Women in ICT Sharing Experiences

WISE Networking Events
Our WISE Networking Events are set up to exchange experiences and contacts with talented women in ICT. We provide a luxurious and healthy breakfast or lunch and a fantastic speaker(s) in a highly interactive concept.

The kick off WISE Breakfast Network Event in June 2012 featured Prof. Pattie Maes, who was honored by the World Economic Forum with the title "Global Leader for Tomorrow. Pattie Maes is an associate professor in MIT's Program in Media Arts and Sciences. She founded and directs the Media Lab's Fluid Interfaces group which focuses on designing novel interfaces for making digital information more seamlessly accessible and more integrated in our physical surroundings. She is a regular keynote speaker at conferences such as TED.


Next WISE Lunch Networking Event: May 31 2013, Brussels “Career Coach” – build a successful career in ICT”

Our next lunch event is dedicated to women’s careers.

Women in ICT know what it’s like to be in a minority position.
However this hasn’t stopped many to build a great career and deliver important contributions to their companies.

Recent research in the Netherlands reveals that CIO’s acknowledge that female CIOs bring in more collaboration, creativity and innovation.
And that there are too few female CIO’s, because women don’t climb the technical career ladder leading up to CIO positions.

Women can change the face of ICT. If they are attracted to the industry, and if they develop successful career strategies to thrive in (still) a masculine culture.


Guest speakers: 5 Leading ICT Ladies

  • Christel Verschaeren (IBM, winner of AXA JUMP WoMen@Work Award 2012)
  • Sabine Everaet (Coca Cola Enterprises, CIO of the Year 2012)
  • Martine Tempels (Telenet, ICT Woman of the Year 2012)
  • Rita Verreydt (CEO Uptime Group Cronos Dimani)
  • Ada Sekirin (Vice President Business & Decision & ICT Woman of the Year 2013)

Sponsors :

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  1. Who can attend
  2. Practical Info

Who can attend

  • Talented women in ICT (working in ICT companies or in ICT position),
  • who are interested in sharing experiences,
  • listening to inspirational speaker and networking.

Practical Info

Price: 150 euro (excl. VAT)
Date: May 31, 2013
Place: Golden Tulip Brussels Airport

  • 11.30   Networking Apéro
  • 12.00   Career Coach Panel with Leading ICT Ladies
  • 12.40   Lunch with Leading ICT Ladies
  • 13.40   Networking Coffee
  • 14.00   End