We believe that every woman leads her own venture.

By uniting ambitious women and sharing inspiring stories and network connections, Female Ventures wants to empower women to grow and lead their career.



Visit our regular events in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Delft/the Hague and Eindhoven and feel the energy of meeting and supporting your peers. Our female and male speakers share their stories and value your contribution to their challenges. For sure, you will leave the room with new ideas to carefully plan and steer your career and make an impact in business.


Over the years our network has grown to over 650 of your peers. On our online platform ‘Female Friends’ you will find Friends with various skills and options to select your peers in your city, in your branch, or find your mentor/mentee. JOIN our safe online environment to share your knowledge and ask for valuable support.

Our support for Ukrainian women

Luckily, bringing people physically to the Netherlands, providing them with shelter, food and the first essentials is already very well taken care of. But where I personally see the gap is in giving people some clarity on “what’s next .
According to, Iryna Pakhomova, an Ukrainian entrepreneur living in the Netherlands. Read more about about Iryna’s story here

Do you want to become a volunteer too and support Ukrainian women ? Then please apply via this form here here

Are you a refugee who just arrived in the Netherlands from Ukraine ? You can also sign up for the the buddy system here





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Event Agenda

Book your ticket at one of our quarterly events in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Delft/the Hague and Eindhoven here. You will meet your peers, mentors and coaches and feel motivated and inspired.


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Welcome Back!

Here’s your quick entry to the Female Friends community, to your profile and your Friends. Find more Friends, share challenges and support others to venture.

Discover Our Community

New to our Female Friends platform ? More than 550 members already entered for free. Click here and discover what’s in it for you.

Meet our Founder – Dieuwke Hoogland

Our story begins in 2016 ...

Just finishing a project for Venture Cafe Rotterdam I thought: How come ? Such an amazing opportunity for innovators in the Central District of Rotterdam and hardly any women at the weekly Venture Cafe ‘Thursday Gatherings’.

Just this one thought led to the start of Female Ventures. Together with some Rotterdam based women in business I initiated Female Ventures. And with immediate success.

Currently we run our movement with more than 40 cross generation team members. We focus on awareness for and support to a conscious planning of women’s careers.  We add inspiration, education and our community to your personal venture. Curious who we are ? Meet us at our inspirational events.


Become a team member

Are you motivated on female empowerment, ambitious to expand your network and driven to add new experiences to your CV ? Then a volunteering position at Female Ventures may be your next step. Contact us here

Check out our vacancies

Host one of our events

We are constantly looking for inspiring locations that can host our events. Do you have an event space, centrally located in Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Utrecht, Eindhoven or Delft / the Hague then please reach out to us.

Check our speakers list

Become a partner

Your support contributes to our activities in female empowerment. We do need you to continue our work. Let’s talk about your organization becoming a stakeholder in our mission.

Let’s connect!

Our Partners

High level of energy and impressive level of courage by women that are strongly committed to business and this network.

Anne Mieke van der Werf
Director Business Development  – Invest NL

Women need to empower each other. The FV mentor match event in Utrecht was a lively session with female entrepreneurs and corporate career women that support each other and generously share advice, insights and learnings. More of that please!

Nadia Muller
Founder– iThrive

Female Ventures is an excellent initiative for encouraging women in tech
and entrepreneurship and highlights role models that can encourage other
females to follow suit.

Dr. Melanie Rieback
CEO at Radically Open Security

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