Blogs 2016

Meet the TEDxAmsterdamWomen team: Diana Gàcs

Diana GacsWe’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 Diana Gàcs, part of TEDxAmsterdamWomens’ Social & Blogging Team.

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

After graduating at the University in Budapest as a teacher, I choose a different path than stay in Hungary for the good and best paid job. I moved to the Netherlands because I wanted to learn a new rarely spoken language. So no love, no boyfriend, no study, just my adventurous character to discover a new culture. Living in the Netherlands still challenges me every day. I learned to be independent and how to build my career and my social life from zero to where I am right now. Recently I experienced that feeding your mental and physical health is the number one key to a long and happy life. This country dictates a very high speed of constantly moving forward behaviour as in our carrier but also in social en private life. You do not have the time to stand still. To find the balance between achieving all your goals, being social but still creating your “me time” is a difficult one but it is learnable.

The time you invest in yourself it’s not a paid job but it pays back! It is nothing wrong with taking a step back and be on your own. Just for a while. It makes place for upcoming bigger achievements in our lives.

 

What gap do you aspire to bridge for yourself?

In a learning process of becoming a talented business woman and sharing my story with people, I believe in diversity & connection. Being unique is what you are. It defines you and makes you different on this very tight Dutch market and your connections helps you fly to the moon.

The words which defines me the best are a Passionate Dreamer & a Goal Realizer.

The words which confines me the most are people with negative energy.

 

Are you a feminist or a feminine? And why?

I have it from both worlds.

I am a feminist because I believe in the unique power of women, who grab the chance to create and realize their own vision through building their own empire in the world of Man. I am thankful because I can grow and develop my skills as a young woman in this world where there is freedom, respect and place for equality.

I am feminine because I believe in womanhood. In a womanhood, where there is a place for the man which keeps us in balance. I trust the traditional rolls between a man and a woman. Together we are Yin and Yang.

 

How do you identify with this year’s theme?

Your past has formed you into the person you are today. The future inspires you to set your goals to reach them. The gap is created by a big collection of aspects as events, situations, people, decision and actions we take. I would say: the gap is al given and the bridging is in our hands. It is interesting because it is not 100 percent predictable and that insecurity is exactly what you need. What we all need. It keeps you sharp. Sharp to figure out the first step to bridging the gap.

My favourite TedTalk of all time is from my favourite writer Elizabeth Gilbert. Writing is my passion and hopefully one day I can make my profession of it. Great failures are life’s best lessons and brings you all the beauty to your path.