I have been in the role of social impact, purpose, advocacy, and community and stakeholders engagement lead for over 15 years. Apart from this, I also research and write about non-profits, social innovation, social enterprises, language, and digital rights, and I have the privilege of providing pro-bono consulting for a few women-led Eastern European social enterprises.
My prior professional experiences include the design of adult education tools, the creation of community libraries and archives (oral histories collections), events/conferences planning, fundraising, and knowledge management. My interests around access to information in “smart cities”, Community Labs, and non-profit R&D prompted me to actively contribute to community initiatives and advisory groups, addressing the barriers to access to critical information and the internet and media censorship. Currently, my focus is mostly on the cooperative digital economy/platforms and suitable measurement frameworks (BCorp, SDGs).
I have a master’s degree in Information and Environmental Sciences (University of Toronto), BA in Slavic Languages and Literature (Croatia), and several postgraduate certificates (e.g. Project Management, Change Management, Harvard Business School CORe, Social Impact Practice, and Executive Coaching I mostly do through my practice at Dharma Associates). I believe that only a holistic type of growth, measured by equitable and just supply chains, is possible.
I am always happy to have a conversation about how do we grow from here sustainably, how do we maintain our sense of purpose and meaning, and how could we be of better service to others. Feel free to contact me if you have questions, comments, or suggestions, especially about how we can collaborate or partner!
Thank you, and looking forward to hearing from you!