Inspiring women: Meet Caroline Leys!

The Womenpreneur Initiative presents a series of inspiring women. Meet Caroline Leys!

The Womenpreneur Initiative is proud to present you another inspiring woman as part of our series about inspiring women in Belgium. Its aim is to increase awareness about female role models.

Today we present you to Caroline Leys! Caroline is Head of Communications & Spokesperson at Regeringscommissariaat Covid-19 since October 2020. 

At one of our recent events in the GenerationW programme, Caroline spoke about her experiences throughout her career and how it made her grow both professionally, but also on a deeper and more personal level. 

Caroline Leys

Caroline has obtained a degree from University of Antwerp. For two academic years, she was the spokesperson for all students in Antwerp. Moreover, during her years of studies she was appointed as President of the student union, Unifac, that coordinates student life at Antwerp university campus. These experiences made Caroline aware of her strengths: her ability to negotiate, to be assertive, and what she values the most: her ability to charm and enthuse individuals.

Communications in the centre of her career 

Throughout Caroline’s career, communication has been an essential skill in her work tasks. Among others, she has worked with marketing and communications at Satellic NV, followed by social media management for the political party, Open Flemish Liberals and Democrats (Open Vld) from which she then became Head of Communications at the Open Vld’s Antwerpen office. These experiences led to her current role as Head of Communications and Spokesperson for the Cabinet Minister in the Federal Government, Philippe De Backer, as well as being responsible for the overall communication during the Covid-19 crisis. 

Caroline’s advice for professional growth

Through years of intense work experiences, Caroline has gathered some useful insights to share. 

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