At NN, we believe a diverse workforce makes us a stronger company. We want the people who work for NN to feel respected and valued for who they are, and further promote female leadership, by taking specific action: for example awareness discussions and training or supporting initiatives outside our company such as TEDxAmsterdamWomen.
Bridging the Gap
NN is a partner of TEDxAmsterdamWomen for the 2018 event. TED conferences share ‘ideas worth spreading’ with speakers giving short, max 18-minute presentations. TEDx events are organised independently around the globe.
TEDxAmsterdamWomen started in 2010 as an independently organised TED event. This global conference provides a stage for inspiring women. It focuses on the unique way in which women contribute to shaping the future. This year’s theme is ‘Bridging the Gap’.
Marian Spier, founder TEDxAmsterdamWomen: ‘We want to offer inspiring women a platform to change the world. The partnership with NN is a great match as we share the aim to offer customers an excellent experience, and support women to reach their potential.’
Leading up to the main event
Leading up to the main event on 6 December in Amsterdam, a competition for female entrepreneurs (TEDxAmsterdamWomen Startup Award 2018) and a Pitch Night will be organised with the support of NN.
The annual Startup Award (now in its fourth year) consists of several rounds with the finals taking place during the main event in December. TEDxAmsterdamWomen created this platform to offer promising startups the opportunity to pitch their company in front of a jury of experts, investors and industry leaders. Dailah Nihot, member of the NN Group Management Board, will be part of the Startup Award-jury for the Grand Final.
On 9 November 2018, Pitch Night will be organised for the first time and will open the stage for talented, passionate speakers to share their undiscovered ‘ideas worth spreading’. Ten applicants (both women and men) will have three minutes to pitch their ideas, of which two winners will be selected by the audience and a jury. These winners will present their pitch at TEDxAmsterdamWomen in December.