My journey to success through leadership

Speaker: Elize Dimare – CEO & Founder of Fire & Shield, Leadership Expert and Entrepreneur, M.Sc Engineering, Ph.D., MBA

Time: November 7th, 2018 at 4 pm.

Location: Canteen, Niels Bohr Institute, Blegdamsvej 17, Copenhagen

Registration via this form.


One of our recent members in Women in Physics is a seasoned leadership expert, leader and entrepreneur : Elize Dimare. She is a senior executive with almost 20 years leadership experience from direct and indirect management positions. With a background in engineering, an MBA and a Ph.D. in Organizational Development, Elize can, not only uniquely bridge technical and commercial needs but also she has first-hand experience on leadership in tech. Needless to say, Elize is a firm believer in the power of excellence in leadership, and that today’s leaders should have as their primary objective is to increase performance by bringing out the best in each and every individual. Elize herself made the transition from academia to the private sector after her Ph.D. work and can contribute with learning from both sectors.

For the past 2 years Elize has built an independent business,  practicing leadership training, consulting, and one-to-one development of leadership talents and seasoned leaders. Her strategies are based on her proprietary leadership methodology FIRE & SHIELD which she co-developed with Johnny Sørensen. See for more.

The FIRE & SHIELD methodology is available as e-book (English version) from ibooks and amazon. It will be published in Danish by end November from Varius Business under the title “When leadership creates success – Fire & Shield”, (da: Når ledelse skaber success – Fire & Shield).

When asked why she chose to join Women in Physics and volunteer to speak on November 7th, Elize’s answer is clear: “I find it truly rewarding to guide and inspire the next generation of leaders, especially when it comes to women leaders in tech. My generation suffered from too few role models, and we need to take it upon us to help leveling the playing field for fair competition. No question that women leaders have to live up to the same standards as the men – but the playing field is no even and the competition is often not fair, because women don’t always understand the rule book, which was designed by men. But I wish to inspire men and women alike and help shape the next generation of leaders”.