Meet the Advisory Board

Lindsay Wright 

 

Assistant Director

Head of Staff and Student Well-Being,

International School of Monaco 

Lindsay has lived and worked in Monaco for 17 years. She is a passionate educator and an avid believer in educating the whole child, both academically and psychologically. Lindsay is honoured to be part of the Advisory Board and looks forward to collaborations and projects with the Monaco community and beyond. 

Lilian Pacini

 

Solicitor

Lilian is a qualified solicitor and a member of the Law Society of England & Wales for 20 years. She is currently responsible for business development and client relations for Silverback Multifamily Office in Monaco.

Before moving to Monaco, Lilian’s legal practice was in criminal defence litigation specialising in serious crimes and fraud litigation. She co-founded and managed her law firm in the UK specialising in property law.

As a passionate advocate for equality and human rights, she is proud to join SheCanHeCan.

Hilde Haneuse  

 

CEO of Bluewave Software, 

President of Women in Business in Monaco 

Hilde obtained a masters in German philology at Ghent University, Belgium and graduated in international affairs 

from CERAM business school. She is mother of three and the Founder of the international writing contest 

of “Au Cœur des Mots”, which gives voice to the young on gender equality. With the AFCEM, she initiated 

digital PPP projects for women entrepreneurs in Senegal. 

Rainatou Sow

 

Founder and Executive Director,

Make Every Woman Count 

Rainatou holds an MA in International Relations and an MA in Law. She has worked with the International Organisation for Migration, WHO, UNICEF and other grassroots organisations in areas of peace, development and Human Rights. 

Make Every Woman Count is and African woman-led organisation  

Get to know our Ambassadors 

Kathleen Jones 

“Collaborating with SheCanHeCan was an obvious choice for me. It started with a conversation years ago when both Vibeke, the Founder of SheCanHeCan, and I were expecting our first child, and continued through the years.

 

Vibeke is a great friend, and a powerful and dedicated human being. She is the perfect example of women empowering women. Sharing our vision of Children’s Education and Women Empowerment is thrilling and encouraging, and representing SheCanHeCan is an honour for me.

 

As Vibeke often says to me “Once the glasses are on, they stay on”; it’s not always easy but so fulfilling when you see that thanks to this movement more people are aware of the importance of gender equality”.

Founder and Director of Etiquette and Decorum 

Toby Wright

"Working in the art world, I have witnessed society marginalising artists in one way or another, and pigeonholing genders into predetermined roles.

 

Art’s main mission is to be universal, to poetically engage with sensitive issues, to inspire and elevate consciousness and even denouncing discrimination & oppression.

 

I believe in bridging the gap between skill sets that are available across the genders, and allowing all children to be given the chance to choose outside of the stereotypes surrounding them."

Artist 

Frédéric Dormeuil 

“Michelle Obama said it well; “Through my education, I didn't just develop skills, I didn't just develop the ability to learn, but I developed confidence.”

 

I’ve had the immense pleasure of working with many nationalities in a variety of countries and what always marked me when I moved on was the notable lack of confidence in and among the workplace and even socially, especially those new to foreign landscapes.

 

It’s very much a responsibility for all to ensure those in our milieu feel at ease in not only finding, but also building their confidence. As with most things in life, such aptitudes develop at a young age and I’m enthused to be supporting the work that SheCanHeCan are doing to enlighten our youth of today and help them build their inner confidence to tackle all that this world offers and all that they may desire.”

World of Luxury 

Aldis Firman 

"I am honoured and feel privileged to join SheCanHeCan as an Ambassador, having followed and having been impressed with Director and Founder, Vibeke’s dedication and progress now for the last 6 years. For me personally, its an organisation and cause I feel greatly passionate about. I was born and raised in Iceland, a country where education is available to all, is virtually free. Iceland is known for its equality status, education of both girls and boys and emphasis on the individual, no boundaries and having been given a chance to study, work and pursue my dreams unencumbered by any life or any limitations, let alone stereotypes.

 

I’m a great believer in investing in education and having a meaningful dialog. Challenges our children face with the fast moving landscape we live in globally, economic climate changes, natural disasters now mean that this dialog is now more important than ever.

 

I’m proud to be Ambassador to SheCanHeCan, an organisation that has taken a proactive approach to changing norms relating to gender stereotypes and limitations they may create."

Managing Directing and Co-Founder of Lilou and Loïc 

Kristin Ruocco Jakobsen

"Since giving birth to 2 girls, I knew my life would mainly be about teaching them they are good enough for whatever they chose to do.  I believe it’s especially hard now, in the days of social media, to raise confident girls who will become confident women later on.  

I've always had a fighting feminist spirit since I was a child growing up in the US. So, it is natural for me to be involved with SheCanHeCan. I really believe in and applaud the work Vibeke does and am also very interested in The Red Box Project. Since my own daughters are now adolescents, and I am an active PTA member at their school, it only makes sense for me to help promote it as well.  

We need to teach all kids from an early age to be tolerant of differences and to have empathy and show understanding towards others. Gender shouldn’t determine what you can and cannot do. Set the foundations and give everyone the best possible chance."

Licensed personal trainer, mother of two

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SheCanHeCan is a Monaco-based organisation that aims to inspire and support girls to take leadership roles. We encourage girls and boys to challenge deeply-held, life-limiting gender stereotypes and to realise their full potential, independent of their gender. SheCanHeCan also works to recognize the achievements and contributions of great female leaders throughout herstory.

By looking back, we can inspire the future.