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100 Visionary Leaders

Real Leaders |

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Romania

CORNEL AMARIEI

Innovation Manager,

Continental Automotive

Vision:

A borderless world of digital

democratization, sustainable living

and multiplanetary life, without

handicap or conflict.

Action:

Invented Lumen, a blind

assisting device which uses sensors

to partially regain spatial perception

for the visually impaired. Individuals

with severe vision problems can

understand the environment around

them and walk around without

any aids.

Facebook: cornelam

“Innovation distinguishes between

the leader and the follower.”

– Steve Jobs

15 |

India

ALOK SHETTY

Founder, Bhumiputra

Architecture

Vision:

To provide affordable

housing, sanitation and health care

for underprivileged communities

through design.

Action:

Blends environmental

responsibility, functional design

and artistic endeavor to create

value-based design that helps in

finding solutions to housing and an

improvement in the quality of life

across all communities.

www.bhumi-putra.com

“Don't do it for the money. Don't

do it for no money.”

17 |

United States

ROHAN SURI

Founder,

Averia Health Solutions

Vision:

A world where technology

makes better health care accessible to

underserved populations.

Action:

Founded Averia Health

Solutions and developed an accurate

and inexpensive concussion screening

system using smartphones. The

device provides objective data to

coaches and medical professionals,

allowing them to better diagnose,

treat and manage concussions in

youth sports.

www.averiahealth.com

“When you innovate, you've got to

be prepared for everyone telling you

you're nuts.” - Larry Ellison

18 |

United Kingdom

MARIANNE CAROLINE

Founder,

Knowlabel

Vision:

For everyone to understand

our individual and collective impact

on people and the planet.

Action:

A digital label that shows

consumers the impact of what they're

wearing, that also gives corporations

the tools to understand and

communicate their impact on people

and the planet. Driving consumer

engagement with sustainability

and making it fun and engaging for

millennials.

www.knowlabel.org

“If not now, then when? If not me,

then who?”

19 |

United States

REY CASTELLANOS

CEO,

Feed Your Wolf

Vision:

To inspire and empower

every human to take responsibility

for their world, so they can choose to

lead by example.

Action:

Challenging CEOs,

entrepreneurs and changemakers to

boldly play bigger than they’ve ever

played before, feel more vulnerable

than they're comfortable with, and

stretch them beyond what they think

is possible.

www.feedyourwolf.co

“To live an uncommon life,

you must develop uncommon

disciplines.” - Mark Divine

20 |

Cameroon

PALMATA GARBA

Co-Founder, Rights Aid

for Women Cameroon

Vision:

An end to women's rights

violations in Cameroon.

Action:

Set up campaigns around

women’s rights by mobilizing

communities. Promotes the African

Charter on Human and Peoples

Rights and encourages respect

toward women, particularly in

rural communities. Educates on

matrimonial rights and promotes

gender sensitive policies. Aiming for

equal opportunities for all women.

Twitter: @palmata

“Make others better as a result of

your presence, and make sure this

impact lasts in your absence.”

12 |

United States

TIFFANY YU

Founder,

Diversability

Vision:

A world rooted in inclusion

and empowerment, where we have

the opportunity to reach our full

potential.

Action:

After a disability from a car

accident, founded an award-winning

social enterprise to rebrand disability

with the power of community.

Diversability works to create inclusive

communities made up of people of

all abilities, humanizing disability

through personal stories and ensuring

that disability stays part of the

conversation.

www.mydiversability.com

“In a world where you can be

anything, be kind.”

13 |

South Africa

EMMANUEL BONOKO

Founder, The EBonoko

Foundation

Vision:

To give young people access

to learning and self empowerment.

Action:

Started a social

entrepreneurship organization that

focuses on doing book drives.

The foundation has distributed more

than 13,000 books to schools, NGOs,

prisons and community centres.

Gives grants to students.

www.ebonokofoundation.co.za

“Never be afraid or embarrassed

to struggle. There is absolutely

no shame in working hard to

get to where you want to be. NO

SHAME!”

14 |

Israel

NAVA BRIEF-FRIED

Co-Founder,

ModLi

Vision:

Create a world where all

women focus on their similarities and

aren't afraid to come together and

create amazing things.

Action:

An online fashion

marketplace that brings together

hundreds of fashion boutiques and

consumers from different cultures

and religions around the world to

help them find fashionable, yet

modest styles, that they've always

struggled to find.

www.modli.co

“I want people to see the dress but

focus on the women.” - Vera Wang

16 |

Malawi

ELLEN CHILEMBA

Founder,

Tiwale

Vision:

A global community of

thinkers, smashing discrimination and

building a sustainable utopia for all.

Action:

After witnessing a lifetime of

corrupt leadership in Malawi and girls

forced out of school due to financial

constraints, Tiwale provided economic

opportunities to Malawian women

– business education, micro-loans,

vocation skills training and education

grants. They have supported 150

women to date.

www.tiwale.org

“Do what you feel, when you feel

like it, if you feel like it.” - Grace

Jones

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