Guest – Mariana Bozesan

A social & serial entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience, Mariana Bozesan, is an internationally recognized authority on the psychology of Consciousness Leadership and peak performance. The trained computer scientist and psychologist is furthermore an inspiring public speaker and futurist who has also been a high-tech and clean-tech investor since 1995. Moreover, she is a humanitarian, a philanthropist, and the successful author of the first integral diet books and program entitled Diet for a New Life.

Through her Consciousness Leadership Model based on Ken Wilber’s integral map of consciousness, Bozesan advocates ecologically sustainable human development, socially responsible business practices, and conscious capitalism that bridges personal fulfillment with global sustainability for the benefit of all humanity.

Bozesan has been a Business Angel/VC since 1995 and is one of the initial investors in Cybernet AG (today PSINet). Cybernet was the first Internet company that went public on the German stock exchange. Bozesan was an early member of the Munich Business Angel Network (MBA AG), and has invested in Business Angels and VC funds in Silicon Valley and Europe, including The Angels Forum in Palo Alto and EarlyBird Venture Capital in Munich, Germany.

As a social entrepreneur, Bozesan is the Co-founder and President of Sageera Institute, a Silicon Valley based social-conscious and philanthropy-driven integral health company that currently supports more than 38 humanitarian organizations worldwide ( Bozesan is founder of Infobahn Romania SRL and Infobahn International GmbH, a technology transfer and consulting company. Prior to Infobahn, Bozesan worked for Oracle Corporation, where she was Director of Business Development for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Based at Oracle headquarters in Redwood Shores, California, Bozesan also served as Global Alliance Marketing Director for Hewlett-Packard. Bozesan also worked for Digital Equipment Corporation, now Hewlett-Packard, where she was Open Networks Marketing Manager based in Paris, France and Marketing Manager for Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Munich, Germany.

As a humanitarian, Bozesan served as a board member of The International Museum of Women in San Francisco, California, is member of the Founders Council of The Chopra Foundation, advisory board member of The Spiritual Alliance to Stop Intimate Violence (SAIV), and the President and Founder of The Bozesan Foundation. The Bozesan Foundation is a privately held philanthropic organization, which contributes to the education of young people in Africa, China, India, and in former communist countries.

Educated at Stanford University and the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, Bozesan holds a MS degree (Diplom Informatikerin) in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science, and a BS degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Karlsruhe. In 1984, Bozesan was one of four and the only female student sent by the German Academic Exchange Organization (DAAD) to Stanford University for an exchange program with the Bechtel International Center. A life-long learner, Mariana is currently enrolled in a PhD Program at the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto California, from which she also received a Masters degree (MATS). Furthermore, Mariana was born and raised in Romania, is fluent in English, German, French, and Romanian, and is conversational in Italian. Moreover, Mariana has made several TV and radio appearances and has been interviewed by renowned magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Capital, and Marie Claire.

In addition, Mariana is an experienced meditator, a certified NLP practitioner, a marathon runner, a deep-sea diver, and a globetrotter. She loves people, the arts, classical music, and enjoys singing and painting. She lives with her husband of more than two decades, son, parents, and pets in a three generations household in the San Francisco Bay area and in Bavaria, Germany.