Aurelie Salvaire

Founder, The A Factor
Barcelona, Spain

About Aurelie


Graduated from HEC Business School in Paris in 2001, I left France almost immediately for what has now become my home town: Barcelona!
I worked 4 years managing strategy and organization projects in hospitals throughout Europe with Antares Consulting (a spanish consulting company specialized in healthcare and social work).
I traveled 6 months in Asia (India, China and Southeast India) and back from there, decided to shift my career towards development.
I then joined Intermon Oxfam (the spanish Oxfam branch) to set up the entire humanitarian action unit. I experienced field work in Ethiopia as Finance and HR Manager of their refugee camp project over there.
Back in Europe, I joined Ashoka France to organize their 30th anniversary in June 2011 and identify social entrepreneurs in affordable housing.
Now I am back in Barcelona setting up the A Factor to give visibility to gamechangers through events, storytelling and learning journeys.

I especially coach women speakers to balance the stage of international events.
I set up to showcase solutions with impact on gender balance.
And I curate Tedxbarcelonawomen and I love it :)


English, French, Spanish

TED Conferences

TEDWomen 2015, TEDGlobal 2014, TEDActive 2013

Areas of Expertise

Social Business, Gender Equity, Storytelling

An idea worth spreading

Lets get rid of gender stereotypes!

I'm passionate about

Traveling and writing! I would love to do the Transsiberian (on my bucket list). I want to pass my divemaster as well and go diving in amazing places... I love working with women entrepreneurs.

Talk to me about

Traveling to crazy places - Ethiopia I am in love with - Next countries on the list: visit the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, dive in the Philippines, relax in Lamu...

People don't know I'm good at

cooking amazing chocolate cakes. Writing, I have a blog and a few novels in my drawer...

My TED story

My heart is in the curation of TEDxBarcelonaWomen where we invote speakers from allover the world to talk about their projects on gender equity and inspire the Barcelona Community. About to start the first TEDxBarcelonaED event as well! Exciting!

Favorite talks