especially with larger companies. Join us in this interactive taster workshop to learn the top-10 tips to make sure your cv is valued highly by both AI and real human readers.

    Registration required. Seats limited.

    Marjolijn Vlug
    Marjolijn Vlug
    Career & CV Coach at Marjolijn Vlug Coaching
  • Leadership

    [Roundtable Discussion] Leadership in Virtual Spaces

    11:05 - 12:05(CEST)

    For leaders to ensure that a virtual/hybrid work arrangement works, they have to build a context of place and time that accentuates rather than depletes productivity. Transforming into a winning remote leader is feasible, but the adjustment might be rocky. Join this round table discussion to learn from the speakers about the challenges, tactics, and tools to maintain the company culture, learning & development of people, remote team collaboration, and lead effectively.

    Gaby K Slezak
    Gaby K Slezak
    Partner & Head of XR at Evenness
    Evy Morssinkhof
    Evy Morssinkhof
    Global Inclusion & Diversity and Culture Specialist at DSM
    Eve Logunova
    Eve Logunova
    [Moderator] Founder & Managing Partner at Evenness, Women in AI Ambassador (Netherlands)
    Una Verhoeven
    Una Verhoeven
    Global Director, Technology at Valtech
  • Innovation

    [Keynote] Decoding Bias

    12:15 - 12:35(CEST)

    Ada Lovelace probably didn’t foresee the impact of the mathematical formula she published in 1843, now considered the first computer algorithm. Over the last decade algorithms have become embedded in every aspect of our lives. The latest developments in AI, showed that algorithms and data sets are highly biased towards women and people of color. Especially, when it comes to facial recognition. In her keynote, Renee Cummings, a world-known AI ethicist, data activist, and criminologist will flag the social issues that are caused by embedded bias. As well, share her vision on what could be done to decode them.

    Renee Cummings
    Renee Cummings
    AI Ethicist & Data Activist, Founder Urban AI
  • Career

    Networking / Career EXPO

    12:40 - 13:40(CEST)

    Take this time to visit our Expo Hall where you can meet with many future-driven companies and organizations that are pioneering the Science & Tech space with their solutions, inclusivity, diversity, equality, and culture. Ask your questions, learn about open job roles and opportunities, and get inspired.

  • Leadership

    [Masterclass] Coaching Skills for Managers

    13:00 - 14:30(CEST)

    What are the skills needed to motivate your team to improved performance? How can you help your team find the answers without you always having to be involved? What would it take to meet all your goals and objectives? Coaching skills provide leaders with a tool that not motivates but empowers their employees to take action in the right direction and feel good while doing it. Join this taster session and gain key coaching skills that you can use today.

    Mary Beth Shewan M.S., MCC
    Mary Beth Shewan M.S., MCC
    Career & Business Coach @ Shewan Consulting and Communication
  • Career

    [Fireside Chat] Recruiting Superheroes with Hidden Powers

    13:50 - 14:20(CEST)

    Physical or neuro differences used in the right role with the right team can help a company get to the next level. How do you as a recruiter identify the potential? And how do you as the person with differences make the possibilities more obvious for recruiters? Let’s figure this out!

    Shea Harty
    Shea Harty
    [Moderator] Serial Socialpreneur & Founder @ Empowerment & WEnnovate
    Magali Toussaint
    Magali Toussaint
    Global Talent Management Consultant, Coach and Founder of U Diverse.
  • Innovation

    [Keynote] Fixing the gender gap in health and well-being

    14:20 - 14:50(CEST)

    Despite the benefits of physical activity for women, their participation rates in the workplace, sport, and recreation are lower than men’s. Why is it so? Understanding and supporting gender equality starts with acknowledging that men and women have fundamentally different healthcare needs and performance metrics. In this fireside chat, we will discuss the power of technology for breaking down the stigma around women’s health in all areas of athletics and physical activity.

     

    Hélène Guillaume
    Hélène Guillaume
    Founder & CEO at WILD.AI
  • Innovation

    [Fireside Chat] The Scent of Innovation

    14:55 - 15:15(CEST)

    Data-driven innovation is hot in fragrance right now. With continued technological advancements, and new innovative applications of those technologies, perfumers are now able to create unique, digital fragrances. Artificial intelligence can combine ingredients in a manner unthinkable to most humans. But would it be possible for a computer to design a scent that’s universally beloved? Diving into the technology and consumer-driven trends, Olivia Jezler, the founder of The Future of Smell, will share the impact of digital scent technologies on fragrance creation, cognition enhancement, wellbeing, and the quality of a product, service or environment. Join this fireside chat to learn about the latest in perfumery science to translate sounds, colors, textures, lighting culture, and emotions into a fragrance that will augment an experience.

    Olivia Jezler
    Olivia Jezler
    Founder Future of Smell
    Inga Thiessen
    Inga Thiessen
    [Moderator] BD, Global Markets at Evenness
  • Leadership

    [Roundtable Discussion] Creating Equity for Women in Europe

    15:25 - 16:15(CEST)

    How can we bring equity to women in Europe working in science and technology? Compared to the United States, equity means something different in Europe. In this session, we will explore what equity means in Europe and how to close that gap.

    Emma Broadway
    Emma Broadway
    [Moderator] Founder and CEO of Talent Partnership Consulting
    Melanie Jacob
    Melanie Jacob
    Diversity & Inclusion Consultant at Melanie Jacob Consulting
    Dr. Alina Kornienko
    Dr. Alina Kornienko
    COO & Co-Founder @Quppy
    Ashwini Uthrapathi shakila
    Ashwini Uthrapathi shakila
    People Analytics @Beat
  • Networking / DJ

    16:30 - 18:00(CEST)