Women's Forum Global Meeting 2021


Daniela Fernandez

Sustainable Ocean Alliance

Founder & CEO


ECUATORIAN, 26 At the age of 19, Daniela founded the Sustainable Ocean Alliance (SOA) as a college-room idea in Georgetown University. Six years later, she grew SOA into a global organization that is cultivating and accelerating innovative solutions to protect and sustain the health of the ocean. With phenomenal speed, SOA created the world’s largest network of young ocean leaders - establishing a presence in over 165 countries and successfully launched the world’s first Ocean Solutions Accelerator to developing technological solutions to address the greatest threats our planet is facing. How can we cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset in the next generation? What are the leading technologies that can be implemented to help address the challenge our environment is facing? How can established companies harness the power of young people? What trends are we seeing in Gen Z and Millennials as consumers, employees, and future business leaders? Daniela is answering these critical questions that will influence the new wave of entrepreneurs and redefine the relationship between emerging technologies, climate change mitigation, restoring ocean health, as well as a social good.