On 29 May 2015, TEDxDelftWomen was held at the Rietveld Theater from 12:30-20:30. It was a fantastic event, with lots of inspiration. This event grew out of a LeanIn group that I was a part of in 2014. At those meetings, the women present shared their stories, and we came to realise how strong and … Continue reading 2015 TEDxDelftWomen
Last night, I attended my fifth live TEDx event – TEDxDelftWomen in Delft, The Netherlands. Organised by friends of mine, Molly Quell, Manuela Damant, Sarah Brown and a whole team of many other great people, it was a fantastic day. The speakers were inspirational and the location – The Rietveld Theater Delft - was large … Continue reading Social Media Strategy for TEDx events: your input requested!
Earlier this month (May 2015), I had the privilege of travelling to Vienna to talk to a group of Advatera's social media managers about elearning and social media. Volker has built the opportunity for European digital managers in a variety of different industries to come together in digital expert groups 3-4 times a year to … Continue reading Advatera presentation in Vienna on elearning and social media
On April 23-25, 2015, I attended The Next Web Europe 2015 Conference in Amsterdam. I was busy tweeting that day and have recently learnt about the Storify app which is a really neat tool to collate tweets and other social media and online posts. //storify.com/Zestee_Renee/2015-tnw-thenextweb-europe-conference/embed?header=false&border=false//storify.com/Zestee_Renee/2015-tnw-thenextweb-europe-conference.js?header=false&border=false[<a href="//storify.com/Zestee_Renee/2015-tnw-thenextweb-europe-conference" target="_blank">View the story "2015 #TNWEurope (TheNextWeb) Conference Day 1" on … Continue reading #TNWEurope The Next Web Europe 2015 Conference Storify Coverage
On Tuesday 3 March 2015, I attended a seminar in Utrecht, The Netherlands about Social Media in Higher Education. It was held in Dutch, so the actual name of the seminar was "Social media als vak" (Social media as a speciality). An English translation of how they promoted the seminar is as follows: That the world … Continue reading Social Media in Higher Education Event Highlights
This year was the first Rotterdam Expat Fair on February 8th, 2015. Colleen Reichrath and Bettine van der Heijden did a great job of organising a professional, informative and fun fair, supported by Heleen van Tholen and Dymphna Elsink. I enjoyed being part of the program and gave a workshop on "Building your Networking in The … Continue reading 2015 Rotterdam Expat Fair Event Highlights
Tonight, 7 February 2015, I had the pleasure of giving a short presentation at the Bloggers and Writers Meetup in The Hague, The Netherlands. Organised by the lovely Catarina of CraftieMum, it was a short but very interesting programme and a good turn out of current and aspiring bloggers. Firstly, she did an introduction and gave … Continue reading Bloggers and writers Meetup The Hague Event Highlights
On 24 November 2014, I attended a Delft business and networking event "De Kracht van Delft" (The Power of Delft). The theme was "creating business" and it was interesting to meet business owners and watch the awards ceremony. It was of course all in Dutch, but I could follow most of it. I also … Continue reading 2014 De Kracht van Delft
If you are an expat living in The Netherlands, the annual Expatica I Am Not A Tourist Fair is one of the highlights of the year for your calendar. I have attended several years now and you can read one of my previous blog posts here: 2012 Expatica I Am Not A Tourist Fair (on … Continue reading 2014 Expatica I Am Not A Tourist Fair Event Highlights
On 7 November 2014, I attended TEDxLeiden. The experience started as soon as we arrived where we were given headphones that guided us into the event. I attended with Manuela Damant and we met up with The theme was abundance and the speakers were: Bruno van den Elshout Janice Deul Minke Vorstenbosch Willem Ferwerda Lianne … Continue reading 2014 TEDxLeiden
Held on Tuesday, 23rd September 2014 in The Hague, The Netherlands, The Sky has no Limits event was hosted by the Business Palace BV and SJ Office Support. The event was in the Dutch language, but as I'm improving and consciously trying to push myself to learn more and be able to attend Dutch networking … Continue reading Event highlights – The Sky has no Limits, The Hague
I'm about to move house and am taking some time to go through some old files and paperwork. Many things are going in the bin, but some I'm scanning and blogging about. It's interesting when you look back and remember the things that made an impact on your current views. In 2007, I'd been living … Continue reading 2007 Social Entrepreneurship Symposium Webster University
On Friday 7th March, I had the privilege of attending the 2014 International Women's Day Dinner, organised by the Soroptimistclub in Delft, The Netherlands. What an amazing evening! Held at a church function room in a suburb in Delft, the theme was "Gesprek aan Tafel" (Conversations at the Table), with the topic "Wat is je … Continue reading 2014 International Women's Day Dinner – Soroptimistclub Delft
The theme was "inspiring change" and was a great evening.
Ondernemend Delft holds and annual Boerenkool met Bubbels networking event in Delft.
I've long been a TEDx fan and was absolutely over the moon when Barbara Rogoski called to offer me the opportunity to attend the 2013 Tedx Amsterdam Women event. Luckily the timing was just right - it was held on December 6th, 2013 - the day before I flew to Australia to visit my family … Continue reading 2013 TEDx Amsterdam Women
Yesterday I attended an "ondernemers beurs" in Escamp, an area within the Den Haag city council limits (in The Netherlands). Supported by the government (Gemeente Den Haag) and local businesses who form the Businessclub Escamp, this was an evening event with a small beurs (expo) for ondernemers (business owners) and some presentations and workshops. If … Continue reading Businessclub Escamp Ondernemers Beurs 11 June 2013
The city council holds an Ondernemersontbijt Den Haag (Entrepreneurs Breakfast) four times a year. I attended for the first time this week, and it was held at Blu Events, Scheveningen. There was a lovely view over the harbour and it was a nice sunny day - but also happened to be the windiest day so far … Continue reading 2013 Ondernemersontbijt Den Haag (Entrepreneurs Breakfast)
Since arriving back in The Netherlands about 6 months ago, I've mostly attended english-speaking networking groups and events, such as Delft INA and Connecting Women. Last night though, I attended a Dutch networking event and it was fantastic! Organised by Ondernemend Delft it was held at the Theater De Veste, it was a really impressive event. Borenkool … Continue reading 2013 Boerenkool met Bubbels Delft
I've attended the Connecting Women events a couple of times since I arrived in The Netherlands early this year and it's a wonderful group of inspiring, talented businesswomen. I love that it's such a dynamic mix of different nationalities and a broad range of businesses. You can also read an earlier blog post I wrote about this … Continue reading 2012 Connecting Women Annual Festive Bazaar