Chiara is an advocate and expert on gender diversity, innovation, and women’s entrepreneurship. She consults corporations on their diversity goals based on her experience as the founder of Led By HER, a nonprofit that works on advocacy and programs to improve access to women’s entrepreneurship, innovation and women’s rights. In partnership with business schools and corporates, the organization delivers an entrepreneurship program to help women who have suffered from violence rebuild their lives through entrepreneurship. With a community of over 250 volunteers the organization offers courses, individual mentoring, and hackathon events co-organized with the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Led By HER recently launched launched FoundHERLab, a digital platform coded by Capgemini, to mobilize companies worldwide around women’s entrepreneurship by offering pro-bono skill based volunteering to women entrepreneurs locally.
In this episode Chiara shares with us her journey for the past five years of building Led By Her from an idea to an established organisation and her now departure to pursue new things. Are you building an organisation from scratch?