Carolien Brederije (1971) has been a lawyer since 1996. As of 2009 she is a partner at Valegis Advocaten. Carolien advises entrepreneurs, companies of all sorts and non-profit institutions on employment law, participation law and civil servants law and about related privacy legislation matters. She also regularly acts on behalf of individuals (among which managing directors and majority shareholders). Carolien graduated cum laude from the PALA (an in-depth Post Academic course in Employment Law) at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam. She is a member of several Associations, for instance the VAAN (Association for Employment Lawyers) and the VvA (Association for Employment Law). Carolien is former President of www.womensbizz.com and active in various networks of (female) entrepreneurs, both domestic and international.