Annual Meeting 2019

27 November 2019

Annual Meeting 2019: Understanding and fixing the leaky pipeline

When: 27 November 2019, 13.00-18.00
Where: CWI, Amsterdam
Registration: https://www.eventbrite.nl/e/tickets-annual-event-ewm-nl-2019-76438655075

Invited speakers:
Dr. Erin Hengel, University of Liverpool, “Gender bias in publishing
Prof.dr. Gunter Cornelissen, Utrecht University, “Concrete measures to fix the leaky pipeline

The annual event aims to bring together all members of EWM-NL and of the general mathematics community in the country. This year, the focus is on “Understanding and fixing the leaky pipeline“, a metaphor for the lack of women at senior levels of academia.

The first main speaker is Dr. Erin Hengel from the University of Liverpool who will talk about her research on gender bias in publishing. Her work on “publishing while female” was picked up in popular media all over the world, for example in the New York Times, The Economist and Libération.

Our second main speaker is Prof.dr. Gunter Cornelissen, former head of the department of mathematics in Utrecht. He will speak about concrete measures one can take to fix the leaky pipeline. Prof. Cornelissen received the Westerdijk Award in 2015 for his commitment to creating a more diverse organisation.

In addition, we organise a panel discussion on the topic of understanding and fixing the leaky pipeline.

The event will be held at CWI, Science Park 123, Amsterdam, which is located a couple of minutes walking distance from train station Amsterdam Science Park.


12.30 – 13.00 Registration and coffee
13.00 – 13.15 Welcome
13.15 – 14.15 Dr. Erin Hengel
14.15 – 14.30 Dr. Barbara van den Berg
Coffee break
15.00 – 16.00 Prof. Gunther Cornelissen
16.00 – 17.00 Panel discussion