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DEIB in the Armed Forces: Fireside Chat with Former Princess of Luxembourg about Her Military Career


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DEIB in the Armed Forces: Fireside Chat with Former Princess of Luxembourg about Her Military Career

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At 18, Dame Tessy Antony de Nassau was deployed to Kosovo with the Luxembourg military — as the only woman in her draft. Join her as she discusses her experience in the military, the importance of women representation in the armed forces, as well as her career trajectory since then, including her work with NATO.

Dame Tessy Antony de Nassau

Bridget Finkeldey

Dame Tessy Antony de Nassau is an award winning Social Entrepreneur, Business Woman, Philanthropist, UNAids Ambassador, Public Speaker, Activist, Medial Doctorate and PHD candidate and Mother. "Tessy is the Founder of the Global consultancy ‘ Finding Butterflies Consultancy Ltd’, a strategic communication firm which aims to be supporting governments, institutions and business leaders in Impact projects, educational campaigns, women inclusion, and conference attendance and organisation. Tessy is also an associate at LSEideas at the London School of Economics a global recognised educational institution in London. Tessy is also the Co-Founder of an investment vehicle which focuses on tech startups and renewable energies. Her commitments to education can be seen in her Charity, Professors Without Borders where she holds the title as President and Co-Founder– that brings top-level educators and global experts to the doorsteps of students worldwide, in order to develop talent. Moreover, Tessy is an ambassador for UNAIDS (Global Advocate for Young Women and Adolescent Girls) and is the patron to UNA-UK along with the creator of the UN Millennial goals Lord Malloch Brown. In the past, She spent five years in the Luxembourg military, during which she was deployed in Kosovo as a peacekeeper and only woman of her draft. Tessy is working on her medical doctorate and phd in integrative medicine at the moment. Tessy is the Co-Founder of the sustainable fashion brand called Human Highness. After an impeccable educational journey Tessy decided to put theory into practice. She actively promotes a number of issues, including global health and women’s rights. She is passionate about pushing her different agendas to benefit the Sustainable Development Goals and has committed her time and energy to furthering the work of organisations in which she believes in. Moreover, she is actively committed to strengthening basic human rights for all and empowering young women and adolescent girls around the world. She got bestowed the Dame Grand Cross of Order of Adolphe of Nassau from HRH Grand Duc Henri of Luxembourg. Moreover, she received the Woman of the Decade award from the Women Economic Forum in January 2017, the Humanities medal for spreading humanistic ideas worldwide and the Global Empowerment Award for her work in Africa. She was named “Leader of the Year 2019” by the Leadership Academy in Luxembourg. Tessy received her Honorary Doctorate for her work in and around education globally by the Paris College of Arts in May 2019.

Meg Alexander

Bridget Finkeldey

Meg Alexander joined the PowerToFly community as a job-seeker in 2014, eventually landing her first remote role working for PowerToFly's Delivery Team. Her professional experience includes roles as a Talent Advocate, Head of Purchasing for a window factory, audiobook publishing, & more than 5 years as a paralegal. She has a bachelor's degree in Art History from Indiana University (mint condition, never been used!), where she also earned a varsity letter for Women's Rowing. She loves DIY projects and will never say no to french fries. She lives in Toledo, OH with her husband Aaron, an engineering technician, and their dogs, Radar & Cake.

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