6 June, 2018 Aurélie Salvaire

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!

10 May, 2018 Aurélie Salvaire

After months of traveling in Asia and Oceania, we first landed back in Europe in the city of Berlin for a beautiful facilitators’ training of the Ashoka Changemaker Exchange community.

This beautiful moment in the middle of the countryside was the opportunity to get to know other fellow facilitators, discover new techniques and dive into non violent communication tools.

We took care of our well-being through different mindfulness practices, gratitude walks and appreciation circles.

It was a very special time that we all cherished very deeply!

26 April, 2018 Aurélie Salvaire

We ended our month of April in the capital of KPK province, at the border with Afghanistan for the 2018 edition of the Digital Youth Summit.

Started in 2014, the event is the opportunity to bring together the next generation of digital innovators in Pakistan. We gave a talk about the need to build a tech environment more inclusive of women (only 14% of the 2 days 70 speakers were female and most of the audience was also male). We also moderated a panel on the entrepreneurs below 30 (as is 60% of Pakistan’s 200 Million population…).

We even were at the first row to listen to the talk of the local hero, Imran Khan, former captain of the national cricket team who won the World Cup, and local politician running soon to be Prime Minister.

All the groupies were there!

After the talks, with the amazing Azima Dhanjee from ConnectHear and Saba Gul from Popinjay, two excellent tech entrepreneurs from Karachi, we roamed around the old bazar of the storytellers in Peshawar and hided inside the caranvanserails of the old city!

22 April, 2018 Aurélie Salvaire

At the end of April, we were back in Lahore for a few days to speak at the Women in Business 10th conference organized by Pakistan Society for Development and Training.

You can watch our talk there!

We met again with two beautiful athletes, Hajra Khan, captain of the Pakistan female football team and Rameesha Shahid, Pakistan’s first female kickboxing instructor!

And we also explored the old city with our Omani friend Lamya Al Haj!

Posing with the beautiful bag from our friend Hirra Babr from WARP. Check it out!

10 April, 2018 Aurélie Salvaire

When one dreams of quiet and peaceful nature, grandiose landscapes and progressive culture, which country comes to mind? New Zealand of course! With a young female pregnant Prime Minister and the first country to give women the right to vote in 1893! So we decided to explore this remote territory once and for all!

First we discovered the splendid mountains of the Southern Island, from Queenstown to Christchurch. And it was WOW!

After that, we landed in Wellington, the country’s capital on the Northern island to attend the New Frontiers event from the Edmund Hillary Fellowship. EHF is supporting a community of impact entrepreneurs, investors and changemakers to build meaningful solutions to global problems.

A basecamp for a better world!

We met so many passionate entrepreneurs during this week that we sincerely hope to be part of this community soon! Fingers crossed!

13 March, 2018 Aurélie Salvaire

Last month of March, we discovered the immense Australian continent for the first time!

We first landed in Western Australia, in Perth and ran a crazy session there with local innovators!

Then we visited the fabulous campus of UWA (University of Western Australia) and ran a session for their French club before meeting the members of the local French Alliance.

Then we crossed the whole country to go to Melbourne to talk to an architect group there about how to build cities for women.

And finally we landed in the beautiful city of Sydney where we presented the book to the local HEC alumni chapter before being a mentor and jury member of the first Australian Sextech Hackathon which was a lot of fun!!!

We definitely want to come back and discover all the cities we have missed as well as the rough outback! See you soon!

11 February, 2018 Aurélie Salvaire

During the months of January and February, we have been touring the country, delivering classes, workshops and talks on social activism and feminism to the young generation.

Our social activism class at Beaconhouse Defense Campus.

 

Kinnaird College

 

Training Asma Jahangir’s paralegal staff

 

Citischool Muslim Town Campus

KLF Panel

25 January, 2018 Aurélie Salvaire

On January 13th, we had the opportunity to visit HUBBA for the first time, the first and largest coworking in Thailand and we had a great conversation there with the local community! It was the occasion to share our book for the first time and to get feedback from local activists and entrepreneurs. Hopefully we will be back in Bangkok in the coming months for more activities!