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It's time to announce the extraordinary finalists for the inaugural Fe+male Tech Heroes Awards. These outstanding individuals and organizations have not only raised the bar in the tech industry, but have also demonstrated an unwavering commitment to gender equality and diversity.

After careful consideration and review, we selected 34 finalists from more than 320 nominations who have demonstrated a commitment to pushing boundaries and making a difference in the world of technology. These finalists represent a diverse range of talents, backgrounds and initiatives that embody the spirit of innovation and inclusion. 

Fe+male Tech Heroes Awards Show

  • Date: Thursday 9 November 
  • Time: 19.00 - 22.00
  • Location: Conference Center, High Tech Campus Eindhoven
  • Dress code: Red Carpet Ready

During the Awards Show, our esteemed jury members will announce one winner per category! 

1695284722960Jury members from left to right: Maarten Steinbuch (TU/e), Moyra McManus (ASML), Clara Otero Perez (NXP), Brigit van Dijk (BOM), Judith Heikoop (Entrepreneur), Monika Hoekstra (NXTGEN HIGHTECH), John Bell (HighTechXL).

Be sure to get your tickets today for what promises to be a memorable evening, one that will leave a lasting impression on everyone in attendance, not just the nominees. 

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Without further ado, let's meet some of the remarkable finalists in each of our four categories.


Female Tech Hero Award:

  • Pauline van Dongen, Designer and researcher in fashion and technology at TU/e and Holst Centre, among others
  • Dewi van de Vyver, Co-founder and CEO of EFFEX 
  • Carmen van Vilsteren, Chair Topsector Life Sciences & Health and Director of e/MTIC
  • Christine Brown, Sr. Director, Development & Engineering at ASML
  • Ella Hueting, Director Fontys School of Engineering 
  • Monique Sommer, Manager Engineering at Demcon Advanced Mechatronics
  • Ingrid Tappin, Founder & Director Diverse Leaders in Tech, powered by Techleap
  • Manon Pijnenburg, Marketing Manager & Co-Owner at AAE 
  • Yolanda van Dinther, Director Software Development at Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Beatrix Bos, Project Manager & Impact Creator at Carbyon 


Hidden Gem Award

  • Laura Janssen, Tech Lead Digital Platform at Rabobank
  • Monique Mols, Head of Media Relations at ASML
  • Amrita Singh, Sr. Research and Development Engineer at SMART Photonics
  • Antonia Tiplea-Serban, Team Captain at CORE
  • Fatemeh Jahanmard, Research and Development Manager at Gilbert Technologies
  • Anitha, Co-founder & CTO at Senergetics
  • Evelyn Pacitti, Burnout Resiliency Coach in Tech, Measurable Wellness
  • Katarzyna Garstka, Senior Manager Organizational Excellence at Signify
  • Harmke de Groot, Director D&E Electronics Development EUV Scanner at ASML
  • Ymke de Jong, Data&AI Strategy Program Manager at Philips


Male Ally Award

  • Alex Tavassoli, Founder and Chief Product Officer at Enliven
  • Arnaud Hubaux, Senior Product Manager DUV Installed Base at ASML
  • Hamed Sadeghian, CEO at Nearfield Instruments
  • Hein Vos, Regional Sales Manager at FAULHABER Benelux 
  • Lin Kiat Yap, Executive Vice President Head of Customer Support at ASML
  • Dirkjan Hupkes, Founder True Story Company 
  • Fabio Bambang Oetomo, CEO & Founder at Bambi Medical 
  • Ed Heerschap, Program Coordinator Living In at Gemeente Eindhoven
  • Stefan van Duin, VC investor in tech & diversity at Borski Fund
  • Sjoerd Mentink, Program Manager Public-Private Partnerships at Philips


Corporate Inclusion Award (company) 

  • NXP
  • inPhocal
  • LUMO Labs
  • Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)


Tickets for the Fe+male Tech Heroes Awards Show are €15, which you can buy here! Get ready for a spectacular show that goes beyond the nominees – it's a magical networking party that promises to be an unforgettable experience. And to top it off, Boom Chicago's talented hosts will lead us through an evening of non-stop fun!

Join us as we recognize and celebrate the incredible achievements of the tech heroes who are shaping the future!