#FIGTMembers in the News!

11 Aug 2018 10:35 PM | FIGT Blog Editor (Administrator)

We’ve noticed several FIGT members popping up in our newsfeeds over the past few months so we started taking notes to share and celebrate with you all. Don’t worry -there were no scandals - it was all good news!

Featuring significantly was Katia Vlachos.  Her recently published book, ‘A Great Move: Surviving and Thriving in Your Expat Assignment’ hit the headlines in different places.  From the Financial Times business books of the month in June to Relocate Global Magazine  LIDPublishing and the expatnetwork Katia’s work was admired and appreciated.  Congratulations Katia!

Katarina Holm-Didio, one of FIGT’s NY Tri-State Affiliate leaders and a former board member, recently wrote an article for BR Anchor Publishing about having a baby while living abroad and she referenced us –and another #FIGTmember, Lisa Ferland.  Thanks Kat.

Child Psychologist and Expat Relocation Consultant, Kate Berger, was interviewed as a recognised expert in an article for the Dutch News about Dutch repatriates. It is well worth reading.

British based FIGT member, Louise Wiles, ran a comprehensive Global Mobility Virtual Summit featuring presentations from several FIGT experts. 

Dania Santana, Multiculturalism, Diversity, and Inclusion Expert was excited to learn her proposal had made it to the community voting for the 2019 South by Southwest Film Festival for her Panel Idea: The Hispanic Marketing Sauce: Are we all Mexican? Over 5,700 proposal were received so getting through to the voting stage is a big achievement! You can support her by voting up on the Panel Picker site.

Naomi Hattaway, has launched an inspiring new initiative –the I am a Triangle Impact Initiative. If you heard her speak at our conference earlier this year in The Hague you will know of her desire to make an impact in the world and her belief that those of us who have global experiences are in a unique position to do so. The first project she has chosen to focus on is one led by another of our amazing members Marilyn Gardner, educating nurses in Kurdistan – you can support this great opportunity and have an impact on a different part of the world.

Speaking of different parts of the world, our Facebook feed has been busy with posts by FIGT members in transition, telling their stories of their latest global moves with beautiful writing that takes us on the journey with them.  We wish you safe journeys and smooth landings Maryam Afnan Ahmad, Lucille Abendanon and Mariam Ottimofiore and look forward to more details in blogs yet written.

And Tanya Crossman may have won the award for publishing the first #FIGTMember blog about our next conference! She tells us who should go to #FIGT2019 in Bangkok and why!

If you are an #FIGTMember and want to share your news for future editions please email us.

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