I come from a family of entrepreneurs and I was inspired by their success in operating ethical and forward-thinking businesses. I take a humanistic approach to operating my own business today and give people the same service and respect that I’d like to receive myself.
Helping other entrepreneurs to succeed
Architect of Communication helps to fund no-interest micro-credit loans to ambitious entrepreneurs in emerging economies through Kiva Microfunds. As a small business owner and a woman, I like to see other women succeed too. My current loan is to a woman-owned bakery in Tajikistan. This micro-loan is enabling the owner to purchase flour and other baking supplies in volume.
Environmental awareness is important to me – I follow energy reduction best practices, recycle all office materials, and use public transportation almost exclusively. As a consultant, I’ve created articles and white papers for Novartis regarding their carbon offset initiatives and innovations in sustainable packaging.
Work globally, engaged locally
I work with companies located around the world, but I’m very centered in daily life in France. I volunteer with “Le Français en Partage“, a non-profit association that helps new citizens in France to learn the language, understand French culture and become well integrated in their community. Participants and volunteers learn from each other. The group is sponsored by the City of Paris, the City Hall of Belleville and the Commission Solidarités. Photo credits: Le Français en Partage.