Sofie Van Hoecke one of the InspiringFifty Belgium 2022

(07-10-2022) Sofie Van Hoecke is one of the 50 most inspiring women in Belgian Tech.

The InspiringFifty Belgium 2022 award recognises top women excelling in tech careers across Belgium. For the second time, InspiringFifty Belgium searched for the 50 Belgian female role models. CEOs and founders of tech companies, or CTOs and CIOs of larger organizations qualified. On October 6, 2022 they revelead the women leaders in tech at the awards ceremony. As lead of the PreDiCT research team of IDLab, UGent-imec, professor Sofie Van Hoecke was chosen as one of the winners from no less than 173 nominations.


The PreDiCT (PREdictive analytics for machine DIagnositcs and healthCare applicaTions) team is part of the IDLab research group at Ghent University - imec and performs basic, applied and contract research.

The PreDiCT team focuses on the study and development of innovative machine learning solutions, efficient and accurate characterization, modeling and training, and testing and optimization, with applications in predictive maintenance and predictive healthcare.

Their expertise has been successfully used by academic and business partners worldwide. They work closely with technology leaders on real world challenges.


InspiringFifty is a global non-profit organization on a mission to increase the diversity in leadership positions in the technology sector. The InspiringFifty program (worldwide) was established in 2013. Today, the organization operates in Belgium, Canada, DACH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland), France, Italy, Netherlands, Scandinavia, United Kingdom and South Africa. In each country, 50 C-level women in tech are highlighted to draw more attention to gender diversity at the top. Ran by EQL:HER, our focus is to provide diverse role models, inspiring the next generation of leaders and tech talent across the ecosystem. They do this by recognising and amplifying the incredible women excelling in STEM. Having positive role models which reflect the rich diversity of our society are essential to inspiring the next generation of leaders and talent across the tech ecosystem – building toward a more equitable future.