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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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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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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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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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Networking Review: Storytelling in Business

Last networking with Natali Drake was a fantastic collaboration at the Women in Innovation and Leadership (WIL) premises in the center of The Hague. With many of the students busy with exams, it was a cosy group, allowing for informal talks about our topic: Storytelling in Business. Thanks to WBII member, and WIL leader Jennifer […]

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Networking Review: What is Female Power and how can we use it effectively?

Manuela Damant from Azkua opened her talk by reading to us an extract from Women Who Run With The Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes. Manuela invited everyone to site together in a circle while she read the story of “Sealskin, Soulskin”. Just like story time with my kids, the scene was set, and through the […]

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Networking Review: First Impressions: LinkedIn

First Impressions: LinkedIn – Renée Veldman-Tentori At our last meeting, Renee Veldman-Tentori graciously filled in at the last minute for an ailing Petra Fisher, to talk to us about LinkedIn. Renee brought her usual positive, ebullient energy with her and gave us lots of useful ideas to take home with us. Renee began by asking […]

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Networking Review: Speeddating

Networking is key to your success – you hear that everywhere. But there are rare occasions when the gathering is truly useful for building your valuable network. For me this January network event was truly special – it was about speed-networking and was led by Claudia Suhov (awarded young entrepreneur from Romania). She did not […]

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Women in Business: Q&A with Karine-Kayitesi Ponting of Karine Kayitesi Coaching and My Acupuncture Practice

We ask our members share a few thoughts: to introduce themselves to fellow members, and those who are interested in our community. In this instalment, we interview Karine-Kayitesi Ponting of Karine Kayitesi Coaching and My Acupuncture Practice. Tell us about your business: Karine Kayitesi Coaching helps Internationals feel at home, find health, happiness, meaning and […]

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Collaborating with purpose

There are many reasons to collaborate, in life and business. At the WBII we have had several collaborations in the past, and are happy to announce taken steps to strengthen them for 2019. We are confident that these will serve our members as well as those with whom we will be collaborating. Our motivation? To […]

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The member highlight – November 2018

Members of the WBII board took the 10-minute member highlight spot this month Charlene Lambert reflected on her experiences at the ‘Move it Forward Starters Weekend’, organized in partnership with Webster University on launching your business in the cloud. Lisa Hall spoke about the Women in Learning (WIL) collaboration meeting. ‘Sharing gives us inspiration to […]

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