I found working from my talent so inspiring that I also identified the talents of my employees. Everyone is now more happy and productive at work.


After the program a Dutch company visited me and they are now importing my herbs.


The Brilliant Entrepreneur gives a boost to your company, in a way that suits you.

Brilliant Entrepreneur at the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs 27 May in Rotterdam

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Give a boost to women's enterprises

The Brilliant Entrepreneur is a groundbreaking training program that enables women entrepreneurs worldwide to shape a successful business. Starting point of this tailor made training program is talent development. We add to this story telling about your business, knowledge, matchmaking and a business mission, leading to innovation and a boost  for the female entrepreneurship. Results achieved with the Brilliant Entrepreneur have been impressive and described as life changing.

‘It was a life changing experience. I learnt that self confidence is something you can work on and this helped me to attract more clients.’ – Sekayi Mushayi, travel agency Funo Safaris Zimbabwe

The development of women entrepreneurs is crucial for a healthy economic and social development. Do you want to unleash their potential and give a boost to women SME entrepreneurs in developing or emerging economies? But are you not sure how and where to reach them?

Impressive results

Images can tell more than words! Watch our movie about the impact in Uganda. More stories can be found on our YouTube channel.

  • More than 200 women work now based on their talent leading to improved business results
  • 60 women entrepreneurs received the full training in Uganda, Zimbabwe and the Balkan
  • One day training for another 120 women entrepreneurs from DRC, Albania and several Middle East countries
  • 50 starting entrepreneurs profited from coaching and mentoring
  • Work and income generated for more than 10,000 people
  • USD 1 million invested in women's enterprises
  • 20 international business relations created
'The talent training allowed me to recognize my talent, I discovered that I am a master and I work seriously on this talent. Then, I gave training to my members on talents.' - Betty Mulanga, Paumubert business DRC


Integration of personal, talent and company development, leading to concrete result-oriented actions and innovations

Tailor made

Tailor made and individual approach for each entrepreneur.


Creative and practical methods that create immediate experience and reflection.


Networking among participants, local organizations, international institutions and companies.


27-29 May Forum for Women Entrepreneurs in Rotterdam

7 May 2019

From 27 until 29 May 2019 a group of more than 100 women entrepreneurs will gather in Rotterdam for three days of inspiring lectures and workshops and opportunities for networking. We are honored that our Yvette van Dok is also invited to tell about our Brilliant Entrepreneur programme and to guide the participants towards the…

Photo exposition at RVO opens Tuesday 5 March

21 February 2019

During their visit to Georgia in July 2019, Yvette van Dok and Michel Marang took beautiful pictures of the Georgian Brilliant Entrepreneurs. The pictures are already exposed in the hallway leading to the Netherlands Embassy and now they will also be exhibited at the offices of RVO. As a warming up to International Women’s Day…

An organic agriculture internship

21 February 2019

When Marika from Georgia indicated that one of her big wishes was to do an internship on a farm in the Netherlands, Yvette started reaching out to her agricultural contacts. As a result, Marika arrived last week in the Netherlands and she is now learning and working at Twiskorganic, a organic fruit farm run by…

Karen wrote a book (in Dutch). Order it now!

21 February 2019

For the Dutch readers: Karen wrote the book ‘Gewoon Goed!’ Read on and order the first edition! Besides her work for Brilliant Entrepreneur, Karen is very committed to creating more awareness on sustainable consumption in the Netherlands. Buying the ‘right’ goods can contribute to a better world, where nature and human beings are respected. Many…

Brilliant Entrepreneur Baia made it to Forbes magazine

20 February 2019

Baia from Georgia, who participated in the Brilliant Entrepreneur project in 2018, was selected as of one the ’30 under 30 Europe’ list by Forbes. Baia is only 25 years old. She grew up on a family wine farm in the western part of Georgia, where her family is already growing grapes and producing wine…

Successful closure of the Georgian programme

2 November 2018

In the first week of October, Yvette and Karen travelled to Tbilisi to close the Brilliant Entrepreneur programme that we started March this year. It was a happy reunion. We were pleased to see the women entrepreneurs again and they too were pleased to be among their colleague entrepreneurs again. Over the last half year,…

Photo exhibition ‘Women entrepreneurs taking the lead’

2 November 2018

                            To put together a photo exhibition of our brilliant entrepreneurs has been on my wish list for years. And this summer it happened! I had the opportunity to travel through Georgia with photographer Michel Marang. It was well worth the effort!…

Running with talent

2 November 2018

On Sunday 21 October, 10 sporty young women from Palestine took part in the Amsterdam Marathon and ran half a marathon. For some of them, it was the first time they ran 21 kms, and they all made it to the finish! As the women are running with a purpose, they were invited by the Netherlands…

Talent makes new friends

2 November 2018

Once you discover your own talent, something special happens to you. And not only to you. Things change when you discover the talent of the other. The chemistry of the relationship alters when two talents meet, and friendship can arise. Some examples from Georgia. Natalia eagerly entered the room and embraced Tamar so warmly that it…

Assistance required! Photo exposition Georgian women entrepreneurs

26 June 2018

Yvette was so impressed by the beauty of the Georgian women entrepreneurs and the countryside that she decided she cannot wait till our training in October 2018. She will travel to Georgia in July 2018 for her summer holidays. Well, holidays … she will also spend one day training the members of our partner, the…