Catarina Furtado was born in Lisbon, on 25th August 1972. Catarina has been working as a TV presenter and actress for several years, developing many projects related to empowerment. According to a study by Marktest in 2017, Catarina was considered the most credible person in Portugal, being recognized several times as a true inspiration for her work and generosity. Catarina has been a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador since 2000 and in 2012 founded the NGO Corações Com Coroa (Hearts With Crown) to create awareness about women’s rights and female empowerment. In 2015 she published a book about all the experiences that she lived through with her professional and voluntary work: O que vejo e não esqueço (What I see and don't forget). In 2013 Catarina won the Woman of the Year award by GQ magazine and in 2016 the E! Entertainment Career Award.