Today Sybilla M. Dekker, Chair of the Talent to the Top Foundation, announced that Caroline Princen, member of the ABN AMRO Managing Board, has been appointed Chair of the Talent to the Top Monitoring Commission. The Commission now consists of the following members: Caroline Princen (Chair), Joop Schippers (Professor of Labour Economics at Utrecht University) and Thessa Menssen (CFO of Royal BAM Group). Caroline Princen, who was elected Topvrouw van het Jaar 2008 (Female Manager of the Year 2008), succeeds Gerdi Verbeet as the Commission’s Chair. The Talent to the Top Monitoring Commission monitors signatories for compliance with the Talent to the Top Charter regarding the recruitment, promotion and retention of women in senior management positions. The Commission will issue the Talent to the Top Monitor 2015 on May 24th.
‘Caroline is not only a successful senior executive and role model; she also works to promote diversity whenever she can. Her experience and commitment make her an excellent Chair of the Monitoring Commission,’ says Sybilla Dekker.
Caroline Princen: ‘Diversity is a subject that is very close to my heart, both professionally and personally. Diverse teams produce better results. It’s 2016 – we can do better when it comes to promoting women to the top. I feel very committed to promoting diversity and believe the Talent to the Top Monitoring Commission has an important role to play.’
About Caroline Princen
Caroline Princen has been a member of the ABN AMRO Managing Board since 2010, responsible for People, Regulations & Identity. She began her career in 1992 as an adviser, and later a partner and managing partner with YDL Management Consultants, where she advised national and international businesses on change management. She was Chief Executive Officer of Nedstaal B.V. from 2005 to 2009. Caroline Princen was named Female Manager of the Year in 2008.
About the Talent to the Top Monitoring Commission
The Talent to the Top Monitoring Commission assesses the results of Charter signatories and documents their progress in a public report. The Commission monitors signatories against the targets they themselves have set. Signatories have the opportunity to state why their targets have not been met, based on the ‘comply or explain’ principle. The Commission issues a report for each signatory, providing recommendations for strengthening the recruitment, promotion and retention of women in senior roles.
More information is available at http://www.commissiemonitoring.nl/
Talent to the Top Charter
The Talent to the Top Charter, launched on 28 May 2008, is a code under which employers voluntarily commit to pursuing a sustainable and effective gender diversity policy. The Talent to the Top Charter has been signed by 257 widely divergent organisations in various sectors. Together these signatories represent more than 700,000 employees, or 10% of the total workforce in the Netherlands.