Courtney Savie Lawrence is a connector by nature who thrives by working with others to bring system changing and meaningful initiatives to life- especially with a focus on inclusive innovation strategy, systemic and circular design for sustainable economic development. In the past 15 years she has lived, worked and traveled across more than 70 countries in pursuit of positive social and environmental impact using design and participatory based approaches to shifting systems. She is the cofounder and project lead for The Circular Design Lab based in Bangkok, Thailand and has worked with the UNDP Asia Pacific Regional Innovation Centre as Head of Exploration. In the past 10 years she has also formally co-founded two social enterprises and has worked in and among large scale organizations like Ashoka, the United Nations and collaborated with global academic centers such as MIT's D-lab and Stanford's Hasso Plattner Institute of Design. For the past 8 years she has been Asia-based working in the social impact sector as an entrepreneur, consultant, university lecturer and co-founder of DSIL Global. You can catch her on twitter @cocosavie, Medium or LinkedIn.