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What makes a business pitch effective? In this webinar powered by GALACTICA, EBAN Board Member Audra Shallal will go through the key success factors of an elevator pitch.

 Audra Shallal, Founder and Managing Director of BOSS Consulting, NFBAN Board member, BAdGE Board member, EBAN Board member

A bilingual (English, French) American national and French Resident received her International Business and International Economics degrees from the American University of Paris (AUP), her MBA at Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (ENPC) and her DEA degree in Strategic Management at the Sorbonne. Currently founder and Managing Director of an International Strategic Management Firm, Audra maintains two streams of specialization: Entrepreneurship-Business Planning and Pitch Coaching-Investor Ready Programs. She has over fifteen years of experience in strategic management, business development, business and marketing plans, and product development in a wide range of industry sectors. She consults for international organizations such as OECD, UNEP, UNIDO and the European Commission, gives conferences and teaches courses on Entrepreneurship, Business Plan Development, and Entrepreneurial Finance to the Grandes Ecoles such as ENSCP, X, ParisTech, CELSA. Audra has played a key role in launching the Enterprise Financing Network within the MENA-OECD Investment Programme which creates a unique platform to connect entrepreneurs, financiers, research bodies and policymakers in order to improve the conditions for financing entrepreneurship. She is past Vice-President of the Femmes Business Angels (FBA) and the American Club of Paris and currently serves on the Board of the Nordic Female Business Angels Network (NFBAN), Les Business Angels des Grandes Ecoles (BAdGE), European Business Angels Network (EBAN), Impulse4Women (I4W), the Advisory Board of Tenmou-Bahrain First Business Angel Company, and the Executive Board of the MENA- OECD Enterprise Financing Network. She manages entrepreneurship programs using a unique interactive pedagogical approach to the steps taken in creating a professional business plan and pitching to potential investors and participates on a number of business plan competitions annually as a jury member on a national and international level. Besides being involved in the promotion of Women Entrepreneurs, she is increasing greater awareness for Women Business Angels in the EMEA region, Chair of the Mentoring Taskforce and Pitch4Growth Taskforce within the AmCham Women Leadership Committee and is an accredited Mentor for the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, the Tony Elumelu Foundation, Venture Capital for Africa, thecamp, and the Open Accelerator. Audra, a former professional classical ballet dancer, is not only continually pursuing performing arts initiatives but she is also a competitive fencer and horseshow jumping rider having received several gold, silver and bronze medals in just three years of starting intensively these two sports.

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