Entries by Virginie Lemay-Vriesde

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Your health is your wealth

“Your health is your wealth”, we all have heard this expression. In these days where most of us are stuck at home trying to avoid the spread of the coronavirus, I can’t help but think that this expression has never been truer to me… Being healthy does not only mean being ‘fit’ i.e. not overweight. […]

How to become a manager

When we start our career in a company, many of us aspire to become a manager one day. Being a manager means additional responsibilities, a higher visibility and also most of the time an increase in salary. However, what does it take to become a manager? Here are a few tips based on my own […]

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How to stay positive

Stay positive! Easier said than done! Life is full of ups and downs. We all have our struggles… Like everyone, I had my share of challenges. When I look back, and even if these situations were tough at the time they happened, I am grateful they happened, as everytime I came out stronger. The main […]

Salsa Leadership!

Salsa and leadership. 2 words that we usually do not find in the same sentence….    What do salsa dancing and leadership have in common? Some of you may answer ‘Virginie’ as these 2 areas are 2 of my biggest passions 😀   However, I would say that both areas actually have quite a lot […]

How can we embrace diversity and increase inclusion?

Nowadays, diversity and inclusion are important topics as they rightly should be. Companies who want to be successful need to be as diverse as possible. Diverse teams and organizations achieve better performance because they are able to come up with different perspectives, ideas and solutions  (as highlighted in an article from hcamag).   In the […]

Always believe in yourself

No matter what people think of us, always believe in yourself.   When I came back in the Netherlands in 2008, I had found a job in one of the big international banks in Amsterdam.  I had been hired in the technical department of the bank to set up a team in India. I’ll always […]