Cécile Deprez

Researcher | Speaker

Main focus: GNSS | Women in STEM

Twitter handle: @ccile_deprez

Website/blog: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cecile-deprez/

Languages: English, French, German, Spanish

City: Munich

State: Bavaria

Country: Germany

Topics: women in stem, women in aerospace, gnss, sexism at work, women networks, microaggressions, future gnss

Services: Talk, Workshop management, Consulting, Coaching, Interview

  Willing to travel for an event.

  Willing to talk for nonprofit.

Personal note:

Feel free to write me for more information on my activities! Looking forward to collaborate with you :)


Cécile Deprez studied Geomatics at the University of Liège, in Belgium. After four years of research in the field of satellite positioning, she joined the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in 2020. There, her research focuses on the integration of new technologies (such as laser links) in the future constellations of satellites used for positioning. More specifically, she measures the impact that these next-generation constellations will have on the position estimation of ground users and low earth obit satellites.

At DLR, she co-founded and coordinates two women and gender minorities networks (in total > 450 women), in which are regularly organized invited speaker talks, discussion rounds, seminars and general networking activities across the 30 locations and 55 Institutes of DLR. 

On the side, Cécile is active as a public speaker on the topics of sexism, allyship and microaggressions in STEM fields as well as on the topic of visibility of women and gender minorities experts.

As a volunteer, she co-founded and currently manages the Belgian branch of the French association Pépite Sexiste, called Sexisme Flop, which calls out on social media the brands making use of sexist advertising. 
Since 1.5 years, she has also been acting as coordinator of the Women in Aerospace Europe (WIA-E) working group on the topic of Visibility of Women in STEM.

Examples of previous talks / appearances:

Sexism in STEM

Talk on sexism, unconscious biases and microaggressions in STEM in the context of the Mental Health Awareness Week 2022 organized by Max Planck PhDnet and Max Planck PostdocNet.

Sexism and microaggressions in STEM

Talk at the WomenPower event of the Hannover Messe 2023 on April 21st.

This talk is in: English
Workshop sexism and microaggressions in STEMM

Hired by Medizinische Hochschule Hannover - 4 hours workshop on 20.04.2023.

This talk is in: English
Keynote speech on sexism and microaggressions

Invited speaker at the Earl Career Mentoring Program of Medizinsche Hochschule Hannover on 20.04.2023.

This talk is in: English
Sexism and microaggressions at work

Invited speaker at the 60' session "Grow To Lead" organized by net4tec on 26.04.2023.

This talk is in: English
Sexism and microaggressions in STEM

Invited speaker in the context of the Women@HelmholtzMunich month between February 9th and March 8th 2023.

This talk is in: English