Pauline Whyte- Role Model Campaign

Photographer: Gina Tamer Saad ©
Make-up artist: Olena Tvorcha


What would the world be like without the innovations of Marie Curie? Or without the advancements of Margaret Hamilton? TNO believes in the strength of women, and that everyone, however different, should have the same opportunities to take part and to grow. In society in general, and also as an employee and colleague. By combining our unique strengths we can successfully innovate and have an impact on society. We love the opportunity to showcase some of our talented TNO women by collaborating with Equals for this year’s International Women’s Day. By highlighting our women in tech and leadership, we hope to show girls and women that they are welcome in these roles. Let’s continue to inspire and innovate, and thereby create a place where diversity and inclusion are the most normal thing in the world.

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Pauline Whyte
Online Data Analist Business Intelligence Competence Center at TNO


“I started working at TNO almost 4 years ago at the Marketing & Communications team. To start basically from scratch. Now there are dashboards and data is being incorporated more and more in to their daily activities. But after a while I started missing sparring partners in the same field as mine. So I started talking to the manager of the Business Intelligence team to see if I could join them. So now I’m back with my fellow data enthousiasts.
My other passion is food! Cooking and eating make me so happy.”

What or Who inspired you to pursue your chosen career?

“I really got into webstatistics ( Google analytics and other online marketing tooling) thanks to an interim manager at my previous job. She thought I would take an interest in it and she really took her time to teach me.”

Interview with TNO

We interviewed two company representatives of TNO: the largest independent research, development and consultancy organisation in the Netherlands, focusing on applied science. Their mission? “To connect people and knowledge to create innovations.” Helma van den Berg, Diversity and Inclusion Officer, and Frieda Agema, Diversity and Inclusion Consultant, make it their job to improve diversity and inclusion within TNO, and are here to tell us everything about the company’s equality initiatives.

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