EMPOWERING WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS
Based in The Hague, the WBII is an international association of women entrepreneurs striving to succeed. The main purpose of the association is to empower women entrepreneurs to achieve their business goals through:
Learning and Development
Events and activities
Consider the WBII as a one- stop- shop for women wanting to start or running a business that provides information, training, support, motivation and the network needed to succeed. Since its establishment in 2006 over 500 women entrepreneurs have actively participated in, and benefited from, this initiative, generating incomes, creating jobs and, for many, translating passion into viable businesses.
Additionally, the WBII also organises seminars, workshops and training programmes for starters, entrepreneurs and business owners who want to take their business to the next level. These events are open to everyone (men and women).
Since our founding on 8 March 2006, more than 500 women entrepreneurs have actively participated in, and benefited from, this initiative, creating as many jobs.
The WBII fills an important role in ensuring that women who may want to start a business have the information, training and networks they need to succeed.
The WBII aims to facilitate the success of women in any line of work, and from any and all backgrounds, in creating new business ventures, expanding small businesses, sparking new ideas and cooperation, increasing profitability, and expanding employment opportunities.
The WBII is a non-profit organisation, registered as a Dutch ‘Stichting’ (foundation), and relies on members’ contributions, the generosity of business sponsors, and fundraising initiatives, such as the calendar, for its existence and to offer programs and opportunities to our members. If you value our work, and want to be in touch with an active group of international entrepreneurial women, we invite you to consider becoming a sponsor.
Please explore our website for information about our events, membership or sponsorship opportunities. A subscription to the monthly e-Newsletter is free, and open to all. You can register to receive the newsletter, here.
The WBII would like to thank all of our friends, sponsors, members (old and new), and families for their ongoing support. We look forward to continuing and expanding our amazing entrepreneurial network!
The WBII is a community of entrepreneurial women. Through active collaboration, members create a professional platform for promotion and a dynamic network for the exchange of knowledge. The initiative is a structured space designed to meet diverse business needs.
In 2005 Suzy Ogé founded the WBII, an incubator and business center for entrepreneurial women in The Hague. The goal is to promote the inclusion of women in the professional world by identifying and removing barriers that prevent their full participation. The WBII provides a physical space and necessary support to create new business ventures, expand small businesses, spark new ideas and collaboration, increase profitability and expand employment opportunities.
Many women opt to start their business form home, but along with the advantages of flexibility come many challenges. The WBII alleviates some of the problems resulting form the lack of access to professional facilities, equipment and services. It will unite innovative women under one roof in a collaborative atmosphere.
The open plan shared workspace, meeting and conference rooms are specifically designed to meet the needs of professional women. Educational seminars and workshops arr regularly offered for personal and professional development, experts will have a great opportunity to network, build relationships and collaborate.
The Women’s Business Initiative International is a community of entrepreneurial women. Through active collaboration members create professional platform for promotion and a dynamic network for the exchange of knowledge. The initiative is a structured space designed to meet diverse business needs.