Our Team

Laura VanessaLaura Vanesssa Munoz

Founder and Chief Empowering Futures, she is passionate about connecting people and spreading good ideas. She is expert at matching people & talent, very creative, entrepreneurial and co-founder of other successful initiatives including Profesionales en Medios and Chevening Alumni Alliance. She was awarded the Chevening Scholarship in 2006 and she has worked for international organisations as communications consultant, she was also ranked at Top Lecturer by her students at ITESM CCM and she also worked as project manager for different charities in the UK and Latin America. 

Heli Heartland  
Partner and Chief Growth Officer, she is is a high-impact, commercially savvy and analytical strategist and coach who specialises in growth strategy and leadership development. Over the past 20 years Heli has worked with and for a great range of corporates and small businesses across digital marketing, branding, open innovation and market research; including Moving Brands, Applied Works, NESTA, 100%Open, Nokia, TeliaSonera, Microsoft, O2, TNS, ESRO, Social Fabric, Publicsquare, Poke London, Hugo & Cat and GREY.

Antonia OrrAntonia Orr

Advisor, social entrepreneur and measuring impact expert. Antonia supports Empowering Futures as an Advisor and she is currently the Chief Executive at Coalition for Efficiency, a small self-funded non-profit organisation that partners with existing organisations to seek out and implement ways which will influence charities and social enterprises to run more efficiently and effectively, without sacrificing quality.

Milena_photoMilena Bottero

Advisor, social entrepreneur and processes expert. Milena is Founder of Room For Tea and supports Empowering Futures as Advisor on business development. Over the last 3 years Room for Tea was awarded over £170,000 seed funding through various funding programmes and Room for Tea has helped nearly 400 young people find an affordable or free housing option so they could undertake a work placement.

Sarah Murphy

Advisor, social enterprise start-up co-founder and technology recruitment expert. Sarah supports Empowering Futures as an Advisor, she is currently a Team Leader for Angela Mortimer, a global recruitment agency that partners with technology firms, global financial institutions as well as startups to source the best talent internationally. Currently building a multilingual team of consultants in the London office well as advising on recruitment strategies both in London & Globally.


Manuel Wachter

Manuel is an entrepreneur and he delivers effective inclusion strategies to organisations, as well as executive coaching for teams and leaders. He supports Empowering Futures as advirsor and he has also worked for the World Economic Forum as Associate Director, leading the development for Global Shapers Community with hubs in over 400 cities around the world.