IMPACT & CHANGE
Driven to act and improve the world I see around myself, I’ve been seeking to make an impact and empower communities for the past 10 years.
Across the years, I’ve exercised my changemaker muscles by leading or facilitating innovation and connections in areas such as healthcare, education, economic development, and sustainability; using (digital) tech, marketing & communication and events as my weapons in places such as France, India, and Italy.
Each time, my focus has been on engaging & empowering the end beneficiary as well as to place her at the center of the relevant ecosystems.
I have directly empowered over 500 creators and entrepreneurs, organized hundreds of events, reached over 40 million people with my company’s content and empowered users to contribute an estimate of over 3 million euros to local businesses in Venice
Thankfully, my experiences working and volunteering across sectors, industries and geographies, the pursuit of personal or shared initiatives, the development of an online presence and of local communities led me to meet people who empowered me greatly.
A few key interactions with successful leaders who are changing the world their way (Ruchi Dass, James Mathews, Anu Acharya, Dr. Homero Rivas..) and were seeing some potential in me, gave me the strength to focus on developing my potential as a social entrepreneur, ditching the comfort of payrolls even with MBA debts left to pay.
Since I took the leap in 2013, I have embarked on a journey of entrepreneurship, innovation and impact, and I have never looked back.
Together with my drive to change the world using business, innovation & entrepreneurship as vehicles, I have skills that come in handy.
I’m tech-savvy, have a talent for strategy & communication, a knack for design,digital marketing and branding, a thirst for learning and an outgoing attitude. I am a lateral and systemic-thinker in love with intercultural and multi-disciplinary contexts. My nature makes me keep on top of trends, see the big picture and not be afraid to think big (I’m trying to reinvent systems, remember?).
I share my time between Venice and Paris. I’m fluent in French, English, and Italian and lived in France, India, Italy, and for a short period in Thailand and the US.
I’m well-traveled and proud of my family background which is as French as it is Malagasy.
TO INNOVATE AND CREATE SOLUTIONS TO OUR BIGGEST PROBLEMS
TO EMPOWER AND SUPPORT OTHER INNOVATORS, ARTISTS AND ENTREPRENEURS
TO SHARE MY KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
Below are my main activities, together with the services through which I empower leaders and entrepreneurs and about which you can learn more here. To see the other things I am up to and what I have done in the past, I invite you to check my Linkedin Profile and follow me on Twitter
Venezia Autentica is an impact-driven startup tackling one of our cities most pressing challenges: the negative impact of too much tourism.
We leverage digital technology & new media to make tourism truly beneficial both for visitors and local communities, focusing on changing mindsets & behaviors and facilitating the transfer of money directly from visitors to micro and small local businesses.
Our goal is to make tourism a win-win experience where we increase the retention of tourism revenue in urban destinations while improving visitors’ experience.
We do so to halt the impoverishment and displacement of the local residents and consequently preserve unique cultures, heritages, environment and ways of life.
We are currently piloting and active in Venice, Italy and planning on expanding to other cities in the future, through our global ‘brand’ Overtourism Solution.
After four years creating a tourism beneficial to visitors, residents and the destination in Venice, Italy, we are now launching Overtourism Solution.
This new initiative is part of an exciting time for our organisation as we seek to transfer our knowledge and experience to more destinations around the world.
Tourism needs fixing and we are looking to collaborate with individuals and organizations of all kinds to transform tourism in a driver of sustainable development. Read more about us here
Role: Digital Ambassador
Appointed by the European Commission to be a Digital Ambassador for the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) – the biggest event dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe and to advocate for this year’s theme ‘Energy for the European Green Deal’ and the EU’s energy and climate objectives.
The context for EUSEW 2020 comes after the adoption of the ‘Clean Energy for all Europeans’ package, the 2050 Energy Union long-term strategy and Chile COP25 in Madrid.
I believe in collaboration, integration, open innovation and knowledge sharing, and therefore commit myself to online publishing, expert commenting & community building. I am part of a few experts’ communities and have been invited to contribute as a writer to a few publications (more on this soon). I actively lead the creation, animation and development of a community of social innovators. I am also planning on creating a new initiative aiming to catalyze innovations and co-creations in order to empower other entrepreneurs & innovators to overcome the obstacles that we are all facing on our way to making an impact.
HERE A 3 WAYS WE COULD GET STARTED!