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Gender Unlimited Festival; connecting to diversity *

The Gender Unlimited Festival 2018 is dedicated to ‘Connecting to Diversity’. Sofie van den Enk, well-known from Opzij and De Keuringsdienst van Waarde interviews Resi Becker. Becker is director Mail Nederland of PostNL and responsible for 32.000 employees. They will address why diversity is beneficial for organizations and how to strengthen your network and grow your career. (language: English)

Program information
Date Thursday, March 8, 2018
Time 13:00- 17:00
Location Faculty Club, Tilburg University
Admission Free. Please register via the registration form.
Speaker Resi Becker. Moderator: Sofie van den Enk.
Organization HR Gender Policy in cooporation with Academic Forum
Contact Annelieke Koster
*Certificate This activity may count towards the Certificate Academic Forum

Tilburg University Network for Women

Academic Forum and gender policy kindly invite you to join the Gender Unlimited Festival on International Women’s Day. After the interview by Sofie van den Enk we will focus on informal networks. In science, men still profit more from informal networks, partly due to less care responsibilities at home. Tilburg University will therefore start a women’s network to create a place to connect and to exchange knowledge and experience.

Exploring gender and diversity

After the intermission, all participants are encouraged to join small group sessions to explore gender & diversity. In what respects is TiU diverse & inclusive, that is UNLIMITED, and in which domains is our community still LIMITED, especially for women and non-dominant groups at campus. How do you envision (gender) diversity and inclusion? The outcome is input for the Gender & Diversity Roadmap 2018-2021.


01.00 pm         Coffee and tea

01.30 pm         Welcome by our rector magnificus Emile Aarts

01.45 pm         Sofie van den Enk interviews Resi Becker

02.30 pm         Koen Becking launches the Tilburg University Network for Women

02.45 pm         Intermission

03.15 pm         Performance by Campus Poet Martijn Faes

03.20 pm         Small group discussions on where we are unlimited and limited

04.15 pm         Pitches on thresholds and opportunities for diversity

04.45 pm         Drinks

05.30 pm         End

Hosted by HR Gender Policy and Academic Forum (Tilburg University).


When: 08 March 2018 13:00

End date: 08 March 2018 17:00