Wittenborg CEO Maggie Feng Invited to Amsterdam Mayor's Residence

Wittenborg CEO Maggie Feng Invited to Amsterdam Mayor's Residence

Wittenborg CEO Maggie Feng was one of 50 inspiring women in Tech and Artificial Intelligence (AI) invited for a networking breakfast at the mayor of Amsterdam's historical residence at 502 Herengracht, Amsterdam.

The event was organised by Inspiringfifty and Startup Amsterdam. The mayor, Femke Halsema, was unable to attend, so the women were welcomed by Amsterdam's deputy mayor, Simone Kukenheim. She spoke about the power of creating strong women networks as well as all the possibilities that AI will create in the world's common, interconnected future.

 

The building where Halsema and her family moved into in 2018 has been the official mayoral residence since 1927. Before then, it was owned for centuries by rich merchants and aristocrats. Feng said she was impressed with the spaciousness of the residence. "Everything was very sophisticated, including the actual breakfast. I heard it is a rare occasion to have so many women from so many different backgrounds meeting at once in the residence."

Even more impressive to her were the female leaders who attended the event. "They came from all over the world - Sweden, Latvia, France, the US, Russia - each with their own inspiring story of how they are changing the world, whether in academia, business, government or as influencers. I was truly inspired."

WUP 15/10/2019
by Anesca Smith
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