WOW (Women empOwering Women) Aruba

founded in 2017, focusing on young, professional women willing to break their own barriers___ Learn More

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Our Story

When a group of young women unite over wine, a “wow” moment transforms into a powerful WOW movement. After attending a conference together, these young female professionals discovered a shared journey.

Their conversations about careers, goals, and community roles were affirming and inspiring. However, one evening of fellowship was insufficient. They desired more for themselves and other women on similar paths.

Recognizing the lack of meaningful spaces for young professional women to develop personally and professionally while making purposeful contributions to their community, they took action. In March 2017, they initiated a group chat. Within three months, WOW was born, and its inaugural meeting occurred on June 7, 2017.

Our President

Message from the President. Small bio, area(s) of focus for this board year. 

What We Do

  • 01

    Monthly Meetings

    At WOW's monthly meetings, members have the chance to enhance their professional and personal skills through expert-led presentations and workshops on various topics. Non-members are welcome to join the monthly meetings to experience our organization for a fee of AWG. 55,-. Sign up below for our mailing list and receive our monthly invitations.

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    Community Empowerment

    As part of WOW Aruba's objectives, we are dedicated to giving back to the community through our charity and fundraising committee. Each year, members choose goodwill initiatives through a survey. We actively seek volunteer opportunities and welcome organizations to reach out to us if we can contribute to their cause.

  • 03

    Social Events

    WOW Members enjoy social activities organized on a quarterly basis. These activities aim to foster networking opportunities and promote team-building among the members.

Board Members 2023 - 2024

The Board of the Women empOwering Women Organization is elected on an annual basis. Board turnover will be in June 2024.

Board Members 2023 - 2024
Gilliany – President

Gilliany Oduber

Shahayra – Vice President

Shahayra Morales-Croes

Vice President
Melanie – Head of Member Engagement

Melanie Lopez

Head of Member Engagement
Lisbeth – Treasurer

Lisbeth Heiliger

Kindra – Head of Learning & Development

Kindra de Cuba-Sprok

Head of Learning & Development
Giancarla – Head of Community Empowerment

Giancarla Lobbrecht

Head of Community Empowerment
Elienne – Head of Communications

Elienne Krozendijk-Croes

Head of Communications
Mikayla – Head of Social Events

Mikayla Ruiz

Head of Social Events

Rocío Burgos

Past President