Dame Tessy Antony – de Nassau
Tessy Antony – de Nassau is a proud mother of two young royal princes, humanitarian and businesswoman. She holds a M.Sc in International Studies and Diplomacy and an Honorary Doctorate for her work in global education. She also spent five years in the military and is a UNAids Global Advocate for Young Women and Adolescent Girls.
Tessy stays engaged as Co-Founder and President of the Charity “Professors Without Borders”. She is also the Founder and Director of Finding Butterflies Consulting Ltd – a global consultancy providing resources on Impact/CSR projects and the Co-Founder of Human Highness, a new fashion brand.
In 2020, Tessy launched a new podcast series called “Tessy Antony de Nassau’s Zoom O’Clock” that can be found on all major podcast stations such as apple podcast, Spotify, Buzzsproud and many more.
Introducing Her Business
Finding Butterflies Consulting Ltd
Finding Butterflies Consultancy Ltd works with companies to identify and implement new impact strategies. There is a shift in how business is being perceived by young consumers and Next Gen investors. We help companies to become more socially aware and we equip them with the right tools customised to their needs to add impact to their core DNA.
The companies are not changed within their DNA, just optimised to fit the need of a fast moving and progressive consumer let society. These socially connected companies are organizations that openly include doing work that consciously, systemically and sustainably serves or attempts to solve a local or global community need while also generating a profitable return.
We help with this transition by leveraging our vast network in order to create safe spaces of dialogue between key players, stakeholders and consumers. Experts in strategic communication we find the right approach to fit your needs.
Other Business and Philanthropic Projects
“Zoom O Clock” is an insightful, fun and inspiring new video podcast featuring celebrities and industry leaders and their stories from around the world.
HUMAN HIGHNESS – a lifelong dream to inspire women through fashion and encourage them to become the best version of themselves and always wear their invisible wings with the sense that the power and strength comes inside out.
Professors Without Borders
PROWIBO is a social enterprise that specializes in international education services.
Gallery and Blog
Receiving the Leader of the Year award, issued by the Leadership Academy, former princess Tessy paid tribute to late Grand Duke Jean in moving speech. Read more via RTL Today and watch the video below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGGrBp4B7B0
It was truly a memorable evening by receiving the Chairman's Commendation - the highest award given by Terrestres Servo Coronas, an organisation which supports projects throughout the Commonwealth at the...
On Monday 29 July, former princess Tessy De Nassau was awarded the Cross of Merit by Pestalozzi International in Switzerland as a recognition of her active engagement in humanitarian work. Read via RTL Luxembourg.
Tessy Antony - de Nassau, former HRH Princess of Luxembourg, takes the time to sit down with British journalist Alex Crawford about humanitarian activity and human rights as a part of the brand new series, "The Power of Women." The documentary series will premiere on...
Tessy penned an essay in 2016 on her experience as a UN Peacekeeper. Read via The Telegraph
Tessy Antony - de Nassau travelled to California in July to receive recognitions for her work. Read more: https://histoiresroyales.fr/tessy-antony-de-nassau-recompensee-par-les-villes-de-beverly-hills-et-los-angeles-pour-son-travail/
The award ceremony will take place on Monday 9 September 2019 at Hotel Le Royal in Luxembourg city. Read more: https://today.rtl.lu/life/royals/a/1372455.html
She participated in Sweden's famous 'Vätternrundan', which takes cyclists 300km around Sweden's second-largest lake, Vättern, to raise money for Professors Without Borders. Read on RTL Luxembourg.
Read on RTL Luxembourg
Tessy de Nassau awarded honorary doctorate from Paris College of Art. Read on RTL Luxembourg.
Kind words from my friends
“Shining like a star” is the phrase that comes to mind when I think about Tessy. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing her in the middle of pandemic and she has joined WHF as an Advisory Board Member in this critical time. Her contribution is immense, she is fun and very professional to work with. She is a leader working towards to make this world a better place. It is a great honour to have Tessy on WHF’s Advisory Board and we look forward to working shoulder to shoulder for the greater good and to shape the future for a better tomorrow.Feraye Ozfescioglu , CEO at the World Humanitarian Forum , London
We recently hosted our inaugural webinar for Infection Reduction Partners, bringing together medical leaders in disaster response to discuss the problem of Wound Infection in Humanitarian Emergencies. We had recruited panelists from the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Society, World Health Organization, and Médecins Sans Frontières. We looked for a moderator with strong character that could lead the impactful panel discussion. Tessy brings so much passion to her work – she was simply the best person on the planet to help IRP with its mission to share best practices with the world health community. She knew exactly what to do and led the process. Tessy started with an intro email to the panelists that set the tone, organized panelist planning meetings, laid out the flow of the event, and made sure all the details were defined, agreed, and clearly communicated well in advance of the webinar. Watching her in action was amazing – she cares about creating impact and it is so obvious in everything she does and says. She is a leader that builds rapport rapidly and leads the journey with what appears to be effortless confidence. As the webinar progressed, she brought positive energy, enthusiasm, and engaging interest as we transitioned between topics and questions – all this with military precision as well!Sam Zaidspiner , Principle at Infection Reduction Partners , USA
I worked with Tessy Antony-de Nassau at our TedX Luxembourg City Women event. Like most of our speakers she is ‘extremely’ impressive for obvious reasons! However, Tessy is genuinely one of the nicest people I have come across. Her support of incredibly worthwhile causes stems from her deep-rooted concerns. She is incredibly knowledgable of the topics which she supports coming from real, first-hand exposure to the fields. Her passion for her home country is most noticeable while her ardent support of women in business and education is unwavering. Tessy engages her audience with unfiltered spirit and transmits the kind of passion that makes people take action. It is a pleasure getting to know her.Dirk Deanen, Founder TedX Luxembourg, Expert in Communication, Luxembourg
Tessy is one of the most amazing inspirational women I know , she is very focused on making a difference to others . A real straight talker . We spoke together on human trafficking and building partnerships to achieve outcomes. I was really impressed by her knowledge and experience . Tessy runs Finding Butterflies Consulting Ltd leverages its vast network to create safe spaces of dialogue between key players and stakeholders and change makers to discuss difficult questions facing others.Mandy Sanghera, Strategic Advisor and Public Speaker, London
Tessy worked with the Montessori Group and I can sincerely say that the experience was a pleasure for my team and I. Not only was Tessy diligent, professional and thoughtful but her strategic insights helped us think beyond the task at hand.Leonor Stjepic, Award Winning Social Entrepreneur and NGO Leader , London
Rather than repeating the content of Tessy’s other reviewers which I 100% agree with, I would like to add that I love to describe her, in just a few words as the “Princess of principles, peacemaking, people, philanthropy and Professors Without Borders”. Tessy joined me in Lagos, Nigeria in March 2018 to help me host the “Seven Wonder Awards Ceremony powered by Investing In Women”, and in addition to her knowledge of the cause areas, I was touched by her warmth and unique ability to connect with Nigerians from a diverse range of backgroundsAnita Kouassigan , Serial Entrepreneur, Nigeria and London
I have been listening to Tessy speak thoughtfully about education and female empowerment for a few years now and our paths crossed this year. Tessy is real, kind, smart, funny, strong and genuinely cares about education and female empowerment. She matched her words with action. Seeing her in action at PROWIBO this year, I can say Tessy is a force. Her ability to bring together so many diverse people from all different walks of life is a talent. Her warmth and ability to connect with anyone as a sincere human is her key strength. Watch out world when Tessy is knocking at your door…and she is only getting started. I cannot wait to see Tessy become more of herself and embrace her full potential!Sallyann Della Casa, Mapping, developing and measuring human behaviour, United Arab Emirates
Tessy has an exceptional gift for connecting deeply with the people around her, from the first encounter. She makes people feel seen, heard and valued, which allows her to bring out the best in them. This, I believe, is one of the main reasons she is an incredible servant leader, she gets into the trenches, gets her hands dirty, and everyone rises together. The power this talent cannot be underestimated!Rosie Stancer, Polar Explorer and World Record Keeper, United Kingdom
I had the pleasure of working alongside Tessy on a philanthropic foundation initiative early this year. Tessy’s professionalism, work ethic and contributions to the cause were impressive. Her knowledge and network contributed greatly to our outcomes and key measures of success. Tessy just gets things done!Graham Dockrill, Serial Technology Entrepreneur, Founder and Investor, New Zealand
It is an incredibly rare opportunity to work with someone as exceptional, driven and authentic as Tessy. She goes beyond unimaginable limits to ensure change gets made and always delivers above and beyond what is expected of her. Her kind-heartedness, visions and professionalism are the things that stand out the most. We are very lucky to be working with her at Regents Racing.Farah Nanji, CEO Regents Racing, United Kingdom