Sophie Poldermans is a best-selling author, international speaker, lawyer, lecturer and consultant on women’s leadership in times of conflict, crisis and change, advocating women’s rights around the globe.
Poldermans is the author of Desnoods met wapens (Boekerij, 2023); the New York Post & Amazon best seller Seducing and Killing Nazis (USA, 2019); and Hannie Schaft (AO, 2003) for high school students. Poldermans has been carrying out research as to Hannie Schaft and the Oversteegen sisters for 25 years; and befriended Truus and Freddie Oversteegen for 20 years, with whom she worked closely for over a decade as a board member of the Dutch National Hannie Schaft Foundation.
She is residing in the Netherlands and has degrees in Dutch Law, International Criminal Law and Human Rights (University of Amsterdam); Peace and Conflict Studies (UC Berkeley, USA); Human Rights and Democratization (EIUC, Venice, Italy; Vienna, Austria) and Women’s Leadership (Yale School Of Management, USA).
Her book Seducing and Killing Nazis reached the New York Post Top 20 Best Books of 2019. In 2021 she received the 21 Leaders for the 21st Century Award from Women’s eNews, NYC, USA.
Her book Desnoods met wapens became an instant bestseller in The Netherlands in 2023.