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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.
Industrial products designer Media, graphic, printing, culture, design
M.S. Sustainability Management - Columbia University
B.A. Industrial Design- Universidad de los Andes
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.
2012, BID, III Bienal Ibero-americana de design, Madrid
2014, Fellow, Halcyon Incubator, Washington D.C., USA
-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
Spanish (Native), English
Adobe Suite, Rhino 3D, #D Max and other modeling software
Frog Design, Nike, Panasonic, and Playtex
United States of America
Awards received by Diana Sierra
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