Producer and Director Frédérique Bedos has been a journalist and radio presenter for more than 20 years, both in France and internationally. She has hosted many prestigious shows in prime time.

 

In 2010 she took a big leap into the unknown to create an NGO of information officially recognized by the UN in 2017, whose purpose is to inspire to act: Le Projet Imagine.

Her first source of inspiration was her adoptive parents from the north of France who welcomed her into their family together with some twenty "unadoptable" children from all over the world.

With the NGO Le Projet Imagine, Frédérique highlights the men and women who explore the unknown and make us realize that anything is possible: the famous "Humble Heroes".

In 2013, she wrote a book that is her testimonial, "La petite fille à la balançoire” (The Girl in the Swing, publ. by Editions Les Arènes, in pocket book format publ. by J’ai Lu) where she tells us about how her NGO was inspired from her personal story. And of course, her first Humble Heroes were her primary source of inspiration, namely her adoptive parents!

In 2020, she was finalist of the “Prize Alice Guy” for the best French film director of the year. In 2017, she received the rank of Knight of the National Order of Merit. As a member of the Scientific and Strategic Council of the World Forum “Normandy for Peace”, Frédérique Bedos has, since January 2018, been a patron of the French non-profit organization, Bleuet de France that supports victims of wars, widows, pupils of the Nation and victims of attacks. Doctor honoris causa of the Catholic University of Lille, Frédérique has also received the prestigious "Women who make a Difference" award, in Miami, from the very powerful women’s network International Women’s Forum (IWF).

 

Public interventions

Frédérique Bedos speaks publicly in many institutions, prestigious schools as well as in the media. She also sits on various boards:

• United Nations (New York and Geneva) - Unesco - Matignon - Elysée – the French National Assembly - the French Senate – OECD - COP 22 – the International Peace institute…

• INSEAD - London School of Economics (LSE) - Tufts University (Boston) – Kedge Business School, the Catholic Universities of Lille and Louvain (Belgium)…

• Honorary member of the international network IWF – Member of the Advisory Board of the Education Think Tank “Vers le haut” (Upward) – Member of the Strategic Board of the Campus “Entreprises & Cités” – Member of the board of directors of the “Restorative Justice Institute” - Member of the Supervisory Board of “Investir & Plus” for social entrepreneurs …

• Global Summit of Women - Women's Forum - TED talks - the EVE program – Tribe to be Inspired...

• Frédérique Bedos regularly comments on international politics in the media.

 

Producer, Director, Founder of the Humble Heroes Project NGO