Meet the TEDxAmsterdamWomen team: Lisette Gerbrands

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 Lisette Gerbrands part of TEDxAmsterdamWomens' Communication Team.

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

Learning to trust yourself. Particularly, letting your intuition guide you, because it will only take you places where you have something to experience or learn. 

What gap do you aspire to bridge for yourself?

Stop comparing yourself to others — both at work and in my personal life. Comparing yourself to others doesn't make things easier or fun. Learning more from what is within myself is how I aspire to live.

Which words define or confine you?

Thoughtful and attentive.

Are you feminist or feminine? And why?

Feminine. I look at the qualities within a person, and do not pay attention to whether they are a man or woman.

How do you identify with this year's theme?

I am always eager to learn new things, listen to other's thoughts, and learn from other’s successes and/or mistakes. 'Bridging the Gap' is about sharing knowledge and experience because you can never do, experience or learn everything on your own. 

What is your favorite TED Talk and why?

I have seen so many! But, this is one of my favourites: Say your truths and seek them in others, Elizabeth Lesser. 

Watch Lisette's favorite talk and why it inspired her.