Esther Velzen
Ceci Wong

WBII Networking event October (The Lonely Entrepreneur)

  • WBII Networking event October
    26 October 2017
    19:00 - 21:00

Carlton Ambassador The HagueJoin us for an informal 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!

 The Lonely Entrepreneur.

50% CEOs report experiencing feelings of loneliness in their role,
61% believe it hinders their performance.
First-time CEOs are particularly susceptible to this isolation.

Nearly 70 percent of first-time CEOs who experience loneliness report that the feelings negatively affect their performance, lead to poor decision-making, negativity, fatigue and frustration.

These feelings are not limited to CEOs.
In fact, loneliness can affect any individual with newfound authority, such as entrepreneurs, team managers, community leaders.

But moreover, women in leadership positions face additional challenges: when they run their own businesses and at the same time raise their kids alone, when they come back to work after maternity leave, when they face inequality in corporate environments, and most of all women when they do not fit in leadership stereotypes.

  • Why does it feel so lonely when we are in leadership positions?
  • Why nobody understands our vision?
  • How to deal with struggling on your own?
  • How to overcome feelings of isolation as an entrepreneur?

Join us in this networking event and find out how to embrace loneliness as an entrepreneur and as a leader, and turn it into a productive element of your career.

Vassia Sarantopoulou is a counselor-psychologist, founder of The Anti-Loneliness Project since 2015.

She provides counseling services in one-to-one sessions but also organizes psychoeducational workshops.


Her clients’ well-being, inner peace and strength is her main goal. The most common issues she has dealt together with her clients have been: relationship issues, anxiety, depression, time management/ procrastination, family issues (divorce, adolescence, conflicts, infertility), self-development.

Therapy Groups and Support Groups are also some of the services for people who want to share their experiences with others.

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

For more information, visit, or contact her at

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

Guest List:

  • Julie Kennedy
  • Charlene Lambert
  • Nira Satguru
  • Sophie Bonavero
  • Silvy Fehring
  • Vassia Sarantopoulou
  • Dymphna Elsink
  •  Emily Blickem
  •  Margustin Born
  •  Gillian Bradford
  •  Dovile Corrigan
  •  Hélène Girard
  •  Ana Monforte Weijters
  •  Teresa Moynihan
  •  Caroline Orthlieb
  •  Jane Pocock
  •  Charmian Taylor
  •  Jennifer Van Dijk
  •  Jana Wilhelmus




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.