DUTCH WOMEN TO MEET FEMALE SOURCES OF INSPIRATION FROM AFRICA

Vlisco empowers women world-wide by hosting award programme for winners of Women´s Month campaign to facilitate exchange of ideas and best practices

15 August 2013, Amstelveen, The winners of the Vlisco Women’s Month campaign will week visit the Netherlands from August 20 till August 22 for a special programme of events to celebrate their achievements. The seven winners will spend a week long tailor made programme of cultural and educational events designed to turbo-drive their careers and further build on their own significant successes.

The winners, already a great source of inspiration for Africa, will use the learnings and experiences from their trip to further help women in their home countries to realize their professional ambitions.

The competition was part of Vlisco’s work to honour inspirational and successful business women throughout West and Central Africa. Vlisco kicked off the “Women’s Month” competition in March 2013 on International Women’s Day with the theme BE YOUR DREAM, to celebrate the amazing achievements of women who have made daring dreams come true. Winners were chosen by members of the public from a shortlist of women working in business in West and Central Africa.

Rosalie Botti Lou, the Winner from Ivory Coast, said “Vlisco already does a lot to put success within reach for many women in Africa. Now this competition really puts the spotlight on how to dream big and focus on achieving major ambitions.  With Vlisco’s support, we will inspire yet more women to make the most out of their lives.”