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About Diana Sierra : Diana Sierra is the co-founder and CEO at Be Girl, a social enterprise focused on empowering women by design, dedicated to creating extremely affordable, aspirational and high performance products that support women and girls’ autonomy and generate opportunities to radically improve their quality of life.
ORGANIZATION:
Be Girl, Inc.

NON-DESIGN OCCUPATION:
Industrial products designer Media, graphic, printing, culture, design

EDUCATION:
M.S. Sustainability Management - Columbia University
B.A. Industrial Design- Universidad de los Andes

EXPERIENCE:
Diana Sierra is the co-founder and CEO at Be Girl, a social enterprise focused on empowering women by design, dedicated to creating extremely affordable, aspirational and high performance products that support women and girls’ autonomy and generate opportunities to radically improve their quality of life.

In developing countries, she has worked in East Africa and South America on better designs for cookstoves, agro-processing machines, soil testing devices and women empowerment programs through business and design.

Diana built her career in industrial design as a consultant, working for almost 10 years for different multinational companies and consultancy firms such as on Smart Design, Frog Design, Nike, Panasonic, Energizer, Tommy Hilfiger, Arnell Group, Curve ID, B.Robinson, and Playtex.

Diana holds a Master of Science degree in Sustainability Management from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Industrial Design from the Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia.

MIXED EXHIBITIONS:
2012, BID, III Bienal Ibero-americana de design, Madrid
http://www.bid-dimad.org/wp-content/uploads/bid12-seleccion-colombia.pdf

EVENTS:
2014, Fellow, Halcyon Incubator, Washington D.C., USA

AWARDS:
-2014 IDEA Design award, USA/ Zoom Jet - EcoZoom, Design for social impact GOLD Award
-2014 Lápiz de Acero, Colombia/ Zoom Jet - EcoZoom, Sustainable design award
-2012 CORE 77 Design Awards, USA/ Sustainable Sanitary Pads, Honorable Mention Design for Social Impact
-2012 BID12 Design Awards, Spain/ Sustainable Sanitary Pads, Product Design for Development Award
-2011 Proyecto Diseño, Colombia/ Work recognition “Outstanding Colombian Women Designers”
-2008 IDEA Design award, USA/ Nike Triax 300, Product Design Award
-2008 Opus Design award, Japan/ Caña-Flecha, Conceptual Design Award
-2007 Lápiz de Acero, Colombia / Embrace, Product Design Award
-2004 Lápiz de Acero, Colombia/ Michael Kors SP05, Fashion Design Award

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Spanish (Native), English

COMPUTER LITERACY:
Adobe Suite, Rhino 3D, #D Max and other modeling software

CLIENTELE:
Frog Design, Nike, Panasonic, and Playtex

WEB SITE:
www.begirl.org

PORTFOLIO URL:
www.dianasierra.com

REGISTRATION DATE:
2015-02-27 23:31:03

COUNTRY:
United States of America

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Start-Up

Awards received by Diana Sierra


Be Girl Pad Holder Reusable Menstrual Hygiene Product

Silver A' Design Award Winner for Social Design Category in 2014
Diana Sierra for Be Girl, Inc

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