Meet our members - shining a light on all the awesome women that are part of The Next Women
Name – Title – Company
What’s your biggest lesson / tip / advice to share with others?
Learning to trust oneself and that trusting oneself requires constant reflection and a way of living that calls upon tenacious perseverance and bravery. In other words; Be brave enough to be self critical without losing faith in your own abilities. Learn to understand your motivations so that you know when you are bullshitting yourself; be it through conditioning, trauma or adopted habits.
What’s the meaning of success to you?
To be happy.
What impact do you make?
I believe I inspire people to believe in their creative power.
What’s true inclusivity for you?
I often find myself saying “inclusion illusion”… I feel that te term inclusion has become a trend, a buzz word that is now actually diluting the more important value being respect. I believe that at the heart of creativity is the ability to combine. When one adopts an “all-inclusive” approach chances are everything becomes nothing by loss of distinction. We require distinction for originality and uniqueness. We need respect for human life in all forms, shapes, sizes and expressions.
“We need to organise our work better ánd smarter” says Martine Meijburg. Meijburg founded Second Degree in 2013; the first LinkedIn marketing agency (worldwide). A success, as the agency became one of the fastest growing companies in the Netherlands (Silver FD Gazellen Award in 2016), servicing clients such as Philips, KLM and Microsoft.
Martine is an author, public speaker and was listed in The Next Women 100 in 2016, 2017 and 2018 and the Adformatie100 in 2017. She shares with us her experiences as an entrepreneur and member of The Next Women.
She got into the world of recruitment because she showed talent for it and acted on that: at TNW we love playing out your strengths. Now, with her own company and being a mother of two, Dayanara Vonk Ilaria reflects on her journey: “Leadership really is learning how you can influence yourself.”