Women Leading the Way in Brussels

Women Leading the Way in Brussels

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A collection of punchy, frank and revealing portraits, based on interviews with 14 women leaders in Brussels, the book focuses on a distinctly European form of women's empowerment and leadership.
The aim of the book is twofold: to inspire, guide and support women wanting to succeed professionally in Brussels and Europe, and - more broadly - to accelerate changes of mentality, and corresponding institutional reforms, around gender diversity and equality in leadership.
Features of the book:
* The stories of 14 women leaders in Brussels.
* Facts & figures about women in decision-making in Europe.
* Advice and "dos and don'ts" for women leaders-to-be.
* How to develop more gender-inclusive organisations.
* Directory of groups which connect and support professional women in Brussels.

"A very welcome contribution that shows the leadership qualities of European women. It inspires women working in Brussels - and beyond", Kristalina Georgieva, Chief Executive Officer, World Bank.

"A set of reflections by a remarkable collection of European leaders that women everywhere will want to read", Anne-Marie Slaughter, President and CEO, New America Foundation.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 12mm | 370g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0993454992
  • 9780993454998
  • 323,901

Table of contents


1. A Different Take on Brussels Today
2. Women at Work in Brussels
3. Gender Equality in Europe? Bringing European Statistics to Life
4. Why is Change so Slow in Europe?


1. Salome Cisnal de Ugarte, Partner, Antitrust and Competition, Hogan Lovells
2. Ana Gomes, Member of the European Parliament
3. Louise Harvey, Chair of Strategic Communications at FTI Consulting
4. Danuta Hubner, Member of the European Parliament & former European Commissioner
5. Lotte Leicht, Director of Human Rights Watch Brussels Office
6. Isabella Lenarduzzi, Founder and Director of JUMP
7. Oana Lungescu, NATO Spokesperson
8. Ann Mettler, Head of the European Political Strategy Centre, European Commission
9. Monique Pariat, Director General of European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO)
10. Francoise Pissart, Managing Director at the King Baudouin Foundation
11. Helga Schmid, Secretary General of the European External Action Service (EEAS)
12. Sheherazade Semsar-de Boisseson, Publisher and Managing Director of POLITICO
13. Pastora Valero, Vice President at CISCO Systems
14. Margot Wallstroem, Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs, former European Commissioner


1. Tips from the Top: How Remarkable Women Lead in Brussels
2. Moving Forward


1. Recommendations to Increase Gender Diversity
2. The Vibrant World of Brussels Women's Networks and Support Initiatives

Annex I Our Personal Suggestions for Learning More
Annex II Acronyms, Concepts and Jargon
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About Claudia de Castro Caldeirinha

Claudia de Castro Caldeirinha is the founder of RedScope Consulting, and specialises in leadership development and gender diversity. She is a certified executive coach and university leadership professor.

Dr. Corinna Hoerst is Deputy Director at the Brussels office of the German Marshall Fund of the US (GMF), and president of Women in International Security (WIIS) Brussels, and of the Brussels Binder.
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