The women's network DEWIS aims to create equal opportunities and promote an inclusive and better working climate for female academic staff at TU Delft.

The network provides a platform for every TU Delft staff member who is interested in gender and diversity-conscious policy. And DEWIS is a sounding  board for the Executive Board and the HR department and can provide advice and unsolicited advice.

Are you a TU Delft employee and would you like to know more about the network? Go to the TU Delft Intranet and log in with your NetID. Or contact the board via

Upcoming events

13 December 2019 12:45 till 13:45

TU Delft Purple Friday 2019

TU Delft Purple Friday 2019 13 December 2019 12:45 till 13:45 - Location: Multiple locations You are warmly invited to celebrate Purple Friday on the TU Delft campus on Friday, December 13 th . The message is ‘bring your straight ally’: everyone is welcome. TU Delft is committed to diversity and inclusion – anyone who wishes to study or work here deserves to be valued and to feel at home, irrespective of their sexual orientation, gender, age, background or physical disability. This ensures that everyone can perform to the best of their ability. On 'Purple Friday' people show their solidarity with young people who are gay, bisexual, lesbian and transgender by wearing purple. In 2010 Purple Friday was organized for the first time in the Netherlands. It always takes place at the second Friday of December and is organized by the network of Gay-Straight Alliances (GSA) of the gay interest organization of the COC. The reason for starting Purple Friday was the outcome of a research that showed that at 50% of the educational institutions it is not safe for young people to come out of the closet and that the rate of suicides amongst young gay people is five times higher than amongst heterosexual youngsters. In Delft Purple Friday is being organized by a partnership between True-U, DWH Outsite and the Diversity & Inclusion Office of the TU. Programme During lunch time, between 12.45 and 13.45 o’clock, there will be representitives of True U and DWH Outsite at several faculties near festively decorated standing tables. The locations are at BK, IO, CitG, L&R, EWI, X and the Aula. Also we search for the students and staff members with the most beautiful purple outfits. They will receive a price during the communal coffee ceremony at the Aula at 16.00 o’clock. You can upload pictures of yourself wearing Purple on our Instagram Account; TrueU_Delft and we hope to meet you on december 13th at one of the locations and at the coffee in the Aula!

DEWIS Symposium 2019: Diversity, Creativity and Innovation

Let's Talk Diversity: Coming Out for Who We Are or Who We Want to Be | Aminata Cairo

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