WE Local Amsterdam, May 17-19, was a chance for women engineers to gather for networking and professional development. They attended sessions to advance their careers, enhance their leadership skills, and engage with other technical women.
Events like WE Local Amsterdam provide SWE members and others in engineering and technology with the opportunity to meet a mentor, find a new job, or connect with colleagues. Watch videos below from our panels and keynote speakers at WE Local Amsterdam to learn more and view photos of the event on SWE’s Flickr page.
Opening Keynote Speaker Janneke Niessen
Opening Keynote Speaker Janneke Niessen, Co-founder, and CIO of Improve Digital is a serial entrepreneur and most recently co-founded Improve Digital, a leading European marketing technology firm. She currently serves as the company’s Chief Innovation Officer. She also invests considerable time serving as a member of company (advisory) boards, she is a mentor for start-ups, and she is active as an angel investor. Janneke is also co-initiator of InspiringFifty, a pan-European program that identifies, encourages, develops, and showcases women in leadership positions within the technology sector. As part of the InspiringFifty initiative, Janneke has published Project Prep, a novel for young girls in conjunction with an award-winning children’s book author. The goal of the project is to encourage young girls, inspiring them to pursue a career in technology and invest in an educational foundation focusing on math and computer science. Janneke recently joined the supervisory board of UNICEF and writes a column about entrepreneurship for Sprout and about technology for LINDA. Janneke was named 2014 EY Entrepreneur of the Year and Most Innovative Leader in 2016, two of many in a long list of honors for Janneke in her time with Improve Digital.