Claudia de Castro Caldeirinha

Senior Leadership Advisor and co-author of “Women Leading the Way in Brussels”

Claudia has been working on gender issues and women’s empowerment for the past 20 years and is the Founder and Executive Director of Redscope Consulting. Through her company, Claudia currently acts as senior adviser on leadership and gender equality and provides strategic and operational advice and support to multilateral and international organizations, private and public companies, and non-profit organizations to develop their leadership, gender diversity strategies, women’s leadership programs and overall organizational development plans. Previous and current partners and clients include the European Commission, UN agencies like the UNDP and the IOM, the OSCE, the George Soros Foundation, the Club of Madrid, Freedom House, ING Bank, GreenHouse and Demos Group, among many others.

Claudia is the co-author of the book “Women Leading the Way in Brussels” with Corinna Horst (John Harper Publishing, 2017), a book collecting the stories of inspirational women role models; providing advice and “Dos and don’ts” for women leaders-to-be in different professional sectors; and a map of the key initiatives and structures in Brussels which connect and support these aspiring women.

She speaks at various public events in Europe and abroad; developed leadership modules in numerous university programs in Europe, including the Executive Program for Women Leaders of the Vlerick Business School, the Leadership stream of the Lisbon MBA and the Post-Graduate Training for future leaders of University of Roma Tor Vergata. She has a master in international politics and gender studies, and completed three years PhD studies in EU affairs and strategy. She is a certified coach, focusing on career and talent development, and regularly contributes to empowering women who wish to: (i) successfully “navigating” their careers in international Brussels; (ii) drive their work/life for more meaning, impact and influence.

Portuguese (born in East Timor), she works in five languages (EN, FR, PT, ES, IT) and is the mother of a lovely boy, whom she hopes will live in a more equal and fair world.