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    • “ Ladies, no gentlemen" Helma Kip, Essent Amsterdam, 2009, April 22 *) Titel van het boek van Marike van Zanten waarin 25 top-vrouwen over hun weg naar de top worden geïnterviewd
    • Introduction Helma Kip
      • 52 years old
      • Education: Dutch law (University of Nijmegen (Radboud), 1980)
      • Unmarried with (male) partner, without children
      • 28.5 years full time active in the energy sector
      • Last 7.5 years at Essent
      • Current: Manager regulatory affairs & sustainable energy
      • Staffposition; Board -2
      • Experience in other sectors outside work (politics, housing, education, healthcare)
    • Agenda
      • Own experiences with diversity (male/female)
      • Essent diversity
      • Stratego for women
    • Examples
      • You are working for mr.…?
      • You make the minutes?
      • In the chair: Goodmorning Mary, goodmorning gentlemen
      • “ Help, my headphone does not work…”
      • The meetings of the management team Mondaymorning 9h00!
      • Good idea……. ???? We go for it?? Yes, of course
    • Agenda
      • Own experiences with diversity (male/female)
      • Essent diversity
      • ‘ Stratego’ for women
    • Essent diversity Half of the higher educated workforce is female
      • This share is even increasing. Women achieve better study results than men
      • Diversity prevents waste of 50% of the talent on the market
      The wife chooses in most cases the energysupplier
      • In 60% of the households the wife chooses the energysupplier.
      • More women at Essent leads to a more female perspective; the female consumer identifys with the policy and performance of Essent
      Divers employment fits in Essents ‘values’
      • Workforce should be a mirror of society that fits Essent's policy of a good balance between People, Planet and Profit.
      Women improve quality of decisions, spirit of enterprise and work atmosphere
      • Women see the world differently. Female input improves balanced decisions; companies with more women in the top are more succesfull.
      • Women show more personal involvement, what leads to a better working environment (and output)
    • … the same geldt for other companies! “ Diversity and inclusiveness are vital for winning in today’s business environment. They create a competitive edge by helping us to attract and retain the best people, increase creativity and improve decision making ” - Jeroen van der Veer, CEO Shell - “ We take extra effort to increase diversity regarding women and immigrants in higher positions". - ING in the newpaper Volkskrant - Companies with diversity policy Public statements of these companies “ A diverse top leads to a better product and therefore to better results” - CEO PwC in the newspaper De Telegraaf - “ Former Minister Hans Wijers announces that he wants to increase the amount of women in topmanagement" - Akzo Nobel in the newspaper Volkskrant -
    • Agenda
      • Own experiences with diversity (male/female)
      • Essent diversity
      • “ Stratego” for women
    • Book: Stratego for women, 2007
      • Monic Buehrs and Elisa de Groot
      • www.academiciservice.nl
      • ISBN 978 90 5261 600 I
      • NUR 801
      • 3rd edition May 2008
    • 8 ways to win the flag (1)
      • Prepare yourself:
      • Set your targets and show your ambitions
      • Determine the playing field
      • Analyse the players
      • Think about strategic scenario’s
    • 8 ways to win the flag (2)
      • Play the game:
      • 5. Enlarge your acting repertoire
      • 6. Bring power into action at the right level
      • 7. Negotiate and use your empathy
      • 8. Present and position yourself
    • 17 rules of the game
      • Show your achievements
      • Be competitive
      • Be loyal to your team as long as you win
      • Say “I” instead of “we”
      • Know that fires are there to be extinguished
      • Recognise (your own) status
      • Be proud (boast!)
      • Negotiate, take initiatives
      • Prepare yourself on your next position
      • Know that the boss is the boss
      • Don’t tell everything
      • Accept critical remarks
      • Do informal business
      • Fight conflicts behind closed doors
      • Perform yourself
      • Take your space (fysically)
      • Show masculine & feminine qualities
    • If you can’t beat them join them
      • As long as men determine the rules, play their game.
      • All people, men and women,
      • have masculine and feminine qualities.
      • When men and women realise that,
      • negative consequences of gender differences can be solved.