Ghislaine Ihirwe

Legal advisor in digital inclusion, Digital Economics, Directorate-General for Economic Regulation, Belgian Ministry of Economy

Born in Rwanda, Ghislaine grew up in Belgium, where she completed her education. She holds a master's degree in business law with a minor in international trade, and a postgraduate degree in the law of new information and communication technologies, which she completed with an international experience at the University of Montreal.

For the past year, she has been working for the Ministry of Economy in a newly created department responsible for promoting digital inclusion. Her job is to implement Belgium's national and intersectoral "woman in digital" strategy, with a team that firmly believes in the value of inclusion for all on a European scale. Her work also includes coordinating a working group, organizing events and monitoring projects funded by the Ministry around the theme of "women in digital". 

She believes that leadership is something that is developed throughout the course of one's life and that it is never too early to start developing the mindset of a leader.