Saskia Stoker


Saskia Stoker is a lecture and researcher at the AUAS, in the Business & Economics faculty. She is responsible for teaching the subjects research methodology, inclusivity and related subjects. Saskia is also the supervisor of the thesis students and coaches the student ambassadors diversity & inclusion working at the AUAS. 

Saskia also works as a researcher at the knowledge centre of the Faculty of Business and Economics of the Hogeschool van Amsterdam. CAREM is an expertise centre for practice-based scientific research. Here she contributes to projects such as: WeRin. In 2021, Saskia started her PhD research under the supervision of Dr. Ingrid Wakkee (professor Entrepreneurship) & Prof. Svetlana Khapova (VU): "embedding female entrepreneurs in entrepreneurial ecosystems".


Saskia is project leader of the European project "WeRin". A pioneering EU programme to increase the share of female graduate entrepreneurs. As women represent around 60% of higher education graduates, their under-representation among start-ups is a very clear challenge. WeRIn is a 3-year project to create an inclusive ecosystem. More information can be found on the WeRIn Website (https://werinproject.eu/), LinkedInpagina or twitteraccount.


Professional Publications

  • Stroila, I., Rossano-Rivero S., Stoker S., Wakkee I. (2021) Women Entrepreneurs in Regional Inclusive Entrepreneurial Ecosystems (literature review) (https://werinproject.eu/resources/)
  • Stoker, S., Martens, J., Wakkee I. (2022) Regional Scan of the Current State of Gender Inclusivity; the Netherlands (whitepaper) (https://werinproject.eu/resources/)

Media Appearences

Published by  Entrepreneurship 2 March 2023