I am marketer, strategist and innovator with the background in multinational corporation. Currently on the verge of professional change heading towards new career path in social innovation. I am passionate about enforcing positive change women's lives and for the last couple of years working on an innovative community based mechanism to prevent violence against women. Currently I am pursuing studies to lay solid foundations for my future social endeavours. I have successfully completed Social Entrepreneurship Online Course at Oxford University and recently I have been admitted to two year graduate program in Design for Social Innovation at School of Visual Arts in New York. I have been awarded with partial scholarship by the school and I am investing most of my savings and with that I am able to finance the first year of the program. I am searching with determination for the financial aid to be able to finance the second year of my education.
My Vision for the Future
I envision the world free of violence. I envision women living in thriving and supportive communities.
I am exploring the issue of isolation of women experiencing domestic violence and underlying factors preventing both women and witnesses to react. Varies studies from developed countries show that even though the system and aid institutions are established and the nation-wide communication campaigns are being launched, such a small percentage of abused women search for help and so little witnesses are able to react and support women.
My idea of the solution lays in the untapped potential of the community resources. Supposing I am able to produce disruptive innovative techniques and methods that give impulse, build capacity and empower women and witnesses to break through the isolation, simple, easy to use and standardized tools, and make them available to every member of the community – the problem of isolation of victims is gone. The walls of constrains and limitations are crumbled. The cycle of violence is broken. The transfer to next generation is stopped and in the long run, through the snow ball effect, the problem of violence against women is over.
My Topic Interests
- Gender-based Violence
- Technology & Innovation
My Region Interests
- North America