Angela Maas, MD, PhD is a clinical cardiologist since more than 30 years and has developed a main interest in heart disease in women over the past decades. She followed training programs in de VS and Canada and established the first outpatient clinic for women in the Netherlands in 2003. Since 2012 she holds a chair in cardiology for women at the Radboudumc in Nijmegen. She focuses on the early identification of women at increased CV risk and symptom evaluation in women at middle-age. She has initiated several multicenter collaborative projects with other disciplines to improve healthy ageing in women. She has received many awards such as by the Dutch Society of female physicians (2010), the Radboud University (2014) and was knighted by the King in 2017. She is currently one of the most influential female doctors in Dutch healthcare and is the 2020/21 Women’s representative of the Dutch Government to the United Nations.