Female professors from the present and the future

Role models are key to inspiring the next generation. Fifteen female professors therefore celebrated International Women’s Day with girls aged between 12 and 16. Because although the number of women at the (academic) top is increasing, we’re not there yet.

All of the Leiden professors who were appointed with a Westerdijk grant last year were invited to a celebration to mark International Women’s Day on Friday 8 March. They were asked to bring along a girl aged between 12 and 16. Daughters, neighbours, daughters’ friends, friends’ daughters… alongside the 15 professors, 12 girls joined in the celebration at the Academy Building. Our board member, Prof. dr. Martina Vijver was also there!

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