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Gisela Solymos

- Psychologist

- Masters in Psychology and Human Development from Institute of Psychology of Universidade de São Paulo

- PhD in Social Psychiatry from Universidade Federal de São Paulo

- Visiting Melchor Professor in Computer Science and Engineering at University of Notre Dame


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I am a psychologist and a social entrepreneur and am well-versed in what it takes to build a non-profit from the ground up; to transform it into an international reference centre that provides meaningful contributions to science and public policy; and to recognise when a transition in governance should take place.


This experience, along with my professional training, have been crucial to my services as an advisor and mentor in a variety of work involving the design and implementation of projects, creation of social organisations and the monitoring and evaluation of interventions.


Throughout my career, I have contributed to addressing various issues ranging from nutrition and food security to poverty, child education and productive inclusion. I teach classes on social entrepreneurship and social impact businesses, including at conferences worldwide.

I have an extensive list of scientific and technical publications in poverty, psychology and malnutrition.


Besides being the Co-Founder and previous CEO of CREN, I am Co-Founder and Board Member of Catalyst2030, a global movement of social innovators, and Chair of Brazil’s Chapter; member of the Common Good Market Place Impact Board.


I have also been awarded as Senior Ashoka Fellow, Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur (World Economic Forum) and E&Y Social Entrepreneur of the Year.



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