Best Practices in Gender Diversity: Canada - the Netherlands

25th March 2009, Comments 0 comments

On 31 March 31, the Netherlands Canadian Chamber of Commerce presents a panel discussion featuring business and diversity experts from Canada and the Netherlands.

The Netherlands Canadian Chamber of Commerce, together with KPMG, presents a panel seminar featuring business and diversity experts from Canada and the Netherlands including Ms. Avivah Wittenberg-Cox (publisher, www.women-omics.com), Dr. Alison Konrad (Professor, Richard Ivey Business School), Mr. Adam Travis (Head of Global Diversity and Talent, Nokia), Dr. Claartje Vinkenburg (Associate Professor, VU) and Mr. Ton Reijns (Partner and Diversity Ambassador, KPMG) to examine differences in approaches towards gender diversity and share best practices.

All seminar participants will receive a complimentary copy of 'Why Women Mean Business', by Avivah Wittenberg-Cox and Alison Maitland, which takes the economic arguments for change to the heart of the corporate world.

Why the seminar is timely
"Many professional women in the Netherlands were irritated by an article --‘Women in Top Functions a Disappointment'--that appeared in the Volkskrant earlier this month with its condescending, and even actionable, statements about women in management in the Netherlands made by top Dutch (male and female) CEOs," says Mary van der Boon, a member of the Board of the Netherlands Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

"One of Avivah Wittenberg-Cox’ colleagues at 20-first, Paul Vanderbroeck, wrote this truly excellent commentary for www.women-omics.com, 'Act Like a Man But Don’t Show It'. Every senior male, or female, leader in the Netherlands should read it --and a few people at the Volkskrant, as well."

Best Practices in Gender Diversity: Canada - the Netherlands takes place on Tuesday, 31 March 2009 from 14:00 to 17:30 (with networking cocktail to follow) at the Tuinzaal, KPMG Gebouw, Burgemeester Rijnderslaan 10-20, 1185 MC, Amstelveen.

The event is free of charge for NCCC members and EUR 35 for guests

Register: info@netherlandscanada.nl or on website www.netherlandscanada.nl
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