Breaking Bias Summit


The Breaking Bias Summit is Equalture’s first flagship event showcasing all aspects of unbiased hiring and DE&I in recruitment.

In this full-day event, we bring together the community of senior HR and recruitment professionals in the Netherlands to attend inspiring and practice-oriented sessions by thought leaders and experts in neuroscience, psychology, DE&I, recruitment, and change management in business.

Taking place in Amsterdam, the Breaking Bias Summit aims to empower change-makers and champions of unbiased hiring from forward-thinking companies based in the Netherlands.

Join us for the Breaking Bias Summit on May 11th, where insightful discussions and presentations will take place from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM. Afterward, stick around for some networking drinks until 7:00 PM. 


Featured speakers

Janine Vos


Janine Vos is member of the Managing Board and CHRO of Rabobank. She is also member of the Supervisory Board of KLM and participates in the Advisory Board of SER Topvrouwen and Social Capital.

Janine was declared ‘CHRO of the Year’ in 2017, because of her vision on the future of work and her inspiring belief on the future of leadership. This in combination with her skills to bring the message across made her receive the award. In 2021, she won the award ‘Topvrouw van het Jaar’, which empowers her in her mission to contribute to more diversity, equity & inclusion at work.

Gender Equality.

Anita Lettink

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As an international speaker, author, and advisor, she helps companies and workers prepare for the challenges and opportunities of the changing world of work.

With a background in HR and payroll consulting, technology, and outsourcing, Anita has been recognized as a Top 25 Global Thought Leader, a Top 10 Innovator, and a Top 100 HR Tech Influencer.

The dangers of AI in recruitment.

Bogdan Manta

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Bogdan Manta is a Neuroscience for Business Expert. By understanding how our brain works, he combines practical insights with strategic thinking in a business context.

What it all comes down to – after 20 years of unleashing neuroscience in business – is a simple insight: ‘’we are not thinking machines that feel; rather, we are feeling machines that think.’’

Neurodiversity/disability in Recruitment.

Marcia Goddard

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Dr. Marcia Goddard is a neuroscientist with a specialisation in work floor behaviour: how do you create a company culture that allows people to thrive? She was Head of Science and Innovation at international recruitment agency YoungCapital, as well as Head of People & Culture at impact company Tony’s Chocolonely. She now runs her own consulting firm, Brain Matters Consulting, and is Chief Culture Officer at The Contentment Foundation.

The neuroscience behind unconscious biases.

Gwen Kolader

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Gwen Kolader has almost 20 years of experience in People & Culture. She worked as Director of Human Resources for Cognizant and now works as VP – Global Head DE&I for Hexaware and Mobiquity. Her passion has always been in Diversity and Inclusion, as D&I is not only the right thing to do, but it is also a crucial business growth enabler.

Moving DE&I from intention to impact.


Why join Breaking Bias Summit 2023?

The Breaking Bias Summit is a must-attend event for HR leaders and Talent Acquisition professionals who are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace. The summit brings together experts in the field to share their insights about DE&I in recruitment.

The keynote speeches, panel discussions, interactive sessions and networking opportunities will ensure that everyone leaves inspired, prepared and motivated to take a step towards creating a more equitable and effective hiring process for your organization.


Meet our sponsors

We are proud to be supported by organizations committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.

Our sponsors play a crucial role in helping us bring together industry leaders and experts to discuss innovative solutions for unbiased recruitment and DE&I.

For the pioneers who want to shape the world of unbiased hiring.


C-level HR and recruitment professionals


Presentations & Sessions


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Capital C - Amsterdam

Breaking Bias Summit 2023 takes place in what once was the centre of the Amsterdam diamond trade, the new creative hub of the city: Capital C.

It’s a short walk from Amsterdam Central Station, boasts panoramic views across the famous River IJ and is equipped with cutting-edge facilities that are as beautiful as they are modern. It’s a seriously impressive set-up and we can’t wait to share it with you.

The perfect venue for an event which is for the pioneers who want to shape the world of unbiased hiring.

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Join us at the Breaking Bias Summit and be part of the solution to drive positive change towards a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive future for all.