SIM Alumni

Celia Kano

Co-CEO, Rede Mulher Empreendedora

Celia is passionate about female leadership, education, and sustainable business models initiatives. After almost 10 years in the corporate world, Celia decided to make a career transition because her work in NGOs and volunteer projects motivated her to look for a life that would connect her professional skills with her passion for social change. Now, she is a director at the Instituto Rede Mulher Empreendedora, an NGO focused on income generation for women in situations of social vulnerability.

Celia is a Mechatronics Engineer with ten years of experience in strategy, management, and new business. She has a Master´s Degree from the University of Sao Paulo, a postgraduate degree in Social Innovation Management from the Amani Institute, and is currently a Ph.D. student in Production Engineering at the University of Sao Paulo, researching social business models and social impact.

To read more about Celia's journey click here (in Portuguese).