COO; Makit ApS
Maxie Matthiessen is co-founder of the award winning social business Makit ApS (registered in Denmark and Kenya) that provides a long-term menstrual hygiene solution to girls and women world wide. Prior to becoming a social entrepreneur, she has acted as researcher, drafting studies for the UN General Assembly, consulted on micro-finance topics, and organized high-level roundtable discussions at the EU Parliament. Maxie sat on the board of Young Women Social Entrepreneurs in Nairobi (YWSE), was selected Attaché at COP15 in Copenhagen, and guest speaker on minority issues in the Danish Parliament. She is part of Sandbox, a global community for the world’s most accomplished young leaders and decision-makers under the age of 30. Maxie holds a Bachelor degree in Business language and Culture and a Master degree in International Business and Politics from the Copenhagen Business School. She was a visiting student at the Universidad Autónoma (Madrid) and University of California (Berkeley).