The team

The team

  • Prof. Dianne Bevelander is Executive Director of the newly created Erasmus Centre for Women and Organisations and Professor of Management Education at RSM. Dianne teaches personal leadership development at several business schools internationally. Her primary research interests relate to management education, social network theory and the development of human capital with an emphasis on the career development of professional women. She is also on a number of international educational boards and is constantly included in conferences, keynote speeches and plenary talks. She has an MBA from the University of Cape Town in South Africa and a PhD from the University of Lulea in Sweden.

  • Mike Page is a business school academic with a broad background in optimising organisation performance based on all aspects of social and human capital development. He is a professor of finance and management at Bentley University and head of research at ECWO. Mike's international experience spans the globe, with successful engagements and strategic alliances on every continent. Travelling extensively, Mike is an advocate of diversity and inclusion. He possesses a sound theoretical and practical knowledge in the fields of finance and management education. Mike has served as vice-president for academic affairs at Bentley University. Prior to joining Bentley in 2008, Page was RSM’s dean of post-experience programmes, and served as the School’s executive director.

  • Wiley Davi is the Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences at Bentley University, a premier business university near Boston, Mass. In addition to supporting eight Arts & Sciences departments,  she also provides diversity training for faculty and staff across the university and as a consultant to other educational institutions, specifically addressing gender, race, and LGBT issues. Her teaching and research interests span the fields of writing, diversity, gender studies, leadership, and service-learning.  She has published many articles and delivered international conference presentations on the intersections of race, gender, leadership and teaching. Wiley’s interest in metacognition and leadership led her to co-design an intensive leadership course in Bentley’s innovative MBA program, which she has co-taught for the past three years. Wiley holds a Ph.D. from Tufts University in Massachusetts.

  • An award-winning corporate anthropologist Dr. Stephenson has been lauded for her ground-breaking work in social network theory, and network
    management. Having forged an innovative approach that integrates the natural sciences (quantum physics and chemistry) with the social sciences
    (anthropology), she has transformed the concept of network analysis. Leading organizations, governments, and public bodies have leveraged her insights into social networks on matters ranging from workplace collaboration and transformation to "hidden intelligence" about terrorist networks to deploying "urban transformation" projects. She has advised J.P. Morgan & Company on mergers and acquisitions, demonstrated how IBM could reengineer its own culture and the culture of its clients, identified the best candidates for leadership succession at the NIH (National Institutes of Health) and developed an approach for leading biotech and engineering firms such as Genentech, Amgen and Shell to identify and foster their innovation. With over three decades of experience in teaching network management at UCLA, Harvard and Yale, Dr. Stephenson also conducts executive workshops for the Rotterdam School of Management and Erasmus University in conjunction with
    EU and NATO clients.

  • Dr Vassilopoulou is a Senior Lecturer for Leadership and Negotiating at Rotteradam School of Management, Erasmus University for the Erasmus Centre for Women and Organisations and Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in HRM at Brunel Business School, Brunel University London, UK. Her research focuses on race and gender equality at work, highly skilled migrants, migration, diversity management and talent management, from a critical and international comparative perspective.

    Joana Vassilopoulou has an established academic and professional record in the field of diversity and inclusion, is frequently invited to deliver talks and she has organised and hosted the international Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) conference. She is also collaborating with the European Network against Racism (ENAR), Brussels/Belgium by contributing to events and conferences and planning the conference titled: Beyond the business case for diversity: Using ethnic diversity as a case in point, at Loreal Paris/France.

  • David Bond is an adjunct faculty member of the Erasmus Centre for Women in Organisations (ECWO) at RSM, part of the DukeCE Global Network and guest faculty at a number of top international business schools. David has over 20 years’ global experience promoting equity and inclusion in the workplace. He regularly contributes to Women in Leadership programs in Europe and Africa and is the co-presenter of a novel ‘Leading Across Differences’ program in the USA. David is particularly interested in navigating and overcoming the hidden assumptions, biases and blocks which create immunity to change. His work combines mindfulness, courageous conversations and storytelling for change. He is skilled at working with the complex relational aspects of leadership, generating fresh perspectives and leveraging diversity. David is a highly regarded international facilitator, executive coach and retreat leader, who enjoys working as a catalyst for substantive change with executives, leadership teams and organisations in transition.

  • Professor Hanneke Takkenberg is an active promoter of female leadership, particularly in academic medicine. She is a professor of clinical decision-making in cardio-thoracic interventions at Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam. She founded VENA, the Erasmus MC women's network of academics, in 2007, and has been the chair of the Erasmus University Network for Female Professors (ENVH) board since 2014. She often is often invited to share her experiences and expertise during in company lectures, and joins panels about gender diversity. She has played an active role within ECWO since 2014 as one of the facilitators of the Women in Leadership programme and as an Advisory Board member. She was appointed as the chief diversity officer by Erasmus University’s Executive board in 2015. In this role, Takkenberg leads efforts to increase diversity within the university as an organisation, and ensures that attention is given to diversity in education and research.

  • Hetty has a comprehensive background in enhancing corporate and personal performance based on all aspects of human resource development. As part of RSM’s leadership team, she contributed significantly to the School’s growth from a relatively unknown business school to an internationally acclaimed and highly ranked business school. Hetty is a personal, leadership and team coach at RSM as well as various business schools internationally, specifically focusing on personal and career development for women. Travelling extensively, she promotes diversity and inclusion, supporting people in maximising their personal and professional performance.

  • Evgenia’s professional mission is to help people – in particularly, women –realize and amplify their full creative potential within organizations. As a social networks scholar, she studies how people develop relationships that support them in their career advancement and fulfillment, and how inclusion climates facilitate these processes. Evgenia develops and validates empirically based training interventions at ECWO and conducts research with ECWO’s academic and corporate partners.

    Before joining ECWO, she completed Marie Curie Research Fellowship from the European Commission, worked as a Researcher and Assistant Professor, and completed a PhD program at the RSM. Before entering academia, she was an organizational change and strategy consultant.

  • Dorothy Grandia combines experience in politics, theatrical performing, communications training, and coaching/mentoring to bring about personal development in communication and career for professional women in a variety of industries. As Associate Director at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University and Faculty of the Erasmus Centre for Women and Organisations, she has developed and delivered programming  for thousands of post-experience students with specific development goals. In communications workshops for companies, she tailors programming to specific organisational challenges. As cross-cultural coach, she has also helped clients at companies such as Unilever and Heineken understand and develop strategies to bridge communication gaps which arise from cultural difference.

  • Anita Otchere is ECWO’s senior project manager. She is responsible for strategic marketing, events management and managing relationships with ECWO’s internal and external stakeholders. She aims to generate awareness of the value of ECWO’s educational programmes among professionals and among companies looking for support in having their female talent progress into positions of leadership quicker and more effectively. It’s her mission to have a positive impact on society and gender-balanced leadership in the workplace by increasing ECWO’s reach and helping to spread in-depth knowledge on gender equality.

  • Rianne van Reeuwijk is the programme manager for ECWO’s portfolio of leadership programmes. She manages the logistics and organisational aspects of the programmes and ensures that participants have an excellent learning experience. Rianne has previously worked at the MBA Career Development Department and contributed to the growing portfolio of RSM Executive Education Open Programmes. Rianne is inspired by ECWO’s mission to empower women, to drive change in our society.