Alia is a UK-born entrepreneur, raised as a Canadian by Colombian parents. She graduated from the University of Edinburgh with an MA (hons) in Economics and Finance. She created her first enterprise at the age of 8 when she decided to build a company devoted to designing clothes for children by children.

Valuing deep connectedness above all things, she spends most of her time raising her own children, while running several businesses devoted to nurturing minds, bodies and relationships, especially during the first years of life. Her work seeks to promote innovative learning approaches to support the development of strong families, enabling children to become as good humans as they dare, and parents to avoid having to choose between their families and their own careers.