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14 May: Meet the Georgian entrepreneurs!

By Karen Kammeraat | 11 April 2018

Georgian women entrepreneurs will come to the Netherlands in May. Would you like to meet these Brilliant Entrepreneurs? Do not miss this opportunity on Monday 14 May from 5.00 to 7.00 p.m. at the Pier in Scheveningen/The Hague! The Georgian entrepreneurs will welcome you by presenting you with their best pitches. There will be drinks…

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Talent uncovered

By Yvette van Dok | 11 April 2018

‘Walk more slowly, then you see more’. I came across this sentence last week and I tried it out immediately. My conclusion is that it is true!  If I walk more slowly, I can hear the birds sing, see the tulips coming up in my garden and have a chat with my 3 year old…

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Making finance work for women entrepreneurs

By Karen Kammeraat | 11 April 2018

That was the theme of a Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) and Dutch Development Bank (FMO) conference that looked at closing the gap between financial institutions and women entrepreneurs. The key attendees were 11 women entrepreneurs from developing and emerging economies. Three of them were trained and invited by Brilliant Entrepreneur! The spotlight was on these…

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A new talent year!

By Yvette van Dok | 12 January 2018

A new year. We have been gifted with another 365 days. They comprise no less than 31,536,000 seconds. That really sounds like a lot. And very precise. At least, this is how it seems to be.  Time is a strange phenomenon. And not half as precise as you think. We try to control our time…

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We are going to Georgia!

By Karen Kammeraat | 12 January 2018

We are delighted that we won a tender put out by the Netherlands Agency for Entrepreneurship (RVO)! They were looking for an organisation to train 15 women SME entrepreneurs in Georgia – the country in the Caucasus, not the U.S. state – and to prepare them for a trade mission to the Netherlands. We submitted…

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Order a pin and support refugees

By Karen Kammeraat | 12 December 2017

Brilliant Entrepreneur and jewellery designer Lumani Qusus recently moved from Jordan to Canada. That doesn’t mean that she forgot her home country, on the contrary! Together with an international team she started The Pin Project. The pin is designed by Jenny Bird and made by refugees, displaced persons or returnees all over the world, among…

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About a jacket

By Yvette van Dok | 22 November 2017

Opportunities for business and women refugees: Get inspired by the example ‘About a Jacket’ where business and opportunities for women refugees come together. About a Jacket is Marilou Evelo’s dream. A fashion designer, who fell in love with Peru’s soft and warm alpaca wool and colourful traditional designs. These would be perfect ingredients for warm and…

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Talent delegates to talent

By Yvette van Dok | 22 November 2017

Some people work extremely hard with little success. Others make great things happen seemingly without effort. What is their secret? They leave things to others. They delegate. That sounds very simple but … it’s not. Talent can help. Take the example of Barbara, principal of five private schools in Uganda that employ about 250 teachers.…

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We are not alone

By Karen Kammeraat | 14 November 2017

We are not alone was the beautiful conclusion of a group of female leaders from different Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) countries after a week’s visit to the Netherlands. In October we had the honour to provide our Brilliant Entrepreneur training to a group of very diverse women. What they all had in common…

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You can now become a Brilliant Entrepreneur trainer yourself!

By Karen Kammeraat | 13 September 2017

In a previous newsletter, we informed you about our online training. We keep refining and improving the training, and we would like to tell you about a new opportunity. If you are a Brilliant Entrepreneur, you can become a Brilliant Entrepreneur trainer/coach yourself! It is easy and a great chance to share the Brilliant Entrepreneur…

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