Marian Spier, owner of www.iamarian.nl is a business professional, entrepreneur and communication consultant. She has been a manager and lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences Amsterdam for eight years. In 2012 she started consulting and has built a diverse portfolio of clients that range from industries, sectors, and size like the City of Amsterdam, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, American University, United Nations, World Humanitarian Summit, Unesco, TEDx in Europe, and TED.com. Marian also mentored and trained many young female entrepreneurs from the Netherlands, Poland, Hong Kong, The US, Algeria, The Caribbean, and Moldova. She founded the first Female Startup Award in the Netherlands and serves as an advisor and board member of several non-profit organizations, including Humanity in Action, We Make The City, ZAAM, and Rutgers.
In 2013, and 2017 she was named one of the inspiring fifty women in technology in the Netherlands, by Inspiring Fifty the Netherlands.
In 2017 she was named the inspiring woman in art, media, design, and culture in the Netherlands, by MAFB, www.mafb.nl community for Fashion, and Innovation. In 2018 she won the EU Business Angel Award, commissioned by the European Union.