This virtual talk is part of an initiative by the entrepreneurial youth organisation A Seat At The Table and Flemish network for entrepreneurs Voka. Every year, they bring together 100 top CEOs, ministers, party chairmen and ambassadors with 100 young people in 100 speed dates. Not a debate with prepared Q&As, but a 1-on-1 conversation on how young people can do business and grow together with the business world.
Julie De Nul, CEO Jan De Nul Dredging nv
"Entrepreneurship is not only dreaming and inspiring, but above all doing and innovating. In these challenging times, it is even more important that young people continue passionately pursue their own dream. Dare to take risks, dare to go outside your comfort zone. Today, I try to inspire: gain clout, never give up and always keep believing in yourself and your business.”
A bridge between young diverse talent and the business world
A Seat At The Table is an organisation that wants to push young diverse talent in our society forward through weekly leadership, entrepreneurship and mentoring programmes with the top of the Belgian and international business world. Over the past three years, A Seat At The Table has organised more than 700 activities with young talent with diverse roots and backgrounds and leading and inspiring figures in Brussels, Antwerp, Amsterdam, London, Paris and New York.
Karen de Sousa Pesse
“Thanks to A Seat At The Table and Voka, I was honoured to have a 1-on-1 conversation with Julie De Nul, a businesswoman and an inspiration for my future career. I was impressed by the projects Jan De Nul Group executes worldwide. Julie learned me that sustainability is key in all activities you perform. She also stressed the importance of good relationships. Not only professionally, but also privately. Because a career stands or falls with the partner by your side. Support from home is extremely important to reap success.”