Fellows

Alexandra Kissling

 

Leads Fundación Unidas para Crecer (Vital Voices Costa Rica), an organization that groups professional leader women who want to share her life experience with other women through mentoring in order to develop their leadership capacity and potential. She has been an instructor on deep relaxation techniques for Centro Chopra para el Bienestar (Chopra Wellness Center) in Carlsbad, California, since 1996. She is certified instructor for the HeartMath Institute in California since 2003. In 1987, she started the restaurant chain Rostipollos, along with another partners, becoming board member during 1987-1992. Alexandra was deputy director of the PRANA institute for Health Promotion from 1995 to 2002. She also was VP for Rasur Foundation and her main project was the Academia para la Paz de Costa Rica (Costa Rica Academy for Peace), between 2002 and 2010. Since 2001 Alexandra has been a member of the board for AED (Entrepreneurship for Development Asociation, for its Spanish acronym), an organization founded in 1997 to promote entrepreneurship social responsibility in Costa Rica, and she has been its VP for the last 5 years. She is a member of the INCAE Business School’s national committee since 2006 and recently became the director of their board. This initiative promotes value-based leadership to influence leaders in the region to contribute with sustainable human development in Central America. She studied psychology at Universidad Centroamericana de Ciencias Sociales. Alexandra is a Fellow of the inaugural class of the Central America Leadership Initiative and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

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Unidas para Crecer

Impulsar a un creciente número de mujeres que sean capaces de mejorar su calidad de vida Proyecto FEM: Impactar a 90 mujeres con microempresas, esto incluye capacitaciones en gestión empresarial y en desarrollo de habilidades de liderazgo, comunicación efectiva y manejo del estrés, todo esto con el fin de aumentar ventas, reducir costos y mejorar el servicio al cliente. Proyecto en alianza con FIFCO: SOLucionar un problema social como lo es la subnutrición y desnutrición, así como la reducción de la pobreza y mejorará el empoderamiento femenino, todo esto enfocando en desarrollar, producir y mejorar productos para la población meta a un precio accesible.

POSITION

Vice Presidenta – Board Member

GENERACIÓN

Fellow CALI 1

MEMBER SINCE

2005