Co-founder and board member of Women on Wings
CEO at Social Enterprise Academy International
Ellen Tacoma co-founded Women on Wings in 2007 with Maria van der Heijden. In April 2016, they hand-over their management responsibilities to Ronald van het Hof and Shilpa Mittal Singh, and became non-executive members of the Women on Wings board.
Currently, Ellen is CEO at Social Enterprise Academy International, that connects changemakers with transformational learning and development in communities around the world.
“I get inspired again and again by the strength and energy of Indian women. Women on Wings is originated from the thought of using economic principles to banish poverty. People who are poor, are not pitiful nor stupid. It is with respect for cultural difference and based on equality that we offer our knowledge, which enable social entrepreneurs – our business partners – in India to grow faster and create more jobs. Women on Wings fulfils a temporary role as inspirator, advisor, supportive foreman. Depending on what is required by the business partners.”