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The Global Online Bee for 2021 starts in April. Please email and she'll contact you as soon as enrollmment opens and the full information and booking webpage goes live.. The Online Bee

2021 Global Beehive Leader, Karin Enfield de Vries –

KARIN ENFIELD DE VRIES is the Beehive Leader for the 2021 Global Online Bee program (presented in English). As well as having led a sold-out and extremely successful Online Bee program in 2020 (no mean feat guiding a group through a personal transformation during a pandemic!), she’s also Gateway Women’s Operation Director and a licensed Gateway Women workshop facilitator (GWS) and is in her final year of a post-graduate Grief Counselling qualification. 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.  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 Champion 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.

As Karin says: “Being part of the Online Bee was life-changing for me. Being part of a larger community of women going through the 12-month programme together, discussing the various topics every month, really delving into the different layers of the grief that we’ve all experienced dealing with childlessness – it really helped me to acknowledge to that it was something that is bigger than me – that I couldn’t do it on my own… The power of connection through the course is still,  for me to this day, something incredibly valuable.” (Hear more in the video above)