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“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.” ― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

March. The month between the Lunar New Year and the Cambodian New Year. The month of World Futures Day. The month in which the world lives in uncertain and strange times with the pandemic and the crisis in Europe.

So what is the present and futures of Europe look like? Feeling powerless, so sad. What can we do?

We can donate and help, we can educate ourselves, we can make sense in networks, and perhaps activate our urgent optimism.

March. Each year, 8 March is International Women’s Day. I am so grateful for the women in my network and the communities of practice I engage.

Thank you for your empathy, kindness and nudges. Thank you for your questions, actionable insights and support. Thank you for your boldness, uniqueness, resilience and elegance.

Thank you for your exploration, curiosity, creativity, beauty and artistry. Thank you for your humour, ingenuity, vulnerability, attention, vibrancy, and energy.

Especially: Jillian Reilly, Klara Loots, Taruna Goël, Anne Marie Rattray, Ariele Good, Meredith Lewis, Delphine Hervot, Giliane Tardy, Sophie Villeneuve, Stéphanie Borniche, Anne Kazuro, Céline Schillinger, Helen Blunden, Jane McGonigal, Lieselotte König, Jane Hart, Marcia Conner, Rachel Happe, Sahana Chattopadhyay, Trish Wilson, Josie Gibson, Anne Ditmeyer, Cat Barnard, Jenny Gordon, Karilen Mays, Mara Tolja, Jennifer Sertl, Kare Anderson, Selma Crauser, Maëlys Longeac, Shirley Rivera, Jeanne Guilbert, Sibel Kilic, Ombeline Lenoble, Kéren Massamba, Emeline Toupry, Loélia Martins Babayou, Léa Jovic, Julie Kouassi, Louna Bourras, Charline Fournet, Sophie Dayon, Jade-Mengue Ateba, Tiffany Taleb, Catherine Lebon, Rita Meghdessian, Anaëlle Jorré, Christine Vaillant, Lallie Charrier, Célia Molieres, Zelal Kahraman, Manel Chaouali, Charlene Akichy, Maryse Sangarin, Léa Manyoo, Laurianne Despierre, Clara Machaj, Marion Guillerm, Sylvie Brion, Angélique Bour, Estelle Morin, Frédérique Dussaillant, Kate Ensor, Sarah Labyed, Nour Fanich, Bérénice Imbs, Nayah Yamarké.

As I put in this post last year:

The 8th March was also International Women’s Day. I am so grateful to women in my network and inspiring, who keep exploring and learning, supportive, impactful, thoughtful, helpful and respectful, along with my learning and work shifts.

I also watched the documentary from Yann Artus-Bertrand called ‘Woman ‘, which is beautiful and powerful, methinks.

March. The month when Spring will come. I can see how nature evolves and bloom when I go for a walk or a bike ride. The month of the release of The Batman movie, which goes back to the noir roots.

March, the month of the last brand new music opus of Stromae – Multitude, the Oscars ceremony, NCAA March Madness 2022, the Paralympics Winter Games, the SXSW festival and conference, the release of the Resilience Tech Report.

March. Is it the month when I am in motion, exploring, activating, rewinding my journey, updating my toolkit, staying curious, colliding, asking myself why, innovating, developing new capabilities and mindset, and embracing the unknown.

“I love March as it gives me hope that new beginnings are always beautiful” ― Anamika Mishra

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2 replies
    • Rotana Ty
      Rotana Ty says:

      Hi Giliane, thank you! Let’s connect further and discuss over a coffee chat in person or remotely when time permits. I’ll be in touch soon :)


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