Elise Gerritsen

Director of Professional Training Bodywork and Project Leader Logistics Valley Rivierenland

"Supply Chain and Logistics has been my world for 25 years. An inspiring and dynamic world in which there is a dire need for more diversity. To have solutions for today’s complex problems, we need different kinds of visions, skills and backgrounds. But, none of that happens by itself. Breaking through fixed patterns and systems in our sector still requires structural attention, and action.

At Diversity Works, we want to generate that action. In a durable, practical and accessible way. I still notice every day, that diversity and inclusion is a complex and somewhat fraught topic. We are afraid of doing it wrong, or of unknowingly offending others, and this makes it difficult to take steps. With Diversity Works we want to make things less heavy. By offering a safe space to discuss difficult topics. In addition to give substance to new foundations with wisdom, compassion and business sobriety in thinking and doing. My ambition is to make Diversity Works the leading centre for diversity and inclusion within the sector.”