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Founder of the Month: Robin Laird and Cyto Studio

Every month we aim to spotlight the stories of women* founders to share their journey and knowledge for our community. This month we sat down with Robin Laird. Robin is multidimensional, multicultural and multitalented! Being both from the USA and the Netherlands, Robin’s life journey is far from a singular path. She describes it as …

3 tips on how to celebrate your own success

When was the last time you really celebrated yourself? For getting a project done at work that you worked on for so long. Or for getting up in the morning despite the warmth of your bed and tackling a busy day. Thanks to our “better, faster, further” mentality, celebrating success became marginal. While the world …

Meet the Tech Woman: Vinthujah Balasubramaniam

Why your first career does not have to be your forever one… The story of Vinthujah, a woman in tech.  More often than you think, people do not end up choosing the career path that they studied for or thought they would go into in the first place. It is totally okay to gain experience …

6 tips on how to take the lead

In this blog, we focus on something that we all get to deal with some day: leadership. Whether you are a leader yourself or an aspiring leader, leadership skills can come in handy at any point in life. Not only in your career, but also in your day-to-day.  What is leadership? When typing the term …

Founder of the Week: Parya Lotfi and DuckDuckGoose

Every week, we highlight one women founder. This week, Parya Lotfi, founder of DuckDuckGoose is put in the spotlight. You may have seen a video circulating on social media, where the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, appears to tell his army to surrender to the Russian army. The video was a so-called deepfake.     In short, deepfakes …

Founder of the Week: Melanie Rieback and Radically Open Security

Every week, we highlight one women founder. This week, Melanie Rieback, founder of Radically Open Security is put in the spotlight. A new study course, titled “Post Growth Entrepreneurship” will be launched at the beginning of 2023 at the Universiteit van Amsterdam. A pioneering 6 ECTS course developed and taught by Dr. Melanie Rieback. She is …

Founder of the Week: Noelle Cicilia and Brush AI

Every week, we highlight one woman founder. This week, Noelle Cicilia, founder of Brush AI, is put in the spotlight. The Toeslagenaffaire (also known as the Dutch Childcare Benefits Scandal), the Apple gender discrimination credit card scandal, and the Google photo categorization software labelling black people as gorillas. These are just a few of the many examples of …

Founder of the Week: Faviola Brugger Dadis and NeuroReality

Every week, we highlight one women founder. This week, Faviola Brugger Dadis, founder of NeuroReality, is put in the spotlight. Cognitive aspects of our brain are the functions that, among other things, allow us to think, to have a memory, to pay attention and much more. All those daily activities often are taken for granted …

6 Tips On How To Make Networking Work

In this blog, we will focus on an important and increasingly used component in the business realm: networking, as a tool to develop our professional network and optimize its benefits in order to pursue the career of our dreams. You have surely heard often how, at times – in addition to the skills acquired – …

Founder of the Week: Laura Hoogland and Sunt

Every week, we highlight one women founder. This week, Laura Hoogland, founder of SUNT, is put in the spotlight. Did you know that bananas are the most wasted food worldwide? After harvest, almost 60% of banana biomass is left as waste. Globally, there is a waste of 114,08 million metric tons solely of bananas. Export …

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