University of Twente professor Vanessa Evers is in the top 50 of most inspiring women in European technology. The list that includes Evers was published by Inspiring Fifty. This organization aims to increase the visibility of female role models in technology sectors.
A jury consisting of experts from Europe and the United States composed the list, based on hundreds of nominations. The aim is for these role models to inspire girls and women to choose a career in technology. The list includes entrepreneurs, scientists and policy makers from eleven European countries. There are five Dutch women on the list,
Evers works in the department of Human Media Interaction at UT research institute CTIT (Centre for Telematics and Information Technology) and is the woman behind the Design Lab on the University of Twente campus. She researches the interaction between autonomous machines such as robots and human beings, and the cultural aspects of the interaction between man and computer.
This week, Opzij magazine and TheNextWomen also published a list including 25 women who make a difference in the digital world. Evers is also included on this list.