It is a blessed exchange of vibes which leads to awareness, conviction in a social cause and eventually, social change.
Thus, being selected as the Women’s Forum on Economy and Society meant to me not only an important milestone, but rather a crucial moment in which, after 5 years of restless work, all the inspiration and the experience I got from people around the world unfolded in possibly the most important Summit I have been speaking at.
Being the first generation of young delegates within the Summit and being the youngest panelist along with high level CEOs, stakeholders and decision-makers made a big impact on those who were meeting me and my delegation.
The Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society was created in 2005 by Aude Zieseniss de Thuin. It aims to promote women’s vision on the key social and economic issues of our times. Geared towards leading women and men, the forum seeks to be a place for debate, exchange, reflection and action and gives women a voice on all major issues facing our societies today and tomorrow.
The Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society was ranked among the top five influential forums worldwide by the Financial Times on 24 January 2007.
You can find my Speaker profile on the website: http://www.womens-forum.com/speaker/global-meeting-2011/chiara-palieri
The panel I was speaking at focused on the issue of the Gen Y in the Workplace. I was indeed the youngest panelist and Gen Y representative.
The conversation within the panel shifted from the change of generation within the workforce to the new challenges faced by the Gen Y, essentially the generation of employees born after 1982.
Gen Y can be defined as the most powerful generation of employees ever existed, since the skills acquired by our generation are striking keys to success: social media , interpersonal skills, multitasking, networking just to cite a few.
My presence at the Summit has raised a wide interest among delegates, who were quite impressed to see such a young person in a high level forum. And I reckon this is essentially my vision of being a Global Changemaker, making an impact on people regardless their age or their background.
You can find the Euronews about me here: http://www.euronews.net/2011/10/21/i-live-2-lead-a-generation-of-confident-women
And a short reportage on the WE: http://www.euronews.net/2011/10/17/what-if-7th-women-s-forum-has-the-answer/
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Inspiration is an osmotic process.
Chiara, Global Changemaker from Italy