Founder, Social Innovation Solutions ; Former State Secretary in the Romanian Government
Bridging field work with public policy design, she served in the Romanian Technocrat Government in 2016, implementing the law on social entrepreneurship and re-designing the national social benefit system using a “user-centric” approach. Prior to this she co-developed a network of social enterprises, Mesteshukar ButiQ, working with Roma communities in rural Romania and international designers, awarded by the EU Commission in the top "10 Work Inclusion Innovations" in 2013. Mrs. Țoiu was nominated by Foreign Policy magazine one of “101 thinkers and doers in Romania”, a fellow by The Aspen Institute and the German Marshall Fund and a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum. A proud mother of 1 year old Mara, she dedicates herself to generating dialogue paths and co-creation opportunities between different layers of society, catalysing the work of activists, entrepreneurs, schools and organisations, so her daughter will not have to live in a divided world.