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Meet the team

We’re working with an international, interdisciplinary team based in London, Geneva, Amsterdam and Houston.


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

Barbara Mahe Acting Head of Communications

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

Ted Kernan Technology & Data ​Expert

Data Scientist and Technology Expert in analytics, cloud infrastructure and big data management

Heather Larson Senior Research Analyst

Researcher specialised in gender rights, with a background in funding, communications, and monitoring and evaluations

Paola Marko Research Analyst

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

Ramsey Ross Research Manager

Analyst with experience in investment analysis, project design, and supplier management

Gustaf Renman Research Analyst

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

Noémie Palaffre Research Analyst

Researcher with experience in gender-related issues and corporate reporting


Carien van der Laan Chair

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

Paul Broholm Treasurer

Director of investments

Joëlla van der Windt Secretary

HR Director, Randstad


Jo Andrews

Co-Founder, Equileap; former Director of the Ariadne Network and 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

Managing Partner, BuenTrip Ventures; Former CTO, ETF.com

Usha Devi Venkatachalam

CEO & CTO of Krishi Janani

Jessica Horn

Director of Programmes at AWDF

Mariëtte Turkenburg

Former tax partner Loyens & Loeff

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 Adviser, Annonna Advisors

Casper Arboll

Founder, Capdesk

Paul Byrne

Treasurer executive with 25 years' experience

Karin Forseke

International Adviser and Non-Executive Board Director

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