Networking Event for Women-Owned Businesses in the Netherlands

Date & Time: 
Monday, June 4, 2018 - 16:00 to 18:30

EY, Cross Towers, Antonio Vivaldistraat 150,1083 HP, Amsterdam


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WEConnect International Networking Event for Women-Owned Businesses in the Netherlands

WEConnect International is a global network that connects women-owned businesses to qualified buyers around the world. Our mission is to help women-owned businesses to succeed in global value chains. Our vision is for a world in which women have the same opportunity as their male counterparts to design and implement business solutions that create wealth and ensure the sustainable prosperity of their communities.

WEConnect International identifies, educates, registers, and certifies women's business enterprises based outside of the US that are at least 51% owned, as well as managed and controlled by one or more women, and then connects them with multinational corporate buyers. A list of our corporate members can be seen here.

Our women's business enterprise (WBE) certification is a formal verification for corporations that they are purchasing goods and/or services from women-owned businesses that meet universal standards for certification. Businesses that meet the criteria are determined to be at least 51% owned, as well as, managed and controlled by one or more women. More information can be found here. Fees for certification in the Netherlands range from $350 to $700.

If your business is corporate/B2B focussed and growth-oriented, WEConnect International certification can support your success in both local and global markets.

We’ll be discussing the benefits of certification at this free event aimed at majority owned women’s businesses who are interested in taking the first step in the certification process in the Netherlands. There will be presentations and a Q&A discussion running from 4pm to 6.30pm and then informal drinks at a local venue from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

16.00 - 16.15: Arrival and Welcome
16.15 - 16.30: Supplier Diversity Presentation by Ernst & Young Nederland LLP
16.30 - 17.00: Who is WEConnect International, what is certification and how can this support my women-owned company in the Netherlands? by Maggie Berry, Executive Director for WEConnect International in Europe
17.00 - 17.45: Panel Discussion Q&A with:
- Peter Zerp, Supplier Inclusion & Diversity Program Lead, Accenture
- Albert Blank, Procurement Talent Team Leader, Ernst & Young Nederland LLP
- Sabine van Egeraat and Ilse Kerling, Global Business Academy
- Arine Huijboom - WEConnect International in the Netherlands
- Moderated by Maggie Berry - WEConnect International
17.45 – 18.30: Informal Drinks and Networking
18:30 onwards: Informal Drinks

The event is free to attend but you need to reserve you place online here: – please book by Friday 1st June 2018 at the very latest.

Directions to the event venue can be found here.

If you have any questions at all, please contact Maggie Berry on or Arine Huijboom on - many thanks!

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