IMAGINE Leaders – Olga Fler
Meet For Charity, Founder and CEO
Born in Moscow in 1986, I had my first job at the age of 17. At the age of 19, I started my first business in PR, with Mercedes Benz, Jaguar, Audi, Estée Lauder, Chanel, and such among the clients.
In 2013, I took interest in social projects and charity work and, together with my colleague, created my first charity community, Handmade Charity. That was a project for children with special needs which now takes place every Sunday in Moscow restaurants helping those families to socialize and promote inclusion.
A few years later, I became a trustee of an orphanage, and then my values finally turned towards social projects.
In 2016 I founded Meet For Charity which is a social fundraising project that helps charity funds raise money by connecting people at unique auctions. The auction raised over $3 mln to date.
In 2021 I was voted a winner of EY “Business women 2021” in “Social entrepreneurship” category.
Since 2022 I’ve been the co-founder of Akademy Club Dubai – an intellectual members’ circle uniting those who seek personal betterment through the power of education. Author of the book “Every meeting counts”, which was published in 2020.