We are very proud to count amongst our members the Bold Woman Awardees of 2022! Learn about their journey to boldness while creating a moment to meet and mingle with fellow members.

Meet the finalists of the Belgian Bold Woman Awards 2022, Amélie Matton, Florence Derck and Diane van Impe, three women who have shown audacity, perseverance, and vision to develop their business.

In a society where entrepreneurship relies mainly on identification to role models, there are still too little examples of women entrepreneurs coming to mind. As the international Veuve Clicquot barometer on women entrepreneurship published in spring 2021* has shown, too many structural and mental barriers still reside, preventing women from achieving their entrepreneurial ambitions.

This meet and mingle will be the occasion to get inspired by the bold achievements of Amélie, Florence and Diane and to start a conversation about the impediments to women entrepreneurship and building a business in a broader sense, in an interview lead by Laurent Hublet, co-founder & CEO of BeCentral.

This event will also be the kick-off of a monthly ‘meet & mingle’, for our members to meet and get acquainted with our newest members.

(*Barometer conducted in 17 different countries on a M/F population – survey conducted post-COVID)

About The Bold Woman Award:

The Bold Woman Award was created to honour Madame Clicquot, one of the first business woman of modern times. Since 1972, Veuve Clicquot has honoured and featured women leaders that have built, taken on or developed a business. 410 women have been awarded in 27 countries since its creation.

Speakers :
Amélie Matton (Bold Award 2022) — Chief executive officer at Ecosteryl

A commercial engineer, specializing in the environment and international trade, Amélie Matton quickly put her dynamism to work developing a project in a sector at the crossroads of the environment and health. The concept, Belgian, innovative and unique in the world, consists in the design, manufacture and marketing of specific machines dedicated to the treatment and recycling of infectious medical waste. ECOSTERYL is now present in 60 countries, and is also recognized by the WHO, the United Nations, and the WB. Labeled by the SOLAR IMPULSE Foundation, this concept is recognized as one of the 1000 most efficient and cost-effective solutions to protect the environment.

Florence Derck & Diane van Impe (Future Award 2022) — Founders of DEMAIN Art

Florence Derck and Diane van Impe are active in the local art scene. At the time of the first confinement, the artists suffer cruelly from the lack of visibility while many of their friends are thinking of acquiring a first work. So they embarked on a new adventure and created Demain Art, a digital sales platform for emerging artists living and working in Belgium who do not yet have the support of a gallery. By doing so, they contribute to the dynamism of the local art scene. They also want DEMAIN ART to become a reference in the art world and to be recognized for unearthing young talent and offering quality works at affordable prices.


Laurent Hublet is the co-founder & CEO of BeCentral, one of the largest digital campuses in Europe and he is Alexandre De Croo’s former advisor. He is the Deputy Dean for Lifelong Learning and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Solvay Lifelong Learning. Laurent Hublet is an Adjunct Professor, teaching leadership (management & philosophy). He is a columnist in L’Echo, Belgium’s leading business newspaper.

Laurent Hublet holds an MBA (Columbia Business School in New York), an MA in Philosophy (Université Libre de Bruxelles) and a MSc in Business Engineering (Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management).

Timing :

20:00 – 21:00 > Welcome and presentation of the Bold Woman Awardees

21:00 – 22:00 > Meet and mingle


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