In Conversation

Hosted by Nadja Swarovski, Chair of the Swarovski Foundation, the In Conversation series aims to offer insights on important topics in the contemporary human rights and environmental debate.

Thanks to the contributions of Swarovski Foundation’s charity partners, Trustees and collaborators, our goal is to promote a fruitful discussion with our community around these topics, and foster positive change for the future.

If you cannot attend the live conversations, please do not forget to follow us on YouTube and Spotify to keep up to date with the latest events in the series.

IN CONVERSATION #5: MAY FORTH - THE POWER OF PURPOSE

Date:

May 4, 2021

Location:

Zoom Webinar

Hosted by Nadja Swarovski (Chair of the Swarovski Foundation) with participant Joey Reimann (Founder and Chairman of Brand New World, Adjunct Marketing Professor, Businessman and Author). This conversation will explore how an organisation’s purpose is built and how it can improve/inspire the mindset of the people operating within its network, bringing hope and positivity in their lives.

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IN CONVERSATION #4: EARTH MONTH - BUILDING A FUTURE TO RESTORE OUR EARTH

Date:

April 16, 2021

Location:

YouTube / Spotify

Hosted by Nadja Swarovski, Chair of the Swarovski Foundation with participants Johnathan Baillie (Swarovski Foundation Trustee and President of Natural State) and Kristine Tompkins (President and Co-Founder of Tompkins Conservation), this conversation aims to illustrate the importance of nature conservation as a resource for change and share guidance for individuals and societies to make better choices for the future.

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IN CONVERSATION #3: THE RESILIENCE OF WOMEN

Date:

March 10, 2021

Location:

YouTube / Spotify

With the Covid-19 global pandemic exposing vulnerabilities in social and economic systems, promoting gender equality and eradicating gender bias is more important than ever. Join us on 10th March (at 5pm GMT) to celebrate International Women's Day with Swarovski Foundation's third In Conversation event, titled "The Resilience of Women". The talk will be hosted by Nadja Swarovski, with Dr. Natalia Kanem – Executive Director of United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Brita Fernandez Schmidt - Executive Director of Women for Women International – UK as guests.

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IN CONVERSATION #2: FROM STUDENT TO DESIGNER - SUSTAINABILITY

Date:

February 26, 2021

Location:

YouTube / Spotify

Hosted by Nadja Swarovski with participants Kevin Germanier (Founder, President and Creative Director of Germanier), Burak Cakmak (CEO, Fashion Commission, Saudi Arabia Ministry of Culture) and Mimma Viglezio (Creative Consultant, Editor and Swarovski Foundation Trustee), this conversation will explore the theme of sustainability in fashion from the point of view of the creatives of the future – and education systems’ and the industry’s ability to foster further innovation.

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IN CONVERSATION #1: EDUCATION BEYOND COVID

Date:

February 3, 2021

Location:

YouTube / Spotify

Zoom

Education is one of the most powerful and proven vehicles for sustainable development, but how can we make sure that Covid-19 has not threatened this fundamental human right? This conversation will be hosted by Nadja Swarovski (Chair of the Swarovski Foundation) with participants Wendy Kopp (CEO of Teach for All and Founder of Teach for America) and Teri Schwartz (UCLA Professor and Swarovski Foundation Trustee).

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