Living abroad will become part of your identity


We are here to make it easier  

  • We guide companies, female expats and their partners.

  • There are quite a few things that people generally don't talk about when living abroad. We believe that if you're going into it with an open mind and are prepared for the good and the bad that lies ahead, you can make the most of your move. 


  • We help you in making confident choices for you and your loved ones. 

Explore our expertise and knowledge.

1. International network of coaches 

We offer services that cater to both professional and personal development. 


Our coaches are based all over the world.

2. For business 

Do you want high profile women to work for your international company? Together we can make it happen. We know exactly what women want. 

These eye openers are the

reason we do what we do:


  • Partners have a huge impact on succesfull immigration and are often forgotten in the process. Global surveys show that 87% of failures are through partner or family NOT settling.


  •  More than 90% of the world's 247 million cross-border migrants moved voluntarily, usually for economic reasons (McKinsey & Company 2016).

  • It will take you at least 6 months after relocation to feel back on your feet again. Trust on this number and take your time.  

  • Only 25% of all expats sent by companies are female. This number is increasing slowly. 

  • Not surprisingly, the majority of expat partners are 75%  female and 25% male
    (statistics of BGRS in 2016). 

  • The survey of InterNations in 2018 stated that  45% of expat partners have children. 


Get ahead with these reads

Why you should never stop dreaming

Have you ever dreamed of starting a business with your best friend? We did it and can highly recommend it.


Our story is about three things: a personal experience, a vision, and a drive.

You might say that the vision began when Colette started living in New Zealand with her young family. ‘I was living “the expat dream,” but internally I was struggling’.


Despite heaps of information online, no one offered a one-stop-shop regarding living abroad in a way that appealed to her.

Ella went through the same and struggled for many years herself, living abroad in Canada. “To thrive and survive in another country it would have been easier if I had a better idea of what the journey would look like".

Together we set realistic expectations and navigated the challenges patiently. We explored our passions and set clear goals

From there, the drive manifested itself almost naturally. What started as a passion project grew into a start-up. Women Living Abroad is born. 

We want to make it easier for ambitious women and their loved ones to live abroad. We are here to help you develop yourself and support the success of your adventure abroad.



Colette & Ella


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We want to make it easier for women and their loved ones to live abroad.

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