Welcome Mariana De La Roche Wills to the IOTA Foundation
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Mariana De La Roche Wills is a Colombian human rights lawyer and entrepreneur. She holds a Law degree from the Rosario University and a specialization in Human Rights and Humanitarian Law from the Externado University. She graduated with a diploma of academic excellence. Since the beginning of her professional career, she has been working as a project manager for different NGOs and social businesses in Colombia and Germany.
Mariana is also one of the founders of two social businesses in Europe. The first is the Menstrual Health Hub, in Germany, the first-ever global platform specifically designed to be the online home for menstrual health actors and organizations. The second is the Fair Photo Agency, in Sweden, an image-sharing platform connecting NGOs, charities and sustainable companies in the Global North with photographers in the Global South.
On joining IOTA
In my experience, improving the situation of human rights and achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals around the world is only feasible with the involvement of the public and the private sectors. In fact, my personal belief is that the future of human rights is in the hands of the private sector. Being part of the Social Impact Team at IOTA offers me the possibility to create and improve those connections in accordance with the principles of business and human rights, in order to generate a real impact in the field.
Mariana brings her international expertise in project management and social interventions related to human rights and humanitarian law, to our Social Impact and Regulatory Affairs team. She will play an integral role in the development and execution of impact projects, and the application of IOTA’s technology for social change. Please give her a warm welcome!