Marsela Pećanac is an activist, organizer, and fundraiser. She grew up in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, and lived through the Sarajevo siege in the early 90’s. Marsela’s career has interwoven seemingly disparate worlds: first human rights and education, then values-driven banking, and progressive philanthropy. Her nonprofit board activities include Rainforest Action Network, the Rose Foundation for Communities and Environment, and Jericho Foundation. Marsela currently works with a broad global coalition on the Balkan’s Blue Heart of Europe campaign to save Bosnia and Herzegovina and Europe’s last free-flowing rivers.
She also runs Impact banking at Signature Bank in San Francisco.
As a long time activist, Lejla believes in solidarity, human potential, active local communities, joint initiatives, and the good in people. Lejla works relentlessly for a good cause, has strong principles, and constantly strives to do more. In the past, Lejla has worked as a philanthropic manager at a large foundation and an economic and women’s rights empowerment manager in Srebrenica, BiH, the place of the worst European genocide since WWII. Lejla has launched “My Hair, Your Hair” initiative to raise awareness and supports well-being for children with cancer. She has also co-founded an arts foundation staging exhibitions and arts in the physical public and residential domain tarnished by war and post-war neglect.
Nina Kreševljaković is an activist and environmental lawyer. Throughout her career, she has worked on protection of human rights and environmental issues. Nina has worked on numerous legal cases confronting mass construction of small hydro power plants in BiH as well as many other environment-related issues. She launched Environmental Legal Clinics in Bosnia and Herzegovina designed for law school students in Sarajevo and East Sarajevo where she actively lectures.
As a consultant to the OSCE Mission in BiH, Nina was engaged in education of judges and prosecutors on environmental issues countrywide. Currently, Nina is working on 30 different legal cases related to protection of human rights and environmental issues.
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