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News from WBII

Charlene’s Bubble: 2020 isn’t only about eyesight!

Welcome back, and Happy 2020! While ‘20/20’ is a term used to measure normal visual acuity, January 2020 for entrepreneurs must also be the perfect moment to fine-tune our ‘business vision’, and align our mission and strategy to ensure that they can be implemented for another successful year, and thereafter. What is a Vision Statement? […]

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Charlene’s Bubble: A Fruitful Year

The holiday season is the perfect time to reflect on the past year, to remind us of all the things that we are thankful for. This has been a fantastic year for WBII, as we have continued to be a valued network for international women entrepreneurs in The Hague region. And it would not have […]

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Networking Review: 10 minute highlight with Johanne Bade

What do you do if you break your foot and are forced to spend many hours immobile waiting for it to heal? In Johanne Bade’s case, she used her time to think about hormones! Realising that hormones, particularly hormone imbalances, can have a dramatic impact on a person’s health and wellbeing, Johanne re-educated herself to […]

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Networking Review: Make it Happen in 2020

Make it Happen in 2020 Networking review by Johanne Bade Not only this topic, but also this evening’s presenter was for me a personal treat. Taking the time to reflect on this amazing year, and set myself up for success by planning ahead for an equally fantastic 2020 is something that’s been on my list […]

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Charlene’s Bubble: November 2019

Affiliation   ‘Affiliation’ is a word that is in my working vocabulary and means, according to the Cambridge Dictionary, ‘a connection with a political party or religion, or with a larger organisation’. I recently learned about another use of the word ‘affiliation’ which helps me to have a better understanding of women’s entrepreneurship and explains why organisations such as WBII are needed and […]

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Networking Review: Something out of nothing

Young, poised, driven, grateful and making waves Networking review by Deborah Valentine   What a pleasure, and honour it was for the WBII to have had Sara Kemppainen share with us her story “Something out of nothing: The story of building a Flourishing Network” – I hope I can do honour to the experience, and […]

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Charlene’s Bubble: October 2019

Did you know?   Next year, we will mark ‘Beijing +25’, which is shorthand for the 25th anniversary signing of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, UN Women’s “Generation Equality: Realizing women’s rights for an equal future”. This signing was a momentous occasion as a result of the campaign and demands for equal pay, equal sharing of […]

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Networking Review: How to Grow and Engage Your Business Audience

We kicked off the evening with one of the hottest topics these days (yes, pun intended): climate change. Dymphna, our organiser, mentioned the young environmental activist, Greta Thunberg, whose name was on everybody’s lips this week and urged us to support her (and our!) fight in any way we can. That was a great segway […]

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Charlene’s Bubble: Princesses Day

Welcome back to all!  I’m already unpacking the wool sweaters, and it’s hard to believe that just a few weeks ago, the weather was so hot that we could barely move. How refreshing, though, it is to come back to work after a break, and I hope that you had a wonderful summer.   September […]

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Charlene’s Bubble: Amazing African Entrepreneurs: Greetings from Bamako!

“Bonne arrivée, Madame”!!  The friendly, cheerful greeting I repeatedly received on arrival in this French-speaking West African country made me feel so welcome.  Known and appreciated for its beautiful ‘kora’ music (such as Mamadou Diabate), and distinctive bogolan handwoven and naturally dyed cotton fabric, Mali is also landlocked, wrought with security troubles, and poor. Because […]

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Networking Review: Head or Heart?

Susan de Vriend, originally a Life Coach for expats, has recently become a certified self-love life coach. With the help of Susan’s knowledge, we reflected on ‘How to be clear in our decision-making, taking into consideration both the Head and the Heart’. We are all busy with work and family responsibilities, and often don’t have […]

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