Chiara Corazza

Chiara Corazza
Managing Director, Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society, France.

Chiara Corazza is the Managing Director of the Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society, a leading platform featuring women’s views and voices on major social and economic issues. For the last 13 years the Women’s Forum has been a vital sounding board for audacious, influential and innovative trailblazers, women and men, offering ingenious discussions on how to overcome barriers and create new horizons and opportunities as well as broad, rich, edgy debate on fundamental and essential ideas. The Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society stimulates and inspires the advancement and empowerment of women worldwide.

Chiara was previously the Managing Director of the Greater Paris Investment Agency (GPIA) from 2002 to 2016, in charge of attracting foreign investors to the Greater Paris Region and enhancing its attractiveness by mobilizing political and economic decision makers. As Managing Director, Chiara Corazza elaborated investment strategy, conducted road shows abroad with large French and international companies, and organizedglobal forums in France and worldwide. Prior to joining the GPIA, Chiara Corazza was chosen as Special Counselor for International Affairs to the President of the Greater Paris Region upon her arrival in France in 1985. In this position she created the Metropolis, the first world association of large metropolitan areas. She also planned and implemented Paris Region international policy, specializing in government affairs and urban management. In 1992, Chiara Corazza created the Department of International Affairs and was promoted to Director for International Affairs in the Greater Paris Region. During the next 15 years, she initiated, negotiated, and successfully managed economic bilateral cooperation agreements with Beijing, Beirut, Buenos Aires, Budapest, Dakar, Hanoi, Johannesburg, Mexico City, Montreal, Moscow, New Delhi, Santiago, Tokyo.

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