"Getting out of your comfort zone and always staying in line with your values are two things that have always been very important to me.
If I had to talk about a project that impacted me in a few words, something very special for me, I would mention my intervention during the debates of the Entrepreneurship and Transition Day in Louvain-la-Neuve. I was contacted by my thesis promoter because the organisers of this event, focusing on entrepreneurship and transition, whether ecological or social were looking for a ‘challenger’.
Let me explain. During this day, several debates were organised around questions such as "The opportunities of digital technology in the ecological and social transition". During these debates, CEOs from companies such as Molengeek, Green Software Foundation, n-Side or Soil Capital were invited to discuss the subject. The organizer was looking for relevant young people to challenge the views of these CEOs and bring an out-of-the-box vision to the discussion. I was prepared to speak at this debate, which took place at the Aula Magna and where between 500 and 1000 people were expected. I was not used to do this kind of things and I was getting nervous just thinking about it. All this to say that even a young person just out of school has the opportunity to have an impact, albeit on a small scale, but an impact nonetheless.
When I realised that I had the opportunity to speak on a subject that I am deeply passionate about, I didn't think long about it, even though I knew how challenging it was for me. I felt it was important and necessary to represent young people in an event like this. Moreover, companies have a key role to play in the transition towards a more sustainable and environmentally friendly world. That's why talking to these CEOs made a lot of sense to me."