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The Netherlands

Flagship Programs

We currently have programs rolled out in the following places:

Amsterdam-Noord, Amsterdam De Pijp, Arnhem, Utrecht. 

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Confidence & Connection

Two half-day training sessions where we focus on your talents and ambitions. 


Shakti Experience

A 3-day experience to find new perspectives on the 5 Buzz themes. 


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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Anne-Claire Bos
Changemaker NL

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My biggest dream is to help Buzz Women grow, to reach even more women in the future and to be an active member of this much needed movement.

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Dagmar Heemskerk 
Changemaker NL

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My biggest dream with Buzz Women would be to facilitate that this movement can expand to the places I know so well: Mali and Bali. My dream comes true if women in all these places in the world are connected to each other - close by and far away - and feel supported to unleash their own potential and make positive changes together.

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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Ama van Dantzig

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David de Buck

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Ama van Dantzig

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The Buzzness Club

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


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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Interested in joining The Buzzness Club? Send us an e-mail at


Buzz Women supports thousands of women and their families around the world—but we don’t carry out our mission alone. These partners make it possible for us to do what we do every day.

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All women are welcome to join our Cash & Confidence training at one of our trainings locations. Leave your contact details below and we'll be in touch shortly. We're excited to get to know you and discuss possibilities and next steps. 

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