On the evening of November 13th a very international audience of around 60 women joined us to listen to more than 14 of our members who presented their work.
We were honoured to hear presentations on a wide range of topics as many women described the complicated journey which has led them to Dusseldorf. They have moved with their partner’s job to the city and some have completely restarted their working life in a new domain in order to be able to continue working. Some of these new roles are designed to be ones which can fit with the nomadic expat life and the wish to be a mother who is present for their kids.
There were speakers who are involved in different aspects of education: a teacher of technical English, virtual classrooms and learner support, coaching, and creative approaches to technology development. Others fostered their creative talents making shoes, and items sewn from fabric. Another talk was about the launch of regular Latin Artists exhibitions.
Our gastronomic business community was well represented by British-New Zealand and Spanish cooks and suppliers of products as well as cooking classes.
We also heard from a number of women who work in senior positions in big organisations in Dusseldorf and whose partners and families followed them. It was great to hear more about big local businesses which could be future employers for others in our group through our network. These women appreciate the links into our dynamic group of women as much as those seeking work .
The evening was full of positive energy and we thank all the speakers for their input. We wish we had had more time for the informal networking at the end of the evening – we plan to arrange another event soon for members to get together. Watch our website and Facebook page for more news.
Finally we wish to thank Amy Dugre and the International School of Düsseldorf for welcoming our event – it was a perfect room for the occasion and we appreciate your friendly positive hosting.
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