Elke Jeurissen

Entrepreneur, Community Builder (Inclusive Leaders Connect, Straffe Madammen, 72Hours Reload), co-author of 2 books, (step)mum of 5.

Elke believes that a diverse, inclusive professional world stimulates innovation, performance, personal growth and talent. She breathes this every day and embraces all initiatives - academic, political, economic, media and social - that serve her purpose. Diversity is a growth opportunity for society. And for every company. But it takes inclusive leadership to make it work.

One of the keys to success is leadership and developing an inclusive corporate culture.
Given her strategic and hands-on expertise, she likes to contribute by engaging with leaders in all disciplines who share the same ambition, continue to question themselves - like she does -, are fascinated by the power of diversity in all its aspects and want to move the business world forward. Every day a diverse step forward, together.

Besides inspiring people with her keynotes, she gives interactive workshops in-person and online, strategy journeys & builds communities.

Her solutions for inclusive leadership are based on best practices around the globe and the real-life experience of hundreds of leaders. Elke recently succeeded in the INSEAD Gender Diversity Program and is co-author of the book 'Who run the world, the power of female leadership' and frequently shares her expertise in different media.

Women develop their full potential in her Fierce Ladies Tribe. She is Co-Founder of 72Hours Reload - unique experiences & encounters - and Founder of the Straffe Madammen network. Throughout her professional career in stakeholder engagement, corporate communications, public relations and public affairs, she had the pleasure to work with many leaders in the political, media, academic and business arena. Elke shared her vision on more than 100 conference stages.





Dutch, French, English

Business, Strategy and Management, HR & Company Culture


Diversity & Inclusion, Inclusive leadership

Presentations and Topics

The journey to inclusive leadership: 

Are you part of the problem or part of the solution?


Learn why diversity is not a problem, but a growth opportunity for your organization. In this management dialogue, Elke shares stories about organizations making it happen. She helps you identify the blind spots and drivers for change, also in your organization. 

She creates awareness amongst leaders & managers that developing a more inclusive culture is a growth opportunity for the company. And that they all have an active role to play. They discover how THEY can make a difference by taking action as an individual and as a leader. 


Interactive online dialogue, combining short 10 min. talks with brainstorm exercises in breakout rooms guided by Elke. All elements are focused on connecting D&I to your business agenda and built around the central goal – developing all diverse talent. 

Desired outcome:

Create more awareness on the WHY for more inclusive leadership. We want participants walking out with the key take away "I have an active role to play and can be either part of the problem or the solution". 

Testimonials & References

Thank you coach Elke Jeurissen 👍 for helping us develop a balanced diversity plan. Thanks also to the #peopleofdelaware who took part in the diversity & inclusion workshop yesterday 🤝 . Great energy & commitment. Let's continue to build (and roll out) our plan together! 

Ruth Ameye, Delaware   

It is common sense to me to work on a more inclusive culture. But that is clearly not the case for all my team members. Elke's keynote talk gave us insights into thinking patterns about inclusive cultures and made us realize we also need to talk about the why & the benefits. We need to activate the silent majority to take on an active role. 

Jan Goossens, CEO Aquafin   

Elke really really kick-started the conversation on diversity & inclusion in our firm with her dialogue. She is clearly used to the C-level and knows how to deal with our top-level partners, in an open, constructive way. And with humor.  

Partner Crowell & Morning, international law firm

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