SPEAKERS & PANELISTS

Mélanie Bosboom

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Co-Founder at Female x Finance

As a young female student trying to break into the Finance industry, Mélanie experienced firsthand the barriers preventing women from entering this male-dominated field and reaching their full potential. This experience led to the creation of Female x Finance, now the fastest-growing career platform investing in the next generation of female talent. FxF is a business partner to Finance companies committed to diversity and inclusion and guides them in attracting, hiring and retaining this talent.

Employer Branding: how to attract diverse candidates

Misty Gaither

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Vice President and Global Head of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belong (DEIB+) at Indeed.

Misty Gaither sets the global strategy for DEIB. She evaluates Indeed’s policies and processes while designing equitable solutions for employees, job seekers, and clients to help all people get jobs. Prior to Indeed, she held business development and sales roles at Altria Group and JPMorgan Chase. She pivoted into DEI by way of Business Development at Code2040. Misty regularly gives inspiring talks about DEIB strategies globally and has been featured in publications such as the NY Times, USA Today, UK Telegraph, WSJ, Fast Company, Axios and many more.

Unbiased & objective recruitment strategies and processes

Kobi Ampoma - The Heineken Company

Kobi Ampoma

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Head of Talent Acquisition NL

Kobi is the Head of Talent Acquisition NL. He has an educational background in Human Resources. Having worked in the HR function as an HR Generalist, International Mobility and Talent Acquisition. Kobi is a big advocate for Diversity & Inclusion in recruitment.

 
He has worked in the FMCG, Retail, Sporting Goods, Fashion, and Technology industries for 23 years. He has also found his why and that is “To Inspire People to Help others by being a Role Model in everything I Do to create Equality in the world”

Change Management: Navigating Change in Enterprise Ecosystems.

Marcia Goddard - Sustainable High Performance - The Importance of Psychological Safety

Marcia Goddard

(she/her/hers)
The Contentment Foundation

Founder of the Contentment Foundation

“Dr. Marcia Goddard is a neuroscientist on a mission. She left her role as an Assistant Professor in academia to focus on building bridges between science and business. She is an expert on brain-behavior relationships, and their impact on team dynamics and performance, particularly in high performance environments.

In 2021 she joined The Contentment Foundation as the founder of Contentment for Business. Together with her team, she brings PhD-level knowledge and expertise on sustainable high performance cultures to large organiations and government institutions, promoting psychological safety, wellbeing, and inclusion at every level of the organization. “

Sustainable High Performance – The Importance of Psychological Safety

Charlotte Melkert - Co-Founder & CEO at Equalture

Charlotte Melkert

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Co-Founder & CEO of Equalture

With years of experience in the field of recruitment, both by starting a recruitment agency as well as being the Co-Founder & CEO of the hiring software company Equalture and her dedication to ensuring equal opportunities in hiring is truly admirable.

Charlotte awarded several nominations and awards, among other, the top 8 most talented female entrepreneurs of The Netherlands, Forbes 30 Under 30, Top 30 Most Inclusive Leaders NL, LOEY Talent Award, Sprout 25 under 25 and Sifted’s top 14 European Gen Z Founders. You can find her TedX talk “We got to rethink the hiring process” here.

Competency-based hiring: Unlock fair hiring opportunities and navigate the talent shortage

Sophie-Anne Onland - Nationale Postcode Loterij

Sophie-Anne Onland

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Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Nationale Postcode Loterij

Sophie-Anne Onland, D&I manager at the Postcode Lotterij, is a public speaker and inclusive influencer. Born with a leg difference, she embraced her difference as strength after finding a role model. Her TedX talk and article in Linda Meiden inspired many to embrace diversity and self-acceptance. As a D&I manager, she utilizes her experience to foster an inclusive culture. Sophie-Anne passionately shares insights on representation and self-acceptance, advocating for workplace diversity.

Change Management: Navigating Change in Enterprise Ecosystems

Toby Mildon - People Data and Analytics: How to recruit impactful leaders

Toby Mildon

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Mildon

Founder and DE&I Architect at Mildon

Toby Mildon, an innovative Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Architect and founder of Mildon consultancy, is renowned for transforming workplace cultures. With significant experience at the BBC, Deloitte, and Accenture, he excels in promoting equity, diversity, and inclusivity. Toby, a celebrated author of “Inclusive Growth”, and speaker, offers a unique model for integrating EDI into corporate structures. His action-centred approach drives tangible strategies for equitable, inclusive environments. Toby’s influence reshapes professional mindsets towards inclusivity, emphasising actionable pathways for organisations to embody these values, making him a catalyst for positive change in modern corporate landscapes.

People Data and Analytics: How to recruit impactful leaders

Enni Pidan - PVH Corp

Enni Pidan

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PVH

Senior Manager Talent Acquisition at PVH

Enni Pidan is a strategic Talent Acquisition Leader with over 18 years experience across diverse multinational organisations developing and implementing recruitment strategies as well as leading change and transformation within recruitment and I&D.

Change Management: Navigating Change in Enterprise Ecosystems

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