Leading with an open heart – Cosmina Popa


Cosmina Popa, having grown up in the oppressive and stifling environment of Communist Russia, rebels completely against the conditions of her childhood.

Cosmina is the co-founder of the Conscious Venture Lab, a school for socially conscious startups and entrepreneurs, and co-author of the book How to be a Leader. 

Exploring the power of opening your heart to enact great change in the world through compassion and understanding, Cosmina shows us that leadership is not simply about leading the way, but 'being the way'.   


They saw me not as I was, a shy introverted teenager, but what I could be.
— Cosmina Popa