The Founder

Belén H. Sánchez

Originally from Spain, Belen has been an immigrant since her teenage years, when her parents’ hard work enabled her to go study abroad. She has lived in France, Argentina, Chile, Italy, Hong Kong, China and the UK and will be the first to tell you that “expats” are just privileged immigrants. 

A born activist, she organized her first demonstration at age 7, when her school gave boys kites as gifts and girls got dolls. She convinced all the girls to skip school and demand kites as well, on the grounds that they should all get to fly. Since then, her background on social issues has only grown. At 21 she cofounded Eleusis, an advisory body on gender policies, and then proceeded to work in healthcare across the globe, shaping policies on social security and women’s health. 

She founded Made By Immigrants after years of watching the refugee crisis unfold, with a sense of frustration, but not helplessness. A Trium EMBA graduate and serial entrepreneur, she has accumulated a significant business successes and, being a firm believer that the future lies in social entrepreneurship, decided to do something to bring business and society back together.  

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