We aim for a society where science contribution to our planet’s well-being is valued by citizens and where researchers of all genders and backgrounds inspire the young to embrace scientific careers.

BeWiSe's main objectives

  • To support the position of women in science, both in public and private sectors
  • To improve communication among women in the Belgian and European scientific community

How we achieve these objectives

  • Creating a network for support and exchange of information, experience and knowledge
  • Providing an electronic meeting place with easy access for everybody
  • Organising meetings, seminars and workshops
  • Setting up contacts with similar European and international associations
  • Spreading selected news through our Linkedin group and Facebook page

bewise women in science


BeWiSe is a non-profit organisation connecting and supporting female scientists active at universities, research institutes and companies all over Belgium.



BeWiSe supports female scientists and is open to women and anybody else who promotes equal participation of women in science.



BeWiSe wants to achieve gender-equal participation at all levels of science and engineering in the public and private sectors.

BeWiSe encourages

About bewise

Equal opportunities for both women and men to reach the most senior level in sciences

Appropriate actions to achieve equal participation of women in science

Laws and regulations that encourage and sustain increased participation by women in science

Programs for change towards more democratic and participatory systems in science

Measures that facilitate the reconciliation of men's and women's professional and family life

Equal participation of women in decision-making bodies

Who we are

Ann Van der Jeugd


Program Manager of the Leuven Brain Institute

Delphine Laboureur


Associate Professor at von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics

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Greeshma Gowda


PhD researcher, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Liselotte De Ligne


PhD in Bioscience Engineering at Ghent University

Anne Goldberg

GirLS project manager

Ljuba Ponomarev

Mentoring programme manager

Steering Committee

Our steering committee helps us reflect on our achievements and priorities, and represent a diverse community of scientists:

Celestina ArrigoSenior Director Pharmacovigilance QA (retired)
Luc GeurtsProfessor at KU Leuven
Patricia LampensAstronomer at the Royal Observatory of Belgium
Chiara MagnaniScientific consultant at Leyton, material sciences
Carole Paleco
International relations/project liaison officer at Royal Institute of natural Science
Tatjana Parac-VogtFull professor of chemistry at KU Leuven
Serena TorcasioPost-doctoral research associate at UMons
Bart VermangProfessor at UHasselt and imec

Become a member

BeWiSe is open to everyone working or having worked at all levels in science and engineering in the public and private sectors and to individuals who promote equal participation of women in science.

By becoming an affiliated member of BeWiSe, you can access the mentoring programme, shape our future during the General Assemblies and take part in special events like Lunch & Learn and Going for Leadership.

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