Dutch Women in Tech Community

Dutch Women in Tech

Kick-off event On September 13, 2021 we went live with Dutch Women in Tech. And on Monday, November 29, it was time for the kick-off. This was an immediate success. With more than 40 registrations and two great speakers. We would like to look back on this successful evening! Who is Dutch Women in Tech […]

Interview EIFFEL

Interview Eiffel | Diversity| Inclusion | Women in IT

Inclusion, diversity and personal development in consulting Hendrika Willemse is an entrepreneur in IT and has a passion for coaching. She has done karate at a high level and she knows what it takes to get the most out of yourself. Her sports and business careers have ensured that she knows better than anyone what […]

Podcast In de aap gelogeerd

Podcast In de aap gelogeerd | about diversity and women in IT

In de aap gelogeerd Last week I was invited to join the “In de aap gelogeerd” podcast with Duncan Epping, Frank Denneman and Johan van Amersfoort. We spoke about diversity with teams and organizations and about empowerment. Building divers teams is just the first step, often it’s much more important to enable people to be […]

Interview Dutch IT Channel – Witold Kepinski

She in IT helps women in IT | Interview Dutch IT Channel

She in IT helps women in the “mensworld” of IT Empowering ambitious women to get the best out of themselves in the ‘men’s world’ of IT, that is the goal of She in IT. After a career at Detron, VMware and Nutanix, initiator Hendrika Willemse-Vreugdenhil wanted to do what she likes best: coaching. “Women sometimes […]

5 tips and tricks to create an effective and challenging plan!

Make your plan | Tips for women in IT and Tech | She in IT

When VHTO asked me what my number one career tip was, this was the first one that came to mind. “If you don’t have or make your own plan, you are always part of someone else’s plan!”. That may sound a bit heavy, but it certainly doesn’t have to be. Just think of a situation […]

NL Digital | Most inspiring women in Tech 2021

NL Digital Diversity Day 2021 | Inspiring women in Tech | Hendrika Willemse

The 5th of October was diversity day and NL Digital published their list of the most inspiring women in Tech. I am very proud that I am part of this great list with all these other power women! Women who are committed to support more diversity and inclusion in the IT and Tech sector. Check […]

Podcast Sonja Poortman from IR Olav’s Globetrotters

Podcast Sonja Poortman | Women in IT | Entrepreneurship

Recently I was invited to the podcast of Sonja Poortman from IR Olav’s Globetrotters and we had a great conversation! I’m really happy I was able to do this! Do you want to know everything about my journey, why I do what I do and what I do for women in IT? Then listen to […]

Inspiration session @ Amsterdam

Speaker about entrepreneurship and women in IT

Last month I was asked to give an inspiration session for 45 young girls and it was really great! The session was about women in IT/Tech, entrepreneurship, tips and tricks to build your career and about daring to dream and to follow your passion. How do you make the right choices and what are the […]

Take back control of your day!

She in IT | Diversity | Women in IT and Tech | High-performance teams | Empowerment

Control your calendar… Sometimes it seems like the days fly by and you don’t really get much done. You start with a fully loaded to-do list and a lot of motivation to get started today, but you get swamped by phone calls very fast. Or an inbox that fills up. An emergency meeting that comes […]

You don’t get what you’re worth, but you get what you negotiate!

Do you know how much your worth is?

How much am I worth? The reality is often that you don’t get what you’re worth, you get what you negotiate! This is exactly why I think it is so important that women and young girls know what they are worth and are not afraid to ask for it! If you don’t know what you’re […]

Nutanix Cloudscape 2021

Speaker about entrepreneurship and women in IT

A few weeks ago, I was a guest at the Nutanix Cloudscape event together with Marian Spier. The event was all about the “journey” and in our case it was about our journey in entrepreneurship. For me this event was twice as nice, because it also brought me back to a number of former colleagues […]

RSM Star – Women in Tech Speakers Event

Speaker about entrepreneurship and women in IT

In April I was invited to participate in the Women in Tech Speakers Event of STAR-Rotterdam School of Management. I was very excited about this so I had to say YES! We had a really nice panel discussion with a number of other power women about a couple of topics around women in Tech and […]

Interview ConnectHer

Interview about entrepreneurship and women in IT

“Why live an ordinary life when you can live an extraordinary life!” Who is Hendrika Willemse-Vreugdenhil? I am 37, married, have a son of almost 3 and live in Haarlem. I’ve been in IT all my life and always knew I wanted to go into IT. I did an MBO-IT education and then I entered […]

Interview TechGirl

Interview about entrepreneurship and women in IT

If you want a lot, don’t ask for a little! She launched her own company earlier this year in the midst of a crisis. Potential TechGirl of the Month Hendrika Willemse is determined to make She in IT. She always knew she wanted to get into IT and now she wants to help other women […]

Interview Dutch IT Channel

Interview Dutch IT Channel

Hendrika Vreugdenhil start She in IT – Interview Dutch IT Channel Hendrika Vreugdenhil leaves enterprise cloud specialist Nutanix to start her own business again. “Over the past few years I’ve been thinking a lot and decided that I’m going to follow my passion and use all my experience to focus on empowering entrepreneurs and women […]

What would I say to my 20-year-old self?

Young entrepreneurship and building your business

Young entrepreneurship A few weeks ago I was in a masterclass and the question was asked what I would say to the younger version of myself? Well, that question made me think for a moment (and maybe longer….), I can tell you … I tried to imagine where I was when I was 20 and […]

What doesn’t kill you….. Makes you stronger!

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger!

Makes you stronger!…. I can hear you think… That’s easy to say… But it’s not that easy at all… Maybe it is for you, but not for me.. And that’s right! It is often easier said than done, that is simply the reality. That does not change the fact that everything we experience and endure […]

More women in IT!

Empowerment masterclass

Many companies want more women in IT Around me I see more and more developments and initiatives coming from companies to get more women into IT. All these initiatives are really great, but how do you, as a company, make this ambition a reality? That can be quite challenging…. One of the biggest challenges is […]

Why She in IT?

She in IT | Diversity | Women in IT and Tech | High-performance teams | Empowerment

Why did you start She in IT? Why specifically women in IT? Are they really that different from men? What is a successful woman in IT for you? Currently I’m getting swamped with questions and I can tell you that they make me think. By the way, this is also very nice, because people are […]

Are you sure about that?

Women in IT | Boost your business

I’m going to build my own business again! Are you sure about that? Is this a sensible thing to do in this difficult time? Do you have to do this? All well-meant comments (I assume for the sake of convenience) from people around me or those I speak in a businesslike manner. By the way, […]