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Accelerate 50/50: the series - episode 1: WIFS & Deloitte
Half of the world population consists of women, half of the Dutch population consists of women, half of the clients of the Financial Services companies consist of women, half of the employees of the financial services companies consist of women. So, why doesn’t half of the leadership in Financial Services companies consists of women?

In the Netherlands, progress in shifting the status quo to the 50/50 balance is too slow.That's why WIFS and Deloitte have joined forces in to Accelerate 50/50. How will we make that shift?

In this first episode of this mini podcast 'Accelerate 50/50: the series' Mirelle van Gemert, Sanne Welzen and Hayat Douich talk about the motives that drive both WIFS and Deloitte, as well as what they hope to achieve from this research.  

The rest of the series Mirelle van Gemert will speak with executives of several companies within the Financial Services Industry who are participating in the research. *This podcast is in English

Accelerate 50/50: the series 
*This podcast series is in English
Half of the world population consists of women, half of the Dutch population consists of women, half of the clients of the Financial Services companies consist of women, half of the employees of the financial services companies consist of women. So, why doesn’t half of the leadership in Financial Services companies consists of women?

In the Netherlands, progress in shifting the status quo to the 50/50 balance is too slow. That's why WIFS and Deloitte have joined forces in to Accelerate 50/50. How will we make that shift?

In Accelerate 50/50: the series Mirelle van Gemert and Diana Zandbergen speak with executives of several companies within the Financial Services Industry who are participating as a deep dive company in the research. What motivates them personally to contribute to this and what is the status quo at their employer?

Episode 1: WIFS & Deloitte In this first episode of this mini podcast 'Accelerate 50/50: the series' Mirelle van Gemert, Sanne Welzen and Hayat Douich talk about the motives that drive both WIFS and Deloitte, as well as what they hope to achieve from this research.  

Episode 2: Aon CEO of Aon The Netherlands, Leonique van Houwelingen is the guest in the second episode of this series.

Episode 3: ABN Amro From ABN Amro Hylkia Nas-Kersten, Chief Product Owner Core Transaction and Doke Warmerdam-Homan, Lead Data Governance & Oversight at Personal & Business Banking are speaking. 

Episode 6: WIFS 50/50 Powertalk: Gender-Inclusive Leadership - why we need it now more than ever
In this newly recorded WIFS podcast, esteemed gender inclusivity experts Mary Jane Roy, Robert Baker, Sonya Richardson and Andre Knol, who are all contributors to the recently published book 'Ready for female leadership: The future is now!', share their views on how men can be allies in the transition to gender inclusive workplaces, and what truly gender-inclusive leadership qualities look like.

These two themes are very relevant for WIFS' ambition to achieve a 50/50 balance in the financial sector. The podcast therefore gives a lot to think about in terms of the role individuals can play in effectuating balanced leadership. *This podcast is in English

Episode 5: The male perspective on the importance of feminine values.
Rob Spuijbroek is one of the first male members of WIFS. This Rotterdam based father is sporty, eager to learn and has an impressive CV. Rob has worked in the financial sector for 33 years at companies such as AON, ABN AMRO and AEGON. Nowadays, he is an entrepreneur and coaches board members, executives, commissioners and potentials in this field. A focus on people is central to him. How does he view the importance of feminine values in the financial sector? What motivates him to commit to our mission?

In this episode WIFS president Diana Zandbergen engages with him to hear his inspiring story.

Episode 4: Bianca Tetteroo talks about the importance of 'continuing to learn' and diversity in organisations.
Bianca Tetteroo - chairman of Achmea's Executive Board - is the guest in this podcast episode. Bianca speaks with Mirelle van Gemert and reflects on her path to the top of the business industry in this podcast. She also discusses the importance of personal development, leading with purpose and the importance of diversity in teams.

Episode 3: Entrepreneur Anouk Schaap talks about balanced leadership
The young, entrepreneurial sound of WIFS. You can hear that in this third podcast, in which board member Lievijne Neuteboom speaks with Anouk Schaap. Lievijne and Anouk know each other from Young WIFS, which is now part of WIFS.

Anouk started in the financial sector when she was 25. She now has her own company and works as a leadership coach and trainer. She is also a regular public speaker on the subject. How did she experience the transition from manager to entrepreneurship? How did she create this successful business, within which feminine values are central? She shares this and more in this podcast. And, obviously, we hear her views on balanced leadership.

Episode 2: The WIFS leadership programme
In this podcasts Mirelle van Gemert en Fionnuala Heder-Wynne talk about female leadership. And they share the news: soon, WIFS' leadership programme will start. Mirelle and Fionnuala talk about how female power in leadership makes a difference and makes the world a better place.
Mirelle van Gemert is a board member of WIFS. Fionnuala Herder-Wynne is partner of the RedZebra Group, Fellow of Oxford Leadership and dialogue facilitator for the European Leadership Platform.

Episode 1: Female power - needed now more than ever
In this podcast, our president Diana Zandbergen speaks with Nicolette Loonen, the founder of WIFS. They speak about new leadership. Especially during the corona crisis, we need leadership with a vision of sustainable recovery. We need to be more mindful of the bigger picture and focus more on the long term, rather than the short term. Long-term focus and compassion are the essence of female power, which is in both men and women. This first episode is about this and more.

News

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    Published: 02 September 2023
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