Maria Petrak, Founder The Best of the World Network® 


About Maria

Maria Petrak is a visionary, multi-talented entrepreneur, travel blogger, fashion designer, hat designer and peace activist, one of 101 Women Bloggers to Watch for 2009. She is a global network-connector and environmental activist with a dream to create a better world where everyone can make a positive difference: “be the change you wish to see in the world”…

She is the Founder and President of The Best of the World Network ® – global association for intercultural promotion, visionaries and change-makers based in Austria.

Maria worked for the United Nations Industrial Development Organization and International Atomic Energy Agency for 15 years. Maria’s mission is to inspire others to express their greatest creative, intellectual and spiritual potentials. Her unique platform and holistic marketing concept is based on philanthropic and ethical principles that promote cultural diversity, support individual talents, humanitarian, charitable, environmental, scientific, educational and socially responsible projects that benefit a worldwide community.


Having served in leadership roles with the VIC Society for Conscious Living (United Nations Club), as a pro-active member of numerous associations such as United Nations Women’s Guild and Internations, Maria has always been committed to serving humanity and empowering others. Maria received recognition for these efforts by being presented with the Ambassador for Peace award from the Universal Peace Federation of Austria and The Flame of Peace in 2012. She is also an International Ambassador representing Austria to Women in E-commerce in the USA nominated by WE Magazine for Women (one of #TBOWN cooperation partners).

Maria´s blogs The Best of Marbella and The Best of Vienna have been featured on WE Magazine for Women several times.

Since 2015 Maria has been working on her own fashion brand Crystalline fashion. Despite the current global situation, her dream is to travel around the world, dance for peace and promote brands as their Brand Ambassador or journalist via social media.