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What Aegon employees say on International Women's Day 2018


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What Aegon employees say on International Women's Day 2018

  1. 1. Diversity is key in being able to fulfil our promises to our customers. They are men and women of all ages, from all parts of society. This should be reflected at all levels in our company. Allegra van Hövell-Patrizi Chief Risk Officer Aegon NV “ ”
  2. 2. More diversity will make us a more innovative company. Carla Mahieu Global Head Human Resources “ ”
  3. 3. There is no difference - We, girls and women of all ages, are empowered to be what we want to be and achieve what we want to achieve - we are equal. Natashia Bracciaventi “ ” Sr Relationship Manager, Aegon Insights Australia
  4. 4. Women offer a different point of view. Together, we will all reach a common target. Eladio Barroso Spain European Works Council and Health Technical Area “ ”
  5. 5. Push for progress, speak up against inequality, and don’t settle for less than you deserve. Angela Tweedie Global Content Manager “ ”
  6. 6. A gender equal world where stereotypes are challenged and biases make way for empathy and compassion. “ ” Saba Adil Chief People Officer, AegonLife, India
  7. 7. We need more women in decision-making roles because they change the dialogue, and so, the future. Wendel Hofman-Schulp Brand Manager “ ”
  8. 8. Women contribute no less than men. We should remind ourselves of this until the gender pay gap no longer exists. Lampros Romanos Senior Associate, Aegon Center for Longevity and Retirement “ ”
  9. 9. Women can overcome their challenges in life by choosing to consider them as opportunities to learn and progress. Sînziana Maioreanu CEO Aegon Romania “ ”
  10. 10. The presence of women changes boardroom dynamics and helps to expand perspective. Sally Carruthers Executive Assistant “ ”
  11. 11. More than half the Asia B&D team are women…a direct outcome of choosing the right talent. “ ” Curtis Chen Head of Business Development & Strategy, Aegon Asia
  12. 12. Anna Czylok Investment Strategist TKP Investments “ ” The right mix of men and women makes the company stronger.
  13. 13. Catherine Collinson CEO & President, Transamerica Institute Executive Director, Aegon Center for Longevity and Retirement “ ” I dream of a world in which all women have the opportunity to achieve their full potential.
  14. 14. Maartje Buise AGT Global Systems Support Chair Aegon Proud NL “ ” At Aegon, Information Technology isn’t a man’s world.
  15. 15. It’s not about gender, it’s about the value that a truly diverse group of individuals can add to a boardroom discussion. John Hallal General Manager, Aegon Insights Australia “ ”
  17. 17. Today is a day to celebrate the achievements of women across the world. To inspire and be inspired by those that are breaking through their own personal barriers to change the world for the better for us all. “ ” Fiona Steele Deputy General Secretary, Aegis The Union (UK) and Aegon EWC member
  18. 18. A world where gender equality is so natural, that no one has to worry about gender parity. “ ” Miki Takizawa Policy Service Senior Leader, Aegon Sony Life, Japan
  19. 19. A dialogue should be initiated on how more women should be elevated to leadership roles, and make our organization truly diverse. “ ” Mandeep Singh Deputy Vice President, Marketing, AegonLife India
  20. 20. Studies show that the most successful teams are often the ones with the most women on them – not because of ‘diversity’, but the ability to read people and the situation. Women should embrace such a gift! “ ” Juan Liu Deputy CEO, Aegon Insights Japan
  21. 21. To create new, innovative and competitive business strategies, the intellectual contribution of both men & women are needed. “ “ Edit Drevenka PR manager Aegon Hungary
  22. 22. Diversity in teams brings more creativity to the work floor. “ ” Klaas-Jan Masker Manager Operations, Aegon Bank
  23. 23. The victory is when IWD is a natural part of our daily lives, and we celebrate diversity every day! “ ” Duveke Islas-op ‘t Landt Implementatie manager Aegon NL
  24. 24. We need more women leaders, not just #womenonboards. “ ” Amit Chaturi Head of mid+back-office support Treasury
  25. 25. Diverse teams perform better and are more fun to work in. Recent research shows they focus more on facts, not opinions, and are more often high performing. # proud to work in the diverse leadership team of Aegon NL “ ” Ingrid Graaf Board Member Aegon NL
  26. 26. Diversity & Inclusion should be in your thought process at the start of every new opportunity. It doesn’t work as an after thought. “ ” Brian Linn General Secretary of Aegis The Union (UK) and Chair of the Aegon EWC