Zeger Vercouteren

Vice President Government Affairs EMEA, Johnson&Johnson
Belle Derks

Full professor of Social and Organizational Psychology, Utrecht University

Belle Derks is full professor of Social and Organizational Psychology at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. She studies the psychological consequences of the negative stereotypes that women and ethnic minorities face in work- and educational settings. An example of this work is her research on the Queen Bee phenomenon, e.g., women who dissociate from other women to get ahead in a masculine organization. For her research she acquired several prestigious grants, such as the NWO VENI (2008) and NWO VIDI (2015). Belle was chairperson of the Dutch Young Academy (part of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences) from 2018-2020.
Ruth van Veelen

Assistant Professor in Social and Organizational Psychology, Utrecht University

Ruth van Veelen is Assistant Professor in Social and Organizational Psychology at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. Her research focusses on diversity in organisations, and particularly how gender biases and stereotypes in masculine organizational cultures affect the professional development and career choices men and women. Ruth obtained her Ph.D entitled "Integrating I and We: Cognitive Routes to Social Identification" (cum laude) in 2013. From 2013-2016, she worked at University of Twente in the field of Human Resource Development. Since 2016 she is Assistant Professor in the Groups & Identity Lab at Utrecht University. Ruth obtained several grants for her work on professional identity development and career choices of STEM talents. Ruth’s research characterizes as theory-driven, empirical-based and with direct applied relevance to practice. To this end, in her research projects she collaborates with stakeholders in for example academia, high-tech and healthcare to jointly foster (gender) diversity and inclusion at work and in careers.
Francesca Colombo

Head, Health Division, Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, OECD

Francesca Colombo oversees work on health, which aims at providing internationally comparable data on health systems and applying economic analysis to health policies, advising policy makers, stakeholders and citizens on how to respond to demands for more and better health care and make health systems more people centred. Major activities of the OECD Health Division cover trends in health spending; measuring of health care outcomes, activities and inputs; health care quality policies; assessing health system efficiency and value for money; long-term care systems and ageing; the economics of public health; pharmaceutical policies, new technologies and big data in health; and health workforce. Mrs Colombo has over 20 years of experience leading international activities on health and health systems. Over her career, she travelled extensively in Europe, South America and Asia, advising governments on health system policies and reforms. Follow me on Twitter @OECD_Social http://twitter.com/OECD_Social