Author, Presenter, and Entrepreneur.
Born and raised in France, Solène moved abroad for the first time when she was 18. She has since lived in 6 countries and travelled to over 50. She is an Author, Presenter, and Entrepreneur. Four years ago, Solène created Be Beyond Borders and published four books - including travel memoir Where to Next? - all around the themes of identity, home, and belonging. In 2022, she launched The Inclusion Conversation, a talkshow which aims to break down borders and bring the world closer together, one conversation at a time. She also spoke at TEDx Melbourne and many other events. Recently, Solène has started opening up about her Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) diagnosis and is part of The BPD Bunch. After starting her career in the environmental sector, Solène then joined the travel industry, before finding her way into the world of diversity and inclusion in innovation. Over the past 10 years, she has gathered experience across a wide range of areas from strategy to project management, transformation, events, communication, leadership, coaching, culture, diversity, and inclusion. She currently works as Programme Manager for Disabled Innovators at Innovate UK. When not working or hustling, you'll find Solène travelling at every opportunity, spending time with her hubby and family, walking in nature, or eating (too much) chocolate...!