Paris, 11 January 2017 – The Women’s Forum has announced the appointment of Chiara Corazza as Managing Director of the Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society. 

Chiara Corazza has been the Managing Director of the Greater Paris Investment Agency (GPIA). She is currently an independent member of the Board of Directors of APRIL and of the AIWF (Arab International Women’s Forum) and a Board member of the RATP. 

“The idea of creating bridges among women around the world is very important to me,” noted Ms Corazza. “My ambition is to build bridges between generations, between young entrepreneurs and role models.” 

Publicis Groupe thanked Jacqueline Franjou for her contribution to the global reputation established by the Women’s Forum over the past seven years, and for bringing the Women’s Forum into new territories. 

"I would like to express my gratitude to Jacqueline Franjou,” stated Clara Gaymard, Executive President of the Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society, “and I am looking forward to working with Chiara Corazza, to develop the Women’s Forum’s mission to conceive and build the future through the will and the actions of women.” 

The Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society, which celebrated its 12th anniversary this year with its annual flagship, the Women’s Forum Global Meeting in Deauville, France, has organized ground-breaking Meetings in Brazil, Myanmar, Belgium, Italy, United Arab Emirates, Mexico and Mauritius. The Women’s Forum has also organized numerous internationally recognized initiatives, such as CEO Champions, Women in Media, Rising Talents, and Women for Change. Two new Women’s Forum initiatives, Women in Sport and Women in Innovation, were launched at the 2016 Women’s Forum Global Meeting. 

Maurice Lévy, Chairman and CEO of Publicis Groupe: “The commitment of Publicis Groupe to women (who represent 50% of our workforce) has never faltered. We will continue to support the Women’s Forum which, under the leadership of Executive President Clara Gaymard and Managing Director Chiara Corazza, will pursue and intensify its activities as well as its transformation: digital, international, addressing crucial social and economic issues, producing not-to-be-missed events throughout the world.” 


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About the Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society 

Since 2005 the Women's Forum for the Economy & Society has been the world's leading platform featuring women's views and voices on major social and economic issues. Along with the flagship Women's Forum Global Meeting in Deauville, important Women's Forum Meetings have taken place in Brazil, Myanmar, Brussels, Italy, Dubai, Mexico and Mauritius. The Women's Forum for the Economy & Society expresses its commitment to women's progress throughout the year with a range of Women’s Forum Initiatives set up in partnership with corporations, media groups and non-governmental organizations. The Women's Forum also promotes the advancement of women through regional and international networks. Headquartered in Paris, the Women's Forum for the Economy & Society is a Publicis Groupe company.