Meet the TEDxAmsterdamWomen team: Charlotte Röell

We’re a pretty lively bunch here at TEDxAmsterdamWomen — vibrant and various from marketers to writers and event organizers! What do we share in common beyond our magic charm and sparkling good looks?! We are all passionate about creating a mind-blowing and life-changing event for women. Meet Charlotte Röell, TEDxAmsterdamWomens’ Speaker Liaison.

What’s the biggest change, at a personal level you’ve experienced to-date?

The biggest personal change for me was the year when I realized (when I was made conscious) of the fact that I was repressing some important emotions and that this was a big energy leak for me. Since then I have been working on becoming more conscious of my feelings, acknowledge them and work with them productively. One of my biggest lessons learned was that feelings are a call to action.

What gap do you aspire to bridge for yourself?

The gap that I am always working to bridge is from knowing little to knowledgeable. Currently, I am researching philosophy and “the art of living.” I’m bridging an understanding gap; specifically, how one can live a good life and what ‘a good life’ actually means.

Which words define or confine you?

Define: Researching, Life, Artist

Confine: “Cannot” and “do not” make me rebel

Are you feminist or feminine?

Both! I am a feminist in the sense that I feel it is important to use my voice, influence and impact to create more opportunities for women to speak up about their one-of-a-kind ideas and actions that positively shape our world. And to give them the confidence that they have something important to say in a world where it is still not a given everywhere that women can do so. Feminine means to me I can be myself, be a woman and use my (woman-)skills, talents and strengths towards the goals I want to achieve. 

How do you identify with this year’s theme?

Our world is changing at an exponential rate. As a result, there are many gaps to bridge and many overturns to emerge from. Both professionally, as an HR Business Partner, and personally, being interested in people, I am constantly observing, experiencing and learning from other people and myself how to rise to all occasions of change, gaps and turnover. How do they do it? What motivates them? How can I support? What is my role? Where do we go? So many questions that are interesting to research for me.

What is your favorite TED talk and why?

Emilie Wapnick on the Multipotentialite because it promises that it is wonderful to have not only one true calling in life, but many smaller callings that keep us motivated to start with and learn something new.