Iceland at NATO

“As we say in Iceland: ‘jump into the deep pool’ and challenge yourself.” — Ambassador Anna Jóhannsdóttir “Don’t underestimate what you can bring to the table. The value of your perspectives based on your knowledge and your life experiences, that is the essence of the importance of diversity in the workplace.” — Gudrun Þorbjörnsdottir “You should…

Iceland at NATO with Ambassador Anna Jóhannsdóttir

“As we say in Iceland: ‘jump into the deep pool’ and challenge yourself.” http://media.blubrry.com/womenindiplomacy/content.blubrry.com/womenindiplomacy/Amb_Anna.m4a   Ambassador ANNA JÓHANNSDÓTTIR represents Iceland at NATO headquarters in Brussels. She has previously served as Foreign Policy Adviser to the Prime Minister of Iceland and to Iceland’s Ambassador to Palestine. She was Director of the EU Department at the Iceland Ministry for…

Role Models at NATO with Danielle Kazadi Mbuyi

“Never forget from where you are coming, and what you have achieved already, in difficult times it will give you strength. Stay true to yourself. Everyone can be a role model to someone.”  http://media.blubrry.com/womenindiplomacy/content.blubrry.com/womenindiplomacy/Danielle_NATO.m4a     DANIELLE KAZADI MBUYI is currently Assistant of the Afghanistan & Iraq Team within the Operations Division of the International Staff…

Reflections on Public Service with Dawn Schrepel

“Somewhere in your life you should include room for public service, on any scale; find a way to give back to your community… because it makes you much more committed to what is going on in the world. “   http://media.blubrry.com/womenindiplomacy/content.blubrry.com/womenindiplomacy/Dawn.m4a   DAWN M. SCHREPEL took up the position of Deputy Director of the Private…

Building Integrity at NATO with Nadja Milanova

“If you are passionate about making your contribution for a better world… persist and be aware that [this is] a difficult field. Working in the field of International Relations can make you pessimistic sometimes, but… what we do today is history in 10 years, so our passion and commitment and skills are very important [every…

Advice from a NATO HR Advisor with Fabienne Trebouvil

“Even in Human Resources, you can still have a role in affecting the world.” http://media.blubrry.com/womenindiplomacy/content.blubrry.com/womenindiplomacy/Fabienne_Trebouvil.m4a   FABIENNE TREBOUVIL was trained and educated in France and Great Britain.   She worked in London for seven years prior to joining NATO in 1990.  She is currently an HR Adviser (also known as an HR Business Partner in the…

Working as an Interpreter with Dominique Mamet

“It’s not just about languages… people tend to focus on the linguistic aspect too much, and not on all the other skills that are necessary to become an interpreter… the analytical mind, we have to be aware of all kinds of different things… And you have to be curious enough to be interested in everything.   …

International Archives and Information Management with Catherine Gerth

“Don’t be afraid to send out an anonymous email… most women like to receive emails from other young people… and are willing to assist and help.” http://media.blubrry.com/womenindiplomacy/content.blubrry.com/womenindiplomacy/Catherine_Gerth.m4a Subscribe to the #WomeninDiplomacy Podcast Currently Head of Archives and Information Management at NATO HQ Brussels where she is responsible for both ensuring that the Headquarters information exchange…

Canadian Foreign Service with Mary Pierre-Wade

“We often don’t learn people skills; we learn knowledge, critical thinking, international relations theory, but we don’t necessarily learn the interpersonal skills which are an essential skill working in diplomacy.” http://media.blubrry.com/womenindiplomacy/content.blubrry.com/womenindiplomacy/Mary_Pierre_Wade.m4a     MARY PIERRE-WADE is a Canadian Foreign Service Officer posted to the Joint Delegation of Canada to NATO. Previously, she was posted to…

Working in war zones with Roxane Desrochers

“…other things, than just a career, will happen to you the minute you chose different paths. Just work, jump into it, get your hands dirty!”​ http://media.blubrry.com/womenindiplomacy/content.blubrry.com/womenindiplomacy/Roxane_Deroschers.m4a Subscribe to the #WomeninDiplomacy Podcast ROXANE DESROCHERS grew up in a small francophone village in Quebec, Canada.  Since graduating with honours from the University of Ottawa, Roxane Desrochers has…