The book

WOMEN LEADING THE WAY IN BRUSSELS

Claudia de Castro Caldeirinha & Corinna Hörst

Editor: John Harper Publishing, 2017

“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

“Reflections by a remarkable collection of European leaders that women everywhere will want to read”, Anne-Marie Slaughter, President and CEO, New America Foundation

Women Leading the Way in Brussels brings together the stories of women leaders in the capital of Europe. In a series of punchy, frank, and revealing portraits, these inspirational role models, who have “made it” in a variety of sectors, share their experiences, reflect on lessons learnt, and impart advice for the next generation of aspiring women leaders.

Also including:
• 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.

PART I: SETTING THE SCENE
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?

PART II: PORTRAITS OF WOMEN LEADING THE WAY
1. Salomé 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 Hübner, 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. Françoise Pissart, Managing Director at the King Baudouin Foundation
11. Helga Schmid, Secretary General of the European External Action Service (EEAS)
12. Shéhérazade Semsar-de Boisséson, Publisher and Managing Director of POLITICO
13. Pastora Valero, Vice President at CISCO Systems
14. Margot Wallström, Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs, former European Commissioner

PART III: REFLECTIONS AND CONCLUSIONS
1. Tips from the Top: How Remarkable Women Lead in Brussels
2. Moving Forward

PART IV: RESOURCES FOR CHANGE-MAKERS
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

200 pages with 14 photos. Paperback.

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The Authors

CLAUDIA DE CASTRO CALDEIRINHA

Claudia is the project initiator and original author. She has been working on gender issues since 1996, in Europe and globally. Claudia has a senior professional background in International Relations, women’s rights, and leadership development. She currently directs RedScope Consulting and advises the EU institutions and other key global stakeholders on women leadership development and strategic leadership development. She has a Masters in International Politics and Gender Studies, PhD studies on International Affairs and is a certified coach and mentor.

CORINNA HÖRST

Corinna is deputy director of the Brussels office of the German Marshall Fund of the U.S. (GMF) and a Senior Fellow. She is also President of Women in International Security (WIIS) in Brussels. In addition, Corinna founded the European Network of Female Policy Experts in Brussels with the purpose of promoting and facilitating gender equality in EU policy debates by raising the profile of female policy experts in Brussels through programming, networking and an online platform The Brussels Binder and thereby adding innovative ideas to the policy debates.

WOMEN LEADING THE WAY IN BRUSSELS

Different women, different nationalities, different leadership styles, different stories and many lessons to share. All of them remarkable women and inspirational role models, who reached very senior positions in their respective sectors: corporate, politics, media, philanthropy, civil society.

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