Thank you to all of you who participated this year and made it such a spectacular success! Special thanks to T-Mobile, Webster University, GMW Advocaten, and ZJHT.
From start to finish we were wowed this year by our special guests! First a performance from the Divine King Ugandan Choir.
Then Her Excellency, Ms. Bhaswati Mukherjee, Ambassador of India to the Netherlands, shared her own personal experience as a women representing India in the Foreign Service for 37 years.
Ambassador Mukherjee truly touched the audience with her candor and sense of humor, and she gave unique insight into the current situation for women in India.
Dutch Business Leader Marike van Lier Lels, was very open and candid in her onstage interview with Suzy Ogé.
She also took questions from two Webster students as well as the audience. Marike’s call to action was to be authentic!
A very memorable quote was her call for “more love in the boardroom!”, her STRONG belief that “caring” is the path to building more sustainable business.
The surprise entertainment of the night was Kyra & Trintje, Dutch Champion Hip Hop Dancers, from MOVES! Dance Warehouse.
The Entrepreneurial Awards were presented, and you can read more about the winners here.
Big thanks to all the generous companies who donated items to the Silent Auction! Euro 1.650 was raised to support Stichting Women’s Business Initiative.
More photos of the evening can be found in the IWD photo gallery.
Photography: Charlotte Meindersma
Video: Hayo Bethlehem