Kátia Almeida

Executive Leadership Program - Lisbon Class 04

Kátia Almeida
Director of BELIEVE & LEAD
My experience and deep interests:
I am based in: Lisbon

I am Portuguese, born in Angola. My family journey from Africa to Portugal after the civil war in the 70s has taught me the importance of belonging, resilience, and joy, regardless of the circumstances. I've learned to live a mindful and intensive life, appreciating every day as the best day! One of my passions is exploring the unknown, finding new pathways and challenging the status quo, both professionally and personally, I am inspired by nature as an orienteering athlete, train runner, and scuba diver. I am also passionate about people. I love working with groups and leading them successfully out of their comfort zones to find the magic.

Professionally, I am part of the leadership team of Girl MOVE Academy as Director of Believe & Lead. Previously, for the past 20 years, I took the helm of Pressley Ridge in Portugal, working with the most vulnerable kids and their families. Together with my team, we implemented innovative programs and contributed to a better system of care for children and families in our country.