QWhich woman or women inspire you?

That’s my sister, Yvonne. I’ve got a 4 year older sister and we are each other’s opposite. She’s an Alfa and I’m a Bèta on the same level. Despite our differences, she is someone who is always progressive, open-minded, steadfast and independent. Those are character traits that I really appreciate in her.

Quick Q&A

What are some of your career highlights or most exciting recent projects?

The fit out and the build of the Dutch laboratories at the Breda and Zwolle locations.

What are you most proud of?

My family and especially my son

What do you do in your spare time?
  • Make jewelry (goldsmith)
  • Photography
  • Writing travel stories. I’ve got my own website where I post my travels and photos (www.dewereldisrond.nl)
QWhat job did you want when you were growing up?

I would very much like to have a creative profession such as goldsmith or silversmith. However, my parents were of the opinion that it would be better for me to do a study that would provide a solid job position. Being a goldsmith is now a hobby that I enjoy a lot in addition to my work.

QWhy is the kind of work you do at RPS important? And what does it mean to you personally?

All functions within our company are somehow related to IT. From your phone, laptop, to the applications we work with. Making the right (strategic) choices on IT contributes to the sustainable business operations of RPS.

QFor you personally, what was the best/most useful thing you did to further your career?

Keep learning. I obtained my bachelor Business IT & Management in May 2021.

QWhat advice would you give to your younger self?

Then I would have travelled and discovered the world between study and work. So, the advice would be: Edith, take a year off and go discover yourself and the world.

QThis year’s International Women’s Day theme is ‘Break the bias’, how will you support this?

There will always be prejudices. Just be yourself, believe in yourself and show your worth.