I am co-founder/board member of Stichting Polaris in the Netherlands.

Our mission is to unite confident women who believe in continuous self-development, who will share their experience with others and who will strive to have a positive impact and influence in the society they live in.

Stichting Polaris kicked off in the Netherlands on 16 November 2016 with a mentor program. A group of experienced and influencial women (and men), mainly employed in the Netherlands, with 11 different nationalities and working in 15 different industries/sectors (profit, non-profit, governmental) and entrepreneurs, mentor young and ambitious women.

The top 3 focus of the mentor/mentee discussions is:

  1. Career advancement
  2. Personal brand
  3. Personal development

Other activities

Stichting will also organize workshops, lectures. The detailed program for 2020 will soon be available.

Please check out our Facebook page: Minerva 21 Netherlands for updates and latest information.

Should you be interested in participating in Stichting Polaris as mentor, mentee or other, please contact me via velingigm@gmail.com


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