Lea Peersman

SYPand - Talent Community Manager, SYPartners


US & Canada




Lea is currently a Talent Community Manager (means an HR but for all the hyper talented freelancers and independent thinkers/makers the company could collaborate with – www.syp-and.com) at SYPartners, the human-led transformation company, in NYC. She is deeply passionate about human potential and how it seems to be the most wasted and under-leveraged resource on earth. Through her career, she focused on helping people unlock and unleash more of their talent to build educational and professional paths that matter, for them, organizations, and society. She is interested in using science, technology, and the arts to design and build a better system to manage our careers, following these principles of fulfillment, engagement, collaboration and performance. She is involved in conversations and communities exploring the future, especially the one of learning, work, and people. Over the past 10 years, she created www.thefutureofpeople.org at MIT during my MBA, collaborated with Steelcase and Blippar to improve our learning and working environments, headed the research department on complexity management at the ESSEC Business School, led the Education Department of the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations, taught at all levels and founded 2 NGOs (www.ecoledelaphilanthropie.org and www.cartesblanches.co) to better support the next generation.

Why are you optimistic about the future of work?

quote I am not. But I am optimistic about our ability to make it better. I believe in our collective human intelligence.

The MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge to become Economic Prosperity Challenge in 2020