Ivana de Maria
As an actress and producer for film and television, activist, and tech entrepreneur, Ivana de Maria (she/her/hers) has specialized in storytelling as a whole. At a time when social media is at an all-time high, and empathy is at an all-time low, de Maria believes in developing technology for good. That is what led her to create StoryPlace, the first empathy-driven social media platform that focuses on fostering humanity, empathy, and solidarity through story-sharing. As human beings, we all have stories to tell and every story has a lesson to teach, yet so many stories go untold. StoryPlace offers a safe space where everyone can share their stories regardless of their writing experience.