Started her professional life at the Fund for Central and East European Book Projects, a small NGO supporting independent publishers in Eastern Europe, and Mama Cash, an international women’s fund financing pioneering projects worldwide. Facilitated participatory art projects with young people in Eastern Europe and North Africa at the European Cultural Foundation. Moved to Tunisia, where she studied Arabic and worked as a trainer of business English for the American-Tunisian Chamber of Commerce.
Back in Amsterdam, she worked at LPG multinational SHV Gas, organised and hosted weekly talkshows for WOMEN Inc., developed corporate and cultural events for Cultuurfabriek and set up a platform for Corporate Social Responsibility for Hart voor Amsterdam.
An independent change agent since 2007, facilitating participatory change projects for a wide range of public and private clients including NOS Dutch Public Broadcasting (youth media innovation, talent development, diversity management), Zuidas Amsterdam (multistakeholder management, neighborhood development, events), Nike (with This Memento, participatory consumer research and strategy development) and Nieuwe Kerk (Islam NU).
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