The 2015 Kick-off event
“To be honest, sometimes I wonder whether the world would be a better place if women were in charge. It would be pretty easy to make that happen” – Stephen Colbert.
After a successful last season we started this season with the 2015 Kick-off event at the Skylounge in Amsterdam. A spectacular view of the beautiful Amsterdam welcomed the around fifty ambitious young women attending this network event. Some were old members, but there were many new faces for whom this was their first acquaintance with TopFem. Amongst those present were the new TopFem board and the founders of TopFem: Maaike Riesthuis and Geneviève van der Veen.
Networking was facilitated by speed dates which allowed for a thorough mingling of old and new. The hubbub suggested that there was no lack of subjects for those present to discuss. There was a good atmosphere, and the board strove to answer all questions posed. Many questions focussed on the two programmes starting soon: The Leadership Programme focussing on leadership and career development, and the Mentor&Network Programme which includes network events like this one.
A few questions were also fielded by members of the public intrigued by the group of young women. The calibre of the women present implies that the upcoming year will be a great success! This success was definitely initiated by the Kick-off event. The sky’s the limit!
The next network event is planned on Thursday September 24th at the Skylounge in Amsterdam.
If you are interested in attending future events, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.