NVR 120 Years: Electoral Gender Parity – The New Feminist Elan

On 14th December, the Director of Gender Concerns International, Sabra Bano, will be co-chairing a special session on Women and Governance as part of the 'Feminext - woman of the future' event celebrating the 120th anniversary (1898-2018) of The Dutch Women's Council (Nederlandse Vrouwen Raad - NVR). The Dutch Women's Council has put together a program, including Marianne Verhoeven (editor-in-chief OPZIJ), Cocky Booij (director VHTO), Clarice Gargard (UN Women's Representative 2019), Soundos El Ahmadi (comedian), Jacqueline Prins (director Emancipation OCW) and Mariëtte Hamer (chairman SER). Gender Concerns International, in its commitment to support women's full integration into electoral and policy-making processes, will participate in a session on Women and Governance, together with Huri Sahin, member of the Public Administration Board, and Maïta van der Mark, Strategic Advisor or NVR.

The event will take place between 10:00 and 16:00, in the building of KPMG, at the Laan van Langerhuize 1 in Amstelveen.


- 9.30 am Walk in with coffee and tea

- 10.15 am Welcome by Bert Ferwerda, Chief HR Officer KPMG - 10.20 am Welcome by Nenita La Rose, chairman of the Dutch Women's Council

- 10.30 am Feminism in historical perspective by Anneke van Doorne-Huiskes, sociologist and chairman of the NVR advisory committee

- 10.40 hrs Video message Minister Van Engelshoven from OCW - 10.45 hrs Keynotelezing by Marianne Verhoeven, editor in chief OPZIJ

- 11.00 am PART LESSONS - Choice of 4 topics:

Sub session 1: Media and technology (Theaterzaal)

- ▪ Cocky Booij, director VHTO (women and technology)

- ▪ Clarice Gargard, columnist, publicist and UN Women's Representative 2019

Part session 2: Safety (Room 2)

- ▪ Hanneke Bakker, managing director of the Stay Group

- ▪ Jeanet Pijpker, chairman of the Foundation for Women and Defense

Part session 3: Politics and governance (Room 3)

- ▪ Huri Sahin, alderman Oegstgeest, member of the Public Administration Board

- ▪ Sabra Bano, director of Gender Concerns International

- ▪ Maïta van der Mark, strategic advisor NVR

Sub session 4: Top women in business (PR-bar)

- ▪ Harriette Verwey, cardiologist and chairman of the Ethnic Board of Ethics

- Business Women Netherlands

- ▪ Sara Goyens, HR Business Advisor / Trainer & Facilitator at JUMP

- 12.30 Lunch and autograph session Els Kloek, compiler of the book '1001 women in the 20th century' - 13.30 hours Musical intermezzo

- 13.45 hours Interview with Els Kloek about her book

- 2 pm Panel and court discussion

- ▪ Lilianne Ploumen, Member of Parliament and former Minister for Foreign Trade

- and Development Cooperation

- ▪ Jacqueline Prins, director of Emancipation OCW

- ▪ Marian Spier, founder TEDxAmsterdamWomen, entrepreneur

- ▪ Jolanda van Schaik, Director Diversity & Inclusion KPMG

- ▪ Janneke Niessen, co-founder CapitalT, tech entrepreneur

- 2.45 pm Closing remark by Mariëtte Hamer, chairman of SER

- 3:00 pm Visionary summary by Zuzanna Skalska

- 3:15 pm Closing and networking drinks

Sign up to attend the event: https: //www.nederlandsevrouwenraad.nl/html/index ....