Reaching Out

Reaching Out

We are all currently finding ourselves in the midst of an extremely challenging global health crisis, where life as we knew it has dramatically changed. With schools and businesses shuttered, travel halted, meetings cancelled, and obliged to stay at home, we may all...

Entrepreneurship and EU Gender Equality

Entrepreneurship and EU Gender Equality

With International Women’s Day on March 8, I was planning to write an article related to that topic. Last Thursday evening, at 11.30 p.m., just as I was about to nod off, I checked my inbox one last time and found the announcement of the new EU Gender Equality...

WBII Board Update

WBII Board Update

Background and Board of Management As a registered not-for-profit foundation, WBII is required by law to have a Board of Directors. Several years ago, when our (paid) office manager moved to Spain, and when at about the same time, two former board members stepped...

2020 isn’t only about eyesight!

2020 isn’t only about eyesight!

Welcome back, and Happy 2020! While ‘20/20’ is a term used to measure normal visual acuity, January 2020 for entrepreneurs must also be the perfect moment to fine-tune our ‘business vision’, and align our mission and strategy to ensure that they can be implemented for...

WBII – “Year of Growth”

WBII – “Year of Growth”

WBII - Year of GrowthAt the WBII's last networking event of 2019, Erica van Engel closed her presentation - a taster of her masterclass on "Making it happen – set your strategy for 2020", with the following quote: "there is no elevator to success - you have to take...

A Fruitful Year 2019

A Fruitful Year 2019

The holiday season is the perfect time to reflect on the past year, to remind us of all the things that we are thankful for. This has been a fantastic year for WBII, as we have continued to be a valued network for international women entrepreneurs in The Hague region....

Need for Affiliation

Need for Affiliation

Affiliation ‘Affiliation’ is a word that is in my working vocabulary and means, according to the Cambridge Dictionary, ‘a connection with a political party or religion, or with a larger organisation’. I recently learned about another use of the word ‘affiliation’...

 Gender Equality in the European Union

 Gender Equality in the European Union

Charlene's Bubble October 2019 Did you know? Next year, we will mark ‘Beijing +25’, which is shorthand for the 25th anniversary signing of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, UN Women’s “Generation Equality: Realizing women’s rights for an equal...

Princesses Day

Princesses Day

Charlene's Bubble September 2019 Welcome back to all!  I’m already unpacking the wool sweaters, and it’s hard to believe that just a few weeks ago, the weather was so hot that we could barely move. How refreshing, though, it is to come back to work after a break, and...