Lamprini Kiosse
Dovile Corrigan
Akanksha Menon

WBII Networking Event November: Make it happen Masterclass – set your strategy for 2020

  • 28 November 2019
    19:00 - 22:00

Carlton Ambassador The HagueJoin us for our networking evening at the Carlton Ambassador Hotel in The Hague.
Share your business experiences and network with our members and other guests. Be sure to bring along your business cards!

Make it happen Masterclass – set your strategy for 2020

NOTE: there is a change in our program from the Business Body Language talk by Joanna Polak-Goodman that was originally billed.

Date: Thursday, 28th November
Location: Carlton Ambassador Hotel
19:00: Doors open for networking
19:30: Meeting, speaker, questions, followed by networking (till 22:00)


Can you image? It feels like 2019 just started and we are now already heading towards the end. Did you achieve everything you planned for 2019? If yes, congratulations. If not, you still have a couple of weeks to go. Maybe you got overwhelmed, stuck or distracted. Or maybe you didn’t even have a plan or goals. Achievement doesn’t just occur, you know. You have to take action in the right direction to make things happen. Wouldn’t it be great if you could have the clarity and tools to set a solid strategy for 2020 and start the year strong and smart?

For a long time, Erica struggled and faced many challenges in life. As an ambitious person with lots of goals, but also a perfectionist who is hard to satisfy, she got stuck.

But 4 years ago she said enough is enough. She realized that old habits weren’t getting her new results. So, she adopted a new method that now seems to be very effective. She set some pretty ambitious goals for 2020 like helping 1000 impact-driven women to build a business that makes a difference, becoming an advocate for gender equality at the UN level and running a marathon. Soon after implementing a new way of thinking and taking action, She began to reach the results she was aiming for. To date, she has inspired hundreds of women and worked with numerous ideal clients. She became a representative of the International Alliance of Women organizations at UNIDO, one of the agencies of the UN. And she went from running 0 to now 6K. The magic key to reaching these goals was a clear and conscious strategy.

In this mini masterclass, Erica van Engel will share her method to make things happen.

  • You will learn how to:
  • (re)focus on your goals
  • (re)frame your plan, and
  • (re)fuel your spirit.

All to make your dreams come true!

Erica-van-EngelErica van Engel is a sustainable business strategist and the founder of Belief in Business, a boutique agency that provides coaching, consulting and connecting services for female changemakers. Erica helps her clients to build a conscious business and lifestyle while growing their social impact, income, and influence. To empower other women as conscious leaders, she draws on her extensive entrepreneurial and leadership background. Erica was a board member of the Chamber of Commerce in her region for 10 years. She now serves as an extended board member of the International Alliance of Women and represents the IAW at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization. Erica loves to discuss how women entrepreneurs are making a powerful contribution to global sustainable development. In 2017, she was named one of VIVA400 Women by VIVA Magazine (category Changemakers)

Member Manuela Damant will be sharing information about our upcoming workshop series starting in January 2020.

Member Johanne Bade will be giving a 10 minute presentation about her business:
Johanne Bade is a Hormone balance coach & Social Entrepreneur. This coming Thursday she’ll share with fellow WBII members about her coaching business “Fit & Fabulous Moms” and her fledgling Social Enterprise, “Happy Mamas”: a co-working location with daycare.

If you would like to be highlighted in future meetings please contact

Dymphna Elsink, from Jouw Assistente & Lisa Hall from Lemonberry will be there to help us registering the attendees.

In accordance with GDPR legislation, we are informing you that it is customary for photographs to be taken of and an article written about our events. If you do not wish to be in any photographs, or you do not want your name listed below as a guest, please inform the WBII.

Guest List:

  •  Johanne Bade
  •  Magali Bouidene-Briand
  •  leesa brinkley
  •  judith BRUINSMA
  •  Natalie Carstens
  •  Manuela Damant
  •  Dymphna Elsink
  •  Lisa Hall
  •  Nila Karadia
  •  Agashnee Naidoo
  •  Jo Parfitt
  •  Jane Pocock
  •  Nathalie Rakotonirina
  •  Vassia Sarantopoulou
  •  Emma Smillie
  •  Athena Stoura
  •  Julieta Timane
  •  Joanna Trawinska
  •  Darina Veen
  •  Gaby Verburgh Hoffmann


Venue Phone: +31 (0)70 363 03 63

Venue Website:

Sophialaan 2, The Hague, Zuid Holland, 2514 JP, Netherlands


Carlton Ambassador The HagueThe Carlton Ambassador Hotel is situated in the city center of The Hague on a lane bordered by old chestnut trees – a fitting environment for this quiet, elegant boutique hotel with its tasteful interior and superb service.