Azkua European Women's Leadership Summit
When: Friday, 26th November 2021 – 09.00 till 17.00
But how do we redefine out career ambitions and create the life and career of our dreams?
Join us for our upcoming online summit and find out
Topics & Panel Discussions
Host Keynotes: Women and ambition over time, and how to remain ambitious without burning ourselves out
Keynote Niamh: A personal account of what happens when we shift from ”doing it all” to ”doing what matters”
Panel Discussion: How women are using gentle ambition to lead change across industries
Keynote Dorothy: How to end the prove it again dynamic and become less efficient, yet more effective
Panel Discussion: Is Gentle Ambition possible in Tech?
Panel Discussion: How can we sustain ourselves in a 24/7 culture?
Dovile Corrigan, Azkua Strengths Expert
Manuela Damant, Azkua Women's Leadership Expert
Since 2005, she has helped clients working primarily in STEM industry contexts to recognize and exploit the difference between objective and subjective decision-making in their communication strategy. With that awareness, her clients then learn to increase their influence by synthesizing complex information into clear, engaging, and convincing messages delivered in a persuasive manner. Her interest in communication as a tool of influence on business and policy decision-making evolved out of early career experience in the United States as a legislative aide in the political system of the State of Texas. After leaving politics, she graduated with an MM in Vocal Performance from the New School University/Mannes College of Music and performed as a professional operatic soprano for many years in both the EU and the US. She also holds a BA in Asian Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. Grandia is originally from the US and is a naturalized Dutch citizen who has lived in Rotterdam since 1997.
Niamh loves to speak the truth (real) and believes the truth sets us free. It is what crippled her in the past and blocked her from reaching her full potential and being fully free and happy.
She lives on the South of the Island of Ireland but support leaders, individuals across Ireland and the globe. And she especially loves to support individuals, leaders and entrepreneurs who are committed to create a better world and work place, in developing conscious ways of working and organisations.
Finding balance and comfort in being multifaceted means that she is proud to also lead Airline Engagement for the Halldale Group which specializes in aviation training. In her consulting work, she liaises with airlines and the industry to best address how to tackle the challenges the industry faces. She is also the product owner of a collaborative effort between the Halldale Group and the ATPG, a sub-group of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is currently striving towards its Big Data MVP.
Allyson holds a Bachelors in Business Administration from the University of Lincoln, is a certified NLP Master Practitioner with several coaching certifications, and is a Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society. She grew up in California and has lived in several countries across three continents, working with a large swath of the world, she now resides in the Netherlands. She is adventurous, curious, passionate about humanity and the climate.
Maxim Cramer is the CEO of MENNENIA.
Repeatedly praised for her ability to simplify technology, flattening communications barriers between technical teams and visionaries,
she fast-tracks women launching and scaling their startups.
Maxim has worked as a principal design technologist, technical consultant, and mobile software engineer. She was integral to the team that developed Swiftkey, a keyboard app that saw over a million downloads on its first day and whose success was profiled in the
New York Times (Microsoft has since acquired the app). She has also worked for Artsy (an app featured in Apple retail stores globally), and Hewlett-Packard.
As founder of MENNENIA, Maxim empowers female founders to leverage technology and make their biggest impact yet.
AS A SPEAKER
Maxim has spoken all over the world to audiences small and large. She speaks candidly, enthusiastically, and receives incredible audience feedback, often mobbed afterwards!
• Creating great tech products and startups: strategy, design, and development
• Female founders in technology and the impact on our global economy
• TechLiteracy™ — making technology as simple as everyday English
As an inclusive Workplace Wellness Advocate, Vivian Acquah advises managers on how to keep their team members engaged, energized, and safe in a sustainable manner.
Vivian Acquah is making topics related to workplace wellness & DEI accessible to everyone. She provides people with the right tools, at the right time, to embrace inclusive changes. Vivian motivates people to think consciously and inspires them to take action.
After six years within the Telecom and IT industry were I development skills in project management, new development and the management of diverse and international teams I made a switch to Education. Within diverse international education programmes I have been bought my love for technology and how it can be used to solve problems to students and staff. Highly motivated with a high level of professionalise who can successfully communicate complex ideas, concepts and topics in an understandable way to students and staff members from diverse backgrounds. Experience in all aspects of educational management who strives to empower her team and match their strengths with the tasks at hand. Looks for sustainable solutions to the problems at hand. A developer who looks for the potential in a team or individual and supports their growth potential. Everyone has a gift to bring, it is about shinning a light on it. Wife, mother of two, family (aboard), friend, Dublin, The Hague, Podcast enthusiast, recommend listening to either of Brene Browns podcasts.
Elise Kuurstra is Deputy Executive Director at the European Association for International Education (EAIE), a professional association serving individuals actively involved in the internationalisation of their universities. Elise spends the majority of her time driving innovation, change, and growth, and mobilising staff and volunteer to translate strategy into results. Prior to her current role, she set up and scaled the EAIE’s marketing & communications team. Originally from Canada, Elise is passionate about leadership and building healthy, supportive communities.
Deputy Executive Director at the European Association for International Education (EAIE)
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Official start: 09.30
Start afternoon: 13.15
Close event: 17.00
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Namita Taneja Krul
Namita, has been involved in groundbreaking entrepreneurial work with social impact since 2010 and is also employed as a Financial Analyst at one of the largest Triple A-banks in The Netherlands. Her background and cultural knowledge of both the Eastern and Western worlds, (on the one hand, genetic, and on the other hand, environmental,) enables her to produce concrete results as a change maker. Her drive and compassion have served well to motivate others to join hands with her and to contribute to the cause of women’s empowerment.