DLN Founder, Ashley Holá
DLN Founder, Ashley Holá

Our Story

Meet Ashley Nkambule-Holá, a remarkable individual who wears multiple hats as a wife, mother, academic researcher, businesswoman and an expat woman living in Prague. With an extensive travel history encompassing approximately 30 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America, Ashley's global experiences have shaped her perspective and enriched her life. Hailing from the small Southern African country of Swaziland, she embarked on her expat journey years ago, eventually settling in the Czech Republic in early 2021.

Ashley's professional journey began in ESwatini (formerly known as Swaziland) where she graduated with a Bachelors in Accounting and worked several years as a Certified Procurement Specialist—an esteemed position she held before leaving her home country to try for greener pastures in the USA. However, instead her academic pursuits led her to Taiwan, where she was awarded a scholarship to pursue both her Master's and Ph.D. in Accounting.

Upon her move to the Czech Republic, Ashley transitioned into the role of a dedicated stay-at-home mom. However, she soon discovered the challenges of meeting new people, making friends, and building productive networks—especially as a stay at home mom in a foreign country with a complex language to master. 

Recognizing the need for a tailored community that fosters inspiring, uplifting, and productive connections among expat women, particularly those navigating critical points in their lives and careers, Ashley founded the Dear Ladies Podcast in September 2022. The podcast serves as a platform to address and amplify the issues faced by expat women on a daily basis while living abroad. 

Driven by her belief in the importance of conducting personal life audits to align goals with aspirations and adapt them as one evolves, Ashley expanded her podcast concept to establish  Dear Ladies Network .  This vibrant community fills the gap in expat support, offering resources and opportunities for career advancement, business growth, and personal development. At the Dear Ladies Network Club, women are encouraged to share their personal and professional stories to empower others through the lessons learned from both successes and failures

Join Ashley and the Dear Ladies Network community on this transformative journey, where the power of shared experiences and collective growth paves the way for a brighter future.

Ashley with Elisa G (DLN Member)
Ashley with Elisa G (DLN Member)

This is a safe haven for women to come together and share their experiences, uplift and support each other with zero judgment whilst making long-lasting connections.


Our mission is to empower expat women for success by providing unwavering support, equipping them with valuable knowledge, and facilitating opportunities for personal, business, and career growth. We achieve this by fostering quality connections that evolve into enduring referral relationships, creating a network built on trust and mutual benefit.


To establish a thriving business networking community that serves as a beacon for like-minded women seeking to connect, share ideas, and ignite inspiration in an environment that strikes a harmonious balance between relaxation and structure.

At the heart of our vision is a commitment to promoting women-owned small and medium businesses.  By providing a platform for collaboration and knowledge-sharing, we empower these businesses to thrive and flourish, ultimately contributing to the advancement of women's entrepreneurship. We envision a community where women from diverse backgrounds and industries come together, united by a shared purpose, where innovation and creativity thrive, and where our collective strength empowers us to make a lasting impact in the business world.

Our Values 


To support members through their personal and professional needs by provide a listening ear with understanding and zero judgement. Offer creative feedback or physical support when needed.


We learn from experiences, share your experiences, successes, failures, valuable business knowledge from which we can all learn from. 

Invite other guests/refer others to our meetings for growth to build a reputable brand.


Conduct ourselves in an honest and reputable manner by sticking to our principles.

Respect & Kindness

Be welcoming to all members, treat others as you would like to be treated, respect time, attend meetings, resolve conflict in a kind manner and strictly no gossip.

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You do not have to be alone