As golden leaves fall outside the window and a hankering for school supplies and cinnamon tea begins to emerge, I realize that fall has arrived with its usual unpretentious flair.
Thoughts of new beginnings, aspirations, and the pursuit of excellence take shape with as much clarity as the crisp autumn air. What’s in store for this new season? To celebrate the fall, we’ve prepared a special section on continuing education in Switzerland.
Paige Baschuk identifies the most interesting programmes that afford potential students the opportunity to learn from international organizations, global corporations, and academic experts within Helvetian borders.
Swiss Style Magazine contributor Sunita Sehmi sits down with the Founder and President of WomenWay, Carole Hofmann, who leads a network for female professionals and executives whose goal it is to motivate, support, and inspire women to reach their full potential. International culture maven, Piera Anna Franini, talks with Carla Fendi of the Fendi brand, now a trademark in the LVMH franchise, about her passion for Italian culture and her uncommonly effective strategy for supporting the arts. Flip through this issue’s pages to discover Senior Editor Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi’s exclusive look at the celebrated photographer Sam Shaw, or join her inside the Vito Schnabel Gallery in St. Moritz.
We meet with Prince Alessandrojacopo Boncompagni Ludovisi in his penthouse on Piazza di Spagna in the heart of Rome, and explore his vineyards on the Appian Way. Step inside the palace of a modern-day prince and learn about how heritage is maintained through a sharp business acumen. His wine, like his penchant for contemporary art, is but the refined outer layer of a most intriguing personality. We bring you a full exclusive. Professor Raphael H. Cohen was one of the keynote speakers at the reputable Geneva Corporate Innovation Forum, where each year the event aims to provide new thinking concepts for corporate directors and technology officers who wish to learn and discuss with peers the latest and best practices for managing innovation within their organisations. We hear his thoughts on the secrets to success.
Thinking outside the box feels like the common denominator to a successful new harvest season. Everyone take your seat, please, the fall session has begun.
With my compliments.
Editor in Chief