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Inspired by the famous Humans of New York blog by Brandon Stanton, we wanted to create a series of written portraits of the people that we work with and the (sometimes unexpected) stories they have to tell.

– Rachel Collins, Head of Inclusion & Diversity & Chair of Network 25

Tim Cook

When our children were two and three years old, my wife and I decided to take a sabbatical with them and go travelling. We travelled through most of Europe in ...
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Lee Israel

One of the most influential people in my life is my boyfriend of 16 years. He’s a Police Officer and I’m proud of the work he and his colleagues do ...
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Oriol Fort

I have always wanted to be a parent, having told my husband Marc my feelings on the matter the day after we first met in 2007. We began the lengthy ...
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Raquel Gabaldà Fernández

It all happened so quickly. For a long time, I didn’t want to be a mother. My partner, Vicky, had a child with a previous partner, and she always talked ...
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Susanne Hogan

 Six years ago, I embarked upon a new and exciting sport. Many people thought I had lost my mind completely, which made me doubt the sensibility of my decision, but ...
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Vinay Mishra

It was the first week of lockdown in India and we were transitioning to working from home. As schools were closed, our existing school-based CSR activities were no longer relevant. ...
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Chander Sharma

I joined Colt’s CSR Committee in India four years ago. I find helping others rewarding and it also gives me perspective. It is easy to get bogged down in day ...
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Mireia Sospedra Parra

I’ve always enjoyed learning and processing information, and supporting others has always come easy to me. So from a young age at school, I would help my twin sister and ...
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Rita D’Auria

I live in Milan and joined Colt in 2016 as a Marketing Specialist. I now oversee the Capital Markets Marketing activities for EMEA and US in the BPM team, and ...
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Adrian Sheridan

Lots of my friends and I find motorcycling hugely positive for our mental wellbeing, and it’s helped many of us through tough times. When you ride a bike, you have ...
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Alexandra Damianlieva

As someone who hated the sight of blood as a child, becoming an emergency medical technician (EMT) with the Red Cross in 2017 might have seemed like a bold step. ...
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Maxi Lampert

A few years ago, I ran the Paris marathon, which is a massive physical and mental challenge for anyone, but I had an additional challenge as I’m a type 1 ...
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