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Léa Peersman-Pujol

Innovation manager,ESSEC Business School

BACKGROUND / Academic and professional background

Léa Peersman-Pujol has been working in the educational sector for the past 6 years both at the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations and at the ESSEC Business School in Paris. She also launched the School of Philanthropy, an innovative service learning program for children in France. 

ACHIEVEMENT/ What is the project/initiative/startup/company you will be presenting at the Positive Economy Forum all about ?

Through her world tour on the future of work and learning, she launched Cartes Blanches. This blended initiative allows citizens to better invest in themselves by creating innovative orientation tools. Choosing one’s path is the new freedom, making sense is the new power. Its first hackathon will happen on June 4/5th in Paris.

Next fall, Léa will join MIT Sloan and the Harvard Kennedy School to develop her work and find better ways to help parents better manage their children’s education and companies better manage their workforce.

LOCATION/ In which city, country, part of the world do you conduct your activities ?

Worldwide. Focus on Europe, the US and Latim America first.

IMPACT/ What is the positive economic, social, political, environmental…of the activity, project, initiative, startup, company ?

Léa is a “thinkepreneur” who aims at developing innovative solutions to the achievement gap through education and technology, in the business and policy sectors. She is passionate by people empowerment and the strategic management of human potential in the 21st century.

QUOTE/ A saying, quote or reference phrase that tells something about you (?)

“The future is inside us, it will come out as we connect through knowledge exchanges and shared purposes.”