Foundation and new Board of Directors for Female Ventures

Female Ventures announces the incorporation of its Foundation and installation of a New Board of Directors.

Female Ventures is a community of female professionals that stimulates and supports ambition, leadership and entrepreneurship for women in corporates, SMEs and start-ups. Women supporting women who want to grow and take the next step in their career. Female Ventures is currently active in the cities of Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Delft / the Hague, Utrecht and Eindhoven. Next to it’s impressive community of >600 professional members Female Ventures  includes partners such as ING, Houthoff Buruma, CIC, The Hague Tech, Rotterdam Partners, YES!Delft, Atos, amongst many others.

As of 9 February 2021, Female Ventures is excited to announce the incorporation of the Female Ventures Foundation, from which the organization will continue its operations and drive further growth and professionalization to expand its offerings and support significantly more women through their professional journeys.

The incorporation of this foundation, also brings with it the announcement of a new Board of Directors. Dieuwke Hoogland will become the Chairman and Female Ventures further welcomes Wanda Stevens, Annemarie Reynolds and Marjel Quekel as Directors of the Board. They will join this next phase for Female Ventures as it solidifies its role in the market to inspire and support ambitious female professionals in their journey to grow their careers. The Board will support the team on strategy, growth, finance as well as fundraising and on building strategic partnerships. 


Wanda Stevens;

“Female Ventures is an organization supporting ambitious women to connect and get inspired to lead their personal journey. With my experience as City Coordinator of team Amsterdam over the last three years, I am looking forward to further develop and grow the organization, in order to support women to get inspired, learn and make a next step in their careers.” 

Annemarie Reynolds;

“Our events are important in supporting, connecting with and inspiring women in their professional lives. I am proud to be able to contribute to make this happen, so other women will have more opportunities to advance their careers.”

Marjel Quekel;

“Throughout my career, I have often been the first or only woman in the leadership team. I hope to contribute to creating a world with more diversity, positively affecting companies world-wide, a world in which my children now 6 and 4, will consider this as normal as it should be today. Female Ventures holds an exceptional community of talented women, and from my standpoint it is perfectly positioned to further drive the needed change.”

Dieuwke Hoogland;

“To see Female Ventures evolving from just an initiative in 2016 to a sustainable organisation is a great achievement of all our volunteers. I can’t wait to see us expand our programming, our city chapters and collaborate with new and international partners. “


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