Monica Gomes Picavea

Monica Picavea

Monica Gomes Picavea

“Somewhere beyond right and wrong, there is a garden. I will meet you there.”
– Rumi

Monica has been leading social integration programmes in Brazil since her teens. She graduated in Journalism, before doing an MBA in the USA.

A Faculty member of Gaia Education since 2009, Monica has facilitated the first Gaia in Transition in Vila Brasilândia, the largest low income community in South America.

In 2016, her company, Oficina para Sustentabilidade, was elected by B the Change as one of the best social enterprises in the world, and she was nominated a Rockfeller Fellow amongst 21 global entrepreneurs. She is currently investigating how to measure social impact in societies by adopting systems thinking in a series of international collaborations.


Knowledge Cloud

Country: Brazil

Academic Titles: Journalist, with a Master’s in Business Administration at Baldwin Wallace University, Ohio


Teaching language: Portuguese, English, Spanish

EDEs Facilitated:
Brasil, 2010
Gaia Brasilandia, 2010
Gaia Brasilia 2013, 2014, 2015

Empreendedora conecta grandes empresas com comunidades carentes, Revista PEGN, September 2016
A Healthier Community: Monica Picavea on Transition Brasilandia’s Sustainable Health Fair, Transition Network, May 2014
Thoughts from Brazil on adding inequality to the Transition Network purpose statement, Transition Network, September 2011

Academic Papers:
Thesis, ‘AlphaVille Graciosa um case de força da Marca.’

Press articles:
Oficina na Mídia