The IMD Alumni Club of France is very pleased to invite Chicago Booth alumni to an exceptional conference and dinner hosting IMD Professor Vanina Farber.


Maison des Polytechniciens
12 rue de Poitiers
75007 Paris, France

Event Details

Vanina Farber will address the following topic (conference in english): "How to find meaning in your work and organization"

Have you ever felt like it wouldn't matter to the world if your job or your organization ceased to exist tomorrow? Not having purpose is damaging to our well-being, our companies and our society. At the same time, today it is no longer lauded if companies are responsible, it is expected. To have purpose means knowing how you and your organization make a difference. How can you discover your leadership purpose?

At this event, Professor Vanina Farber, elea Professor for Social Innovation at IMD, will share lessons from organizations and executives who have found their purpose and are thriving.

19:30 Welcome drink
20:15 Dinner including Pr Vanina Farber conference
22:30 End of the Event


Alumni members is 49 € (includes Chicago Booth)
Non Alumni members 59 €


Register Online

Deadline: 11/28/2018

Speaker Profiles

Vanina Farber (Speaker)
Chair for Social Innovation, IMD

Vanina Farber is an economist and political scientist specializing on social innovation, entrepreneurship and corporate social responsibility, with also almost twenty years of teaching, researching and consultancy experience, working with academic institutions, multinational corporations and international organizations. She is the holder of the elea Chair for Social Innovation at IMD.

Vanina is also interested in education and pedagogy. She currently opened a line of research focusing on the personality treats of social entrepreneurs. Do social entrepreneurs think differently? Are there different personality traits, risk profiles or social anchors that differentiate social from purely commercial entrepreneurs? What makes, if anything, a social entrepreneur different?

Prior to coming to IMD, Vanina was Professor and Chair of Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Social Inclusion at Universidad del Pacífico, Peru, were she also was the Dean of the Graduate School of Business from 2014 to 2016.
From 2005 to 2017 she was also an Adjunct Professor for IE Business School, Spain, where she taught Economic Environment and Country Analysis in blended programs and designed and co-directed the training course for professors "Leadership in Blended Education".
Vanina has worked as a researcher and consultant for different international organizations and national institutions in Switzerland, Spain and Peru.
Vanina holds a PhD in business administration (economics) from the University of Memphis in the USA.


Yves Rebuel, ’12 (EXP-17) 

Other Information

Members of the Alumni Alliance (IMD, London Business School, EPFL, IE University, Ivy Plus European leaders, Chicago Booth, HEC Lausanne, HEID Genève, University of Saint Gall, London School of Economics, Fletcher School, Northwestern Kellogg, UCLA Anderson, Thunderbird University, Université de Genève, Collège d'Europe Bruges, Yale School of Management) are invited as well to this event.