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Laura Westring

Speechwriter

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Laura Westring is a writer and Leadership Communications Consultant who leads Public Affairs at Amiqus, a tech for good company. During her career in the European Union, her work to help young women gain positive leadership skills was recognized by Barack Obama when the White House requested that she introduce the President’s Address to European Youth during his 2014 visit to Brussels. Laura’s speech made headlines and later that year, she became the youngest political speechwriter at the European Commission. Ronald de Bruin included a chapter about her impact in his book Twenty-First Century Leadership for EU Institutions. After the European Union membership referendum in 2016, Laura returned to Scotland to work with profit for purpose companies. She believes trends in speech making are an important indication of the health of democracy and occasionally provides news commentary. Laura is currently working on a number of writing, teaching and broadcasting projects at various stages of development and is also a trustee of the John Byrne Award.

“It is my hope that young people who are yet to consider themselves as the enhancers of democracy discover the power of their voices and heed the call to participate in the movements that matter to them most.”

Learn more about Laura´s Landecker Democracy Fellowship project here.

You can find Laura’s Blog here and you can visit The Caledonia School of Speech Writing here.

 

Updated June 2021

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