Deauville is getting ready to host the Women’s Forum, which will take place from Wednesday 10th to Friday 12th of October beneath the grey and rainy skies of Normandy. Despite these weather conditions, the live Orange blog is looking forward to visiting the Parisians’ very own Saint Tropez, to provide you with exclusive and up-to-date daily coverage of the event!
For this, the live Orange blog has assembled a great team made up of four very motivated women to attend the conference, and share with you their own personal experiences. You can find out a little more about each of them below.
Raphaëlle Laubie and Jessica Gauzi: 2 guest bloggers for the live Orange blog
Raphaelle Laubie is a French Health 2.0 Entrepreneur and her business ranges from web 2.0 to domain name industry. Raphaelle has even filed an application for the new .med “gTLD” (a new generic top level domain which will be devoted to healthcare, due to ICANN’s decision to open the registration of new extensions on top of existing ones (.com, .info, .net etc.). Raphaelle is also Affiliate Professorat ESCP Europe and teaches at Dauphine University where she has a Doctorate in Progress…Check Raphaelle’s blog at http://raphaellelaubie.com.
Have you been to the Women’s Forum before? No, this will be my first time at the Women’s Forum.
What are you expecting from the Women’s Forum? It’s an opportunity to discuss and debate economic and social issues, and I’m looking forward to hearing the views of specialists with regards to the geopolitical outlook in China and Africa, as well as the increasing influence of women in the business world in 2012.
What will you be doing? Interviews, debates, workshops… I will be using the live Orange blog to share my views with you during these three days, which look set to be very interesting!
Do you ever manage to disconnect yourself entirely from the digital world, and if so, how? Yes. How? I simply turn my attention to something else.
Jessica Gauzi holds an MBA in “E-business” from the Léonard de Vinci University and now works in e-commerce. She is a “trends” blogger on Luxsure.fr and is an active member of the “Girlz In Web” website. She has worked as a Sales Manager for the Digital Commerce Factory at vente-privee.com, and is currently exploring new opportunities for collaborating with brands in order to develop their online presence.
Have you been to the Women’s Forum before? No, this will be my first time, thanks to Orange – I can’t wait!
What are you expecting from the Women’s Forum? It will be a chance to meet and discuss with key international players, which will lead to reflections on the changing position of women in our world. And just think, with so many influential men and women present, how much more equal our rights and opportunities will be in the future.
What will you be doing? I will be covering the debates, tweeting as much as possible, and interviewing the participants to hear their views. I will be blogging everything via the live Orange blog to share the highlights from the WF with you, and tell you about some of the women who are coming from all four corners of the globe to take part in the event.
Do you ever manage to disconnect yourself entirely from the digital world, and if so, how? Yes, when I have no battery left. It’s a drastic measure
Alexandra Operto and Céline Louis: the live Orange blog team
Alexandra Operto is social media project manager & Community Manager @Orange. She loves to travel and always tries to learn something. She is a TV and a TV shows addict, passionate about social media and a SocialTV enthusiat !
Have you been to the Women’s Forum before? Yes, I was there last year, where I ran face-to-face coaching sessions on e-reputation on the Orange stand.
What are you expecting from the Women’s Forum? I am hoping to learn more about the views of these innovative and motivated women through the workshops and debates taking place, But most of all, I’m looking forward to meeting new people. An event such as this is an opportunity to speak with professionals on a variety of subjects, and the theme of this forum is of great interest to me – how we can become more and more influential in this economy.
What will you be doing? This year, I will be running a coaching session entitled, “which social media to use and when?” at the Orange stand, alongside Aurore Braquenié, Community Manager of the Women’s Forum.
Do you ever manage to disconnect yourself entirely from the digital world, and if so, how? I use social networks daily as part of my job, and also on a personal level, and so for this reason, it can be difficult for me to disconnect. Even on vacation, I am posting photos on Instagram. At the same time, I try as much as possible to avoid responding to anything to do with work and talking about any work-related subjects. My need to connect to the digital world on vacation is not the same as when I am at work.
Céline Louis: that’s me! I’m the Chief Editorial Officer of the live Orange blog, as you will already know if you are an avid reader After following last year’s event from afar, I’m really looking forward to being there in person this year. I can’t wait to discover this conference, its atmosphere, its speakers, its participants; and in turn, enable to you to discover the Women’s Forum for yourself.
Make sure you’re here on Wednesday, October 10th, to hear our first impressions! Besides our articles on the blog, you’ll find us on :