Diversity and Innovation in Westland

Talking to Colinda de Beer; Colinda, can you tell us a bit more about your activities ? ‘I am a business developer for InnovationQuarter,  the regional development agency for the South Holland province in the Netherlands. My focus is facilitate innovation by bringing parties together. I mainly work on the crossover of HighTech and horticulture. I … Continued

Building a Relationship With Your Mentor

Written for the Female Ventures Blog by Anne Pleun van Eijsden In this third part of the series about mentors in your business and career, I would like to dive into the topic of how to work with a mentor. Now that the real difficult part of finding a mentor is over, it’s onto the … Continued

You Need Help! or, How to Find a Mentor

Written for the Female Ventures Blog by Anne Pleun van Eijsden There’s no questioning that as a starting entrepreneur or business woman, you need help. However, sometimes it can be really difficult to know where to start when looking for a mentor. When I started my business about three years ago, I knew from day … Continued

Feeling comfortable and safe ?

This is the question I asked myself when entering our event location in Amsterdam. And yes it was a hot summer evening and yes high heels may be tiresome… But noticing these pumps on the event floor I realized  that we should take this as a compliment. Many women have invested their free time and … Continued

Creating Impact

There are only 10,7 % females in the Dutch boardrooms* and 15% in Supervisory Boards*. So there is much work to be done to help increase these numbers. At Female Ventures we strive to inspire women to make an impact which we believe will help increase the current  numbers and support the drive to have more … Continued

Interview City Coordinator Utrecht Jana Rautenberg

“I became a part of the team to get closer to inspiring stories.”   Female Ventures is growing and changing fast. In the past year, we have welcomed new team members in our four different cities.  A short interview with Jana Rautenberg, medtech entrepreneur and our new City Coordinator, about her experiences and role in … Continued

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