FREE Move It Forward - female digital starters event

In collaboration with Women's Business Initiative InternationalWebster University Leiden Campus and Women Enterpreneurhip Platform, the Digital Leadership Institute is proud to announce a FREE Move It Forward - female digital starters event on 10-11 November 2018 in Leiden. This initiative is supported by top technology companies, non-profit organisations, and youth and women's networks and communities. Its objective is to give teen and adult women* the skills to become digital entrepreneurs and leaders, and to support them in driving positive change in their communities. 


*Anyone who identifies as a woman


Move It Forward Draft Programme:


Day One - 10 November (Saturday) :


  • 8:00-8:30 - Registration & Coffee
  • 8:30-10:30 - Opening Plenary:
  • Welcome & Keynote Presentations
  • Keynote Presentations (TBC)
  • 10:30-12:30 - Workshop 1: Build & Launch your Online Presence in the Cloud with WordPress & AWS with Katja Legisa / DLI
  • 12:30 - 13:30 - Lunch Break
  • 13:30 -15:30 - Workshop 2: Develop a Smartphone App with MIT AppInventor for Android with Cheryl Miller / DLI
  • 15:30-18:00 - Brainstorming, Proposals, Idea Selection, Team Grouping and Project Work
  • 18:00-19:00 - Dinner
  • 19:00-22:00 - Project Work with Coaches

Day Two - 11 november (Sunday) :

  • 8:00-8:30 - Coffee and Danishes
  • 8:30-10:30 - Workshop 3 TBC
  • 10:30-12:30 - Project Work with Coaches
  • 12:30-13:30 - Lunch Break
  • 13:30-16:00 - Project Work with Coaches
  • 16:00-17:00 - Presentation Preparation
  • 17:00-19:00 - Closing Plenary: Project Presentations and Judging
  • ++18:30 - Keynote Presentation and Awards
  • 19:00-22:00 - Awards Dinner, Networking


Prizes will be handed out for the top three projects presented on Sunday:

  • Overall Best: 4-month inQubation; 8 Hours one-to-one Startup Coaching; Other TBC
  • Most Impact: 2-month inQubation; 4 Hours one-to-one Startup Coaching; Other TBC
  • Most Innovative: 2-month inQubation; 4 Hours one-to-one Startup Coaching; Other TBC

Jury Members & Coaches:  Move It Forward female digital starter events are supported by a members of the startup community, mentors and coaches who generously give their time and expertise to help participants deliver awesome projects and enterprises.


Laptops: Participants will need a laptop to fully benefit from this event. If you do not have access to a laptop please let us know in advance and we will reserve one for you. 


Supporters:  Move It Forward would not be possible without the support of our awesome partners and sponsors.  Kindly contact us if you would to support this event. Opportunities exist for Move It Forward volunteers, interpreters, coaches, jury members, content and media partners, prize contributors and sponsors.



Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 8:00am

Webster Leiden Campus
Boommarkt 1, 2311 EA Leiden, Netherlands

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Global Campuses, Leiden


Divisions, Walker School of Business & Technology


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