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


22 January 2020 – Uber “Diversity & Inclusion in a Changing World of Work” Luncheon Roundtable (Brussels):  Che Miller Van Dÿck, DLI Founding Director, and Beatrice Spates, DLI EMEA Director, will join a 22 January luncheon roundtable in Brussels on “Diversity & Inclusion in a Changing World of Work,” hosted by Mr. Tony West, Chief Legal Officer, of Uber.


22 January 2020 – ESBA “New Brand. New Direction” Reception (Brussels):  On 22 January in Brussels,  Che Miller Van Dÿck, DLI Founding Director will join a reception for organisations and individuals interested in “helping entrepreneurs and promoting a culture of enterprise across Europe,” hosted by the European Small Business Alliance.


23 January 2020 – Women Political Leaders “Rejkjavik Index for Leadership” Breakfast (Davos):  Che Miller Van Dÿck, DLI Founding Director, will join a 23 January breakfast on the “Rejkjavik Index for Leadership,” which revealed that everyday beliefs and behaviours influence  participation of women in boardrooms and differences in the wages between men and women. The event is hosted by Women Political Leaders in Davos, Switzerland.


27-28 January – W20 Saudi Arabia 2020 Launch (Riyadh): In the capacity of EU Delegation member, DLI Founding Director, Che Miller Van Dÿck will join the 27-28 January inception and launch of the W20 Saudi Arabia 2020 meetings, taking place in Riyadh as part of the G20 Saudi Arabia 2020 process.


4 February – EIB Annual Board of Directors Seminar with Civil Society 2020 (Luxembourg): On 4 February, Che Miller Van Dÿck, DLI Founding Director, will join the European Investment Bank annual Board of Directors seminar with civil society 2020 in Luxembourg. The two themes for the meeting this year are “The European Green Deal and the EU Climate Bank: addressing the critical decade ahead” and “Supporting development through quality employment.”


5 February – Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition Governing Board Meeting (Brussels): On 5 February, Che Miller Van Dÿck, DLI Founding Director, will join the semi-annual meeting of the Governing Board of the European Commission’s Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition, of which Van Dÿck has been a member since 2017. 


11 February – Women in Science Day 2020 (Ghent, Belgium):   Katja Legisa, DLI Entrepreneurship Director, will join a panel on Climbing the Gender-Balance Ladder in STEM as part of the Women in Science Day 2020 celebrations organised by Be4Diversity and the Faculty of Bio-Science Engineering at Ghent University. DLI will also host a stand  showcasing #womeninSTEM work by DLI and the R&I PEERs Project.


 17-18 February – Global Women’s Forum Dubai, We-Fi MENA Summit (Dubai, UAE):  On 16-17 February in Dubai, UAE, Che Miller Van Dÿck, DLI Founding Director, will join the Global Women’s Forum Dubai and We-Fi (Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative) MENA Summit, an initiative of the World Bank for advancing initiatives and policies that tackle finance and market obstacles faced by women entrepreneurs.


24-27 February – GSMA Mobile World Congress Women4Tech Summit (Barcelona): On 24-27 February, Che Van Dÿck, DLI Founding Director, will join the Ministerial Programme and speak at the Connected Women and Women4Tech events taking place as part of the annual Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.


6 March – EuroNEXT Bell-ringing & Women in Finance Roundtable (Brussels):  In celebration of International Women’s Day 2020, on 6 March in Brussels, the DLI Executive Team will join a Bell-ringing Ceremony at EuroNEXT stock exchange as  guests of Bank of New York Mellon and the Association of Women in Finance. The ceremony will be followed by a round table discussion on Women in Finance.


13-14 March – 64th Commission on the Status of Women – Beijing+25 (New York, New York):  Che Miller Van Dÿck, DLI Founding Director, will join the 13 March W20 engagement group side-event of the 64th Commission on the Status of Women – Beijing+25  and 14 March round-table hosted by the W20 Saudi Arabia 2020 Secretariat to the G20 2020 meetings.


23 March –  SHERPA Stakeholder Board Meeting (Brussels):  On 23 March in Brussels, Che Miller Van Dÿck, DLI Founding Director, will join the stakeholder board meeting of the SHERPA, an EU project exploring ethics in AI and big data, for which she is an advisor.


23 April – Brussels Region Digital Strategy Launch (Brussels): On 23 April, the DLI Executive Team will join the launch of the new Digital Strategy of the Brussels Region at the Google Atelier in Brussels.


22-23 June – Italian Tech Week (Turin):   At the invitation of the Turin Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Committee, Che Miller Van Dÿck, DLI Founding Director, will join events promoting Girls in STEM and women-led entrepreneurship taking place as part of Italian Tech Week in Turin on 22 and 23 June.


6-8 July – Chatham House Gender & Growth Forum (London):  DLI Founding Director, Che Miller Van Dÿck, will join the Chatham House Gender & Growth Forum in London on 6-7 July, followed by a one-day round-table hosted by the W20 Saudi Arabia 2020 Secretariat to the G20 2020 meetings


20-22 October – W20 Saudi Arabia Meetings (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia): On 20-22 October in Riyadh, Che Miller Van Dÿck, DLI Founding Director, will contribute to the W20 Saudi Arabia 2020 meetings to the G20 Saudi Arabia 2020 process, as expert to the Digital Inclusion Working Group and as Co-chair of the Digital Entrepreneurship task force of the Women’s Entrepreneurship WG.


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