10 Feb 2014
Svetlana Khapova appointed Fenna Diemer-Lindeboom chair of Careers and Organization Studies (Dec. 2013)FDL Chair
VU University Amsterdam has launched the Fenna Diemer-Lindeboom (FDL) chair programme in order to promote female scientific talent on its way to the top and to address the lack of female full professors.
The naming of this specific FDL chair reflects Khapova's research focus on Careers and Organization Studies. Her research concerns careers and career investments of contemporary employees. She is especially interested in the link between individual careers and organizational growth and innovation.
At the same time Svetlana is the scientific director of the Amsterdam Business Research Institute (ABRI). She is one of the leading founders of the institute. ABRI caters for research and graduate education in business and organization, and is a collaboration of three faculties of two universities (Faculty of Economics and Business Administration and Faculty of Social Sciences of VU University Amsterdam, and Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Amsterdam).
Fenna Diemer-Lindeboom (1913-2004) studied Law at VU University and obtained a PhD in 1937. During WWII she defended people who were arrested for their resistance work, together with her husband. Fenna Diemer-Lindeboom studied the bible on the position of women in society and published several books about the relation between men and women. Mostly she is known for her fight for passive women voting rights in her party, the Anti-Revolutionaire Partij (ARP).