Let's talk female entrepreneurship

Let's talk entrepreneurship, innovation, positive impact, business, creativity... Let's Talk consists of 10 episodes that put a young female entrepreneur and an experienced female boss or leader of a start-up face to face. Pitch, career path, advice during 5 minutes of complicity, of dialogue, to enable young women to take example from, begin a debate with and share with inspirational women. These female start-up bosses from HEC business school and Societe Generale incubators are given free rein to initiate conversations with prominent businesswomen such as Mercedes Erra, Co-Founder of BETC, Anne de Kerckhove, CEO of Freespee and many others. The feminine side of the entrepreneurial spirit. A programme undertaken with the HEC business school in Paris.

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Let's talk entrepreneurship, innovation, positive impact, business, creativity... A hushed atmosphere, unfiltered conversations, a setting conducive to addressing every topic: successes, failures, growth. What is the recipe behind the success of these inspirational women? What advice do they have for these young female entrepreneurs? Watch the first episode.

The sponsors of Let's talk season 1

Bosses or experts in the field of communication, advertising, marketing, etc. are giving a bit of their time to help young female entrepreneurs and enable them to take example from, begin a debate with and share their experience with them.

Follow Mercedes Erra, CEO of BETC on Linkedin
Follow Anne de Kerckhove, CEO of Freespee on Linkedin and on Twitter
Follow Caroline Ramade, CEO of WILLA by Paris Pionnières on Linkedin and on Twitter
Follow Lara Rouyres, CEO of Visualbot.ai on Linkedin and on Twitter
Follow Virginie Bonneton, Head of startups market at Société Générale on Linkedin and on Twitter

Entrepreneurs Let's talk season 1

The HEC business school in Paris, in partnership with Societe Generale, is pleased to introduce female alumnae and participants who talk about their ambitions and their projects developed within emblematic support programmes: HEC Entrepreneurs, HEC TRIUM Global Executive MBA, HEC Start-up Launchpad, HEC Stand Up, HEC Challenge+, Incubateur HEC, Le Plateau et Internal Startup Call

Follow Clémence Demerliac, CEO of Adalong on Linkedin and on Twitter
Follow Lucile Hamon, Co-CEO of Backacia on Linkedin and on Twitter
Follow Sarah Ouattara, CEO of Samara on Linkedin
Follow Emmanuelle Fauchier Magnan, Co-CEO of Skello on Linkedin
Follow Hélène Coulombeix, CEO of Qualitavie on Linkedin and on Twitter

Let's talk about... growth: season 1

Episode 1: how to increase from 2 to 30 employees?

Watch the discussions between Lara Rouyres, CEO of Visualbot.ai, and Emmanuelle Fauchier Magnan, CEO of Skello, on how they manage the growth of their companies and grow from 2 to 30 employees and then to several hundred without losing the original DNA of the initial project. The two buinesswomen share their experiences, advice and pitch their companies. Let's watch!

Episode 2: associate, know how to surround yourself, a major challenge

Discover the advice of Anne de Kerckhove, CEO of Freespee, Business Angel Investor & Mentor, Hélène Coulombeix, founder of Qualitavie accompanied by the services of Societe Generale: associate, know surround, find the right timing and see big! Qualitavie is an entrepreneurial project that carries a strong message: the defense of well-being and health. Qualitavie's mission is to promote health and quality of life at work through lifestyle, sound managerial practices, the work environment, etc.

Episode 3: CSR startup at the service of major groups

Discover the advice given by Virginie Bonneton, Head of the Startups Market at Societe Generale, to Sarah Ouattara, the founder of Samara Conciergerie. Sarah’s startup, Samara Conciergerie, is aimed at companies committed to a CSR approach and facilitates their access to the best professionals established in close proximity to their buildings. Whether it’s buying products or services, organising events or offering concierge services, her mission is clear: assist the company’s local integration by highlighting, amongst its staff, its choice of location and provide it with the best environment for doing business with local talent.

Episode 4: startup in the construction industry and the reuse of materials, a real challenge

Discover the advice given by Caroline Ramade, CEO of 5ØINTECH & Administrator for UN Women France, to Lucile Hamon, co-founder of Backacia. Lucile Hamon notably completed an HEC Entrepreneurs Masters degree in 2016, where she met Késia VASCONCELOS with whom she created the first B2B Marketplace dedicated to reusing building materials.

Episode 5: When BETC meets a content startup

Discover the advice given by Mercedes Erra, founder of BETC and Executive President of Havas Worldwide, to Clémence Demérliac, founder of AdAlong. The aim of AdAlong is to help brands develop an empathetic relationship with their communities of fans, clients and employees by using their creativity and their authenticity via a platform that automates the creation of photo and video content.

The sponsors of Let's talk season 2

Bosses or experts in the field of communication, advertising, marketing, etc. give advice to help young female entrepreneurs and enable them to take example from, begin a debate with and share their experience with them.

Follow Laura Carrere, Global Head - Coverage for Family offices & Holdings at Societe Generale on Linkedin and on Twitter
Follow Marie Treppoz, CEO of welp.fr on Linkedin
Patricia Costa, General Woman
Follow Flore Jachimowicz, Associate Director Innovation of Societe Generale on Linkedin
Follow Marie Sermadiras de Pouzols, Co-CEO & executive director of Treatwell FR on Linkedin and on Twitter

Entrepreneurs Let's talk season 2

Young startups have 5 minutes of exchanges with their female alumnae for advice in order to grow their project, make the right decisions, meet the challenges of growth ... They are accompanied by HEC Paris and Societe Generale to through different support programs.

Follow Emilie Korchia, Co-CEO of My Job Glasses on Linkedin and on Twitter
Follow Nathalie Plantevin, CEO of StartEC on Linkedin and on Twitter
Follow Valérie Demay, CEO of BagShareSocial on Linkedin
Follow Yael Dehaese, CEO of It4Girls on Linkedin and on Twitter
Follow Cécile Villette, Co-CEO of Altroad on Linkedin

From a large group to a startup: how to take the plunge?

Discover the advice of Marie Treppoz, a graduate of HEC, a multi-entrepreneur, member of the Women Forum and now Founder of Welptoday to Nathalie Plantevin, an intrapreneur selected from the Internal Startup Call. Large startup groups, how to take the plunge?

LET'S TALK - INNOVATION...SEASON 2

Episode 6: Orienting young graduates, choosing a career in exciting HR exchanges

Discover the advice of Laura Carrère, Head of Family Holdings at Société Générale, to Emilie Korchia, Co-Founder of My Job Glasses, the first meeting place for students and professionals. Guide young graduates, accompany women in their careers, discover Laura Carrère's atypical career path and the labour market vision of this young startup artist.

Episode 7: When an intrapreneur meets a serial entrepreneur

Discover the advice of Marie Treppoz, a graduate of HEC Paris, a multi-entrepreneur, member of the Women Forum and now Founder of Welptoday to Nathalie Plantevin, an intrapreneur selected from the internal Startup Call. From large groups to starups, how to take the plunge?

Episode 8: Exchanges on the commitment between the first general woman and a solidarity startup

Discover the exchanges between the first general woman who spent 37 years in the Air Force, currently head of the General Administration Department at the General Secretariat of La Défense et de la sécurité nationale and the creator of a solidarity startup.

Episode 9: What if girls learned to code? And how to infuse open-innovation into a large group?

Discover the exchanges between Flore Jachimowicz, Societe Generale Innovation Associate Director and Yael Dehaese, Founder of It4Girls. Learn to code, launch, innovate in a Group.

Episode 10: BtoB or BtoC, feedback on the first few times

Discover how two women entrepreneurs have created and developed in different sectors of activity, in BtoB or BtoC. Some valuable and time-saving feedback: getting your first customers, first fundraising, lessons learned, difficulties, successes. With Marie Sermadiras (HEC Entrepreneur 2012), co-founder of Treatwell, the European leader in booking beauty and wellness treatments on the Internet and Cécile Villette (Télécom parisTech + HEC MBA 2016), co-founder of Altaroad, a solution to improve the safety and durability of infrastructures.

HEC Paris

In partnership with HEC Paris

The purpose of the HEC business school in Paris is to provide business training to talented students with lots of potential. In recent years, entrepreneurship and innovation have become really popular amongst students and people who receive continuous training at the Business School. HEC Paris has proven expertise in these fields that it dispenses through its numerous Entrepreneurship training and support programmes. It is highly committed to sensitising as many students as it can and ensuring the best possible support to projects and start-ups initiated within its ecosystem.

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Yunikon Production

Yunikon Production is an audiovisual production company specialising in the tech universe, innovation and entrepreneurship. Creators of original and innovative content, they put start-ups and major corporations in the spotlight by producing video formats that are suited to them.

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