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I am passionate about:
Social change, women's empowerment,
A little known fact about me is:
As a child I wanted to become a fashion designers. I made my first piece of clothes (knitted a sweater) when I was only 10 years old.
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San Francisco, CA, USA
Iliriana joined OpenIDEO after graduating MBA at Hult International Business School and building a career of more than 15 years in international development and philanthropy in Western Balkans. She specializes in designing and leading implementation of strategies that support social agents to make a change in their developing societies. She has served with the Open Society Foundations, USAID, World Bank, and holds MALD from the Fletcher School, Tufts University, and MA from University of Bradford, UK focusing on international relations and post-conflict state-building.
As I was reading each other's ideas, I was impressed to read the same passion you share for inclusive educational toys for children. A puzzle with a unique and inclusive design and a robot with another unique design seem to complement each other well in support of children's development. Hence, I would like to introduce the two of you in hope that you will have valuable exchanges of insights and exploration of collaborations.
Hey Michelle, thanks for your explanations. This looks great, and I would encourage you to update your idea with this information for it is very valuable and your idea will benefit from it. Also, there are few other update questions related to each idea that we have asked our innovators to answer before the deadline. They related to innovation, business-viability, and human-centered design. Take a look and share your updates with the us and the community, and make sure your idea is published before the deadline later tonight.