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Catherine Barba

Tech entrepreneur, Digital pioneer and a retail & e-commerce industry Futurist

Entrepreneur, e-commerce pioneer, expert in digital transformation and Future of Work, Catherine Barba is one of the most active female business angels in France and committed to the promotion of diversity for years.

After creating and selling several e-commerce companies, she’s about to launch her 4th venture, an educational program for freelancers and solopreneurs.

She was awarded with many distinctions among which that of “Femme en Or” in 2011, “Alumni of the Year” of ESCP in 2012, Women of economic influence in France in 2014, the "Inspiring Fifty" prize in 2015 and 2016, Knight of the French National Order of Merit and Knight of the National Order of the Legion of Honor.

Catherine Barba serves on the board of directors of Renault Group, Etam Group and the French American Chamber of Commerce.

Catherine graduated from the ESCP Business School, ranked among the best business schools in Europe.