Je bent hier: Evenementen / Fe+male Tech Heroes Conference 2023: "Dare to Grow"

Technology Event
Fe+male Tech Heroes


Taal: English
Datum: 16 May 2023
Tijd: 08:30 - 18:30
Toegangsprijs: 30


Conference Center, High Tech Campus Eindhoven

Registreer Nu

Get ready to be inspired and empowered at the fourth annual Fe+male Tech Heroes conference! Join us on May 16th at the High Tech Campus Eindhoven for a day of exciting discussions and networking opportunities. This year's theme is all about pushing boundaries and reaching new heights - it's time to Dare to Grow! We can't wait to see you there. 

Join us at this year's Fe+male Tech Heroes Conference, where we'll be focusing on four key sub-themes: leadership, technology, career growth, and allyship. Our speakers will provide valuable insights through keynote speeches, interactive panel discussions, and breakout sessions. In addition to learning from successful innovators in tech and gaining valuable insights to advance your own career in the field, you'll have the opportunity to network with peers and industry professionals, exchange ideas, and build a supportive community.

Tuesday May 16th
09.00 - 18:00
Conference Center, High Tech Campus Eindhoven (Located at HTC 1B on the Campus Map)

The event is open to anyone who shares our passion for gender equality and diversity in tech, whether you're a seasoned professional, curious student, or just starting out in the field.

By attending our conference, you not only gain benefits for yourself, but you also contribute to a worthy cause. We donate 75% of ticket sales to VHTO - a Dutch foundation and Expertise Center that actively champions and empowers Gender Diversity in STEM, Engineering, and IT.

  • Regular tickets: 30 euros (excluding Eventbrite costs).
  • Student tickets: 15 euros (excluding Eventbrite costs). To receive the discount code, please email us at

Don't miss out on this chance to grow, learn, network, and make a difference! Get your tickets here!


08.30 Walk in  

Conference Center, High Tech Campus Eindhoven

09.30 Opening

Fe+male Tech Heroes founders Ingelou Stol and Hilde de Vocht 

09.45 Interview "Gender Bias in Education: Thomas Chose Tech, Anouk Could Not"

Sahar Yadegari, Director VHTO (Expertise Center for Gender Diversity in STEM, Engineering, and IT)      


10.00 Keynote "She Who Dares, Wins: Women Leading Fearlessly in Tech” 

Lori Glover, Managing Director, Global Strategic Alliances, MIT Computer Science Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. 

Lori Glover leads global partnerships and alliances for MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL), which has over 1300 people and covers all aspects of CS and AI. She oversees corporate engagement, research initiatives, start-ups, professional development programs, and talent acquisition for CSAIL. She is also the Executive Director of several initiatives at MIT, including the Future of Data, Trust and Policy Initiative and MachineLearningApplications@CSAIL. Lori is a recognized expert in building successful industry-academic partnerships and speaks at conferences worldwide. She holds a Juris Doctor and has practiced law as a member of the bar in both Massachusetts and Florida.

10.30 Panel "How Collaborative Leadership is Reshaping Business”  

  • Karin Middelburg, Vice President HR for Philips in the Netherlands and Western Europe
  • Marian Spier, Founder FEM-START  
  • Janneke Niessen, Founding Partner at VC fund CapitalT   
  • Sandra Doreleijers, Head of Women’s Football PSV   

11.15 Keynote "The bumpy road: from engineering student towards tech startup" 

Dan Jing Wu, CEO and Co-Founder VivArt-X, Post-Doctoral Researcher 

What do you want to be when you grow up? A question that everyone encounters. Actually it's possible to become anything you want, even outside the borders of your education. Dan Jing Wu received her PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering and is building on the startup VivArt-X ever since, with the mission to help breastcancer patients with an efficient reconstructive surgery. Next to that she is a science communicator and co-founder of a Dutch fashionlabel NOYA NOIR. The road she never envisioned as an engineering student... 

11.45 Break

Foyer, Conference Center

12.15 Tech Breakouts

1. Spectral Sensors: seeing the invisible  
Kaylee Hakkel, Operations Director of MantiSpectra  
2. Using data science to create value added service  
Diana Mäkel, Innovation Lead Digital Services at Thermo Fisher Scientific  
3. Personalized medicine is the future that 3D printing can enable  
Jayeeta Sengupta,
Ph.D. Program Manager & Senior Consultant at TNO, 3D Food and Pharma Printing
4. Targeting the Undruggable: Using molecular glues against cancer and beyond  
Loes Stevers, Sr. Scientist Biochemistry at Ambagon Therapeutics   
5. Choices And Challenges For The Development Of Wearable Medical Devices    
Shavini Stuart, PhD. System Integrator, Wearables at Holst Centre, TNO
6. Panel: Navigating the Intersection of Deep Tech and Social Responsibility in Venture Building  
Esther Peeks, Team Dynamics and HR at HighTechXL 

Read more about the Tech Breakouts here.

12.45 Lunch Break

Foyer, Conference Center

14.00 Career Breakouts 

1. Break the Cycle of Exhaustion  
Evelyn Pacitti, burnout resiliency coach at Measurable Wellness 
2. Breaking Free from Imposter Syndrome and Perfectionism  
Kim Raaijmakers, expert-executive leadership coach 
3. Give your confidence that boost!  
Jacinta Hall, founder and coach at Betty Jo, IT-trainer 
4. Equality and a self-guide for (bi cultural) women in a man's world
Leila Prnjavorac, presenter, speaker and guest lecturer on gender equality, human rights, and diversity 
5. Ignite the Power of your Presence   
Francisca Dias, International Image Consultant and Executive Presence Coach 
6. Inspiring the next generation: how to be an effective role model for girls in STEM?  
Sahar Yadegari, Director VHTO (Expertise center for gender diversity in STEM, engineering and IT) 
7. Dare to Grow! Build a career portfolio instead of a career path 
Moyra McManus, Director, Innovation Technologist, Source and Procure ASML     
Farideh Heidari Bergmann, CS DUV Quality Program Manager at ASML  
Wendy Gehoel, HR Business Partner on Leadership and High Performing Teams at ASML 

Read more about the Career Breakouts here.

15.00 Break

Foyer, Conference Center

15.30 Keynote "Unleashing Your Potential: Strategies for Excelling in a High Impact Career" 

Kimberly Fuqua, Global Diversity and Inclusion Advocate, Managing Director Customer Success at Microsoft  

Join us for an insightful talk on how to boost your career success by leveraging the power of active listening, positive energy, and emotional agility. With more than 25 years in the tech industry, Kim will share personal examples, practical insights, and research-based evidence to demonstrate how these skills can help you build stronger relationships, make better decisions, and overcome challenges in the workplace. By adopting these strategies, you can become a more effective communicator, problem-solver, and leader, driving greater success and fulfillment in your career. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from an expert and take your career to the next level!

16.00 Panel "Breaking Stereotypes: Men as Allies in Tech”   

  • Johan Feenstra, CEO of SMART Photonics 
  • Marco Pieters, Executive Vice President Business Line Applications at ASML
  • Andy Lurling, Founding Partner of LUMO Labs    
  • Ed Heerschap, Coordinator for Holland Expat Center's Living In Program 

16.45 Closing

17.00 Drinks and networking 

18.30 End

Blijf op de hoogte van de laatste inzichten, nieuws & events.

Abonneer op onze tweewekelijkse nieuwsbrief