Opening Keynote Speaker

Janneke NiessenJanneke Niessen 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 mentor for start-ups, and she is active as an angel investor. Janneke is also co-initiator of InspiringFifty, a pan-European programme 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 child book’s 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 honours for Janneke in her time with Improve Digital.

Keynote Topic

Marathon or Sprint? The road to success of a female entrepreneur
During her keynote, Janneke will share her experience in building multiple international companies. What has worked and what would she have done differently if she could do it again? She will touch upon different aspects such as funding, scaling your company, growing internationally, building teams, promoting companies but also the role of the founder and the impact of being a founder on your life. Janneke will also discuss diversity and the importance of it.

Hear more of what to expect from Janneke during WE Local Amsterdam by watching the video below.


Closing Keynote Speaker

Dr. Renée MooreBorn in Texas, Dr. Renée Moore holds a doctorate degree in neuroscience and created and sold her own multimillion-Euro pharmaceutical development companies in Europe, Asia and Latin America by the age of 40 – all while living in Deidesheim, Germany.

The Huffington Post named her as a “New Global Leader”, and she has served on the executive team of hundreds of growing international businesses.

She is a successful international keynote speaker, has spoken in many countries throughout the world over the last 15 years and has shared the big stage with the legendary Brian Tracy, Les Brown, Nick Vujicic, and many others.
Learn more about Dr. Renee by watching the video below.

Keynote Topic

Be Unstoppable! Innovation is the New Leadership
In a highly competitive male-dominated world of science and engineering, innovation in business for women leaders is no longer optional. In fact, innovation is the new leadership style of successful companies today. It is the person, not just the technology, that is key to innovation and that drives growth and success. In Dr. Moore´s keynote she will inspire you to innovate successfully in leadership today, including developing an innovative mindset, finding your zone of genius, and successfully navigating the innovation process.