IWD Inspire Inclusion E-Book

How do I motivate and

inspire women in my life?

Barbara Koreniouguine Country Head France

Nijsje Venrooy Consultant, Industrial & Logistics Amsterdam, Netherlands

Beverly Brown-Edwards Chief Engineer Chicago, USA

I think it’s very important to dedicate time to young female talent and help them to have more confidence and trust in their capacity. For the last 20 years, I have been involved in the French Association for Women in Real Estate. I established and lead WIN in EMEA, and hope this helps to create awareness and deliver better results in gender equity in all geographies.

In any successful sports team, each player brings a unique set of skills, strengths and perspectives to the field. Just as a team comprised solely of forward players would lack balance and versatility, so too does a team thrive when it embraces the diversity and individuality of its members. As such, I encourage women to embrace who we are as individuals—celebrating our differences rather than seeking conformity. Just as a soccer team benefits from the diverse talents of its players, so too do organizations thrive when they cultivate an environment that values and respects the unique contributions of each member.

By telling them: “Who you are, what you do and what you have to offer are valuable. So, don’t let anyone minimize you by making you believe your gifts are not special, or you’re not supposed to be where you are.”


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