Everything starts with an idea. And today I want to share with you the story of how I created the Women Hiring Circle.
But 1st I would start by telling you a bit more of me...
I'm Wendy Garcés, a woman living in Amsterdam with a degree in Marketing and Business Management. I have worked in different areas from Digital Marketing, Public Relations, as a Photographer, and Blogger. But, at the beginning of my professional career I worked in Human Resources and lately I reconnected with this expertise by working as a career coach, D&I advocate and the founder of the Women Hiring Circle.
I moved to The Netherlands in 2015, previously lived and worked in London from 2011- 2015.
As an "expat", I understand the challenges of moving to a new country, from finding a new home, to look into different ways to be integrated into a new society. Of course its followed by learning a new language, overall understanding of a new culture, and start seeking a job.
As a woman with multiple working experience I have found that in the Netherlands these skills are convenient when working for a startup. I offer 1:1 consultancy to develop customer engagement strategies for entrepreneurs or startups at Wandy Marketing.
In 2020, I decided to create the Women Hiring Circle for multiple reasons: I wanted to create a safe space for women seeking a job opportunity - build a community where women can support each other, secondly highlighting the importance of D&I in the work place from the gender perspective, last but not least create a recruitment alternative to connect women and organisations.
In less than a month I created the 1st group of women seeking a job in The Netherlands, designed a brand, logo, website, social media channel, create a marketing campaign and launched the Women Hiring Circle.
My 1st goal: support at least one woman to land a job. And I succeeded! The community is growing, I'm implementing new recruitment solutions, negotiating new partnerships and hosting on-line events.
The Women Hiring Circle is a female community for women with working experience in different fields. It offers different services for women: 1:1 career coaching sessions, membership with multiple benefits to learn, growth your network and connect with other women with working experience in different fields. For organisations, it offers recruitment services and access to join the 1st Inclusive Job Board.
If we can to increase female participation we need to pay attention and include more women in different fields, businesses and leading positions. Join our community today!