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TIDE, Tilburg University Network for Inclusion, Diversity & Equality



Eleni Kosta

Tilburg University is undertaking a series of measures to achieve a more balanced and diverse workforce. An excellent bottom-up initiative to enhance this process is TIDE, the Tilburg University Network for Inclusion, Diversity & Equality. TiU’s Executive Board has festively launched the network.

We first and foremost want to equip academic and support staff with tools that can advance their careers by exchanging knowledge, experience, and contacts. The network aims to have a positive influence on equality, diversity and inclusion politics, policies, and practices at Tilburg University. In particular, we strive for a better representation of women in higher positions.

The network meetings take place three times a year and have two components. There is the substantive component with themes that relate to leadership, confidence, mentoring, prioritizing, visibility, work-life balance, strategic thinking, negotiating, time management, etc. And of course there is the social component: meet one another in an informal way during lunch at Tilburg University’s Faculty Club. In addition, we offer network-related workshops for members.

What roles does the network wish to fulfil?

  • A place to exchange successful strategies, expertise, and experiences
  • A visible and accessible platform where faculty can come to with questions and suggestions
  • A signaling function that serves as input for new policies
  • A partner for the Executive Board for gender and diversity-related affairs

For whom?

We invite both academic and support staff, for we need influencers and decision makers in both the Departments and Divisions to bring about cultural change towards more (gender) equality, diversity, and inclusion. Colleagues with diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds and fellow lgbt workers are also welcome to become members.

Become a member

Become a member to be sure to receive invitations for the yearly 3 or 4 network meetings.