Are you our next Gender Champion? 

70% of workers in the international floriculture sector are women. Therefore, there is a big chance that many of your colleagues, your suppliers and possibly even you, are women. It is important that women are treated equally, feel safe and are represented in the workspace. Do you want to play a part in making the sector work for them? Could you use a little bit of help and support with this? Participate in the Gender Champion Meetings! 

What will we do?

Through online discussion meetings, we will explore together how we can make the international floriculture sector work for women. You will be able to ask questions, put forward your ideas and plans and receive advice on the dilemma’s you face in your organization. We wil support you with advice, coaching and an online assessment of your policies and practices. During the meetings you will be able to exchange with your peers in the sector.

Why you should join the meetings:

  • You will get an idea of how well your company’s policies and practices work for women, thanks to our assessment.

  • You will receive information about the challenges women in the international floriculture sector face and how to address them. 

  • We will give you the tools and expertise to become a gender champion within your company. 

  • You will have a platform to share about your ideas, plans and dilemma’s and meet with a network of peers in the sector.

  • We will help you create an action plan to bring your ideas and plans to fruition.

Practical information

There is no start date yet but we will plan the meetings based on your availability. The meetings will be online. There are no costs associated with participating.  This program is financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

What did previous participants think about the course? 

The meetings raised my awareness on the subject of gender equality and put it on the agenda within my organization. Coming together with like-minded people helps to foster action.”  

– Madelon van den Heiligenberg, Sr. HR Manager Dutch Flower Group 

The meetings held up a mirror to me. I have started to think more carefully and look more closely at the situation for women in the workplace and beyond. For example, how do you ensure a good working environment? Safety is not just about work shoes, but also how you feel as a person within your organization.” 

-Participant Gender Champion Course 2023