Founder & Interviewer


Mariska Vermeulen

Mariska is the founder of Women of Europe. She loves traveling and having conversations with random people about their lives. She works as a freelance journalist and editor for several magazines in The Netherlands. Tasting amazing food, reading a good book, and watching the world go by on a terrace makes her very happy – wherever in the world that may be.


Meet the amazing Women of Europe contributors.

Nina Constantinescu

Nina designed the logo and website for Women of Europe. She is running her own design studio Super Collective in Amsterdam. As a multidisciplinary creative she creates brand identities, websites, packaging design, layouts for books, brochures, magazines and visual strategies. Nina has a great eye for detail, attention for functionality and is an emphatic designer and a passionate lecturer at the Academy of the Arts  – ArtEZ.

Kimberly ten Bras

Kimberly edits the videos for Women of Europe. And there is much more she can do: she makes beautiful videos, animations, infographics, pictures etc. The name of her company, Roadbliss, says it all: she also loves discovering the world, experiencing new cultures and seeing amazing places. That feeling of being on the road to something new is, to her, roadbliss.

Carly Lauck

Carly makes sure the text for Women of Europe reads clearly and doesn’t have any mistakes.  A nomad at heart, she lives for anything that revolves around travel, music, or a good story. She currently resides in Seattle where she blogs about her many misadventures at


Luís Luz

Luís Luz is a 26 years old photographer from Lisbon, Portugal. Photography always played a big role in his life, since his father is an amazing photographer. He is engineer by career, but an aspiring photographer. He loves street photography, documentary photography and films. He also love music and animals – he respects them all. He tries to be a bit better everyday and grow with it.

Mabel van den Top

Mabel took the pictures of the women in Amsterdam. When Mabel got her first camera for her 17th birthday, it was immediately clear that as a photographer she could express her creativity and ideas the best. Her style is distinctive: her photos are pure, light and a bit dreamy – but still cool. She loves to photograph people exactly as they are. She gets inspired by sunny evenings in Amsterdam when the sunset reflects in the water of the canals.

Gordon Roland Peden

Gordon took the pictures of the women in London. He is originally from Glasgow and has lived and worked in London for the past 19 years. He is a freelance fine art photographer for galleries and auction houses in London. His personal work is photojournalism based, focusing on The United Voices of The World, a trade union organizing outsourcing workers in London. You can see his commercial work here and his personal work here.

Marta Ankiersztejn-Węgier

Marta Ankiersztejn-Węgier took the pictures of the women in Warsaw. She is an allround photographer, her specialization is dance photography. She has been living in Warsaw for her entire life. Photo by Radosław Pasterski

Hélène Koch

Hélène took the pictures of the women in Paris. She has been a photographer for two years now and taught herself with some tips her father gave her using an old analog camera. She dreams about becoming a fashion photographer and designer and traveling the world for her work. But most of all, she loves getting to meet new people when taking pictures. You can recognize her by her big hair (she has lots and lots of it) and her shoes and socks with pineapples on them.


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