Sandra Guevara is co-founder and president of Circulars4theFuture, a recently created association to promote sustainable development, as well as circular economy and holistic wellbeing, developing projects both, locally as well as nationally and internationally. Besides, she is also a business strategy, sustainability governance, and circular economy consultant, advisor, and international speaker. She regularly engages in public speaking events discussing topics like conscious leadership, societal change for sustainable development, or new business models.
Women’s empowerment is also one of her areas of interest, in particular, economic empowerment with the aim to generate triple impact or shared value, for themselves and their families, their communities, and the natural environment. She has also been researching on the opportunities to mainstream sustainability and gender at local governments and the synergies between both, gender and sustainable development. She has co-authored an article on this issue published by the United Nations Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
Formerly, she was a career diplomat from Venezuela for more than 20 years, having had the opportunity to represent her country at its Embassies in India, Algeria, Norway, Belgium/European Union, and Denmark, as well as in many international negotiations processes in Latin America and International Organizations around the world. Such experiences have enriched her perspective. She speaks fluently Spanish, English and French, and understands Portuguese.
Sandra holds her Ph.D. in Applied Economics from the University of Valencia (Spain) where she also completed a Master’s degree in Sustainable Development. Her background is in International Relations (Central University of Venezuela) with Specialization in International Economic Negotiations.
She loves art-making, meditation, and traveling. She also enjoys networking and mentoring.