Diversity Day

October 4 2022, 4:00 PM
October 4 2022, 7:00 PM
There are limited spots available
Nyenrode Business Universiteit - Breukelen
Straatweg 25
3621 BG Breukelen

'It starts with a good idea, but without a plan and a good team you will not make it. A good team is a team that is diverse and inclusive, so that there is a variety of perspectives and skills.' Thus spoke Prince Constantijn van Oranje during the opening of the academic year 2022-2023, Monday the 5th of September.

Keynote speech Ruben Brave

Ruben Brave is an internet pioneer and serial tech entrepreneur. The motto of his investment management company Entelligence is “no nonsense innovators, inventors & incubators”. As a Dutch-Surinamese entrepreneur, Ruben also gives lectures on diversity and inclusion, but has little appetite for 'sad stories'. 

Panel discussion Nyenrode alumni

Yesim Candan is a columnist at RTL news and writes about diversity and inclusion, leadership and empowerment. Between 2000 and 2002 Yesim did the MSc in Management at Nyenrode. Fun fact: Yesim is the one who coined the term 'bicultural' in the Netherlands.

Raisa Ghazi is an internationally requested public speaker on Inclusive and Ethical Leadership and an expert in Women's Leadership. She has been recognized by Forbes as a leader in her field of coaching executives and the Social Economic Council ''Top Women''. In 2011, Raisa completed her MBA at Nyenrode and in 2015 a MSc in International Relations at the University of Amsterdam.

Panel discussion Nyenrode employees

Naomi Vervaart has been a program advisor in the EEOD department at Nyenrode since 2016. As an ambassador at Emma at Work, a nonprofit that supports young people with disabilities towards an independent future, she helps raise awareness. Finally, Naomi holds a Bachelor's in Teacher of Dutch Sign Language.

Nina Ponten has been Admissions Officer at the MSc in Management Nyenrode since 2020. In 2013, she was Marketing and Communication Assistant at the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, an organization that organizes the annual Mardi Gras Parade in Sydney. Nina holds an MA in Text & Communication.


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4.00 pm - 4.05 pm
Opening by Rector Magnificus Koen Becking

4.05 pm - 4.10 pm
Kick-off by event host and director ASC Eun-Mi Postma

4.10 pm - 4.55 pm
Keynote speech Ruben Brave

5.00 pm- 5.30 pm
Panel discussion with Nyenrode alumni

5.30 pm - 6.00 pm
Panel discussion with Nyenrode employees

6.00 pm - 7.00 pm
Drinks and networking