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!
Jury 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.
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)
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!