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Karlijn van den Berg


 Head of Talent at ABN AMRO

Karlijn van den Berg has broad experience within ABN AMRO Bank N.V., including sales, sales management, marketing & products as well as strategy, business development and change management. As the Head of Talent at ABN AMRO, she is passionate about organizational and leadership transformation.

Inclusive Talent Management: Integrating DE&I Throughout the Employee Lifecycle

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.

Building an Equitable and Inclusive Future of Work

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

Toby 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


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

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

The Contentment Foundation

Founder of the Contentment for Business

“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.

Beyond Resumes: Competency-Based Hiring to Unlock Fair Hiring Opportunities And Navigate Talent Shortages

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

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

Cilia Keser - Nexio Projects

Cilia Keser

Nexio Projects

Managing Partner & Chief of People at Nexio Projects

As an experienced manager in the sporting goods and FMCG sectors, Cilia developed her knowledge of the industries while sharpening her vision of the recruitment, merchandising and project management functions. She has always been drawn towards learning about sustainable practices, and how to combine profitability with sustainability at the core of one’s business. After 5+ years in the sportswear industry, Cilia joined Nexio Projects as CHRO & Managing Partner. Nexio Projects, a sustainability consultancy firm, guides organisations through their journey from compliance to purpose.

Creating Transparency with Your Sustainability (&DEI) Reporting

Leonie Grandpierre - Head of Science at Equalture

Leonie Grandpierre

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Head of Science at Equalture

Leonie Grandpierre, Head of Science at Equalture, leads a dynamic team merging organisational psychology and neuroscience to develop game-based assessments. Her expertise in psychology and cognitive neuroscience equips companies to revolutionize hiring practices, prioritizing research and innovation over convention. With a mission to enhance candidate experiences and eliminate bias in recruitment, Leonie pioneers solutions that redefine the future of talent acquisition. 

Competency Framework Workshop: Defining Key Competencies for Strategic Recruitment

Joris Steinmann - Organisational Psychologist at Equalture

Joris Steinmann

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Organisational Psychologist at Equalture

Between a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and graduating his Master’s in Organisational Psychology with honours, Joris worked in HR for many years as a recruiter, controller and advisor. During this path, he got particularly excited about the intersection of psychology, HR and tech. He therefore decided recently to switch sides from the HR department and join Equalture to contribute to making other companies’ hiring processes more fair, modern and accurate.

Competency Framework Workshop: Defining Key Competencies for Strategic Recruitment

Adina Avram - Head of DEIB & Talent Development at Trivium Packaging

Adina Avram

Trivium Packaging

Head of DEIB & Talent Development at Trivium Packaging

My personal mission is to help organisations create a happy, healthy, inclusive workplace.

In my 10+ years of HRM experience and 5+ years as an NGO leader, I’ve been consistently operating from the idea that happy and fulfilled people make the difference for an organisation’s results and its impact on society.

Being neurodivergent, a woman and having lived in 6 different countries, has helped me to understand and embrace the complexities of ‘fitting in’ while being different.

Currently, I serve as Head of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging (DEIB) & Talent Development at Trivium Packaging, and alongside, I actively engage as a keynote speaker, consultant and coach, working with organisations to seamlessly integrate DEIB and conscious leadership practices throughout their operations.

Hiring Manufacturing Workers: From Attracting and Retaining

Josanne Verdonk

Josanne Verdonk

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CHRO at G-Star RAW

Originally graduated with a Master’s in Tax Law, Josanne has always had a love for data and a strong sense of fighting inequality and unfairness. In her role as CHRO for Dutch denim brand G-Star RAW she is well positioned and able to embed these values into the culture, recruitment and leadership of the company.

Game-based Assessments in Recruitment: How to Transform Traditional Testing to Foster Inclusivity

Eva van Hoogstraten - Friesland Campina

Eva van Hoogstraten

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Trainee Coordinator at FrieslandCampina

Eva, Trainee Coordinator at FrieslandCampina. She is responsible for the hiring and retention of FrieslandCampina’s trainees. To ensure a good match from both sides, FrieslandCampina started working with Equalture two years ago and has been hiring more diverse groups more efficiently. Experimenting with excluding CVs from their trainee hiring process created an open interview process and a good experience for both sides of the recruitment table.

Case: Talent Pool Utilisation by Friesland Campina

Alan Price - Global Head of Talent Acquisition at Deel

Alan Price

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Global Head of Talent Acquisition at Deel

Alan is an experienced international talent acquisition leader, having led People & TA teams for some of the largest technology companies globally. Currently Alan is the Head of Global Talent Acquisition at Deel.com, running TA teams across US, LATAM, EMEA & APAC. Prior to Deel, Alan was a founding member of Amsterdam based micro-mobility company Dott where he held the responsibility of VP of People. Dott grew from 0 to 1,000+ employees in 4 years. Prior to Dott, he held senior roles at Uber & Google.

State of Hiring Globally & Tech Migration

Zuzana Struharova - Nexio Projects

Zuzana Struharova

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Practice Lead and Senior Consultant at Nexio Projects

Zuzana is a Practice Lead and Senior Consultant at Nexio Projects. Through her work, she helps organisations in The Netherlands and abroad create, execute and report on sustainability strategies. Internally, she oversees the implementation of the company’s sustainability initiatives. Zuzana is particularly passionate about social topics. She holds a BA in Social Policy and an MA in Human Rights, and her experience includes working for a human rights NGO and a progressive political movement, Volt Europa, where she, among other things, coordinated the development of social equality-related policies, including policies around equal opportunities and DEI.

Creating Transparency with Your Sustainability (&DEI) Reporting

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