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,…

Exploring Leadership with Ash Bowland

Earlier this week we were lucky enough to have local artist and our April Young Woman to Watch Ash Bowland host a workshop in Brussels, delving into the art of “feminist” photography. Ash is a young artist with a passion for the female perspective in self-portrait photography. In 2014 she had a major breakthrough when…

Did you #AskWomenInPolitics? Yeah you did!

Leadarise London enjoyed a landmark event in Westminster Parliament last night. Over a hundred people joined a packed – and stunning – committee room to put their questions to a cross-section of female MPs, Sky News’ Anushka Asthana, the Fawcett Society and Leadarise. Leadarisers from all over the world joined in. Below are some of…

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…

A World Leader Unlike the Rest

On Thursday November 20th, 2014, I attended the Seton Hall School of Diplomacy and International Relations World Leaders Forum. I was energized and inspired by keynote speaker, Leymah Gbowee who is a Liberian Peace Activist and the 2011 winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. She is eighth in a prestigious line of speakers at the…

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….

London Workshop: How to Build a Strong CV

On Tuesday evening in London (17 June 2014), we were delighted to welcome a group of you to our workshop: How to Build a Strong CV. Hosted by recruitment expert Helen Artlett- Coe of City recruitment firm Crimson, the two-hour session aimed to equip attendees with the knowledge needed to sell their skills effectively on…

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…

Making Waves

One can wonder what makes a bunch of ladies and gentlemen attend a talk on migration on a cold March evening. One could answer that the topic is trendy, everywhere on media and political discourse. Others could also argue that in a city like Brussels we are all migrants and that it may be time…

Live by your own rules

In January 2014 Leadarise Brussels were delighted to bring together two very special things: a workshop on communication, motivation, and negotiation with Montis Training and Consultancy founder Elizabeth Van den Bergh, in the calm and creative surrounds of Brussels’ best coworking space the Library. A few months ago, this workshop was just an idea, or…