Though International Women’s Day comes but once a year, Amsterdam still has many events catering to women working in tech and startups. Browse this schedule for the months ahead and start marking dates on your calendar.

Upcoming events

Spark Conference

The sixth edition of the annual Spark Conference takes place at the THNK School of Creative Leadership in Amsterdam. Attendees can take part in sessions focused on growing their businesses and making new connections. An impressive roster of guest speakers will be present, including Miluska van 't Lam who is editor-in-chief of Harper's Bazaar Netherlands.

THNK Creative School for Leadership, 20 March, attend the conference

Founder Fireside: Women in tech edition

Hear inspiring stories from women entrepreneurs at this edition of Founder Fireside and learn how they are impacting the world while growing their businesses and making their dreams a reality. Several guests will speak throughout the evening, including Kristi Kurvits, who leads operations at HearstLab Netherlands, and Louise Doorn, the founder of HelloMaaS. There will also be a panel discussion and time to ask questions.

TQ City, 25 March, secure your spot

Equality = Innovation

Join Accenture and WEConnect International for a networking event targeting women-owned businesses in the Netherlands, with a focus on the B2B and corporate sectors. Guest speakers will share their best practices and there will be chances to network and present a pitch of your business. If your company is based outside of the Netherlands, but you can offer your service or sell goods in the country, you’re welcome, too.

Accenture, 15 April, get tickets now

The Self-Made Summit

Looking for tools to build your career, fresh inspiration, valuable lessons and new contacts? Attend the Self-Made Summit to fuel your dreams and self-confidence. Empowering guest speakers will demonstrate the power of persistence as attendees strive to develop and grow their businesses and careers.

Pakhuis West, 23 April, join this event

11th Global Women’s Leadership Summit – Europe

The 11th Global Women’s Leadership Summit – Europe focuses on helping leaders develop and enhance their skills and abilities through networking, case studies and workshops. A diverse community of leaders will be present, providing opportunities to forge new relationships and find opportunities to collaborate for the greater good.

Crowne Plaza Amsterdam – South, 14 and 15 May, book your space

WomenHack – Amsterdam

At this casual get-together, you will find a community that strives to empower women in tech and create inclusive, diverse workplaces. The night begins with talks on diversity, a series of five-minute interviews and chances to interact with fellow attendees. This gathering also offers a chance to promote your brand and projects while connecting with tech talent.

Location TBD, 24 September, take part

European Women in Technology

With more than 5,600 attendees and over 200 speakers, European Women in Technology is a can’t-miss event. Celebrating the innovations and successes of women in tech, it aims to provide the knowledge, tools, inspiration and connections required to thrive and spur change and equality across the industry.

RAI Amsterdam, 24 and 25 November, attend the event

Throughout the year

WaiACCELERATE

The first programme focused on ethical leadership and business acceleration for women in AI, data science and machine learning, WaiACCELERATE is looking for people who are ready to start a new venture. Taking place over nine months, the programme aims to provide women with exposure to the AI sector and the skills needed to build a strong team, persuade stakeholders and succeed as entrepreneurs. 

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TheNextWomen Boardroom Sessions

Learn from talented guest speakers at TheNextWomen Boardroom Sessions, a series of events geared towards investors, professionals and entrepreneurs. Each edition features in-depth keynotes, networking and discussions centred on hot topics as well as the chance to become part of a supportive community.

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TheNextWomen Funding Morning

Start your day off right when you meet new people, pitch your idea and work with investors to secure financial support at TheNextWomen Funding Morning. Taking place every second Tuesday of the month, the gathering brings together high-level investors to help women working to build their businesses and procure funding while making valuable connections.

Secure your place

Codam Open Days

Interested in a career in coding? Head to the next Open Day organised by Codam. These events are held throughout the year, but the March edition is just for women and strives to help correct the tech world’s gender imbalance. During the event, you learn about different tech fields, Codam’s curriculum and how you can get involved.

Head to the next open day