NICOLE SCHWAB

Director & Interancional Relations at National Geographic Society

Switzerland

An earth-loving, deep-thinking, author and social entrepreneur who spent the last twenty years journeying across cultures and horizons. She’s trying to create a harmonious sustainable life on the planet, one that values and honors the feminine principle and reconnects people to the Earth as a living being.


Nicole holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School and a MA in Natural Sciences by Cambridge University. She spent several years in the Andes, working on maternal and child health programs in Bolivia, and later engaging in several public health projects across Latin America. In 2004 returns to Europe to set up the Forum of Young Global Leaders and in 2009, she co-founded The Gender Equality Project – later renamed the EDGE Certified Foundation – to create a global certification scheme that recognizes companies for their efforts in closing the gender gap in the workplace.


She’s also a Facilitator and Strategic Advisor to non-profit organizations active in reforestation, wellbeing and women’s empowerment. And in 2014, wrote the book “The Heart of the Labyrinth”, a spiritual parable offering a message of Earth-centered wisdom.