Shiftbalance’s second time participating in the JUMP Forum was a success!
This past spring we ran a Storytelling Workshop at JUMP Paris. This autumn, in addition to the Storytelling workshop, we delivered a keynote speech our work in women’s empowerment and gender balance and participated in a round table called “Women Are Heroes”.
Round Table “Women are Heroes” moderator Marie Allibert (JUMP) (left to right) and participants Marie-Sophie Obama (Professional basketball player, President of Lyon ASVEL féminin), Pierre-Yves Ginet (Co-founder and PDG Femmes Ici et Ailleurs), Patric Jean (Producer, author of “Les hommes veulent ils l’égalité”), and Aurélie Salvaire of Shiftbalance.
During the Storytelling workshop, JUMP participants not only learned the important power of Storytelling but also the key factors which make a story influential.
After individual and group crafting and collaboration, participants shared their short story pitches. We believe that every woman has the confidence and capability of telling their compelling stories to any audience.
JUMP is always full of inspirational and influential individuals, from those specialized in women’s empowerment to others who come from various corporations to learn more about promoting gender equality in their workplace. We need to keep exchanging ideas and challenging one another to take the next step in advancing women in the world!
Two great visits in one city!
First we visited the Sparknews Positive Innovation Club to give a business pitch to an audience of top executives and inspiring project leaders. Sparknews mission is to amplify positive impact initiatives. They organize every year the Impact Journalism Day sharing positive stories on June 20th.
It was a rich experience of developing more inclusive practices, considering our short and long term business plans, and sharing our diverse experiences and backgrounds with each other.
Next up: the London office of Schibsted, an international media group. We presented tips for and examples on creating a women’s network in a company.
With the various Women’s Networks like Lean In Circles, or Affinity Groups and Inclusion Councils, we talked about the strengths and weaknesses of each method.
We love to see companies like Sparknews and Schibsted actively working to diversify and include all people in their workplace. Representation and equitable practices are especially important in the field of media where their work will impact people all around the world.
Last Monday, October 10 we were in Helsinki, Finland visiting the GODESS Institute at the Hanken School of Economics.
GODESS researches and develops areas of gender, organisation, diversity, equality, and social sustainability in transnational times.
Kamilla Sultanova (left), Aurélie Salvaire (center), Leila Gharavi (right)
Kamilla Sultanova recorded a Facebook live video with Aurélie and Leila Gharavi who was responsible for organizing this event. We discussed Balance the World!, the importance of new stories by women and for women, and the need for more changemakers to become leaders in our communities! Check it out here.
Thank you for having us at Hanken! We’re looking forward to some day visitingUzbekistan with Kamilla!
Mid-September, we launched our first power bootcamp in a gorgeous location in the Swiss Alps!
It was the opportunity to gather amazing women from all over Europe to learn about storytelling, public speaking and leadership skills.
Three days of an immersive sisterhood experience in an exceptional location: what best to start the year?
We started the month of September in a beautiful location: the H-Farm incubator, an amazing innovation platform situated in the countryside, a few kilometers away from Venice.
We were invited to speak at the first edition of Future Shots, an event dedicated to future trends and technology.
In this context, we were delighted to stress again the importance of diversity in technology in order to shape a future inclusive of all of us.
During the hottest month of August, we were supporting the initiative of the TILC, the Toulouse International Ladies Cup for its second edition! The feminine teams of Paris Saint Germain, Montpellier, Bayern Munich and Arsenal were competing in Toulouse during 2 full days!
Photo credits: the amazing Dana Roesinger. Check her work here: https://www.danaroesiger.com/
We were also invited to give a talk to the local community about gender stereotypes in the sports field…
Apparently we were having a good time with Hajra Khan, the captain of the Pakistani female football team… 🙂
We pursued our Asian tour in Indonesia where we presented our book at the Pecha Kucha night organized by the Hubud coworking in Ubud.
20 slides in 20 seconds each to explain how to balance the world! Video coming soon!
And we finished the month in the beautiful city of Hong Kong, where the local Alliance Française hosted a conversation about our new book Balance the World!
We exchanged with the local community on the stereotypes that are still shaping us and we were lucky enough to have a great article in the Petit Journal. Feel free to read it!
At the end of June, we landed in the Philippines, the Asian country which is the best ranked in terms of gender equity to speak at the She for She event organized by the French Embassy!
It was the opportunity to meet amazing women entrepreneurs, artists and activist from Philippines!
It was a great moment and we hope to be back in Philippines very soon!
Beginning of June, we were in Brussels for the 2018 edition of the European Development Days.
And we were proud to present our book to the local NGOs and activists!
We had different interviews with media.
And we were also part of the great panel Catch up with #HerNarrative! A new role for media in women’s empowerment. You can check online the recording of our exchange there!
Read the article about our work in Le Journal du Dimanche!