Hilke Tol

Expert since August 2014
HR & Expert Relations manager at Women on Wings from March 2017 to January 2024

“I have always been fascinated by other countries and cultures and have been travelling since 1987.
Like Mark Twain said: “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness …. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.

On one of my first trips ever I visited Sri Lanka. I will never forget what the local guide advised me while we were visiting a rural village. He told me that it was not encouraged to give money, but should I wish to do so anyway, that I should give it to the older women. They would see to it that it would be spent in ways that would support the whole village. Since then, and still, I am convinced that women (all over the world) are the driving force behind the growth and development of communities. I am very proud that through Women on Wings I can contribute to that.”