Georgina started working in the social enterprise sector in 2013 following a life changing trip around South East Asia during which she saw first hand how tourism was failing local communities. That year she co-founded a social enterprise café in Cambodia to create a locally self-sustaining enterprise, run for the community by the community. In its first year it employed 17 local people strong and generated $25,000 in grant money. After seeing the positive impact the café had, Georgina wanted to improve and scale the model. She returned to the UK in 2014 to study Entrepreneurship at Cambridge Judge Business School and to develop the idea. In March 2016 Georgina pitched the Footprint Cafes concept to the Cambridge community, one month later Footprint Cafes was established as a UK Charitable Incorporated Organisation with a pledged $150,000 fund to scale the idea, shortly followed by a further $150,000. In November that year the first Footprint café opened its doors in Siem Reap. Before moving to the social enterprise sector, Georgina worked in UK politics as a Senior Parliamentary Researcher to two Government Ministers, a Coordinator of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Debt, Aid and Trade and as a consultant in various roles including advocacy, campaigns and fundraising, successfully securing over $600,000 funding in grants. Georgina’s big dream is to grow Footprint Cafes into a globally recognised brand.