‘Women are a lot more affected by energy poverty than men,’ says UT researcher Mariëlle Feenstra. In her PhD thesis Gender just energy policy – engendering the energy transition in Europe, which she defended on Friday, she looks into differences between women and men in their access to and use of energy services.
Covid-19 entails unprecedented challenges across demographics - but what about female academics? At yesterday’s International Day Of Women and Girls In Science, the Female Faculty Network Twente organized a roundtable discussion to inspect the pandemic’s impact on gender inequalities at the UT.
Having a gender policy is one thing, but having the attitude to have a more equal workforce is another. The ‘Is he or she?’ workshop at the DesignLab last Friday aimed to come up with solutions to solidify company policy on gender equality in the workspace.
‘Is He or She?’ That is the name of an event held on Friday in DesignLab. This brainstorm is organized by UT students to support the HeForShe campaign by UN Women and to galvanize corporate diversity.
Female Faculty Network Twente (FFNT) organized its annual New Year’s Breakfast today to reflect on FFNT activities held in 2017 and to present the network’s plans for the coming year.
‘We plan to include the UT's management team in our activities more, so we can help each other and reach our common goal: to support female academics and make the university an attractive place in terms of gender equality,’ says Vanessa Magnanimo, the new chair of FFNT (Female Faculty Network Twente).
‘After I separated from my wife and became a single father, I wanted to be very involved with my daughter, but I found that the society wasn’t comfortable with me in this role. Based on that, my PhD work shifted towards understanding this experience, why is it challenging for men to play the nurturing role with their kids and what it means to be a father,’ says Jeff St. John, who recently received his PhD degree at the UT.