Teresa coordinates the social entrepreneurship pillar in Ashoka Portugal since October 2018 and joined the Ashoka Executives in Residence team in July 2019. She has a background in Human Centered Design, with a Masters in Social Entrepreneurship, with a focus on systems-change and impact evaluation. In 2011, Teresa started her social enterprise working with isolated rural artisan and sustainable production in her home country, Portugal. From there, she collaborated with social entrepreneurs in Portugal, Chile, US, Uganda, Colombia and Mozambique. Previous to Ashoka, she worked the in Mozambique with Girl Move Academy, a Portuguese NGO, piloting a mentoring program for adolescent girls and building an incubation program for Mozambican women.
Ana has always believed in changing the world through education.
She has worked in Angola, Guinea Bissau and Mozambique, heading Children & Youth Programs between 2005 and 2016. While in Mozambique, Ana was Country Director for Girl MOVE Academy. designing and implementing programs for the empowerment of girls through mentoring by changemaker rolemodels.
Happily married since 2008, she is a mother of 3, and strives to make an art of overcoming every day challenges while sticking to the mission & purpose.
With Ashoka since September 2019, Ana hope to contribute to an EACH world by fostering the transformation of Education in Portugal