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…

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….

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…

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…

Quite Interesting Numbers from #EUdebate2014

We’re not sure what happened to the rest of Europe, but last night the French and Belgian twitterspheres were positively ebullient with European Election commentary. The focus was on four out of six hopefuls for the next European Commission Presidency. Four hopefuls perhaps better summed up as, “three old men and a young woman” according to Martin…

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…

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…