In 2010, Ale was picked by Fast Company magazine as number 29 out of the 100 most creative people in business beating Tom Ford, Jamie Oliver and the founder of FourSquare. In 2011 she was elected ‘World’s Most Influential Female Creative Director’ by Adwomen and got an award for ‘Greatest Individual Contribution to New Media’ by NMA Magazine. In 2012 she was in FastCompany’s “League of extraordinary women” with 60 other amazing ladies like Hillary Clinton, Oprah and the founder of Kiva.
Her 16 year-old career in advertising has lead to 18 prestigious industry accolades including Cannes, D&AD and OneShow. She is a guest teacher at Hyper Island, Berghs and Miami Ad School, writes a monthly column on digital culture for the Brazilian version of Wired magazine, is on the board of the Art Directors Club and helps Wharton with their Future of Advertising program.
She has also contributed to the following books: The Digital Renaissance, World's Most Influential Female Creative Directors, Digital Advertising - Past, Present and Future, My First Time - ad women talk about their first work and Build Your Own Brand.
Ale has an MA by University of Plymouth in the UK.
Follow Ale on Twitter @alelariu