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Join us on the latest episode of Tech Sheroes for Good Podcast as we dive into the inspiring journey and expertise of Ángela de Manzanos, CEO and co-founder of FA Bio. Angela's passion for agriculture, innovation, and sustainability has paved the way for groundbreaking solutions in the field.
With over 16 years of experience in the agricultural sector, Angela's leadership has been instrumental in shaping the scientific direction of FA Bio. As CEO, she drives the company's business process design, strategy, and innovation pipeline, ensuring they stay at the forefront of sustainable agricultural practices.
Angela's educational background is equally impressive. She holds a Bachelor's degree and Master of Science from the Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, where she honed her expertise in biotechnology and agriculture. Her pursuit of knowledge continued with a Master Research in Chemical Biology of Crop Protection and Sustainability, followed by a PhD in Chemical Biology from Imperial College London. Her outstanding achievements during her studies earned her accolades and recognition, including the prestigious Lord Porter Prize and the Medal for Student Outstanding Achievements from Imperial College.
Beyond her academic accomplishments, Angela has invested in her personal growth as a leader. She has completed programs such as Women in Leadership by IESE, Business Process Design for Strategic Management by MIT Sloan School, and Dynamic Negotiations by INSEAD Business School. Her entrepreneurial spirit led her to become an Entrepreneur at the Royal Academy of Engineering, where she received tailored leadership and executive training as part of the Shott Scale Up Accelerator Award.
Angela's unwavering commitment lies in applying biotechnology to promote regenerative agriculture and enable farmers to achieve more with less. Her passion extends to empowering women to embark on their entrepreneurial journeys, paving the way for gender equality in the field.
Tune in to this captivating episode as Angela shares her insights, experiences, and vision for a sustainable future through innovative biotechnology. Here's what we talked about:
(0:05:03) Angela’s journey of becoming the CEO of FA Bio
(0:10:19) Motivation to get into the field of BioTech & agriculture
(0:17:09) Next stage of our Agricultural revolution
(0:19:17) How can microbes help mitigate climate change?
(0:22:55) Reduction in GHG emissions linked to agriculture
(0:27:59) Journey from PhD scholar to an Entrepreneur
(0:33:15) Breaking through self-doubt & believing in your mission
Don't miss out on this incredible conversation!
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