Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion

Our members determine which themes we act on. We work on organizations that are open to talent and where every employee, regardless of personal characteristics or background, feels valuable and welcome.

People make organizations. People have different backgrounds, talents and motivations. In order to be able to supply the right products and services to a broad group of customers in rapidly developing, often global markets, it is important to develop and implement those products and services with a diverse group of employees. They can help you make the right choices and prevent blunders. In addition, in a labor market with great scarcity, it is even more important to appeal to the widest possible group of potential employees and to take good care of the people who already work for you. It is therefore necessary to pay attention to the diversity of your workforce and to pay attention to an open culture within the organization, so that everyone can feel welcome.

For this we do the following:

1. Share knowledge about the bias-free recruitment and selection process for employees. What knowledge, insights and experiences are there to remove prejudices from this process, so that you create the space to address and interest broader groups in your vacancy and attract the most suitable person to fill that vacancy. In doing so, we involve knowledge from science, the market and the experiences of other members.

2. Share experiences about the elements that are important to develop an inclusive culture in the workplace. How do you approach that, what works and when can it go completely off the rails? What do we actually know about each other and each other's backgrounds, passions and motives? How do we bring it up and take each other into account. How to become and remain an inclusive leader?

More diversity in terms of gender, age, background, but also, for example, how people think and learn (neurodiversity) is desperately needed. Those differences determine the path someone has traveled to get where they are now and that generally says something about the way someone views and deals with problems. In this way we make our organizations and companies richer, more effective. That is why, on behalf of CIO Platform Nederland, I am committed to more diversity, inclusion and equity in the workplace – also in our field.

Diversity & Inclusion news

Blog: What if no new management assistants graduate in five years' time?

2023-09-12  Blog Judith van der KolkMonday 18 September 2023 12:00 Times are changing. But who then makes the complex appointments, who makes sure the agenda is correct, who is the person in the background who arranges everything? Read more in the current blog by Judith van der Kolk from Spaarne hospital. full story

Blog: Your responsibility as a CIO reaches beyond IT!

2023-04-03 | NB | ENG THE IMPORTANCE OF  DIVERSITY IN THE WORKPLACEMonday 03 April 2023 15:03 As a CIO/IT director you spend most of your time on the digital transition of your company or organization. Legacy must be addressed, technical debt must be reduced, and innovations must be leveraged and woven into the existing application landscape to make it as robust, reliable and agile as possible. full story

Theme session ‘How unbiased hiring can help you win the war for talent' March 16th. Did you miss it! Join us on April 5th in Utrecht

NB 2023-03-16 Diviersity & Inclusion  - Unbiased HiringFriday 17 March 2023 10:52 On March 16th, an enthusiastic group of members of CIO Platform Nederland started working on 'unbiased hiring' at Britt van den Berg (she/her) (chairman CIO Committee Diversity & Inclusion, board member) CIO of SVB. full story

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Diversity & Inclusion events

  1. CEG Management Support | The impact of AI on your work | EBN | Utrecht Utrecht

    This CEG unites the assistants of the member CIOs. The rapidly digitizing working environment and working virtual require a high demand of the flexibility and adjustment skils of the management assistant. The meeting highlights current challenges. On the agenda for example best practices to challenge the issues, break-outs and tips from other assistants and/or an expert. 

    14 Mar
  2. Unleash your feminine power: life lessons from Long COVID and 2 role models Houten

    A live meeting for and by female CIOs and IT executives. The purpose of this meeting is to strengthen and help each other and build a close network of female IT executives. 

    23 May

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