Benita Matofska


Benita Matofska

We are delighted to welcome the indomitable Benita Matofska as the host of the first ever BelongCon!

Benita is renowned for her ability to captivate audiences worldwide with her knowledge, dynamism and passion for the Sharing Economy. Benita is an authority, a 21st Century innovator, speaker and leader in the Sharing Economy phenomenon that is changing the way we think, live and do business. An award-wining social entrepreneur and innovator, she is the founder of global social enterprise The People Who Share and Global Sharing Week, which reaches 100 million people worldwide.

Her blog ‘What is the Sharing Economy?’ defined what is now known to be one of the greatest trends of all time. Benita has been named Ogunte Best Social Business Leader, World, Venus Inspirational Woman of the Year and winner of the Cabinet Office / Nesta Innovation in Giving Award.

Benita has delivered keynotes at many prestigious events and locations around the world including: the European Parliament, House of Commons, House of Lords, Number 10 Downing Street, the RSA, Sustainable Brands, Le Web, FT European Sharing Economy Summit, Women’s Global Forum, World Forum for a Responsible Economy, EUROCITIES 2016, Global Entrepreneurship Congress, TEDx Frankfurt, TEDx Brighton, IKEA Global Home Furnishings Forum, M&S Festival of the Future, Virgin, Guardian Media Summit, European Cities Marketing Summit and has shared a platform with Desmond Tutu. An RSA Fellow, known as the Chief Sharer, she features regularly in international media.

Usually found delivering a keynote somewhere in the world or using her Sharing Economy expertise to consult with global companies, charities, think-tanks and startups, she helps them discover, participate and succeed in the Sharing Economy. A force to be reckoned with, she lives in Brighton, loves sharing time with her kids and husband and never misses a clothes swap.

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