Cecilia Pagkalinawan

entrepreneur, Artist, and marketer in Brooklyn, New York

Cecilia Pagkalinawan

entrepreneur, Artist, and marketer in Brooklyn, New York

I am a climate action activist and entrepreneur currently living nomadically exploring our beautiful planet.

I am co-founder of NFT4Good and Dance4aCause. I create art to help raise $ to preserve the earth, get rid of plastic in our oceans, restore coral reefs, and reverse global warming.

I am also a regenerative artist who creates art to advocate for the use of clean energy and help remove carbon and from our atmosphere. For Burning Man 2023, I was the lead artist for Sanctuaria, an immersive art installation using BIPV (building integrated photovoltaics) that served as a shelter and sanctuary in the desert powered by solar energy.

I collaborate with climate focused leaders and innovators and provide them with marketing, branding and communications support to fuel their growth. We also curate carbon negative retreats immersed in nature to help communities reset, recharge and revive.

Dance4aCause produces events both live and virtual to help raise funds for causes, primarily to get humans to "do good and dance." We see dance and music as key instruments for mental and physical wellbeing.

At NFT4Good we work with artists and causes to curate drops that raise funds for causes that are beneficial to the earth and its inhabitants.

I was formerly a marketing and e-commerce executive at Burberry, Frette, La Perla and was founder of venture-backed startups BoutiqueY3k, StyleTrek, and appLOUD. More recently I helped incubate and develop a sustainable brand at Nike's Valiant Labs.

I now prefer to direct my skills and time towards brands and causes that support local economies, healing the planet and reverse global warming.

I've given talks at Harvard, MIT, Columbia, NYU on entrepreneurship and technology. In 2014 I gave a keynote at MLove Berlin on “Love Empathy and Gratitude in a Connected World" and in 2018 presented at Kinnernet Venice, Italy on the moonshot topic of “Solving the Refugee Crisis." I gave a keynote at World E-commerce Summit in Barcelona, Spain on “The Global E-commerce Checklist,” at CyFy in Tangiers, Morocco on “Global Crossborder Commerce” and was on a panel on “Innovations for the Sophisticated Global Consumer” at World Footwear Congress in Naples, Italy.

I love to travel, experience other cultures, meditate and do yoga. I also snowboard, mountain bike, swim, dance and frequently attend music festivals.

I am now an empty nester with my son Mateo in college. My frequent travel companion is my rescuedog Shorty. Contact: [email protected]

  • Work
    • Sanctuaria