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Empowering women to rethink periods

Meet Wendelien Hebly, one of the co-founders of Yoni, a company urging women (and men) to rethink periods. I recently watched her present at an event about the purpose economy. She made the audience feel uncomfortable; initially because of the topic… Continue Reading

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Dare to care about what you wear

Meet Anita de Wit and Joanneke Lootsma, the executive board driving ReBlend, a Dutch upcycling startup that turns non-wearable clothes into new textiles and fashion. I recently met them at a B Corp event and was so inspired by their… Continue Reading

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It all starts with the (wo)man in the mirror

Meet Marleen Janssen Groesbeek, Professor Sustainable Finance and Accounting at Avans University of Applied Sciences. She also is a member of the Sustainable Finance Lab and writes columns for CSR magazine P+. I really enjoyed her inaugural lecture at Avans… Continue Reading

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Bursting bubbles to drive human understanding

Meet Marjella Alma, CEO of the inspiring tech startup eRevalue, which offers a tailored process for integrating Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) factors into business strategy. What is your vision of a sustainable future? A world without so much emphasis on… Continue Reading

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You’re not what you wear, but invest in your hair!

The theme for TEDxAmsterdam Women 2013 was “Discover the Truths. It takes more than one tale to tell a story”. With such an impressive set of talks, it is hard to single out a favorite, or even a few, but some… Continue Reading

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The experiment with women in management

Flashback to 1993: I left immediately after a (French) general manager answered my question about women in management positions. It was a cold day in Chicago as I rode the train back to campus to file a complaint at the… Continue Reading