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Seada van den Herik

Directeur Onderlinge 's-Gravenhage

She completed a degree in Business Mathematics & Computer Science in combination with an existence as a professional rower. She continued her career with various jobs in consultancy, almost always at the intersection of IT and organisational change.

At Zwitserleven, she became responsible for almost all the projects running there. That was her first "real job" in the pension and life sector. This was followed by management positions at RegioBank, Reaal, Zwitserleven (Vivat) and Onderlinge 's-Gravenhage. In recent years, she combined het job with two supervisory directorships.

Seada: 'There are several people and experiences that have brought me to where I am today. My parents taught me that you lead a good life if you develop and use all your talents. Not only for yourself, but also for others. A solid science degree developed my analytical thinking skills. The far-reaching ambitions of my rowing coach Kris Korzeniowski at the time taught me that as Dutch rowing women, we could win medals at World Cups and the Olympics. 1.5 years working in Silicon Valley made me think in terms of opportunities and possibilities, instead of limitations and ingrained patterns. The fact that I was young and female mattered less as long as I delivered results. It wasn't even allowed to be on my CV! Add to that the fact that I had a tough smart emancipated mother as a role model. And it can't be helped that I also want to encourage other women to develop their own talents and be allowed to show ambition in the process.'

"WIFS is an organisation whose mission is to create a better balance between masculine and feminine values in the financial sector. I believe this will serve to create a stronger financial sector that will be better appreciated in our society. As a member of the Advisory Board, I am keen to commit to the mission of WIFS and support and challenge the board in their work and ambitions."

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