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by Marlies Dekkers

Did you know gender equality has never been so close? I created #FemalesForward to inspire you to move forward. This space is dedicated to all you modern-day feminists. Here I’ll keep you updated about female affairs, female feats and loads of female inspiration. Get yourself inspired by my news, interviews, tips and more.

Meet our new app and the woman behind it!

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Meet our new app and the woman behind it!

by marlies|dekkers

I’ll admit it, I’m a bit of an app-addict. With my phone being an extension of myself, the apps on it make me feel like I’ve got the world at my fingertips: from the weather to the stars (tip: try SkyView, it’s a hand-held planetarium!) to those hard-to-get Charlotte Olympia heels.

Yukata Couture

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Yukata Couture

by marlies|dekkers

All my work as a feminist designer is inspired by muses. Powerful female icons from past and present. Although women have been marginalised for centuries, archetypes of female power have always been there. Through my designs, I bring them to you. To help us shape the world of modern day feminism.

Finally Meeting Athena

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Finally Meeting Athena

by Marlies Dekkers

Once upon a time, goddess Athena outsmarted Poseidon, god of the sea, and had the most desirable city of Ancient Greece named after her. Visiting this powerhouse of female energy turned out to be an epic journey…

Behind the Brand: Miranda

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Behind the Brand: Miranda

by Marlies Dekkers

Miranda is much more than my right hand. She has been making my (design) dreams come true for over 15 years. But what does she think of me?

Maak kennis met Elizabeth Holmes

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Maak kennis met Elizabeth Holmes

by Faye van Spijk

“I want to create a whole new technology – one that is aimed at helping humanity at all levels regardless of geography or ethnicity or age or gender”. Maak kennis met Elizabeth Holmes.

Openlijk steun voor vrouwen

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Openlijk steun voor vrouwen

by Kiki Atwaroe

Mark Zuckerbergs missie om miskramen te de-stigmatiseren door openlijk erover te praten heeft ons aan het denken gezet; Hoe vaak zien wij mannen die openlijk vrouwen steunen? Dat was zeker niet moeilijk te vinden en wij hebben zelfs een aantal perfecte voorbeelden!

Mira Nair in 5 quotes

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Mira Nair in 5 quotes

by Marlies Dekkers

I love women who give convention the middle finger, especially when they do so in a creative, elegant way. Meet one of my heroes, Indian director-writer-producer Mira Nair.

A killer curry by a sexy survivor

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A killer curry by a sexy survivor

by Marlies Dekkers

Yes, Indian Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi is ridiculously sexy, but it’s her sass that makes me love her. That, and her awesome recipe for a vegetarian curry.

I believe in following your dreams

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I believe in following your dreams

by Marlies Dekkers

Success never comes easy. There are down, and when you are lucky, many more ups. For me, following my dreams and trying build my brand never came easy. It wasn’t only the talent that brought me where I am today, but my dedication, focus and believe in myself.

I’m a Feminist

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I’m a Feminist

by Marlies Dekkers

A long-overdue correction in gender equality is at our doorsteps. A tipping-point in the history of women rests in our hands. This is our moment….

Anastacia is my kind of girl!

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Anastacia is my kind of girl!

by Marlies Dekkers

In 2009 Anastacia and I had our first rendez-vous. I never expected we would meet up again 5 year later and have a personal talk about modern day feminism.

Who’s a Nasty Gal?

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Who’s a Nasty Gal?

by Marlies Dekkers

What’s currently on my nightstand? This shouldn’t come as a surprise; it’s a nasty gal! The book #Girlboss is the latest achievement of power house Sophia Amoruso.

Woman Crush Wednesday

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Woman Crush Wednesday

by Marlies Dekkers

Some women can inspire me in such a way that you can maybe even call it a little crush. Want to know which ladies have this effect on me? Follow my #WomanCrushWednesdays on Twitter.

Glued to the tube

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Glued to the tube

by Marlies Dekkers

Olivia, Carrie, Lagertha and Maya, all main characters in todays hit series and also the reason why I have lately spend all my weekends in front of the TV. But what is it about these leading ladies of todays hit series which makes them so popular.