Life is Not a Dress Rehearsal with Dianne Bevelander - WTF009


Dianne Bevelander was born and raised in South Africa and now calls The Netherlands her home. She is a professor of management education, with a focus on gender equality, at Erasmus University and she is Kim's husband's cousin. Kim met Dianne several years ago for the first while visiting the Netherlands and the connection was immediate! Dianne is an incredible woman doing groundbreaking work to level the playing field for women.

In this episode, Dianne shares what it was like growing up in South Africa and what brought her to the Netherlands. Kim & Dianne discuss the biases and other challenges that women face out in the world, specifically when it comes to women in management positions and other positions of leadership. They also discuss the difference between diversity and inclusion and the work that still needs to be done.

"Diversity is inviting you to the party and inclusion is asking you to dance. I think a lot of us now understand diversity but we are still missing the boat on inclusion."

Dianne teaches women that we all can lead and make a difference in helping to lift other women up. Women are 51% of the world's population and we can do great things together!

"All of us can make a difference. We can lead from where we are."

Dianne is also a cancer WARRIOR and has been in the fight of her life for several years now and is still fighting. She talks about about her battle with cancer and why she doesn't think of herself as sick. She also shares her feelings about life and death. Life is not a dress rehearsal so you must do all the things you want to do!

"While you are living, LIVE!"

This is a really powerful conversation with a beautiful and inspiring woman! Believe me when I tell you that we can all use a little bit of Dianne in our lives so get to listening!

xoxo, Kim

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