• Date

    November 18 2022

  • Venue

    Van der Goot Building, De Forumzaal

Programme schedule


Walk in & coffee


Opening – Prof. Hanneke Takkenberg, Executive Director, ECWO


''Where now meets next': DEI and the value of getting women connected to become agents of innovative change'' Denise Abbott (Senior Vice President of HR for FedEx Europe)


"Creating space and stage to reconnect” Wing Tang (co-founder Women Connected)


Coffee Break


"Engaging boys and men in gender justice" Jens van Tricht (founder and director of Emancipator)


Panel Discussion: (Re)connecting (Wo)men

– moderated by Prof. Hanneke Takkenberg/ Prof. Mike Page

Wing Tang – Women Connected, Jens van Tricht – Emancipator, Thais Souza – PWN Netherlands

12:30 – 13:15

Networking lunch

13:15 – 13:30

Short walk over to Bayle Building

13:30 - 14:30


The role of storytelling in connecting and belonging



No No No! What would happen if YOU were your first priority?

Location: Room JB-49, Bayle Building. 


Menstrual health at work - re-imagining organisations to improve wellbeing, prevent burnout and change cultures. 

Location: Room JB-41, Bayle Building. 


Embodied networking: caring for the living dimensions of networks.

Location: Room JB-50, Bayle Building. 

Roundtable Discussions

Empowering female entrepreneurship and leadership.

Location: Room J1-33, Bayle Building. 

14:30 - 14:45

Return to plenary: Forumzaal, Van der Goot building

14:45- 15:15

Presentation of the inaugural Dianne Bevelander Prize Award

– Dr. Natalie Cleton, Faculty, ECWO. Short address by winner Geke Rosier, founder of RightBrains

15:15 - 15:30

Presentation of ECWO’s research results

into the degree and need for commitment and cooperation among professional and industry-focused women’s organisations and networks in the Netherlands – Kirsten Kardijk, Researcher, ECWO

15:30 – 16:00

Closing keynote speaker - Against the tide: women in economics

– Prof. Henriette Prast, economist and member of the Senate, Partij voor de Dieren 


Networking drinks