BWFNL is a non-profit organization made by women, operated by women and dedicated to women’s enrichment, support, and networking in the business arena.
We are dedicated to supporting women in any managerial position, women who are entrepreneurs, business owners, NGO leaders, corporate managers, as well as any ambitious women who wish to increase their business activity, promote themselves, enlarge their network and progress their know-how, by having inspiration from other successful businesses and women from all kinds of domains.
Additionally, we strive to support women who are thinking of starting a business, during their start-up process, be it now or in the near future.
We have created an atmosphere of comfort, an open community, and a safe zone, for our organization’s members to come to ask questions, share their know-how, and get advice from other women.
We have built a vibrant community of women, who are entrepreneurs in life and soul, proposing you the opportunity to surround yourself with like-minded women, who understand what you want and need, so we can make you flourish.
Business Women Forum Netherlands is a multinational organization originated and operated by local & foreign businesswomen from the Netherlands.
Our activities are done in English, targeting to expose women to all kinds of inspiration, business methodologies, and different backgrounds that women from all over the world can offer.
As a multinational forum, we communicate as well with similar forums locally and all over the world to increase our exposure and create multinational collaborations for the benefit of foreign market exposure.
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We have built a vibrant community of women, who are entrepreneurs in life and soul proposing you the opportunity to surround yourself with like-minded women, who understand what you want and need, so we can make you flourish.
BWFNL Mission stands on 2 main pillars:
1. Offering business and managerial know-how:
By offering our members weekly activities, both offline and online, exposing them to all kinds of inspiration sources, business methodologies, and different skill sharing that women from all over the world can offer.
Every BWFNL event includes a live networking session in which women can meet other like-minded members and create prosperous collaborations in all kinds of directions.
The BWFNL philosophy and mission stand on the following pillars:
BWFNL membership is free to every woman and it is part of the NGO foundations, keeping equal opportunities to all women that wish to develop themselves in the business arena.
Increase know-how as an individual:
The organization providing its members with special courses, training, and events, all in the English language, targeting to offer a large variety of business skills to women who are interested to grow and develop themselves in the business environment. Through investment in the individual skills of each woman in a key position, we manage together to create a better society and support the growth of the economy on all levels (employment, diversity, and inclusion, supporting and NGOs and more)
Inspire us and be inspired:
Being exposed directly to successful women from all domains, has a major influence on each member, by the simple understanding that everything is possible via mutual learning and collaborations.
When do we meet?
We meet on many occasions, in our workshops & meetings, all the time.
We meet on a monthly basis on several occasions, within our workshops and circle meetings.
We organize throughout the year, professional and business informative events that address a variety of important topics that we have defined as vital to our members.
Our masterminding sessions are rich with ideas and brainstorming opportunities that are designed to help businesswomen from all fields come up with strategies in the spirit of sharing, helping, and networking with the community of other professionals who are in the room.
In each and every session, meeting, or conference, we also include a networking session, that aims to enrich your business contacts and share your contacts with other members as well.
The Open Door Program
Women should stand for and support other women in need.
The business arena combines many challenges and difficult times. In these times, we will embrace you and be there for you.
Our management board, consultants, and fellow members will support you in any way possible to overcome hard periods. Our events and seminars are charged only with a single reduced fee for each event, in order to cover some of the administrative and advertising costs of the association BUT, in case you would like to participate and cannot afford to pay this fee you can participate free of charge!
No women will be left out for financial reasons, as we are big believers in the quote “what goes around, comes around” and believe that at a later stage you will flourish with us.
We trust your trustfulness and good judgment in using this generous option.
All is done under complete confidentiality and will be supported directly by Mrs. Osnat Peled - President of Business Women Forum Netherlands.
In case you need an "Open Door", contact her directly by e-mail.
BWFNL 4 Elements & Visions
As we believe that networking and getting to know more businesswomen will support your business needs, we decided to change the regular networking perspective and perfected it into a networking art! BWFNL supports the members to increase their business through a positive, structured, and professional referral networking program.
Know-How & inspiration
BWFNL provides widespread access to know-how via seminars, conferences, circle meetings, workshops, 1:1 meetings with the BWFNL consultant members, and more...BWFNL covers all the topics that are relevant to women in business: access to financing, marketing, PR, sales, management, legal aspects, tax & insurance, negotiation skills, and also life skills related to family life and its business correlation, managing stress and a healthy lifestyle.
Access to financing - The Money Academy
Access to financing is one of the essential foundations for a successful business. We have acknowledged that in many cases a lack of know-how in the field of finances, along with the challenges of the actual access to financiers, is preventing businesses in achieving their goal.
BWFNL's main goals are providing this know-how and supporting you in finding better access to financing, along with the financial skills & understanding every businesswoman must-have.
A multinational community
BWFNL is a multinational organization, originated in the Netherlands by local & foreign businesswomen.
Our activities are in English, aimed to offer women from different cultural backgrounds (Locals & expats), exposure to all kinds of inspiration and other businesswomen from all around the world, while in the same time, exposing us to foreign markets as well...
What Makes Us Unique
BWFNL is a unique non-profit organization in the Netherlands, originated by women and for women.
We differentiate our organization through the following aspects:
1. A multinational approach
A multinational activity, held with local & foreigners, in English.
We also offer a unique framework of other collaboration with global women's associations, chamber of commerce and other business communities to increase the opportunities and the network possibilities
2. Free membership
Our membership is FREE! You do not need to buy a membership card. As a non-profit organization, our activities are based on collaborating with sponsoring companies that share the same beliefs as us. Our free membership provides women with many benefits - Join Now.
We charge only a single reduced fee for each event, in order to cover some of the administrative and advertising costs of the association, and partially support our "Open Door" program.
We include in every meeting, seminar, or conference, a dedicated session of networking with a clear target – creating business leads that will increase your network.
Through a focused networking meeting, you get the chance to meet potential clients, partners, and future joint ventures which will enable you to develop long term, meaningful business relationships with quality women.
4. Know-How & financing
To gather inspiration and a better "tool kit" for business management, we combine soft skills (communication, marketing, sales, HR...) and the essential financial skills, along with direct access to financiers & investors.