Time's up: Women in STEM Wanted Event!

  • 21 Mar 2019
  • 18:30 - 21:00
  • Thon Hotel Bristol Stephanie (Avenue Louise 91-93, 1050 Brussels)

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Time's up: Women in STEM Wanted Event!  


PWI STEAM Programme

PWI STEAM program offers a programme to support your career progression in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics sectors with the mission to inform on the latest STEAM trends and to support STEAM women in their careers.

Are you an entrepreneur or/and a STEAM woman? Does your company employ women in STEAM? Would you like to understand the current situation for women in STEAM in Brussels and what the city is doing to support women in these fields?

Come and join us! Loubna Azghoud is the face of the Brussels Women in Tech Platform and she will share with you the latest trends and opportunities for Women who work in STEAM fields or would like to transition into a STEAM entrepreneur career.

About Loubna Azghoud

Born in 1979 in Brussels, Loubna Azghoud has a somewhat "disruptive" & "diverse" career. As a graduate nurse, she worked in clinical research at Pfizer and at the Saint-Luc Cancer Center. While she was in charge of a creche, she obtained her Master in Economic and Social Political Science. She then worked in various ministerial offices at regional and federal level before being responsible for the female entrepreneurship strategy at hub.brussels (http://hub.brussels) and coordinating the Women In Tech platform (www.facebook.com/WomeninTech.Brussels) in Brussels. She was hired by Brussels City in order to support actions towards more diversity and more women in the STEM Brussels landscapes (Women in Tech). The Women in Tech Platform is a Brussels city initiative and the first women platform to empower them in Tech and Innovation.

What will Loubna cover?

It is quite difficult to depict the current statistical picture of Women working or graduating in STEM fields in Belgium, but Women in Tech recently completed a study about this topic for Brussels City. In Belgium, only 25% of the STEM graduates are women. This places our country at the very end of the tail in terms of STEM gender diversity in Europe.

Loubna will speak about the study results as well the reasons why only very few women get into STEM or remain in this career track.

What role have women played in STEM along history? We easily take Marie Curie or Sheryl Sandberg as role models but there are so many more women who made the STEM history… Should women then be more entrepreneurial in this field? Loubna will expose what Brussels city has done to support Women in STEM with a particular focus on ICT.  

Her talk will be followed by the speech of one of the Belgian STEM role models that were unveiled by Brussels City.

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If you have any questions on the event please contact:
Claire (steam@pwi.be) | Events Team (events@pwi.be)

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