In 2013, in the presence of former minister Sybilla Dekker (President of the Board of the Talent to the Top Foundation) and Sandra Lutchman (Director of the Talent to the Top Foundation), Boyden Netherlands signed the Talent to the Top Charter in the Former Assembly Hall of the House of Representatives in The Hague. The former House President Gerdi Verbeet, Minister of Defence Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, and numerous other policymakers from the private and (semi-)public sectors, were also present at this occasion.
Boyden Netherlands (Boyden) offers, through its commitment to the above Charter, both the Talent to the Top Foundation and itself the ability to stimulate further the number of women in executive positions. This will contribute to a better reflection of the position and capabilities of women in society today.
Boyden has already spent years, even before the so-called quotas were introduced by businesses and institutions, encouraging and placing women in top management and specialist positions. In this area, Boyden also has a proven track record with regard to placing women in fixed and supervisory positions.
The Talent to the Top Foundation was established in 2008. It aims to encourage and facilitate government, employers and top women themselves by fostering intrinsic motivation to advance the recruitment, promotion and preservation of the number of women at the top.