What is in Store for 2022?

So many are writing articles about new year’s resolutions, making this next year the year for success, changing habits, moving forward…. Doing. Doing. Doing! ™   But what if? What if when no one is watching you… what are you really doing? In fact, Congruency is what shapes your character! So instead of just setting…

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If life throws you lemons, make lemonade!

If life throws you lemons, make lemonade!* For a SME company to survive in these difficult times, #agility to change, #disruption of business models to include #sustainability and create precious #partnerships are fundamental. Professor Challagalla from IMD, lists the 7 tests of a good strategy, that include agility and sustainability, those buzz words! Here are…

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Resilience.

Looking for a job is a full-time job these days. It becomes very frustrating. Job descriptions today are long, very detailed, they really want a lot of qualifications and competencies for each position. You scout the internet, see a position that you feel you may fit, and you start the work. Modifying the CV to…

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Vice-President Fondation Artists-Way

I am delighted to accept the position  of  Vice-President on the Board of  The Fondation Artists-Way, and join a team of Art enthusiasts to promote artists in Switzerland. I hope to bring my energy and networking contacts to establish partnerships for the Foundation here in Switzerland and internationally. Clic for more information

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Mama

My dearest Mama passed away in my arms the 22 October 2016. She died after living valiantly with cancer for over 6 years. I miss her alot. I miss our skype conversations. I miss her force to be always positive even when things were difficult. I miss her energy to bring out the best of…

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MultiPotentialite

Watching Emilie TEDx talk, made me feel assured. For many years I have been searching to know who am I. I have always known, but how to express to others who you are is not an easy task amongst all the specialists. I am a MULTIPOTENTIALITE Over the years I come to realise that I…

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Public Speaking

My First TEDx Speech in 2013. I was very honoured to do my first TEDX Speech in Geneva 2013 for TEDx GENEVA WOMEN. It was held at the HEID in Geneva and I would like to thank everyone for all their kind help and technical help of getting this video edited and published. I would…

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Dananjaya, An admirable speaker

Dananjaya J Hettiarachchi is a public speaker that has inspired me. In this talk he speaks of Momentum, movement to fight fear and sense of poverty. By changing your environment, you start to move forward in your life. Spend time with those that will inspire you to move forward to achieve your vision of sucess.…

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Pure Oud Pure Luxury

I am so excited to share that I am helping to launch a very special brand called Fragrance du Bois in Paris on the 29th February. Fragrance Du Bois is a brand that comes from nature, crafted by French perfumers to create the most fabulous fragrances all using 100% pure and biological Oud harvested from…

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Is Unisex not Gender Free?

It seems that Coty is launching its new gender-free fragrance under the Calvin Klein brand as it looks to target the millennial generation with a minimalist design and dual-faceted scent. According to Executive Vice President Camillo Pane, the ck2 fragrance is “a new gender-free fragrance that celebrates the endless possibilities of modern connections between two…

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Paris and Love

Love Yes we have all been affected by the tragedy in Paris, and the realisation that we are vulnerable. Fear has entered our souls with a note of defiance! No we are not afraid! The after thought is that of LOVE. Loving each other, loving our neighbour, most of all we are missing love. Without…

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10 Questions to Ask Before Joining a Board

  There is growing recognition of the importance of the role of the Board, both in driving performance and keeping the organisation safe and legal.  Boards are putting more effort into checking out potential new directors before bringing them into… Source: www.leadinggovernance.com And remember you can say No to the position too! See on Scoop.it…

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Fund seeks share of prosperity for female-focused firms

One of the major causes of the financial crash of 2008 was the insularity of the “good old boys” network on Wall Street, says Sallie Krawcheck. The former Citigroup CFO has started a socially responsibly stock mutual fund that promotes the world’s 400 most female-focused firms. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports. Continue reading → Source:…

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The vunerability of singing

Yesterday, admist the Tuscany hills, in the medievil village of Montecarlo, I had the overwhelming experience of singing to family, friends and fellow maestros. The precious moment was shared with a great pianist Paul Lay. Although I did not find the courage to sing with all my heart, I managed to keep the notes and…

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The glass precipice

See on Scoop.it – Performance On Boards Fiorina, forced out A MERE 5% of the chief executives of the world’s biggest companies are women. And they are more likely to be sacked than their more numerous… See on www.economist.com

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EurActiv.com | ..

See on Scoop.it – Performance On Boards EurActiv.com | .. Helen Forlani‘s insight: Quotas or No Quotas, that is the question, The answer is just for More Women On Board! See on m.euractiv.com

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Finally, a Woman on the ECB Board

See on Scoop.it – Performance On Boards I participated in an “Online Citizen’s Dialogue” yesterday evening with Viviane Reding, Vice President of the European Commission (that’s me on the bottom right). I made it through a whole qualific… Helen Forlani‘s insight: And so slowly but surely gender equlity gap in the ECB is reduced. Bravo for…

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Ad Takes Off Online: Less Doll, More Awl

See on Scoop.it – Women Have it All The extensive Rube Goldberg machine in a viral video ad from a start-up toy company called GoldieBlox has a simple goal: show girls they can become engineers. Helen Forlani‘s insight: Ah YES Girls can be engineers, I just love it, will definitely buy for the grand-daughters See…

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Women on Boards – Progress to date…

See on Scoop.it – Performance On Boards Following on from our recent post which discussed Women on Boards, here is an update on the progress made to date. According to Vince Cable the latest figures for Women on Boards show that female r… See on talkingbusinessblog.gateleyuk.com

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R.I.P. Work-Life Balance

See on Scoop.it – Women Have it All Women have spent years chasing the elusive concept of a perfect work-life balance — and never finding it. Smart companies are changing the conversation to energy management and fulfillment, and both women and men are benefitting. See on www.forbes.com

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Vers une Europe plus féminine?

See on Scoop.it – Performance On Boards 2012 n’a pas été une année faste pour les femmes en Europe. Pas de nouvelle femme élue à la tête d’un Etat ou d’un gouvernement, pas de femme non plus à la Banque Centrale européenne, des obstacles en tous genres pour vider de sa substance… Helen Forlani‘s insight:…

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Females add diversity to boards – FT.com

See on Scoop.it – Performance On Boards The drive to get more women on to FTSE boards is leading to greater diversity of experience, with new entrants coming from a variety of backgrounds, research has revealed. Helen Forlani‘s insight: And we keep reading this, over and over again! See on www.ft.com

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Three Myths About Joining a Board

See on Scoop.it – Performance On Boards The best and most fulfilling professional development experiences of my career have come from serving on nonprofit boards. When I speak with professionals about the opportunity they usually say that See on www.linkedin.com

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8.000 mujeres se ofrecen como consejeras

See on Scoop.it – Performance On Boards Escuelas de negocios de la UE lanzan un registro de profesionales preparadas para los consejos de administración. Las empresas lo aplauden pero se resisten a las cuotas Helen Forlani‘s insight: All over Europe, one is talking of the 8000 Global Board Ready Women, here in Spain See on…

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It is Not Easy

Until you’ve found pain, you won’t reach the cure Until you’ve given up life, you won’t unite with the supreme soul Until you’ve found fire inside yourself, like the Friend, You won’t reach the spring of life. Rumi   I am awake to the pain that has entered and overtaken my body. This is so…

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Cleaning the Clutter

Hello, The sun is shining and this always gives me a smile, I want to go out and sing the joy. Well one month has past since the thrilling course at IMD. At the end of the course I found myself imagining a Rosebud, beautiful but closed. One can see that it will be a…

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Where to start? At the begining!

I recently attended IMD to participate in an extraordinary course of Leadership. I was fortunate to have won the Career Woman’s Forum/IMD Award and I thank them for choosing my project. I will of course share this project. This past week has been very moving from many points of view. Firstly because I had the…

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