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my favorite franchise forbes (In addition to this, of course) is our 30 Under 30 List. Launched in 2011 by Chief His Content Officer Randall Lane, it’s a testament to entrepreneurship and creativity in all parts of the economy.
The 2023 European Under 30 List has been published.This year’s entertainment list includes Italian actress Simona Tabasco from HBO’s hit white lotus, British indie band Wet Rag’s Leanne Teesdale and Hester Chambers also participated. (If you’ve never heard Wet Lag music, chaise longue A good place to start.and white lotus fan You might enjoy SNL’s take.) The methodology behind this year’s list is:
A 19-year-old tennis prodigy, three soccer stars, and a female racing driver who outperforms her male peers are among the athletes highlighted on this year’s list. Ferragamo’s 27-year-old creative her director and “magician” who brings cocktail elixir to life is one of her game-changers reshaping fashion, food and art. Climate change is a central theme on this year’s list of social impact entrepreneurs, and AI is infused into the manufacturing and industrial lists. Then there are investors and scientists like Rochelle Niemeijer. Through her startup, Nostics, she is developing tools to tackle antibiotic-resistant infections.
Special mention should be made to Ludovico Mitchener, CTO of PhycoWorks. One of his reasons is that a venture he co-founded with his Stefan Grossfurthner is combining AI and synthetic biology to develop algae strains that can convert carbon dioxide into new products.Another reason is that the mother Daniela VincentiA friend and former classmate of the Columbia Journalism School, she is now an advisor to the European Economic and Social Commission. (Shouts like that are a newsletter writer’s prerogative, aren’t they?) As a working mother, I take that as a signal that I don’t have to sacrifice my children to build my career.
Under 30 Europe has the best leadership and is a reminder that there are many areas where Europe equals or exceeds the United States. Rather, it depends on what is going on in the enterprise. Jena McGregor explored this week how Swedish retail giant IKEA achieved the rare feat of reaching near-gender parity in leadership roles. This has been achieved through clear goals, training and incentives, not thanks to legislation that Europeans have long put in place as a tool to diversify their boards. And that has been achieved in IKEA operations around the world. Further proof that she doesn’t have to be under 30 to be an industry pioneer or game changer.
that’s right, forbes and Mika Brzezinski’s Know Your Value initiative are currently co-hosting the 30/50 Summit in Abu Dhabi. (Click here for the live blog.) The event, now in his second year, features women from her 30 under 30 list and her 50 over 50 list. We come together, inspire each other, and learn from each other. Click here for preview The line-up includes former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, First Lady of Ukraine Olena Zelenska, Sweet July founder Aisha Curry and actress Catherine O’Hara. Always check the cover.
Have a nice week.