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Who am I




This little girl grew up in a communist country, Romania, where the norm was to keep one’s mouth shut to avoid troubles with the regime & the authority. 

Whilst she was lucky to live in a loving family, the youngest of 4 siblings and with a mother who always encouraged her, this little girl wasn’t afraid to respectfully challenge the status quo & express her different opinions, either in her family against having to pose in this picture, or in school for having to regularly start a sports class at 7 am.

Whilst living in a country with limited personal resources, the communism taught this little girl to find creative solutions, the power of paying attention, of questioning the rules & suggesting changes to frameworks to become more inclusive. And the power of persistence. Like when, after her 1st year at Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, she was offered the opportunity to represent the City of #Sibiu at a conference on languages in #Austria, and her family didn’t have the money to pay for her flight ticket. She didn’t give up! She visited different local companies and convinced them to sponsor her ticket. Probably it’s for this reason that, for 10 years already, she has been offering scholarships in her home city to the best students. 


This little girl has followed her dreams & created 4 companies in 3 different countries, published several books, games& pedagogical materials, available in #Luxembourg, her country of adoption.

This little girl has co-founded the most important women organizations in Luxembourg, to give a voice to women entrepreneurs & inspiring leaders who are role models in their communities: in 2004 - the FFCEL / Fédération des Femmes Cheffes d’Entreprises de Luxembourg, in 2007 - Femmes Leaders du Luxembourg, in 2009 - Inspiring Wo-Men. And in 2013 she became the only woman from Luxembourg to have been awarded by EIGE the title of “Woman Inspiring Europe”.

This little girl then had the courage to enter local politics. She even became the 1st Romanian candidate in Luxembourg-city’s elections & the 1st foreigner to join the leadership of a political party in Luxembourg, CSV, where she is currently deputy General Secretary. She is also the 1st & only foreigner in the Board of the biggest association promoting the national language of her new country, Actioun Lëtzebuergesch, eis Sprooch, which is celebrating next month their 50th anniversary.

She remained modest, humble & grateful for everything she has achieved and also for what she didn’t achieve, but taught her powerful lessons.


This little girl is me. 

From that year when I’ve asked companies to help me make happen my 1st trip abroad, I now lead since 2004 my own company, Languages.lu, and am supporting other people  in their quests to change their lives & pursue their dreams. 


Why am I sharing my story with you?

Because, according to Inspiring Girls International, more than 90% of girls feel they have higher personal & career aspirations after following inspirational women on social media. 

#thislittlegirlisme 

#inspiringgirlsinternational #inspiringwomen #womensupportingwomen



Daniela Lacramioara (Clara) Moraru
Consultant in strategy, entrepreneur
Romanian & Luxembourgish, living in Luxembourg - Merl

EDUCATION:
University of Luxembourg, Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences - PhD candidate, February 2021 - to present
• INSEAD, Advanced Management Programme, November 2016
INSEAD, Advanced Industrial Marketing Programme, April 2016
INSEAD, Competitive Strategy Programme, November 2015
INSEAD, International Directors Programme Certified, January – October 2015
Sacred Heart University, John F. Welch College of Business, Master of Business Administration, double concentration in Marketing and International Business, 2003
Lucian Blaga University Sibiu, Engineering Faculty, Master in Management, thesis in Quality Management, 2001
Lucian Blaga University Sibiu, Letters, History and Journalism Faculty, B.A., Philology, 1999
Spiru Haret Theoretical High School, Foreign languages, Russian – French, 1995

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
National expert for Luxembourg, Ecorys, Nederland: research for the European Commision on the topics of Banktrupcy and second chance, Internationalisation of SMEs, 2014
Founder & CEO, Group Moraru sàrl: Languages.lu (language courses, translation and interpreting), Inspiring Wo-Men Business Club (a private club aimed at empowering, supporting and giving visibility to members), Leadership Academy (a one-day leadership forum) and Fête des Langues et Cultures (a regional fair dedicated to language providers and learners) 03/2009 – to present
Founder & CEO, Outsourcing Partners Ltd (based in London and Luxembourg) 08/2003 – 12/2013
Lecturer, International Marketing and International Management, University of Cooperative Education, Mosbach 2004 - 2008
Academic Affairs Assistant, Sacred Heart University, Jack Welch College of Business, Luxembourg campus, part time 06/2001 – 08/2003
Project Manager, European Institute for Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe, Luxembourg, part time 06-09/2002 & 04-07/2000
Founder & Co-owner, Transylvania Tours, Sibiu, Romania 2001-2002
Project Manager, Luxembourg City Tourist Office, Luxembourg, part time 04-08/2002
Marketing & Business Development Assistant, Cargolux Airlines S.A., Luxembourg, 09-12/2001
Project Manager, Ministry of Culture, National Heritage Office Luxembourg, 01-07/2001 and 1998-2004   (House of Luxembourg project in Sibiu + Luxembourgish language in Transylvania)
Director, Youth Information Center INFOcenter Sibiu, Romania, 2000–2001
PR Officer, International Jazz Festival, Sibiu, Romania, 2000
Owner & Director, Chinese Restaurant “Drumul matasii” Sibiu, Romania, 08/1999 – 03/2000
PR Officer, International Theatre Festival & Cultural Student Center Sibiu, Romania, 1997 – 1999
Project Assistant, University Lucian Blaga Sibiu, Romania, 1996 – 2000
Member of the Board of Directors, Cultural Students Center Sibiu, Romania, 1998
Journalist and Project Assistant, Romanian Broadcasting, Sibiu department, 1997 – 1998

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE
Deputy Secretary General of the Christian Social Popular Party (CSV, part of EPP) since May 2021
Member of the Christian Social Popular Party (CSV, part of EPP) since August 2016
Political candidate in the local elections in Luxembourg-city, October 2017
Member of the National Committee of CSV, December 2018 - to present
Member of the National Committee of CSF (the Women's organization), December 2018 - to present
Member of the Committee of CSF for the Center region, December 2018 - to present
President of CSV International (the section welcoming members with an international/foreign origin), December 2018 - to present
Member of PNL Romania (the political party of Klaus Iohannis, part of EPP) since 2015
Founder & President, PNL Luxembourg, 2016, Member of BPJ PNL Diaspora, 2016

HONORS AND AWARDS:
2013 “Woman Inspiring Europe” – elected by the European Institute for Gender Equality of the European Commission
2011 Following numerous charity projects, among which “Support the education” (through which she is offering IT equipment to Romanian schools and high schools), Spiru Haret National College from Tecuci (Romania) has named their IT labs “Clara Moraru” which were officially inaugurated on the 22nd of March 2012
2010 In recognition of Ms. Moraru’s success story, the City of Tecuci and Spiru Haret National College from Tecuci (Romania) have created the “Clara Moraru scholarship” which is awarded every year to the Romanian students with the best results at the international and national competitions.
2003 Dean’s Award for Service, Sacred Heart University, John F. Welch College of Business
2002-2003 International Scholarship – Ministry of External Affairs and Cooperation, Luxembourg
2002 International Scholarship - Ministry of Culture, Higher Education and Research, Luxembourg
2001 International Scholarship - Ministry of Culture, Higher Education and Research, Luxembourg
2000 Research scholarship - Ministry of Culture, Higher Education and Research, Luxembourg

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE:
President of the Board of Directors of Sacred Heart Alumni Association, Luxembourg, 2004-2010, 2012-2013
Member of the Board of Directors, Executive Club Luxembourg, 2012 to present
Member of ILA (Institut Luxembourgeois des Administrateurs), 2013 to present, Member of the Training Commission, 2016 to present
Member of Cercle Munster Luxembourg, 2010 to present
Member of GUBERNA (Institut Belge des Administrateurs), 2013 to present
Founding President of the Board of Directors of Femmes Leaders du Luxembourg, 2007-2010
Founding member of the Federation of Women Entrepreneurs of Luxembourg, and first PR, press and events responsible, 2004
Member of the Board of Directors of the American Business Association Luxembourg (ABAL/Amcham), 2004 – 2008
Member of the Board of Directors of the British Chamber of Commerce to Luxembourg, 2007 – 2010
Founding President of the Board of Directors of the International Cultural Association ICAR Sibiu, 1997 – to 2002
Founding member of the Town-twinning Association Sibiu - Rennes, Sibiu, since 1999
Member of the Board of Directors of the Cultural Students Center, Sibiu, Romania, 1998
Founding member, International Association 'Friends of Emil Cioran' (Romanian philosopher), Sibiu, since 1997
Founding member of the National Association of Teachers, Romania, since 1997
Member of the University Business Association, Lucian Blaga University, Sibiu, 1997
Member of the local association 'Friends of the books', Tecuci, 1994

PUBLICATIONS:
Leadership féminin au Grand-Duché de Luxembourg (2009)
Women leadership in Luxembourg and the Greater Region (2010)
100 expressions you need to master in Luxembourgish (2015)
Wie sinn ech? Who am I? (2016)
365 days to learn Luxembourgish / 365 jours pour apprendre le luxembourgeois (2016)
Déi bescht Lëtzebuerger Spréch (2017)
Meng éischt 100 Wierder (2017)

HOBBIES:
Cuban salsa, painting, travel, photography

FOREIGN LANGUAGES:
Romanian mother tongue
French understanding, speaking, writing, reading – very well
English understanding, speaking, writing, reading – very well
Spanish understanding, speaking, writing – very good, reading – very well
Luxembourgish understanding, speaking, writing, reading – medium
Italian understanding, reading – very well, speaking, writing – medium
German understanding, speaking, writing, reading – medium
Russian understanding, speaking, writing, reading – little
Hebrew understanding, speaking, writing, reading – little

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2 comments

  1. hello Daniela
    Thank you very much for coming to our school ISJ primary last week. We so enjoyed your story and it is a treat to have a real live author visit us here in Luxembourg.
    Just wondering if you have received the payment for Danilo and Mihajlo KNEZEVIC for their copy of your book? If so could you let us know how we could collect it from you?
    Best wishes
    Ceril PENN P2 class teacher EN section

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    1. hello, Ceril, thanks a lot for your kind words. I enjoyed so much meeting the children and also their questions, they are amazing!
      I received the payments and sent them their books yesterday already at the address linked to their payment. They should receive the book on Friday or latest on Monday.
      I'll come back next year if you invite me :-)
      Warm regards,
      Clara Moraru.

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