Lead Your Future

Let’s invest in female leadership!

On November 15th, 2017 we celebrated the Kick Off of the Lead Your Future program together with girls of the future generation leaders.

The Lead Your Future program is an initiative of Lead Your Future and the Erasmus University Rotterdam that aims to increase the opportunities of the new generation of young women and their leadership potential. It does so by having young women coached by 300 students of the Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Kickoff Lead Your Future


Invest in female leadership and help empower young girls take lead of their future. During the program, the coaches and girls are offered several activities that helps them in recognising opportunities and in making choices with respect to their lifestyle, study and career. Coaches and participants will be inspired by prominent power women from both the business and political sectors. Besides that, coaches get the opportunity to further develop their soft skills through coaching sessions and meeting their potential future employers.

You will be trained to give two workshops at schools. These workshops are designed by the Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences and the Erasmus University College. These workshops are aimed at the aspects of Self Awareness, Social Belonging and future career opportunities. Next to that you will be part of an online platform that will play an important role in the program as well. 


By becoming a coach, you will leave a great impact on society, meet several role models and get in contact with future employers who highly value women leadership. You will also get trained by professional companies as Aberkyn and Train-the-Trainer, a great opportunity to improve your skills.

Moreover, you will receive an official certificate of participation that will be acknowledged by the university, the municipality of Rotterdam and several multinationals.


All students of the Erasmus University Rotterdam, including EUC and EMC students, both national and international who are here for more than three months.


Students can sign up until December 20, 2017. In January and February, the students will be trained by professionals, and from March until May together with another coach, you will be assigned to a group of a maximum of fifteen young women from schools in and around Rotterdam. In June, you will be invited to attend our big Summit with inspiring leaders.

We are looking forward to work with you!

Hanneke Takkenberg, Chief Diversity Officer
Iris Bos & Gaby Dijkstra project leaders Lead Your Future EUR

More information

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Email: lyf@eur.nl

More info about Lead Your Future for schools: www.leadyourfuture.nl