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Nederlandse vlag Welcome to the LEAD Network Netherlands Chapter!

My name is Julia Jelińska, I am the Chair of the LEAD Network Netherlands Chapter and I would like to tell you about our purpose and how we realise it through our activities. Freedom, equality and respect! These are the human rights and the values that I stand for and stand up for. Making a change in the world and ensuring these rights for everyone motivates me to pursue this goal actively and not to give up! The LEAD Network Netherlands Chapter Board held its first kick-off meeting in December 2017, and since then the Committee has been working on the delivering their strategy and plans for the Members and Corporate Partners of the Chapter. Since the creation of the LEAD Network Netherlands Chapter, the member base grew from 300 to over 600 members from more than 100 companies, including representatives of Corporate Partners of the LEAD Network present in the Netherlands. This region represents one of LEAD Network’s largest local Chapters. I look forward to meeting you at one of our events as well as in-between them.    


Four committed Committee Members who are passionate about equality and inclusiveness represent the LEAD Network Netherlands Chapter:

  1. Julia Jelińska – Chair of the LEAD Network Netherlands Chapter Committee; Auditor, Risk & Internal Control Manager, Ahold Delhaize
  2. Lidija Tisljar – Vice-Chair of the LEAD Network Netherlands Chapter Committee; Client Business Partner, Nielsen
  3. Marjan de Bock-Smit – Vice-Chair of the LEAD Network Netherlands Chapter Committee; Founder and Owner, SIM Supply Chain Information Management
  4. Eric van der Hoeven – Vice-Chair of the LEAD Network Netherlands Chapter Committee, VP Growth through Engagement Early Life Nutrition, Danone

From the left: Marjan de Bock-Smit, Julia Jelińska, Eric van der Hoeven, Lidija Tisljar

The strategy of the LEAD Network Netherlands Chapter is to Drive Change in Gender Diversity and Inclusion by:

  • Building Awareness
  • Providing a Platform for Knowledge and Good Practice Sharing
  • Providing Network and Networking Opportunities

You will find below the details of our upcoming events! So keep an eye out for the next event taking place near you! If you are interested in hosting an event or providing a speaker then get in touch with Julia at .

Note: Our events are for LEAD Network members only, so if you are not a member, then please: register here 

Upcoming Events

LEAD Network Netherlands Chapter Event
April 8th 2019

For more details click here!


Roudntable on Mentoring and Coaching, Hosted by Danone, 31st October 2018, Schiphol Read the event summary here
“Doing Not Trying – Using data in Advancing Diversity & Inclusion”, Hosted by Ahold Delhaize, 20th June 2018, Zaandam Read the event summary here
View here the official event pictures