Women in Business event


On Thursday 8 March, the EBF Women in Business Event will take place at Schimmelpenninck Huys (12.30-17.30). This year’s subtheme will be “Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling”. Our moderator of the day will be Monique Kroese, who works with students at the University of Groningen on a variety of professional and communication skills. During the event, two inspiring speakers will give a lecture, in which they will discuss interesting themes such as their experiences in the business world, practical tips for the start of your career and the experiences they did or did not have with breaking through the glass ceiling

The lectures are open to all female FEB students, both Dutch and international, with a maximum of 100 sign-ups. After this, 40 (CV-selected) students will be invited to participate in one of the two challenging case workshops. The workshops are open for female 3rd year Bachelor and (Pre-)Master students only. Then, a high wine will be organised such that case-participants and companies can get to know each other in an informal way. .

Do you want to participate in the EBF Women in Business Event 2017? Sign up now! Before 25 February 23.59!

Marcia Goddard

Dr. Marcia Goddard is responsible for the department of HR Science & Innovation at YoungCapital. She joined the company in 2016. The YoungCapital Group is currently the fastest growing and most innovative employment, trainee- and secondment agency in the Netherlands for young, talented professionals. YoungCapital is active in eight European countries, with three different labels. In addition they recently started their own University of Applied Sciences, the YoungCapital Academy, with a track specifically focused on IT.

Marcia has a PhD in social neurosciences, and worked as an assistant professor at Leiden University before joining YoungCapital. Within YoungCapital she manages projects focused on company culture, diversity, machine learning, mental health, and soft skill assessment and training.

Besides working for YoungCapital fulltime, Marcia loves hanging out with her 4-year old son, as well as horseback riding, and dancing (salsa & bachata). She is a member of a bachata showteam.

Erin Muldoon

Erin Muldoon is Vice President of HR Europe for Stryker. Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies with the devotion to help health care professionals to work more efficiently and to improve patient care. Stryker offers a broad range of innovative medical technologies and products to help people living a more active and satisfactory life. Erin has graduated as Kinesiologist, started in Recruitment and Human Resources and had different roles in Marketing. She has 13 years of experience working at Stryker and has had different roles in HR Leadership over the last years. Erin worked in North- and South-America as well as in Europe.

She is a 37 year old mother of two children. Erin loves traveling, spending time with her family outside, skiing, snowboarding and golf.

Diversity and inclusivity

This workshop will be given by Marlous Wind, who is NL Policy advisor for Shell and Milou Nijhof who works as an HR Account Manager for the same company. Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies. With approximately 90,000 employees in more than 70 countries, Shell is helping to meet the world’s growing demand for energy in economically, environmentally and socially responsible ways. During this workshop, Marlous and Milou will focus on diversity and inclusivity.

Employability and pitching

This workshop will be given by Marjon Faber, who is an HR professional and coach specialized in career development, personal growth, team development and leadership skills. She has been working at the University of Groningen as a trainer and project leader of Groningen for several years and is now a HR-consultant at Bollegraaf Recycling Solutions. Bollegraaf Recycling Solutions is a manufacturer of machines for the recycling industry worldwide. During this workshop, Marjon will focus on employability and pitching.