Originally from Brazil, Anette has over ten years of experience in the nonprofit sector, mainly supporting entrepreneurs in developing/launching small businesses and accessing early-stage funding. Before joining LEDC in January 2022, as the Women's Small Business Coach & Program Associate for the Empowered Women International (EWI) Program, Anette has been a part of significant projects in the United States and Latin America interconnected with a gender and race perspective. Some of Anette's previous roles include Project Coordinator for British Council Brazil (Developing Inclusive and Creative Economies Program), Project Coordinator for the Brazilian Small Business Support Agency, and Coordinator for Social Enterprise World Forum / SEWF2012.
Fluent in several languages, Anette holds a Journalism degree from Brazil and an International Relations and International Economics Master's degree from Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). In her free time, Anette is interested in amateur astronomy and cosmology.