KARIN ENFIELD DE VRIES (BNL) is Gateway Women’s Operation Director as well as being the lead trainer and licensed facilitator for Gateway Women’s Online Reignite Weekends and the leader for the 2021 Global Online Bee program. Bilingual in English/Dutch she lives on the Belgian/Dutch border with her British husband and cats and is childless due to a hysterectomy at 33 as part of her treatment for cervical cancer. She also in her final year of a post-graduate Grief Counselling qualification. Until she joined GW, her previous 20-year corporate career was in Business Transformation and Change Management, guiding people and corporate teams through transformations. An Alumni of Gateway Women’s 2017 Online Bee, Karin is a World Childless Week Ambassador and is particularly interested in developing a better understanding of childlessness due to cancer, including amongst the medical profession. She speaks at Oncology Conferences about her experience and in 2020 was the face of a major Dutch health education initiative to raise awareness of cervical cancer. As well as co-facilitating Gateway Women’s Online Reignite Weekends, she also Hosts a Gateway Gathering for Benelux and, through Gateway Women Benelux, is growing awareness of Gateway Women in Europe.

You can go to the Dutch/English language Gateway Women Benelux website at or contact Karin directly (in either English or Dutch) at or on Instagram @GatewayWomenBNL

Karin also hosts a Dutch-language sub-group within Gateway Women’s Private Online Community which you can access here. (If you are not yet a member of the private online community, this link will take you to the sign-up page and if you’re not sure what you are joining, the first month is free and you can find out more here.)

The conversation below (in English) has subtitles in Dutch - click on the 'CC' box at the bottom right of the video to turn them on.

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