Josette Dijkhuizen


Entrepreneur and Honorary Professor in Entrepreneurship Development, De Zakencoach

As an entrepreneur and professor, Josette connects science with practice in the field of entrepreneurship. She does this by using her knowledge, experience and network for the business and personal development of entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs, and by setting up innovative projects which are of societal and economic value.
For Josette, entrepreneurship development and growth is not about bigger, but about greater. That’s why she always says: a successful business starts with the entrepreneur. For Josette, the success is not determined by the size of the enterprise, but by the contribution and impact the entrepreneur delivers to society and in realizing his or her ambitions. Her focus is on corporate entrepreneurship, social and women entrepreneurship, and on the more psychological aspects. In this field she works as a consultant, trainer and speaker for educational institutions, corporates, public sector, and many others. Her passion for entrepreneurship is expressed in books, scientific papers, and presentations. A previous position as UN Women’s Representative for the Netherlands, led to the idea for Krachtbedrijf Foundation, to assist survivors of violence to start-up their business. She feelsl honored to have received (inter)national awards for her work. Do you want to know more about Josette and her work? You are welcome to visit her website