A former Richmond student is taking centre stage at several highly influential virtual events in the coming weeks and months this year.

Tessy de Nassau, who graduated from Richmond in 2014 with a BA in International Relations, will be a keynote speaker at a virtual conference being organised by World Forum for Ethics in Business on 7 April, 11am – 5.00pm GMT.  Entitled ‘Changing Paradigms in a Pandemic World’, the conference is being held on World Health Day as a global platform to navigate the Covid-19 pandemic and will be live streamed to 50 million people.

In addition, later this month on 22 April, Tessy will also be a keynote speaker at the ACG New York Annual Women of Leadership Summit which is being held from 9am – 6pm EDT.

This year’s gathering, held as a ‘fireside chat’, will focus on how women are shifting their professional direction in a challenging environment, while simultaneously balancing their private lives.

Not only that but Tessy, who is a Patron of the Mahatma Gandhi Foundation, will be a key speaker for their One Million Kindness campaign which will be held online in May 2021 and in person at the UN in October.  The Gandhi Foundation exists to spread knowledge and understanding of the life and work of  Gandhi and demonstrate the continuing relevance of Gandhi’s insights and actions today.

Finally, Tessy is co-hosting a conference with Dr Jane Goodall in May focusing on education.

Tessy is one of the co-founders and executive members at Professors without Borders, a social enterprise which, by providing university lecturers and professors, aims to make first class education available for students in developing countries without the need to go abroad.

In addition, Tessy is the Founder of the Global consultancy ‘ Finding Butterflies Consultancy Ltd’, a strategic communication firm which aims to be supporting governments, institutions and business leaders in Impact projects, educational campaigns, women inclusion, and conference attendance and organisation. Tessy is also an associate at LSEideas at the London School of Economics.