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Danny Cortenraede is a serial entrepreneur and Managing Director/ Partner of Wannahaves a full-service digital agency servicing Fortune 500 clients across the globe. (co-owners are former soccer players Demy de Zeeuw and Eljero Elia). Focus on online business with more than 46 million followers digitally. Wannahaves works closely with partners like Nike, Adidas, Puma Red Bull and Samsung.

danny c.jpgDanny is also the founder of DC Venture Capital Partners a private equity firm. DCVCP focus on early-stage investing in start-, scale-ups and real estate.

Danny is as well the owner of InStrategy Consulting who has extensive experience in building up start-ups and scale-ups and has a proven track record in building business & brands. Danny has build several successful companies from scratch.

Danny will do a Key Note presentation at the members meetup in Eindhoven on April 11th – click here to sign up.

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International Women’s day – build smart

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RizeClub is an equality driven career care initiative. Membership is through referral only, members introduce the 3 best women and 3 best men in their networks. Data has proven that diverse teams perform better, that’s why we love the #IWD2019 theme;

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2019 Campaign theme is #BalanceforBetter

A balanced world is a better world. How can you help forge a more gender-balanced world?
Celebrate women’s achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality.
Get everything you need to run a successful International Women’s Day right here.

Joost d’Hooghe, global business director Stanyl ForTii EcoPaXX at DSM – proud of my company and our CEO;

#IWD19 ‘I don’t want to live in a world that is dominated and dictated by men. And It would be stupid to forget 50% of the global workforce that can contribute,’ DSM CEO Feike Sijbesma #internationalwomensday2019 #WomenInScience

Jesse Weltevreden, professor Digital Commerce.

International Womens Day: Why are there so few female e-commerce managers?

Today, women shop online about as often as men.

Yet most e-commerce managers are men. Research among the 275 largest online retailers and travel companies in the Netherlands shows that only about 16% of the e-commerce managers are women (see: This is not in proportion to the customer base of many web shops.

Would it matter if we had more female e-commerce managers or not? How would online shopping look like if we had more female e-commerce managers? The same or different?

#IWD19 #IWD2019 #InternationalWomensDay #onlineretail #ecommerce #customerbase

Pip Jamieson founder The DotsMy last shout out of #IWD2019 goes to the incredible women at The Dots that make everything possible. Annie, Danni, Donna, Gosia, Joyce, Laura, Nancy, Raquel, Robyn, Sabeena & Sophie – legends the lot of you!

At our Friday team meeting we do THANK YOUS – where everyone on the team thanks another teammate. Today my Head of Engineering gave me goose bumps when he thanked all his female teammates for making The Dots such a magical place to work, saying “my previous companies were very laddish/masculine – but since joining The Dots I’ve never been happier & couldn’t return to those environments again!”

Surely this is what it’s all about; building inclusive teams that make us all happier, more creative and more productive.

I’m so proud to work alongside these incredible women every day – of my 22 teammates; 50% are female! But I’m equally proud of a team that reflects society more broadly; spanning 9 different nationalities, 25% BAME, 13% LGBT+ and beautifully neurodiverse.

This is the future! This is why we do what we do. Happy #IWD2019, all

NIKE celebrates Women’s Day – everyday!

Stephanie Hottenhuis – CEO KPMG

Happy International Women’s Day everyone!

The position of women has improved over the years but there are still a lot of barriers in the way for women to advance their carreer. I’m speaking with Marian Spier,Founder of the Female Startup Awards and TedXAmsterdamwomen

#IWD2019 #BalanceForBetter KPMG Netherlands


Joost d’Hooghe

Joost d’Hooghe – I am a strong believer of using positive energy and personal relationships to build lasting commercial partnerships. Applying a 90-10, “getting things done” approach.

My ambition is to build strategic alliances between winning organisations, either in executive commercial roles or as general manager. Working with agile and empowered teams with a focused approach (strategic accounts, push products, application leadership) and goal orientation (KPI’s, dashboards, accountability) resulted in >double digit growth in a stagnated European economy.



DSM – Global Business Manager EcoPaXX – Geleen, the Netherlands

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This job is a life time opportunity; Global Business Manager EcoPaXX®. Join a diverse, high performance, customers first team and drive the global growth of the biobased plastic that powers electronics, covers high efficiency engines and makes water supply cleaner.

Global Business Manager EcoPaXX® Office location: Geleen, the Netherlands (more…)


Jacqueline Hazewinkel – “climb a mountain”

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Jacqueline Hazewinkel – “Recommendation and inspiration. I can recommend everyone to climb a mountain and in particular this one while you cross 5 different climate zones with changing vegetation and  beautiful views. Besides nature showing her best self it is also a great way to experience teamwork while you are not reaching this top alone.” (more…)