Meet the Founders | Pictures of Kattie and Mila

About Us

House of Apis is a collaboration between Kattie Capozza and Mila Aleman.  Two generation X’rs that have a lot on their mind and want to inspire a world where women and girls are unapologetically their authentic selves and can feel supported to realize their superpowers for greatness in their own unique ways.

Kattie and Mila met in Amsterdam in 2017 while enrolled in a creative leadership program.  They shared a lot of laughs, debated many topics, enjoyed a “few” glasses of wine, and found a passion in the idea to celebrate the life of ordinary extraordinary women.

They are inspired by the women who wake up and hustle every day for themselves and perhaps, their family’s well-being.  Those that overcome daily obstacles and self-doubts but deserve to be recognized, praised, and supported. Those that have dreams and goals and pursue them with passion despite barriers and setbacks.  Those that are making positive changes in their own ways.

That’s how House of Apis was born.

With years of leadership experience in the business and philanthropic world in areas like Talent Centric Strategy, Organizational Effectiveness, Learning and Development, Marketing, Branding, and Sales; Kattie and Mila bring their unique perspective and experience with career and personal development.  That coupled with their combined experience living and working around the world, gives them a global view on topics and the chance to bring diverse voices to the table when discussing important issues for women and girls.

Kattie

About Kattie:
Kattie is originally from Rochester, NY where she grew up with her younger brother, mother, and father.  Kattie’s parents always encouraged her curiosity and pursuit of personal interests and never stifled her constant flurry of questions.  This developed her steadfast pursuit of truth and courage to question why things happen and what change is needed to create a different reality.

She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Organization Communication from the University of Central Florida and obtained a Master of Liberal Studies degree from Rollins College.  Her career has allowed her the opportunity to live and work around the world in places across Asia (Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, India) and support clients in the UK, Europe and in Ethiopia, Nigeria, and South Africa.  Traveling allowed her to see the political, social, and economic differences; but also, the spirit and energy of women taking their space in the world.

She lives in Seattle WA with her super supportive husband Mark and their two fur-babies.

Kattie’s superpowers:
Seeing patterns in the world around her; the interconnectivity of things. Plus, Saturday morning dance parties with her dogs.

About Mila:
Mila was born in Caracas, Venezuela as the oldest of three siblings.  She was raised in a very close family environment constantly surrounded by cousins, aunts, and uncles.  She was fortunate enough to know her four grandparents and formed a special bond with both her two grandmothers who were very strong women in their unique ways.  Her parents are both (now retired) lawyers and they raised Mila with a very strong set of values around justice, fairness, and ethics.

She graduated with a Bachelor in Communications from Universidad Católica Andres Bello in Caracas and got a scholarship to study an MBA abroad (check out podcast 1 for more on that story !) which took her to Boston for a couple of years and planted the seed of traveling and living around the world.  Mila lived in Los Angeles, Buenos Aires, Fort Lauderdale, Berlin, and Amsterdam which has been her home for around 10 years.

Mila’s work experience had been in marketing, sales, and general management holding different leadership positions across FMCG and media companies.

Mila’s superpowers:
To rally people and motivate them around a common goal and plan awesome trips with lots of entertaining and interesting things to do at an affordable price.

Mila