Meet Thais Corral (01:59)
Corral is a Brazilian leader, author of "Leadership is Global,"and founder of the learning community Sinal do Vale. Corral's father, a Spanish anarchist, founded the first vegetarian restaurant in Rio de Janeiro. Her parents loved nature and were entrepreneurs.
Becoming an Activist (03:56)
Corral went to business school and moved to Italy after university, becoming a feminist and journalist. Returning to Brazil, she started a radio program for women and helped found the green party and a women's climate justice organization.
Social Entrepreneur (03:10)
After incorporating women's issues into the 1992 Rio conference, Corral helped implement Agenda 21 in Brazil. Later, she embraced leadership and became interested in long-term commitments to places.
Founding Sinal do Vale (03:07)
Women in northern Brazil wanted to improve agricultural technology. Corral's integrative development organization helps revitalize rural economies and empowers small farmers in a drought region.
Gross National Happiness Model (03:51)
In 2007, Hazel Henderson invited Corral to a conference in Brussels called Beyond GDP. She recalls a conversation about cultural happiness. They were concerned that the industrial model was going global with the wrong values.
Living Laboratory (02:53)
In 2005, Corral created a retreat center in Bahia to implement sustainability values. She later founded Sinal do Vale, a community of agents for transformation.
Sinal do Vale Education (04:04)
Corral's volunteer program has become a school for agents of transformation for Brazilian communities. Henderson discusses the return to experiential learning, and talks about her own experience skipping university for a "real world" education.
Educational Model (03:01)
Corral argues that learning to communicate, deconstructing assumptions, and developing empathy are as important as learning information. Henderson discusses how mobile devices disrupt our ability to communicate.
Credits: The Personal Journey of Brazilian Leader Thais Corral: Ethical Markets 7 (00:55)
Credits: The Personal Journey of Brazilian Leader Thais Corral: Ethical Markets 7
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