We are honoured to introduce you to the new TopFem Board 2018-2019:
Name: Géraldine Lafeber
Study: MSc Medicine and MSc Biomedical Sciences
Goal: As a chair, providing our group of highly talented individuals the best support possible is one of my honorable ambitions. My particular interest lies with elaborating nationally ánd internationally. Moreover, I aspire to increasingly introduce TopFem among beta-oriented students and starters.
Personal Note: I sing. A whole lot. I'd preferably do it all day.
Name: Milou Wery
Work and Study: Editorial assistant at KokBoekencentrum and MA Book and Manuscript Studies (UvA)
Function: Secretary and Event Coordinator
Goal: I look forward to add our board's personal touch to TopFem's mission statement and to ensure our events translate this into something tangible.
Personal Note: You will be hard-pressed to find me without my backpack and a couple of books at my side.
Name: Alette du Maine
Study: Corporate Law, Leiden University
Goal: My goal for this year will be to further expand both the TopFem network and the financial cooperation with professional organisations.
Personal Note: My favorite holiday destination is Cape Verde.
Name: Aram Yazdani
Work: Legal Expert at International Child Abduction Center
Goal: My goal for this year is to strenghten our current collaborations and expand our network by engaging with meaningful organisations and companies in order to offer ambitious young women the soil and skills they need to develop themselves to their full potential.
Personal Note: One of my favourite things to do is to sit outside on a sunny day sipping Latte Machiatto and reading a good book!
Name: Carmen van Polanen Petel
Study: Student Crisis and Security Management, Leiden Universiteit
Function: Programme Manager
Goal: To make as many young ambitious women as possible enthusiastic for our programs and events so that these women become the new generation leaders with the aid of a mentor, personal leadership development and a network.
Personal Note: Since 2 years ago, I fell in love with surfing. Since then, every year I try to surf somewhere in the world.
Name: Ite Haest
Study: Social & Organisational Psychology at Leiden University and Human Resource Management at Erasmus University Rotterdam
Goal: This year I want to broaden our network by attracting ambitious master students and young professionals. My aim is to show them the value of our TopFem network and explain how it can help them in their next career move.
Personal Note: I love playing hockey and I've been doing so ever since I was 6 years old.
Name: Manon Coumans
Study: Student Commercial Economics
Goal: My goal is to broaden our network by selling TopFem as an active and attractive brand to ambitious master students and young professionals.
Personal Note: Ever since I lived abroad, my goal in life is to get acquinted with as many different countries and their cultures as possible.
Name: Marlous Chang-Scholten
Work: Researcher at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea
Goal: My goal is to show everybody (Dutch and International) what chances lie beyond one's own horizon. And show that these chances are awesome.
Personal Note: Don't let my age fool you, my jokes never get old.