In 2006 I founded my own company, Lenneke Hoedemaker Debate & Presentation providing services to companies, governments, corporations and non-profit organizations. I also offer my services as voice-over for commercials, documentaries and as voice actress for the dubbing of (animated) films.
Since 2003 I regularly perform in theatre for children and Dutch-language cabaret with a leading entertainment company, Van Hoorne Theatre Productions, on a freelance basis. In addition, I run my own film company, Phandulwazi Productions, specialized in producing video content about development cooperation and corporate social responsibility.
- Study, work experience, volunteer work
I studied European Studies at the University of Amsterdam. Immediately after my studies I worked in Brussels for six years, first at the European Commission in the Directorate General for Development Cooperation, then in the European Parliament as policy officer of two MEPs. My work consisted of drafting interventions and amendments, giving press information, writing speeches, implementing campaigns and maintaining contacts with constituencies.
In 2000 I went to South Africa to volunteer for half a year in a shelter for street girls in Johannesburg. Subsequently, on behalf of the Dutch embassy in Pretoria, I made video reports of various youth development projects that are supported by The Netherlands.
Back in the Netherlands I worked as Head Communications in the management team of WPF, the current Rutgers. For this NGO, I was responsible for devising, setting up and executing communication and PR campaigns, such as Dance4Life.
- Other activities
- Vice Chair and Board Secretary of the Amsterdam University Alumni Association AUV
- Board member Alumni Circle European Studies (University of Amsterdam)
- Volunteer at Habitat for Humanity; Habitat builds houses in developing countries together with the local population. I supervise groups of Dutch entrepreneurs during construction trips to, among others, South Africa, Kenya, Lesotho, India, Indonesia, Cambodia, Nepal, Romania and Vietnam.