Upcoming Activities

The Digital Leadership Institute Executive Team is actively involved in outreach activities with partners and stakeholders around the world that promote ESTEAM* leadership by girls and women. Find out about upcoming activities below, and please visit our calendar to learn about events organised by DLI.

*Entrepreneurship and Art powered by Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics


24 September 2019 – Geena Davis Institute on Gender and Media Global Symposium (New York):  Ms. Che Miller Van Dÿck, DLI Founding Director, will join a 24 September Global Symposium organised by the Geena Davis Institute on the Status of Equity and Inclusion in Children’s Television at Google in New York. DLI is a long-time advocate for Equity in Media, and member of the Global Alliance on Media and Gender and the Geena Davis Institute.


25 September 2019 – Financial Inclusion for Development: Building on 10 years of Progress (New York): On 25 September at UN Headquarters in New York, Ms. Che Miller Van Dÿck, DLI Founding Director, will join an official side-event of the 74th Session of the UN General Assembly, on invite of Queen Màxima of Holland, in recognition of her successes over the past ten years in advancing financial inclusion around the world, and its role in achieving the 2030 Agenda. In attendance will be UN Secretary General, Ms. Melinda Gates, and the CEOs of Paypal and Microsoft, among others.


7-14 October 2019 – Women Code Festival (Brussels): The Third Annual Women Code Festival, organized by WomenInTech.brussels, will take place 7-14 October in Brussels.  Ms. Che Miller Van Dÿck, DLI Founding Director, will moderate the Festival opening event on 7 October, and the 6th Annual European Ada Awards ceremony, taking place at the Google Atelier in Brussels on 16 October, will be an official side-event of the Festival.


14-15 October 2019 – INNOVEIT 2019 Conference (Budapest): On 14-15 October in Budapest,Ms. Che Miller Van Dÿck, DLI Founding Director, will contribute to the 2019 edition of the INNOVEIT conference, organized by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, as guest of honor and jury member for the EIT Woman Award 2019.


18 October 2019 – EPP Women Congress (Vienna): Ms. Che Miller Van Dÿck, DLI Founding Director, will deliver an opening speech at the Annual European People’s Party Women Congress, taking place this year on 18 October in Vienna, with planned participation of Ms. Ursula von der Leyen, newly-elected President of the European Commission.


23 October 2019 – Mobile World Congress – Women4Tech Summit (Los Angeles): On 23 October at the Mobile World Congress Los AngelesMs. Che Miller Van Dÿck, DLI Founding Director, will join a Women4Tech Summit panel on increasing diversity in STEM careers, including AI, big data and cyber security.


28 October to 1 November 2019 – Women In Tech Regatta (Amsterdam):  In the week of the Women In Tech Regatta Amsterdam, taking place 28 October to 1 November, Ms. Che Miller Van Dÿck, DLI Founding Director, will deliver a speech on “Increasing Participation of Women in the Boardroom.”


15-16 November 2019 – Women’s Entrepreneurship Day: DLI will join global celebrations of 2019 Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, taking place around the world with flagship summit in New York City on 15-16 November. Ms. Che Miller Van Dÿck, DLI Founding Director, has been Women’s Entrepreneurship Ambassador for Belgium since 2016.


21-22 November 2019 – 4IR Conference (Madrid) On 21-22 November in Madrid, Ms. Che Miller Van Dÿck, DLI Founding Director, will contribute to a conference on “Ethics and the Fourth Industrial Revolution (“4IR”), with a talk on “Inclusive Digital Transformation.”


22 November 2019 – SheDIDIT Closing Event (Ghent, Belgium): Ms. Che Miller Van Dÿck, DLI Founding Director, will join the closing event of the #SheDIDIT campaign promoting Belgian women entrepreneurs from diverse origins, for which she has been a role model and mentor for the past year.


25-27 November 2019 – SME Assembly (Helsinki): Ms. Che Miller Van Dÿck, DLI Founding Director, has been invited to join to the annual SME Assembly for Europe as a delegate promoting women-led (tech) startup. The SME Assembly is the flagship event of European SME Week, an event of the 2019 Finnish Presidency of the EU Council.


2 December 2019 – Work-Life Balance Conference (Brussels):   Ms. Loredana Bucseneanu, DLI Development Director, will join a panel on “digitalisation and work-life balance” at the Work-Life Balance Conference taking place on 2 December in Brussels, organized by the Global Wo.Men Hub, of which DLI is a member.


To browse past activities with DLI and our partners, please click here.  Be sure to also visit our calendar, sign up for the DLI Newsletter and follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram in order to keep up with DLI events and activities!

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