Aspire - Leadership for the future

‘The Power of Resilience and Resourcefulness’

Julia Langkraehr,
CEO and Founder, Retail Profile Europe Ltd.

Julia Langkraehr, winner of ‘Small Business of the Year’ from London's Evening Standard newspaper and entrepreneurial founder of Retail Profile Europe Ltd combines 14 years of senior positions in corporate America and Europe with 10 years of building, selling and recreating entrepreneurial businesses. Along the way, she lost her own business and got it back over a weekend and has recovered from dramatic illness, developing her powers of resilience and resourcefulness to recreate her life and business to live out her dreams. She is also a regional director of the non-profit EO (Entrepreneurs Organization) and has 15 global volunteers where she spends 25% of her time. She leads training sessions and strategic summits to help emerging and seasoned entrepreneurs across Europe and Africa realize their full business potential.


Building Blocks for the Girls

We have to believe inside that we deserve to be where we are, and to achieve what we have achieved. But we also have to understand that we cannot hold a belief that society owes us anything and instead make our own destinies, and likewise complain that nothing will ever change without understanding that we can control our own reality.