5 things 5 years (in Brussels) have taught me

When I arrived in this city, I never imagined I’d be here long enough to be in the eye cream market, or to afford eye cream for that matter. I certainly never imagined I’d have to make decisions like do I buy the night one or the day one or both? So in light of this major rite of passage, I feel it is time to share some of the collected wisdom the five year journey to eye cream has brought me. Some of it might be useful. Most is probably not.

Arise to Lead Winter 2015

This month Leadarise reached the milestone of piloting our first peer training weekend in Brussels. 14 arising leaders from public administration, engineering, the private and the NGO sectors  joined our Brussels team to experience the fun that comes from doing something for the first time with inspiring and upbeat people. The weekend focused on leadership,…

Leading future generations through personal care

What could be more inspiring than working with the creation of new life? Our February Young Woman to Watch, Milie Nwoye, has travelled far. She moved with her family from her childhood home in Nigeria to the USA where she studied Obstetrics and Gynecology. She finally followed her heart to Brussels where she is working…

Be the architect of your own future

A new year has started and it’s time to review what we have achieved in 2014 and set goals for our new adventures. Our January Young Woman to Watch most definitely has a long list of achievements to be proud of and we can’t wait to see what shooting star architect Nasma Salhi has in…

How to moderate an interesting event (seriously)

Time is precious in Brussels. We work long hours and most of us plan our days meticulously. In the beginning, when you first start out, probably as an intern, you spend a lot of time attending evening discussions and networking events. To meet people yes, but also because the topic or the speaker is of…

Career advice for women in the digital age

Our latest Young Woman to Watch, digital communications guru Aurelie Valtat joined Leadarise for an inspirational evening to tell us about how she became the woman to go to for online crisis management and strategy and what she sees on the horizon. Aurelie is driving the digital communication strategy of the Council of the EU…

The Goal Setting Process with Whitney Meers 

Leadarise New York was thrilled to welcome Whitney Meers as a guest speaker this week at the Global Action to Prevent War office located in the United Nations. Last month, Whitney Meers was featured as one of our “Young Women to Watch,” you can learn more about her here. The interactive discussion focused on Whitney’s…

Micro-abrasion

Any job, whether it fulfils you’re wildest hopes and dreams or just helps to make ends meet, can be a source of great joy or trepidation if you don’t gel with your team. There’s the one who wastes paper, the one who can’t turn on their computer, the flirty one with the way-too-tight trousers and the one who…

Negotiating your first salary

You did your gap “yah”, you have your degree. You’ve interned for the EU, the UN and everything in between. After months of sending late night applications, you finally land an interview. Get in! You go to the interview… and woop woop! Three to five short years later, you finally have your first job. Get…