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Calendar 2021:

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Valérie Baschet

President, 
Meaneo, France.

Valerie is usually described by her team as a leader who cares. She assesses her own performance by the level of engagement of her teams around a vision and a strategy along with how she led them to a common success. After more than 10 years leading commercial divisions and a strategic business unit of a mutibillion US company, Valerie has decided to dedicate her time to what she does best: helping leaders find their own solutions, growing in humanity and coherence, with people recognised as the core value and engine of an organization. A Graduate of HEC Paris, she has significant international experience having directly managed teams in North America, Asia and Europe. She has lived in Taiwan, Germany, Dubai, Hong Kong and Switzerland.

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June, 2021

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Marianna Vintiadis 
Co-Founder and CEO 36Brains,Technology-driven investigations.

Marianna set up 36 Brains leveraging on her experience as Southern European head of a leading American corporate intelligence firm.Over the last twenty years, she has led some of the most delicate and high profile private intelligence operations of our time. Additionally, Marianna’s love for technology made her a pioneer of cyber investigations in  the Italian market, just as she had earlier done with computer forensics Marianna is keen to share her knowledge and experience and, as such, sits on the Advisory Board of Transparency International and on the Global Advisory Board of the Centre for International Business and Management at Queens’ College, Cambridge.

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May, 2021

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Margaret Naggujja 
Co-Founder and Executive Director, Mukusu Motors & Properties Ltd, Kampala, Uganda

Margaret is a Co-Founder and the Executive Director of Mukusu Motors, a company that offers automotive cars and agricultural machinery solutions through flexible financing options to increase the productivity and income of smallholder farmers in Uganda. Mukusu’s financing option enables smallholder farmers who cannot afford to buy their own equipment to access the needed machinery and labour saving technologies to mechanize their farm operations. Margaret also works to encourage more inclusion and get women behind the wheels of tractors and commercial vehicles in a male dominated transport and automobile industry in Uganda.Margaret is a Chartered Accountant with full membership to The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK and Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Uganda.She holds a Diploma in Business Studies from Makerere University Business School, and has also completed several Certificate programs in Trade, Food and Nutrition, Enterprise Sustainability, Developing Gender Sensitive Value Chains, and Agriculture in Trade Agreements.She is experienced in financial accounting, taxation management, and budgeting and treasury management

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March, 2021

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Francesca Fossatelli 
Vice President Structuring & Solutions, Gold Grain Capital 

Graduated in Quantitative Finance at Bocconi University of Milan and specialized in structuring and pricing of derivatives, after an experience at BNP Paribas CIB Global Markets, Milan, Francesca Fossatelli joined the Investment Banking department of Vontobel in Frankfurt.
She became Responsible for Certificates and Covered Warrants listed on the Italian market.
Under her leadership, the issuer doubled the turnover on listed products, from 1 to over 2 billion euros traded and tripled its market share, from 5% to 15%.
In 2020 she moved to London to join Gold Grain Capital as VP Structuring & Solutions, focusing on the financial needs of institutional clients, and founded FreeFinance.biz, a website that connects professional investors to retail investors, promoting independent and free financial education. 

Francesca is on the Forbes "30 Under 30" Italian List.

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February, 2021

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Marlene Orozco
Lead Research Analyst with the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and CEO of Stratified Insights, a research consulting firm. 
Marlene is the lead editor and co-author of the book, Advancing U.S. Latino Entrepreneurship: A New National Economic Imperative, and has written academic publications in peer-reviewed journals in addition to several industry reports and research briefs.

Her research has been featured in over 100 media stories, with coverage in Bloomberg, MarketWatch, Forbes, NBC News, Silicon Valley Business Journal, CNN en Español and Univision, among others.

Her work is guided by her passion for educational and economic equity and exploring pathways of mobility for immigrants, women, and minority entrepreneurs.  

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January, 2021

Lucye Provera
Principal, Mercer, Diversity Equity and Inclusion Consulting Team

Lucye has over 15 years of international consulting experience with clients across Mercer’s Career, Merger’s and Acquisitions, and Diversity Equity and Inclusion solutions offerings, using data and analytics to design and implement business-centric solutions to support Human Capital needs.  

Lucye has worked with clients around the world across various industries including Consumer Goods / Retail / Luxury, as well as Technology and Financial Services.

Lucye’s has worked with companies on diversity and inclusion strategy development and policy reviews, pay equity and gender pay disclosure support, total rewards, executive remuneration and incentive design, pay for performance, performance management, HR due diligence and HR transformation. 

Lucye received a M.A. double degree in Classic and  Economics from Georgetown University in 2006 and an Executive Masters in Luxury Business Management from Bocconi University in November 2019.

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December, 2021

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Isabel May

Managing Director & Chief Customer Experience Officer, Mytheresa

Isabel May has been working in the fashion and luxury sector for over 20 years. She joined Mytheresa after holding leadership positions in the luxury goods business at ESCADA and Swarovski. She was co- founder and partner at the management consultancy brandlab, specializing in developing brand and marketing strategies for fashion brands, private equity and retail companies.

In her role as Managing Director & Chief Customer Experience Officer she is overseeing globally all marketing and communication activities of Mytheresa including Creative, Brand Collaborations, Customer Experience, Personal Shopping and communication including Public Relations, Events and Social Media.

She holds a Master of Business Administration from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich.

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November, 2020

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Arianna Elena Maschietto
Corporate Partnership and Program Manager, Plug and Play Italy

Arianna Elena Maschietto is the Corporate Partnership and Program Manager at Plug and Play Italy since its launch.
She has graduated at Bocconi University in Milan Laureata in Bocconi in Finance and Economics of Innovation and Technology, and then started the Graduate Program in Microsoft.
She decided to complete her education and pursue a Master in Business Administration at the National University of Singapore, where she has been leading several projects, and participated to international competitions.Besides working in technology, she is also a ballerina, a backpacker and a shark lover!

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