1 year, 1000 voices

A few weeks ago, millions of people from all over the world took to the streets for International Women’s Day (IWD). It was a time to celebrate the progress made on women’s rights and to protest that this progress has not achieved enough. Women constitute 43% of the global agricultural […]

Four (plus one) golden rules for public speaking by Elizabeth Van Den Bergh

We all agree that to speak well is an important personal and professional skill to develop. But we might not all agree on the definition of a good speaker. Beware of perfect, yet robotic gestures that are not yours, or speaking in a cadence and melody that do not reflect […]

We celebrated our first birthday

The Brussels Binder celebrated its 1st anniversary on 27th February with over 270 friends and colleagues. Over the last year, we gathered over 1000 remarkable and inspiring female experts on our database and built a solid network of ambassadors, sponsors, and volunteers. Big thanks go to our supporters and friends […]

WECAN are fighting for “gender-proof growth”

WECAN, an organisation of women from the business sector, think tanks and EU-institutions from across Europe, are vigorously campaigning to raise awareness about how it is impossible to progress as society without gender equality. They have put together a pledge focused on three distinct goals. Read more about the pledge below, […]

Our conversation with the Brussels Express

This week we had an opportunity to talk to Rosetti Rivera of Brussels Express. She wanted to get an insight into our philosophy and motivation – what made us want to shake up the Brussels panel-scene? – but also, understand the multifaceted root cause of gender imbalance when it comes to […]

We are hiring!

Do you have project management skills? Are you interested in participating in developing an initiative with important social goals? We are delighted to invite you to apply for the first official position with the BB. In a consortium with Bruegel and the German Marshall Fund, we are looking for a […]

Two (first) big grants won by the BB!

We are happy to announce that we have won two major grants this year from the Open Society Initiative for Europe, within the Open Society Foundations, and the European Commission’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship (REC) programme, DG JUST! Our team has worked hard to put these applications together and was […]

The Brussels Binder is one year old!

Save the Date for the BB’s first anniversary! The Brussels Binder will be celebrating its first year anniversary on Tuesday, 26 February 2019 in a beautiful venue: the Beursschouwburg, in central Brussels. We are preparing a special programme for our friends and guests, all of which will be revealed next […]

Philippe Lamberts, a new Brussels Binder ambassador

We are beyond proud to have another male ally on board: Philippe Lamberts, MEP (Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance): “When you organise [a panel], never think that you won’t find women to speak, including on topics you might think are reserved for men.” Listen to why he thinks everyone should […]

27 Expert questions to ask before accepting to speak, by Elizabeth Van Den Bergh

You are invited to take part in a panel? Great!   Say yes! You’ll figure it out afterwards.   Every meeting is different. Before you start preparing ask questions, many questions.   Non-experienced speakers usually don’t ask many questions. Whether you are experienced or not, here is a good list […]