Women in Tech: Navigating the Ever-Changing Landscape

About the event

Join us in Rotterdam for an inspiring panel discussion on the theme of “Women in Tech”. This event is designed specifically for women who are looking for careers in tech and want to learn from successful women in the industry.

📅 Date: Wednesday, 31 May 2023
Time: 17:45 – 21:00 CEST
🌍 Location: The Sandbox, Samuel Soesmanstraat 154 3015 GL Rotterdam

The tech industry offers endless opportunities for growth and development, but women are often underrepresented in this field. This panel discussion aims to address this issue by showcasing successful women in tech and providing insights into how to navigate the ever-changing landscape of the industry.

Our three expert panelists are successful women in tech who have made a significant impact in their respective fields. They will share their stories of how they got into tech, what challenges they faced, and how they overcame them. They will also provide insights into what skills are in demand in the industry and what trends we can expect to see in the future.

Our moderator, a successful woman in tech herself, will guide the conversation and encourage the panelists to share their experiences and insights on topics such as career development, managing work-life balance, building a personal brand, and networking.

The audience will have the opportunity to ask questions and participate in the discussion. This panel discussion aims to inspire and empower women who are looking to make a career in tech.


17:45 Doors Open – Walk in with drinks and bites

18:15 Introduction

18:30 Panel discussion

20:00 Q&A and closing sharing

20:15 Lively networking session

21:00 End of event and networking

Our Speakers:

Flavia Costa da Cruz, Senior Professional Services IT Project Manager 

Flavia Costa da Cruz is a seasoned project manager with extensive experience in product management, SAAS, procurement, and supply chain. With an international background, Flavia has led projects in Australia, China, Europe, the USA, South America, and South Africa, working with stakeholders in multifunctional areas to deliver successful projects. Her expertise lies in managing projects from end to end while providing results to both customers and companies, all while leading teams with focus, a positive attitude, and respect.

Nian Wetsteijn, Data-driven Marketer and Founder of FunnelView.io

Nian Wetsteijn is the founder of Funnel.View.io, a software that enables the centralization of marketing data in one place. She is a creative, result-oriented, driven, hands-on, and marketer and consultant. Nian’s passion lies in marketing, data, content, and technology, and she loves developing new marketing strategies and creating creative content for SMEs through data-driven marketing growth hacking.

Sarah van Hecken, Creative Strategist and Co-founder of the Sandbox

Sarah van Hecken is the co-founder of the Sandbox, an innovative co-working space, our sponsor for this event, and a highly experienced freelance art director and designer with a passion for new technologies and the creative process. Sarah uses AI in her projects and predicts that in the near future, AI-generated images will be commonplace on websites. Sarah has worked with a wide range of clients, including multinationals like Philips and Microsoft.

Whether you are just starting out or are a seasoned professional, this event is a must-attend for women who want to make a career in tech. Join us for an engaging and inspiring conversation with our panel of successful women in tech.

Event organised by:

Female Ventures Rotterdam and The Sandbox

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Date: 31 May 2023 17:45 - 21:00
Location: The Sandbox
Samuel Soesmanstraat 154 3015 GL Rotterdam Price: 15 eur

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