Karolina Mazetyte is a young Lithuanian social entrepreneur, management consultant, wellbeing trainer, and public speaker who wants to prove to the world that a young woman can do great things. She is the co-founder and president of the International Youth to Youth Initiative, an organization that aims to inspire and empower youth worldwide through holistic and accessible training courses, networking events, and mentorship of youth-led projects. Karolina is also a part of Ashoka Young Change Makers, Global Social Business, Asia-Europe Foundation, Swedish Institute, and UN Women networks. She was the first European Peace Summit coordinator at World Peace Initiative Foundation. To have reached so high at such an early age has not been a smooth journey for her. Her personal aspiration is to bring empathy, mindfulness, personal, and organizational purpose alignment to companies, organizations, and communities worldwide.
Born into a not so rich family in Lithuania, to a father who was an alcoholic and a mother who was in depression, Karolina has always craved for love. When her parents could not take care of her any longer, her grandparents decided to raise her up. Since then, she has always wanted to spread love to everyone around her — she knew the value of it. She has always dreamed of becoming a politician one day to help others in need. She has obtained her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania, her master’s degree in International Relations from Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary, and her second master’s degree in Leadership for Sustainability from Malmö University, Sweden. Karolina is currently residing in Sweden, where she works as an independent management consultant and wellbeing trainer.
Throughout the years, Karolina has had rich experience in guiding youngsters and helping like-minded people connect. Following numerous personal and professional challenges, she has learned that life is all about letting go of the bad things and cherishing the good ones that happen.
Sometimes there are days when I cry, all day and all night, and sometimes I laugh until the sunrise. What I always do is believe and trust in life, believing that after a dark night, comes a bright day.