Raise Awareness for Gender Diversity

We offer gender awareness sessions and inspiring talks to help tech and engineering organisations increase awareness of gender difference, and create commitment and buy-in for gender diversity and inclusion.

Stop Changing Women Start Changing Organisations

15 min. inspiring talk for D&I and HR leaders, where Inge explains why women leave organisations, why they may feel excluded and undervalued in organisations, and what women need from their organisations that is different to men.

Inspiring Talks

Gender Smart Working

Ideal for mixed gender teams. This talk will give your team(s) surprising insights and practical tips on working effectively with the other gender and create inclusive teams.

Inge Woudstra of W2O Consulting and Training - gender smart leadership

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Gender Smart Leadership

An ideal talk for those who are looking to build inclusive leadership skills or engage men in the Gender Diversity and Inclusion agenda.

Inge Woudstra of W2O Consulting and Training - speaking at careers event

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Be Gender Smart

The Key to Career Success for Women. Best suitable for professional working women, women leaders, women’s networks, executive coaches and tutors that work with women.

Inge Woudstra of W2O Consulting and Training - gender smart speaker

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Case Study

Case study: Gender Awareness – Energy Sector

A large energy company in Belgium was keen to celebrate the 5th year anniversary of their women’s network. At the same time they wanted to take the next step of actively involving more senior managers in diversity, engage men, and increase commitments to results for gender diversity.

In partnership with the organisation we created a large scale lunch event, organised by the women’s network. It was kicked off by a short in-house video making unconscious bias visible, followed by an inspiring speech on Gender Smart organisations. Topics were given for table discussion. Then the chair of the network presented results achieved for women over the past 5 years by the network.

Next, senior managers (3 men and 1 woman) publicly shared their own take on the business case for gender diversity in their remit during a panel discussion. On stage they announced their commitments for the next year. The day was closed by the diversity champion (senior exec level).

One third of the audience were men. As a result of the event commitments were renewed, the women’s network gained a lot of exposure in the organisation, and men in attendance were pleasantly surprised by the insight that women’s unique talents can be leveraged, and better gender balance can bring benefits to their teams.


Video: Inclusive Behaviour - What is it? How do you do it?

Video: Inge Woudstra on Gender Difference and Gender Diversity


During the 5th anniversary event of the gender diversity network of Total in Belgium, Inge gave a great presentation based on her refreshing and innovative approach “Being Gender Smart”. Inge is a very enthusiastic speaker and challenged our conventional ways of thinking. Inge succeeded to engage the participants and her workshop transformed our anniversary event into a very inspirational session.

Evy Schools

Business Development Manager, Total Refining and Chemicals

Inge has great style in chairing conference discussion panels, she is direct and seeks the truth in an uncompromising but compassionate way, essential in today’s fast changing world where only the truth will do!

Russell Smith

Vice President Global Concept Development, BP

I worked with Inge on our WISE Conference in 2019. Her knowledge and experience in gender balance areas is very strong, and she has a pragmatic approach which enhances her passion for the area of work. We worked together, and Inge gave some really valuable insights to the subject matter, and was great to help determine the content and flow of the event. She offered fresh insight into the topic, and was very open to new ways of working, while keeping to a clear plan and managing time and milestones very well. She is an absolute pleasure to work with, and I look forward to working with her into the future.

Ruth Blanco

Communications Director at WISE Campaign
June 11, 2019, Ruth managed Inge directly

Career Success for Women, Women Leadership Programmes, Speaker for Women, Gender Diversity, Gender Diffference,
This book so resonates with me’ – Helena Morrissey
‘Thought Leadership on Gender Balance’ – Vanessa Vallely
‘… engaging and readable..’ – Ben Black