Marcos OAP, recognized in 2017 by Forbes magazine as one of the 30 most promising young Brazilian innovators and WSYA/UN as one of the most impactful social innovators worldwide, leads innovative initiatives which foster new talents and enterprises in the digital industries in Brazil and globally, particularly in emerging markets.
Specialized in international multidisciplinary collaborations which use technology and creative practice for social and civic change. He thrives on building new partnerships across the creative & tech industries, digital fabrication & innovation labs, government & civil society, improving businesses impact and social inclusion.
Over the past 14 years, working closely with startups and some of the world's biggest companies, Marcos accumulates prizes and participations in major events worldwide such as Laureate Brazil Award, United Nations World Summit Award, Slush 100 Startups, TEDx, Tikkun Olam Make-a-Thon, CES & more. Marcos is most simply described as an enabler of pioneering ideas -helping organizations and changemakers to plot concrete steps forward in environments of high change and ambiguity. With a sleeves rolled up approach, Marcos is at his best when working alongside visionaries/devs to design & implement strategies that bring game-changing ideas to life.
With degrees in Computer Science, MBA and a wide experience with Social Innovation, Marcos also loves to be at the intersection of profit and purpose. He is a strong advocate for emerging models of”profit for purpose” business, having consulted to,mentored and advised a range of entrepreneurs & companies across Brazil and US.
A firm believer that a business only grows as fast as its people, Marcos is actively involved w/ new techs dev/consulting in several leadership development initiatives. Since 2015 he is member of the International Youth Foundation and Ambassador of WSA (hosted annually at Vienna, Austria) and spent six years as a volunteer community worker.
Himanshu is the India Business Leader for The Weather Company.
The Weather Company, an IBM Business, is the world's largest private weather enterprise, helping people make informed decisions – to take action – in the face of weather. The company offers the most accurate, personalized and actionable weather data and insights to millions of consumers and thousands of businesses via Weather’s API, its business solutions division, and its own digital products from The Weather Channel (weather.com) and Weather Underground (wunderground.com).
Himanshu, an entrepreneurial leader has a track record of building and leading high impact, high performance organizations to lead in new markets and deliver growth. He has been a Co-Founder of two Start-ups, delivered and led four product launches and managed one acquisition. He has performed multiple roles for more than a decade at IBM. His previous experience includes working in organizations such as Wipro, Digite and Adobe.
Anita Goyal is currently the CEO and trustee of The Hemraj Goyal Foundation. She is a Patron of Binti International and the Honorary Chair of the FGM Appeal for Barnardo’s. She is an award winning philanthropist and community champion. Anita completed a BSc in Biomedical Materials Science & Engineering at Queen Mary College, London. Anita’s passion for teaching led her to become a Science teacher, advancing to Head of Science and then progressing to Assistant Head Teacher of Inclusion. Anita has completed her MA in Special and Inclusive Education at the Institute of Education and UCL. She is the Co-founder of Ultimate You where she designs educational seminars for business, leadership, life and relationships with her husband- Avnish Goyal (an award winning entrepreneur). Under the family Foundation, Anita has launched People of the World as a platform for investing in the personal development and empowerment of all people from diverse backgrounds. She is passionate about making a difference and believes in doing everything with passion and purpose.
Founding Partner & Boardmember at goood network Holding AG| Helping impact ventures growing their ideas
Claudia is a C-Level Executive with 15+ years track record in starting-up and managing innovative telecommunication companies in eight countries in very challenging and different market environments, serving millions of new customers.
She is passionate about social impact and impact innovation, with a proven track record of transforming traditional business models for the next generation.
Claudia is Founder of goood network Holding AG and its subsidiaries goood mobile Germany & goood mobile Austria - the first and leading social impact mobile operator in the DACH& CEE region as well as co-founder of an award winning impact initiative for social inclusion.
She holds a Master of Business Adminstration from Vienna University of Economics and Business and apostgraduate degree from the University of Technology Sydney.
Janine currently heads Solve Education!, an education technology not-for-profit with the mission of delivering quality education to everyone, focussing on the BOP (Bottom of Pyramid) demographic. As CEO, Janine is particularly passionate about leveraging technology to solve social problems in a systemic, scalable and sustainable way.
Education is the key to solve the many challenges we face in the world today, and because of this, she is an avid speaker on topics like education, edtech, gender equality and poverty alleviation. She also contributes as a board member and as a mentor of various organisations.
She is the first Asian to receive the International Intellectual Benefits to Society Award 2018 by Mensa International, and have also received recognition with Education Leader award 2017 by the World Education Congress.
Most recently, she is offered a fellowship from University of Pennsylvania - Global Social Impact House, 2019.
Founder and CEO of a gender laws advisory firm, Ungender, Pallavi is a change management specialist by education and profession. Pallavi Pareek's entrepreneurial work has its roots in the pillars of legal literacy, policy advocacy, and absolute inclusion. With her career span of over 13 years, in Asian countries, Pallavi's work has driven private entities and individual support groups to drive inclusion with legal education and facilitation. She has worked with over 200 organizations, sensitized over a hundred thousand individuals, and is being an instrumental element in getting the POSH Act, 2013 implemented through er RTI and PIL work. In addition to the same, she has been working with state governments to advise on capacity building and generate proficient literacy of the gender laws existent in India. Thousands of justice delivery facilitators such as Police officials, NGO workers, Lawyers, and social groups under government schemes have been trained on gender laws directly by her.
In 2013, Pallavi through her product CloudTrain, was the first to devise an online solution to address the complex compliance environment of implementation issues related to the Sexual harassment of Women at Workplace Laws. Pallavi is also instrumental towards the first and only professional certification on workplace diversity and sexual harassment prevention endorsed by premier law institution in India, a course which has led to the standardization of professional qualification expectation in this new field of practice. Her consultancy work has extended to working with the Delhi Government too where she worked on devising model schemes for addressing the issue of substance abuse in the state capital and also studied the employment law for People with Disability especially in the context of government offices.
Pallavi has also been a co-founder of a legal education entity, iPleaders, addressing the need of simplified legal knowledge availability for people in India. Over the past five years, Pallavi has counselled and mentored over 5,000 individuals on their need for professional legal education. Recently, for her contribution through her entrepreneurial and social activities, Pallavi was awarded the “Women of Excellence Award, 2017” by Women Economic Forum in New Delhi.
As an avid speaker, Pallavi has been invited to be part of several prestigious platforms both in India and abroad. Her views on issues pertaining to gender and gender based laws, legal literacy, diversity, governance have been invited and acknowledged by several leading offline, online, live and print media.
Comimg from an orthodox and deprived background she single handedly formed the self help group and on a very nominal budget in her fight for equality for women artisans.
Became a member of Gramin vikas Evam Chetna sansthan (GVCS) and started working towards the upliftment of women in all spheres. (2008 to 2010).
Elected President GVCS.2010
An expert craftsmen, she has trained 20,000 artisans from 75 villages, working in the Thar region of Rajasthan. She has been a promoter for hand crafted products made by Tribal women. She has herself modeled for handcrafted apparels made by Thar women on ramp shows at the state and national level. She has been the chief initiator and motivator in making women attend training workshops conceptualized by her for better skill development. She has also designed contemporary products in furnishings and apparels to reach out to the youth of today and popularize and promote handcrafted goods at international level. As president GVCS she has brought international fashion designers to the doorsteps of Rural women artisans proving to be a direct link between the two. A role model and initiator of change she has been successful in generating continuous income for artisans and their families. Her business model in the field of innovation has won her critical acclaim at the national and international level and has helped women artisans reach out new clientele. A crusader for justice Ruma Devi today is the face of women empowerment. Her story has inspired numerous other women to stand up and question male dominance.
Honor by Women on Wings Netherlands 2016, Germany & Singapore Fair 2017.
Award by Govt of Rajasthan and Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts, 2018.
Shilpa Abhimani Award by the Govt. of Srilanka. Its work has been recognized and appreciated in the British Patchwork and Quilting Magazine.
Honored by the prestigious INDIA TODAY MAGZINE as the face of its cover page for the 2018 anniversary edition.
Binti has a vision to create a world where all women have menstrual dignity.
She has amassed over 20 years of international business expertise and has been involved in 7 startups prior to Binti. It was her role as a volunteer mentor for a young lady in Kenya with the Cherie Blair Foundation that led her to start Binti where she found out that some women do not have access to sanitary products.
Her mission is to create a huge, social impact, whilst generating a sustainable organisation. To provide basic menstrual products and education for girls and women across the world. It's imperative to dispel stigmas, taboos and smashshame with periods
Manjit has been nominated and won several awards for her work at Binti including:
Gandhi Samman award at House of Lords 2017 for her contribution and dedication to worthy causes and her achievements in keeping the flag of India high.
Charity Times Awards 2017 - Highly commended for Best New Charity
Femina World Women Leadership 2017 Mumabi
50 Most Impactful Social Innovators 2017 Mumbai
Woman of the Year Asian Achievers Award 2016 in association with EY
AWAA Social and Humanitarian award where she was highly commended in association with Nat West 2016
Lift effects top 100 star award 2016
Inspirational Top Ten Sikh woman in the UK 2016
She has also been profiled in many notable media outlets including Marie Claire, The Independent, The Metro, The Times of India, Canary Wharf magazine, The Guardian, Sunday Times, Thomson Reuters Foundation the BBC and ITV.
Manjit says her faith has led her to believe she can accomplish anything that she puts her mind to and that belief has led her to follow her passion and drive to keep going. She says maybe that is why when she found out some women do not have access to Menstrual pads it fuelled her fire to create change - because she knows that without a pad she would not have been able to have done half the things that she has done.