It’s International Women’s Day, so high time to put a few bossbabes from Groningen in the spotlight! We’ve gotten tons of suggestions, so this list is by no means complete. If you feel like someone definitely deserves a spot, let us know. In the meantime, here are 8 successful female entrepreneurs based in Groningen.
Wies van 't slot, 365Werk
Wies worked for Young Capital right when it started growing explosively, but she still felt like something was missing. She started her own employment agency, called 365Werk. The company now has a revenue of €13 million and Quote magazine named her one of the 100 most influential Dutch businesswomen.
José Woldring, The Media Nanny
With her PR company The Media Nanny, José represents some of the biggest names in the music business, like David Guetta and Martin Garrix, as well as brands like G-Star Raw and Deliveroo.
Jantine Doornbos, FoodDrop and Dropper
Jantine founded FoodDrop three years ago and, keeping with sustainable deliveries, she recently started Dropper, a platform for last mile delivery, for which she received €200,000 in funding.
Janneke Hadders, Dacom
Janneke Hadders took over the Dacom family business in 2013. The company has been an international authority in agricultural consulting for 30 years and is active in over 50 different countries.
Jolijn Creutzberg, Van Hulley
Van Hulley is probably one of the most well known social impact companies in Groningen. Founded by Jolijn, the company employs underprivileged women and uses discarded clothing to make new clothes.
Christel Werkman, Werkman Horseshoes
Werkman Horseshoes is a very innovative family business and over 100 years old. Currently runned by Christel, SME developed a digital tool that lets farriers (blacksmiths specializing in horseshoes) precisely customize the shoes based on how the horse walks and runs.
Linda Dijkshoorn, EV Biotech
Linda founded EV Biotech a little over a year ago and has already brought in €1 million in funding. The startup uses predictive modelling to create chemical compound producing bacteria, which is a revolutionary and sustainable way to create compounds needed for chemicals.
Marion Tjin Tham Sjin, Splendid China.
Marion is the founder and owner of Splendid China, a company that supports Dutch export activities to China and also helps European entrepreneurs. The company has offices in Appingedam and Shanghai and Marion was recently awarded the International Trade award during the Wintrade week in London.