Esther Velzen
Ceci Wong

Events and Opportunities

Monthly Networking Events

Every fourth Thursday of the month, with a few exceptions, the WBII invites speakers to share their wisdom and experience with our members and guests. There is an opportunity to learn something, meet new people and exchange professional as well as personal experiences.
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The Annual International Women’s Day Event (IWD)

An inspiring evening from a variety of perspectives; business, politics and social innovation. The event marks International Women’s Day by celebrating success and focusing on opportunities.
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Annual Entrepreneurial Awards

The WBII Entrepreneurial Awards are presented annually on International Women’s Day in recognition of the core values of the Women’s Business Initiative International; Ambition, Social Innovation and Networking.
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Start Your Own Business (SYOB)

The WBII and the World Trade Center (WTC) The Hague have come together to deliver Start Your Own Business Seminars for members of the international community who are seriously considering setting up their own businesses in the Netherlands.
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Entrepreneurship Readiness Program (ERP)

Whether you want to change your career track, boost your income, or are looking for work, our WBII hands-on Entrepreneurship Readiness Program gives you all the basic tools you’ll need to uncover and enhance the potential to imagine, create and start your own business.
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Professional Development Workshops (PDW)

Learning is a lifelong process. Move forward in your career by continuing to grow your skills with our specially selected professional development workshops.
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Mastermind Groups

Mastermind Groups (also known as ‘peer advisory’, ‘business support’ or ‘brainstorming’ groups) consist of a group of professional entrepreneurs who meet to share experiences, exchange ideas and to help and support each other as part of their professional development.
Exclusive to WBII Members only.
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OndernemersOntbijt Den Haag

The Municipality of The Hague organises OndernemersOntbijt (Entrepreneurs Business Breakfast) four times a year, at various locations, and with a different theme to discuss at each event. The WBII is a partner of the OndernemersOntbijt and therefore, WBII members are invited to attend.
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International Community Calendar

The calendar is a photographic beauty showcasing The Hague; it’s full of helpful dates, important expat information and is a platform to highlight your business in support of the WBII and the Hague area.
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Information Fairs and Events

The WBII participates in a number of information and international/expat fairs in the Randstad to boost not only our Association’s visibility in the market but also that of our members.
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The WBII is currently supporting the Bijlmer Bridge2Hope Project, with the sale of exclusive handcrafted bracelets. The Bijlmer Project is a research and intervention based project focusing on the psychosocial needs of victims of human trafficking, who were bought and sold for sexual exploitation.
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