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EVENT UITGESTELD! Diversity & Inclusion Career Event (Hybrid)

woensdag 15 juni 2022
Hybrid ( Online / Lipsius Building, room 147)
room 147


Diversity and inclusion are core values of Leiden University. Leiden University is committed to becoming an inclusive community which enables all students and staff to feel valued and respected and to develop their full potential.

Diversity and inclusion are also important themes on the job market. During the Diversity and Inclusion Career Event we would like to address these themes whilst talking about the current (developments on the) job market, sharing experiences, skills and tips from employers and experts on the application and matching process for internships and jobs and discussing some of the challenges for students and recent graduates experiencing any kind of threshold to the job market.

The event will be held in English and is open to all students and recent graduates of Leiden University. There will be ample room for questions.

Concept programme (details will follow swiftly, by registering we will keep you posted):

  • Opening speech
  • Panel with experts and employers
  • Closing words

Career Services aims for sustainable employability and happiness in work and does this amongst others by striving for inclusive guidance for all students and recent graduates on study choice and career questions. If you have any specific questions or needs for being able to join or attend this career event, please let us know (via the registration form or email careerservices@sea.leidenuniv.nl).

Speakers (more speakers will follow soon)

Marcia Goddard is an experienced neuroscientist who left academia to focus on building bridges between science and business. Her specific expertise is work floor behavior in high performance cultures: how do you build a culture that allows people to thrive? Topics on which she works include diversity, equity & inclusion, mental health & wellbeing, recruitment, performance management, learning & development, and organizational culture.

Born in Amsterdam, lived in Suriname, a networker pur sang. Whilst being the owner of a financial consultancy firm, Melvin became aware in networking of the fact that he was not part of a very diverse population and reacted by founding The Other Network (TON) in 2004. TON aimed for more visibility of the advantages of cultural diversity in Dutch businesses. Soon after this Melvin founded Young Global People.

Global People is the biggest online community for multicultural talent in the Netherlands. The platform aims for the connection between business, multicultural student associations and highly educated candidates for vacancies, events and sharing knowledge and skills. In both initiatives unifying multicultural Netherlands is the central aim. His favorite motto is “United we stand, divided we fall!” and all his work contributes to this.

Currently working as HR Project Officer at NN Investment Partners with a focus on various HR related projects such as D&I.

With a master thesis in the subject of diversity recruitment in volunteering organizations and having completed an internship about D&I with NN Group.

Anna is open to share professional and personal D&I experiences about the current development on the job market.

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