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.
Chiara is a regular voice in the media and she is an internationally renowned speaker on the topics of gender equality, women’s entrepreneurship, the future of work and building a more inclusive world for women. In 2017 she was awarded the Woman of Influence Prize (Business and Hope) for the year in France for her work on the subject.
Chiara has launched a podcast, the Other Half which interviews male leaders and CEOs around the world on the subject of gender equality.
Prior to founding Led By HER Chiara worked at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to maximize the gender impact of the Bank’s investments. She graduated from Harvard and has a masters from Sciences Po/LSE.