Alina’s background is as diverse as her ideas: born in Latvia, raised culturally Russian, growing up in Australia and living in Paris, Switzerland and now London, Alina’s motto is “moving mountains.” Driven by staying curious and pushing boundaries, Alina worked in media & advertising, multilateral development, and now the innovation world. Her deep interest in playing a key role in women’s empowerment first came about in Geneva when she helped build a successful women’s association that focused on supporting women in their first fifteen years of career. She is now keen to drive more change where she lives, in the U.K. When she isn’t thinking about how to encourage younger women to partake in the movement, Alina is on a plane, in Africa, or Nepal, connecting the dots between different stakeholders in her job of building businesses in emerging markets.

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