Chloé Pahud

In one sentence: What motivates you?

Purpose: I need to feel connected to all the elements in my life and to know I’m working towards creating positive change every day, both personally and professionally.

In two sentences: In your opinion, why do diversity and digitalization belong together?

Digitalization provides so much potential and opportunity to the entire world, so we can’t just have elite nerds designing and developing technology. The fourth industrial revolution needs to embrace everybody so humanity can develop positively together; to do this, people from different sectors, backgrounds, and life experiences need to come together.

In three sentences: Do you have a role model? If yes, who and why?

Frida Kahlo. She was such a warrior and proves that passion and drive create meaningful, lasting change. And I love that she was fearlessly herself, embracing her bad temper and love of people.

Your tip for newcomers and young talent:

Like what you do, surround yourself by strong people and the right ecosystem, and just go for it—never underestimate your power.

Your favorite social media channel:

Pinterest! It’s a showcase of people’s creativity and desire to share skills and knowledge.

Your favorite App:

Ebay Kleinanzeigen. It’s not sexy, but it helps the world become more sustainable!

A book that changed your life:

Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love & Wisdom by Rick Hanson

What is your goal for 2019?

To nurture and grow all of the seeds I’ve been planting for the past few years. When you start a company, it can feel as if nothing is coming together before everything.