Social Confoes 024 – Representing Suriname at the IDB, Travel and Opportunities with Jade Tjon
In this episode of #SocialConfoes, we have a chat with Jade Tjon. She is the representative for Suriname on the Executive Board of the Inter-American Development Bank Group and serves as the focal point between the Government of Suriname and the Bank, and is dedicated to bringing attention to the needs and opportunities of small and island states. We talked a little about Suriname, about her role as IDB representative, about her traveling experiences and how to leverage opportunities. At the end she also shared for the first time her brand that she is launching in July 2021 called Foreign Exchange, as an effort to raise awareness and action around the Sustainable Development Goals.
0:00 – Introduction
2:17 – Transforming the workspace
10:27 – Projects and IDB investments
12:39 – Where does the IDB get funding from?
25:32 – Experiences and perspectives gained from traveling
33:37 – Lessons from dancing ballet
35:55 – Discrimination as a women in the workplace
39:29 – Getting the job at the IDB
43:04 – Key factors for success
51:57 – Investing in yourself and the value of a coach
54:43 – Announcing Foreign Exchange by Jade
58:10 – Superpowers
1:01:26 – Closing off