Meet the team


Diana van Maasdijk Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer

Previously Head of Philanthropy Advice at ABN-AMRO Private Banking and Director of Development and Communications at Mama Cash

Lotte van Limburg Stirum Chief Operations Officer

Former M&A Associate at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, a leading law firm, in Amsterdam and Shanghai

Jo Andrews Co-Founder & Director of Social Impact

Previously Director of the Ariadne Network and Founding Director of the Sigrid Rausing Trust

Dr Elli Siapkidou Director of Research

Economist with 15 years of experience as a qualitative and quantitative Researcher in the non-profit and private sectors

Ted Kernan Technology & Data ​Expert

Data scientist and technology expert for analytics, cloud infrastructure, and big data management

Heather Larson Research Analyst

Specialised in gender rights, with a background in social justice funding, communications, monitoring and evaluations

Paola Marko Research Analyst

Sociologist and Researcher with experience in the non-profit sector, consultancy, and market research

Yen van der Kamp Institutional Relations Manager

Professional with more than 20 years’ experience in Private Banking and Asset Management

Iris Weges Communications & Operations Associate

Communications professional specialised in gender, sexuality & diversity

Máximo Leibman Commercial Director

Former BlackRock Sales and Relationship Manager


Carien van der Laan Chair

Founder / Partner, Van der Laan & Company
Board Member, John Adams Institute

Paul Broholm Treasurer

Director Investments at Insinger Gilissen Bank

Joëlla van der Windt Secretary

HR Director, Randstad

Fatimazhra Belhirch

Chief of Staff to the Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade & International Cooperation


Mary Fontaine

Gender Practice Lead, JBS

Sophie Robé, CFA

CEO and Founder, Phenix Capital

Isabell Moessler

ETF Sales & Business Development Manager, Euronext

Fernando Rivera


Usha Devi Venkatachalam

CEO & CTO of Krishi Janani

Jessica Horn

Director of Programmes at AWDF

Jacki Zehner

Chief Engagement Officer, Women Moving Millions

Josephine Richardson

Executive Director, American Investment Bank

Professor Paul Smeets

Assistant Professor in Finance,
Maastricht University

Quirine Langeveld

Financial Advisor, Annonna Advisors

Casper Arboll

Founder, Capdesk

Paul Byrne

Treasurer executive with 25 years experience

Karin Forseke

Chair, Investment Committee Royal Swedish Academy of Science (Kungliga Vetenskapsakademien), Sweden

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