The changing face of leadership

Mon. April 29, 6:30PM

The changing face of leadership

Join us for a conversation on leadership and the influence of women in shaping innovative approaches to leading with Gaia van der Esch, Executive director of 3Zero and author of “Leading Our Way”.

Global dynamics are shifting and with it emerges new definitions and perspectives on leadership. How can we change our understanding of leadership and adapt it to today’s challenges?

In a conversation with Ana Rovzar, Gaia van der Esch will discuss the necessary changing face of leadership and how iconic female leaders such as Gloria Steinem, Diane von Furstenberg or Becky Sauerbrunn have paved the way to redefining leadership models globally.

Join us for an inspiring exploration of leadership and get inspired to build your purpose, find inspiration and lead in your own way.

The conference will be followed by a book signing of “Leading Our Way”, Gaia van der Esch lastest essay (Wiley, November 2023).


Gaia van der Esch is an Italian-Dutch executive in the non-profit and public sectors, a policy expert and author. She is currently leading a large international foundation working across the world to end poverty and exclusion and halt climate change. Gaia previously led the work of G20 EMPOWER, defining and advancing the gender equality agenda across G20 countries. She is a speaker at international level on topics related to politics and international relations, equity, sustainability, and leadership. Gaia holds master’s degrees from Sciences Po Paris and the Harvard Kennedy School. Among others, she was nominated by Forbes in its Europe 30under30 list.


Ana Rovzar

Ana Rovzar is a moderator, speaker and energy specialist. Since 2013, Ana specializes in public relations, policy and partnerships to advance the global energy transition. She is also head of international partnerships at RES4Africa Foundation in Rome, prior to which she was programme officer at the International Energy Agency (OECD) in Paris, and international relations advisor with RCREEE, based out of Cairo, Egypt. She is a national from Belgium and Mexico, has lived and worked across Latin-America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, and speaks 7 languages. Ana graduated magna cum laude in B.A. Political Science from Ghent University and holds an M.A. in International Energy from SciencesPo Par
Mon. April 29, 6:30PM
Mon. April 29, 9:00PM
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Place Poelaert, 6
1000 Brussels
Parking Poelaert, Place Poelaert 1000 Brussels

Detailed program

Mon. April 29, 6:30PM
Conference and Q&A
Mon. April 29, 7:00PM
Book signing
Mon. April 29, 8:00PM
Mon. April 29, 9:00PM