Q&A with Denise Restauri on Defining your 30’s

Ahead of our first NYC event of the year on February 19th at Wix Lounge with Denise Restauri, Leadariser Emily Pease asked Denise some of our burning questions after reading her excellent e-book, Their RoaringThirties: Brutally Honest Career Talk From Successful Women.  Check out Denise’s responses below and if you haven’t already, sign up for our panel event moderated by…

Strength, entrepreneurship and changing the world of innovation

Our November Young Woman To Watch Edlira Kasaj is a true inspiration for young women everywhere. A hugely determined entrepreneurial spirit, who had already set up several small businesses during her Computer Science studies at the University of Tirana. She holds an MBA from Lancaster Management School (UK) with a focus on Strategic Management which,…

Why community building is the answer to just about everything

Leadarise Cofounder and Chief EU Laura Hemmati presented the importance of community building at the Microsoft Executive Briefing Centre in Brussels this evening as part of an event showcasing young pioneers in Brussels who are trying to get Europe back on track. This was the first event of the new Centre for European Progression, organised by…

Meet Tammy Tibbetts: From “Most Shy” to “Changing the World”

“To change the world, you have to change yourself first” – Tammy Tibbetts This month’s Young Woman to Watch is Tammy Tibbetts, Founder and President of She’s the First, a non-profit organization committed to sponsoring girls’ education in developing nations, with the goal of creating more first-generation graduates and shaping the next generation of global leaders….

Entrepreneurs Get-Up-And-Go

When you’ve seen three American policy and innovation hubs in one week, it’s hard to know where to start untangling the web of information that makes American entrepreneurial culture so successful.  My first impression from Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Raleigh is that culture plays a key role in providing the right environment for growing small and medium sized businesses and…

Excuse me while I contribute to the economy

I once visited a hotel in Holland with a pool with a wave-machine. Push a button and waves would start rolling towards you, thus helping you build upper body strength. Start your own business in Belgium, combine it with motherhood and you get a perfect reenactment of that experience. Being an entrepreneur is already a…

Budding Journopreneurs in London

Leadarise London was delighted to welcome journalist Danielle Batist as a guest speaker this week. With over 13 years of experience Danielle has lived and worked all over the world and contributed to a number of publications and outlets including Aljazeera and the Guardian. She has reported on the birth of the new nation of…

Young Women in Online Startups: The Takeaways

For Leadarise Dublin’s first panel discussion we invited three young women in online startups to share their experiences with us: Catríona Barry is the co-founding CEO of Trakax.com, which provides consumers with the tools to create original videos. They currently operate products on PC and Android, which are tailored for beginners, allowing them to take…

Yes we can (make a difference)

Three Points We Should Take Away from President Obama’s Speech in Brussels The full video For many of us involved in the Leadarise movement, President Obama’s speech in Brussels on Wednesday may have come as an afterthought, as we were all so thrilled to see Leadarise’s co-founder Laura Hemmati introduce the President himself.  However, President…

When the time is right, take a leap

On Wednesday, February 19, 2014, Leadarise held its first showcase event in NYC at the offices of Cohn & Wolfe. The event focused on the topic of women and entrepreneurship and featured two speakers, Kimberly Weisul, Editor-at-Large for Inc.com and co-founder of One Thing New and Veronique Cardon, Founder of Cardon Health Care & Wellness Consulting,…

Not any old Library will do

When you meet Anne-Sofie at the Library, you’ll be blown away by the warmth of her welcome and the stunning environment that she has carefully crafted as a unique coworking space in Brussels. The Library is a breath of fresh air, well away from the anonymous office blocks of the European Quarter, set in a…

Digital futures

Another sunny day, another refreshingly inspiring Young Woman to Watch! This month we’re all about Co-founder of the Digital Future Institute International Valérie Kinoo. This year she’s already been one of the driving forces behind the European Commission’s Girls in ICT Day social media campaign, as well as one of the brains behind the Digital Woman of…