The Wo.Men@Work Award rewards the CEO who works hardest to achieve
gender equality within his or her company based in Belgium.

Previous winners

2017

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Sabine Sagaert

President, Global Managing Director Malt
at CARGILL


"Embracing diversity is critical. Society is changing and we have to evolve with it. Studies have proven that companies embracing diversity perform better. As a leader I take this seriously and act as role model to support gender equity. It is my accountability to spread the word to all women in organisations that if they want to have a career, they can and we will support them to do so!"

Winner 2016

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Erwin Ollivier

General Manager DLL Belgium


“Inspiring others by demonstrating a company culture where women AND men feel they do not have to choose between the job and their family to be successful.”

Winner 2014

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Michèle Paque

Managing Director Quintiles Benelux


“The award has been the motor of numerous interactions with leaders and stakeholders from different horizons, sectors and industries. It was great to realize that we are indeed focusing very much on gender equality and yet, at the same time, to become aware that the journey is far from finished… which is precisely the reason why we have to continue this road together.
I have also been particularly delighted to receive supportive feedback, internally from the Quintiles

Winner 2013

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Janneke van der Kamp

Country President Novartis Belgium & Luxembourg


“Winning this award was not only a recognition of my personal engagement towards improving diversity & inclusion but also of the Novartis inclusive business culture enabling our associates to be themselves, give their best and grow professionally, while allowing them to care for their families and find a sustainable work-life balance. This ambassadorship has also provided a unique opportunity for me to raise awareness and

Winner 2012

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Tom Declercq

Managing Partner Talent Deloitte Belgium


“The Wo.Men@Work Award provided me with an even bigger platform to open up the discussion about gender diversity in the wider business world. I not only shared my own experiences at Deloitte, but also gained more insight into how other business leaders work on gender challenges at their companies.”

Winner 2011

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Christel Verschaeren

Vice President IBM Europe CIO


“Winning the Wo.Men@Work Award gave me the unique opportunity to speak about our diversity policies and practices that support the skills and career development of women in IBM during many occasions at events and within companies that are just starting their own diversity and inclusion journey. It has given IBM public recognition for our long culture of diversity and inclusion, yesterday, today and tomorrow.”

Winner 2010

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Albert Ragon

Managing Director Danone Belgium


“This Award has allowed me already many times to speech about questions regarding personnel and diversity issues in particular. I was also invited by different boards of companies and institutions to talk about Gender Balance Equality of Chances and had some very interesting discussions about it.”

Previous finalists

2017

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Grégor Chapelle

General Director ACTIRIS

2017

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Alexander Von Maillot

CEO AT NESTLE BELGILUX SA-NV

2016

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Jef Van In

CEO AXA Bank Europe

2016

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Pascale Van Damme

Managing Director DELL Belux

2014

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Annik Bosschaerts

COO The Bank of New York Mellon

2014

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Caro van Eekelen

COO Accor HotelServices Benelux

2013

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Michel Croisé

CEO Sodexo BelgiuL

2013

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Laurence Einsweiler

Legal Affairs Director Pfizer

2012

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Dominique Petit

Country Manager Sandoz Belgium

2012

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Kathy Fortmann

Business Unit Leader Starches & Sweeteners Europe Cargill Belgium

2012

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Philippe Henry de Frahan

General Manager Mars Belgium

2011

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Ron Embrechts

CEO Care Belgium

2010

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Frank Van Massenhove

Chairman Belgian Social Security Administration

2010

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Marc Decorte

Chairman & Managing Director Shell Belgium

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