History of Hypatia
Hypatia was established in the spring of 2008 at Technical University of Denmark (DTU) by Signe Schløer, Tanja Hartmann, Jaide VK Jensen, Louise Eriksen, Maja Skovbjerg Knudsen and Isa Kristina Kirk, inspired by an event about female networks held by the consultant company Accenture. Accenture supported Hypatia economically and had a close collaboration with the engineers Hanne Fløe Andersen and Pernille Krogh-Meyer. Accenture has been a continuous sponsor ever since then.
The network was initially meant to work as a hub/gathering centre for DTU’s women and has since changed focus to offer tools that helps each member to build its desired career.
Today Hypatia has around 800 members across different engineering fields.