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Hanneke Takkenberg isProfessor of Management Education focusing on Women in Business at Rotterdam School of Management. She is co-executive director of the Erasmus Centre for Women and Organisations (ECWO) at RSM where she leads the centre’s research initiatives. Prof. Takkenberg brings decades of research excellence to this new professorship. Since 2012, she has been Professor of Clinical Decision Making in Cardio-Thoracic Interventions at Erasmus University Medical Center (MC) and she continues in this position three days a week. At the Erasmus MC, her current research focuses on prognosis and clinical and shared decision making in cardiovascular interventions, with special attention to male-female differences. Prof. Takkenberg’s own research at RSM broadly focuses on network analysis, with a particular focus on women’s organisations as well as personal networks. A key part of her current work is as part of the European Commission-funded Horizon2020 EQUAL4EUROPE research project that aims to develop and implement Gender Equality Plans in European Universities. She also facilitates within RSM’s Executive Education's women in business programmes, ECWO’s Open Masterclasses and RSM’s MBA, with a focus on gender balanced leadership. Hanneke’s work is broadly focused on empowering and connecting women to drive their individual careers forward, as well as achieving gender equality globally through advocacy and world leading research. At Erasmus MC, Prof. Takkenberg has worked to improve healthcare for women for patients and working conditions for female medical doctors. For that she was recognised with the 2018 Els Borst award for her scientific and societal efforts. In 2019, she received the Caty Asscher award for her efforts to achieve gender diversity in the Erasmus MC and Erasmus University Rotterdam. This was through the founding of VENA (2006), the Erasmus MC network for women in academia, her work as Chief Diversity Officer for EUR (2015-2018) and her initiation of the Diversity and Inclusion programme for the Erasmus MC in 2018. Prof. Takkenberg is currently chair of the Dutch Network for Women Professors (LNVH) board - a network of over 1300 women professors and associate professors, and is also Chief Diversity Officer at the Erasmus University MC. She obtained her MD at the Vrije University Amsterdam, her MSc Clinical Epidemiology at NIHES, and her PhD at Erasmus University Rotterdam (2002). She worked as a research fellow at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles (1994-1996) and subsequently as a research clinician, assistant professor, and associate professor at the Department of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery of Erasmus University Medical Center prior to being appointed Professor in 2012.

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality

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