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The Netherlands


A word from our changemaker in The Netherlands

Dave Jongeneelen



What did you do before Buzz?

I was founder of Better Future, a global leadership consulting firm that helps leaders and organisations become more purposeful and impact driven.

Why did you start Buzz Women?

​The idea came when I was leading a leadership session in a village in The Gambia. During a break, many people from the village joined our session. Their eagerness to learn made me think: how can we reach those who don't have access to education, in particular women. The idea of bringing the school to them, rather than them going to school, was born that day. 



Meet the team


The realisation that we give so many women the chance to take charge of their own development every single day.

Dave Jongeneelen

Co-founder & Director

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 I love the fact that Buzz is about each and everyone of us. It's about how we treat ourselves, the people around us and this world at large. We're making an impact on so many levels. The global team we're working with right now truly gives me wings. The sky is the limit and I'm already excited for our next steps.

Shari Veldhuizen

Global Marketeer & Community Manager

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Board members

Buzz Women Netherlands is actively supported by the following people. We are proud to call them Buzz advisors and ambassadors:


The impact of our training, as simple as it may look like, is really lifechanging and really creates a lot of new opportunity’s for women and their family’s.  

Rinze Verbeek

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Annemarie de Jong​

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David de Buck

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Up until 2018, Buzz Women Netherlands worked with a team of inspiring volunteers. The foundation focused on fundraising through individuals, and a selection of companies and funds.


Keeping the growth of Buzz Women and the ambition to reach 10 million women by 2030 in mind, Stichting Buzz Nederland decided to establish a team of professionals in 2019, to ensure the growth of the foundation is fostered on a daily basis. The team is managed by co-founder Dave Jongeneelen.

Catelijne Bach


Special about Buzz Women is that this beautiful and creative initiative brings the changes, so desperately needed in this contemporary world, using the power of the people involved, involving strong women and at the same time strengthening women.

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Marielle Sijgers
Co-founder Seats2meet​


By educating women in countries like India, where it’s very challenging to offer access to good education in the villages, BuzzWomen makes sure that women are empowered to develop theirselves and be able to use their full potential.

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Laurens Smals


The way to a different life for women in India, Africa and other countries.

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Mikkel Hofstee
CEO Lifeguard


Buzz Women has a root cause approach when it comes to addressing many of the world’s problems. Education, and in particular of women is the true magic that Buzz Women carries out locally.

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Maud Pinckers
Head of Marketing
Triodos Bank


I love the fact that we empower women in their own community, and make them aware of their strength and capabilities. Bringing out the best in themselves, and hence, for their entire community.

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Jelle Terpstra
Legal Advisor
Liance Legal

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Beate van Dongen

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Willem Horstmann
Chief Risk Officer

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Become a High Fiver!

For every €5,- we can educate one woman. How many High Fives do you give?

Become a structural partner of Buzz Women. Decide how many women you want to train per month and sign up!


As a HighFiver you:

  • Become part of our network of like-minded individuals and businesses.

  • Receive invites for the yearly Buzz conference, possibilities to visit Buzz Women in India or The Gambia

  • Hear updates from our women in the field.

  • Will be welcomed with our special High Five Loyalty Package, which enables you to give visibility to your contribution.

Are you ready to start changing the world?

You can register as a High Fiver, right here right now through the payment form below. Or leave your email address and we’ll get in touch first.

Buzz Women has an ANBI status. 


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The Buzzness Club is a group of independent professionals and entrepreneurs who come together regularly and function as a sounding board for our organization.

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