• ondernemen,  ondernemer,  vrouwelijke ondernemers

    Fit-A-Bonita, a personal trainer with a clear vision

    Fit-A-Bonita, a personal trainer who support women with a clear purpose and vision The summer is in town! And when summer is around the corner, people are going massive to the fitness. Maybe you already booked your sport session with a personal trainer or asked for a food schedule to make your body summer proof. Katrien Sas, better known as Fit-A-Bonita, is a personal trainer specific for women who want to have a healthy relationship with food and sport. The Ambitious Brune was curious about how she started her career as a personal trainer and of course, she asked Katrien if she had some tips to combine sport and the…

  • ondernemen,  ondernemer,  vrouwelijke ondernemers

    Toushé, a T-shirt label that tells stories

    Interview with entrepreneur Iris about her new T-shirt label Toushé I met Iris Lodeweyckx at Girlsmode, a coworking space in Antwerp for ambitious women who like to work together with like-minded women.  Iris has definitely an ambitious and entrepreneurial soul. One year ago she opened a pop-up concept store, named MOHM, where young entrepreneurs could show their talent.  Now, Iris started her own T-shirt label, Toushé.  The Ambitious Brune talked with Iris about entrepreneurship and Toushé. Read here her interview!   Did you always want to become an entrepreneur or did the passion for it grow over the years? Entrepreneurship has always been my passion. I love to learn, grow and make my…

  • office wear

    4 steps to look effortlessly chic when you are crazy busy

    Look effortlessly chic in 4 steps when you are crazy busy If you’re anything like me, your days involve a lot of running around. Being busy mostly goes together with a lack of attention to your personal appearance. Luckily I’ve found a way to go from the “just out of bed” look or “I am so tired” look to fabulous with a short supply of time. Here are 4 steps to look chic while you are busy. Step 1: stock up on chic separates Getting dressed quickly is important if you haven´t that much time in the morning. And if we are honest, we always have a lack of time…

  • vrouwelijke ondernemers

    Do you dare to dream?

    Do you dare to dream? 16 March in Ghent, Lore Janssens of OhYaz Clothing and I met Sabine Clappaert, founder of Dare to Dream. Dare to dream, a non-profit organisation, was founded in 2013. Hearing the story of Sabine and Dare to dream was really breathtaking, and an eye-opener! Dear to dream: leadership institute for girls Dear to dream organise inspirational events at high schools in disadvantaged communities at which local inspiring women share their stories with girls ages 14-18 to show them that “if you can dream it, you can do it”. They call it TED talks for girls. They make sure every girl has a rolemodel with a…

  • office wear

    3 tips to avoid classic business wear mistakes

    How to avoid classic business wear mistakes Sometimes it is difficult to know what to wear to different corporate businesses, and what not to wear. There are some guidelines that will help you with what’s appropriate and what you should leave for the weekend. Here are 3 tips to help you to avoid classic business wear mistakes 1/ Remember who you work with More often than not, we forget to consider who we work with. You have to remember to dress for the company you’re working for. Questions you can ask yourself: is it casual or business corporate? Who are my bosses and colleagues? What works in one office, may not work…

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    The stigma associated with fashion

    The stigma associated with fashion In the first edition of Ambitious Magazine I told you that I always wanted to do something with fashion, but something was holding me back. My biggest fear? The opinion of others. Women who like and do something with fashion are seen as flighty, superficial and irresponsable. For some reason, a woman who cares about her appearance comes with the stigma that she isn´t smart. That´s why I didn´t dare to say it out loud that I wanted to do something in fashion. Even telling I have a fashion blog is sometimes embarrassing. The fact your are into fashion as a woman does not undermine…

  • office wear

    Dress better, work better?

    Dress better, work better? Can dressing for success lead to success?  Recent studies suggest dressing up for work in a suit or blazer will improve employees overall productivity. So, read further and suit up!   The positive effects of suiting up We already know that wearing nice clothes to the office affect how you’re feeling and boosts your confidence.But dressing well also positively affects how people perceive you. What you wear sends a message to people around you. When suiting up, you will feel more powerful which in return leads to higher chances of success. When you feel good, you do good. The problem of casual dressing The problem is…

  • office wear,  suit

    Spring: put on your happy suit

    Spring is in town! Ideal to bring some color in our (office) wardrobe. Yes, even to work you can wear bright colors. With all fashion weeks done, we know which color trends will be hot and trendy. Yellow is definitely the color of spring/summer 2019. Lucky for us, a lot of different shades of yellow passed the runway. From a more pastel yellow like egg-yolk to a deep and warm yellow like Mango Mojito. In between we find Lemon Verbena and Aspen Gold. I think it is time for some springspiration and suitspiration and to bring some color into your workspace. Dare to go for the yellow suit! Do you…

  • lifestyle,  tips

    3 stages of a job interview

    This are the 3 stages of a job interview A job interview has 3 stages: pre-interview, the interview itself and post-interview. All these stages are important to succeed in the job interview and to get the job of your dreams. Pre interview Get to know the company. Do research on the company and position that your are interviewing for. Prepare answers for potential questions. There are always questions that come back like tell me something about yourself, why do you want the job, what are your strenghts, why should we hire you, … Do not forget to bring multiple copies of your resume and also bring a pen and notebook…

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    Concrete tips voor een kickass CV

    Concrete tips voor een kickass CV van Anne-Sophie van Rise HR Anne-Sophie De Smedt van Rise HR helpt organisaties en particulieren bij het ontdekken, kaderen en bereiken van nieuwe doelen: persoonlijk, transparant, eerlijk, zonder poeha. Solliciteren met een daarbij horende sterke CV is voor vele de eerste stap richting een nieuwe carrière. Sta jij op het punt om te solliciteren, maar is je CV nog steeds niet on point? Geen nood! We weten hoe tijdrovend en moeilijk het is om een krachtig CV te maken waarin je je onderscheidt van de massa. Daarom geeft Anne-Sophie je concrete tips voor een CV die jou helpen naar je droom job! Waarom al…