The AIM of PWN Amsterdam: Grow your potential – connect, share and learn. MISSION: PWN Amsterdam believes in a stronger leadership role for women in business and society. Unlocking the potential of professional women by supporting their leadership development, through connecting, sharing, learning and supporting, is core to everything we do. PWN is unique as a global [...] read more

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PWN Amsterdam AGM June 2014

The Board of PWN Amsterdam enjoy celebrating the achievements of our great network and members each year at our Annual General Meeting (AGM). On June 24th this year, we hosted our AGM at The Rosarium in Amsterdam, celebrated with our members and guests, enjoyed the culinary delights of The Rosarium and were entertained by the great Boom Chicago! They consolidated the best of PWN Amsterdam in a hilarious, high energy performance. The AGM is a true example of the great connection, sharing and inspiration we aim for, and we'd like to share this clip with you...

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Women Savvy about Money

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Supporting our Women and Money Pillar. Members and guests are welcome.
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We have a great line-up of guest panelists for this evening’s event who will share with us how we can be more savvy with our money and our financial futures.
In 2014 the PWN research showed that we are lagging way behind in these areas both personally and professionally. Many of us are not financially independent. This can create a level of insecurity when unexpected changes happen in our lives.
One of the main areas women are not developing in, in the corporate world, is in the area of financial strategy and acumen. This is a must as you seek top level positions. Read further to find out more about our panelists.

Event Details
Date: Thursday, 05 February 2015
Time: 18.30 – 21.30 hrs
Venue: TBA

18.30 – 19.15 hrs: Networking & drinks
19.15 – 20.30 hrs: Discussion
20.30 – 21.30 hrs: Closing drinks

Who are our guest panelists from whom you can learn this evening?

Eva Hukshoorn: As co-founder, partner and manager of Efactor.com, she is an informal investor and entrepreneur. In 2012 she was awarded “ Female Entrepreneur of the year” by the Dutch Federation of Business Women. Eva is the first Dutch woman to have a company listed on the New York stock exchange.
The EFactor Group is the world’s leading social network, content aggregator and provider of resources to Entrepreneurs, all housed under one roof. The EFactor Group was created in 2008 with the strategic objective of taking business owners through an entire value chain of resources and services which will greatly enhance their business’s chances of success. Eva will be here to inspire, support and enthuse people to build a better business and develop financial freedom.

Nathalie van Wingerden: Her mission to change the status quo so that the more than 50% of women who are financially dependent will find their independence. Nathalie is co-owner of How 2 Spend It (how2spendit.nl) together with Joella Opraus (see below). Nathalie has a degree in gender studies and after working as a government advisor, now focuses on women and money.
Nathalie is expanding the online community of How 2 Spend It, creating and developing workshops. She organizes projects for clients such as the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, Nationale Nederlanden, Delta Lloyd and Cosmopolitan Magazine. “I am very passionate about our mission, It is something I truly believe in”

Joella Opraus: After finishing her International Marketing Management degree, Joëlla started working for ING Bank. She worked in various departments including personal banking, business banking and corporate clients. Shortly before the financial crisis she searched for a way to make banking more social. She desprerately wanted to help people with financial issues and switched to the local government and helped people, many of them women, in difficult and problematic socio-economic situations.
When she met Nathalie, a dream team was born: Finance & Gender studies. They agreed that the type of communication about women and finance has to change. In How 2 Spend It, Joëlla fulfills the role of general manager. She is responsible for finances, strategy, statistics, content, and project planning.

Mystery Panelist: We will get back to you with more information as soon as we have this guest panelist confirmed.

Registration Details

Registration is required with no cost for members and a 20,- euro fee for guests. The guest fee of 20,- euros cannot be refunded should you not make it to the event. For questions concerning registration as a guest or member, please contact Amber Rahim, our VP Membership at membership@pwnamsterdam.net.
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For those of you who don’t want to or can’t use PayPal (our preferred method), here is our bank account information where you can make the payment for the event. Please ensure that you note it is for the Women Savvy about Money event and please send an email to events@pwnamsterdam.net to let me know you have registered. I will put you on our guest list.
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Inclusion. Is it really working? – A RBS and PWN Amsterdam collaboration

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RBS and PWN Amsterdam members and guests came together on Thursday,November 6th 2014 to discover if inclusion is actually working.

Our guest panellists Chris Sullivan, Deputy CEO RBS; Heather Melville, Director Strategic Partnership RBS; Shawn der Kinderen, Partner Freshfields; and Nicole Edelenbos, Partner EdelenbosHessels shared their personal stories, inspiring lessons and the challenges of inclusion being an integral thread in business.

Our inspirational panelists shared how inclusion is tackled in RBS London, in South Africa and within Feyenoord Rotterdam. As much as gender or skin color is said to not determine women’s career choices today, we still need to raise more voice and awareness to it. Experts from the panellist and audience agreed that inclusion policies in companies or organizations have to be better sustained. Inclusion does matter and brings clear benefits directly to the business but let’s spread more the word about it and about advantages of diversity.

Please click here for more information about this thought provoking event.

Member Spotlight: Ingeborg Kuyvenhoven, Legal and Business Services Director, TAQA Iraq

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by Nwamaka Okany, Previous Board Member, PWN Amsterdam

Among the great resources PWN Amsterdam has to offer its members and partners is its exciting pool of professionals who continue to inspire with their achievements. Periodically we’ll interview and profile the enterprising, ambitious, and visionary professionals who form the pillars of PWN’s Amsterdam network.

In this PWN Amsterdam interview, the spotlight is on Ingeborg Kuyvenhoven, a lawyer and Dutch national, educated in the Netherlands and the UK. Since October 2013, she has been Legal and Business Services Director at TAQA Iraq. TAQA is the Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA). Prior to taking up her current position at TAQA, Ingeborg held various positions at TAQA and beyond. In 2012, she was finalist for the Legal Woman of the Year Award, The Netherlands. Alongside her work as a lawyer, Ingeborg is active in the non-profit organization Toastmasters that empowers its members in public speaking and leadership. Ingeborg is a guest lecturer on gas storage at Groningen University.

Here are some of her thoughts shared earlier this year in a conversation with Nwamaka. Read more…

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