Marieke van Gent
Marieke is an entrepreneur & IT project manager and 'Lead core team RightBrains'.
Our mission is to grow the number of women in digital-focused roles. Why? Because we believe it creates an opportunity for innovation and success. Together with our partners, we are building a career and mentor platform where women at all career stages can explore their interests while networking with peers and industry thought-leaders.
Our educational experiences are designed to help participants learn new skills and gain knowledge from industry experts and peers to develop them into future leaders. The career stories aim to inspire women from diverse educational backgrounds, across multiple industries to change the face of digital technology.
Geke Rosier is an entrepreneur with over 25 years’ experience in developing marketing strategies for technology companies. She started her career with Microsoft in 1995. She then moved on to work as a marketing strategy consultant for technology start-ups and in 2004 she co-founded her first company, ForceFive, specialising in business and IT alignment.
Over the next decade, Geke began to see that the digital economy needs more talented women in order to close the digital talent gap, drive diversity, innovation and growth. For this reason, she founded RightBrains in 2014 and launched the Digital Leadership Programme a year later. Today RightBrains aims to grow the biggest match and mentor patform in Europe.
She is the co-author and creator of the book Ronde vormen in IT (2011), the magazine I Lof IT (2015) and the RightBrains Career Guide (2017).
Geke received a BBA from Nyenrode Business University and an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona.