Marian Spier is a visionary business professional, social entrepreneur and strategy consultant. She has been a manager and lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences Amsterdam for eight years. In 2009 she started consulting, and has built a diverse portfolio of clients that range across industries, sectors and size like the United Nations, World Humanitarian Summit, Unesco, TEDx in Europe, the Caribbean and TED.com. Marian founded the TEDxAmsterdamWomen Startup Awards, and serves as an advisor and board member of several non-profit organizations including Humanity in Action. Marian’s projects have appeared in several media outlets including Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Forbes, The Guardian and the Dutch Financial Times.