We help shape the next generation of women leaders through  inspiration, coaching and feminine leadership development. 

We help shape the next generation of women leaders through inspiration, coaching and feminine leadership development.

We Create Impact Through

Working With Companies

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

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Supporting Leaders and Mums

We accelerate  women career & personal leadership development by reframing their mindset around parenthood and showing  its positive impact on ones career and life.

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Building Communities

We build bridges across virtual borders and raise awareness for the impact mothers have  in society  by making their work visible and by appreciating them.

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Our Story

Our Founder, Steliana van de Rijt-Economu researched the impact of parenting on women’s personal leadership and the role culture plays in it. She interviewed twenty women from all the parts of the world capturing their life stories in the internationally awarded book ‘Mothers as Leaders’. Check out Steliana’s  30 min podcast  with Here in Holland radio  and her 2020 Mothers as Leaders launch videos.

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

Manbir Kaur,  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

20% will be donated to MommaLuv charity

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“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

20% of book sales will be donated to MommaLuv charity.

Our Approach – Dare to dream

Drawing on the wisdom of the mothers from all over the world, we identified five behaviours that make the difference between women who just have dreams and those who realise them. 

The beauty of feminine leadership is the incredible capacity to give and help. We created a Linkedin private group: Mothers as Leaders – Learning across borders. If you are a mother who wants to learn and grow you can join the other 130 plus women leaders.

The client organizations that hosted Mothers as leaders sessions

Shell in The Netherlands and US, IBM in Japan, NAM,  the Women International Network WIN Global Conference in Athens and the Romanian School of The Hague

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. Knowing that I have my own path to carve and that I need to ready to receive the gifts in life from marriage, to children to a wonderful workplace makes me feel grateful.

Carolina DiasVarga,  WAVE VP of Culture, Shell US

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

“ Thank you so much for the heartwarming session. The thoughts you have been able to place in peoples heads , getting them to think big and broad about their dreams is really great. For me personally, I have been thinking about how I make more time for the long term items I really want.

Lindsay Oyola, WAVE Chapter President, Shell US

“ I was greatly moved by your talk at IBM Tokyo. Thank you so much for your heartfelt frankness.”

Rya Rapp, Head of Talent at The Carter Group, Japan

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