A truly beautiful conversation between Natalie and Gia reveals the reverse side of purpose - unapologetic courage, service to that which is bigger than ourselves, and the need to actively challenge our collective propensity to design exclusive systems. And if you want to go fast, go alone. But if you want to go far!
About Dr Nathalie Jean-Babtiste
Prior to joining the Julius Baer Foundation, Dr. Nathalie Jean-Baptiste (Nathalie) led an action research unit in East Africa for 4 years. Nathalie was a Marie Curie Global Fellow and worked for the last 15 years in research and project implementation.
Nathalie is passionate about reducing inequalities, understanding urban vulnerabilities and leading positive urban transformation in the South. After graduating from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, Nathalie obtained her Masters degree in Urban Studies from the Bauhaus University and a Doctorate in Urban Planning and waste management.
Nathalie also has an extensive international background. Her work experience includes environmental education on organic waste management in Mexico and Australia; vulnerability assessment in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia and Tanzania; trans-disciplinary work in Germany as well as inequalities and urban transformation in Tanzania. Currently, Nathalie oversees 16 wealth inequality projects worldwide, she impulses social enterprises with a clear sense of purpose and she co-develops impactful projects in particular in Latin America and Africa.