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We are not alone

By Karen Kammeraat | 14 November 2017

That was the beautiful conclusion of a group of female leaders from different Middle East and North African (MENA) countries after a week visit to the Netherlands together. 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 is their…

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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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Good results of the Brilliant Refugee programme

By Karen Kammeraat | 13 September 2017

With much enthusiasm from all involved, we have finalised our Brilliant Refugee programme. Both participants told us that knowing their talents has given them new energy, greater confidence and focus, and will help them find their way in the Netherlands. Being more conscious of the ‘dragons’ that stop them using their talents proved to be…

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Women Creating Wealth – Order this beautiful book!

By Karen Kammeraat | 13 September 2017

Our partner, She Inspires Her, collected 50 of the most impressive and beautiful stories from African women entrepreneurs and published them in a colourful and relevant book. We are very proud that seven of the stories are about women who were trained by us! It is great to see our Brilliant Entrepreneurs recognised in this…

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Nice article at Grensverleggers

By Karen Kammeraat | 24 May 2017

Grensverleggers is a Dutch platform for and with Dutch entrepreneurs that do business outside the Netherlands in a responsible way. Grensverleggers can be translated as ‘Those who move borders’, or ‘Those who move limits’. Brilliant Entrepreneur fits perfectly at this platform since we cross borders and  move limits, not just our own, but also the limits…

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Call for applications for women refugees in the Netherlands

By Karen Kammeraat | 24 May 2017

The Brilliant Entrepreneur training will not just be beneficial to SME women entrepreneurs in emerging and developing economies, but we believe we can also assist women refugees in the Netherlands with discovering their talent and thus giving them a valuable starting point for a (working) life in the Netherlands. The training will be provided in Utrecht…

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Watch the impact of Brilliant Entrepreneur on YouTube

By Karen Kammeraat | 24 May 2017

From 20 to 24 March I was part of the BiD network investors trip to Uganda. Naturally, one of the highlights was the visit to one of the Brilliant Entrepreneurs, Margaret Mukusu, who received a small loan through the BiD network trip in September 2016. The loan enabled the proof of concept of her tractor…

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Meet Marlous!

By Yvette van Dok | 24 May 2017

We are happy to welcome Marlous to our Brilliant Entrepreneur team. Marlous is a student of International Development Management, majoring in Disaster Risk Management, and has joined us for a five month internship. She will support us in the preparations for a new Brilliant Entrepreneur project in Jordan. Her focus will be on employment opportunities…

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The writer lives on

By Yvette van Dok | 24 May 2017

A few months ago, Shayonti Chatterji, owner of the online ‘Our FrontCover’ magazine, asked me to write for her magazine. I happily agreed. What a good opportunity to put talent and our brilliant entrepreneurs in the spotlight! Shayonti is a social entrepreneur who is putting her heart and soul into producing ‘Our FrontCover’. After a…

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Talent does not lie

By Yvette van Dok | 3 April 2017

Talent does not work with ‘alternative facts’. You may get side-tracked for a while and get lost, but if you remain aware of your talent, you will automatically get back on your feet at some point. This is what Kareen in Zimbabwe experienced. She was one of the participants in our Brilliant Entrepreneur programme. Kareen…

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