GIFEW Leaders

The Global Institute for Extraordinary Women is a platform of many leaders and a cocreation of a diverse group
of women and men who are all inspired by the Institute’s purpose and vision.
GIFEW team is located in various places around the world, and our backgrounds and experiences are wide-ranging: from experience within the business and corporate sector to experience in the media industry and the world of science. 

All women involved have been undergoing their own transformational journey and participated at some level in GIFEW’s education.

The main groups of GIFEW leaders include the Source team,  GIFEW Future Constellation Leaders, Advisory team and a group of people who have significantly contributed to and impacted GIFEW and its mission.

Source team

The source team is the core team of women holding the space and vision of GIFEW, and providing energy, direction and coordination to bring the vision to life on a day-to-day basis.

Bea Benkova

Founder & CEO 

European Transformation Leader

United Kingdom

Tatiana Benkova



Katherine Longhi

Director of Communication 

United Kingdom/USA

Nienke van Bezooijen

Director of Programs

The Netherlands

Sandra Epstein, GIFEW Concept Designer (Brazil/Sao Paolo)

An Educator in essence and action and an innovative consultant for these new times, Sandra Epstein has the experience and ability to implement creative solutions that establish cooperation and balance amidst diversity.
This comes from her extensive research on the biological intelligence of the Atlantic Rainforest in Brazil, a living example of cooperation with respect for differences between species. The principles and wisdom embodied by this forest are urgently needed, if humanity is to truly evolve and thrive.

Based on these principles and wisdom, where creativity, flexibility, empathy and responsibility are the vortex of a healthy society, she has developed multifaceted work and offerings. Her company, Ararȇtama, brings together her research on flowers and plants through a special line of vibrational essences and cosmetics and a range of integrative educational projects.

GIFEW Mentors Faculty

Mentors are globally respected world class experts from diverse backgrounds, who are committed to lead and contribute with their wisdom to GIFEW's transformational educational programs. In this way they are co-creating the GIFEW’s vision.

Bea Benkova (UK)

Founder & CEO at GIFEW

European Transformation Leader 


Sandra Epstein (Brazil)

Educator, Innovative Consultant, Creator of Araretama Educational System & Vibrational Essences

Jan Polak (SK)

Pioneer of Purposeful Business, Founder and Director at New Business Paradigm LTD

Jazz Rasool (UK)

Expanded Realities (XR) Scientist

Gary Malkin (USA)

7- time Emmy-Award winning Composer,Transformation media producer & Speaker

Vik Maraj (Ca)

CEO and Founder of Unstoppable Conversations, Transformation Leader

Nienke van Bezooijen (NL)

Globally recognized public speaking expert for speaking authentically with impact, International leadership mentor, Author and Speaker

Wendy Schneider (Ca)

International award winning rancher and owner Northline Angus, Transformation Leader at Unstoppable Conversations,

Founder and Executive Director of Green Hectares Corporation.