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Sophie-Anne Onland wins TedxAmsterdamWomen's Talent Night


Read about the winner of this year's Talent Night hosted by TedxAmsterdamWomen, a partner of NN.

NN Group has been a proud partner of TEDxAmsterdamWomen since 2018: a platform that supports people with ‘ideas worth spreading’ and stresses the importance of equality, courage and shaping the future together.

In the run-up to the main event, TedxAmsterdamWomen hosts Talent Night together with NN: a platform for aspiring speakers to take the stage for three minutes and share their game-changing ideas in front of a jury. NN Group Management Board member Dailah Nihot was a jury member at this event.

The winner of the 2021 event was Sophie-Anne Onland, with her talk about how her non-covering prosthetic leg helped her to accept her disability. Sophie will bring her talk to the main TEDxAmsterdamWomen stage in December, and has also won a tailor-made mentorship by NN Group to take the next steps in her life and career.

On her winning talk, Sophie-Anne says: “I believe that we can change the female beauty standard if we shift to showing our differences instead of covering them.”

Dailah Nihot, member of the NN Group Management Board, says: “Congratulations to Sophie-Anne for her impressive and thought-provoking story during Talent Night. We look forward to mentoring Sophie-Anne to help her achieve her goals. Like TEDxamsterdamWomen, at NN we believe in creating an inclusive environment in which people can be who they are, share their talents, and feel welcome, respected and valued.”

The annual TEDxAmsterdamWomen event will take place on Wednesday 1 December 2021 in Amsterdam.