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The A Factor We want to contribute to a more diverse world, where everyone is a balance-maker.

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We believe in the power of storytelling for change, would it be listening to an inspiring and moving story or learning how to own, rewrite and tell yours.

Our focus: social innnovation, gender equality, diversity.
What we do: Events, training, research.
We tell stories of men and women shifting the existing balance.
We train women allover the world to speak up and overcome their confidence gap to share their alternative vision of the world.

1. EVENTS
We curate inspiring events. Our speakers are social innovators. Citizens who change the world share their stories with you. Short format, which guarantees emotion and impact.
Spark talks is our brand dedicated to innovation in humanitarian context.
Shiftbalance is our brand dedicated to innovation in gender equity.

We also curate the content of external events. To define the ideal format with you, help you find original speakers and coach them to deliver a powerful speech.

2. TRAININGS
We developed a unique storytelling workshop to train women to be more confident on stage, and to master their own narrative.
We are now launching diversity workshops to sensibilize teams on underlying gender stereotypes.
We also organize individual public speaking coaching for women leaders.

3. RESEARCH
Our team also researches constantly new groundbreaking initiatives in terms of gender equity.
We produce infographics and speak about our results in different events.

As true world citizen, we develop our events and trainings allover the world, with a special focus on emerging countries.
We work in French, English, Spanish and Portuguese.

What have we achieved in 2014?
Organization of 20 storytelling workshops in Madrid, Paris, Rio, Beirut, London, New York,…
Organization of the first Spark Talks event in Beirut in December (www.sparktalks.org)
Production of 6 powerful Shiftbalance infographics (www.shiftbalance.org)
Speaking engagements in international events: TEDxAlicante, EVPA Berlin, Women’s Forum Deauville,…

What do we want to achieve in the future?
150 workshops over the next 5 years allover the world, leading to set up about 25 Spark talks or Shiftbalance events.
Impacting an overall of 2.000 women within our workshops, coaching 500 events speakers and reaching an average of 2500 attendees.
We will write a book gathering stories of men and women shifting the traditional gender balance.
We intend to have an impact on minds and opinions, and to change perceptions and prejudices in terms of gender balance within the selected communities.

What is unique about us? Our superpowers!
Our international network of changemakers: we know how to scout and find the most inspiring speakers.
Our expertise organizing events and coaching speakers with all our heart.
Our mix of different experiences and tools in our trainings: improvisation and theater, mindfulness, TEDx level coaching, empathy and deepl listening. We know how to get to your why and to give birth to your own unique superpowers.
Our contagious energy and dynamism!
Our passion to make the world a better place!

We function with a hybrid model: Our for profit clients help us fund our social impact activities.

So what are YOU doing to balance the world?

PROGRAM DETAILS AND REQUIREMENTS

SUPPORTING VENTURES IN THESE SECTORS

  • Arts, Culture, Handicrafts
  • Civic Participation
  • Education
  • Women, Girls

supporting ventures in these regions

  • Central Asia
  • Europe
  • Global
  • India
  • Latin America
  • Middle East / North Africa
  • Oceania
  • Southeast Asia
  • Subsaharan Africa
  • US, Canada

TYPES OF COMPANIES ACCEPTED

  • For Profit
  • Non-Profit
  • Hybrid

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AURéLIE SALVAIRE

Social entrepreneur, connector and catalyst

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