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#5 - Philippine Delouvrier 🇬🇧 - The lesson of optimism (English Version)

Season 1, Ep. 5

Four years ago, Philippine Delouvrier founded in London Escape & Co., an event and communication agency, centred around the themes that drives her: gastronomy, art and travel. Since then, the Parisian lives in Zurich, and creates events of all kinds in almost all the capitals of Europe. Whether they take place in Milan, Barcelona, Geneva, Paris, London or Zurich, all are stamped with her good taste. 


Her social networks are full of ideas for charming restaurants and hotels. The latest project of the young mother? The launch of a collection of "Mum of ..." T-shirts featuring mothers from all those cities that Philippine knows like the back of her hand. 


I was already impressed by her hard work and what she had developed on her very own. When I met her, one sunny morning in July, I got amazed by her positivism, her energy and her open-mindedness. 


In this discussion, we talk about business of course, she explains her career path and what led this former employee to entrepreneurship. Philippine explains me her successes as well as her fears. We also talk about family, couples, her life as an Expat’ that she wouldn't leave for anything in the world, and the place of women in our society. 


Do you want to also create your own company and build an international network? Or are you interested in the event and communication business or just wish to fill up with positive energy? This episode is for you! 



Time codes



03:40 Being surrounded with brilliant women 

04:50 Going thought the Covid crisis as a young mother and entrepreneur

07:50 A Parisian childhood, turned toward art and culture 

09:34 Art vs Economics: choosing the rational path for her studies 

11:23 Starting her experience abroad in Argentina 

12:55 Taking the best out of failures 

15:23 “Discovering the world through people” : a year of Master at ESADE, in Barcelona 

19:06 Becoming the perfect expat  

21:37 Settling up in Zurich 

22:56 Starting as a consultant at EY 

25:09 Turning to a more creative industry, in the Marketing Department of Swarovski 

27:48 Making the decision to move for a couple where both are working 

29:05 A manager pushes you to get the best out of yourself 


Entrepreneurial experience: the creation of Escape & Co


29:54 Starting with the organisation of “experiences” for friends and family and writing a food and travel blog

32:27 Living with financial uncertainty - but optimism 

34:57 Finding the first client in Barcelona: the power of believing in yourself

38:45 Organising events all over Europe 

40:00 Diversifying activities, with three obsessions: gastronomy, art and travels 

42:35 Launching the “Mum of (Zurich, Paris, Milano …) T-shirt collection

43:41 Keeping up motivation and creativity 

45:06 Sorority, feminism, and the role of women in the society 

48:20 Setting up your prices as an entrepreneur 

49’27 Entrepreneurship : freedom, proudness and hard work

51’44 Final Questions 



Interesting links and references 


To follow Philippine : 


To follow Escape & Co. 




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