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Talent day for female scientists

Each three years NWO and the Dutch Network of Women Professors (LNVH) organize Pump Your Career, a special talent and career event for female scientists. This year Pump Your Career takes place on Wednesday 12 December at the Beatrix Theatre in Utrecht.

Pump Your Career – the career event for women in science
Diversity and inclusiveness are indispensable for science. If science wants to be relevant for society then it needs to reflect the various identities and perceptions that exist within society. To boost the careers of female scientists, facilitate their promotion to higher positions, and to generate attention for the various dimensions of diversity and inclusiveness, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and the Dutch Network of Women Professors (LNVH) organize Pump Your Career. Women working in (applied) science (PhDs, postdocs, assistant, associate and full professors), policy officers and policy makers with respect to gender diversity are very welcome.

Pump your Career is the place to be to gain inspiration and refine your skills during workshops, lectures and meet & greets. And of course there will be plenty of opportunity to network with each other. During this day the Monitor Vrouwelijke Hoogleraren 2018 will also be presented.

This year Pump Your Career takes place on Wednesday 12 December at the Beatrix Theatre in Utrecht.

Programme

Time
Area
Workshop
09:00
Foyer
Reception

09:00 - 09:45

10:00
Theatre
Plenary opening and presentation monitor

10:00 - 11:00

11:15
TBD
Mediatraining

11:15 - 13:00

Every now and then it might happen to you. You’ll meet a journalist with a mic. OK, they might have a camera as well, which is even more frightening. In a few seconds you should deliver your impressive quote and talk passionately about your research in a personal, authentic and reliable way. In this training you’ll learn to do just that. With pleasure! You’ll learn a strategy how to tell your story and the important facts of your research field in a short and simple way. It’s all about keeping control. The journalist will love it. Take your chance meeting them!

Workshop leader: Machteld Kooij (Target group: early, mid, and advanced career)
11:15
TBD
Inspiration session: Leadership en alternative career paths

11:15 - 12:00

Success comes in many different shapes, both inside and outside of academia. In this session, a panel of successful women from different branches will reflect on their career paths so far. How did they create their own path to success? What obstacles did they face and who were their role models? What are their thoughts on leadership and how do they see the future of leadership, on a personal level and in general?

Iman Eddini is a Human Resources professional with extensive international experience. Her current job role is Global HR Director at Rabobank. Previous positions include HR director/manager at HEMA, KPN and MediaMarkt.

Annetje Ottow worked as a lawyer in private practice for many years before switching to academia. Currently, she is vice president of the Executive Board of Utrecht University and professor Public Economic Law.

Marileen Dogterom is professor of Bionanoscience at Delft University of Technology and one of the most important researchers of biophysics in the Netherlands. She is a member of KNAW and a VICI laureate. In 2018, she received one of the four prestigious Spinoza Prizes.

Workshop leader: Iman Eddini, Annetje Ottow and Marileen Dogterom
11:15
Lounge: M&G 1st floor
Round table VAWO

11:15 - 15:45

At Pump Your Career, you will be able to meet VAWO, a trade union that supports employees in the academic world. You can find them at the first floor throughout the day.

11:15
Lounge: M&G 1st floor
Round table – LNVH-board and UHD sounding board

11:15 - 15:45

The LNVH board is very excited to meet you at Pump Your Career. Stop by to let the board know what you think LNVH should do to level out the academic playing field and to further decrease gender inequality. Members of the UHD sounding board will explain about how they are working together with the LNVH board.

Workshop leader: LNVH
11:15
TBD
Effective personal presentation and the power of subconscious influence

11:15 - 13:00

Get the best out of your business performance and discover the power of subconscious influence during the workshop of Zabeth van Veen. About profiling, credibility, prejudice, visibility and everything this has to do with your contact with students, stakeholders, sponsoring and colleagues. Zabeth translates scientific theories into daily practice, giving clear insights that you can apply immediately. They will intrinsically motivate you to put everything that is yours even more effectively on the map.

Workshop leader: Zabeth van Veen (Target group: early, mid, and advanced career)
11:15
TBD
Valorization

11:15 - 13:00

We believe in the value of science for society! Valorization (societal impact) basically just refers to the way we secure the translation from academic knowledge towards societal value. Usually, there is some distance between the society and the academic research. In this workshop of IDfuse, we will help you to make the translation from academic research towards concrete societal value. Our methodology helps to search for problems of organizations and people within these organizations that can benefit from your research. By helping people outside academia to (partly) solve their problems, we make sure that we maximize the societal value of your research.

Workshop leader: IDFuse (Targret group: early career)
11:15
TBD
#IamRemarkable | Self Promotion Skills

11:15 - 13:00

#IamRemarkable strives to empower women and underrepresented groups to speak openly about their accomplishments in the workplace and promote themselves in front of peers and management, thereby breaking modesty norms and glass ceilings. This workshop will give all attendees an understanding of why self promotion is so important in their careers and give them the tools to start developing this skill.

Workshop leader: Gabrielle Snijder (Google) (Target group: early and mid career)
11:15
TBD
Help Wanted! What does it take to reach and attract new coworkers?

11:15 - 13:00

Congratulations. You, or your team, have received the funds to hire a new team member. Do you simply look up an old vacancy and forward it to the HR department? Do you have somebody in mind but not sure how to get them hired the proper way? In this session we will cover best practices in recruitment in Academia. What makes a good job description and how do you reach the right people? We will give you pointers to make sure your recruitment efforts will yield the best possible candidate while also adhering to legislation and funder requirements.

Workshop leader: Alex den Haan (AcademicTransfer) (Target group: mid and advanced career)
11:15
TBD
Stratego

11:15 - 13:00

The workshop ‘Stratego’ is designed for ambitious women in complex work situations, who are on their way to higher (management) positions and want to increase their influence. In this workshop you get more insight in your field of influence and what you can do to expand it. Which levels and types of power are there and are you able to switch between the different kinds of power to reach your goal in an authentic way? You also become more aware of the strategic qualities you and your fellow participants already have and how to enhance your own range of opportunities. We will shortly look at the (un)written rules, the mindset and the ranking mechanism, but more importantly you will bring your own field of influence into view and discuss where there are possibilities you didn’t see or dare to try before. The goal is to enlarge your field of influence by creating more different perspectives.

Workshop leader: Dione van der Heiden (Outonoom) (Target group: mid and advanced career)
11:15
TBD
Successful grant writing

11:15 - 13:00

How do you stand out when there is so much competition to obtain a grant? Grant proposals are nothing less but a quotation. It has to provide a solution for an existing problem in society/science. It is therefore necessary to focus on the essence (your aim) and on the quality of the deliverables at the end of the project. Saying more while saying (writing) less is crucial for successful grant applications. During this workshop you will learn to write a structured, concise and clear text conveying your enthusiasm and scientific quality. You will learn how to balance between peer and non-peer readers of your proposal. At the end of the workshop you will know how to write a structured text, how to put your scientific proposal in an improved “sales” perspective and how to write reader friendly and convincing text in a clear and concise way. You will also know which criteria are important for a grant  proposal and what referees are looking for.

Workshop leader: Ellis Vyth (Mennen Training & Consultancy) (Target group: early and mid career)
11:15
TBD
How to take position as a leader

11:15 - 13:00

At a certain moment in your scientific career you have to face leading others. This raises the question: How do you create a safe environment where your team members are motivated and blossom to their full potential? What are the do’s and don’ts for a leader to create an atmosphere where people cooperate instead of being a collection of ‘islands’? And how do you make sure that team members take their own responsibility rather than you doing all the work? In other words: what is necessary from a leader to create a successful team? During this workshop you will experience how it is to stand in front of a group and take the lead. You will learn how to avoid energy drains and recognise ineffective leadership behaviour that may be detrimental for both your team members and yourself. At the end of the workshop you will know how to create a team ambiance where there is enough trust, room for feedback and growth, while being an inspiring leader.

Workshop leader: Roel Breuls (Center for Academic Leadership) (Target group: mid and advanced career)
11:15
TBD
Finding more balance & energy in academia

11:15 - 13:00

Publication pressure, getting funding, heavy teaching load and uncertainty about contracts and career opportunities. These competing demands on your time, effort and energy make finding balance and feeling energetic challenging in Academia. In this workshop you will learn why time management or becoming more efficient will not help you. The workshop will give you a new perspective on what it takes to feel more balanced and energetic while being effective at the same time. And you will learn practical tools you can put to use in your daily life immediately!

Workshop leader: Samula Mescher (Target group: early, mid and advanced career)
11:15
Information session – HR advisors

11:15 - 15:45

For all your HR-related questions, we have invited several HR advisors. Topics could include: maternity leave, tenure track structures, etc. You can find them at the first floor throughout the day.

11:15
TBD
Inspiration session: Self-interested, self-confident and competitive. How the exceptionally masculine occupational stereotype in academia affects women

11:15 - 12:00

One important obstacle for female academics’ career progression is the highly masculine stereotype of what it means to be a successful academic. A recent study that we performed together with LNVH among over 4000 academics in the Netherlands, reveals that the occupational stereotype in academia is dominated by masculine (being self-interested, competitive and performance-oriented) rather than feminine traits (being a good collaborator and nice colleague). In this session we will present the data and discuss how this highly masculine occupational stereotype is a self-fulfilling prophecy that serves to perpetuate the underrepresentation of women in academia.

Belle Derks is full professor of Psychological perspectives on organisational behaviour within institutions at the department of Social and Organisational Psychology at Utrecht University. Her research focuses on psychological (motivation, self-esteem), physiological (cardiovascular) and neural (EEG/ERP) consequences of the stereotyping that women and ethnic minorities face in work- and educational settings. For her research she acquired several research grants, such as the NWO VENI (2008) and NWO VIDI (2015). Since 2018 she is chairperson of the Young Academy (the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences).

Ruth van Veelen is a Post Doc at the department of Social, Health and Organisational Psychology (SHOP) at Utrecht University. Her research focuses on social identity development and diversity. For example, in her post doc project she studies how men and women deal with gender inequality at work, what context factors contribute to the (in)compatibility between gender and career identity in organisations, and how this may affect professional development.

Workshop leader: Belle derks and Ruth van Veelen
11:15
TBD
Constructive communication & collaboration in diverse teams

11:15 - 13:00

Effective collaboration is a vital condition for team success. But good collaboration does not happen by itself. Many difficulties stem from differences in personalities, communication styles, interests and perspectives. This workshop focuses on how to identify and handle those difficulties. The workshop offers a practical introduction to professionals who recognize the importance of collaboration skills, and are ready to extend the range of options they can choose from, when faced with “difficult team members”.

  • be aware of your preferred way of communicating and handling conflicts in a team setting
  • be attentive to what response your behavior may cause in other team members
  • see the range of options you have when the team is faced with conflict situations
Workshop leader: Susanne Maris (Maris et al.) (Target group: early, mid and advanced career)
11:15
TBD
Scientific Storytelling

11:15 - 13:00

For weeks, months, years you work in the lab, you analyze your data and you edit your scientific publication. Then, one day, you are at a university reception. You tell the rector what you do and he responds with “Gosh, interesting. Have you already tasted the bitterballen?” What would happen if you pointed to his wine glass and said: “Let me tell you a story. Look at that glass. That’s like a neutron star…”

After this workshop Scientific Storytelling you can tell a story to the chairman of the board, to the secretary of state and to the evaluation committee in an interesting and understandable way. The skills are also very useful if you write a grant proposal, give a lecture to colleagues or talk to journalists.

The workshop combines techniques from improv theater with science communication. During the workshop you will learn how to associate smartly, what the ingredients of a good story are and how you can create suspense. In short, you learn to tell, seduce and connect in a fun and playful way.

The trainers

David Redeker and Marloes ten Kate have been telling stories about science for years. David writes and advises. Marloes presents and makes video and TV. Both are improvisation actors who know how to tell an exciting story about science.

Workshop leader: David Redeker & Marloes ten Kate
12:15
TBD
Inspiration session: Creating safe spaces and safe environments

12:15 - 13:00

For years, LNVH has been hearing about the deliberate obstruction of scientists’ careers. This includes: stealing data, unjustified authorships, subordinating people in assigning management and research tasks, intentional discrediting or making others invisible for e.g. committees, influencing the work environment negatively, frustrating research processes et cetera. We define these obstructions in doing science as ‘Scientific Harassment’. To gain more insight in this concept, an exploratory qualitative research is commissioned, in which experiences from female researchers were collected. We ask a panel of experts to reflect on the power differences and hierarchies in Dutch academia – not only in a m/f-context, but also in other contexts. If academia is committed to providing an inclusive work environment, what are necessary conditions and actions of such a commitment?

Workshop leader: -
12:15
TBD
Inspiration session: Meet&greet

12:15 - 13:00

Feel free to connect with speakers and panelists of the inspiration sessions! You can further discuss issues raised during the sessions and ask all the questions you think remained unanswered. You’re also invited to ask the researchers about their career and other activities, and the best advice they have for female researchers. Of course it’s also possible to join the meet&greet and connect with certain speakers without participating in the particular session.

In this meet&greet it is possible to meet the speakers of the inspiration session of 11:15 – 12:00.

Workshop leader: -
13:00
Foyer
Lunch

13:00 - 13:45

14:00
TBD
Cold Hands, Warm Heart’ – A media training with pressure and passion!

14:00 - 15:45

Every now and then it might happen to you. You’ll meet a journalist with a mic. OK, they might have a camera as well, which is even more frightening. In a few seconds you should deliver your impressive quote and talk passionately about your research in a personal, authentic and reliable way. In this training you’ll learn to do just that. With pleasure! You’ll learn a strategy how to tell your story and the important facts of your research field in a short and simple way. It’s all about keeping control. The journalist will love it. Take your chance meeting them!

Workshop leader: Machteld Kooij (Target group: early, mid, and advanced career)
14:00
TBD
Valorization

14:00 - 15:45

We believe in the value of science for society! Valorization (societal impact) basically just refers to the way we secure the translation from academic knowledge towards societal value. Usually, there is some distance between the society and the academic research. In this workshop of IDfuse, we will help you to make the translation from academic research towards concrete societal value. Our methodology helps to search for problems of organizations and people within these organizations that can benefit from your research. By helping people outside academia to (partly) solve their problems, we make sure that we maximize the societal value of your research.

Workshop leader: IDFuse (Targret group: early career)
14:00
TBD
#IamRemarkable | Self Promotion Skills

14:00 - 15:45

#IamRemarkable strives to empower women and underrepresented groups to speak openly about their accomplishments in the workplace and promote themselves in front of peers and management, thereby breaking modesty norms and glass ceilings. This workshop will give all attendees an understanding of why self promotion is so important in their careers and offers them the tools to start developing this skill.

Workshop leader: Gabrielle Snijder (Google) (Target group: early and mid career)
14:00
TBD
Finding your way in the career landscape. Entering the job market prepared

14:00 - 15:45

Onwards and/or upwards, at some point in your career it is time to move forward. But what is the best way to discover new opportunities and obtaining a “new challenge”? Is it just a matter of looking for a job or can you make sure jobs will find you? In this session we will talk about several strategies and tools that are available nowadays. Beyond the job boards, we will cover (online) networks and social media. Join us in this interactive session and find out more about your next step in excellence!

Workshop leader: Alex den Haan (AcademicTransfer) (Target group: early career)
14:00
TBD
Stratego

14:00 - 15:45

The workshop ‘Stratego’ is designed for ambitious women in complex work situations, who are on their way to higher (management) positions and want to increase their influence. In this workshop you get more insight in your field of influence and what you can do to expand it. Which levels and types of power are there and are you able to switch between the different kinds of power to reach your goal in an authentic way? You also become more aware of the strategic qualities you and your fellow participants already have and how to enhance your own range of opportunities. We will shortly look at the (un)written rules, the mindset and the ranking mechanism, but more importantly you will bring your own field of influence into view and discuss where there are possibilities you didn’t see or dare to try before. The goal is to enlarge your field of influence by creating more different perspectives.

Workshop leader: Dione van der Heiden (Outonoom) (Target group: mid and advanced career)
14:00
TBD
Succesful grant writing

14:00 - 15:45

How do you stand out when there is so much competition to obtain a grant? Grant proposals are nothing less but a quotation. It has to provide a solution for an existing problem in society/science. It is therefore necessary to focus on the essence (your aim) and on the quality of the deliverables at the end of the project. Saying more while saying (writing) less is crucial for successful grant applications. During this workshop you will learn to write a structured, concise and clear text conveying your enthusiasm and scientific quality. You will learn how to balance between peer and non-peer readers of your proposal. At the end of the workshop you will know how to write a structured text, how to put your scientific proposal in an improved “sales” perspective and how to write reader friendly and convincing text in a clear and concise way. You will also know which criteria are important for a grant  proposal and what referees are looking for.

Workshop leader: Ellis Vyth (Mennen Training & Consultancy) (Target group: early and mid career)
14:00
TBD
How to take position as a leader

14:00 - 15:45

At a certain moment in your scientific career you have to face leading others. This raises the question: How do you create a safe environment where your team members are motivated and blossom to their full potential? What are the do’s and don’ts for a leader to create an atmosphere where people cooperate instead of being a collection of ‘islands’? And how do you make sure that team members take their own responsibility rather than you doing all the work? In other words: what is necessary from a leader to create a successful team? During this workshop you will experience how it is to stand in front of a group and take the lead. You will learn how to avoid energy drains and recognise ineffective leadership behaviour that may be detrimental for both your team members and yourself. At the end of the workshop you will know how to create a team ambiance where there is enough trust, room for feedback and growth, while being an inspiring leader.

Workshop leader: Roel Breuls (Center for Academic Leadership) (Target group: mid and advanced career)
14:00
TBD
Finding more balance & energy in academia

14:00 - 15:45

Publication pressure, getting funding, heavy teaching load and uncertainty about contracts and career opportunities. These competing demands on your time, effort and energy make finding balance and feeling energetic challenging in Academia. In this workshop you will learn why time management or becoming more efficient will not help you. The workshop will give you a new perspective on what it takes to feel more balanced and energetic while being effective at the same time. And you will learn practical tools you can put to use in your daily life immediately!

Workshop leader: Samula Mescher (Target group: early, mid and advanced career)
14:00
TBD
Future of Academia: Young Academies at Dutch Universities

14:00 - 14:45

At more and more universities in the Netherlands, Young Academies are being established. Talented, enthusiastic and ambitious young researchers from all fields and disciplines get together and exchange critical perspectives on academia, policy, and society. These collaboration platforms act as independent organisations for generating ideas and influencing policy makers. Young Academies are organising a variety of activities both within and outside the universities, to strengthen ties between academia and society.

At Pump Your Career, several representatives of Young Academies will introduce you to the Young Academy of their university, the themes they are working on and the way they are putting their ideas on the agenda of the boards and decision makers. What are their ideas and actions in thinking about a diverse and inclusive academic work environment? In addition, the panelists share their thoughts on why supporting or joining a Young Academy could be helpful for your career in academia.

Workshop leader: -
14:00
TBD
Inspiration session: On the road – international mobility

14:00 - 14:45

International research experience is often essential for building up one’s scientific career. Both LNVH as NWO offer programmes to post PhDs to go beyond borders, facilitating a chance for researchers to connect with other research teams and to focus on their ideas. In this session, we will hear from laureates of these programmes, as well as other researchers who planned for a stay abroad. What is their drive for doing research, how did they plan their research stay abroad and how did it benefit their career?

Workshop leader: -
14:00
TBD
Constructive communication & collaboration in diverse teams

14:00 - 15:45

Effective collaboration is a vital condition for team success. But good collaboration does not happen by itself. Many difficulties stem from differences in personalities, communication styles, interests and perspectives. This workshop focuses on how to identify and handle those difficulties. The workshop offers a practical introduction to professionals who recognize the importance of collaboration skills, and are ready to extend the range of options they can choose from, when faced with “difficult team members”.

  • be aware of your preferred way of communicating and handling conflicts in a team setting
  • be attentive to what response your behavior may cause in other team members
  • see the range of options you have when the team is faced with conflict situations
Workshop leader: Susanne Maris (Maris et al.) (Target group: early, mid and advanced career)
14:00
TBD
Scientific Storytelling

14:00 - 15:45

For weeks, months, years you work in the lab, you analyze your data and you edit your scientific publication. Then, one day, you are at a university reception. You tell the rector what you do and he responds with “Gosh, interesting. Have you already tasted the bitterballen?” What would happen if you pointed to his wine glass and said: “Let me tell you a story. Look at that glass. That’s like a neutron star…”

After this workshop Scientific Storytelling you can tell a story to the chairman of the board, to the secretary of state and to the evaluation committee in an interesting and understandable way. The skills are also very useful if you write a grant proposal, give a lecture to colleagues or talk to journalists.

The workshop combines techniques from improv theater with science communication. During the workshop you will learn how to associate smartly, what the ingredients of a good story are and how you can create suspense. In short, you learn to tell, seduce and connect in a fun and playful way.

The trainers
David Redeker and Marloes ten Kate have been telling stories about science for years. David writes and advises. Marloes presents and makes video and TV. Both are improvisation actors who know how to tell an exciting story about science.

Workshop leader: David Redeker & Marloes ten Kate
15:00
TBD
Gendered Innovations

15:00 - 15:45

Fix the numbers – fix the institutions – fix the knowledge. Not only do we need diversity in our research teams and in the university population, we also need diversity in the content of research. ‘Gendered Innovations’ harnesses the creative power of sex and gender analysis for innovation and discovery. Considering gender may add a valuable dimension to research, it may take research in new directions. In this session, Ineke Klinge gives you some examples of Gendered Innovations research, as well as developments in (European) research policy on this theme.

Ineke Klinge chairs the Horizon 2020 Advisory Group for Gender at the European Commission. In 2015 she was visiting professor at the Institute of Gender in Medicine (GiM) at Charité, Berlin. She has a background in biomedical sciences and gender research. As associate professor of Gender Medicine at Maastricht University (1998-2014) her work focused on innovation of methodologies for biomedical and health research. Since 2000 she has coordinated many EU projects of which the most recent one was the Gendered Innovations project together with Londa Schiebinger from Stanford University. This project developed methods of sex and gender analysis for basic and applied research. With Claudia Wiesemann she published the book Sex and Gender in Biomedicine. Theories, Methodologies , Results (University press Göttingen, 2010). She is currently involved in EU projects as f.e. EUGenMed, GenCad, TRIGGER, LIBRA, Gedii and serves on the advisory board of the Institute for Gender and Health (Canada) and the European Institute for Women’s’ Health (EIWH until 2017). She is a member of the Dutch Alliance for Gender & Health that developed a research programme focusing on integration of sex and gender analysis  in health research and -care. This programme received a 4-years funding from the Dutch Ministry of Health in 2016 and she is a member of the programme committee. In October 2017 the Alliance for Gender & Health was transformed into the Dutch Society for Gender & Health of which she is the president.

Workshop leader: Dr. Ineke Klinge
15:00
TBD
Inspiration session: An Older Woman in a Young Men’s World: Doing Longitudinal Research with Gangs in Kenya

15:00 - 15:45

At 44, anthropologist Naomi van Stapele is roughly 20 years older than her research participants. These are all young men who are considered criminals or terrorists by the state and the wider public in Kenya. From an outer perspective, age is but one of many differences between researcher and research participants. During this session, Van Stapele reflects on the in/significances of such imagined differences in the research process and how these play out and are made productive in the context of intersubjective knowledge production. She will also highlight the role of time, sharing time but also working together over longer periods of time, in longitudinal research. This will lead to conclusions on activist scholarship in the ‘neoliberal university’, and to sketches of possible alternatives.

Dr. Naomi van Stapele is an Assistant Professor in Anthropology and Development Studies at the Radboud University in The Netherlands. One of her current research project looks at the role of gangs in countering ‘terrorism’ in Kenya. Another current research projects explores and further develops an innovative research method called community-led research and action (CLRA) together with gang members and (gay, male) sex workers in Kenya to evaluate and adapt the theory of change of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This method builds on participatory action research and combines knowledge collaboration with action and measuring change. In a recently concluded 4-year long research project, she studied economic uncertainty and (experiences of) violence among female and gay male sex workers in Kenya and Ethiopia. Her PhD research explored the role of gender, economic uncertainty and political violence among gangs in Kenya. Her main topics are: Gender, Uncertainty (incl. Precarity, Violence, ‘Radicalisation’ etc.) and Community-led Research and Action. Her main regional expertise is East Africa. Cutting across all these themes is a focus on solidarity practices among and between multiple marginalised groups in highly volatile contexts, and how these groups imagine and develop alternative economic, social and political action.

Workshop leader: Dr. Naomi van Stapele

Location: Beatrix Theater Utrecht

Route and parking

Route
If you are coming by car from the Utrecht ring road, please follow the blue ANWB-signs saying ‘Jaarbeurs’. You could also take a look at the map for the car route.

Parking
When coming to the Beatrix Theater, we advise you to park at P2 or P4.

The parking rate is set at €4,- per hour (or part of an hour) for the first 3 parking hours. From the 4th parking hour onwards the day parking rate of €16,50 will be charged. After 24 hours you will pay per day.

It is also possible to reserve a parking spot. An online reserved parking spot costs €15,50.

More information about parking at Jaarbeurs you’ll find on the page Parking

Park & Ride
Another way to park your car is to use Park & Ride. This is an easy and cheap way to park at the edge of the centre and take public transport to reach your destination. Utrecht has multiple stations with a Park & Ride facility.

Public Transport

Train and bus
Jaarbeurs is located right next to Utrecht Central Station, which makes it really easy to reach by train. Follow the signs ‘Jaarbeursplein’ and look out for the Beatrix Theatre on your right hand side.

Plan your journey with public transport here. On the website of the Dutch train (NS) you can buy a e-ticket, or you can buy a ticket at the train station.

Next to Utrecht Central Station you’ll find the bus station.

By foot
Take a look at the map to find your way from Utrecht Central Station to the Beatrix Theatre (‘Beatrixgebouw’).

Taxi
You’ll find taxistands at the bus stations at ‘Jaarbeurszijde’ and ‘Jaarbeursplein’.

Accessability for disabled persons. 
In and around Jaarbeurs you’ll find facilities for disabled persons. With a disabled parking permit you are allowed to park for free in every Jaarbeurs parking area.

Impaired hearing or sight
Please contact us beforehand to discuss the possibilities.

Speakers

Keynote
Rana Dajani (Molecular biologist at Hashemite University)
Chair and moderator
Sofie van den Enk
Speech: Why diversity matters
Pravini Baboeram (ECHO, Expertise Center for Diversity Policy)
Presentation Women Professors Monitor 2018
Hanneke Takkenberg (LNVH)
Speech
Jaap Schouten (NWO Executive Board)
Reporter
Eveline van Rijswijk

FAQ

About the event

Why the name ‘Pump Your Career’?
Pump Your Career is a talent and career day for female scientists. Participants are motivated to give an extra boost to their career during this day. While we have been organizing this event, the name Pump Your Career has gained great recognition.

To what extent is Pump Your Career focused on diversity?
Pump Your Career is based on the idea that women have the same qualities and capacities for a successful career in science as men, but are still underrepresented. We’d like to broaden our sense of diversity and recognize that within the group of women, there are groups that are even more underrepresented. We also want to discuss other dimensions like ethnicity, LGBTQIA+ and disability. By creating extra opportunities, Pump Your Career wants to contribute to an equal starting point for everyone.

Are men also welcome?
Of course! Although the sessions and speakers are largely aimed at a female audience, Pump Your Career generally focuses on achieving inclusive science with an eye for diversity in the broadest sense of the word. This means that Pump Your Career can be an interesting congress for everyone working in science (researchers, policy staff, communication staff, etc.).

Your registration

How do I register for Pump Your Career?
You can register through the link ‘register’ in the top menu.

Can I register several people at once?
No, each person must be registered separately.

Until what date can I register?
You can register for Pump Your Career until the 10th of December. However, there is a limited number of places available per session. When the maximum capacity is reached, we close the registration of that session.

Your ticket

What is the price of a Pump your Career ticket?
The ticket costs 75 euros.

When will I receive my ticket?
After registration you will receive a confirmation email with your ticket. Please be aware it can take up to 24 hours before you receive your ticket.

What if I did not receive my ticket?
If you’ve waited patiently and did not receive the mail containing the link to your ticket, please send a e-mail to pumpyourcareer@nwo.nl

Help, I’ve lost my ticket!
Can you not find your ticket or the confirmation email in your e-mail? Send a message to pumpyourcareer@nwo.nl We will send your ticket again to the e-mail address known to us.

Do I have to print out my ticket?
You don’t have to: you can show it on your phone or tablet. We’d like to use as less paper as possible to be mindful of the environment.

Is my ticket transferable?
Yes, if you are unable to attend, you can always transfer your ticket to someone else at no extra cost. We ask you to pass on the details – name, position, organization – to the organization via pumpyourcareer@nwo.nl.

Your payment

How do I pay for my ticket?
You can pay directly online via iDEAL or credit card. After registration you will receive an e-mail containing your ticket.

Is it possible to pay by invoice?
Unfortunately it’s not possible to pay by invoice.

Cancellation

Can I cancel for free?
The conditions for canceling are as follows:
· It is possible to transfer your ticket to a colleague at no extra cost. Mail the old and new data – name, position, organization – to pumpyourcareer@nwo.nl
· Is it not possible to transfer your ticket? You can cancel your registration up to 14 days before the congress (Wednesday 28 November). Here we charge € 5, – (excluding VAT) administration costs. After cancellation you will receive a credit invoice with the ticket price minus € 5, – administration costs (excluding VAT). After 28 November we are unfortunately forced to charge all costs
· Always send your cancellation by e-mail.

How do I cancel?
We always ask you to notify us of your cancellation via an e-mail.

Report changes

I want to report a change in my personal data. How do I do this?
If you have an address or name change, please let us know via email and we will change this information for you.

I would prefer to follow another session. Can I change this myself?
No, changing your chosen session (s) on your personal page is not possible. Let us know by e-mail which sessions you would like to change and we will see if that is possible.

Catering

I have dietary restrictions and/or allergies. What do I do?
You can let us know about your allergies in the registration form. At Pump Your Career we serve a vegetarian lunch which also includes sufficient options if you eat vegan or halal.

Facilities

I need a nursing room. Is there a designated room available?
Yes, there will be a separate nursing room (incl. electricity and a fridge) available. You can collect the key for this room at the reception of the Beatrix building and the host will show you where the room is located.

I need a prayer room. Is there a designated room available?
Yes, there will be a separate prayer room available. You can collect the key for this room at the reception of the Beatrix building and the host will show you where the room is located.

Accessibility

I am using a wheelchair. Is the theatre accessible for wheelchair users?
If you (may) need a place for your wheelchair in the theatre, please let us know by email . Moreover, the whole venue is wheelchair accessible.

Contact

If you have any questions or comments about Pump Your Career, do not hesitate to contact us.