Drs. Mariëlle Bartholomeus is a neurologist and former medical director of Bernhoven Hospital Uden. In 2020 she was awarded the title TOPVROUW 2020 for her leading role in the corona crisis. She is praised by the jury for her authenticity and her hands-on leadership in which she gives people confidence and empowers them. She dares to ask questions and thereby bring in knowledge from outside. She emphasizes that you cannot solve a crisis on your own and that she really did it as a team and that cooperation is very important. She does not put herself in the foreground, but has shown clear leadership in this crisis. As TOPVROUW she will emphasize the participation of women in leading positions, as gender diversity in boards will strengthen leadership. Furthermore she will encourage (young) people to get a job in healthcare and see the importance of connecting in networks. In 2021 Mariëlle together with Michiel van Roozendaal forms the executive board of Rivas Zorggroep; Beatrix hospital, 17 nursing homes and home care(over 5000 employees).
Dr. Regina Luttge, Associate Professor at Eindhoven University of Technology, will moderate this session.