During this Vision Meeting, Arfan Ikram, Arianne van Dalen and Mario Buijk will share their lessons learned regarding the D&I Taskforce and the journey of Erasmus MC. After their presentation, there is a moderated discussion with them and the other participants. You are most welcome to join!
Arfan Ikram, ErasmusMC
Arianne van Dalen, ErasmusMC
Mario Buijk, ErasmusMC
Professor of Epidemiology and chair of the Taskforce D&I
Arfan is Professor and Chair of Epidemiology at the department of Epidemiology, Erasmus MC Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Besides, he is also adjunct professor of Epidemiology at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health. Moreover, he is principal investigator of the Rotterdam Study and a key collaborator in the CHARGE (Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology) consortium. And he is the chairman of the Taskforce D&I at the Erasmus MC.
Policy Advisor Diversity & Inclusion
Arianne works at Erasmus MC as policy advisor Diversity & Inclusion and secretary of the Taskforce D&I. Before, she fulfilled diverse HR roles at ING. Erasmus MC wishes to offer all people a safe, open environment with equal opportunities, irrespective of gender, cultural background, or religion. In her role, Arianne aims to give meaning to that mission through vision, policy and implementation (as project leader). By creating awareness, initiating dialogue, and offering tools and inspiration she fosters the inclusion movement together with her team.
Ombudsman Social Safety
Mario has been working within Erasmus MC for over 26 years. He fulfilled diverse roles from organisation advisor to team coach. In his current role as ombudsman of social security, he aims to contribute to the social secure environment for employees and strengthen the culture of social security and integrity. Social security is is needed to foster of Diversity & Inclusion, for that reason he is member of the board of the Taskforce D&I.
Organisations should be the reflection of society in order to deal with the challenges that their stakeholders face. Erasmus MC plays a crucial role in the multicultural city of Rotterdam and aims to serve the 170 nationalities in an inclusive way. To make this possible, Erasmus MC started a Taskforce to promote D&I and integrate Diversity, Equality and Inclusion into one standardised vision. However, it has proven to be difficult to break cultural patterns and develop a new inclusive corporate identity within an organisation with over 15,000 employees.
Location: Erasmus MC, Rotterdam
15:30 - 18:30
Event for corporate members and Directors in HR and Diversity & Inclusion
During this session, Sacha Göddeke-Mulder, Director Security (QHSE) and Sustainable Entrepreneurship at NS and Michiel Jas, Director of Sustainability at GKN Aerospace, will give a presentation. More information will follow soon.