Maria Alice Stock
I came to Geneva in 2009 after my husband found a job in the city. It was a monumental change for me. (Apart from a short spell in Paris, I had so far lived only in São Paulo, Brazil). Always curious and creative, I embraced the challenge of adapting to a new country with enthusiasm - and also a good dose of anxiety, I must admit. While I fell deeply in love with this city, I also discovered how hard it can be to rebuild your network, find a job and be(come) a mother away from extended family and friends.
Based on my own experience of reinventing myself twice since I arrived (first as a student, later as a mother), and everything I learned in the long process of in setting my professional life back on track, I founded Bonjour Geneva to support and inspire women facing the same challenge.
Bonjour Geneva is a place for authentic conversation where you can meet new friends (or even potential clients and business partners!). Every week, I share tips and present practices that can help you find your place and shine your light in Geneva. You’re in for a real treat!
Welcome to your new home!