Meet the mentors I

After much exciting planning and preparation, we are proud to have launched our Mentorship Programme!

Please meet our fantastic mentors from the first-ever cycle of the brand new, Global Changemakers Mentorship Programme.

Cho Chan

A post-graduate student in Law; Cho is a passionate leader who seeks to inspire people to learn new ways of doing things. She is the Country Lead of The Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Women's Leadership Academy Alumni Network and she co-created a mobile app that helps women keep safe during their daily commute.

Diego Alves

Diego was one of the first Brazillians to join the Global Changemakers network. He has a Masters in International Cooperation and Development and is the Chief of Operations at the United Nations Population Fund in Angola. He has more than 10 years of experience with project management and leadership and is passionate about the development field and the animal cause.

Garvita Gulhati

Garvita founded an initiative called ‘Why Waste?’ which operates as an international organization changing mindsets, optimizing water usage and preventing water waste that has influenced the mindsets of over 2 million people to save over 4 million liters of water through its chapters globally. BBC World Service called Garvita the “Greta Thunberg” of India - a force to be reckoned with.

Gerardo Cano Cárdenas

Gerardo is from Mexico and is passionate about social entrepreneurship, technology and helping communities with wildfire detection by using drones as a technological aid.

Lauren Asher

Since being diagnosed with Aspergers, Lauren has dedicated her time to pushing for equal rights and ensuring that the needs of all are catered for through accessible education. She has started a foundation called Destination30 with the hopes of removing barriers to education for those living in poverty. Lauren is a Member of the Scottish Youth Parliament, One Youth Ambassador, Curtis Scholar Alumni, Member of the Co-op Young Members Group and part-time Youth Worker.


An enthusiastic youth worker from Palestine with over ten years of experience in the field of informal training, educational development, and youth empowerment. She is a trainer and consultant in the field of education development, career development and guidance counseling. She is a passionate activist in issues related to the right to education and child development and holds a Master’s Degree in International Cooperation and Development;

Maximiliano Montoya González

Maxx is a Sustainable Development Engineer and currently working as an Environmental Advisor. He is also co-founder of Zito - a start-up that turns coffee waste into opportunities for vulnerable communities.

Natasha Lipman

Natasha is a journalist and disability blogger from London.

Navodinee Wickramanayake

Navodinee is Co-Founder of The Better Tomorrow Movement (TBTM), an award-winning international social startup that assists in building and scaling social impact projects. Under her leadership, TBTM has built a presence in over 38 countries and has longitudinally trained over 350+ young people and attracts over 1000+ visits p/m to its website. She also is a recent graduate from Tilburg University, the Netherlands with an MSc. in Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence. Additionally, Navodinee is a runner up of the prestigious Queen’s Young Leaders Award and is certified through Leading Change program offered by the University of Cambridge.

Neha Banu Shah

Neha has been actively involved in the field of community service for 8 years. Associated with many organizations in Kathmandu, Nepal, Neha is a feminist and a dedicated individual when it comes down to presentation skills, public speaking, social entrepreneurship and gender issues. Initiated several social events that encouraged individuals from LGBTQI++ and marginalised communities to break the glass ceiling. A trainer who breaks stereotypes through the practical sessions that she delivers.

Shu Cao

Shu Cao was born and raised in Hangzhou, China, Shu Cao Mo received an Ed.M. in Arts in

Education from Harvard University and a B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science

from Duke University (graduated with high distinction). She is the Regional Manager, East Asia and Oceania for Minerva Schools at KGI. Before that she served as an Education Director based in New York City, where she coordinated curriculum design with The Center for Arts Education and organized professional development workshops at China Institute.

Victoria Chok

Victoria is part of the Global Transformation and Strategy team at PepsiCo and manages strategic plans for enterprise-wide productivity initiatives. Her passion is in the food value chain and she has worked across five continents.

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