She founded her own business “Sophie’s Women of War,” shedding light on women leaders in times of conflict, crisis and change. She is a best-selling author, international speaker, lecturer and consultant on women and war, women’s leadership and business innovation advocating women’s rights around the globe.
Poldermans is the author of the New York Post & Amazon best seller Seducing and Killing Nazis. Hannie, Truus and Freddie: Dutch Resistance Heroines of WWII (USA, 2019). She personally knew Truus and Freddie Oversteegen of the book for 20 years and worked closely with them for over a decade as a board member of the Dutch National Hannie Schaft Foundation.
She is residing in the Netherlands and has degrees in Dutch Law, International Criminal Law and Human Rights (University of Amsterdam); Peace and Conflict Studies (UC Berkeley, USA); Human Rights and Democratization (EIUC, Venice, Italy; Vienna, Austria) and certificates in Women’s Leadership (Yale School Of Management, USA), Business Innovation (Columbia Business School, USA) and Negotiation (Columbia Business School, USA).