Ana Álvarez, Founder and CEO of Migrapreneur: On Why Migrants Make Great Entrepreneurs, Building Ecosystems, and Why the COVID Vaccine Should Be Seen as a Migrant Success Story

Ana Álvarez

Ana Álvarez is a serial entrepreneur, consultant, mentor to startups across the globe, and the Founder and CEO of Migrapreneur. Migrapreneur supports the dreams and businesses of entrepreneurial migrants. She is also the Principal Owner of Migration Hub, which also seeks to provide opportunities for all.

Across her career, Ana has accumulated over 15 years of experience in government, private, and non-profit sectors. In her free time, she continues to promote social innovation. She has also spoken at multiple notable forums, including Oxford University and the Global Social Business Summit.

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • What is Migrapreneur and how do they help migrant entrepreneurs?
  • Ana Álvarez shares her powerful journey from Costa Rica to Berlin
  • The difficulties migrant workers and entrepreneurs experience
  • How Ana turned a volunteer position into a career in social innovation
  • Why diversity and new perspectives are important for business
  • The importance of the Pfizer vaccine for migrants
  • Supporting migrant workers for a better economy
  • What the future holds for Migrapreneur and entrepreneurs everywhere

In this episode…

Diversity is an important component of building a strong company, community, and world as a whole. With companies in particular, the emphasis is often on hiring people from all backgrounds within a single culture. However, there’s a deeper level of diversity that comes from people of different cultures. Whether it’s a fresh drive to succeed or new perspectives brought to the table, this approach goes one step further and creates unique opportunities.

Few people have seen this as clearly as Ana Álvarez. As the Founder and CEO of Migrapreneur, much of her career has been spent helping migrant entrepreneurs find their stride. She has experienced the struggle firsthand and now helps others bridge the same gap in new countries. Along the way, she’s developed her own principles that she’s keen to share.

Dov Pollack invites Ana Álvarez, the Founder and CEO of Migrapreneur, to talk about her work with migrant entrepreneurs and the benefits of cultural diversity. They go through the challenges migrants face and the success stories of those who’ve been given the opportunity. They also touch on Ana’s own journey, the work that Migrapreneur does, and what the future holds for the company. All of this and more on this episode of Next Wave Leadership.

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