Tessy de Nassau
Co-Founder & Director, Finding Butterflies Consulting Ltd
Tessy Antony – de Nassau, formerly known as HRH Princess of Luxembourg, is a social entrepreneur, businesswoman, philanthropist, Global Education Partner for the Montessori Group, UNAids Ambassador, public speaker, activist and mother of two.She is a committed advocate and activist for empowerment through education as Co-Founder of Professors Without Borders, an NGO that brings top-level educators and global experts to the doorsteps of students worldwide. Moreover, Tessy is an ambassador for UNAIDS (Global Advocate for Young Women and Adolescent Girls) and is the patron to UNA-UK.
All of Tessy’s pursuits are grounded in her work and life mission to empower, elevate and encourage voices of the world. Her diligent promotion of both education and women’s empowerement has never wavered. She is passionate about using her platform to benefit the Sustainable Development Goals and has committed her time and energy to furthering the work of organisations in which she believes in. Moreover, she is actively committed to strengthening basic human rights for all and empowering young women and adolescent girls around the world. She received the Woman of the Decade award from the Women Economic Forum in January 2017, the Humanities medal for spreading humanistic ideas worldwide and the Global Empowerment Award for her work in Africa. She was named “Leader of the Year 2019” by the Leadership Academy in Luxembourg. In 2012, Tessy received the Dame Grand Cross of Order of Andolphe of Nassau, one of her greatest honours to date. Moreover, Tessy received her Honorary Doctorate for her work in and around education globally by the Paris College of Arts in May 2019.