Advisory Committee Members
The Bhutan Nuns Foundation is fortunate to have the engagement of our advisory committee, a dedicated international group of accomplished men and women from a variety of fields. All share a deep commitment to the mission of our foundation, and their support and thoughtful consideration of our operations continues to benefit women and nuns as we accomplish that mission.
Carmen is also known as fairy godmother in the fashion world. Pioneer of luxury fashion and e-commerce entrepreneur, her work has always been a platform for supporting craftsmanship, heritage and technology, and has thrived as a “laboratory” of disruptive ideas that continue to grow. Since Carmen’s entry into the industry in 1992, approximately 10,000 jobs have been created from her investments.
Supporting the Buddhist Nuns in Bhutan through Bhutan Nuns Foundation to become
sustainable and self-sufficient may well turn out to be another disruptive idea of Carmen’s for many out there!
They co-created the Maui Eco Retreat , a sustainable organic paradise. Their Kahua Hawaiian Institute, founded in 1985, offers transformational work and teachings. She serves on several boards aligned with her strong interests in climate change, food security and sustainable travel.
Her longtime friendship with Her Majesty the Queen Mother, Tshering Yangdoen Wangchuck, inspired her to support the nuns’ cause before the foundation’s inception. Kutira and Raphael’s 2007 benefit CD “The Sacred Feminine Voices of Bhutan” combines the singing of the nuns with lush harmonies and arrangements.
Today, her travel company “Bhutan Eco Retreat” leads Sacred Journeys to Bhutan empowering and celebrating the divine feminine spirit. Kutira now spends more time in Bhutan than in her native Switzerland.
After working with her, clients are no longer satisfied with the status quo of low-energy, foggy thinking and dull performance. Instead, they want to create healthy habits that result in increased energy, mental clarity and emotional balance. Carol is a regular contributor to publications such as The Huffington Post and Forbes Magazine where she writes about nutrition, wellness and strategies for peak performance. Carol has spent more than 25 years studying with leading authorities around the world on the benefits of clean eating, inner balance and living with purpose. You can learn more about Carol at www.carol-egan.com
“Our trips seek to teach us more about this wonderfully diverse world, while we learn something new about ourselves in reflection. Through this immersion in other cultures, we learn not only from other people’s lives of their joys and challenges but also of their cultural beliefs and celebrations”, she says.
She has served on educational boards and raised money for various women’s health organizations.
Sarah has been involved with the Bhutan Nuns Foundation since its inception and is currently volunteering in refugee camps in Greece and fundraising for various relief organizations that support the refugees.
She and her husband run a farm in New England, in the United States, raising goats and horses. They also own and manage a guesthouse.