As seasoned entrepreneurs, Janneke Niessen and Joelle Frijters know all too well how uncommon it is to find women in technology leadership positions. Further, they know first-hand how pervasive gender bias and negative perceptions can be at all levels. In launching Inspiring Fifty, they set out to challenge the industry to see itself differently; to provide a platform for new, strong female voices; and set a shining example for future leaders and entrepreneurs.
Through events, speaking engagements, publications and workshops, we have built a platform with the aim of motivating, educating and inspiring over 1 million women across Europe. We encourage, develop, identify, and showcase role models in technology to inspire a new generation of female leaders and entrepreneurs, leading the charge to affect meaningful and durable change.