In a world where your titles are as important as the dress you are wearing, I should present myself as Pharmacist with more then 10 year experience in the pharmaceutical industry, founder of Birdhaus Writing & Publishing, former Female ONG leader, working mom Blogger and author.
In the real life I’m going tell you: I’m Ana Paula Tediosi. But call me Ana, just Ana.
Call me Ana, just Ana.
I have said this sentence so many times it is somehow now a part of me.
But let´s start from the beginning.
Before I got married, my name was Ana Paula Rocha da Silva. A typically long Brazilian name. Not so bad had I been living in Brazil, but I grew up in Switzerland, where an average name is made up of two units. Very quickly I understood my name was not fitting the standards, and instead I ended up with an extremely short version of my name – Ana.
Then I got married. Now my full name is Ana Paula Tediosi. A couple of units fewer, an improvement, you would think. Alas, still no one can spell my name correctly, and I am still ending up saying: Call me Ana, just Ana.
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is:
what are you doing for others?”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
I believe that everyone should have a cause to believe in and to fight for.
Mine is gender equality.
For 5 years, I was part of the Executive Committee of the Professional Women´s Group of Zurich (PWG) and its President for a tow years. Learn more here about my journey.
Since May 2019, I’m an entrepreneur. I became the owner of the first coworking space for women in Zurich Bierdhaus Social. After the COVID-19 pandemic, I transformed the business and founded Birdhaus Writing & Publishing, a virtual community for women writers. Learn more here about Birdhaus.