After combining being an entrepreneur and an employee at the same time for over a decade, Suzanne took the leap and became a full time entrepreneur. Her first goal: take her successful Learning & Development business Doors Open – that she had been running for almost 10 years – to the next level.
About 5 months into her entrepreneurship, working many hours from home or from the occasional coffee bar, she started to feel lonely and uninspired.
That’s when she started looking for a coworking space. But none of the spaces she visited felt like the right fit. “So why don’t I start my own one?” She couldn’t get the idea out of her head anymore.
Fast forward. Five months later, on December 1st 2017, she is holding the key to the Javastraat 281 in The Hague in her hands. Already dozens of women showed interest and signed up for a trial day.
In only 2 weeks the former brokers office was transformed into a cosy, inspiring hub. On the 1st of January 2018, the Female Hub officially opened and became the place where not only Suzanne, but so many other women would soon feel at home.
The Female Hub is not just a coworking space… it’s also a co-learning space! And what better way to enhance and encourage the co-learning element than by creating new events for Hubbers as well as other passionate entrepreneurs to take part in.
Doors Open Female Hub came up with the only networking drink that’s actually fun and useful; Bubbels & Babbels!
They also implemented monthly masterclasses with a whole variety of different themes – Dreams to Actions, Personal Leadership, Social Media Photography, More Business with LinkedIn, How To Build a Kick-ass Brand, Crowdfunding Like a Pro, and so much more!
And last but not least, The Female Hub presented The Hague with a Boost Your Business programme! A unique and exclusive 3 day programme for 8 ambitious power women that want to bring out the best in themselves through brainstorm sessions, coaching sessions, masterclasses, entrepreneurial tours, and lots of other tools to help you to the next level!
What a surprise and what an honour… Suzanne received a message that she was nominated for the VIVA400 awards! After not even 1 year, she had already caught the attention of so many others and inspired so many people, how fantastic! And not only was Suzanne one of the nominees, 2 other Female Hubbers were also nominated! The VIVA400 awards are for the most inspiring and successful women of The Netherlands… and yes, 3 Female Hubbers were nominated! The talent, innovation and determination at the Female Hub is incredible.
And just like that a whole year had passed by already! Many fantastic female entrepreneurs joined the Female Hub, lots of successful events were held, the VIVA400 nomination, Suzanne’s very first employee, 2 brand new websites, and an incredible new year to come!