Monique Van Dijken Eeuwijk, chair of our Benelux Sector Team Professional Services Firms and member of Women Corporate Directors (WCD), hosted a breakfast session yesterday for the WCD Dutch Chapter.
This chapter consist of the top female board - and supervisory board members of companies listed and/or based in the Netherlands and meets approximately seven to eight times a year to discuss the various challenges, from a business perspective, to be dealt with as a board member; to globally accelerate best practices in corporate governance. WCD, furthermore, strives for, through various initiatives, to get more women 'board ready' and more women on boards.
Monique had asked Peter van Mierlo, CEO of PwC, to be guest speaker. He talked about the transformation into 'a purpose led and values driven organisation'. This ambition level becomes more important due to the changing world around us as well as the apparent lack of credibility in leadership around the world. Van Mierlo gave a highly inspiring speech on PwC's Journey in striving for and realising this necessary transformation. He also shared a great special inside as to how he himself, PwC and its people are living this journey.