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Positive Impact Philanthropy Podcast

Oct 26, 2022

Join Lori and her guest, Celina de Sola, in today’s episode of the Positive Impact Philanthropy podcast. Celina is the co-founder and president of Glasswing International. What does it look like to manage philanthropic work across many countries? Stay tuned!


Here’s what to expect:

  • Providing kids with opportunities to develop socio-emotional skills.
  • How working with people across the globe inspired Celina to be involved.
  • The importance of having a “complementary piece” or even a diversity of skillsets to the work that you do.
  • And much more!


About Celina:

Celina de Sola is co-founder and president at Glasswing. Her work focuses on designing and implementing innovative, community-based initiatives that bring together institutions and people for joint action.

Celina has over 20 years of experience in international development and social change. She’s worked as a consultant for organizations like the Population Council, URC, and family foundations. Celina was also a crisis interventionist for Latino immigrants in the US, and subsequently spent over five years as Director of Emergency Response for AmeriCares, leading responses to complex humanitarian crises including Liberia, the Darfur crisis in Sudan, Afghanistan, Iraq, as well as the tsunami in Indonesia.

She is a Fellow of the Obama Foundation, Ashoka, LEGO ReImagine Learning, Penn Social Impact House. She is also an Audacious Project and Skoll Foundation Awardee, and a Tallberg Global Leader. She serves on several non-profit Boards, and is a member of the InterAmerican Foundation’s Advisory Council. Celina gave a TED Talk at the 2022 conference in Vancouver and has also been featured on the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Time, CNN en Español, HuffPost Live, Forbes Centroamérica, Yes!, PopSugar, Univision and has spoken about the region’s relevant issues at conferences worldwide.

Celina holds a master’s degree in Public Health from Harvard University and one in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice.


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