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Olivia de Oliveira

Entrepreneurial woman

Heloisa Slav

Liliana Tinoco

Olivia de oliveira 07.04.21


Olivia de Oliveira was born in São Paulo. She studied at the Universidade Federal de Bahia in Brazil in 1986, and at the Istituto Universitario di Archittetura di Venezia in 1989. Between 1990 and 2000, she completed the master’s degree “Arte, Arquitectura, Ciudad” and the doctorate in architecture at the ETSAB Escuela Tecnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona.

Olivia teached at the Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo of the Universidade Federal do Brasil FAUFBA and at the Facultad de Ambiente Naturale, Arquitectura y Constructo ENAC EPFL.

Author of several publications dedicated to the theory and criticism of Brazilian architecture, including the book “Sutis substâncias da arquitetura de Lina Bo Bardi”. Awarded the IAB São Paulo – Instituto dos Arquitetos do Brasil in 2006 and was nominated for the RIBA – Royal Institute of British Architects in 2007.
Worked in Salvador, São Paulo and Barcelona before moving to Switzerland.

Entrepreneurial woman 02.03.21


Lindaura Pagliuca dos Santos is the mother of 8 children and has 6 grandchildren. She is currently the president of the Rotary Club of Cotia – Women Entrepreneurs. She has worked in the area of education as a teacher and pedagogue and opened her own nursery “Carinho de Mãe”, which she managed for 13 years. She had almost 100 children, between 4 months and 6 years old.

Geisa Mourão is graduated in journalism and post-graduated in marketing by ESPM School in Brazil. In 2008, accompanying her husband and already with two children, she went to California where she became internationally certified as a Coach by IPEC. Since then, she shares empowerment tools for women who are in the process of Reinvention, with individual and group work. In 2020 she launched an online mentorship “Reconnecting with your Best Version”. Idealizer of the collaborative platform “Oxitocinas”.

HELOISA SLAV, 26.02.21

Heloisa Slav is Brazilian, living in Geneva, presents her views on the importance of the exchange between Switzerland and Brazil for the area of trade finance of commodities. She also brings to our attention how the innovations promoted by new technologies might be supportive for the area of sustainable finance with a forward-looking framework for risk assessments.

Heloisa is international lawyer and for the past 20 years, she has advised various trade finance funds, investment and commercial banks and trading companies, with offices in the cities of São Paulo and Geneva.  We invite you to watch the interview here.

Liliana tinoco, 15.12.20

Liliana Tinoco Bäckert, living in the Zurich region, has just published a book entitled: “Amores Internacionais” (Editora Inverso) on intercultural experiences including marriages between people of different cultures.

Liliana is a journalist and intercultural consultant and has worked with and Radio CBN, etc. We invite you to watch the interview here.

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