Meet the team

THE TEAM

Diana van Maasdijk Co-founder & 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

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

Barbara Mahe Acting Head of Communications

13 years of experience in Communications and Marketing across multiple countries. Ex-HSBC, Societe Generale and S&P

Iris Weges Communications & Operations Associate

Communications professional specialised in gender, sexuality & diversity

Ted Kernan Technology & Data ​Expert

Data scientist and technology expert in 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

Gustaf Renman Junior Research Analyst

Qualitative and quantitative researcher specialised in gender equality, transparency and migration

Noémie Palaffre Junior Research Analyst

Researcher with experience in gender-related issues and corporate reporting

Yen van der Kamp Institutional Relations Manager

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

THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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

THE ADVISORY BOARD

Jo Andrews

Co-Founder of Equileap. Previously Director of the Ariadne Network and Director of the Sigrid Rausing Trust

Mary Fontaine

Gender Practice Lead, JBS

Sophie Robé, CFA

CEO and Founder, Phenix Capital

Isabell Moessler

ETF Sales & Business Development Manager, Euronext

Fernando Rivera

CTO, ETF.com

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

International Advisor and Non-Executive Board Director

In the News

We are delighted by the coverage we have received since the launch of Equileap.

Barbara MaheOur Team