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A mission, vision and movement

Stichting She Matters is a registered Dutch foundation based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Our mission is to empower female newcomers to build their social and economic capital, boost their self-confidence and become leaders in their homes, businesses and communities. 

We envision a world where the economic empowerment of all women isn’t just a dream, but a norm.

As a foundation, we work hand-in-hand with the private sector to develop hidden and diverse talents.

Our Lotus Flower Programme

The She Matters’ model was specifically designed to form pathways of cooperation and rally the private sector behind our mission. We offer a variety of packages that are designed to connect businesses to diverse talent and female newcomers with employment.

Our signature Lotus Flower Programme is a 12-week employment journey aimed to provide both hard and soft skills. We carefully select 8-10 women who receive career guidance, weekly workshops and mentorships – all with the aim of preparing her for the labour market. 

The programme is sponsored and hosted by our corporate clients and is meant to provide emotional support, sharpen skills and teach new ones – the kind of skills that are expected in the Dutch labour market. 

At the end of the programme, we provide an optional permanent/fixed-term hire depending on the availability of vacancies and match with our candidate’s skills. 

Contact us to learn more!