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News from WBII

WBII Board Update

Background and Board of Management As a registered not-for-profit foundation, WBII is required by law to have a Board of Directors. Several years ago, when our (paid) office manager moved to Spain, and when at about the same time, two former board members stepped down, the ‘Board of Management’ was formed, carved out of the […]

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Visiting the Feel at Home Fair 2020

Last Sunday, the WBII was at the Feel at Home Fair in The Hague. One hundred and seventy exhibitors showcased everything from exciting career opportunities to ambitious new business challenges; from world-class schools and universities to an extraordinary array of sports, social and community groups. The entertainment was out of this world, showing that The […]

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How not to be vanilla

Or how to be Pistachio with Pepper The evening started with the amazing Dymphna giving a welcome speech and setting everyone with good energy to kick off the event. The first speaker of the night was Kalpee Howard, who gave her 10 min speech “Living Well Unlocked”. Kalpee led us down the time lane to […]

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Girlpower exhibition and meetup with IWGN

Today members of the WBII met with the International Women’s Networking Group in Rotterdam to take in an exhibition celebrating female athletes from the last 100 years who have originated from Rotterdam. It was so interesting to see the differences from 100 years ago and today, how sporting attire has improved, and how attitudes to […]

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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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WBII – “Year of Growth”

At the WBII’s last networking event of 2019, Erica van Engel closed her presentation – a taster of her masterclass on “Making it happen – set your strategy for 2020“, with the following quote: “there is no elevator to success – you have to take the stairs.” A fitting intro to the theme the WBII […]

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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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