Birgit Donker (b. 1965) was editor in chief of NRC Handelsblad from 2006 to 2010. She was the first woman in the Netherlands to occupy such a position at a national daily. She resigned from her post in the wake of the daily's absorption by the NRC media group, feeling that the new management no longer guaranteed journalistic freedom to the newsroom. She neverthelss continues to write for the paper.