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About us

At Dare to Dream we organise events at which inspirational women share their stories with girls from disadvantaged communities.  Meet the women behind the project.

We believe we can change the world, one girl at a time.

We hope that you’ll help us do so.

MEET THE TEAM

Sabine Clappaert
Dream_Girl_Sabine Career: diversity & communication consultant, journalist specialised in gender issues.
Studied: Communication, Information Technology
Is passionate about: Empowering women, South Africa.
Refuses to put her lips to: Brussels sprouts
Would never leave the house without: Checking the front door is properly closed – three times.
Most over-used word: Super!
Can’t understand why people: Are cruel to animals
Thinks that men should learn to: Multi-task – happily
Thinks that women should learn to: Dream big
Is secretly fan of: Watching World Cup rugby matches
Totally admires: Anita Roddick (The Body Shop) for her vision and commitment to her dream; Anais Nin (writer) for being true to herself above all else.
Favourite quote: “To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.”
Happiness is: Campfires, barefoot walks on the beach, squinting at blue skies, running with my dog through fields.
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Ineke Van Nieuwenhove
Dream Girl_Ineke Career: journalist, editor, endless fountain of creative ideas
Studied:
Translation
Is passionate about: Life, human connections, the poetry in all of life
Would never leave the house without: A pen
Wishes people wouldn’t say: ‘Always’ and ‘never’, so extreme AND judgmental
Can’t understand why people: I can understand all people, really, even those who live from hate
Thinks that men should learn to: Be themselves
Thinks that women should learn to: Be themselves
Is secretly fan of: Hey, if I let it out, it’s no longer a secret
Totally admires: People with a lot of lust for life
Happiness is: Embracing all
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Janita Govinden
Janita Career: communication consultant specialised in social entrepreneurship
Studied:
Languages, Communications
Is passionate about: People, culture, travel & food
Refuses to put her lips to: Celery
Would never leave the house without: My notebook
Most over-used word: Great!
Can’t understand why people:  are selfish and don’t care about others.
Thinks that men should learn to: Multitask
Thinks that women should learn to: Be less emotive
Is secretly fan of: Girly TV shows (Dawson’s creek & Grey’s Anatomy)
Totally admires: My parents
Happiness is: Sharing
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Sarah Eechaut
Sarah

Career: 
photographer
Studied:
Graphic Design, Photography
Is passionate about: Composition
Refuses to put her lips to: Ginger, salsify
Would never leave the house without: One of my caps
Most over-used word: écht
Can’t understand why people: Always feel the urge to smile on photo.
Thinks that men should learn to: To be efficient.
Thinks that women should learn to: To be less efficient.
Is secretly fan of: ‘Thuis’
Totally admires: Pina Bausch
Happiness is: At it’s best when you least expect it.
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Sally Amakye
SALLY Studied: International Business and Management 
Is passionate about:
 Travel, Culture and African Development 
Would never leave the house without:
 Double checking switches are off
Wishes people wouldn’t say:
  You can’t do something
Can’t understand why people:
 refuse to dream 
Thinks that men should learn to:
  Put ego aside 
Thinks that women should learn to:
  Accept yourself more and love yourself
Is secretly fan of:
  Forrest Gump 
Totally admires:
 Maya Angelou 
Happiness is:
 Freedom and Laughter
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…and a BIG thank you to our stunning models (and their parents, who trusted us with their daughters): Pipa, Mathilde, Charlotte, Eline and Sally. Girls, you shine!

OUR ADVISORS

MAMOON GOVINDEN

Wife, mother, want-to-be-grandmother, director of various NGOs

“If  you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” – Mamoon Govinden

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SUSANNE HOECK

Journalist, Head of WOW Executive Network (Denmark). Passionate about leadership, diversity, innovation, globalization.
http://hoeck.blogs.business.dk

“Young girls need a wide variety of role models so they can see themselves doing those jobs one day.” – Susanne Hoeck

Susanne Hoeck