Inspiring women nominated for negotiation programme at RSM

Somaye Dehban, a senior programme advisor for War Child, has won a place on the Negotiating for Women: the Key to Career Success programme at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) for her contributions to empower women. She was nominated for this prize on International Women’s Day in March, in a competition organised by the Erasmus Centre for Women in Organisations (ECWO).

The competition took place on ECWO’s Facebook page on 8 March 2017, aiming to show appreciation to female role models. People could nominate any woman who has made a difference in their lives or in the lives of others to win a seat on RSM’s one-day Negotiating for Women: the Key to Career Success programme. More than 60 inspiring women were nominated.

Building bridges

Somaye Dehban, Senior Programme Advisor Foundations for War Child Holland, was nominated by 12 people for her great impact in the lives of other women. Nominator Alexis A. Aronowitz wrote that Dehban is active in building bridges between people of different nationalities, races and genders. “She is driven, talented and skilled in connecting people, businesses and ideas. Her connections in business, government and her talent in fundraising, her warmth, personality and charm, make her an exceptional person,” Aronowitz wrote.

ECWO’s project manager Anita Otchere: “We were impressed by Dehban’s contribution in empowering women. Her influence within and beyond her network will make her participation in this executive education programme even more valuable.”

Negotiating for Women: the Key to Career Success will take place in Rotterdam on Monday 19 June 2017.

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