Femke is a natural initiator who loves to be involved in new adventures. She grew up in the Netherlands and at the age of 18 she decided to move to Italy. She co-created a café while studying Languages and Literature at the University of Rome. Her curiosity has taken her across the world both as a researcher and as an active tourist. Different cultures as well as different value systems and the different behavioral codes that come with them have always fascinated her, and getting to know them has given her a way of empathizing with people from all walks of life. Femke started her career at Censydiam as a qualitative researcher. In 2007, she co-founded Innate Motion. She is passionate about helping brands to be more relevant in people’s lives and taking a cultural leadership role. Ever since she was very young, Femke has loved to speak her mind, challenging the status quo and authority, and she often dreamt of changing the world. Today, she uses these qualities to contribute to cultural branding and visioning journeys in a refreshing way. She is keen on voicing her intuition, helping teams co-create, get inspired, and find a shared purposeful direction forward.
Silvia is a truly passionate Italian, brought up in Parma in Italy, land of amazing food and great, open people. After getting her degree in economics, Silvia joined Unilever, where she spent 15 years of her career in marketing. She worked at the company’s international European and global brand development centers, where she developed solid experience in brand visioning, positioning, and innovation. At Innate Motion, Silvia enjoys being in touch with people from different cultures and brands, and loves to find new perspectives to make brands more relevant both for the business and their consumers. Silvia is very fond of food, so she likes working on food design and food innovation projects.
After a humanistic degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures and one in Anthropology, Sara attained two Masters, one in International Affairs and one in Communication Analysis and Management. She first joined the United Nations, working in the press offices in Kosovo, Ghana and New York, and then entered the world of marketing and research at Unilever, followed by a move to Innate Motion in 2008.
Sara is a bright and empathetic researcher, appreciated for her ability to understand people in depth and create interesting perspectives. She conducts international research all around the world, applying her human understanding and writing about it using her communication background. These cultural studies are in fact sparks to write articles on societal and cultural issues for the Innate Motion website and online editorial agents.
Sara is an environmentalist and also collaborates with the Italian National Authority for Animal Protection (ENPA) by enabling communication activities aimed at raising awareness around respect for animals.