Innovation can, and should, come from anywhere

Innovation can, and should, come from anywhere

Sobi Pillai, Consultant for Fujitsu and PLACE Catalyst 2018 Sobi Pillai is an IT consultant who hails from bustling Mumbai. She has a penchant for sustainable agriculture and natural remedies for well-being.   Sobi has been a pillar in the PLACE community for the past...
Planting seeds in the private sector

Planting seeds in the private sector

Sandra de Lassus, Country Manager, Ben & Jerry’s France  Ben & Jerry’s and PLACE have a shared vision on the newcomer talent pool. We see potential, we see leaders, and we want them in our teams!  Ben & Jerry’s takes an active stance in Europe as a private...
Let’s shine a new light on Afghanistan

Let’s shine a new light on Afghanistan

When you move from one country to another it is important to expect the unexpected. But one thing that has stumped Rafiullah, a PLACE Catalyst, since moving to France is the single narrative he is constantly confronted with about his home country of Afghanistan. The...
“We are changing our way of thinking”

“We are changing our way of thinking”

“We are changing our way of thinking” – Vanessa, PLACE Mentor When Vanessa learned about the opportunity to become a PLACE mentor for Samsoor, she saw it as an opportunity to share and grow in a new way. Samsoor, a young man from Afghanistan who...
“Learning is all over the place”

“Learning is all over the place”

For Karam, a 26-year-old software developer from Khartoum, the necessity to constantly learn is clear. In a fast-moving industry, 6 months of non-active learning is all you need to have your skills become outdated. For him this isn’t daunting, it’s simply the new...