Meet The Founder

    Astrid Ruiz Thierry

  • Upboost was founded by Astrid Ruiz Thierry, a seasoned professional with over 30 years of experience in Europe, Africa, South America, and the United States as an entrepreneur, business owner and motivational speaker. She specializes women’s empowerment, education and training for entrepreneurship and small business development, evidence-based policy analysis and development, international development and impact investment for transformational rural economic development. She is trilingual (English, Spanish, French) and currently lives in Manassas, VA.


    My personal mission: to empower others by providing practical solutions that deliver shared value.

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