Founder, Giving Wings Foundation
Cristina is co-founder of The Case For Her, an innovative funding collaborative, investing in early stage markets. The first impact portfolio launched in 2017 is focused on menstrual health, including education, product innovation, research and distribution.
In 2010 Cristina launched Giving Wings in Stockholm, Sweden. The foundation’s work is focused on women and girl’s education and healthcare with a concentration in East Africa and South East Asia. She is an active board member of Afripads and a founding member of the Maverick Collective.
Beyond her work as a women’s health advocate Cristina is a founding partner at Influence Film, supporting the production of feature length documentary films and growing new audiences for them through Influence Film Club.
Cristina has a background working in the bio-tech industry for Baxter International and following an MBA, she worked in the management consulting industry. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Tufts University, a Masters in Biotechnology from Northwestern and an MBA from The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. She is originally from Indiana and currently lives in Stockholm, Sweden.
Eastern and Southern Africa, Southeast Asia