PWN Amsterdam: International Men's Day Celebration - Allyship! The Key to Gender Parity

19 November 2019 17:30 CET - 20:30 CET Accenture

This event is closed for registrations due to catering requirements. Please contact Mary Jane at: vice-president(at)pwnamsterdam(dot)net.

November 19 is International Men's Day. Join us for a conversation about what men and women need, to ensure talented individuals have equal access to opportunities.

Places are limited so reserve quickly! We are almost full.

Men often have no idea what their role is, in the gender balance discussion. Answers will be sought to questions such as: What does inclusion mean for men? What are the challenges men and women face? What are the biases that both men and women are confronted with, which affect their career progression. How can we work together to transform workplace gender barriers?

This year, after 33 years of being an 'only for women' network, our PWN Amsterdam members voted to open up our network, so that men can become members.  We know that without the support of men as allies, gender balance is not going to happen for generations to come. 

What is allyship? "An ally is any person who actively promotes and aspires to advance the culture of inclusion through intentional, positive and conscious efforts that benefit people as a whole." Sheree Atcheson, Forbes article

In order to ensure that this evening has maximum impact, we ask you, if you can, to bring at least 1 male colleague, friend or partner with you. They can register and pay as a guest, also using the registration button below. 

We'll have a panel and a dialogue, with a moderator, around the questions regarding what do men and women need and expect from each other in moving inclusion forward. An audience Q&A will follow the panel discussion. 

As we continue to broaden perspectives, share knowledge and embrace more inclusive mindsets, we encourage both men and women to join us for this evening of engaging discussion, learning and debate. 

Let's leave this event with a number of concrete actions, which all of us can take, to ensure we progress on this topic, collaboratively. 

Introductions to our panelists:

Dick Ruger has been active in our Mentoring Program for the past 3 years. After 25+ years in the international corporate world building a solid experience in (senior) management and project lead position, Dick is now a Leadership and Executive Coach with his company, Dare2Change.

Dr. Iris Dorreboom has been an active PWN member for 2 years. Her career spans 30 years in consulting and advising, most recently for her company, Women & Negotiating. She recently published a research paper, together with her colleague, on gender balanced leadership. 

Joeran Albers is co-founder of Shleep, helping organizations improve performance, through better sleep management. He is the father of two young daughters, so this is a topic close to his heart. 

Otto Ramaker is a Solution Architect senior manager within Accenture Technology. He is a dedicated mentor and team coach. As a working parent, he spends Wednesday afternoon's at home with his daughter of 6. He strongly believes in an inclusive society, where people develop themselves and participate, based on their interests and capacity, regardless of their gender or any other factor they cannot influence.

Mary Jane Roy is the moderator of this panel. She is a member of PWN Amsterdam for 10 years. and has been a Board member since Feb 2014. Next to her work expertise, gender balanced leadership is a topic she has been closely connected to since she has been a working board member.   

Senior Keynotes:

Michelle van der Wouden  next to her work as Deal Execution & Innovation Manager, Accenture Technology, Michelle is a Lead in Accenture's WomenInTech Community.

Arjen Slim is  the Accenture I&D Sponsor and an Accenture Security Executive. In his I&D role, he commits to building and safeguarding a culture of equality and meritocracy. 

Registration Details: This event is open to members and non-members (guests). Men are warmly welcomed to join our events as guests or as a member. Registration is required for all attendees. Members and guests, please see the side bar for this event's fees. Guest fees are non-refundable. There is a limited number of seats, so please register early!

After attending an event as a guest, should you decide to join our network within one week of the event, then the guest fee of 25,- euro  is deducted from the annual membership fee. 

For our Non-Members: For questions concerning Membership, please contact Corrie Hekker at membership(at)pwnamsterdam(dot)net

Additional Payment Info: For those of you who are unable to use our current online registration options, below is our bank account information where you can complete payment for the event.

Once payment is complete, please send an email to Mirla: LandD(at)pwnamsterdam(dot)net with the full names of all attendees, for which payment has been made for. When this has been received, you will be placed on our attendee list.

Our bank account name and number is: PWN Amsterdam NL64 ABNA 0544802624. In the payment note please include the full names of all attendees payment is for and that it relates to the ‘Nov 19th 2019’ event.

Event details

Gustav Mahlerplein 90 (ITO building)
Member price
€0 per attendee
Non-member price
€25 per attendee
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19 November 2019
Allyship: The Key to Gender Parity
17.30 - 18.15 Registration, Appetizers and Networking

Soup, salad and quiche will be served.

18.15 - 18.20 Introduction

Accenture I&D and PWN opening remarks

18.20 - 18.40 Accenture Senior Level Executives

Sharing their career experiences

18.40 - 19.45 Panel Discussion with Q&A
19.45 - 20.30 Snacks and Networking

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