I AM POTO MITAN

Sandrine Joseph defines herself as a ‘Poto Mitan’, a woman who embraces her femininity in a professional environment that is male-dominated, technical and elitist. The story of this blog started with an article published for the European Paris Professional Women’s Network – EPWN about the importance of social networks in her life balance success. She created this blog as a dedicace to all the determined and courageous women of her family who overcame all the difficulties to reach their goals and by doing so, permitt me to be the woman she is now.

Sandrine JOSEPH is a ‘out-of the box thinker’, multi-talented professional, very creative, business results oriented person, expert in digital marketing & communication, innovation in telecom/media sector.

 

Sandrine JOSEPH is also involved in international causes to promote diversity in the workplace. In 2009, she was elected General Secretary of European Professional Women’s Network (EPWN) for one year. Then she decided to empower herself and other black people thanks to her afro descent roots ; by joining her energy to Outre-Mer Network. Outre-Mer Network is an international business network that supports Black French Entrepreneur in their business growth with an international scope.

She is regularly invited as a guest speaker in international conferences on leadership, women and business. She is also regularly interviewed in the French medias for her achievements and her expertise in business networking.

As an art lover, she created Arts & Talents (2000-2009) to promote young artists and help them to develop their notoriety. She organizes art exhibitions in Paris in artists studios and once a month  she animated art chronicles in a TV show on French arts and culture channel. Then, in 2010, she discovered a new way to promote art, with Les Oiseaux r’Arts, a non-profit organisation that aims to promote people with mental disability talent in theatre plays and workshops. She brings her expertise in communication to help them promote their art works.

MY PROFILE

EDUCATION

Certificate of Global Leadership & Public Policy for the 21th Century

Harvard Kennedy School- 2013 Cambridge, MA

Master of Science International Economics & Finance / Maîtrise d'Economie et Finance Internationales

Université Paris 1 – Panthéon Sorbonne, 1995 – 1996, Paris, France

Master of Research Industrial Strategy / DEA Stratégie Industrielle

Université Paris 1 – Panthéon Sorbonne, 1996 – 1997, Paris, France

Certificate Of Master Listening 🙂

Life university – Worldwide  – from my first breath as of today 

CHANGE LEADER

Head of PMO Digital Transformation

Orange France – 2016- Present Paris, France

Communications Director

Les Oiseaux r’Arts – Dec 2010 ~ Present Valence, France

Les Oiseaux r’Arts offer a set a activities to develop the creative capabilities of people with mental disabilities by doing art plays, lectures

This NGO aims to develop also the same activities for kids in college facing scholar difficulties

Head of Digital Communication & Partnerships

Orange France – 2011 – 2016 Paris, France

Vice-President Outre-Mer Network

based at Station F – 2009 – Present Paris, France

Our action is based on 3 pillars :

1 – Empowerment : support young talented professionals to develop inspiring careers

2- Business Development : support business owner to make their business grow as fast as possible thanks to France overseas international presence

3- Lobbying : development our actions closed to the public and private leaders

HONORS & AWARDS

Young Global Leader

World Economic Forum – March 2012

« … This year’s selection was tough. We had 1,000 new nominations to add to our standing database of 5,000 young leaders that we tracked on an ongoing basis before reaching 192 for the next class. It’s a rigorous process in which we assess rapid career progression and altruistic entrepreneurship and how these individuals deliver results and overcome adversity… »

Learn more here

Talent de l'Outre-Mer - October 2011

CASODOM under the auspices of the France’s President of the Republic 

More information here (in french)

Expert Network

World Economic Forum – May 2017

The World Economic Forum’s Expert Network brings together 5,000 leading experts from academia, business, government, international organizations, civil society, the arts, and the media committed to improving the state of the world by helping to shape the global agenda. The network focuses on digital collaboration around key Insight Areas, covering economies, industries and global issues. Experts are encouraged to share their own research and analysis, organize around specific discussions or opportunities, and engage with existing Forum projects, events and research.

For more information about the Expert Network, please click here.

Business Woman - Europe

Black Women in Europe – Sweden – 2010