Women in Business event

On the 9th of March, the EBF Women in Business Event will take place at the Schimmelpenninck Huys (12.30-17.30). Two inspiring speakers will give a lecture, in which they will discuss interesting themes such as their experiences in the business world, why they think women are still underrepresented at top positions and which advantages and disadvantages being a women has in doing business.

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, which will be provided by Accenture and Rabobank. The workshops are open for 3rd years 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 26 February 23.59!

Saskia Nijs

Saskia Nijs, head of strategic planning at Philips and owner of the company MisFits, will be one of the speakers at the Women in Business event. She has experience in various business areas from organizational design and talent developmentto healthtech.

Saskia is a part-time PhD at the VU Amsterdam, columnist for Het Financieele Dagblad, employee at Philips and acts as speaker and consultant in the field of the 21st century organization. Besides, she is a mother of twins, married and lives in Amsterdam.

After graduating from the University of Amsterdam in the field of European Studies, she started to work for a start-up company that enabled access to Internet and websites. Since then, she was able to gain experience in various technological subjects like telecommunication (PSINet), software (Microsoft), virtual reality (Layar) and healthtech. During her employment at Microsoft, she developed a leadership program that dealt with the topic of how to manage in the 21st century.

In everything she does, she emphasizes how important it is for an employer to reach employees’ full potential. As employee, manager but also researcher she is experienced with the topic of diversity. For Saskia this is a discussion that needs a great amount of attention from both men and women.

Saskia is going to talk first about theoretical issues regarding diversity on the workfloor between men and women. After that, she will share her own experiences with us as a woman in the business world.

Saskia Nijs

Nienke Peters

The second speaker of our event will be Nienke Peters, account manager Americas MCA at AkzoNobel.

Nienke was able to gain diverse insights into various business subjects during her studies and career. Next to graduating in Fundamentals of Business and Economics at the University of Utrecht, she also holds a master’s degree in Chemistry from the VU Amsterdam. During this study she was already a business intern at AkzoNobel. After graduation, she could work for AkzoNobel by following several seminars. Besides this, she is a member of the advisory board of IBR Groningen Vietnam, South-Africa and Mozambique.

Nienke's career path is further characterized by a broad spectrum of different positions at AkzoNobel. Her areas of expertise include research, international business analysis, marketing and account management. Therefore, we are looking forward for her lecture, where she is going to share her differentiated experience with us.

Nienke Peters


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At Accenture as a junior consultant you will, together with your team, work on challenging projects for major clients in diverse industries, including 91 of the Fortune Global 100 companies, AEX companies and major government agencies. You develop and implement concepts and strategies, almost always on site at the customer, so you see a lot of companies from within. Each project offers new insights, challenges and opportunities for growth. Their global network and expertise is available to you. They offer many opportunities to develop your expertise through daily gaining experience in challenging projects and consulting in their (international) training program.

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If you can’t wait to jumpstart your career, but the question at this point is where’s the best place for you. And very important, you have ideas about how to enable Rabobank to fulfil its mission to play a committed role in society and to help solve the global food issue.

Start exploring the opportunities at Rabobank for an internship, Rabo University, traineeship or your first job and we would like to meet you. The Rabobank offers starters a range of opportunities within a large playing field that extends from local to international and retail and wholesale banking to IT. Visit our website or to find out about all the possibilities. www.rabobank.nl/graduates


Applications for the EBF Women in Business Event are now closed.