Across the world, young people are shaping the future in healthcare, education, technology, food security and more. Their ideas are transforming communities and society.
Oana Toiu, initiator of Future Makers and founder of Social Innovation Solutions, is among the 6 inspirational young leaders who are improving the state of the world as part of the Global Shapers Community, according to World Economic Forum.
Oana, a former state secretary in Romania’s Ministry of Labour, applies her passion for social innovation to search for solutions to some of the world’s big problems. She’s the founder and general manager of Social Innovation Solutions, which offers training and consultancy in social innovation and entrepreneurship.
Before that, she led the team that set up Mesteshukar BuitQ, a social enterprise focused on traditional Roma crafts and skills. The organization promotes not only cultural heritage and ancient knowledge of Roma people, but also aims to tackle prejudice and discrimination.
She’s also on the Board of Directors of The Entrepreneurship Academy, where students work in teams, learning about business by running real businesses under the guidance of a “team coach”.
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