We also want to draw attention to examples of measures that help to counteract (the effects of) gender bias in science. We have developed the stamp 'Angels Approved' for this purpose.




May 24, 2020
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TU Eindhoven recruits first 35 top female scientists with Irène Curie Fellowship program

The decision of TU Eindhoven to only recruit women for scientific positions through its Irène…

April 28, 2020
Hester Bijl

Leiden University will appoint first female rector

For the first time since its foundation in 1575, Leiden University will appoint a female Rector…

April 27, 2020
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KNAW on front page of ISC

The International Science Council expressed their appreciation for the approach of the Royal…

November 26, 2019
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Erasmus University launched 25/25 Initiative

To realize that in 2025 at least 25% of the professors is female, Erasmus University Rotterdam…

October 17, 2019
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Measures taken in the US against sexual harassment

Following the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment some promising measures have been taken…

October 11, 2019
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Breastfeeding space and time

According to Dutch law (Arbeidstijdenwet, Voedingsrecht, article 4.8, see here), during the first…

June 26, 2019
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TU Eindhoven is only appointing women through her Irène Curie Fellowship programme

TU Eindhoven will only recruit women through its new Irène Curie Fellowship programme for their…

February 25, 2019
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Athena's Angels thank Isabel Hoving

Athena's Angels thank Isabel Hoving for years of pioneering work as a diversity officer. She was…

June 19, 2018
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Female winners of first Stevin award

Prof. dr. Beatrice de Graaf and prof. dr. Marion Koopmans are the first Stevin Laureates. They each…

March 12, 2018

Film: female academics who changed the world

The story behind the career of female academics is often extraordinary. See the story of some of…

March 08, 2018

Women conquer Senate Chamber Leiden University

Fourteen female professors will be placed in the classic portrait gallery of the Senate Room of…

March 08, 2018

Westerdijk Talent Impulse successful: Netherlands has 100 new female professors

Today on International Women's Day, Minister Ingrid van Engelshoven of OCW (Education, Culture and…

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