Herna Verhagen ‘most powerful woman in the Netherlands’ according to Opzij

Herna Verhagen ‘most powerful woman in the Netherlands’ according to Opzij

Amsterdam, 17 November 2014 - The Dutch feminist news magazine Opzij (Move over!) awards PostNL CEO Herna Verhagen the title of Most Powerful Woman in the Netherlands. The annual Opzij Top 100 was announced in Amsterdam today. In her acceptance speech Herna Verhagen dedicated her award to multicultural diversity.

Diversity

The jury report mentions two elements that support the final decision to award Verhagen. She steered PostNL through rough seas and she has made diversity a top priority within the organisation of PostNL. “For me diversity is about equality despite ethnic background”, said Verhagen in her speech. “Making use of multicultural talents is very important for the ongoing success of the Netherlands. From reason and personal conviction every one deserves equal opportunities to develop their talents and build a career.” 

Encouragement

She added: “I am proud to receive this award. This is an encouragement to keep up my work at PostNL. We have achieved many goals already but there are still some important steps ahead of us. This award pushes me to continue on the road to create an even more social and solid company, fit for the future.”