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International Women’s Day Celebration

One worldwide event that we celebrate in a big way is International Women’s Day, on 8 March.

Our celebratory event is comprised of an afternoon session of thought-provoking presentations and workshops held by inspirational women, leaders in their field, followed by an evening program of drinks and dinner in a dynamic networking environment.

The event is open to all and highlighted by strong key note speakers in the domains of women in business but also women changing the world in other spheres.

We also use this occasion to raise funds via a silent auction or promotion of some style, with proceeds going to one of the women organisations we support.


Do you want to help build entrepreneurship opportunities for women and contribute to the success of March 8th 2016 event?

You can! Currently we are seeking sponsors interested in being part of the world of tomorrow.

This special day, which is celebrated all over the world to recognise women’s achievements and contributions to business and society, coincides with the WBII’s 10th Anniversary, and will be a major event for the business and international communities.

Join us for an evening of recognition and inspiration; bring a guest and celebrate!

Key Note Speakers

IWD2013Each year, we invite exceptional women to inspire and share their own personal message with us about their career path and how they have been able to succeed in their field.

2H2B8738We have been particularly honored in the past to have speakers such as Nicolien van Vroonhoven, former Member of the Dutch Parliament; Her Excellency Mary Whelan, Ambassador of Ireland; Dr. Silvia Alejandra Fernández, Judge at the International Criminal Court in The Hague; Former Dutch Ambassador to Macedonia Simone Filippini, CEO of Cordaid; Her Excellency Ms. Bhaswati Mukherjee, Ambassador of India; and Marike van Lier Lels, Member of the supervisory boards of KPN, USG People, TKH Group, Maersk and Eneco Holding, and former Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Schiphol Group.

International Women’s Day, 8 March

International Women's Day (IWD) 2015About 150 people, including both Dutch and International women and men, regularly attend this inspirational evening.

Mark your calendars for 8 March and spread the word.

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Event Sponsorship Opportunities

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  • International Women’s Day 2016 & WBII 10th Anniversary
  • International Women’s Day 2008
  • International Women’s Day 2007 
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