Let's serve those who do good.
It doesn’t take more than a few minutes in conversation with Rajiv and watching how he engages with those around him to know that he is living the spirit of the GoodFestival everyday. After a global corporate career Rajiv initiated GoodFestival with an incredible team that is taking a bigger leadership role every day.
Focusing on innovation and inclusion for a better world.
Lucy is passionate about focusing on innovation and inclusion to empower those around her. Thanks to her focus, clear thinking, and practical approach, she has been able to advocate for marginalized people across the world, ranging from ex-political prisoners in Myanmar to indigenous women in Mexico.
Using knowledge and research to do good.
Martina has been moving between the worlds of academia and field work, looking for ways to operationalize knowledge so that it can be applied in the real world. Fascinated by people, she studied a Bachelor in Psychology with a particular interest in how we can build a society that really listens and cares. At the same time she wants to understand how we can psychologically adapt to thrive in a world marked by rapid innovation and incredible technological advancements.
Envisioning real utopias.
Having grown up in an international context and travelled a lot, Laura developed a strong interest in human rights, the environment and sustainability issues. After a Bachelor in International Relations, she decided to take a year off to start contributing in her own way as a global citizen. This eye-opening gap year - during which she raised awareness about the unsustainability of food systems at COP21 and worked on the implementation of Agenda21 in Switzerland - inspired her to study a Master’s in Social Development, focusing on forms of collective action aiming to address contemporary ecological, economic and social crises.
Taking on the gender gap and celebrating great women leaders.
Ingrid has always known that she wants to find a way to help the people in her native Honduras. In particular she is concerned about the gender gap, which is particularly acute in low-income communities. Currently working on her second Masters Degree, Ingrid is developing the skills and tools necessary to tackle the interconnected challenges of education, health and women’s empowerment.
Doing good - one story at a time.
“Do no harm, do good when possible, and otherwise live and enjoy life” is Sibylle’s motto for life. And it is her quest to do good and to leave the world a little better than she found it that brought Sibylle to the GoodFestival Team. After having lived and worked internationally – leading projects, teaching, studying a Masters in Peace, Conflict and Development Studies, and doing lots of salsa dancing – Sibylle returned home to her native Switzerland looking for a new challenge.
Believing we all can contribute to Good - targeting innovators.
With a background in economics and statistics, Sara has been working in applied statistics and machine earning techniques over two decades. She believes that a motivated team can help people #GetGoodDone and change the world in a positive way - this is why she joined the Good Festival last year. Sara is part of the Talent Acquisition team, searching for innovators and storytellers aiming to build a better world.
How can design make a good impact in the world?
A combination of talent, hard work and a willingness to help out with anything and everything is what makes Alex such a valuable member of the team. As part of the family that started the GoodFestival, Alex has been through all the highs and lows of the first iterations of the festival and so knows what it takes to #GetGoodDone.
Understanding what is good - a legal mind helps guide the GoodFestival.
As a former participant, innovator and organizing team member, Hazel is familiar with all aspects of the GoodFestival. After 15 years working as an in-house lawyer for various multinational companies, Hazel wanted to use her skills and experience to make the world a better place, but wasn’t sure how to start. A LinkedIn post inviting her to attend the GoodFestival seemed like the perfect place to start.