Name Luusi Hendriks
Age  64
Country The Netherlands
Profession Project manager education
 

"ICT skills are essential in order to maintain contact, and normally friends can help parents to master it. Only for families with a lower income or social status etc. will organized learning, facilities and help be needed. So finally I concluded that I did not belong to the target group of this project, but it was a fruitful experience."

Name Yvette Backer
Age  59
Country The Netherlands
Profession IT
Social Networks

Twitter: @aslbisl

Linkedin profile

 

 

"Since 1981 Yvette has been working in IT and IT related environments. As a woman working in IT she is a role model for young girls. She took part in several ‘speed dates’ where female professionals (and female students) talk to young girls at defining moments in their lives, in such as when choosing a subject cluster in junior secondary education and when choosing an advanced programme in upper secondary education.

 

 

 

Furthermore Yvette is a trainer for 50+ women. At her  (SME) IT academy for wise women  ‘Purple & Wise’ she organises workshops and coaching sessions  for 50+ (wise) women on the use of computers, internet and social media (like LinkedIn, Facebook, Hyves, Twitter etc.).

 

 

 

With all her experience Yvette was invited to attend the workshop in Sweden to share her experience and expertise with all of the learners."

 

Name Dorine Buitenweg
Age  -
Country The Netherlands
Profession Teacher secondary school
 

"For me, participating in the Tynet50+ workshop in Sweden was a unique experience. The workshop location was very special with the beautiful surroundings of Bastad, and the workshop took place at a school. The hospitality and welcoming spirit of the school-staff and students made the workshop and the whole experience, even more special and long lasting. The organization of the workshop was great, right downt to the smallest details and the food (a three course dinner!) and ambience (the students entertained us during diner with songs) were perfect. The delegations of women from different countries were all very smart and the Estonian and German delegations were represented by women who have already had a very large network within gender awareness in their countries and are digitally competent. The Spanish delegation had two men along, who took the elderly out of their isolation from their work. From our Dutch, delegation, Esther had direct contact with the Netherlands (through a live streaming channel) and we could enjoy the launch of the event ‘Girls day’ by our Princess (now queen) Maxima. The brainstorming sessions with various women from different countries were an eye-opener for me. In the Netherlands, the distances are obviously not as big, but in Greece, for example, many older people suffer from migration. Young people leave for the cities and learn all aspects of modern life. Unfortunately, the elderly are dependent on the more ‘old-fashioned’ way of communication. Telephone is available, but learning with and using the computer is not common to them and sometimes people get really isolated. The good thing is that women can adapt and learn quickly. In general, I think that women, anticipate more rapidly to new communicating tools and use those tools like skype and oovoo to keep in touch with their children or grandchildren. The important thing is that those tools are offered to them. This is the important result of the TYNET-project."

 

Name Gail Meyer
Age  -
Country The Netherlands
Profession Entrepeneur
Social Networks

Twitter: @GailMeyer

Toolkit

 

"As a learner, Gail was part of a group of young women who helped familiarize older women with social media such as Skype, LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. This project provides a platform for young and old to interact, swap experiences and learn from one another."
 

 

 

Professional experience: 14 years experience in project management and strategic advice/consultancy regarding organizational, ICT and transformation issues in companies.

 

As a partner of Connected Media Clipping, Gail is consulting and advising organizations and startups on how to deal with social media and how to decide the best fit for their company mission and their social media strategy as well as how to implement it in their businesses. 

 

 

Name Riky Heijnen
Age  66
Country The Netherlands
Profession Retired
Social Networks

Twitter: @burgervrouw

"Particpating in TYNET and in the Dutch Social media project, openened many doors. I expanded my network with many young people who are patient enough to assist me. Those young persons are not only patient but also have a good understanding of what it is like to not be a master in social media skilss. They are patient enough to educate me, time after time, and to make me more familiar with social media."

 

Name Jennifer Meyer
Age  -
Country The Netherlands
Profession -
Social Networks

Twitter: @JenniferCHMeyer

Linkedin

 

"Participating in TYNET and in the Dutch Social media project opened many doors. I expanded my network with many young people who are patient enough to assist me. Those young people are not only patient but also have a good understanding of what it is like to not be a master in social media skills. They are patient enough to educate me, time after time, and to make me more familiar with social media."

 

Name Bertie Peeters
Age 64
Country The Netherlands
Profession Retired
Social Networks

Twitter: @ahfpeeters

Bertie is retired and has little experience with IT. Nevertheless she is learning basic social media skills, has a twitter account and with the help of her mentor (social media master, Virna) is becoming more at ease with all the possibilities that social media tools have to offer. It was a great opportunity to share her experiences with the other learners during the workshop in Bologna.

Name Virna Ten-Jet-Foei
Age 43
Country The Netherlands
Profession Director of Take Ten, Creative Change Management Org.
Social Networks

Linkedin

 

"My experience as a master in the Dutch Social Media Buddies Project includes the following main subjects:

 

  • Getting in touch with women with (more and) different life experiences and different perspectives on social media, which has been very enriching.
  • More conscious dealing with social media myself.
  • Learning more about (different kinds of) social media myself which helps me in my professional life."