NextGen Chapter Committee Members

co-chair

Lidija Tislijar
Yoerike Rijkers

My purpose is to focus my energy and drive on building strong people. I believe people who feel strong, humble, confident, self-conscious will thrive in whatever ambition they set for themselves, and oh yes – that starts with doing the same for myself. There’s some crazy high energy in me, and I’m enthusiastic (though also critical, or call it “Dutch direct” 😉) for a wide range of things – from living my Purpose, yoga, running, food, skiing and my dog Max. I love the flow I get into when I work on DIY projects and thrive when I’m exchanging ideas about life, work, personal development with other passionate people. My work live consists of doing exactly that with SC leaders of Unilever as their HR Business Partner, and I have the chance to do that from the amazing city of Amsterdam.

 HR Business Partner
Unilever

co-chair

Lidija Tislijar
Catriona Haffenden

I love to learn new things, as well as meet new people and learn about their cultures (especially if food or exploring the outdoors is involved)! I bring value to my community and company because I am always open to change and try to find a positive aspect to pursue in every situation. I think NextGens need to be given a chance, many of us are constantly learning and have accrued a great number of skills but we need to be given the chance to prove ourselves and gain that next level of experience.

Process Designer
Nielsen

incoming co-chair

Lidija Tislijar
Andrew Walker

Distribution Support Manager
Waitrose & Partners

education & events

Lidija Tislijar
Laura Coggins

Import Export Team Leader
Kimberly-Clark

education & events

Lidija Tislijar
Julieta Hermosila

I am a very energetic, optimistic, and curious person. I like to take every opportunity to learn and experience new adventures. My biggest passions are traveling, food and painting.  I strongly believe that collaborating and connecting are the biggest drivers of change and inspiring others, where leaders need to lead by example. Nelson Mandela said: “It always seems impossible until it is done”. Let’s dream big, work hard, and together make a more inclusive and diverse world while supporting the next generation of authentic leaders.

EMEA eCommerce Capabilities Executive
Johnson & Johnson

education & events

Lidija Tislijar
Patricia Souza

My main purpose and goal, not only as a professional, but as an individual is to help in building a more equitable and inclusive world for everyone around me, thus volunteering has been part of my journey for the past 20 years, and DEI has come to me two years ago as a personal interest and soon became my career path.

Senior HR Global Project Manager
CSM Ingredients

marketing & communications

Lidija Tislijar
Hiromi Nakamura Svensson

I am a very energetic and active person coming from a multicultural background. I have moved countries most of my life and am currently living in northern Italy, working for Kimberly Clark as Procurement team leader for our EMEA Marketing services. I have a team who is spread out across the region in 5 different countries, and I absolutely love working with a variety of cultures. I started my career in logistics and have since moved around the supply chain to obtain a full 360° experience. As a person I am very positive and driven, I take every opportunity to learn new things and to connect with new people. Travelling to discover new places, scuba diving, and food & wine are some of my passions in life and I try to combine the three as much as I can.

EMEA Procurement Team Leader
Kimberly-Clark

membership

Lidija Tislijar
Emma Burns

I’m a yogi, foodie, love to travel and absorb in different cultures and experiences oh and wine, I love wine… I’m striving for balance and fulfilment in all areas of my life. I’m super passionate about wellbeing, self-improvement and development and show up for myself everyday to in turn support those around me and leave the world in a better place than I found it. I’ve always had this deep calling to follow my intuition and stay curious and live by the mantra that ‘everything is figureoutable’. I work for Kellogg’s as a HR Business Partner and my next adventure is relocating from Manchester to Dublin to take on a new European role supporting our Supply Chain teams.   

HR Business Partner
Kellogg’s

membership

Lidija Tislijar
Madeleine Forsch

Besides me being a passionate food technologist that loves to develop new products with innovative ingredients, I am an activist for more equality, diversity and inclusion! I have discovered the power of connecting, sharing, making aware and empowering each other within our Ingredion Women of Ingredion Network (WIN). When we support and empower each other we can achieve great things and can make a big step towards a better world. That’s the reason why I have joined the LEAD Network to help not only making a difference within the company I am working for but within the whole food sector! I have joined the NextGen chapter to connect to other passionate people that want to make a difference as well and making this in a sustainable way as we focus on the next generation of leaders and their needs!

Senior Technical Service
Category Technologist
Ingredion

membership & CRM

Lidija Tislijar
Lidia Timkovskaya-Zykova

I’m a big believer in the power of authentic leadership in the corporate, a NextGen by heart and women empowerment trainer, mentor & coach. While growing in the corporate world myself in great companies like Danone, ABInBev, BAT, I always loved to connect with like-minded people and drive big change for good be that large sustainability or procurement transformation projects or the work culture we share in the office. On a personal note, I am a passionate corporate dreamer & doer, love seeing the spark in people’s eye’s when they start to believe in themselves, dream big & go for it. That’s what I teach our cool 4-year old after work 😉. I am also a mindfulness practitioner – it’s the best way to connect with myself and those diverse and cool people around me.

women’s career empowerment mentor
WOW Humans!