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Hi, I'm Maja Vujinovic! I am a refugee and a survivor of mortar shell attack. My family relocated to the US at age 14.
At age 20, I began to explore foreign countries, starting with Brussels where I worked for the European Parliament and the journey continued across five continents. My curiosity and an addiction to problem solving kept me exploring. While going through college and masters I kept working internationally and after graduating Emory Law School I moved to the African continent. I spent a number of years developing and investing in large infrastructure projects bringing economic empowerment to local communities and government’s worldwide.
I am intrigued by the current speed of innovation, shifting global trends and our continuous need for improvement. Challenges that my family and I endured while being exiled from one country to another and while setting up a new life in the US, contributed to my current success and agility in business and personal life, opening my eyes to constant change. In order to be an effective leader we have to continuously adapt to change.
There are many things that being a refugee taught me about innovation and success. One is that persistence, resilience, happiness, hard work and giving are all muscles that need to be exercised on a daily basis. When it is the hardest to do something, that is the exact moment when we have to prevail and keep going.
Fun Facts about me: I started a company that explored ways the music impacts our mind and bodies. I once said yes to a horse ride across the Sahara desert to a complete stranger, who was a Bedouin.
One evening, while in Mali, West Africa, I left my hotel room and followed the sound of the drums and danced with the local tribe until dawn. I was once invited to have a meeting with the Pope and the Cor unum on advising them about food shortages in Africa.
Now's your chance to ask me anything! Please write your questions in the comments section below and I'll answer the questions live on Wednesday, February 8th at 1pm ET.