A Diversity Committee was established at UvA EB in 2018, made up of academic staff, support staff and students. The Committee's goal is to create a more diverse and inclusive faculty for students and employees.
Siri Boe-Lillegraven was appointed Faculty Diversity Officer (FDO) on 1 November 2019. As FDO, she will continue working on shaping faculty diversity policy. She regularly communicates with the executive administrative director and the manager of personnel and organization, the works council, and managers including the Dean. There are regular meetings with the Central Diversity Officer and her team together with diversity officers from other faculties. There is also at least one meeting every year with the faculty student council.
Faculty of Economics and Business
Section Strategy & International Business
Follow us on Instagram. On our page we start conversations and post about activities relevant for diversity, equity and inclusion in our faculty and at our university. Please feel free to send us an email or dm for features on the page.
The EB diversity committee functions as a sounding board and can propose initiatives as well as give advice on diversity. It is chaired by Siri Boe-Lillegraven, UvA EB Diversity Officer. The committee is diversely constituted and made up by students, academic staff and supporting staff of the EB. If you are interested in getting involved, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
If you have suggestions for activities or requests for a meeting and/or a talk, you are very welcome to get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org;
For specific issues regarding social safety, please also observe the help-seeking resources which include the opportunity to contact confidential advisors within and outside the faculty of Economics and Business.
In Economics and Business we want a climate and culture where the faculty is enriched by its diversity, and where all staff and students are included as part of the academic community regardless of their differences. The plan provides a direction for the work to achieve and maintain this goal. It specifies the scope of the faculty’s diversity policy, highlights key focus areas and outlines a set of concrete measures to be taken.
Read about the University of Amsterdam diversity policy, which provides a framework for diversity and inclusion that faculties and units can base their diversity policy on.
A current priority of the diversity work at Economics and Business is to increase professionality and reduce bias in the hiring process. To this end, a role description and checklist for a Diversity Advocate has been drafted by the current Diversity Officer. The main focus of the Diversity Advocate role is to help ensure a fair and open search where all candidates are given sufficient consideration. We encourage all search and hiring committees to appoint a Diversity Advocate.
Below you will find a selection of current and past activities related to Diversity at EB. Some activities are not listed for confidentiality reasons. Read about diversity and inclusion at the University of Amsterdam.