Meet The Expert - 'The Bilingual Advantage in the Global Marketplace'

November 09, 2017

Meet the Expert

 Thursday, November 9th, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

FACCSF Business Center, 26 O'Farrell St, suite #500, San Francisco

ABOUT THE TOPIC

Speaking more than one language today is the new normal. More than half of the world's population speaks at least two languages. Knowing more than one language contributes to professional success. Beyond being able to communicate with people from various cultures and backgrounds, being bilingual has many hidden benefits that are desirable in today’s global workplace. Come hear from two bilingual experts what those benefits are and dispel some myths about bilingualism.
 

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Donna Bletzinger

Donna is the founder of Dyer Stephenson, a San Francisco Bay Area though leadership consultancy. Her firm has been counseling corporations, nonprofits, and startup companies since 2002. With roots in the tech industry, Donna understands the startup sense of urgency to translate vision into reality. While an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison she attended the Universite d’Aix Marseille, France, on the University of Wisconsin’s Study Abroad Program. This ignited her passion for the French culture and its language. Today, she conducts workshops for visiting French entrepreneurs who want to learn more about the Silicon Valley mindset and how we do business in the U.S. Find more information about Donna Bletzinger here

 

Mehdi Lazar

Dr. Mehdi Lazar is the head of Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley since 2017. Passionate about multilingual education he has broad experience in teaching and managing international schools. He holds teaching and administrative credentials from the French Ministry of Education, a Bachelor’s degree in history, a Master’s degree in geopolitics, a post-graduate certificate in international relations, and a Doctoral degree in human geography from Panthéon-Sorbonne University. He is the author of six books and numerous articles in the fields of international education and geography of the Middle East-North Africa (MENA) region. Find more information about Mehdi Lazar here  



ABOUT MEET THE EXPERT

Who? Expert & up to 12 participants
How? Our expert will tell you all about the theme of the day and will save some time for questions
When? Thursday, November 9th, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where? FACCSF's office, 26 O'Farrell Street, #500, San Francisco, CA 94108 (map)
Why? Learn and network
Price? Free for members – Non-members: $35

 

 

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