Rianne Letschert named Top Woman of the Year 2019

Last week, Prof. dr. Rianne Letschert was named Top Woman of the Year 2019 (Topvrouw van het Jaar). Rianne is not only the Rector Magnificus of Maastricht University, she has also been involved in our UMIO programmes.

The annual election of the Top Woman of the Year aims to create a platform for female board members in Dutch companies and organisations. In addition to the importance of the current position and the results achieved, the assessment criteria were courage, ambition and leadership.

Inspirational leader

Within the Maastricht University organisation, Rianne Letschert has been an inspirational leader since she was appointed as Rector Magnificus in 2016. Over the past few years, she has contributed to a number of UMIO programmes including the Fast Forward (FFWD) programme.

FFWD is a leadership development programme that helps prepare and support talented professionals in their personal and responsible leadership. In this programme, Rianne is a true source of inspiration on performance, impact and authenticity.

Leadership programmes

In addition to the Fast Forward (FFWD) programme, UMIO offers several other programmes that focus on leadership. Examples are the Executive Master in Cultural Leadership, the management programmes Coaching Leadership and Effective Leadership (in Dutch) and the module Leading Strategic Change in our MaastrichtMBA programme.

On our Programmes page, you can find a clear overview of all our programmes.