Come speed dating with women from the space sector!
On Friday 25 March, girls in the second and third grades of secondary education can get to know women who are active in the space industry. Pitch talks by 4 women who work passionately in the space sector, speed dating with 12 female professionals in groups and the opportunity to visit the exhibition stands afterwards.
Rijschoolstraat 4, 3000 Leuven (entrance also possible via Diestsestraat 49)
9h15: Welcome participants and take place in the room
9h30: Welcome and purpose of this event (Prof. Conny Aerts)
9:40 — 10:15: 5 Pitch talks by 4 women who work with passion in the space sector and briefly tell who they are and what fascinates them on a daily basis
10h15 — 10h30: Pause
10:30 — 11:30: Speed-dating with female professionals. Besides the 4 pitchers, another 12 women will answer all your questions in group discussions, in a cosy and informal “meet & greet” format.
11h30 — 12h: Recording of the Girlpower Pitch video
12:00 – 13:00: Cosy veggie/vegan sandwich lunch free of cost for all ladies@space participants, to discuss the project after the show
Space Science & Technology something for girls? Of course!
The following Ladies@Space will talk to the participants:
Conny Aerts, Professor and Asteroseismologist, Institute of Astronomy, KU Leuven (organiser)
Anik De Groof, Solar Orbiter Science Operations Scientist, European Space Agency (ESA)
Ank De Wilde, Founder & CEO Absolem
Elke D’Huys, Principal Investigator PROBA2/SWAP telescope, Royal Observatory of Belgium
Clio Gielen, Project Coordinator, Institute of Astronomy, KU Leuven
Victoria Jadot, Strategy & Sales Director, Eurosense
Els Knaeps, Project Manager Water & Coast, Remote Sensing, Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO)
Karolien Lefever, Director Communication, Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy (BIRA)
Natalie Leys, Coordinator Space Life Science Research, SCK CEN
Jolien Malfait, PhD student, Institute of Astronomy, KU Leuven
Ils Reusen, Project Manager Water Resources, Remote Sensing, Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO)
Hilde Stenuit, ICE Cubes Business Development, Space Applications
Eleonore Théry, Product Assurance Engineer, OIP Space Solutions
Nadia This, Safety Engineer, ISS Mission Operations Office, European Space Agency (ESA)
Tanja Van Achteren, Project manager AI and Data Science, Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO)
Petra Vanlommel, Space Weather Woman, Royal Observatory of Belgium