|Alma mater||University of Bologna|
|Occupation||writer and entrepreneur|
She’s the co-creator of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls series, which has broken records on the crowdfunding website Kickstarter for literary publications. Favilli has written for Colors magazine, McSweeney's, RAI, Il Post, and La Repubblica, and has managed digital newsrooms globally. In 2011 Favilli started Timbuktu Labs with Francesca Cavallo, Timbuktu Labs publishes a children's magazine for iPads, also called Timbuktu.
The iPad magazine Timbuktu (produced by Timbuktu Labs) presents the news to children as a form of entertainment. The magazine utilizes colorful pictures, easy-to-read language, and sound to appeal to children, and reads top down scrolling vs. the traditional page flipping style of a magazine.
- Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls Volume 1 & 2
- Favilli, Elena (28 February 2015). "Silicon valley is more Flintstones than Jetsons when it comes to women | Elena Favilli". The Guardian.
- Cavallo, Francesca; Favilli, Elena (13 April 2017). "Sexist stories keep girls down. A new kind of heroine can set them free | Francesca Cavallo and Elena Favilli". The Guardian.
- Ruiz, Rebecca. "This book for 'rebel girls' just broke a Kickstarter record for the best reason". Mashable. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
- Chan, Nathan (16 December 2016). "How Timbuktu Labs Created the Most Successful Kickstarter Campaign". Foundr. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
- Stengel, Geri. "How To Blow Past Your Crowdfunding Goal Using Female Empowerment". Forbes. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
- Wasserman, Todd. ""First iPad Magazine For Kids" Makes Its Debut [VIDEO]". Mashable. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
- "Not our hero anymore: Calls to cut Suu Kyi from Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls". Hindustan Times. 25 December 2017.
- Walker, Esther (26 November 2017). "Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls — a revolution at bedtime". The Times. Retrieved 28 December 2017.