The Art – Not The Science – Of Being A Good Speaker

Leadarise had the pleasure of hosting a workshop on “Powerful Public Speaking for Women” with experienced coach Elizabeth van den Bergh on 27 March at the Library Group Brussels.   It was a full house with 27 eager participants ready to learn more about the skills that could help them stand out amongst fellow speakers. What was…

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.

Insights from Kosovo’s First Woman Mayor on Career and Leadership

Ms. Mimoza Kusari-Lila, Mayor of the Municipality of Gjakova since 2013, is the first and only woman to be elected to the position of mayor in Kosovo to date. She previously served for over two years as the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Trade and Industry in the Government of Kosovo. In a society…

CSR: Why It Matters and the Role of Women

On Tuesday, June 2nd, Leadarise NYC hosted a fireside chat at Wix Lounge on CSR and The Future of Innovation in CSR with Susan McPherson. Susan defines CSR as simply, “Doing the right thing for your people and your planet” and explained that more and more companies are thinking of CSR as a core part…

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…

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…

Servant Leadership

Last week, on Tuesday evening (25 November 2014), in Brussels, we were delighted to welcome a group of young women (and a man) to our workshop: Awareness, understanding and application of servant-leadership. Hosted by the co-founders of The Greanleaf Center for Servant Leadership Brussels at the cosy venue of The Library Europe, the two-hour session aimed…

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…

The right place and the right time

The smells of sunscreen, ice cream, and sweaty beach-bound people are filling our nostrils. It can only mean one thing: summertime is upon us. Many people take the opportunity to take a, undoubtedly well-deserved, break from their daily business. My own break is pretty short this summer, but my flexible approach to work, means I…

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…

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…