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27-29 May Forum for Women Entrepreneurs in Rotterdam

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…

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Photo exposition at RVO opens Tuesday 5 March

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…

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An organic agriculture internship

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…

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

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…

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Brilliant Entrepreneur Baia made it to Forbes magazine

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…

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Successful closure of the Georgian programme

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,…

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Running with talent

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…

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Message with talent

Last week I received a message from Eggie Chiromo, a participant in our Brilliant Entrepreneur programme in Zimbabwe. Her message was a real gift. A message with many beautiful lessons. ‘Dear Madam, I feel I should let you know my achievements so far. Through your teachings and advice, my business is doing well and I…

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