SIM Alumni

Renata Broglia Mendes

Actveda, Founder

Renata Broglia Mendes is an International speaker, scholar, and dialogue facilitator working professionally for over 20 years in Brazil, India, Kenya, South Africa and the United States. Bachelor in Business Administration from PUC-SP, postgraduate degree in Social Innovation Management from Amani Institute and UPEACE. Certified by the Non Violent Communication Community, certified conflict mediator and consensus builder by Palas Athena and ISA-ADRS. Masters student at the UNESCO Chair for Peace Studies and International Conflict Transformation at the University of Innsbruck.

Founder of Actveda, which develops lectures, courses and programs related to the themes of peace, conflict mediation, mental health and self-knowledge. She won the “Woman of the Decade in Community Leadership and Social Change” at the Women’s Economic Forum in Delhi in 2017. Since 2003 she has been a volunteer at the Aparigraha Project, which offers Yoga courses as a tool for transformation for young women in the juvenile justice system at Fundação CASA, along with self-management techniques for understanding emotions and building values.

In 2016 she founded Mundo Aflora Institute, an NGO that generates opportunities for young girls and trans people to aid their reintegration after their time in the justice system. In 2021 she was invited to participate in the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) of the United States Department of State focusing on the U.S. Judicial System – Protection of Women and Children. And she received the Visionaries award from UBS Bank for Social Entrepreneur of the Year for 2021.