DO DAY 2019 – SHE WINS. WE WIN.
CO-CREATE SOLUTIONS TO ELEVATE WOMEN

At The DO School, we believe that in just one day individuals and communities can come together and make a tangible difference towards global challenges – no matter how daunting. That’s why we created DO Day: our annual international day of DOing on the 18th of October. DO Day calls on Purposeful DOers around the world to come together and co-create solutions to some of the world’s most pressing issues. 

MEET THE DO DAY ORGANIZERS

DO Day 2019 is organized by DOers from all over the world who all share the same ambition to create the world they want to live in.

LANISIA RHODEN

Kingston, Jamaica

Lanisia Rhoden is the founder of the NGO Young Women/Men of Purpose and “Link Your Purpose”. She is passionate about youth, community development and entrepreneurship and is committed to helping NGOs globally achieve sustainability through social enterprises.

Topic: Levelling the playing field for female entrepreneurs in Jamaica

MARISA SCHLENKER

Friedrichshafen, Germany

As a past DO School Sports & Community fellow, Marisa led a project developing a sports based curriculum to address key areas for female participants. She is a firm believer in sports- the way it is constructed and played- to be considered as a tool for empowerment.

Topic: Gender, sport for development

HAIDER TARIQ RASHID

Lahore, Pakistan

Haider Tariq Rashid Awan is the CEO and Founder of Fotisto. He has also worked as a Para-Educator in Lahore American School and Learning Aid at TNS Beacon house School System, catering special need students. Haider is also a tech blogger in Pakistan.

Topic: Close the gender gap

NADIA GANGJEE

Karachi, Pakistan

A therapeutic counselor and marketer turned tech entrepreneur, Nadia is a strong advocate of women’s economic empowerment and has led successful initiatives to increase financial and digital inclusion of women, in the entrepreneurial space.

Topic: Women entrepreneurship, financial inclusion & community building

LENA SPÄTH

Munich, Germany

MUCBOOK is Munich’s city guide for the creative scene. Its Clubhäuser are coworking spaces that create inspiring discussions about the future of the city. AMORE space focuses on female creatives, so it is the perfect location for the do day 2019. 

Topic: Female creatives in a male-dominated environment

CO-CREAGENCY & MIRJAM GRUPP

Berlin, Germany

Directed by renowned, rebelle creative agency Goal Girls, the first Co-creagency opened its doors in Berlin Mitte in April 2019 The goal is to grow into an international community of empowerment. We work on projects with local and Global brands. The Do-Day is hosted by writer and Co-creagency member Mirjam Grupp who is currently working on a book about the transformative power of almost love stories.

Topic: repurposing the meaning of L.O.V.E. / making L.O.V.E. a do-word again

GORDON SELASI DOGBE

Accra, Ghana

Am an enthusiastic young entrepreneurial innovator, 23yrs old. Very success oriented I am motivated to always help others achieve their ambitions and objectives. Founder, StartUpGh Foundation. Am passionate about youth development and entrepreneurship.

Topic: Entrepreneurial Leadership Skills for Women

RAQUEL DANIEL

Abuja, Nigeria

Raquel is a Global Shaper, Climate Reality Leader and founder of Beyond the Classroom Africa, a non-profit focused on improving access to quality education for children and reproductive health education for girls in disadvantaged communities in Nigeria.

Topic: Improve menstrual hygiene for girls.

HEBA ALFARRA

Kuwait, Kuwait

Heba Al- Farra is the 2018 Young Champion of the Earth for West Asia – UN Environment
Founder of the Women in Energy and Environment Programme for Middle East & North Africa.

Topic: Women in Energy and Environment

IKECHUKWU NKELE

Ohafia, Nigeria

Nkele Ikechukwu is an Infopreneur, a writer and motivational speaker passionate about education and entrepreneurship.

Topic: Health Care

MAYURI BHATTACHARJEE

Kolkata, India

Mayuri is a Menstrual Health Educator. She is a Climate Reality Leader and a World Economic Forum Global Shaper. She the recipient of the prestigious Ton Schouten Award from IRC WASH for the year 2019. She is running a campaign for women-friendly flood shelters.

Topic: Women’s health and environment

BWAMBALE EUGENE AFRICANO

Kasese, Uganda

Eugene Bwambale Africano is a founder of Basu community rural development organizations based in the Kasese district in the western  part of Uganda. He believes that any development to occur there must be ready to be united for a purpose in order to work together and bring positive and everlasting change in society. 

Topic: Women as a strong asset in community development 

HARMEET DAWAR

Ahmedabad, India

Heba Al- Farra is the 2018 Young Champion of the Earth for West Asia – UN Environment
Founder of the Women in Energy and Environment Programme for Middle East & North Africa.

Topic: Women in Energy and Environment

ANGELINE AOW

Berlin, Germany

Angeline is a passionate educator who helps schools design contemporary curriculum frameworks to meet needs of learning communities. As regional leader of @WomenEdDE she works to inspire and empower women in education who are aspiring or existing leaders.

Topic: To empower women in education

GÜL KANER

Istanbul, Turkey

Gül is a fashion researcher for 5 years and currently doing his PhD in fashion and sustainability at Koç University, Istanbul. He gives lectures about fashion and consumer; participatory design for fashion; fashion, communication, technology and sustainability.

Topic: Employment of Women in Fashion and Textile Industries

GLORIA PAUL

Gombe state, Nigeria

A young African lady with high passion to enlighten the rural African women on their right to education.

Topic: Right to girls child education

UGOMMA OGU

Lagos, Nigeria

Ugomma is an Engineer, Tech enthusiast and currently a lead Mentor for IEEE Africa. A STEM ambassador for professional Women Engineering and technology groups. She is a strong advocate of girls going into STEM and education. She is a YALI-RLC Alumni.

Topic: Women in Technology

MANUELA MÚNERA

Medellin, Colombia

Manuela is a free spirit, lover of nature, writer, traveler, singer and life coach. After working in the financial sector she decided to follow her heart and devote herself to social work and service, in an NGO and now with her company, Conecta con sentido.

DAMILARE NUEL

Ilorin, Nigeria

Damilare is a creative, design thinking expert, a serial social entrepreneur with 12+ years experience in brand devt. & community development. The convener of “The Making of a Girl Designer” aimed at empowering African women with unique digital skills. 

Topic: Digital Design: A 21st Century Skill Women should Embrace

MONICA MOISIN

Borås, Sweden

Cultural intellectual property and fashion lawyer, author of the TEDx Talk: “Cultural Fashion: Transform the Fashion Industry From Villain to Hero” and founder of the Cultural Intellectual Property Rights Initiative (CIPRI).

Topic: Advance Female Entrepreneurs

ASHA VETTOOR

Dungarpur, Rajasthan, India

Going to an alternate school in Kerala and growing up around strong female role models, made her choose the path less trodden 🏃🏽‍♀️She is the founder of Swara-Voice of Women , a fashion brand that is made up primarily of women designer-tailors in Dungarpur.

Topic: Women entrepreneurship & rural women unemployment.

PEACE IKPOTOKIN

Port Harcourt,  Nigeria

Ikpotokin O. Peace is a practicing Civil Engineer and Global STEM Ambassador. She is Global Shaper, an alumnus of YALI RLC West Africa and young leader with extensive work in community service and volunteering.

Topic: ICT Training – Access to Information, Communication and Technology

SARAH STUEBER

Hamburg, Germany

Sarah is sociologist by education, managing director of Kindermitte by profession and a believer in change through social entrepreneurship by passion. With Kindermitte e.V. she wants to promote the idea that bringing up children safe and equal is the responsibility of everyone in our society.

Topic: Ideas of gender stereotypes in early childhood education

ZAHRA AMBER

Kashmir, Pakistan

Zahra is Cultural entrepreneur and fashion designer from Kashmir. She works with marginalized artisans communities of Pakistan on “Culture Preservation through Crafts” . She is a Founder of Namyr, an ethical fashion enterprise.

ELISA FRENZ

Berlin, Germany

I understand health as a the element in our lives to be happy. Believing in collaboration and co-creation I bridge people and organisations to bring new ideas to life to transform and innovate for better health outcomes. 

Topic: Women entrepreneurship & rural women unemployment.

PETER AYENI

Nottinghan, United Kingdom

Serial Entrepreneur and Doer using technology innovation for Social Good. Founder/CTO of Mbele,  and IdeaHacks,  he hold a Diploma in Computing from Informatics Education Singapore, BBA in IT Security from SMC Switzerland A Fellow of the DO School.

OMOTOKE OLOWO

Lagos, Nigeria

Omotoke olowo is an Inclusion advocate for children with disability, especially children on the Autism spectrum disorder, where she facilitate learning and creating teachers training programs for caregivers and parents. Omotoke is also a Mandela Washington Fellow.

LEYLA SURKHAYZADE

Istanbul, Turkey

Leyla is an Erickson Certified Professional Coach and Social Entrepreneur with more than 6 years experience in HR in startups, public and private sectors. She is the co-founder of GR8 personal and professional development club.

Topic: Improvement of their social and economic status.

SADAT NDUHIRA

Kampala, Uganda

II am a visual artist and feminist activist, director at Elseed art foundation running the Kampala Slum girls project? that helps the poor urban girls/Slum girls in Uganda. helping girls and young mothers learn how to make re-usable sanitary pads, and more

Topic: Women and Health – Sustainable Menstruation.

NITISHA PANDEY

Delhi, India

An engineering graduate by education, I shifted from the corporate to the social impact sector to work towards being a changemaker. I firmly believe in the potential of collective actions driving meaningful partnerships.

ANUSHA MAHARJAN

Kathmandu, Nepal

Anusha Maharjan (21) is currently working in a youth-led NGO ‘We’ for Change. Her areas of interest are natural resource conflict management, climate change resillence, youth empowerment and youth entrepreneurship for development and leadership.

WAQAR J. KHAN

Karachi, Pakistan

Waqar is a fashion designer and social entrepreneur. Currently Working with indigenous craft and textiles in collaboration with modern fashion aesthetics. Also working on fashion awareness campaign on social topics in the society breaking the taboo .

Topic: To advance and evaluate female entrepreneurs in rural areas to support their socioeconomic system.

OMER BADOKHON

Mukalla, Yemen

Founder and CEO of TRI-S and Winner of the top UN Environmental award Young champions of the Earth Prize, Holding a degree in Chemical Engineering and passionate about Environment and Sustainable energy.

Topic: Encouraging women engagement in cultural forums and movements.

SWARNIMA BHATTACHARYA

New Delhi, India

Swarnima is the Founder of TheaCare, a women’s health companion, and the curator of FemmeCon, India’s first women’s health festival. She’s a Bronze Medalist from the Indian Govt’s Dept of Science & Tech.

Topic: Tech-inclusion for women.

BENJAMIN LIVOI

 Kigali, Rwanda

I am an arts and culture journalist who developed this interest immediately after I left university. Originally from Kenya, I studied a Bachelor of Arts majoring in interior design and minoring in multimedia.

Topic: Women empowerment through creative arts and crafts

MOHAMED SALIA

Bo City, Sierra Leone

Hello Everyone, my name is Mohamed Salia aged 32, and a Sierra Leonean my nationality. I am graduate in peace and conflict studies and a Do School fellow from the sustainable cup challenges. I am the Founder and Director of a local NGO called SEED.

Topic: Campaign Against Rape of young girls

DESH DEEPAK DWIVEDI

Hong Kong

A social enthusiast by passion, I aim to serve the underserved. Currently the founder of two companies, I like to call myself an entrepreneur with grit and perseverance. Also a student at HKUST, HK and an awardee of the Asian Future Leaders Scholars Program.

Topic: To ignite an online hustle to create safe spaces enabling women to redefine leadership, creating next-gen ‘Fema-leaders’, propagating real equality.

MIKE MULURE

Nairobi, Kenya

There’s an old saying that states, “Those who tell great stories rule the world”. Media, Arts & Entertainment offers us an opportunity to socio-economically empower and influence. I’m a storyteller and a social entrepreneur with a passion for young people.

Topic: Fair play for women in Media, Arts and Entertainment.

AUDREY TANGONAN

Manila, Philippines

As a past DO School fellow of the Sustainable Cup Challenge, Audrey has founded Sinaya Cup, which aims to help women have sustainable and comfortable periods through the promotion of menstrual cups. She loves exploring countries & innovative solutions.

SABA KHALID

Karachi, Pakistan

An award-winning entrepreneur, journalist, filmmaker. In 2018, she founded Raaji, a platform that uses AI & humans to empower, educate, and entertain girls on their health, hygiene and safety. She was dubbed the 2018 Learning & Education champion at WSA.

Topic: Getting women into public office, providing them with visibility and getting them into leadership positions

DIPIKA BADAL

Kathmandu, Nepal

Dipika is a 21 year-old youth activist from Nepal. She is a currently pursuing her Bachelor degree in Forestry Science and is also working as President at ‘We’ for Change, youth-led organization of Nepal entirely led and governed by young people of 16-24 years

Topic: Encouraging women engagement in cultural forums and movements.

CHRISTIAN EHL

Munich, Germany

Christian Ehl is a pro-Planet Activist and AI Entrepreneur. His passion for technology and it’s impact on business, competitiveness and society are the focus of his work. Since 2012 he also co-founded Nemetschek bim+, the future of web based building. Before bim+, Christian founded various innovative start-up companies and was international marketing manager for Intel.

Topic: Tech-inclusion for women.

GITANJALI BANERJEE

 New Delhi, India

Gitanjali Banerjee is Content Manager by profession, travel blogger by passion & social entrepreneur by life’s calling. Founder of Fertility Dost, India’s first & trusted community for women & couples to manage their hormone and fertility health.

Topic: Women Health

CHERRYL AGUILAR

Philippines

Cherryl is the Founder of Textile Recycling for the Environment & International Development (TREID), a non-profit organization that turns textile waste into funds and resources. One of their missions is to provide opportunities for disadvantaged women.

 

LOVE UCHENWERE

New Karu, Nigeria

26 years old Love is the CEO of El amorbiz beddings. She is purpose driven with problem solving mentality and have had three years experience in the nonprofit sector. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Soil Science from the University of Calabar, Nigeria.

Topic: Business Development

AKARSH TEKRIWAL

Pune, India

Akarsh is the founder of The crimson project, a start-up for menstrual hygiene, vaginal, menopausal, ovarian and hormonal health. The taboos surrounding the vagina ignores the importance of open dialogue and education of products and practices..

Topic: Create a conducive environment to share experiences around topics such as Menarche, Menopause,…

CALEB FREDERICK FOLE FOLEY

Monrovia, Liberia

Caleb is a Technology Entrepreneur and Professional Event Organizer. He is also involved in gender activism and I work as an IT officer for Telecommunications Company Orange.

Topic: Women in Tech

THANDIWE MAJAMA

Gabarone, Botswana

Thandiwe is a social activist turned social entrepreneur. She is an alumni of the Do School’s Apprenticeship challenge where she developed her venture T-Recs, a sustainable fashion brand that aims to inspire Eco-conscious behavior within communities.

 

ALEXANDRA MILOVAOVA

San Diego, United States

Alexandra has been organizing large-scale events on behalf of global brands for about 8 years. She is passionate about the content of the projects I’m involved in and how to build a successful business, spend quality family time and enjoy the life!

Topic: Focus on making women believe in themselves 

ARISHAH WADANI

Karachi, Pakistan

Arishah is a Chapter leader for ‘Accessible and Affordable Sanitation for Women Pakistan’ startup.
Her vision is to create opportunities for girls by bringing various innovative plans into actions.

Topic: Providing menstruation health and education facilities to the girls

OBINNA ECHENDU

Lagos, Nigera

Echendu Obinna, wakes up everyday with the ambitious goal to help tackle poverty. Because he love to see people live in dignity! As a social entrepreneur, he embodies the vision in his work by building bridges to the existing economic divide in our society.

Topic: Economic empowerment and micro finance schemes

SANDY GLÜCKSTEIN

Munich, Germany

Sandy is a a super-organised, business-focussed, enthusiastic and fun-loving transformation whizz.
She is passionate about supporting the change & moving people to experience happiness and depth in their jobs.

Topic: The future of new work

MOTHOMONI MAPELA

Polokwane, South Africa

A social entrepreneur, professional Tourist Guide, Project Manager and Youth Development Practitioner with over twenty-three years of experience in youth development programs at ItumelengIInnovation Centre for Youth Development he founded in 1996.

 

SHRIKRISHNA HEGDE

Hubli, India

Founder of ConnectFarmer.com, a Social Enterprise to support marketing of Value added agriculture products produced by Smallholder Farmers in India. Living in a remote village and Loving it! Recently Co-founded RuralRasta to show village and Farming to city dwellers!

NATALIA KORCHAKOCA-HEEB

Frankfurt, Germany

Natalia Korchakova-Heeb, Managing Director, SDG.17 Consulting GmbH is inspiring leader and international expert with 25 years of experience of working in challenging environments of the developing countries with focus is on sustainable infrastructure.

Topic: Women for Sustainable Infrastructure and People-first PPPs

Osée Daudier

Port au Prince, Haiti

The women are among the energies that are advancing the world as a whole.

Topic: Women as the pillars of society

OLGA COJOCARIU

Bordeaux, France

As a strategist & product manager, Olga helps companies define their vision to create product/services meeting their users’needs. Design thinking and user experience are central to Olga’s creative process. Also, she created a Circle of Female Entrepreneurs.

Topic: Advance Female Entrepreneurs

ODISHIKA ADOH

Port Harcourt, Nigeria

An offshore/ HR professional with an academic background in History and International studies. Several years working in maritime industry. A global shaper, YALI Network Member, youth leader keen on youth Development, social responsibility and Volunteering.

Topic: Women’s Leadership in Maritime industry

ROSA AMELIA COELLO

Cusco, Peru

Background in Architecture & urbanism and an entrepreneur curious about the dynamics between people and nature in different communities around the world. Co-founder of Ayra, community project.

Topic: Ancestral traditions and the importance of woman to preserve and transmit knowledge within the community.

NICODEMUS SOKO SIAYI

Mbulu, Tanzania

Nicodemus Siayi Soko a Graduate Theologian of the Church of God of Tanzania and a teacher is the Founder of CSYM HUDUMA- Christian Spiritual Youth Ministry and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the organization which is a Community Based Organ for advancement.

Topic: Women, the source of innovation

DR. ANZER GENE

Bareilly, India

A researcher, plant geneticist, agri biodiversity conservationist and agribusiness developer. Running a capacity building program for rural men and women to improve lives. Founder of “Pure Line Farmer Development Society”.

Topic: Improvement of female health and education through possible economic enhancement.

HAIHUI DUAN

Tianjin, China

My name is Michelle,a junior student in Tianjin University of Commerce. My major is Business English and my second language is French. I enjoy X-games because I think it’s fantastic an0d exciting,such as Bungee Jumping. More trials! More challenged

Topic: Quality in all social conditions and resources

SAURABH PATEL

New Delhi, India

Building equitable access to international opportunities for students at Precisely.

YUJING LI

Hong Kong, Hong Kong

A postgraduate student in the HKU, lover of photography, travel, literature and nature. As the DO School says, I also strongly believe that individuals can be gathered and united then make visible differences to the world and I’d love to be one part of it.

ANGEL IMDAD

Karachi, Pakistan

I am an Environmentalist, Researcher and CEO of IRVERDE, an organization which aims to spread environmental awareness to achieve a sustainable future. I believe that instead of expecting a change for betterment, be the change maker.

Topic: Raising Waste Management awareness in Healthcare Sector targeting women, encouraging them to improve their personal hygiene.

SHAKILA SATTAR

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Shakila Sattar is a founder of “Sundarbans Busy Bee”, a social enterprise of Bangladesh and also a co-founder of “The Earth”, a social welfare organization. She is passionate to create positive impact on people’s life through all her work and ventures.

Topic: Sexual Harassment and women empowerment

ZEYU DAI

Nanchang, China

Topic: woman’s participation in politics

WILMA CHIBONORE

Johannesburg, South Africa

I’m a young female passionate about societal development particularly poverty alleviation and employment creation for young people and women. I’m currently doing a doctorate on young farmers and food security in South Africa and get to work with female farmers

Topic: Poverty alleviation through female farming

CAITLIN & SHANNON FROM MACHT

Los Angeles, United States

Founded at the intersection of corporate culture and social impact, MACHT is a roving coworking lab that fosters collaborative problem solving across sectors to bring innovation to impact.

Topic: Funding Gap for Female Founders

CÉLINE AFONSO-TIREL

Bordeaux, France

I am a social media consultant and entrepreneur with my agency “Belle & Hugo”, based in Bordeaux. I also founded a new community of female entrepreneures called “Les entrepreneures bienveillantes” for women who want to build a new society.

Topic: Women entrepreneurs

YOUNG WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP CLUB

Gaborone, Botswana

A Feminist action based research club at the University of Botswana aimed at empowering young women for change. We are affiliated to the Africa Gender Institute of the University of Cape Town.

Topic: Get women into public office

GOODNESS BEN

Owerri, Nigeria

Goodness Ben is the founder of She’sMuchMoreAfrica community, an author, a business coach, certified Life Purpose coach, speaker and an Amazon bestselling author. She loves to collaborate or volunteer to work on any project that supports women development.

Topic: Embracing Digital opportunities as a tool for personal empowerment.

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WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?

Have an impact: Directly impact a critical global issue and have the opportunity to get financial support and resources to implement your solutions developed during DO Day.

Connect: Meet, learn and share with a diverse group of DOers in your community and around the world who are just as passionate as you through the event and webinars hosted by The DO School Team. 

Support and resources: The DO School facilitators will provide you with individual tools, methods, and innovation skills to help you tackle any topic.

Inspire: DO Day is a platform for you to bring attention to your initiative, project, company, or community.

Workshop formatting: The DO School facilitators will provide a clear format advising you on how to run workshops and engagements during the day.

Elevate the topic: With our prominent ambassadors endorsing DO Day, your project has a chance to receive global awareness.

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