The world needs more caring and inclusive leadership. We shape the next generation of women leaders

The world needs more caring, responsible and inclusive leadership. We shape the next generation of leaders.

Welcome to Our Community

“Parenthood is not just a work-life problem but the best baptism in leadership one can have. If you know how to unlock its power, you’ve found the key to effective leadership” 

Steliana van de Rijt-Economu, author of Mothers As Leaders book

We help young women who aspire to leadership, working parents who strive for balance and senior (female) leaders who fight for inclusion, because no one should give up their values while climbing the career ladder. 

We Work with

Mothers and Leaders

We accelerate womens career & leadership development by reframing their mindset around parenthood and showing its positive impact.

Find out more

Organizations

We help them develop an inclusive environment that nurtures the best talent by leveraging the opportunity that parenthood brings for leadership development.

Find out more

Welcome to Our Community

“Parenthood is not just a work-life problem but the best baptism in leadership one can have. If you know how to unlock its power, you’ve found the key to effective leadership” 

Steliana van de Rijt-Economu, author of Mothers As Leaders book

We help young women who aspire to leadership, working parents who strive for balance and senior (female) leaders who fight for inclusion, because no one should give up their values while climbing the career ladder. 

We Work with

Mothers and Leaders

We accelerate womens career & leadership development by reframing their mindset around parenthood and showing its positive impact.

Find out more

Organizations

We help them develop an inclusive environment that nurtures the best talent by leveraging the opportunity that parenthood brings for leadership development.

Find out more

Mothers as Leaders – Learning across borders

A powerful global network of working mothers, women and leaders. Its purpose is to bring inspiration and learning across borders and generations during these challenging times. It’s a private LinkedIn group where we share tips, knowledge and we learn together through engaging sessions. 

If you want to learn and expand your network internationally please request to join our private LinkedIn group. 

Book

“A must-read for all mothers who already are leaders and the ones who didn’t discover that”

Manbir Kaur, Author and Executive Coach

“This book gives a new lens to leadership and makes motherhood not just about having kids but about a leadership style which is holistic, long term and caring.”

Kristin Engvig, CEO, WIN&WIN Conference

“A thought-provoking book, it will forever change your view on motherhood, parenting and leadership.”

Graham Sparks, Director, IAD Consulting

Dare to Dream Workshop

An interactive (virtual) workshop which combines accelerated learning techniques to bring energy, perspective and inner self-reflection space. You will come out inspired and with an improved self-confidence about what you can achieve as a person, parent and leader. You will gain insights about how you can better leverage the emotional intelligence and leadership skills gained through parenting.

Organizations that hosted us

“Steliana managed to make an excellent balance between learning about ourselves while connecting with a different world and have each day fun and adventure. This enriched my inner world and made me feel going back to experience more. I enjoyed mostly the way Steliana organized the overall agenda , by having a well thought structure, while at the same time flexibility to adapt each day by sensing everybody’s feelings.”

Gilles, Innovation Manager at Shell, The Netherlands

Thank you for setting up the stage and bringing us together for the mothers as leaders webinar zoomcall. It was empowering and useful and I am looking forward to the next one. During these days (COVID19) when we are all locked in a limited place, it’s important to find that joy of being together.”

Ioana Prica, Pricing Analyst C.H. Robinson, The Netherlands

“ I have been massively impressed with the energy and professionalism you have onboarded to the HRM role in Wells and you made credible strides into challenges that the teams have been grappling with for more than a year before. Your work in support of the Discipline LT has been
above and beyond”

Joanne Neild, VP HR Talent Shell Projects & Technology

“ Steliana worked with my global leadership team to build a common sense of purpose, raise levels of trust and awareness and improve communication and understanding within the team.
With Steliana’s help we improved team performance across the board.”

James Hall – VP Government Relations at Shell

Mothers as Leaders – Learning across borders

A powerful global network of working mothers, women and leaders. Its purpose is to bring inspiration and learning across borders and generations during these challenging times. It’s a private LinkedIn group where we share tips, knowledge and we learn together through engaging sessions. 

Members

If you want to learn and expand your network internationally please request to join our private LinkedIn group. 

Book

Written with honesty and humour, Mothers as Leaders presents captivating real-life stories of twenty powerful, inspiring women from across the world. Despite the many hardships life threw at them, they emerged as true leaders, transforming the lives of all those around them.

“A must-read for all mothers who already are leaders and the ones who didn’t discover that”

Manbir Kaur, Author and Executive Coach

“This book gives a new lens to leadership and makes motherhood not just about having kids but about a leadership style which is holistic, long term and caring.”

Kristin Engvig, CEO, WIN&WIN Conference

“A thought-provoking book, it will forever change your view on motherhood, parenting and leadership.”

Graham Sparks, Director, IAD Consulting

I truly enjoyed the book and related so much to the inspiring stories shared in there. It is a great read and I’ve actually found new insights each time I’ve re-read a story. Being a working mom this spoke right to my heart.

Y.M. Khanbhai

Not only did I get to read this wonderful book, but I also was lucky enough to join one of Steliana’s sessions on Dare to Dream. As an aspiring leader, this book gave me the perspective that leadership is something that must embraced as it comes. There is not one story that is the same in her book, yet all the mothers are a great example of leadership.

Carolina Diaz

I liked the structure of the book, especially the quotes at the beginning of each chapter . Some of the concepts that stayed with me are the ‘bad mother’ syndrome and how important is confidence.

Lili Pufleanu

Great read which takes you into the world of a different kind of “motherhood” , mother from different cultures, different backgrounds, storytelling of real life facts, juggling with their career,motherhood and all the other aspects of life.

Anca Muntean

Mothers as Leaders – Dare to Dream

An interactive (virtual) workshop which combines accelerated learning techniques to bring energy, perspective and inner self-reflection space. You will come out inspired and with an improved self-confidence about what you can achieve as a person, parent and leader. You will gain insights about how you can better leverage the emotional intelligence and leadership skills gained through parenting.

If you wish to join  or find out more please click on the link above.

Organizations that hosted us

“Steliana managed to make an excellent balance between learning about ourselves while connecting with a different world and have each day fun and adventure. This enriched my inner world and made me feel going back to experience more. I enjoyed mostly the way Steliana organized the overall agenda , by having a well thought structure, while at the same time flexibility to adapt each day by sensing everybody’s feelings.”

Gilles, Innovation Manager at Shell, The Netherlands

Thank you for setting up the stage and bringing us together for the mothers as leaders webinar zoomcall. It was empowering and useful and I am looking forward to the next one. During these days (COVID19) when we are all locked in a limited place, it’s important to find that joy of being together.”

Ioana Prica, Pricing Analyst C.H. Robinson, The Netherlands

“ I have been massively impressed with the energy and professionalism you have onboarded to the HRM role in Wells and you made credible strides into challenges that the teams have been grappling with for more than a year before. Your work in support of the Discipline LT has been
above and beyond”

Joanne Neild, VP HR Talent Shell Projects & Technology

“ Steliana worked with my global leadership team to build a common sense of purpose, raise levels of trust and awareness and improve communication and understanding within the team.
With Steliana’s help we improved team performance across the board.”

James Hall – VP Government Relations at Shell

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