About Me

Barbara Erskine is a community builder, brand strategist and media relations professional. In
Paris, she worked on the NYT Foreign Affairs Column with Flora Lewis. For ten years, she
created the branding and established media relations for the World Economic Forum in
Geneva, and ran “Barbara’s Davos”, a parallel program for the media in Davos. She was
Wired Magazine’s European Editor. With her company, Barbara Erskine Networks, in Geneva,
she helped governments, the United Nations, and private corporations launch initiatives;
notably focusing on women’s issues at the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society
(Paris and Deauville); and geopolitics and finance at Ambrosetti/The European House (Milan
and Cernobbio). Current projects on communications and communities now include TBLI
(Triple Bottom Line Investing; R3i Ventures and the R3i Impact Foundation, specifically the
annual She Loves Tech Competition ; Plus Media Soluions; the AI Asia Pacific Institute; and
the Global Listening Project.
Barbara Erskine is bilingual French and English, and she speaks Italian. She holds Swiss and USA nationalities. After many years based in Paris and Geneva, she now works from Northern Italy.