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,…

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…

When the astronauts call Earth from space, we answer

When we checked in with Andrea Boyd a few weeks ago, one of our talented Young Women to Watch 2013, we didn’t expect her to say she’d be the new voice of Europe to the International Space Station. Needless to say we’re very proud. There’s no way of knowing where this young woman could end…

Bigger and Better Things

After her sterling performance at #EUdebate2014, we asked Jenny de Nijs a little more about herself and how she handles being often the only woman, let alone young person, speaking on expert panels. Prepare yourselves for some very useful tips from this Brussels Young Woman to Watch who certainly gets our vote! How did you develop…

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…

First impressions

We all know the importance of first impressions. Some people may care less about them than others, but there’s no getting around them in the world of work where time is moolah. Within a few minutes of meeting a person, we’re deciding whether they are interesting, valuable, attractive, funny or dull as dishwater. You can…

Aerospace Ace

This month our Young Woman to Watch is currently a kick-ass International Space Station Operator in the selection process for the MarsOne candidate team. With a degree in Mechatronic Engineering from the University of Adelaide, Andrea Boyd is a woman with an almost eidetic memory and a real, live space station to take care of.  We asked her about…

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…

Just do it!

She’s here! Our first Young Woman to Watch 2013! We were truly inspired by Signe Nørgaard’s get up and go attitude as well as her warm generosity in lending advice and encouragement to others. What’s more she’s innovating Brussels with a two-tier consultancy that is drawing in clients left, right and centre. When we need…