Every day should be March 8th

Welcome to our first monthly RISE newsletter. Each month you will get updated about relevant events, evolving around women in tech and female entrepreneurship. Additionally, we will share inspirational readings, and of course any interesting opportunities coming up. Meanwhile, we will also continue to work on our RISE program for 2021. Stay tuned, and sign up to our website. And don't forget to spread the voice about RISE within your Network.

The 8th of March is around the corner. And Women Inc explained us why International Women's Day is still needed. Given the circumstances, yet we are unable to celebrate all together. Not being able to embrace and support each other physically, doesn't mean we cannot do it virtually.

In addition to International Women's Day, elections in the Netherlands, are also coming soon (17th March 2021). And this year is a special one: there are more women running for the elections than ever. Yet there is a long path to go.

In this monthly newsletter, you can add your organisation in our Amsterdam start-up map in collaboration with Dealroom. You will also find an Event calendar for the month of March, with special events only for the elections; the launch of Leonie van Mierlo's Book, "Gelijkspel wint", and  the 2020 Diversity in tech report published by TechTalent Charter UK.

And last but not least, some initiatives for you, in the tech sector, not to miss out.

Happy International Women's Day!

// Let's make our female ecosystem more visible

Are you based in the Metropolitan region of Amsterdam and do you have a female-founded start-up or scale-up?

Then it's time to let us all know, add your female-founded start-up and/or scale-up to our Amsterdam start up map, from our collaborating partner Dealroom.

// See our Event Calendar of March

Several events, all freely accessible directly from your home, have been organised for you to celebrate, remember and get inspired by the power all of womxn: from the Choose to Challenge panel discussion, held by our partner The NEXT Women to our co-organised event at Femcity x NL Kiest, where gender equality in Dutch Politics and soon-to-be elections will be the focal point of debate.  

Check out the event calendar, to discover all the workshops, panel discussions and much more happening this month.

// Register to our Election Debate & Check Women Inc's Voting Guide

Elections in the Netherlands are scheduled for the 17th of March. There have never been so many female party leaders and so many electoral lists making a big leap in diversity. Yet there is a long path to go.

Which is the best party advocating for gender equality ? Will 2021 be the year of the first female Prime Minister of the Netherlands? Will it be possible to have 50% of the seats occupied by women?

These and more questions will be answered during the Election Debate co-organized by RISE & Stem op een Vrouw (Vote for a Woman) & Pakhuis de Zwijger and de Bovengrondse.


// Newsworthy updates

"Stop fixing women, fix the system" is the motto of Leonie van Mierlo, innovation strategist, who just released her latest book Gelijkspel wint (Draw Wins). Check out her interview with Het Parool. And hurry up to get a copy of her book!

There is a need for more data

Are you interested in knowing how UK's enterprises are scoring in Diversity and Inclusion? The annual report of 2020, tracking over 418 organisation, covering 161,859 tech employees is now available.

Sign up to have access to the full report!

A step further towards Inclusion

According to Kaspersky's latest report about Women in Tech, 56% of women already in the tech industry pointed out how the gender equality  improved over the last two years.

// Grasp the initiatives

Does your company want to be part of Girlsday ?

The online edition of Girls' Day 2021 is approaching. Would you like to raise awareness and break down barriers for girls and women in the technology and information sector? Then become a partner, by registering your company at this link.

Got a story you want to share?

Panelist submission for the 5th Annual Seattle Wit Regatta are now open!  Make a note in your calendar: from the 19th to the 30th of April. Wit Regatta will be offering two weeks of virtual experience, ranging from more than 5o sessions to over 160 different speakers to focus and connect women with the tech sector.

Don't miss the application, closing on April 2nd.  

// What, Why and Who?

Do you want to get involved in RISE and become a partner? Or would you like to have some more information ?

Then get in touch with us: info@we-rise.co

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