GLOBAL ONLINE BEE – STARTS APRIL

The Global Online Bee for 2021 starts in April. Please email karin@gateway-women.com 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@gateway-women.com

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)

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