Co-fondatrice & Directrice
6 years experience in LGBT and Diversity & Inclusion. BA Policital Science and MA International Affairs from the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva (IHEID). Founded first social enterprise (BEYOUNETWORK, formerly LGBT Youth Switzerland) at age 24 and first tech startup (includeed.com) at 29. Distinguished Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum in 2014 and Winner of the 2nd Prize and Public Choice Award at Ashoka Social Entrepreneurship Competition (2014). Speaker at various conferences, amongst which the 2015 Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, TEDxLausanne, the Global Entrepreneurship Week in Geneva. Panel on Social Values with President François Hollande and Marc Benioff, CEO Salesforce, World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos. Panel on the Future of Inclusion in Europe, World Economic Forum Meeting in Davos alongside Stefan Löfven (Prime Minister of Sweden), Carlos Moedas (Commissioner European Commission), Kieron Boyle (UK Cabinet Office) and Noreena Hertz (University College London).
Responsable Fundraising, Finance & Admin
et Responsable Développement Programme Entreprises
MBA Entrepreneurship, School of Management of Fribourg. Special focus on Growth and Innovation. Master thesis on Business Model Innovation. Coach Ashoka Switzerland Social Entrepreneurship Competition (2014). His vision: entrepreneurial skills at the benefit of social or environmental change. He is in charge of R&D and finance.
Coordinatrice du Programme Jeunesse
After starting off my « BEYOUNETWORK adventure » as a volunteer in 2010, I was gradually given more and more responsibilities. Now that I have finished my Master’s degree in Social and Applied Psychology, I am very excited by my new post as Responsible for the Youth Program! It is with great pleasure that I discover every day the wonderful possibilities that the inclusion of diversity and gender open up!
Coordinatrice du Programme Jeunesse pour la Suisse alémanique
Hoang Anh Nguyen
Software Developer Programme Entreprises
Après ma participation au premier événement de BE YOU NETWORK en 2010 à Bern, j’ai eu l’envie de faire bouger les choses !
Depuis 2012, je suis membre du comité de Juragai (association homosexuelle mixte de l’arc jurassien), j’ai participé à l’organisation de la deuxième gay pride jurassienne, créé une campagne d’affichage contre l’homophobie et la transphobie, organisé des actions de sensibilisation dans les écoles et pleins d’autres événements sur les thématiques LGBTI. J’ai toujours axé mes actions sur les jeunes en phase de coming out qui vivent souvent des moments forts.
Je suis heureux de faire partie de l’aventure BE YOU NETWORK pour construire une société à l’écoute des besoins de chacun.
Je suis assistant en soins et santé communautaire en hôpital depuis 2011. J’ai depuis toujours de l’intérêt pour aider et servir mon prochain. En complément de mon travail, je cherchais à faire du bénévolat dans une association à but social et j’ai tout de suite trouvé le bon équilibre avec BE YOU NETWORK. Les thématiques LGBT m’ont toujours intéressées et j’ai décidé de m’engager à fond pour faire comprendre ce sujet aux gens et qu’enfin chacun puisse vivre en étant lui-même !
Un pays où chacun avec ses différence peut vivre en harmonie est un doux rêve qu’il faut tenter de rendre réel.
I am a Social Worker with a Bachelor in Social Work studies, and I also took an optional module in Gender Studies.
Member of the Equality and diversity for young people between 18 and 30 platform (Projet D) in the French-part of Switzerland and member of the prevention team in the Vogay association (French Association of people who are concerned with homosexuality issues) in Lausanne, I love giving my time for social projects. I wish that we can open people’s minds and hearts together, for a better inclusion of diversity and gender, allowing everybody to be completely themselves, everywhere in Switzerland.
Nos BE YOU TRAINERs
Amélie Aeschlimann Julien Rondez Julio Rey
Laurent Gaillard Sylvain Cabrol Tanya Moser
Former Head D&I KPMG and 2012 London Olympics
Hertford College Scholar, Oxford; Fulbright Scholar, Harvard. Started career in advertising. Has worked in consultancy and communications in several countries worldwide. 2004-07, established and led the workplace inclusion team at lead UK LGBT organization Stonewall. Former Head of Diversity and Inclusion for London Olympics 2012. Currently, Visiting Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School. Fellow, Royal Society of Arts. Vice-President, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Recipient of the 2010 Peter Robertson Award for Equality and Diversity Champions. Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum. Expertise: leadership, communications and inclusion.
Directeur Exécutif de Arcus Foundation et Ancien Vice-Ministre Adjoint à l’Education sous l’Administration Obama
Assistant Deputy Secretary for the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools at the U.S. Department of Education from 2009-11. Currently Executive Director of the Arcus Foundation. Jennings holds degrees from Harvard University, Columbia University’s Teachers College, and the Stern School of Business at New York University. He became a teacher and was named one of fifty « Terrific Teachers Making a Difference » by the Edward Calesa Foundation, he also came out as gay to his students. In 1990 he founded the Gay and Lesbian Independent School Teachers Education Network (later changed to the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network), which seeks to end discrimination, harassment, and bullying based on sexual orientation and gender identity. In 1992 he was named co-chair of the Education Committee of the Governor’s Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth in Massachusetts. Jennings has authored six books on gay rights and education, including one which won the Lambda Literary Award.
Head of Impact Evaluation, Quadia Impact Investing
Head of Impact Evaluation at Quadia, an impact investment management company based in Geneva, Sophie is in charge of the impact measurement of the portfolio, as well as the impact assessment of new business opportunities. Before integrating Quadia, Sophie worked at IGNIA, a pioneering impact investing fund in Mexico, as well as an Advocacy Officer at World Vision in Paris. She has a Master’s degree in International Public Management from the Paris School of International Affairs of Sciences Po. She is advising Includeed on the financing and structuring of the company, as well as on the impact evaluation of the operations.
Disability Inclusion, International Labour Organization (ILO)
As a technical officer at the International Labour Organization, Jürgen provides advice to the organization’s constituents, including employers’ organizations, on issues of recruitment, retention and professional development of persons with disabilities. Previously, he had been working at the Austrian Federation of the Blind and Partially Sighted as its officer for international cooperation. He holds a master’s degree in economics from Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona and one in political science from Leibniz University, Hanover.
Worked for 10 years in Paris as a solicitor in real estate. Chief Operating Officer in a financial boutique firm. Today she is passionate about entrepreneurship and loves to help bridge the gap between economics and social ventures. Co-chair Organisation of Women in International Trade (OWIT), Lake Geneva section. Caroline holds diplomas in English Law, is a graduate French solicitor and completed an executive MBA in Corporate Finance at HEC Lausanne.
Founder & former Managing Director, Accenture Development Partnerships
Gib Bulloch is Founder and former Executive Director of Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP), a corporate social enterprise hosted within Accenture. Since 2013, ADP has brought Accenture’s business and technology expertise to the international development sector on a not-for-profit basis and has championed the concept of cross sector convergence. ADP has gained recognition as a pioneering new business model through various prestigious awards and is featured in an INSEAD MBA Teaching Case on social innovation. Gib is a regular blogger and speaker on cross-sectoral partnerships/convergence and has played a key role in promoting the emerging concept of social intrapreneurship. In 2008, he was named as the Sunday Times sponsored Management Consultant of the Year in the Best Partner/Director category.