Karolina is a close friend of Petra Nemcova, the co-founder of All Hands and Hearts. She was with her friend in Thailand right after the Tsunami in 2004, while Petra was recovering from injuries. Six months after the Tsunami, Petra and Karolina returned to Thailand to see the devastation and hopelessness that the communities were going through after the natural disaster that changed their lives forever.
What started as support for her friend became her passion. Karolina has been helping Petra with fundraising in the Czech Republic since 2005 using her many years of business development experience, strong leadership skills in event production and wide business network. Supported by her Unique One Events team, she managed to create one of the most respected charity events in Europe, known as the Czech Gala – raising a significant amount of money over the years.
Karolina has 20+ years of experience in business. Passionate about fashion and creative industries made her build her own agency, Unique One Models & Events, in 2000. Since then her business has grown successfully each year. Karolina is the author of the book “Modeling Way to Dream.”
She loves to create amazing events for clients and bring new concepts to the Central European fashion market. Karolina and her company run many successful events and startups in Europe (such as Unique Fashion Week, Kosice Fashion Week, European Fashion Accelerator).
She founded and became the Director of Happy Hearts Czech in the summer of 2017.
Karolina joined the All Hands and Hearts team in 2018 and is responsible for European events and fundraising. She is based in Prague, Czech Republic.
Karolina has a college degree in Civil Aviation.