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Arcadis CFO inspires women at construction conference

Arcadis CFO inspires women at construction conference

 January 24, 2019

Julie Zantke is Chief Financial Officer for Europe, Middle East and UK at Arcadis, She successfully drives growth and manages challenging change by creating environments which are transparent and collaborative. Julie was a keynote speaker at a Women in Construction in Europe conference in Amsterdam, a two-day event that attracts over 300 attendees.

The conference aims to empower women and drive gender equality in the construction industry through a two-day programme of keynote speakers, skills workshops, insights on how to solve industry challenges, and networking opportunities.

The importance of female role models

Julie has had a long, exciting and impressive career, with more than 20 years’ experience in international management positions. She holds degrees in Mathematics and Economics from Yale and UC Berkeley. As a member of Generation CEO, an exclusive network for German speaking women in top management positions, Julie believes in the importance of female role models. She is passionate about people, excited about the digital future and enthusiastic about improving the quality of life in rapidly growing cities around the world.

Making a difference in her career

During her talk, Julie shared her insights on her ambitions for social change and how Arcadis is already setting these dreams in motion.

"Dream big and follow your dreams. I'm still dreaming. Today I'm CFO for Continental Europe, Middle East and UK. Which means I'm together responsible for a PNL of 1.3 billion Euros of revenue created by 11,000 people. That's a lot - 11,000 people improving quality of life. I'm still ambitious and these ambitions go beyond me personally. I want to make a difference," says Julie.

"Here's my big dream: Imagine a world where the success of a company isn't measured in Euros, but how much it improved the quality of life. I'd love to be part of defining such a matter, because then you have real transparency. And sometimes I think it's not so crazy after all because we're already working on it, parts of it, with our sustainable cities index at Arcadis."



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