Alexandra Wilson

Alexandra Wilson discovered a passion for co‑operatives when, as a teenager, she led her neighbours in a successful fight to turn 260 units of low-rent housing into a cooperative. Her involvement in saving her own home led to a career spanning 47 years in the cooperative housing sector. A member of numerous co-operatives in Canada […]

Balu Iyer

Balu Iyer is ICA’s Asia-Pacific’s Regional Director based in New Delhi, India. ICA, a member-based organization, advances the cooperative social enterprise model and provides a global voice and forum for cooperatives. The ICA Asia-Pacific’s 110 members from 32 countries are national apex organizations, sector federations and government departments. Balu has worked with the Asia Foundation, the […]

Ana Aguirre

Ana Aguirre is a co-founder and worker owner at TAZEBAEZ S.Coop where she leads the cooperative development area. She is the President for the International Cooperative Alliance Youth network in Europe. Among many other projects, she currently co-leads the course on Platform Cooperatives NOW! with The New School (NYC) and Mondragon. Ms. Aguirre studied at […]

Marie-Josée Paquette

Marie-Josée Paquette received a bachelor’s degree from the Université du Québec en Outaouais with a major in communications and a minor in political science. After graduating, she went on to hold various positions in provincial and federal ministerial offices. She joined the cooperative and mutual movement in 2009, landing at the Conseil québécois de la […]


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