Dieuwke Hoogland

Co-Founder, Master

Meet Dieuwke, an accomplished entrepreneur and certified non-executive board member.

She’s genuinely passionate about entrepreneurship and takes pride in providing support to fellow founders. Dieuwke understands the founder’s journey, making her a go-to person for insightful conversations and support.

Despite not being a tech expert, Dieuwke excels in male-dominated and tech-driven environments, contributing to the stable foundations of start- and scale-ups. Her expertise spans M&A, governance, legal, finance, procurement, processes, business development, and international scaling.

Dedicated to diversity, Dieuwke founded Female Ventures in early 2016, a network in the Netherlands supporting ambitious women in business. She is committed to supporting and accelerating the success of female founders and professionals.

Beyond her entrepreneurial pursuits, Dieuwke serves as a non-executive board member, mentor, and coach for founders. Currently open to another non-executive board role, Dieuwke completed her governance education in 2023 and currently is a certified supervisor/toezichthouder. She is also actively working towards more diversity and inclusion in the boardroom, thus reflecting more our today’s society.

Main areas of expertise:

  • M&A
  • Strategy
  • Risk & Compliance

Main horizontal expertise:

  • Fundraising
  • International expansion
  • Leadership / Team development

Main sectors of expertise:

  • Governance
  • Community Services & Development
  • Legal

Main geographical expertise:

  • Europe
  • North America

Dieuwke resides in 📌 The Netherlands.