VIE LESA MeetUp: Focus on the here and now
on February 11, 2019

Just caught myself (and according to Harvard papers that happens to many others and often!): My mind started wandering, thinking about the future, the past, daydreaming, worrying…but what about the here and now?

Let’s dedicate our next VIE LESA MeetUp to “Mindfulness” which trains our brain to go to a place of calm and focus. It is about paying attention to the present moment in an accepting and non-judgemental way and gives us the tools we need to be less stressed, calmer and kinder to ourselves and others, at work and at home. Sounds promising?

Join us on 11 February at 17.00 at Santos (Favoritenstrasse 4–6/2, 1040 Vienna) before we head over to PWN Vienna’s Linkup & Learn ” Mindfulness at the Workplace” in the Diplomatic Academy (Favoritenstraße 15A, Vienna). Please register online at

We look forward to seeing you on 11 February – please let us know whether you can make it by dropping us a line at

PS: Verena’s mobile phone: 0043 (0)699 11179730 in case you can’t find us.


Save the date 2019:

8 February at 10.00am: “UNIDO as a global platform for the promotion of women’s economic empowerment – Initiatives in Europe and Central Asia”

13 February at 8.30am: “Skillshare Breakfast: The Power of Attention”, Link:

21 February at 18.30:IMPACT Pitching Finals” in the Expat Center, Link:

28 March: Future of Work #3: How movements like Digital Nomads change where we work


Interesting in coding/programming?
Check out Women and Code  a JavaScript learning Group for women* in Vienna that happens every second week, starting on September 18, 2018. More details & dates:


In case you missed the interactive presentation/ workshop with Tandem Nomads “From expat spouse to global entrepreneur: How to turn career challenges into a successful portable business” we invite you to listen to Amel Derragui’s Podcast TN92: “3 reasons why expat Partners should start businesses” for inspiration, click here to access

Some impressions from workshop in the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs on 16 March 2018. At the end of the afternoon, there was a group of expat spouses clearly ready to take action! Thanks so much, Amel Derragui!