We are the Network for Wageningen University Alumni Women (Vrouwennetwerk Wageningse Ingenieurs) with around 350 members. In this Network we aim to stimulate the professional development and personal growth of our members. The Network connects the strength of women, with a BSc, MSc or PhD degree, who feel committed to the life sciences.
Above: meet the board of the VWI: left to right:
Tamar Reijnen, Riti Hermán Mostert, Jelleke de Nooy, Sasja Kamil and Gaby Jansen.
My name is Gudrun Wiesehahn. I am German and married to a German-Colombian. We moved to Wageningen nearly 20 years ago. At that time, our son was 4 months old; recently he began his studies in Nijmegen.
Wageningen is a great place to be, very international and cosmopolitan due to WUR and the many bigger and smaller companies active in the fields of Life Science, Agriculture and Rural Development.
I am agricultural engineer by training, with further specialisation in development economy. My fields of interest are international development and IT. I have worked for international organisations in Rome and Berlin, and more recently for Wageningen based businesses with an international customer and client base. I’m active in volunteer network initiatives in Wageningen, focusing on re-employment and career development.
In the VWI network we want to help expat people to get better connected to social networks and social life in the Netherland and help accompanying partners to start feeling at home in the Netherlands a bit sooner by organising get-togethers of expats. Please contact me, if you are new in Wageningen and looking for contacts and information.
Above: Gudrun Wiesehahn.