Innovating in Childcare and Education with Alumnae Entrepreneurs

hosted by Harvard Club of France

Start: 19 Oct 2021

End: 19 Oct 2021

  • The Event

    Harvard Club of France

    in partnership with the Harvard Clubs of Ireland

    and of the Netherlands and the ANHW community


    Tuesday, October 19th, 2021

    7:00- 8:15pm Paris time (virtual) 


    Innovating in Childcare & Education 

    with Alumnae Entrepreneurs


    How do we prepare tomorrow's adults to solve the new problems of the 21st century,  live as global citizens, and ensure that no one is left behind?

    Join us virtually on October 19th at 7:00pm Paris time and connect with inspiring alumnae, Sridevi Raghavan (MBA '05) and Michaela Horvathova (EdM '14),  Each in her own innovative, mission-based company is leveraging her Harvard experience to  improve how we educate children. Join us and learn how their impressive, social impact companies are changing early and general education for children and youth, from birth to age 18

    Sridevi Raghavan (HBS MBA 2005) is Sr Vice President - Education, Quality and Sustainability at Babilou Family, a French early education leader which counts as among the largest daycare and early education networks in the world, serving over 50,000 children across 12 countries. Sridevi joined the Babilou Family in 2018 when she sold her pioneering Indian daycare chain, (born at an HBS Business Plan Competition) to Babilou Family, first as Country Manager of India , and from 2020 in a global role in Paris.

    At Babilou, "our people are united by a common educational mission with 3 developmental goals for the kids : Believe in him or herself, Learn all the time, Explore the World. This common educational mission respects local curricula in each country." 

    Michaela Horvathova (EdM '14)  is a co-founder and Chief Education Officer at Beyond Education - a French-based edtech start-up that develops and provides online courses spanning 21st century competencies for students aged 10 to 18. Michaela is an international education expert focused on the future of education and skills for the digital age and the 4th Industrial Revolution. She has previously been a consultant at the OECD, UNICEF, IB and several public, private, and non-profit sector institutions. 

    "Beyond Education is a fully online research-based experience that puts the student in the center and equips her with  21st century competencies." 



    Date: Tuesday, October 19th, 2021 

    Time: 7:00pm CET to 8:15pm CET (one hour earlier than GMT). 

    Where Join us via the Zoom link which will be sent to registered participants the day of the event.

    Registration:  Registration is free but required!


    Organized by  Harvard Club of France Vice President, Denise Silber,  with the support of  Erin Renner Cordell  (EdM '05) and Jeffery Durand (College '17)

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Join us virtually to connect with inspiring alumnae, Sridevi Raghavan (MBA '05) and Michaela Horvathova (EdM '14), each in her own innovative, mission-based education company.


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