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Founding Team

julia-founder
Project Strategy & Operations
Former professional ballet dancer. I turned my world around by becoming an entrepreneur in 2019, following my dream to become a free human. Since then, I work as a website designer, strategy consultant and project manager, supporting entrepreneurs and small businesses that strive to make a positive social or environmental impact in the world.
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Nina Simone
Partnerships & Expansion
Former Journalist, Community Builder and Consultant. After building her first business in Portugal she decided to follow her intuition in supporting people and specifically women. Simone, being an event host and growth marketer by heart, believes that social synergies are the real catalyst of business.
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Yasmina Clément
Community support & Social media
Yasmine has been working in digital marketing for over 5 years. She loves supporting women entrepreneurs to build stronger brands by developing their visibility and attracting customers through a unique digital strategy and community management on social media.

Community leaders

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Chiara Ferri
Amsterdam Community
Founder of Intimasee Coaching. Somatic Sex & Love Coach + De-armoring Practitioner
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Sissa Pagels
Stockholm Community
CEO of Young Innovation Hub, & changemaker at HEART 17.

Ambassadors

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Eloïse J. A. Steen
Ambassador
Entrepreneur. Helping B2C businesses accelerate their leads and profits with Google Ads.
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Ambassador
After designing 4 labels in 17 years, between San Francisco, New York, and Paris, Michelle left the world of fashion in 2011 to address the grave misconception that we are not “good enough”. Michelle uses clothing and spaces as tools to impart how accessible our collective liberation can be. Her Beauty Manifesto is a call to action to embrace our unique selves, be the change we seek, and live our dreams with kindness, courage, and determination.
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My Nguyen
Ambassador
Founder of the Confidance. She unleashes people’s full potential through the power of dance.
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Olena Matveieva
Ambassador
Olena is a dynamic co-founder at Luna House & Cowork, a thriving establishment situated in Cascais, Portugal. Originally hailing from Ukraine, Olena has embraced a life of exploration, having lived and studied in various countries before ultimately finding her home in Portugal. With a decade of expertise in the hospitality industry, she has honed her skills and developed an exceptional understanding of the field.
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Ambassador
Sophie a British-born citizen of the world currently living in Lisbon. She is passionate about design and playing dress up, so much so that she has made a career out of it, having founded a start-up a personal shopping and wardrobe consultation business as well as her own fashion brand. She loves to discover and support design talent and craftsmanship in Lisbon and curate unique, design-focused experiences, with a focus on sustainability.

Collaborators

Emily Binning
Lisbon Breakfast Partner
Emily runs the Sustainable Food Society, a project educating people about how to eat more sustainably. She’s a biologist and a huge nerd when it comes to health, the environment, food, and nutrition, with a master’s degree in Physiology, Development and Neurosciences from the University of Cambridge, and a certificate in Eating for the Environment from the Open University. The Sustainable Food Society helps you define and reach your sustainability goals, understand your food choices (from health claims, to environmental impact), and make small, consistent changes to your diet that will have maximum impact and last in the long term.
Alina
Guest mentor & facilitator
Alina is a sacred femininity & conscious leadership coach, as well as a celebrated feminine wisdom author. She is the founder of the Divine Feminine School “Inner Goddess”. She combines mindset leadership coaching with her certifications as an energy healer in 7 different techniques: Breathwork, Theta Healing, KAP (Kundalini Activation Process), Akashic Records Readings, Access Consciousness, Reiki and Pranic Healing.
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Mikayleigh Haarhoff
Social media team
Founder of ContentShineMedia. Social media management and planning.

Blog editors

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Blog author
After the birth of her 3rd son, Anna has taken the plunge and courage to believe she can build her brand to reach greater heights. Always being a conscious shopper and keen environmental activist, she hopes to inspire like-minded consumers as well as greater masses that luxury and sass in fashion can also be created from repurposed elements. Her dream is to be a pioneer in circular fashion.
annie-lancaster
Blog author
Woman/mother/wife/mental health nurse. She’s passionate about taking care of our planet and believes waste reduction on every level is essential. She enthusiastically supports second-hand everything over new anything. She likes to grow what she can and repair what she has, she is a lover of homemade and has been blogging about all of this since 2016.
ayu-pratiwi
Blog author
Consultant in environment, offering initiatives in policy recommendations and technology. Aside from her consultancy role, Ayu has also been actively involved in youth empowerment. Realizing the untapped potential of youth, she married her passion in environment with her vocation in youth movements that finally causes her to start a mission in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) campaign activities.
brie-schmidt
Blog author
Relationship coach and educator for women who want to feel empowered in dating, relationships, and life in general. She is from the US and now based in Tokyo, Japan. She combines concepts from sociology and psychology to help women understand themselves and their love lives in a new way. In her free time, you’ll find her chatting about feminist issues, trying healthy plant-based recipes, and exploring Tokyo.
casey-molina
Blog author
Journalist and content creator from the United States. In 2019 and 2020 she lived in the Canary Islands, Spain teaching English and filming a short documentary on environmental sustainability. She loves traveling, learning new languages, and creating media with a social impact. When she doesn’t have a camera in her hand, you can find her doing yoga or working on her podcast The Mindful Femme.
cass-hebron
Blog author
Freelance writer for environmental justice NGOs and editor of the Green Fix newsletter of free climate activism resources. Originally from the UK and now living in Belgium. Reusable cup enthusiast, caffeine addict, and passionate about making climate action accessible and transparent. Previously a Unite 2030 Youth Delegate and founder of Wild Magazine.
daria-skibinska
Blog author
IT Professional, expat, dancer, film and cinematography fanatic, and world explorer. She is passionate about empowering women through education, and supporting them in the journey to achieve their dreams. She loves discovering new places around the world, and learning about anything and everything. Daria runs a blog called Good Vibes Spreader.
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Blog author
Destiny Awata (AWA Dee) is a financial professional, writer, and lifestyle digital creator, passionate about helping young individuals understand money to build sustainable wealth for financial freedom. When she isn’t creating helpful content on her lifestyle platform and social media platforms, you can find her excitedly exploring the beautiful outdoors finding new adventures in new cities due to her deep love for travel and the arts.
effie-kli
Blog author
Effie is a certified Feminist Business & Life Coach. Her mission is to help women create aligned, prosperous, purpose-driven businesses and live healthy, fulfilling lives. She has over ten years of experience in marketing having worked with some of the world’s leading brands and organisations. She’s also a corporate trainer running workshops for organisations on resilience, mental health and performance.
Emily Binning
Lisbon Breakfast Partner
Emily runs the Sustainable Food Society, a project educating people about how to eat more sustainably. She’s a biologist and a huge nerd when it comes to health, the environment, food, and nutrition, with a master’s degree in Physiology, Development and Neurosciences from the University of Cambridge, and a certificate in Eating for the Environment from the Open University. The Sustainable Food Society helps you define and reach your sustainability goals, understand your food choices (from health claims, to environmental impact), and make small, consistent changes to your diet that will have maximum impact and last in the long term.
fiona-watters
Blog author
Having grown up in the UK countryside she has had an interest in the natural world and environmental issues from a young age. With a Climate Change MSc and Geography BSc, she has a particular interest in nature-based solutions to tackle climate change and the importance of nature conservation for a resilient planet. She is attempting to do her best at living sustainably; an animal lover she is plant-based, stopped fast fashion consumption, and is always exploring ways to be kinder to the planet.
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Blog author
Gwyneth Jones considers herself a hippie, science nerd, amateur gardener, eco-activist, deep adaptation coach, and writer. She is a Work That Reconnects facilitator, host of The Way We Connect podcast and founder of the Reconnection Revolution. Gwyneth hopes we can transition away from the industrial growth society that is destroying our planet and towards a compassionate and sustainable world, but only if we reconnect deeply with ourselves, each other, and Nature.
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Hayley Enright
Blog author
Acupuntor and well-being advocate, because when you feel good and look good, you can live your best life. Acupuncture restores & rejuvenates your body+mind. Cosmetic acupuncture enhances your beauty naturally and promotes anti-aging.
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Blog author
Content creator and psychology student from Lisbon, Portugal. She loves everything about the human brain, body and soul. She’s passionate about yoga, long walks in nature, reading and meeting new people. Her goal with her platform is to create a space of self-love, peace and a slow-living lifestyle.
irina-badell
Blog author
Human biologist specialized in forensic genetics with experience in patent law. She was born in Barcelona in 1993 where she has lived most of her life. She has had the chance to work in different laboratories around the world and nowadays she lives in Munich.
jessica-kleczka
Blog author
Jessica is a climate justice activist and social scientist based in the UK working in climate change policy. With a background in psychology and environmental science, her previous research has focused on climate communication and values-based approaches to societal change. She is an advocate for intersectionality and mental health awareness, and works as a researcher to help the UK shift away from fossil fuels. In her free time, she is a pianist and educator, using social media to make environmental issues more accessible.
karollina-chaves
Blog author
Lawyer and content creator, Karollina is originally from Brazil, and since 2019 has been based in London. She is vegetarian, passionate about self-knowledge, and nature. She found herself in sports 2 years ago and since then she has discovered on social media an opportunity to help and inspire people to have a healthier and more conscious lifestyle.
kate-sheridan
Blog author
Kate always loved wildlife and has a passion for nature and conservation. She has a Conservation Biology MSc from the University of Cape Town, and has spent significant time in Africa working on various conservation projects. She tries her best to live as sustainably as possible, and continue to educate herself on environmental and social justice issues. She enjoys spending time in nature and hopes to continue to spread love for the environment with scientific backing.
katharina-trachte
Blog author
Location-independent freelancer from Germany, who’s been exploring the Americas in her camper van since 2019. She is a committed vegan, avid yogi, shameless cat lady, and an advocate for slow & sustainable travel. You can read all about her adventures on her blog Green Boho Travel.
katie-white
Blog author
Katie uses she/her pronouns and lives in Edinburgh, Scotland. She’s passionate about taking action against climate change and living a more ethical lifestyle. She broke up with fast fashion last year and transitioned vegan around the same time. She likes to consider herself an online activist and generally uses her platform to discuss social justice and making positive changes.
laura-busquets
Blog author
Originally from Tarragona, she is a professional ballet dancer with the Ballett Rossa in the Opera house of Halle Saale (Germany), also works as Marketing Manager for Ava Dance Company and runs an Instagram account about ecology, feminism and conscious living. She studied Tourism and Business Economics, and is planning to start her Masters on Sustainable Tourism.
laura-figuerola
Blog author
Laura is an English and music high school teacher from Spain. She has dedicated virtually all her professional life to teaching, a job which she adores. She has volunteered both in Spain and abroad and is also a proud foster mum. She has found in her career a way of making little changes which, she hopes, will become big changes over time.
laura-menelle
Blog author
Content creator and a certified translator student from Argentina. Laura was raised by powerful women who taught her that we can be unstoppable if we want to. She values independence, self-development, and self-confidence. In her free time, she practices meditation, enjoys reading about everything but particularly about the environment, mindfulness, and activism.
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Blog author
Lisa is a dedicated eco advocate and is passionate about self-discovery and living the soul’s truth. Having grown up exploring the mountains from the North Bay to Santa Cruz, and spending extensive time in Mexico, New Zealand, and Peru as a child and young adult, Lisa has developed a strong bond with the Earth and a connection to her place in it.
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Blog author
Her name is Mahevash (pronounced Ma-hey-vash). She is a blogger, author, and poet. She loves talking about culture, society, and mental health so that we can all help make the world a better place – and be whoever we want to be.
natalia-gomez
Blog author
Finishing her Master’s Degree in Digital Marketing she decided to start the sustainable fashion blog The Mindful Choice and after decided to open the Green Studio where she helps small businesses get digital and improve their marketing strategies online. She loves helping people and the planet which is why she hopes her slice of the internet helps educate and market brands that can make this world a better place.
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Nathalie Peeters
I help you to both fund and promote your business with a successful crowdfunding.
rebecca-stonor
Blog author
After experiencing the health benefits of whole food, plant-based eating, Rebecca is passionate about helping others access exceptional health through sustainable lifestyle change. A scientist and certified in Plant-Based Nutrition (eCornell University), Rebecca conducts evidence-based workshops, cooking demonstrations and talks. Her mission is to inspire hope, prevent and reverse chronic illness and reduce the confusion around the science of nutrition.
sasha-mcghee
Blog author
Sasha is your friendly neighborhood vegan. She is passionate about helping people, mental health, and all things sustainability. She strives to live as low impact life as possible to make sure that the mark she leaves on this Earth is felt in people’s hearts and not left to tarnish our environment.
vanessa-landry
Blog author
A senior business leader who has dedicated her career to progressive social impact – through her work in various charities and agencies supporting social initiatives. She’s recently embraced a low waste lifestyle and started a business to focus on promoting a triple bottom line within the corporate sector. Her passions also include promoting physical and mental health, empowering female leaders, and using her voice to activate change.
vianney-gonzalez
Blog author
Adventurer, climber and constant seeker in life, she traveled abroad to widen her perspectives and surrender to her interest and ability to learn languages. She studied advertising design but then changed paths and started working in hospitality to connect with people and listen to their stories. There, she got the idea to move to Germany and learn from another culture. Her connection with nature led her to keep traveling and reconnecting with the environment and people, which later made her study for a Master’s degree in Sustainable Tourism. Now she works in an NGO, is an active research facilitator and keeps looking for opportunities to co-design networks between people, communities and its surrounding.

“After almost 10 years working as a professional ballet dancer, I got used to working in a competitive environment among women. Female rivalry hurts us. Any action where we compete and undermine each other is never positive. These types of behaviors are often driven by insecurity, where we don’t believe in our own abilities to get us ahead. So then we compete because we see others as a potential threat to our own success. Women should be able to share their accomplishments with each other, encourage other women to succeed, and embrace each other’s capabilities.

I believe in the union of women, offering each other support, promoting kindness and confidence so that we all feel empowered to go after our dreams and create a better world.”

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—Julia Muxinach

Evolution is collaboration, not competition.

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