Giving is not just about making a donation. It is about making a difference!
As global mobility professionals, we share a passion for helping diverse communities of immigrants and refugees worldwide and a desire to go beyond the day-to-day help we provide to corporate clients. We will provide opportunities to give back to diverse communities in an organized, collaborative and fun way while connecting with other global mobility professionals, creating meaningful relationships and growing professionally. We have been influenced by other communities of changemakers in economics and business, some of these are listed below to give you an idea:
What we aim to do?
- Contribute financially to organizations in different areas (Health, Educational, Ecology, Women LGBTQ & Racism discrimination, Refugee Immigration) in diverse regions of the world. 10% of the membership fee is an automatic donation. All members have a say in which organisation we support.
- Crowd-sourced volunteer projects – encourage members to propose projects for organizations and causes they care about. Establish a proposal form for members to use. Once vetted by paradiGM, the project can be shared with other members so that they can join in volunteering. Volunteering initiatives will aim to provide members with opportunities to volunteer together so that they can form meaningful connections and grow professionally while giving back.
- Informal Give chats on a regular basis where we share our experiences from other volunteering projects, how to find balance when giving, to find inspiration if you are new to volunteering etc.
- As we will grow organically as an organisation, more initiatives will be proposes and launched.
Rohan Kamath, GIVE Advocate, is director of The Anywr Group in Bangalore, India. The Anywr Group provides recruitment, immigration, relocation and training services across the globe with 23 offices in 16 countries.
Massimo Maesen is the grandson of Italian immigrants and a Dutch grandmother, so there was always a strong connection in his life to immigration law, and helping foreign nationals in moving from one country to another, either for work or other reasons. Massimo became part of paradiGM as there was a strong feeling that something was missing in his life. Massimo is a strong supporter of diversity, inclusion, equality.
Full Bio is available on the Founders Page
Fiona Mougenot, Immigration Consultant, has been living and working in France for over 25 years. During this time she has developed a deep understanding of the French culture and business practices. As a result she has built a reliable network with members of the French public administration. She founded Expat Partners in 2003, with a branch office in Bangalore, India and a representative office in Shenzhen, China. In 2022 Fiona will do more consultancy work specifically on French immigration, investors and entrepreneurs, working closely with the Franco-British community and mentoring young professionals who are interested in growing their careers in global mobility. Being passionate about people, she believes that everyone should be given a chance to express their skills and grow. Her motto she definitely “shares, care sand grows.”
Veronika Plešková has been working in the legal field as an attorney since 2012 and has established her own law firm, VP Legal, in October 2020. Prior to that, Veronika was with Havel & Partners for 11 years, about one year with Gleiss Lutz (now Schönherr), and spent two months as a visiting attorney at Cuatrecasas in their Valencia office. Veronika acquired her legal education at Palacký University Olomouc and continued with LLM studies at the University of Salzburg and McGeorge School of Law. She provides legal services in Czech, English, and German and can communicate in Spanish on a conversational level. Besides being a member of paradiGM, Veronika is also a member of the Czech Bar Association, and the European Employment Lawyers Association.
Philip Yip is the principal director of Phillip Yip & Associates Pty Ltd and he leads an outstanding Australian based specialist immigration law team that assists local and overseas businesses seeking business and corporate immigration solutions for foreign nationals. He has been a regular author and presenter at numerous immigration law seminars and conferences. Over the last 15 years Phillip has been and he continues to be a regular participant in Department of Immigration stakeholder consultations, immigration law committees of the Law Society of New South Wales and of the Law Council of Australia. He is a fellow of the Migration Institute of Australia as well as being a notary public. He is an active member of the Global Migration Section of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and has previously contributed to panel discussions of the GMS and the International Bar Association conferences.