Chiara Condi, an advocate and expert on gender diversity, innovation, and entrepreneurship, regularly consults corporations with regards to their diversity goals based on her experience as the founder of Led by Her. This nonprofit works on advocacy programmes aiming at improving women’s access to entrepreneurship, innovation, and women’s rights.
Partnering with businesses, schools, and corporates, Led By HER provides entrepreneurship programmes that help women who were exposed to violence rebuild their lives via entrepreneurship. Utilising a community of over 250 volunteers, the organization offers courses, mentoring, and various events co-organised together with the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Led By HER recently launched FoundHERLab. This digital platform, coded by Capgemini, mobilises companies across the globe to offer their services for free to help uplift women entrepreneurs.
Before founding her non-profit, Chiara Condi worked at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Part of her role was maximizing the gender impact on the Bank’s investments. She graduated from Harvard University with a masters’ degree.
Her work saw her awarded the Woman of Influence Prize (Business and Hope) in 2017.
Regularly appearing on various media such as Vogue, Madame Figaro, France TV, and Forbes, Chiara Condi has become an internationally renowned speaker on topics covering gender equality, women’s entrepreneurship, the future of work, and building a more inclusive world.
Chiara Condi lives in France and presents in English and French.
“I served on an international panel aimed at advocating for and promoting gender diversity in the aviation industry with Chiara. Chiara acknowledged gender bias, and further provided research evidence supporting the business benefit of gender and other diversity. She was able to provide actionable incremental steps for institutions to promote their own diversity. Her passion for equality is unmatched, yet she was able to provide fact based reasoning supporting the business benefit- even compelling it as an imperative as we shape our 21st century global economy.”
“Chiara has worked with the OECD across diversity, entrepreneurship and policy issues, delivering compelling presentations, advocacy and advice. She brings a depth of knowledge and broad, international networks, that enrich our work and create the connections that realize opportunities and dreams!”