Lookback International Women’s Day 2023: #EmbraceEquity
On International Women’s Day 2023 we have had a very delightful event with music, an ‘omdenken show’ and a panel dialogue. We hope all participants had a very inspiring and entertaining afternoon.
Rob Mudde, Vice-President of the TU Delft, made clear in his speech that trust, dialogue and social safety are key to equity.
“Although progress has been made we do need to feel a sense of urgency”, said Pravesha Ramsundersingh, member of the Faculty Student Counsil of the faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics & Computer Science. “Small steps are not enough.” Rob: “I think in general, we should strive to become a more welcoming, less judgemental, more trusting organisation. Such a culture will foster a working environment where people feel valued, safe, and empowered.”
We have passed the stage of ‘fixing the women’ and we know that next to personal development we need structural and cultural changes. However personal development stays important and not only for women but also for men, like adopting aspects of feminine leadership, as Caspar Chorus, Dean of the faculty of Industrial Design, suggested.
Merel Vercammen and Dina Ivanova played exquisite music composed by great women, like Lili Boulanger. More information about Merel and Dina can be found here.
The ‘omdenken’ show was an ultimate mix of theatre, cabaret and performance where we practiced looking at reality differently.
For International Women's Day and beyond, let's all fully #EmbraceEquity..
We hope to see you and many more colleagues and students next year!