Charlene Lambert
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Karine-Kayitesi Ponting
Anita Paalvast

International Women’s Day 2018

  • IWD 2018
    8 March 2018
    10:00 - 15:00


WBII Presents:

All for one and one for all
Celebration of International Women’s Day 2018

International Womens Day 2018

Join us for an inspiring day of discussion and reflection on the empowerment of women in a changing world!

When: March 8, 2018
Where: MILú Bar & Restaurant, The Hague

Ticket prices (incl. BTW)

  • Workshop & Lunch (early bird): €75.00, valid for registrations until 14/02/2017
  • Workshop & Lunch: €85.00, valid for registrations made after 14/02/2017
  • Lunch only (early bird): €38.00 valid for registrations until 14/02/2017
  • Lunch only: €45.00 valid for registrations made after 14/02/2017
  • Bring extra guests, they can pay cash at the door.


10:00 – 12:00 Empowering Workshop: “All for One, One for All” by Dovile Corrigan, Manuela Damant and Vassia Sarantopoulou
12:30 – 13.00 Welcome drink sponsored by Flickmyhouse, President’s welcome and guest speaker Masha Cheriakova
13.00 – 15:00 Networking lunch Buffet style

WORKSHOP: All for One, One for All

As members of the WBII we are part of a strong group of dynamic women. Our combined skills, networks and experiences are astounding and scream the potential of collaboration, colla-petition and joint ventures.

Ideally we’d be a flourishing beehive with individual bees bringing honey home for all of us and more. The question is, are we? And if not yet, what might be holding us back?

In this interactive 2h workshop your team of facilitators will start the discussion by exploring the differences between, and the advantages and disadvantages of, interdependence, co-dependence, dependence and independence.

We shall then explore the kind of mindsets that keep us stuck in less desirable situations and how to make the transition in a safe, fun and mutually beneficial way.

This workshop is for all of you who want to grow your business in 2018, had enough of working all alone, want to learn how to collaborate (more successfully) with your fellow WBII members.

The theme of International Women’s Day 2018 is #PressforProgress. Let’s press for progress together.

Dovile CorriganDovile Corrigan is a People Acuity Specialist and Certified facilitator of Strengths Strategies for Optimal Performance. Dovile works with individuals and teams to increase their Optimal Performance™, where both performance and energy are high. Dovile is a mum of two young children, wife of 11 years, previously a professional in the financial sector and an expatriate for the last 13 years, who knows how demanding life can get.

Manuela DamantManuela Damant is the Co-Founder of Open The Door Leadership, a training & coaching company specializing in helping diversity conscious organisations attract, develop, (re-)engage and retain their female talent.

Before retraining as an NLP Coach in London in 2003 she worked for Shell International Ltd. both in Switzerland and the UK for 10 years. Having lived and breathed working in a large corporation, and having coached many professional women over the years, she gets the unique challenges women face at work. But more importantly, she understands how to deal with them elegantly and effectively.

She agrees with Simon Sinek that ‘Together is Better’ and has switched from offering individual coaching to group coaching with great success. And she’s also moved from being a one-woman-show to collaborate with an awesome team of fellow coaches. Everything is possible when a group of liked minded people support each other to grow.

So it’s not surprising that she believes that the leadership of the future is a collective leadership that is purpose driven, reliable, principled, inclusive, and effective. A leadership that will have men and women join hands to solve the pressing challenges we are facing today – together.

Vassia SarantopoulouVassia Sarantopoulou is a counselor-psychologist and the founder and owner of AntiLoneliness, the company offering counseling services to people in Leiden and in the Hague area. She is ​working with clients in ​private session​s and in support groups but also ​she is ​organizing workshops​ on self-development​.

Her clients’ well-being and inner peace ​is ​her mission. The most common issues she has dealt together with her clients have been: anxiety, depression, family issues (divorce, conflicts, infertility), relationship issues, self-development.

Vassia has organised seminars and workshops on psychology for counselors and psychologists, but also for individuals. She has also been the main speaker in conferences about Empowerment, Loneliness, Career Counseling, etc.

She is also providing online counseling services, especially when distance, cost or other practical factors make a meeting-in-person impossible.

Vassia keeps expanding her horizons by participating in workshops, conferences, seminars, but also through travelling, meeting new people and new cultures, reading books and practicing photography.

Guest Speaker: Masha Cheriakova

Double identity; a gift, a shame, a gift!

Masha Cheriakova is a social entrepreneur who was born in Belarus and grew up in the Netherlands. Her passion for social entrepreneurship and mission to promote her home country, Belarus, in the world has brought her to being the author of two bestselling books in Belarus. Now Masha is the author of 10 books with 4 new books coming in 2018. She is also a mother of two children, a wife and a full-time consultant of a social entrepreneurship incubator project called Biz4All in Belarus managing a three-year education programme for 300 businesses.

Sponsor Ebere Akadiri talks about her new book:

Food Entrepreneur Ebere Akadiri has published a cookbook to fight against human trafficking in Nigeria. Vibrant West African Cuisine, is more than a cookbook. Akadiri teaches readers how to easily cook wholesome Nigerian dishes, often in 20 minutes or less. Highlights include Jollof rice, meat pepper soups and bean pottage. The book ranges from cookbook to sociological expedition, with first-hand glimpses into Nigerian culture, festivities and culinary heritage through photos, stories and more.

Ebere intends to raise €135,000 for Beauty in Every Life’s “Keep Dignity Alive” initiative, which raises awareness of how slavery, trafficking and poverty steal their victims’ dignity.

Welcome drink:

Flickmyhouse offers tenants and landlords an international platform. Flickmyhouse offers you fast and direct contact between tenant and landlord. Flickmyhouse works with an advanced technical system, because of this we saving on a lot of expenses and that’s how we can offer you a honest price for your search for a rental home or tenants.


  • Truffle Risotto with mushrooms, rocket salad and Parmesan cheese
  • Mini beef burger on a brioche bun with pulled pork, cheddar and BBQ sauce
  • Beef Teryaki with Chinese pancakes
  • Thin min Pizza with Taleggio cheese and rocket salad
  • Fries with mustard mayonnaise
  • 2 drinks

While the menu has vegetarian, gluten & lactose free options, if you are coeliac, please confirm with the restaurant that your dietary requirements are met.


Nordholm Design & Photography

Sponsored by Nordholm Design & Photography

Caroline Nordholm: I’m of Swedish origin, living in the Netherlands since 2001. I live in Voorburg where I run my own business in graphic design and photography, often working for companies and organisations related to Sweden, and including the University of Utrecht, a lawyer firm, an archeology company, churches and choirs. My websites are: and

Event Sponsor:

Webster UniversityAt Webster University, a graduate degree is more than a piece of paper. It’s proof that you’ll do what it takes to push your career and yourself further. With its global footprint, a master’s degree from Webster University not only provides you with a degree more and more employers are looking for, but also the critical thinking skills and teamwork experience necessary for today’s interconnected world.

There’s a reason Webster University is nationally ranked for its quality academics and diversity. With over 50 graduate programs offered at over 60 cities in 8 countries on 4 continents, Webster University offers a truly world-class degree. Whether in-person or online, you’ll have the opportunity to work with other like-minded people from all over the world.

Guest List

  •  Carolina de Klerk Nordholm
  •  Dymphna Elsink
  •  Lisa Hall
  •  Julie Kennedy
  •  Charlene Lambert
  •  Anne Bybjerg Møller
  •  Caroline Orthlieb
  •  Susan Tredenick
  •  Marie-Claire van Poelje


Venue Phone: 06-31747694

Venue Website:

Driehoekjes 15, Den Haag, Zuid Holland, 2513 AZ, Netherlands



Beer, Wine, Cocktails & International Cuisine

At Milú it’s all about tasting and enjoying. To taste as much as possible, we have a large selection of specialty beers (on tap and bottled), many open wines and a small selection of nice cocktails and gin & tonics.

Our international cuisine serves a varied lunch and for dinner a mix of small international dishes meant to taste and enjoy together.

Enjoy an Industrial Authentic Atmosphere

The interior is industrial, authentic and cosy, with robust natural materials and we have a year-round heated terrace in front.



  • PARKING You can park your car in the QPark Tower garage, Geest 1, The Hague .
    From the Tower garage take a right at the Torenstraat turn left at the Kerkplein. Walk over the Kerkplein (along the TNT Post Office ) beyond the ‘Grote Kerk’ and you will find Milú Bar & Restaurant on your left.
  • PUBLIC TRANSPORT From The Hague HS and The Hague Central Station use tram 16 direction Statenkwartier .
  • BIKE & MOPED Opposite Milú is the storage Driehoekjes of Biesieklette