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!
It was the opportunity to value the tiny moments of happiness.
Our opening talk was about the power of the heroines!
And our talk was beautifully summarized:
Watch the full video of the talk (in French) there:
We were back to Barcelona for a few days to present our book and run a storytelling workshop at Valkyria coworking space.
And we supported our friends from Factoria F5 through our training on gender stereotypes.
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!
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!
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.
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!