Get To Know Our Speakers

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We are so honoured and excited to host such inspirational power women at Kulturhuset Islands Brygge on the 11th of August.

We have asked our speakers some soulful questions in preparation for their talks at our Style Beauty and Empowerment event.

 
 
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Fie Sommer

Inspiring life-coach and TV personality on ‘De Perfekte Piger’.

Q: How would you describe yourself?

I am a girl who deeply cares about this world and who wants to spread as much self-love as possible.

I am on a mission to inspire everyone to shine and love themselves as they are. 

You might have seen me on 'De Perfekte Piger' on DR3, where I let go of many limiting beliefs governing how I should be or look like.

This journey has continued after the show finished and I have continued to share my learned wisdom through workshops and coaching sessions.

Q: Who inspires you?

I get inspired by people who dare to speak and live their truth, even though it might not be easy.

To me, that is so brave and inspiring.

Q: What makes you feel confident?

It makes me feel confident when I am fully myself, no matter how my surroundings change. 

Q: what is your superpower?

My super power is that I am the only one who is me.

Q: What is the best piece of advice a woman has given you?

The best piece of advice that a very wise and beautiful woman once told me was to trust my path.

Everything that life throws at me and every step along my journey is required in order for me to reach my full potential in life.

Jasmin SØE

Model, Author, Life-coach, TV host with plenty of inspiration and soul. 

Q: How would you describe yourself?

I am a girl who is a dreamer. I dream to create. I am a curious girl; a girl who is curious about life and love.

I value self-belief and not letting others' negative opinions drain my positive energy.

Anything that I set my mind to, I can also achieve; I am so excited and grateful for that.

I always remember to say thank you.

Q: What makes you feel confident?

Being surrounded by energy and love, that really lifts me up.

I also become confident when I follow my intuition, which has led me to the right places in life. 

Q: What is your superpower?

My superpower is achieving anything that I dream of doing. 

I keep on going until I achieve just what I wished and hoped for.

Q: What is the best piece of advice a woman has given you?

My mother always told me that I can achieve anything I want to, I just have to believe in myself. 

 
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Carriene Rendbo

The founder of 'I Love Natural Hair'. Carriene provides expert advice, tips and products to celebrate all hair types. 

'I’m a Brit, who has been living in Denmark since 2009. For years, I never really knew how to take care of my natural hair, and I didn’t have the confidence or patience to wear my hair naturally. The weaves and extensions helped me to have the style of hair that I wanted, without the stress of having to take care of my curls.'

'In September 2010, after much encouragement from a friend, and a lot of research, I took the plunge and decided to wear my hair naturally.'

 'I want every curly-haired girl to feel that there is something here for them, and that they can find the support they need on their personal hair journey.'

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Stella Nisreen Kanaan

The founder and CEO of the Copenhagen based spa, 'Beauty Avenue', A Spa and Brow Bar that uses all organic treatments which promote a sustainable and vegan outlook.

Q: What is your super power potential?

My super power potential is LOVE! I love people and I love life. I think people feel comfortable around me because they can sense that I do not judge them. I always find the positive sides to things. I am also super enthusiastic. I get excited about all the beauty I see around me. I believe everything is possible if we have the will. I am also very passionate about things that really matter to me and I am not afraid of doing things differently.

Q: How would you describe yourself?

I am a girl who is full of energy, fun and playful, and that loves to think of new business ideas, to travel and experience everything life has to offer. My purpose is how I can help to change the world for the better.

Q: What makes you feel confident? 

Having a purpose and being prepared. Groomed brows and a hairless upper lip give the extra push.

Q: Who inspires you?

I have a big list of wonderful and inspiring people. One that I really look up to and dreaming of meeting one day is Dr. Jane Goodall. She is an animal and environmental activist and still, at an age of 84, is very active. She travels all over the world teaching about animals, our beautiful planet and the importance of compassion towards other species. www.janegoodall.org

Q: What is the best piece of advice a woman has given you?

Oh God! I have been so lucky to have met many amazing women that have given me so many great advices. I think the best advice has always been to be yourself.

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Pphoto by Jonas Jensen

Nicci Welsh

Nicci Welsh is a professional Hair & Makeup Artist, and the CEO of Nicci Welsh Academy where she teach and train her students to become professional makeup artists. 

Among her clients are Danish and International well-know faces, and just to name a few: models like Gigi Hadi and Joan Smalls and singer Saszelin. 

 

Sidsel Solmer Eriksen

Owner and Creative Director of Copenhagen's most prestigious design studios, Spread Studios.

She is also a career and education coach, helping many teenagers and young students to get closer to their dreams.

Q: How would you describe yourself?

I am a girl who never stops exploring the outer and inner world.

Q: Who inspires you?

Children; entrepreneurs, writers, musicians and anyone who follows their inner voice.

Q: What makes you feel confident? 

Environments with positive people. People who want to grow; learn, listen and share.

Q: What is your superpower?

Intuition.

Q: What is the best piece of advice a woman has given you?

‘Just do right’ by Maya Angelou:

‘You don't really have to ask anyone, the truth might not be expedient, it might no be profitable, but it will satisfy your soul. It brings you the sort of protection, that bodyguards can’t give you. Try to be all you can be. The best human being you can be.' 

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Fiona Jane

Fiona Jane is all around creative who is multi-talented - DJ, Digital Nomad and Creative Consultant, she is currently living in London.

She has worked with an impressive number of successful brands; including Dior, H&M and &otherstories, just to name a few.

 
 
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Maysoun Kanaan

Maysoun founded her Danish Jewellery company, Kinz Kanaan.

'Maysoun Kanaan combines the classical with the contemporary and the intricate designs of the middle-east with the minimalistic aesthetics of Scandinavia. The designs reflect her personal journey in life, as a person, and artistically.'

'She finds inspiration in the elaborately symmetrical and geometrical patterns, calligraphy and ornaments of the past and put them into a modern context, striving to create timeless treasures of jewellery with the distinct Kanaan signature.'

Aram Ostadian-Binai

Aram has a background in the media, design and fashion industry as a digital and content strategist in Copenhagen and London. She is also the founder of The Soulfuls, and her vision is to reinvigorate the creative industry so that it facilitates diversity, confidence and positivity in women and girls.

Q: How would you describe yourself?

I am a girl who is soulful, passionate about living a life that is fully mine and supporting others to reach their full potential’.

Q: Who inspires you?

People who dare to talk from their soul; The Soulful team, my friends, my mum, and my sister. 

Q: What makes you feel confident?

‘I feel most confident when I practice an attitude of gratefulness and when I prioritise connecting with my soul (inner-self)’ .

Q: What is your superpower?

I thrive to communicate and connect with people whilst supporting them to reach their peak potential. Either by what I do in my career - such as producing content which adds value and speaks from the heart of the brand, or personally - by encouraging people around me to be who they are born to be.

Q: What is the best piece of advice a woman has given you?

There are too many to choose from!

'You are enough. What you have is enough. (Rise up), be and live the woman you are' 

'Love yourself so much, so that you can start loving others like yourself'

These two have been what has lifted me up during the past year. I used to look at challenges as if they were impossible to overcome, but now I believe in my own abilities to overcome any hurdles that come my way.

 
 
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Ali Zimmer Sanders (Moderator)

Ali is a communications expert who has worked in a broad range of industries and organizations. She believes in the power of storytelling and connecting to change the world, and has dedicated her career towards giving meaningful missions a solid voice.

Q: HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOURSELF?

I am a girl who is devoted to creating, mobilizing people to do good, and nurturing the vulnerable: from children to the environment.

Q: WHO INSPIRES YOU?

The fearless, innovators, anyone who laughs and cries easily, people who let their true selves show.  

Q: WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL CONFIDENT?

Reminding myself of my connection to nature and maintaining a sense of humility

Q: WHAT IS YOUR SUPERPOWER?

Seeing the beauty in everything and everyone.

Q: WHAT IS THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE A WOMAN HAS GIVEN YOU?

“I hope you will go out and let stories, that is life, happen to you, and that you will work with these stories... water them with your blood and tears and your laughter till they bloom, till you yourself burst into bloom.”
-Clarisa Pinkola Estes

I also love that the strong women in my family like my mom, grandmother and aunt always taught me to be my authentic, natural, quirky, weird self and never yield to a crowd, but to always follow my true north.

SASKIA BEAZLEY (MODERATOR)

Saskia is an event manager from London, she has worked in a variety of different sectors, from fashion shows to conferences. She believes when women come together they can do amazing things and she strives to be a pioneer in making that happen. 


Q: HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOURSELF?


I am a girl who is unique, energetic and keen to learn – I believe you can never stop learning, should never stop asking questions and should always be interested in what is around you.


Q: WHO INSPIRES YOU?


My mum, she is the biggest inspiration in my life, from everything career-wise, to relationships, to fashion. 


Q: WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL CONFIDENT?


Reminding myself of how far I have come, how much I have learnt and the things that really matter.


Q: WHAT IS YOUR SUPERPOWER?


Connecting with those around me and sharing positivity. 


Q: WHAT IS THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE A WOMAN HAS GIVEN YOU?


There is no work/life balance – there is just life, life is what you make it, enjoy it and spread the love.

“Bodies have their own light which they consume to live: they burn, they are not lit from the outside” – Egon Schiele

 

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