The Business Women Congress was established to show that women from Central Europe are proficient in Dutch and also successful in their careers. At the congress the guests will be inspired by prominent speakers from the business world and they will furthermore be challenged in workshops.
The Congress takes place on every year in March in The Hague and has been opened by the Ambassador of Slovakia, Czech, Poland or Hungary. In addition, the initiative is supported by the Trade and Investment Promotion Section of the Polish Embassy and the Municipality of The Hague.
The congress is an initiative by Kasia Nowak who has over the last few years observed that women from Eastern Europe are much more ambitious than people realise. Mercer Research shows that in Hungary or Poland 33% and 30% respectively of top positions are held by women. In the Netherlands this figure stands at only 19%.
With this congress we will show that stereotyping Central European women is not always correct. Most of these women speak Dutch, are ambitious and successful in their careersKasia NowakInitiator Business Women Congress
Once again, The Hague will be the venue for the ‘V4 Business Women Congress’ in celebration of International Women’s Day. Some 300 ‘women at the top’ from Central Europe will meet to support each other in their careers and entrepreneurship.
This year we have for you two interesting workshops in one session. The workshops are given by blocks (45 min each). You can follow 1 workshop of a session. This year theme is Ambition, Balance and Career.
16.15 Workshop Session
17.30 Keynote speech and Q&A
19.00 Plenary Part II
20.00 Networking with buffet and entertainment (VIP’s only)
22.00 The end
Renata Mrazova Studied at the University of Economics, Prague, specialization Economics and Commerce, finished in 1995. She began her career in 1995 in the Swedish pharmaceutical company Astra as assistant to the financial division. Here she had gone through several positions within the Finance and HR, the accountant, chief accountant, HR manager to Chief Financial Officer. She coordinated the merger with British Zeneca. Renata Mrazova joined ING Group in 2000 as Chief Financial Officer for the Czech and Slovak Republics (currently NN Group).
Michael Pilarczyk is a renowned author, teacher and speaker in the fields of self-development, spiritual growth and success in business. He is an expert in guiding people, organizations and companies on the path to personal and professional achievement. Using his unique talent he is able to quickly break through impeding behavioural and negative patterns and create new insights. As a premier keynote speaker and authority on mastering mindset, Michael has guided many people to have more joy, happiness, peace and prosperity in their lives. His mission is to share his acquired knowledge and wisdom to contribute to a healthy, wealthy, happy world.
Since 2012 we organize Business Women Congress to honour the International Women’s Day. This means that this year we will celebrate our 5th anniversary! On this occasion we have prepared a few surprises for you! One of them will take place during the networking dinner, after the official part of the Congress. You will take part in a lottery with some exceptional prizes from our sponsors. So don’t forget to take your business cards with you!
New Babylon is situated directly at the Hague Central Station. Is part of “Uptown The Hague” which consist of a broad variety of buildings, companies, shopping, museums and relaxing. One minute walk from the biggest park of The Hague and perfectly situated for travelling by car or train.
When it comes to sustainability and entreprenership, New Babylon has proven to be the best option. Not only does the Hampshire Hotel – Babylon The Hague have a golden green key certification but also the New Babylon Meeting Center has the highest score within the Dutch congress association for location and quality of the Meeting Centers.
New Babylon Meeting Center is situated on the second floor.
Together we can make the work of motivated women more visible and you can support this wonderful initiative. Apart from the unique experience of meeting women from Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary, this is an excellent opportunity to confirm your commitment to emancipation in the business world.
Here you will find information about the various sponsor packages.
Would you like to meet prominent and successful women from Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, and the
Czech Republic? And attend as a one of guests, speakers or sponsors? Please contact us: