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Gillian Tans | founder | Diversity Hero

"I never realized that being a woman and building a career was different, only when I started leading many people did I learn a lot on the topic of diversity."

Lotte de Bruijn | directeur | NLdigital

“As a sector, we want to be a true representation and reflection of society. That is not only fair, logical and necessary, but it also ensures the creation and use of better products and services."

Terence Guiamo | Global Director D&I |

"Benchmarking Inclusion, Diversity & Belonging data is a must, to better understand where we stand as an organisation and to build towards where we need to go. It helps us identify the areas that need improvement and to see what we are already doing. Together we can make a difference and empower each other to engage in continuous improvement."

Bas van der Veldt | CEO | AFAS Software

"Only if we know where we REALLY stand we’re able to set realistic and dedicated D&I objectives and goals. This ensures that we don’t just talk about the importance of D&I, but that we actually put effort in achieve (measurable) results.  Because our company and the Dutch digital industry as a whole need to be more diverse and inclusive."

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Diversity Hero


  Diversity Hero was founded by Gillian Tans, who is the ex-CEO and former chairwoman of Her company works on accelerating diversity & inclusion in technology, through data. Diversity Hero brings together the ecosystem by gathering data and comparing, sharing and learning from peers in the tech industry. is a non-profit publicly funded organisation helping to quantify and accelerate the tech ecosystem of the Netherlands. Empowering all founders and their tech companies to scale with programs and initiatives for improving access to capital, international markets and talent.  




  NLdigital is the trade association for ICT and telecom companies in the Netherlands. Our 650+ members range from multinationals to SMEs,  making us the foremost advocate and representative of the Dutch digital sector.  



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  Founded in Amsterdam in 1996, has grown from a small Dutch startup to one of the world's largest travel e-commerce companies. It is the mission of, part of Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG), to make it easier for everyone to experience the world.  


Ministry of Economic
Affairs & Climate

  The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate initiated the national Taskforce Diversity & Inclusion lead by NLdigital to promote (gender) equality in the Dutch digital industry.  


Blue Field Agency


  The Blue Field Agency benchmark professionals help your organisational transition to a data-driven one. By revealing, understanding and predicting your target group’s behavior, we help you achieve your KPI targets.  


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