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TEDxPalermo - Elena Casolari - Change for a better life

The TEDxPalermo Talk by Elena Casolari was in the morning of April30th. The location due to bad weather was changed at the very last minute and studio427 was welcoming our day. Elena Casolari (born in 1966 in Castelnovo ne monti-RE) is Executive director of ACRA, one of the most secular Italian NGO, currently active in 12 countries in Africa and Latin America where she has been working since 2005. Before that she spent 10 years in international investment banking working at Nikko Securities, Dresdner and HSBC been in charge of the emerging markets and Japan for Italy, after been a reasearcher at the Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo for 2 years. She is the board of the foundation "Umano Progresso" and FEM International, a not for profit (nfp) entity focused on social business and market based solution for the Base of the Pyramid (BoP). Social enterprises aimed at solving the most urgent issues at a global level and their sustainable development is currently her personal challenge. In the spirit of "ideas worth spreading", TED has created a program called TEDx, of local events, organized independently, that bring people together to share an experience similar to the one you live with TED. The TED Conference provides general guidance for all the TEDx events, but local events are made independently.
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