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WDS Member of the Month: Rosy Colelli

Meet Rosy!

Rosy is a dynamic professional with a multicultural background, blending the charm of Italy with the efficiency of Zurich. With over 15 years of experience in instructional design, Rosy is an ATD-certified expert, currently managing eLearning for a multinational biotech firm.

Not wanting to be confined by the corporate walls, Rosy ventured into entrepreneurship in 2016, establishing a digital learning firm in Switzerland. A philosophy graduate with dual master's degrees in marketing and communications, and eLearning, she has a passion for continuous learning and growth.

Outside the corporate world, Rosy enjoys running, hiking, enjoying time in the mountains, and sharing these adventures with her furry friend, Paul Anka.

Rosy brings creativity to both professional and personal pursuits. Read on to learn about Rosy!

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WDS is a community that provides us with an opportunity to contribute, learn, and build meaningful connections in the ever-evolving landscape of digital learning.

Tell us about yourself!  

I have been living in Zurich for 8 years, but I come from Italy. My hometown is Porto Cesareo, Puglia, by the sea.

My professional journey started over 15 years ago. I am an ATD-certified instructional designer, and I currently work as an eLearning manager for a multinational biotech firm.

Here in Switzerland, as an entrepreneur, I started my digital learning firm in 2016, supporting global luxury retail clients to help my clients develop and innovate the best digital learning solutions, which include eLearning courses, learning technologies, and project management.

I have a degree in philosophy and 2 master's, one in marketing and communications and one in eLearning (instructional designer).  

I love running and hiking in the mountains, sometimes with my little dog Paul Anka.

How long have you been a member of WDS?

About one year ago, a friend of mine who is a member of this community talked to me about WDS, and I got immediately curious and inspired to join and participate.

What was your first interaction with WDS and how was it for you?

It all started in the community forum where I engaged in a professional exchange about digital tools for work, where I got the chance to both contribute and learn new things.

What was the reason you joined WDS?

I am enthusiastic about joining this group, where I can actively contribute with my skills and expertise while remaining open to absorbing knowledge from fellow members.

Through my participation I want to observe and draw inspiration, recognizing the immense value of networking in fueling my energy and passion for continuous learning. I look forward to engaging with this community, sharing insights, and building meaningful connections that contribute to both personal and collective growth.

Tell us something about you that might surprise us

Exactly 2 years ago, I embarked on my journey to learn and play the violin, starting from scratch. It's been an incredible two years of growth and dedication. Recently, I achieved a significant milestone by performing in public for the first time after months of hard work and practice. This experience, coupled with my musical journey, has been both challenging and rewarding.


Of which professional achievement are you especially proud of?

After several years of experience, I have successfully managed to find a balance my career both as an entrepreneur with my own business and, in parallel, as an employee in the company I work for. This experience has been a rich learning journey, providing valuable insights into leadership, effective time management, and the art of delegation. It reflects not only my professional growth but also my ability to navigate and excel in dual roles, contributing to the overall success of both endeavors.

Are there many women in your industry? Why is that or why not?

There are many women in instructional design.

The digital industry boasts a significant number of talented women, yet there is still a notable gap in female representation at leadership levels. Achieving greater female representation in leadership not only aligns with principles of equality but also enhances the industry's creativity, resilience, and overall success.

Which aspect of your industry might interest other women to start work in this field?

Imagine stepping into the dynamic universe of digital learning, where innovation and excitement are the heartbeat of the industry! This realm offers exciting possibilities characterized by continuous learning and exploration.

Each day unfolds new opportunities to immerse yourself in emerging trends, cutting-edge technologies, and evolving strategies, making it a career path that thrives on dynamism and thrill. If you're prepared to infuse your professional journey with enthusiasm and embrace the ever-evolving landscape of digital learning, this is the perfect place to be.

Which future trend is the most interesting in your opinion?

The following are trends that we should be watching:

  • Sustainable Technologies

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)

  • Health Tech and Telemedicine

  • Remote Work Technologies

Do you want to connect to Rosy to learn more about eLearning platforms or future trends in the digital ecosystem (or maybe, find out where she will be playing the violin next)? You can find her on LinkedIn.

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