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.
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