Alyssa Jade McDonald-Bärtl

Pacific, Indian, Atlantic

Third generation social entrepreneur, creator of BLYSS chocolate. Evolving standards in food sovereignty, and agroecology. #ChangeMaker. Wife of a Bavarian, daughter of Papua New Guinean, and mother of a small white dog called Blanco. She speaks an Australian style of English, German which is more Denglish and a Spanish that makes grown men cry for the loss of phonetics.

BLYSS Schokolade ist das erstklassige Produkt einer sozial verantwortlichen Unternehmerin der dritten Generation. Mit BLYSS verbindet sie völlig neue Standards mit aussergewöhnlichen Eigenschaften, kurz: hier ist ihre Definition der Agro-Oekologie. Sie findet, Dinge können, Dinge müssen immer besser werden. Dies sagt sie als Frau eines waschechten Bayern, als Tochter eines Papua-Neuguineer und stolze Besitzerin eines kleinen weissen Hundes – Blanco.Sie spricht ein australisches Englisch, Deutsch, das manchmal etwas australisch klingt und Spanisch, das manchen spanisch vorkommt.

“Her energy and passion for her chocolate and social enterprise seems inexhaustible. She puts an audience under a spell when she raves about a better world, and uses cacao as her metaphor. The fact the she found her example in the jungles of Ecuador on the basis of her family roots in Papua New Guinea is fascinating. This woman burns for her mission.” Wall Street Journal

“Lyss is not only an inspiring entrepreneur, but also a wonderful person who is on a mission to make chocolate even better”. Nico Lumma,

“Lyss is one of those women who, with her cheerful and humorous way, can bring you under a spell with her story and courage. A conversation with her is a pure experience!” Sabine Gruen, PR, Brigitte

“Alyssa is amazing and passionate, full of energy, driving the change.” Philipp Schindera, SVP Corporate Communications Deutsche Telekom

“An hour listening to a presentation by Lyss feels like you've just bathed in French champagne, it's invigorating, refreshing, and feels a little bit special. It leaves you wanting for more, to hear of her company start up, her philanthropic work affecting so many lives and her ability to take action and get results. She is one of those rare human beings that easily moves through peoples lives enriching them through social enterprise work within communities or inspiring corporates & individuals to take action.” Dayle Grant, Group Manager, ENERGEX Australia

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