Illana Raia is currently exploring, and greatly enjoying, a mix of academic lecturing and philanthropic endeavors. Having joined Columbia University as Guest Lecturer in the Information & Knowledge Strategy department, Illana has also been busy founding Être - a new resource and mentorship platform for girls approaching high school. She thinks of Être as a type of knowledge strategy for girls - highlighting the tools and role models they need to change the world - and contributes to HuffPost, Ellevate and Thrive Global on these issues. Named a Mogul Influencer in 2017, Illana participated in The Balance Project Interviews in 2018 and the #WomenWhoRock campaign in 2019, and her journey from attorney to founder has been profiled in Forbes.
“People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.”
- MARCUS AURELIUS