Blanche VoornemanSocial Impact Lead at &FLUENCE
|Passionate believer that trust and mutual understanding are the fundament towards a more balanced and equitable future.
Former diplomat, now working as an impact entrepreneur on effective negotiations, dialogue and building partnerships amongst different stakeholders in government, organizations, politicians, knowledge institutes, impact entrepreneurs and civil society to accelerate collaborative positive impact.
For nearly a decade I have served as a diplomat in LatAm, South Africa, New York (UN General Assembly), Geneva (UN), Brussels and The Hague (EU) where I’ve gained extensive experience in strategy and policy development, stakeholder alignment, coalition building and negotiations within highly dynamic and complex political environments. I’ve advised the Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of The Netherlands on EU external affairs, the NL EU presidency and multilateral reform.
Based on my experience in both the public and private sector, I have learned the importance of trust and mutual understanding while building coalitions and partnerships in driving for results. I know how to engage and mobilize people while working towards a common goal. I am here to drive my part towards our shared common goal – a balanced and equitable future for all life on this planet. I believe we can do this, let’s do this together!