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Expand your network: membership benefit opportunity

by Charlene Lambert Connecting to & with local entrepreneurs WBII is working hand in hand with the MKB (Dutch Small and Medium sized Business Association) to bring the international and Dutch communities more closely in contact with each other.   We are looking to organize several small get-togethers (networking opportunities) where 12 -15 members of the […]

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Networking Review: Pensions for ZZP-ers

by Nancy Mayer According to Eelco Zweerts de Jong, from ZJHT, Zweerts de Jong & Heerkens Thijssen, Meesters in Verzekeringen, our speaker on June 22nd, we should all be thinking about our pension plan. As ZZP-ers, or sole entrepeneurs, we can’t count on an employer to set up a pension fund for us, so we […]

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EnergyParty for expats in The Hague

by Katharina Andrés Have you ever thought about making your home more energy-efficient or generating your own green energy? Then you probably know the feeling of being overwhelmed by all the different options and possibilities. What is the best choice for your home? A heat pump, solar panels or do you need better insulation first? How […]

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Vacancy: WBII Fair Coordinator

Could you be the next Fair Coordinator for the WBII? What we are looking for: We are looking for one of our members to manage WBII attendance at various Fairs throughout the year. The role will involve working closely with the office manager, and liaising with WBII members. We are looking for someone who has: […]

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Vacancy: Executive Board Member Finance

Executive Board: Finance Position Are you the next WBII treasurer? This is a crucial role focused on the structure and running of the WBII’s finances and operations. The WBII Board: The Executive Board consists of committed members, each taking specific responsibilities to support the WBII. The Board members are all volunteers, dedicating an average of […]

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Vacancies: Executive Board Member Communications

Executive Board: Branding and Communications Position Managing internal communications, designing and implementing strategy and maintaining brand marketing for the Women’s’ Business Initiative The WBII Board: The Executive Board consists of committed members, each taking specific responsibilities to support the WBII. The Board members are all volunteers, dedicating an average of 5 hours per week to […]

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Relationship Detox Course

Vassia Sarantopoulou and The Anti-Loneliness Project in cooperation with BLOOM-House of Health are organising a unique workshop on relationships.  Do you recognize toxic patterns in your (past or current) relationships that you would like to change? Do you want to turn your (current or future) relationship into a healthy and safe heaven where insecurity and […]

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Review: April Networking “Collaborate to compete”

How to collaborate to compete by Deborah Valentine, 05 May 2017 This was the topic of Dr. Yang Fan, researcher and lecturer at Webster University at our April networking evening. What she shared with us was not only the results of her own research ad experience in academia and the corporate sector, but also that […]

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Invitation for Opening of New Studio Yolande Jimenez Saturday April 22

Yolande Jimenez Tribute to Life Yolande Jimenez is pleased to invite you for the official opening of her new studio on Saturday April 22nd from 11 am till 4 pm. Her collection exists of handmade bags, luxurious jewelry and handpainted silk / felt shawls. During the opening a lottery will be held for the benefit […]

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Review: IWD 2017 “Be Bold for Change”

International Women’s Day 2017 at the WBII by Deborah Valentine Be Bold for Change was the theme of 2017’s International Women’s Day. And, at the WBII ‘bold’ subjects were chosen to mark the event – during the afternoon, as well as the evening. A more intimate affair than 2016’s 10th Anniversary celebration, this year the […]

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WBII Highlights of March Executive Board Meeting

Some Highlights of the March Board meeting include: IWD Celebration The board discussed the IWD registrations and the final protocol for 8th March 2017 at the Marriott Hotel Den Hague. Looking forward to empowering & inspirational event with Dr Giedre Vasiliauskaite, Marian Koek the two workshop speakers and the keynote speaker Nava Hinrichs. Board also […]

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