Alice Eagly

Alice Eagly is Professor of Psychology, James Padilla Chair of Arts and Sciences, Professor of Management & Organizations, and Faculty Fellow in the Institute for Policy Research, all at Northwestern University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and has held faculty positions at Michigan State University, University of Massachusetts in Amherst, and Purdue University.

Her research interests include the study of leadership, gender, attitudes, prejudice, and stereotyping. She is the author of several books and numerous journal articles and chapters in edited books. Her most recent book is Through the Labyrinth: The Truth About How Women Become Leaders, co-authored with Linda Carli. She has won numerous awards, most recently the Gold Medal for Life Achievement in the Science of Psychology from the American Psychological Foundation and the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from the American Psychological Association.

Dianne Bevelander

Dianne is the Associate Dean, MBA Programs at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. Dianne has held several successful strategic leadership positions and is currently responsible for a multi-million euro revenue portfolio. Her international experience spans the globe, with successful recruitment initiatives and strategic alliances on every continent. She is a member of the Executive Management Committee of the RSM. Dianne teaches personal leadership development at the RSM and at various other Business Schools internationally. Primary research interests relate to management education, social network theory and the development of human capital with particular emphasis on the career development of professional women.

Leading through innovation, Dianne designed a Women's only elective at RSM focusing on the empowerment of women aspiring to leadership roles using the mountain (Mt Kilimanjaro) as an outside classroom, and as a metaphor for business. Furthermore, she is on a number of International Educational Boards and is often included in conference organisation, keynote addresses and plenary talks. She has an MBA from the University of Cape Town, South Africa and a PhD from the University of Lulea, Sweden.

Pauline van der Meer Mohr

Pauline van der Meer Mohr holds the chair of the EUR Executive Board. She is responsible for general administrative matters, including the relationship with the Supervisory Board and the University Council. Her portfolio includes strategic policy, international affairs and external relations, for one thing with the region of Rotterdam, the business community and other knowledge institutions.

After studying Law at Erasmus University Rotterdam and at the European University Institute in Florence, Pauline Van der Meer Mohr began her career in advocacy. Moving on she worked at Royal Dutch Shell, TNT and ABN Amro.

Meiny Prins

Chief executive officer Meiny Prins joined Priva in 2003, having previously been active as the founder and managing director of a successful design and communications agency.

In March 2009, she was proclaimed winner of the Prix Veuve Clicquot 2009, and thus became Business Woman of the Year 2009. In November 2009, Meiny with Priva won the first Cleantech Star of the World Wildlife Fund. Meiny is a member of the Dutch Trade Board and of the FME, the technology industry entrepreneurs' association (including the CleanTech Advisory Board), she is a member of the Supervisory Board of Triodos Bank and CSU, and she is co-initiator of developments related to the Greenport.

sven Smit

Sven Smit is a Director in the Amsterdam Office of McKinsey & Company. He is also a member of the Global leadership team of McKinsey’s High Tech and Telecom practice, and he leads the Dutch Board academy together with Egon Zehnder. He is an expert in the field of strategy and performance management for larger organizations.

Sven is a Mechanical Engineer with a degree from Delft University of Technology and holds an INSEAD M.B.A. Prior to joining McKinsey he worked at Philips Research Laboratories (Measurement and Control) as an Engineer/Researcher.