Leadership in Tech: Jorinde Schouten

17/03/2023
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Jorinde Schouten is founder and CEO of Mastermatch. Mastermatch let’s users use one app to meet the right people they’re looking for at any business event. Their mission is to help entrepreneurs and professionals build the right network to realize their gamechanging ideas. How? By masterminding networking! We asked her our questions.

What is your current job title?

Founder & CEO of Mastermatch.

What appeals to you in your current job?

I used to on projects of other people. What I enjoy most now is to be able to work on my own project, with all the creativity and responsibility that comes with that. I love to build a product that really makes life easier for people and help them realize their game changing business ideas. That is the greates satisfaction.

What is the male/female ratio in your company?

50/50

What do you think the tech world will look like in 10 years?

To be honest, I have no idea but guessing. I am quite sure trends such as AI, machine learning, NFT's, web3, blockchain will continue to develop strongly. Looking back at how fast tech has developed over the last 10 years I believe we will be able to do things we are now not even aware of. But I also believe tech is a tremendous necessity in the climate and energy transition, so I expect tech will even more focus on sustainability as it already does now.

What are your hobbies/interests in addition to your work in tech?

I love spending time with my friends and family, travelling, food and digital artwork. 

What else do people know you from?

They could know me from Mastermatch.

Where do you think are the best places to network?

In-person business events. Events are the perfect opportunity to make real and personal connections with companies, professionals and talent. But only if you are able to meet people targetedly. Random encounters are very time inefficient.

What is your career advice for women (in tech)?

Talking and thinking of yourselve as being in a minority position, actually puts you in that position. Forget the gender numbers and be as bold and confident as men.

What's your LinkedIn or Instagram link?

I can be found on LinkedIn through this link: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jorinde-schouten-8703182a/ 

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