After realizing there’s way too much untapped female potential in the world, Elke decided to help women realize their most deep-seated ambitions. Originally from Brussels, Elke Jeurissen is the founder of Fierce Ladies coworking pop-up, an accelerator for motivated women. Working in different settings every month allows Elke to share her dream for women to adopt a positive growth mindset and actively help one another. Read more about Elke’s inspiring journey here!
What project are you currently working on?
I am Founder of Fierce Ladies, the accelerator for women with ambition.
WhAt is a fierceladiestribe coworking?
Three Thursdays a month, our members connect, learn, laugh and grow together. Our coworking popup changes monthly and is hosted by a variety of companies across the country. We offer workshops on networking, negotiation, public speaking, media trainings and so forth. We share everything you need to grow.
What inspired you to start your current project?
There is too much untapped female potential in the world. Imagine what would happen if every woman, every sister, every mother, every grandmother would realize her ambition? Together, we can create the age of womankind.
Which book has shaped your life or changed the way you think the most?
Playing Big, Tara Mohr
How do you start off your day — aka what’s your morning routine?
A cup of tea, 30 minutes of yoga, followed by a cappuccino and breakfast while checking social media.
What is one thing you do to get motivated?
If I have an off-day, I focus on the WHY I started this community.
It makes me smile every time.
List 3 simple things in life that make you really happy:
Walking barefoot on a beach in any season
Dancing to disco songs
What is your favorite coworking space and why?
The Fierce Ladies coworking pop-up. It’s a travelling circus that goes to another venue every month, allowing us to go behind the scenes and work in different atmospheres. Fierce Ladies members share a positive growth mindset and actively help each other.
How coworking spaces have impacted your business?
It opens your world in many ways: the different people you meet, the spaces you discover. It also helps me focus throughout the day. It allows for flexible working at any time. Great coffee and wi-fi are a must!
What are the podcasts you’re listening to right now and why?
Rebel Girls, a series of stories about female role models across countries and disciplines – from the first astronaut to the Syrian refugee that almost won the Olympic medal for swimming.
What is your go to pump up song?
Can’t stop the feeling – Justin Timberlake
What is one piece of important advice you would like to leave with our readers?
Be Yourself. Everyone else is already taken. (Oscar Wilde)