The Power of Humor

“For reasons that are unfair, women have a bigger mountain to climb in terms of humor in the work place. A guy can still say an inappropriate joke at work and get a laugh. A women tells the same joke and not only is it inappropriate, it’s shocking!” Hosted in the beautiful surroundings of the…

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…

Why ‘Networking’ Should really be called ‘Relationship Building’

By Emily Pease I recently attended a networking seminar organized by my friends at our mutual alma mater, the School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University. As the President of our alumni association and one of the core organizers on the Leadarise NYC team, I like to think that I am a seasoned networker. I’d…

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…

Leading future generations through personal care

What could be more inspiring than working with the creation of new life? Our February Young Woman to Watch, Milie Nwoye, has travelled far. She moved with her family from her childhood home in Nigeria to the USA where she studied Obstetrics and Gynecology. She finally followed her heart to Brussels where she is working…

Marina Morrissey: Be Fearless

Meet Marina Morrissey, our second Young Woman to Watch in Ireland. Marina is a professional recruiter and the Operations Manager of Sigmar Managed Services at Sigmar Recruitment, one of Ireland’s leading recruitment agencies.  Marina has hosted two incredible tailored events for Leadarise Dublin on how the women of Dublin can up their career game and…

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…

Be the architect of your own future

A new year has started and it’s time to review what we have achieved in 2014 and set goals for our new adventures. Our January Young Woman to Watch most definitely has a long list of achievements to be proud of and we can’t wait to see what shooting star architect Nasma Salhi has in…

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…

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…

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,…

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…