ECWO Webinar: What we say yes and no to

Learn from Professor Nicola Kleyn’s powerful storytelling and expertise in our free webinar.

Why is it important to distinguish between saying ‘yes’ and saying ‘no’ as women move through their professional journey? Learn from examples and life experiences of Professor Nicola Kleyn, Dean of Executive Education at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) in a free webinar on Thursday 28 January 2021.

“What ultimately defines you as an individual is what you say no to – not what you say yes to,” says Prof. Kleyn. “And it’s not just what you say no to strategically but, more importantly, what you say no to when it comes to your values.”

As a powerful storyteller, Prof. Kleyn will talk about the choices women make in their professional journey. The webinar will include an interaction session and will be hosted by Professor Hanneke Takkenberg, co-Executive Director of the Erasmus Centre for Women and Organisations.

The webinar ‘What we say yes and no to’ will take place on Thursday 28 January 2021.


About Nicola Kleyn

Professor Nicola Kleyn was appointed Dean of Executive Education at RSM in September 2020. She previously served as Dean of the Gordon Institute for Business Science (GIBS) at the University of Pretoria, based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Before that joining GIBS as a faculty member from the School’s inception in 2000, Prof. Kleyn headed leadership and development for Investec Bank. Prior to this she was a lecturer and senior lecturer in the Department of Business Economics at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.

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The Erasmus Centre for Women and Organisations (ECWO) is committed to women’s continued advancement into leadership positions across multiple sectors – from multinationals and start-ups to not-for-profit organisations. ECWO supports gender-balanced leadership through its management educationresearch and events about gender equality, and by coaching female business leaders. Its strong network leads to women empowerment and gender equality to the benefit of business and society.

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