Benita Matofska – The Sharing Economy
10 Minutes to Change the World
Matofska is a CEO, campaigner & social entrepreneur. Dedicated to social innovation and the power of ideas, she is an RSA Fellow, an Innovator in the Finance Innovation Lab, an Innovator in WWF’s food sustainability initiative, Tasting the Future and pioneer of future business models via her work with UnLtd Future.
Her 25-year career spans broadcasting, communications, business development, community development and charity campaigns. She successfully launched two media companies, lived in New York for 8 years, devised and produced TV campaigns and award-winning factual series and documentaries for broadcasters including the BBC, Discovery and Channel 4 and as Head of Global Entrepreneurship at Enterprise UK built and led youth facing global entrepreneurship campaign, Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), now in 125 countries.
A recipient of the Nesta Innovation In Giving Fund, she is the Founder and Chief Sharer of The People Who Share, a game-changing business dedicated to building a Sharing Economy. The People Who Share are the pioneers behind compareandshare.com the first-to-market one-stop destination for sharing and mass engagement campaigns — National Sharing Day and Global Sharing Day which runs on November 14th 2012.
She is a seasoned public speaker and has shared a platform with Desmond Tutu at the One Young World Congress, been invited to Number 10 Downing Street to celebrate her work on building a sustainable Sharing Economy and delivered presentations at the Guardian Social Enterprise Summit, the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Dubai, at Somerset House as part of the Big Society Network’s Nexters programme of leading UK social entrepreneurs and at Nesta for the launch of the Global Sharing Economy Network.