FUN FACT: Dr. Tina D. Lewis personally met Richard Branson, Donald Trump & Oprah Winfrey, and also earned her first $100k in 45 days! Tina D. Lewis is a trained Physician Assistant (PA) from the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine and also holds a Doctorate of Philosophy with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship & Business Administration. Dr. Tina D. is a 7X International Best-Selling Author, CEO of Royalty Coaching LLC, and the creator of The 6-Figure Incubator, an exclusive membership-based community that nurtures entrepreneurs and small business owners into a 6-Figure cash cow. Dr. Tina is affectionately known as "The BottomLine Queen” and specializes in creating strategy and building blueprints to crush the "bottomline" in one's Brand, Business & Bank Account, allowing the entrepreneur, budding and seasoned alike, not to be a slave by working less, to not worry about money by earning more, and have free time to spend with their loved ones or travel the globe. The6FigureIncubator.com Dr. Tina D. dominates both business and the stage internationally. She is a Certified Professional Speaker and Global Ambassador for a global conference platform whose footprints are in Croatia, UAE, UK, Africa, India, just to name a few. She has received numerous prestigious awards, graced magazine covers, featured in ABC, NBC, Entrepreneur, and other media outlets. Tina has also been on billboards nationwide. GlobalWomenSpeakers.com Dr. Tina D. proves her non-traditional, undeniable system with the Pre-Launch of her ALL-INCLUSIVE Fitness, Yoga, Leisure & Sportswear Brand HOTTi bodi(™), where every “BODY” is a HOTTi, sizes 0 - 5X. During their pre-launch, the brand hit over 10k followers on IG organically and has garnished the likes of Top Fitness Pros, Entertainers, Models, and most importantly, the "Everyday" woman globally. Dr. Tina D. declares that HOTTi bodi will become a MultiMillion Dollar brand by 2025. ShopHOTTibodi.com She is also the founder of HBM Foundation (Her Business Matters INC), a non-profit that helps young girls ages 9 - 19 master S.E.L.F (Self Esteem & Body Positivity, Entrepreneurship, Leadership & Financial Literacy. A portion of proceeds from HOTTi bodi purchases is donated to the girls of HBM. HerBusinessMatters.org Dr. Tina was a teenage mom and single parent. She proclaims, “entrepreneurship saved my life”. "I didn’t have the leadership of a mentor or even a coach. I had examples of what I didn’t want and fought like hell not to become that,” says Tina. "I became what I wished I had, or shall I say WHO I needed to be when I started my businesses. I believe that helping others is our reasonable service. It’s simply our social and moral responsibility. I remember posting on my FB profile that ‘people know what they want to do and what they want to have, but don’t know the HOW.’ I truly have the Blueprint. It’s non-traditional and not the same ole, same ole. Question: Why are entrepreneurs in business in the first place? REVENUE! Of course, they want to help people, give back to their community, provide for their families, and follow their passion. However, they can’t do any of that consistently without constant cash flow.” People are indoctrinated to work or dream of 6 Figure income (until they break free from dogma, unlearn or become conscious of no glass ceiling). I expose some Top Secrets in my book “The 7 Strategies to Stop Bull$#itting and Build a 6-Figure Business NOW!” which goes on Presale in October 2022. Order NOW! Here are 9 attributes listed by INC. Magazine that Self-Made Billionaires share in common: Drive Work Ethic Confidence People Skills Determination Risk Tolerance Strong Intuition Non-Conformity Competitive Mindset How many of these do you possess? See, you already have what it takes. Queen, go Create, Build and Manifest your 6, 7 & 8 Figure Empire because, at the end of the day, the question remains, "What's your BOTTOMLINE?!" Need help, guidance, or expertise, I’ve got you! #TheBottomLineQueen CONNECT with Dr. Tina D. on Social Media Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube @tinadlewis. Office: 1+(310)496-5875 Email: contact@TinaDLewis.com Website: TinaDLewis.com
Isabella has 30 years of advising leaders, and as a senior leader herself, on award winning ESG green field projects for global organisations. An expert in behavioural change with a PhD from the USA in Organisational Development and Change, she was originally an urban/regional planner. This means she brings a unique perspective to transformational leadership and organisational change. As a scholar-practitioner she focuses on the ability of leaders to pivot around problems created by disruption, along with harnessing the optimism and energy it takes to influence others to collectively align behind projects that deliver results. A sought-after keynote speaker, educator, and best-selling author, she works with clients in Europe, the Asia-Pacific Region, and USA
Genevieve Leveille, originally from Haiti, is the principal founder and CEO of AgriLedger. She has more than 25 years’ experience dealing with large corporations and banks in financial supply chain optimization. Her background is in corporate and institutional banking. With a reputation for the delivery of disruptive technologies in large-scale projects, Genevieve is recognized as an authority in the realm of digital identity and financial transformation. Exploring the powers of distributed ledger technologies (DLT) for over three years, her work in the financial inclusion for Africa with her previous employer, the global bank consortium IdenTrust, is well known.
A finalist in the Women in IT Awards 2016 (Security Champion), her recognition on the Women in 2016/17 Fintech Power List published by Innovate Finance testifies to her resilience and leadership. She serves as the vice-chair for the techUK Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) Working Group, an organization that provides strategic direction for all UK activities related to blockchain and DLT and is an inaugural member of the Advisory Group for the Estonian Government’s eResidency initiative for the digital identity. Genevieve has qualifications in Bachelor of Science in Biology, is a Certified Treasury Professional and has a Six Sigma Black Belt in process improvement. She is adept in leading or participating in cross-functional teams on a global basis and is fluent in English, French, and Spanish.
Awards and Nominations
2021/22: Most Influential Women in UK Tech (Computer Weekly)
2019 : Top BAME in Technology UK (Financial Times)
2016/17: Innovate Finance Women in Fintech Power List
Finalist: Women in IT Awards 2016 (Security Champion)
Mentor: Finastra “Hack the Future” Youth Hackathon
2020 Women in Software Power List - Short List
2020 : FDM Everywoman in Technology Awards - Finalist
2020 : Innovator Award (Issuer: FDM Everywoman)
Female Founders in FinTech 2019
Top Five Finalist Jan 2020 Issuer: Quesnay
Baton Awards - Finalist - Thought Leader Nov 2019 Issuer: Dr Diahanne Rhiney BCAe
Black Women in Business Awards - Finalist - Business of the Year Oct 2019 (Issuer: Black Women Business Awards)
Inclusive Tech Alliance (ITA) Awards - Finalist - Entrepreneur of the Year Sep 2019 Issuer: The Inclusive Tech Alliance (ITA)
Women in Fintech Powerlist 2017 Nov 2017 Issuer: Innovate Finance
Women in Fintech Powerlist 2016 Nov 2016 Issuer: Innovate Finance
Viva Technology #Tech4Good Challenge - Selected Finalist Jul 2016 Issuer: Amplifier Strategies
• Financial Inclusion Grand Challenge - Selected Finalist Jun 2016 Issuer: Singularity University
Fintech Jam for Good Singularity University Prize Apr 2016 Issuer: Singularity University
Women in IT Awards 2016 - Selected Finalist - Security Champion Dec 2015 Issuer: Women in IT Awards
Selected Projects & Accomplishments
• Managing a portfolio of over £ 800M of benefits of Business Process re-engeneering and Technology deployments with a budget of ∼ 120M.
• Business Director for SAP Banking Services for Deposit Management. Introduction of New to Bank technology. Accountable for the User Acceptance, Target Operating Model, Business Partner
engagement, Business Implementation and Day 1 Readiness. New Core Banking technology delivered within a budget of £ 57M.
• Led Global Knowledge Transfer of SAP Technology by assembling a team of 45 individuals to complete a complete map back to Business Requirements to the software being deployed resulting in a 3 months cycle for UAT completion with minimal defects.
• Programme Director for major cash management tender valued at income of £ 45M per annum.
• Implementation of ARIS for End-to-End Business Process Management for Account Management and lifecycle. Leading the technology deployment and creation of a CoE for Process Excellence
• Built and managed a global team to support Project Delivery and Technical Support across UK and India.
• Provided tought leadership and business accountability for major Billing System and Manual Billing Process Remediation.
• Implementation of new eBAM Solution by addressing Corporate clients concern via proposal of solution and vendor engagement.
• Accountable for the project management and delivery of major portfolio management requiring technology and communication to large segments of the corporate book.
• Implementation of a workflow solution for pricing governance
Dr. Ingrid Vasiliu-Feltes is a healthcare executive, futurist and globalist who is highly dedicated to digital and ethics advocacy. She is a passionate educator and entrepreneurship ecosystem builder, known as an expert speaker, board adviser and consultant. Throughout her career she has received several awards for excellence in research, teaching or leadership. In 2019, she has been named one of the Top 100 Global Healthcare Leaders and Top 100 Global Finance Leaders. Currently she serves as Chief Ethics Officer for GBA Global, Senator and Secretary General for WBAF and as the Chief Quality and Innovation Officer at Pediatrix, MEDNAX Health Solutions Partner. In this capacity she provides oversight for all quality and innovation initiatives across the enterprise, such as Telehealth, Blockchain, AI, Genomics, Precision Medicine, Population Health, Medical Simulation, and Value Based Care. Additionally, she provides leadership to the MEDNAX Center for Research, Education, Quality and Safety. Dr. Vasiliu-Feltes is currently a Faculty Member of the WBAF Business School, Division of Entrepreneurship, and teaching the Executive MBA Business Technology Course at the UM Business School. Additionally, Dr. Va-siliu-Feltes is an Honorary Advisory Board Member of IOGA, Amicus, as well as an Editorial Board Member for Frontiers In Blockchain, a Member of the Fintech Xpertsleague, as well as the Ambassador for several international not for profit organizations , most notably Blockchain in Healthcare Today and Women in AI. Throughout her career, Dr. Vasiliu-Feltes held several leadership positions within the aca-demic, corporate and not-for-profit healthcare arena, most notably serving as VP-Education, Quality and Safety, Chief Patient Safety and Quality Officer, Chief of Compli-ance and Quality Assurance, Medical Director of Clinical Research Trials, and Medical Di-rector-Managed Care. Her consulting engagements have included healthcare systems, VC funds, angel investment funds, not for profit entities and corporations. After completing her post-graduate residency and fellowship training at Columbia Univer-sity College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2003, she earned her Executive Masters of Business Administration degree in 2011 from the University of Miami Herbert Business School. During her academic tenure at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine she taught several courses within the Medical School, as well as the combined MD/PhD and MD/MPH programs. Dr. Vasiliu-Feltes was a highly active member or chaired several committees within the UHealth System. She was also a member of the UM Faculty Senate, UMMG Faculty Council, and an avid advocate of several initiatives lead by the UM Institute of Bio-ethics and Health Policy. Dr. Vasiliu-Feltes is also a member of numerous prestigious professional organizations and holds several certifications, such as Bioethics from Harvard, Artificial Intelligence and Business Strategy from MIT Sloan, Blockchain Technology and Business Innovation from MIT Sloan, Finance from Harvard Business School, Negotiation from Harvard Law School, Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Stanford Graduate School of Business, Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management, Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Patient Safety Officer by the International Board Federation of Safety Manag-ers, Master Black Belt in Lean and Six Sigma Management, Professional in Healthcare Quality by the National Association of Healthcare Quality, Manager for Quality and Organ-izational Excellence, by the American Society for Quality, and Certified Risk Management Professional by the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management. Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons Residency & Fellowship (1997 – 2003) University of Miami Business School Executive MBA, Healthcare Management and Policy (2010 – 2011)
Judy Ryan is founder and CEO of LifeWork Systems, an award-winning performance management company specializing in culture transformation frameworks since 2002. Her organization received the Vanguard Award for Innovation from the St. Louis Mental Health Board for her unconventional model and the measurable results she achieved when applying it to large scale projects. She is a recognized thought leader in applied behavioral science systems that impact deep culture change for exceptional outcomes. Her culture models are consistent with today's rapid speed of change, diversity and complexity and trends towards agile principles and practices in business and technology. Judy is the author of “What’s the Deal with Workplace Culture Change?” (Published by People Tested Media in 2015), a columnist on 'Emotional Intelligence' in The Women’s Journals nationally since 2005, a columnist on 'The Extraordinary Workplace' in St. Louis Small Business Monthly since 2012 and a columnist for 'Hispanic Leadership' for Autentico since 2019. She has approximately 200 published articles to date. She is also a systems developer and integrator, consultant, trainer, coach, and keynote presenter, with guest appearances on podcasts, radio and television. Judy is responsible for creating a fully scalable, digital platform and support processes within her framework, for distributing Teal organizational development skills to all people and sustaining them within an organization, for greater emotional intelligence, as it is highly needed in this period of globalization and digital transformation, when many people are seeking to successfully navigate 21st century techno-human ecosystems. She understands that to keep current with the agility of business, people must be equally agile in every way, including within heuristic, cross-functioning teamwork. Judy Ryan’s purpose is to create a world in which all people love their lives. When Beethoven saw a piano, he saw a symphony. When Judy Ryan meets people, she sees the unseen beauty and truth beneath the surface and uncovers it. And that truth – the one that’s really happening under the surface – is what we all need to see. The old ways of understanding human systems are not working anymore – the way of superior versus inferior or management versus employee or parent versus child. They never did (not without lasting, serious, negative side effects). And our world is suffering because of this; we need a powerful, positive and sustainable transformation.
Tracey is the founder of TechGirlz. She is also a founding member of, and Chief Marketing Officer for, Chariot Solutions, a Philadelphia-based Java and open source software development and consulting firm. Tracey has created the branding and marketing strategy for Chariot, helping it to grow from 10 employees in 2002 to 50. She is also responsible for managing the strategic planning process, as well as spearheading Chariot’s sales efforts. After graduating from Drexel, Tracey started her career in retail management and advertising sales. She learned about lead development, marketing, and distribution in these roles, but what she really learned was that she’s an entrepreneur at heart. In 1996, Tracey bought a New Jersey-based child transportation company called KangaKab. In 1999, with revenues at $2.5 million and having started a branch in Pennsylvania, Tracey sold KangaKab. As the director of sales & marketing for accounting software provider Skylight Systems, Tracey developed and executed marketing and channel efforts around one of the first-ever hosted accounting products. This program supplemented the existing sales of RFS, Skylight’s server based flagship product. It was very early on for the web-hosted software concept, but several firms began to use this product for their clients. Tracey is also the founder and current chair of the Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise Conference, (ETE), which is held in Philadelphia each year. ETE attracts world-renowned thought leaders in cutting-edge technologies and serves as a community forum for regional technology companies. Tracey is one of the founding board members of Philadelphia Startup Leaders, a regional organization dedicated to growing technology startup businesses.
Yamilca Rodriguez is best known as a Former brand Leader at the most significant brand building company globally, the Procter & Gamble Company. For over decades, she has been helping brands, and individuals create unforgettable brand experiences. She was featured on Forbes Magazine, The Voice-Tribune, The Courier-Journal, Today’s Woman, and StyleBlueprint. She is a 3-time #1 bestselling author of Women Who BossUp, Ignite Entrepreneur, and Women Gone Wild. She was a TEDx speaker and has spoken nationally and internationally. She was nominated for Most Admired Women in the beauty category for two years in a row. She has done everything from teaching yoga to teaching MBA students Design Thinking. When she isn’t creating bespoke experiences, she travels the world, helping women grow their business fashionably. She loves spending time with her husband and stepson in their Kentucky home.
Valerie Ellis is a personal brand consultant for aspiring influencers, micro-business owners and entrepreneurs. Her clients use the unique Brand Bridge system to establish a complete, clear and consistent personal brand. Valerie has a degree in psychology, post graduate in business and design experience that’s combined to analyse her client’s personality, productise their services and craft their public presence. She specialises in the strategic use of videography, experiential websites and minimalist marketing to free her clients from the circus of social media so they spend more time serving customers. She’s a combination of sympathy and straightforwardness. Her tag line: Are you a personal brand, or just a person with branding?
BEA HACKULA, is the founder and President of Africa for Africa Women Empowerment NPC, founder of Women Building our Africa (WBoA) Primary Cooperative Financial Services, which was officially licensed by the Reserve Bank of South Africa in July 2020, she is the founder of ASSERT media which offer an online magazine and virtual coaching and mentorship sessions to empower women leaders and entrepreneurs and she is the co-founder Chair of Women of Africa Arise Forum which unites women’s organizations and professionals across Africa. Bea is a globally respected leader, strategist and public speaker especially, on leadership and women empowerment related topics. Bea has extensive executive leadership experience from both Public and Private Sectors. She is a transformational leader in action, and a champion of women and youth empowerment- a life coach and a mentor to many. Bea in her capacity as President of Africa for Africa Women is a member of BRICS Feminists Watch, a member of UN Women NGOCSW Generation Equality International Advisory Women Committee and a member of GBVF National Strategic Plan Working Committee, South Africa. A former Supply Chain Manager for Mercedes Benz of South Africa (MBSA), Bea championed the development and implementation of BEE policy within MBSA which was later adopted by the automotive industry where OEMs were obliged to develop and mentor the second-tier suppliers. Through implementation of this policy, most East London based companies including black owned SMEs grew to be global suppliers. Under her consulting company Transformation Africa, she also championed a program for SME development called Young Entrepreneurs Network which facilitated establishment and growth of Small Businesses in and around the Eastern Cape Province. In the advent of COVID 19 in 2020 Bea established a women’s forum called Women of Africa Arise which saw women entrepreneurs from across Africa coming together to support one another through virtual engagements, this has grown to be a powerful network of women in business opening trade opportunities amongst themselves. In recognition of her transformational leadership Bea became the first recipient of the prestigious BWASA Business Women of the Year Award in Government Category in 2014 as HOD of Social Development Department in the Eastern Cape, South Africa and in 2019 alone, Bea was awarded the Women Super Achievers Award at the 26th World HRD Congress in India as a thought leader and a contributor of value on Women in Leadership, the Inspiring Woman Leadership Award at the Africa Economy Builders Forum in Abidjan, Cote’ D’Ivoire and Inspired Leader Award by Enspire Magazine in South Africa. She is the recipient of the GLOBAL EXCELLENCE AWARDS - TOP 40 FEMALE LEADERS OF THE YEAR 2021 Bea is a Harvard alumnus and studied in various Universities in South Africa including the famous African Leaders University, Fort Hare. She is certified John Maxwell Coach and accredited European Foundation Quality Model (EFQM) Facilitator and Assessor, and an Independent training consultant to the National School of Government in South Africa, specializing in Executive Leadership Development program for both parliamentarians, political leadership and administration executives.
Corine Wofford International is a Professional Development Consultancy in San Antonio, Texas that provides executive coaching, mentoring and high performance training in Sales, Service, and Teams for Business Leaders and Women Entrepreneurs. Corine Wofford, CEO and Founder, has created The Be the Difference Brigade, a worldwide movement where Business Leaders and Women Entrepreneurs worldwide share their gifts, make more money, and create a meaningful difference in the world. The Be the Difference Brigade is built upon the Be the Difference Leadership Success Framework, whereby Corine and her team provide training, coaching, and mentoring in Sales, Service, and Teams to help clients achieve the highest vision of their success — faster than they ever thought possible. Corine Wofford is an international speaker, Amazon best selling co—author of The Gratitude Book Project — Celebrating 365 Days of Gratitude, author of the forthcoming book The Business of Being the Difference: Rich Guidance on sharing your gifts, making more money and creating a meaningful difference in the world and creator of the Negotiate with Success: Strategies to Build Your Business, Brand and Bank Account™ program. Corine shows professionals how to overcome their limiting beliefs and communicate more powerfully so they can maximize their results and profits with greater ease and effectiveness. As a high-energy Certified Master Facilitator, Corine is committed to delivering the skills and strategies that help transform Business Leaders and Women Entrepreneurs with a new mindset and skillset. Business week logoAs a Senior Instructor at USAA, Corine facilitated training and coaching in Sales and Service across the enterprise at USAA and helped to impact the company’s success and recognition as Customer Service Champs across all industries by Business Week. Corine has facilitated trainings for over 100,000 professionals, helping Fortune 500 companies like Apple, Sony, IBM, Exxon, and USAA increase customer satisfaction scores, retain top talent, negotiate multi-million dollar deals, and increase profits by hundreds of thousands of dollars. Corine has celebrated over 25 years as an entrepreneur and community contributor, receiving numerous awards for her Outstanding Sales Performance and Leadership Advocacy. In her work with companies, entrepreneurs and her community, Corine brings her energy and passion for training and mentoring to help leaders excel in high-level performance so they can Be the Difference in their companies, strengthen their communities, and share their legacy with the world. About Our Company We believe that faith is at the core of everything we do, and it is essential to success. We know we are here to educate and inspire our clients through high performance training and mentoring in Be the Difference Leadership, Sales, Service, and Teams. We truly care about each and every one of our clients and have a concern for their business and satisfaction above and beyond a single transaction. We seek clients that want to nurture partnerships with us long term. We work with clients who want to make a profit and create a meaningful difference in the world, and we recognize that this represents a select group of visionary and heart-centered leaders. We are here to help you get results, and we are committed to the highest vision of your success. We believe that it is a unique time for businesses to create and deliver on their social promise to the world for massive impact and profit, and we want to help you get there. We hold strong family values including love for who we are, what we do, and who we serve. These values are deeply rooted in respect, integrity, high performance training, quality service, and heart-centered communication. We’re intentional about creating exceptional experiences and trust, which is at the core of our commitment to deliver on the promise for all of our stakeholders. We are proud of our Be the Difference Brigade, a group of visionary business leaders and woman entrepreneurs worldwide who want to share their gifts, make more money, and create a meaningful difference in the world. We are master facilitators and professional speakers, and our most requested topics include Be the Difference Leadership and Negotiation. We believe in delivering highly interactive professional development programs that address the mindset and the skillset necessary to excel in Sales, Service, and Teams while helping our clients apply what they learn to their style and business environment. We host live events including Wonderfully Outrageous Wealth and the Gratitude Awards. These events help our clients know that they are truly appreciated and that they are able to Be the Difference in their business and life through powerful strategies that increase profits and help them create a meaningful difference in the world. We offer Be the Difference executive coaching, high performance training, facilitation and professional speaking. Regardless of where you or your team are in business, we can help you create transformational goals and support you in achieving them faster than you ever thought possible. We see the genius in your team members, and we share our genius by helping you improve teamwork and communication so you can serve your internal and external clients at the highest-level, positioning your company for greater market share. We believe in leadership advocacy and have a proven track record of success as key community contributors working with our hands and our hearts for the greater good. We have over 25 years experience creating positive business results that have helped Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, non-profit organizations, international associations and women entrepreneurs worldwide get noticed and increase sales, retain top talent, increase customer satisfaction scores, and succeed with greater profitability. 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Tamira is the founder of Women With Vision International, a global hub dedicated to empowering women to create successful yet sustainable businesses that meet their life goals. Tam is now a #1 best selling author, speaker, blogger and coach who focuses on helping entrepreneurs monetise their message and create a lifestyle that gives them joy. You can find her here:
Mel Tempest has a global reputation for being unapologetically passionate, highly innovative, and extremely generous in her knowledge-sharing. Mel also prides herself on being an early adopter. In fact, her health club Ballarat Body & Soul, which was established in 2003, was one of the ﬁrst independent health clubs to introduce the Australian gym-goers to the following: } Netpulse in-club app } Wexer virtual reality group ﬁtness } Les Mills virtual reality RPM classes } MYZONE’s wearable heart rate system. Since 2003, Mel has been a member of various ﬁtness industry associations and industry roundtables in Australia and overseas. Mel’s mission is to provide resources and support for new and emerging individuals and businesses within the ﬁtness industry. She is passionately committed to creating opportunities and generating choices for ﬁtness professionals and club owners alike, to help them achieve success in their own ventures. Mel’s expertise lies in educating people about how to successfully adopt change, apply trends and operate with resilience. Her steadfast goal is to make the industry more accountable for its actions and to continually challenge the status quo. In 2017 Mel Tempest was the first Australian to receive an award from IHRSA. In 2017 her health club was in the top 3 Smart Company Australian awards, In 2019 And 2020 Mel was recognised as a top 3 fitness business influencers in the USA by the Association Of Fitness Studios. In 2005 she was the first Australian to receive approval from the Equal Opportunity Board and Human Rights Commission to open Australia’s first male gym. Mel Tempest is the CEO and the founder at Ignite Fitness Business Events, the host and founder of The Gym Owners Fitness Business Podcast and The Womens Leaders Fitness Business Podcast. Tempest organises fitness business events and roundtable events globally. Run a womens educational platform, is a Keynote speaker and full time fitness business ambassador. Her current focus is working with clubs to create unique niches in their market space with innovation, programming, technology and operational strategies. Tempest currently works in her own health club and is still active in teaching, she says seventeen years of success, owning the building and all assets relates to understanding our consumer, not offering same same and being an early adopter. Our club has been recognised as a leader globally and that is my plan for all my clients, to lead bigger bolder business. Tempest has spoken at IHRSA, FIBO USA, FIT SUMMIT, EXPRO and FILEX to mention a few. Tempest is often called upon to speak on inspiration with her autobiography moving thousands. Known to have a voice that asks for accountability she is often the first point of call for her peers. Her greatest success she says is she has proven with no education to back her up you can become the best version of you and you can create change and inspire others.
Normanie Ricks is an Occupational Therapist who has a passion for helping individuals with neurological and vision deficits, particularly those with learning-related vision problems. Normanie has studied under the likes of Dr. Mary Warren and Dr. Mitchell Scheiman who are internationally renowned authors and clinicians in the field of vision rehabilitation. As a proud veteran and Officer in the United States Navy, she provided Occupational Therapy Intervention to service members and their families and addressed neurological issues so that they could return to full duty and fulfilled lives. She is a member of the Lions Club who serves and advocates for the blind and visually impaired through its local and global initiatives She also travels internationally and provides instruction for educators at their schools for the blind and developmentally disabled. Normanie’s personal passion for the field hits really close to home. As a third grader her very own daughter began to have difficulty with reading comprehension, reporting daily headaches and struggling with standardized assessments. After vision therapy she now reads above grade level and scored at the ninth-grade level on her writing assessments as a fifth grader. If you have concerns about your child's visual motor and visual perceptual skills, please call us so that we can tailor a program to achieve success in the classroom and success in life! Normanie McKenzie Ricks is a decorated former officer of the United States Navy. She has an authentic compassion for cultivating long-term relationships based on trust and value. She has spent her career serving the healthcare sector as a Rehabilitation Clinic Manager and Occupational Therapy Clinician. Beyond those titles, she serves as an influential part of the community, dedicating her time as a mentor, volunteer, and patient advocate. Identifying a need for more community health programs, Normanie obtained a certification in Non-Profit Management from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy, and a Bachelor’s degree in Health Promotion from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). To date, her most notable career accomplishments are leading and managing operations of the Wounded Warrior Program at the United States Naval Hospital in San Diego; creating and developing an Occupational Therapy Neonatal Intensive Care Program; serving as a key member in Navy Medicine’s first study on targeted muscle re-innervation and nerve transfers for amputees; and participating in vision research for soldiers who have sustained traumatic brain injuries during conflicts. Along with her endeavors, Normanie is an advocate for children with disabilities, both in the United States and abroad. Traveling globally, she has serviced youth communities in Japan, Nicaragua, Honduras, and Zambia. She was recognized by The American Red Cross for assistance in fundraising events that contributed to over $110,000 raised for humanitarian relief. As a global mentor, she continues to volunteer her time and knowledge to teaching Occupational Therapy to students attending various universities. Currently, Normanie is the owner and operator of Achieve Vision Center where she provides rehabilitation to individuals who are affected with neurological deficits that alters their vision and limits their ability to perform well in school, work, and life in general. Continuing to serve her community in every aspect, she also serves on the board of the East Cobb Lions Club, which provides free vision screenings for the school systems in Georgia.
Jessica Powell, CEO & Founder of Relentless Virtual Solutions & Coaching Jessica Powell is the Founder & CEO of Relentless Virtual Solutions & Coaching. Her mission is to help mindset leaders kick the overwhelm of team building and outsource to scale using her signature step-by-step method. She believes a strong, aligned team is the key to scaling your business and stepping fully into your leadership role. She loves spending time with her children and fiancé in their Texas home.
Hailing from Atlanta, GA, Rachel Roberts started her 20-year career in Healthcare Administration and Project Management before finding her true purpose in consulting and educating individuals on their quest for financial freedom, economic empowerment, and generational wealth. A self-described fitness and financial enthusiast, she has a definitive passion for educating communities and helping people realize their dreams of business ownership. This passion led her to establish Traveling Traders 365, an educational platform focusing on the skillset of currency and crypto trading and investing via the foreign exchange (Forex) market. This company was birthed out of her personal experience to ensure that every community, family, and the individual develops, builds, and acquires generational wealth legacies. Alongside this initiative, she founded The Currency Consulting Group LLC, which focuses on self, spiritual, and business development via the Mind-Body-Currency™ Connection. She illustrates how to literally grow your business from within as everything starts with your own internal (seed) growth. Using the concept of nature vs. nurture, she encourages her students to go beyond the external systemic façade of business building and focus on growing business organically, focusing on the internal seed (self) to produce and connect abundance in Mind, Body, and Currency.
Rochel Marie Lawson Known as the Queen of Feeling Fabulous, Rochel Marie Lawson is a successful multiple business owner, RN, AHP, a Dream Lifestyle Transformation Facilitator, a multiple # 1 Best Selling Author on Amazon, a 2-time International Best-Selling Author, International Speaker and creator of The Brave, Bold & Unstoppable Women’s Summits™. Owner of Blissful Living 4 U, created to bring wellness, wisdom and wealth into the lives of individuals ready unlock, have and live the seeking life of their dreams. A highly driven woman who was born to break barriers, she proves that when powered by purpose, women are unstoppable. She’s built her storied life and career brick by brick, fighting fears, failures, and setbacks to have the success she’s always known was hers to claim. Today she personifies what it means to ascend above adversity while inspiring countless others to do the same. Having honed her expertise for over three decades, her work is a testament to what it means to leave an undeniable mark on the world. She inspires. She empowers. She unleashes. Extraordinary at walking others through radical transformation, she is as relentless about her clients’ success as she is her own. She is more than their coach, she’s, their champion. Because she doesn’t simply change lives – she expands them. Rochel Marie’s energy, insight, guidance and enthusiasm have helped thousands of people improve their wellness, wisdom and wealth by utilizing ancient, holistic principles that unlock the access for transformation to occur. Her weekly podcast, The Blissful Living Podcast, has been going strong for eleven years. She has been quoted in the Huffington Post and featured on Fox, CBS, NBC and several other prominent media publication outlets. www.blissfulliving4u.com www.unstoppable-womens-summit.com
Urenna Onyewuchi, Ph.D. is the owner and director of the A Professional Africa platform (aprofessionalafrica.com). She is heralding change in education, workforce development and workforce satisfaction of African committees and economically disadvantaged communities in the United States of America and the globe. She has Master’s and doctorate degrees in electrical engineering with a specialization in asset management of systems (soft or hard) from top-tier university, Georgia Institute of Technology, and an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from Virginia State’s George Mason University. She is a subject matter expert in education, power quality, energy management, smart metering, fire-root cause analysis, etc. from her tenure with Corning Incorporated. Dr. Onyewuchi branded and established the IEEE Power Africa Conference as a leading annual technical conference on the African continent with research and development (R&D) on products and services to increase electrification in Africa. She has led Women in Power sessions for the conference and can be reached at http://www.linkedin.com/in/urenna.
NICOLE S. FARRELL is based in the twin-island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago where she spearheads her company, Au Courant EventZ (pronounced Aw-Koo-Ruh Events). She has been operating her business since 2017, and has been using her experience of two decades in the Media and Entertainment industries, to serve local and international clients in her capacities as Image & Reputation Coach, Public Relations Consultant and Personal Stylist. Her entry into the working world saw her employed primarily at financial institutions as an Executive Assistant to middle managers and top executives. After twelve years in Corporate Trinidad, she felt a distinct urge to switch careers and return to her passions in the Arts, something that had been close to her heart earlier in her life. As fate would have it, she was ‘discovered’ and soon began a full-time career in Media and Entertainment, becoming a Radio Personality. Since then and before becoming an entrepreneur, she has enjoyed countless roles having been a Theatre Actress, Television Talk Show Host, Magazine Columnist, Television Actress, Ad Voice Talent, Event Host, Ad Campaign Producer, Copywriter and Branding Strategist. Between 2012 and 2017, she discontinued several freelance jobs. In 2016, she pursued a Certificate Course in Event Management & Business Protocol. Shortly thereafter, she registered her business and began operations in 2017. Her first major Public Relations client was the Miss World Trinidad and Tobago (MWTT) Pageant Company, where she was hired as their Publicist and Communications Specialist. In the following years, she has gone on to successfully help both local and international clients, from entrepreneurs to corporate entities, NGOs and entertainers within her Public Relations portfolio. As an Image & Reputation Coach and Personal Stylist, this visionary in her own right, helps professional women to adopt a more confident and authoritative way of handling work and business situations, be powerful during public speaking and to refine their personal style. Her coaching encompasses Media Interview Coaching, Soft Skills Coaching, Public Speaking, Photography Posing and Body Language Coaching. Her overall professional thrust encompasses one-on-one and group coaching, business collaborations, mentorship, speaking engagements and partnerships. In June of 2022, she also began offering pageant coaching for aspiring delegates. 2022 sparked a frequency of invitations for her with international speaking engagements and foreign-based podcast interviews. From the period March to July 2022, she participated in a total of 11 events and interviews, which included Summits, Conferences and Interviews. It is her goal to continue to share her knowledge, expertise and experience with global audiences and build solid relationships with her counterparts locally, regionally and internationally.
Vimi Seeramsingh is a Transformation Strategist and the Founder of Saphalta Services Global, LLC. Born in Trinidad and Tobago, she now focuses on helping businesses and individuals globally to push beyond what they thought possible. This skillset is a product of her own journey in Entrepreneurship. With added experience and training in Business Development, Marketing, Mindfulness, Sales and Leadership, she provides personalized solutions to those wishing to move forward to that next level of personal success. Vimi is excited to share her knowledge and is passionate about helping others reach their full potential. With a research-first approach, she also ensures that the evolving needs and desires of her clients and followers are met with best-in-class and most up-to-date strategies. When she is not serving her clients, this yoga and mindfulness enthusiast, loves having many new adventures with her husband Vishan and son Aryan as they settle into their life in the United States. You can reach her via: saphaltaservices.com
Comfort Dondo is a seasoned Transformational Speaker who travels extensively around the world, advocating for the safety and empowerment of Domestic Violence victims and survivors. Based in Minnesota USA, Comfort strengthens the voices, champions the rights and changes the lives of vulnerable women, restoring their hope and dignity. Through keynotes, workshops and one-to-one consulting, she provides tools, techniques and strategies that help increase their morale, build confidence and work towards positive advancements of survivors. Speaking with contagious enthusiasm, Comfort ensures that her audiences are left with clear strategies to achieve their desired outcomes with guidelines to create sustainable solutions to their challenges. Due to lived-experience, her empathetic approach enables survivors and victims to get unstuck, motivating them to function more effectively. Comfort has spoken for various organisations with participation in the UN Commission on the Status of Women held at the UN Headquarters in New York, where she has been part of round table discussions at the Women’s Forum. She also chairs panels with predominant emphasis in discussions around women and girls’ empowerment. Her speaking portfolio covers panel moderating for high profile meetings discussing ideas, realities, responsibilities and challenges of amplifying the voice of social justice for women, girls and victims of domestic violence. She has been featured in various international press and media including: Voices Magazine; Women of The World TV; Star Tribune; Post Bulletin; The Herald Newspaper and Voice of Africa News. She is a regular guest on various Podcast platforms. Comfort has won multiple Awards including: Advocate of the Year Award, from Violence Free Minnesota Coalition on Ending Violence 2021; St. Catherine University Award Winner Alumni of the Year 2021; Gary-De Cramer Humphrey Students Making Community Change Award 2017, from Humphrey School Of Public Affairs; Bush Change Network Winner, from Bush Foundation/Cultural Wellness Centre; United Nations Scholar Summer Intensive Program, and many more. Her book “Facing the Giants'', sold out of its initial mass print within the first month of publishing. She is now working with one of Oprah Winfrey’s favourite guests, Dr. Terrerai Trent on an anthology women’s project called “Sacred Promise” amongst other collaborations with her organisation. Comfort is available to speak to various groups and individuals for any platform and stage. More information can be found at: www.phumilani.org
Natasha Vaswani is a leading expert in self-mastery for female entrepreneurial coaches who generate consistent high-ticket sales. She has coaches around 500 women entrepreneurs from all walks of life, transforming their dream businesses into a beautiful reality. Also, she has a podcast show where she discusses important issues such as setting healthy boundaries, tools on how to scale your business and customer journeys of how they hit 6k + months by just changing a few things. Natasha believes that we all have unlimited potential as that is what her milestones taught her, which just made her journey even more interesting. Some of her milestones are that she is a cancer survivor, a sexually- assaulted child, and a dyslexic learner. Since childhood, she actively participated in her family business in Barcelona, yet she wanted to create her own identity in the business world as a female entrepreneur. After graduating in Business Administration and Management from the University of Westminster, London, she got certified as a coach and counsellor and began working with women who required some guidance to start their coaching business, until she hit 6k+ months and today she coaches female entrepreneurs from all over the world, adding unlimited value and growth to their journey while they scale in their business.
Clara is an International Speak and Trainer, Best Selling Author and Host of the Working Woman’s Channel and Living Real TV. She is the Founder and CEO of Capano Speaking and Training and creator of the CLARATY Success Method. Her passion is in helping women in business redefine their relationship with time so they can work smarter and get more Money, more Time and more Life. Let Clara help you find CLARATY and help you create Success on YOUR Terms.
Dawn C. Benjamin is an inspiring and strong woman that grew up with a very encouraging mother who always taught her to “Never Say Can’t Always Say Can.” The word “CAN’T” wasn’t allowed to come out of her mouth. Her mother was her greatest supporter and encourager. She also knew words were very powerful and could determine the trajectory of your path in life. With those early beginnings, Dawn developed a belief system, within herself and within every woman that she meets. There are gifts and a purpose to be released into the world. Whenever she meets another woman, she sees the potential and speaks into their life. Dawn believes that a woman's gifts — opens the door to more opportunities and that so many women are not fulfilling their purpose because they are afraid to step out and reach into the soul and spirit of who they really ARE. Dawn believes that each woman is the beacon of light for the next woman to define herself and her purpose on this earth. Dawn is a woman of faith, courage, power, patience and persistence. She holds herself accountable to God and to uplifting other women along her path. She believes her purpose in life is to empower other women to do the same…to find their purpose.
Leslie is the Founder of Reclaiming Your Courage, a Trauma-Informed Self-Defense Coach, international best-selling author and speaker. She values love, courage, and community. Her mission is to save the lives of women globally. Leslie is a second-generation Korean and Chinese American, San Francisco native, mother of two, and wife. She is a two-time black belt and has been a martial artist for over 20 years. Leslie empowers purpose-driven women to ignite their strength through their mind, body, and voice. At the start of the pandemic, Leslie was deeply impacted by the rise of anti-Asian hate crimes. She has dedicated her life to #stopasianhate and strengthening her community by helping Asian women find their voice and not fall victim to being perceived as easy prey. She is an ally to the BIPOC, Latinx, LGBTQIA+, Neurodivergent, and Differently Abled communities.
Sarah Luyele Njamu is the CEO and founder of Compu-Connect Education, a Johannesburg (South Africa) based Digital Transformation and IT Innovation Services Company that focuses on, Bespoke software development, E-learning and LMS Development, Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Artificial Intelligence (AI) Chatbots, Cyber Security solutions, IT infrastructure management, Future skills and 4IR Leadership Training. She is also a keynote speaker at international conferences, a Digital Transformation Specialist, a facilitator, a trainer, a business coach, and a mentor for tech start-ups. Her professional background includes a 22-year career, an MBA, and teaching credentials. Sarah L. Njamu has extensive experience in sales, customer service, user experience (UX), customer experience (CX), marketing, change management, project management, leadership training, Robotic Process Automation (RPAi), Artificial Intelligence (AI) implementation, and Learning Management System (LMS) implementation with e-learning content development. Sarah and her team have created an inclusive Coding and Robotics solution that allows instructors to teach Coding and Robotics at the foundation level in any child's mother tongue in Africa. Working in many African markets has given Sarah a tremendous deal of expertise and exposure. On SABC Channel Africa Radio, Sarah was interviewed. She is also a WomenTech Network Global Ambassador. Sarah Luyele Njamu was chosen one of the 100 faces of women role models in technology by a German digital Blog Media in 2020. Sarah was chosen by Deloitte Africa to mentor Women Tech Startups in 2021, as part of a program conducted by Women in Africa (WIA). Sarah Luyele Njamu was nominated for the following global honors by WomenTech Networks in 2021: Global Technology Leadership Award, Digital Transformation Leader of the Year, and Women Tech Ambassador of the Year.
Salmine Sassi is an entrepreneur, a business consultant, and a gender-equality advocate. She is, also, the catalyst and co-founder of She Starts Africa, a not-for-profit organization created to advance women through building their capacities in entrepreneurship & leadership. Salmine has designed and led transformational learning for over 750 female agents of change through She Starts Programs with no external funding. Currently, she works at Seedstars as the Entrepreneur in Residence, designing acceleration programs and supporting the development of innovative startups. In her consulting practice, Salmine works with startups and SMEs internationally to help them turn their ideas into profitable & impactful businesses and grow their enterprises to succeed in the digital world. She also works with international players, like Seedstars, in the field of innovation and entrepreneurship.
Melanie Dragovich has a new international life coaching business operating and she is looking to help people in the community. She aims to help people create mind, body, and spirit harmony within themselves as this will then project into the world around them. "Sometimes, people need support in taking steps to get themselves to where their heart desires by helping them overcome fears, or even to realise that what they have to offer the world is uniquely magnificent. "Often people don't see the amazing qualities they possess because they are living them every day, and they consider themselves normal or average.
Mercy is accomplished educationalist with more than 16 years in Education Sector. She co-founded and serves as the Director of Rightway Nursery and Primary school with over 700 students and 90 staff. The school has been recognized as the Tanzanian best education sector company of the year 2021 and 2022 consecutively by the Tanzania Women Chamber of Commerce. Mercy have co-founded an NGO, MINE FOUNDATION dedicated at empowering the boy child to become responsible and productive member of the society. Boys are a product of what we teach them, they cannot become what they are not taught. Mercy has received numerous National and International awards and accolades including, top 50 women in management Africa 2022, Best Woman in Education 2021, African Woman of impact on Education Development 2021 and Top 100 East African Women entrepreneur 2019 to name just a few. Mercy has a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management and a degree in Finance from the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Lori Marini is a Master Life, Wellness, Mindset, Motivational Coach, Pathologist Assistant, and Breast Cancer Warrior who specializes in empowering women during their healing journey after a life crisis. Many lose their purpose and their fear of moving forward leaves them paralyzed. Coach Lori guides them to fulfilling their vision of their best life. She is also a best selling author and creator of “Conversation with Courageous Cancer Warriors” podcast.
Heather LaFond is a Mindset & Empowerment Coach for high performing female entrepreneurs who are ready to unchain themselves from the shit that’s been holding them back, so they can fully embody their most confident, sexy selves, soar to their limitless potential, & become the CEO of their own life! She realized her passion to guide women towards their highest version of themselves after overcoming an addiction to alcohol, challenges with emotional eating & losing 100 pounds. Heather has been guiding others on their health and fitness journey 13 years through various modalities such as personal training, nutrition coaching, energy healing & now the mind-arts of Hypnotherapy, NLP & Time Line Therapy®. She feels that the problem with traditional forms of “getting healthy” is that they focus on the external appearance & never truly get to the root cause of the problem. Because of this too many women (and men) spend too much time running in place & never really getting anywhere when it comes to their wellness goals! Heather’s inside-out approach to wellness helps clients to experience true, lasting results on ALL levels.
Adaobi Ezeadum (Nèe Ibeanu) is a Divergent Thinker, Public Speaker, a Mindset Coach (Fear strategist), and a lady with a positive mental attitude. She is the Founder and Chairman Board of Trustees of a Non-Governmental Organization, The Empowered Sapiens Mulier Initiative (ESMI) – an NGO that seeks to provide solutions to socio-cultural women and girl child problems through community projects and activities while leveraging innovative advocacy strategies. Her coaching prowess has helped impact other women by putting them back on the journey to self-discovery or rediscovery. She is committed to helping them reprogram their minds and not letting fear win. She holds a Master’s degree in Law with an MBA in Leadership and Organizational Development, She is a licensed Nigerian Attorney, Wife and Mother, A Practicing Christian, Author, and an emerging Global World Leader. https://herstorymatters.com/adaobi-ezeadum/ https://sapiensmulier.org/image-gallery/
Nneka Hall is the mother of four. She is a Maternal Health Advocate and full spectrum doula, who resides in Massachusetts. She founded Quietly United in Loss Together (QUILT) in 2014 and was invited to the US of Women’s Summit as a Nominated Change Maker in 2016. In September 2019 she was appointed to the Ellen Story Postpartum Depression Commission and was invited to be Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley’s guest at the State of the Union(2020) because of her work in Maternal Health. Nneka founded Mother IS Supreme Inc. because she saw a need to change the way the postpartum body is supported. She was appointed to the Racial Inequities in Maternal Health Commission in January of 2021 followed by joining the board of PSI and MA in September of that same year. She is a Count the Kicks Ambassador and a US of Women Ambassador. In April of 2022, Nneka was accepted into the 2020 Moms Nonprofit State Fellows Program and recently became a Hey Mama Community Connector. Nneka Hall is the mother of four (2 Sunshines ages 22 and 17, an Angel baby who would be 12 and a Rainbow who is 8). She is a whole woman advocate who provides in person and virtual support to women through any life phase. She is a Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Advocate with a primary focus on infant and maternal mortality within the African American Community. In 2014 she founded Quietly United in Loss Together (QUILT) Campaign which is a Pregnancy And Infant Loss Awareness campaign designed to raise awareness of all types of loss from conception through a child's first two years of life, teach healthy fertility through womb health education, provide support to families who suffer these losses and provide support for memory programs so they won't close due to inability to afford supplies. Following the stillbirth of her daughter in August 2010, Nneka sought out ways to aid others in having a positive birth outcome. June 2016 Nneka had the pleasure of being selected due to her work in the pregnancy and infant loss community to participate in the US of Women's Summit as a Nominated Change Maker which was hosted by former First Lady Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey. January 2019 The This Is My Brave Short Documentary premiered and Nneka stepped way outside of her comfort zone by being one of the people featured. March 2019 she received an Advocate of the Year Award from The Boston Public Health Commission’s Community Action Network. May 2019 was a fruitful one for Nneka. She spoke about Black Maternal / Fetal Health at Harvard Medical School’s Leadership and Development Program Conference, Postpartum Depression at the Massachusetts State House for Postpartum Depression Day hosted by the Ellen Story Postpartum Depression Commission and the Massachusetts Medical Society’s PQIN Summit. June 2019, Nneka received an invitation to join the Ellen’s Story Postpartum Depression Commission. July 2019 she won Star Legacy’s Advocate of the Year Award. December 2019 Union Capital Boston’s Community Advocate of the Year award recipient. February 2020 Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley’s guest at the State of the Union, Panelist at the Vinfen Moving Images Film Festival and the recipient of the Brinklow Humanitarian Microgrant. Seeing the need for surround postpartum care, she founded Mother IS Supreme Inc in December 2020. January 2021 Nneka was appointed to the Racial Inequities in Maternal Health Commission. April - July 2021 she was a Board member of the Perinatal-Neonatal Quality Improvement Network of Massachusetts. September 2021 - September 2022 Nneka was a board member of MA Chapter of Postpartum Support International November 2021 Joined Count the Kicks as an Ambassador February 2022 Nneka was selected to be a United States of Women Ambassador and a member of the GenUnity Spring ‘22 Cohort April 2022 She was accepted into the 2020 Moms Nonprofit State Fellows Program. June 2022 Hey Mama asked her to become a Philanthropy Community Connector September 2022 Nneka attended a meeting on Maternal Health hosted by Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley in honor of US Secretary Xavier Becerra when he visited Massachusetts. In October 2022, Nneka had the privilege of participating on L’Oreal ’s Pregnancy and Infant Loss Roundtable
I am a Doctor of Psychology in the Department of Social Psychology at the University of Granada. My main research focuses on analyzing the psychosocial variables associated with women’s decision-making process, as well as the consequences for their well-being. Specifically, I address the decisions that women face in relation to work and family, which leads them in most cases to have to decide between sacrificing one domain in favor of the other
Precious Nyarambi is a social entrepreneur with vast experience in Start-up, entrepreneurship, and social entrepreneurship. She has been running a Social Enterprise for over 7 years and has collaborated with international organisations in South Africa. Precious has experience in Strategic Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation of Projects, Initiation and Implementation of Projects, and Customer Service. She facilitates Training and Development for corporates and entrepreneurs through Vessels of Virtue which she founded and is the CEO. The organization holistically empowers and transforms women and entrepreneurs especially from previously marginalized backgrounds. The organization has a marketplace mandate of seeing individuals, families, communities, and nations having a voice over the mountains of influence. Vessels of Virtue has an academy for entrepreneurs, a magazine, beauty range, yearly planners, global awards, TV show and a foundation that trains previously marginalised women and sends disadvantaged children to school. The organization has an App that features African entrepreneurs and markets them. Precious also founded Elohay Cleaners Pty Ltd, Prember Holdings and Vessels Magazine. Precious was bestowed with a humanitarian engagement as SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT TO SOUTHERN AFRICA with special focus on implementation of the UN SDGs, and WHC Development Priorities and Global Goals. She sits on advisory boards. • A Business Consultant • Life and Business Coach • Speaker for corporates and social events • Author of established books • Mentor Qualifications: SEP GIBS, Start-up with Investec, AWIEF, and Entrepreneurship with UNISA. Where applicable Vessels of Virtue will collaborate and work closely with other partners on an associate basis
Janine is a creative-minded and passionate individual with a proven track record for delivering results. She advocates the ethical use of data and data analytics supporting data-driven decision-making and strives to provide business value through actionable insights. Janine has a wide range of skills and deep expertise in Advanced Analytics, Machine Learning, Data Mining Methodologies, Data Quality, and Visualisation. Her successful career spans several industries, including Banking - Credit and Collections, Retail, and Manufacturing. While working full-time, she is also pursuing a PhD at Monarch Business School Switzerland. Besides her passion for Data Science, she is deeply passionate about giving back to her community. She is committed to several initiatives, such as the Door of Hope children’s mission, and serves as Ambassador for The Warrior Project - Community against gender-based violence.
Ana Roman-Dominguez joined the North Florida Women’s Tennis coaching staff in June of 2019 after a successful four-year playing career at the University of South Florida in Tampa. Roman-Dominguez was a three-time All-American Conference selection, helping the Bulls earn a conference title and three finals appearances. During the 2016 season she was tabbed AAC Freshman of the Year, and in 2019 she picked up three player of the week honors. Roman-Dominguez helped the Ospreys to the 2021 ASUN Championship title as well as the program's first win in the NCAA Championships during its DI era. That same year UNF swept the ASUN superlative awards. Other Individual Accolades: Ranked No. 36 in the nation (singles) Nominated Woman Athlete of the Year by the NCAA in 2019 Team captain (2018, 2019)
Banafsheh Azizi provides a sense of normalcy to children with terminal illnesses so that kids can be kids no matter the health challenges they’re facing. She is COO of Bayt Abdullah Children’s Hospice, the only hospice in the Middle East that provides pediatric palliative and psychosocial care for children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions. She also leads The Kuwait Association for the Care of Children in Hospital, which serves more than 60,000 children, siblings, and parents in hospitals across Kuwait through psychosocial services. From Azizi’s start as a journalist to consulting, and to eventually returning to the Middle East to help lead three nonprofits, one of her core values has always been giving back to society in whatever capacity she could. Azizi, who is Iranian-American, was born in the United Kingdom and raised in Kuwait. When she was 18, she left Kuwait to continue her education in the U.S. at Georgia Tech. After earning her bachelor’s and master’s in International Affairs in 2004 and 2008, respectively, she began a career in journalism at CNN International, CBS 46 Atlanta, and CBS News. From there, she joined Booz Allen Hamilton in Washington, D.C., to provide consulting in the areas of strategy, policy, and strategic communication. In 2012, she made a personal decision to return to the Middle East. “It was time to go back and apply what I’d learned in the community I was raised in,” says Azizi. She joined the Kuwait Association for the Care of Children in Hospital in 2015 and was promoted this year to her current position. She is most proud of building a volunteer program with the U.S. military in Kuwait. Through the program, thousands of U.S. servicemen and servicewomen provide play for hospitalized children and their families in Kuwait. “The program puts aside the differences in politics, religion, culture, and joins people together based on their profound desire to make a difference,” Azizi says. Azizi draws upon her values as guiding principles in her leadership. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in Leadership and Learning in Organizations at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College. “My commitment to public service is based on my core belief of giving back to my society, and all the professional decisions I made, throughout my professional career, can be traced back to my values,” Azizi says. “With my success came a lot of failures. But you just have to find your voice and know your values”
Ugo Chijiutomi is known as The Eagle and the Chief Encouraging Officer. She is a certified Integrative Life Coach, A Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) practitioner, an Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Practitioner, and has a Foundation Certificate in Counselling Skills. Before transiting as a Life Coach and Therapist, Ugo Chijiutomi studied BA(Hons) Business Management and MSc International Business Economics at the University of Westminster. Ugo is very passionate about transforming the lives of her clients as she transforms their minds, so they soar like the EAGLES that they are. As she believes that we were all made to fly. Having learned to use the power in herself and connect to her highest self, Ugo Chijiutomi has been equipped to help set other people like herself free to Fly. Ugo helps her clients build the right confidence to conquer the world, eliminate Fear and other limiting beliefs and develop a sense of worthiness that becomes unique to everyone she works with. She uses spiritual intuition and psychology to help resolve her client’s issues. Ugo is guided by Love, Peace and Hope. She values Compassion, Kindness and Freedom
Wafeeqa WahidI'm Wafeeqa Wahid, an Indian, born and brought up in Saudi Arabia. I left Saudi to stay in Malaysia for 6 years. In Malaysia, I worked for a Tech StartUp and taught English to Chinese females before moving to Germany, where I now stay. So, I like to call myself a Global citizen. A traveler. A hustler. In the professional world, I wear many hats like that of a Content writer, Product Specialist, Customer Service executive and a Quality Assurance manager. But the most beautiful hat I donned was that of a mother to my beautiful twin boys in 2018. Life has been an amazing rollercoaster since. I have been giving my time to volunteering, encouraging women to get back to work, motivating young girls to seek the education they deserve and trying to build a little community around where I stay. I am the Global Community Manager at Women In Tech where we inspire to create impact through action to build skills and confidence, setting women up for success. We’re on a mission to empower 5 MILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS by 2030. My role model for life has been my mother, who has always shown me that there is nothing a women can’t do, been there to support my decisions and has always pushed me in the right direction. My Moto in life is inspired by Coco Chanels famous words- “A girl can be two thingsWho and What she wants”.
Anika Davis, Ed.D. is an award-winning organizational strategist, implementation subject matter expert, and author. With over 20 years of corporate experience, she has partnered with executives and leaders to develop enterprise-wide strategic plans that provide clear pathways to full implementation and execution. An experienced professional with a successful career in organizational behavior and culture, learning and development, coaching, and the employee experience, Anika excels at working cross-functionally at all levels to ensure organizational goals are attained. One of Anika’s greatest passions is education. She is a graduate of Duke University, with a B.S in Psychology, and Argosy University, with an M.A. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology. She completed her doctoral studies at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education Leadership and Learning in Organizations program. She is an accredited Kirton’s Adaptive Innovator Inventory (KAI) practitioner. Anika is a proud native New Yorker who enjoys spending time with her husband and their teenage daughter, traveling around the world, and studying French. She believes that dreaming big is the only way to live life!
Sheena Yap Chan is a keynote speaker, podcaster, consultant, and author on building self- confidence. She currently inspires women through her award-winning podcast called The Tao of Self Confidence where she interviews Asian women about their inner journey to self-confidence. Her mission is to help Asian Women boost their confidence to live their authentic selves, help Asian Women create a voice in the world, and create a stronger representation for Asian women. Sheena has been featured on FOX, slice.ca, Marketing in Asia, Manila Times and more. She is also the TOP 100 Filipinos to follow on LinkedIn for inspiration and learning in 2021. She is also the co-author of the International bestselling book Asian Women Who Boss Up and International Women of Color Who Boss Up.
'm a seasoned CEO with over 17 years of experience and three businesses. Today, I'm thriving – but that wasn't always the case. My journey has taken me from barely completing high school to a college graduate, multi-business owner, award-winning author, and motivational speaker. The path to get here wasn't easy. I believe in sharing my experiences so others can avoid my mistakes – and find their path to success, faster. I now serve as a consultant to aspiring entrepreneurs, start-up companies, and established businesses.
Dr. Judy Wright is a medical director, author and speaker on health and wellness. A family physician with 20 years of experience, she is a big advocate of overall individual self-health management and the effect it can have on the community’s health. Dr. Wright has seen firsthand how this includes regular, basic self-care practice that may not be medically based, but is beneficial to overall quality of life, well beyond the health benefits. Currently, she is the co- Host of the Queens on Call podcast - a platform where 3 Black women from the clinical space discuss various medical conditions in a comprehensive and down-to-earth manner, common sense ways to understand and navigate the current healthcare system, and the importance of self-advocacy in the healthcare space. She is also the co-author of “Self-Care is not a Mani- Pedi.” Dr. Wright lives with her husband and 2 children. She loves to travel, as well as to create through cooking and DIY projects.
Olatokunbo Ige is an international human rights lawyer, peace and security, development and disarmament expert with over 30 years of experience working with governments, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations primarily in Africa. She recently retired from the United Nations and is now a social entrepreneur. Trained by the John Maxwell (now Maxwell Leadership)Team, Tokunbo is a certified Leadership and personal development trainer, coach, mentor and human behavior consultant. She is the founder and CEO of The Living stones Resource Center (TLRC ) an incubator, as well as principal consultant of TI Consulting her leadership training and consulting outfit based in Togo. Tokunbo has recently started working on environmental protection, circular economy and sustainability issues, a passion, that is now a post retirement career. Tokunbo is the founder and CEO of ECOVILLAGE an eco-friendly resort built with local materials where she brings to life her passion for healthy living as well as adding value to others by imparting eco-centric leadership, personal development and technical skills, especially to women and young people In 2021, she established UTRADER as a waste management and transformation centre that seeks to alleviate the problem of domestic waste management by transforming, for example, used plastics, tyres, barrels, wood and textile waste into quality products and goods. UTRADER is part of a process of changing mentality and attitudes in the area of recycling and waste management in Togo. ‘Tokunbo is a front-runner in developing partnerships across and among different sectors of society, especially in building bridges between governments, intergovernmental entities and civil society. Her exposure over the years to African policy making and political leadership both at the national and regional levels has strengthened her socio-political judgment which she uses in initiating and sustaining partnerships with diverse constituents. A devoted woman of faith and mother; ‘Tokunbo is a strategic thinker and trail brazer with a track record of “thinking outside the box”; doing things differently, innovating and providing solutions. She draws practical and invaluable knowledge from her wealth of experience and insights that impacts and inspires many to adopt a positive self-image and follow their passion in business or in the work place. Tokunbo is active in professional associations and networks in which she holds leadership positions. She is currently the World Business Angels Forum International Partner for Togo, G-100 Global Women’s Network Security and Defence Committee coordinator for Togo, Former président of Kékéli ToastMasters Club among others. ‘Tokunbo is a seasoned trainer; a clear and persuasive orator who has spoken on many platforms, local, regional and international; including the TedX talks. Tokunbo has a great sense of humour; and speaks English and French fluently.
Maneng's Patricia holds three (03) Masters degrees: 1- Public Health; 2- Emergency Project Management; 3- Marketing and Communication. She is currently pursuing a dual PhD in 1- International Relations and Diplomacy and 2- Crisis resolution. Ms. Maneng's is actually working as a monitoring and evaluation coordinator for Global funds to fight against HIV; TB and Malaria at NGO Presse jeune Developpement Ms. Maneng's is the CEO of the start-up PM Business Ltd and Head of Board of Girls Empowerment for Leadership Association. She puts access to quality education at the center of her advocacy for women's rights. Motivational Public Speaker, she is on a mission to help women and young girls to Rise through Education, Rule via Entrepreneurship and Reign by passing their legacy to younger ones via Mentorship. Ms Maneng's was recently awarded as a Girls Child Empowerment Champion for helping to maintain in school more 1500 young girls from the crisis zone in her Country. A woman activist, she aspires at the end of her studies to become a permanent delegate to UN headquarters to help develop new policies for gender equity.
Dr. Abu-Hummour is an associate Professor of Public Administration in the College of Economics and Administrative Sciences at Yarmouk University (YU), Irbid, Jordan. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Jordan., one of the oldest Universities in Jordan. She obtained her master’s in Public Administration from Yarmouk University and her Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration from Jackson State University, MS, USA. She financed her graduate education entirely through scholarships. She had been inducted into three academic honor societies- Chi Alpha Epsilon to honor academic excellence and leadership among graduate students, Alpha Chi to honor academic excellence, and Pi Alpha Alpha for public affairs and administration. She is also a nominee of Outstanding Young Researcher Award 2022 from Kamarajar Institute of Education and Research (KIER) for the outstanding performance. She does research in public policy and administration, especially in public policy analysis. Her research interests include public policy/ program management, analysis and evaluation, Decision-making in the public sector, and public fand budgeting
Osariemen Grace Omoruyi is a leading voice for restorative justice in Nigeria and the founder of Restorative Justice for Africa Initiative (REJA), an organization that was inspired by her lived experiences of gross human rights violations. Her passion for human rights advocacy came early in life when her uncle was unjustly incarcerated on a trumped-up charge of armed robbery that carries the death penalty. Through REJA, she ensures that underserved people have equal access to justice and no one is denied access to justice due to their economic status. Prior to starting REJA, Osariemen served as the youngest female president of her University Christian Association and led her team on the organization’s first ever prison outreach. Since then, through local, national, and international platforms like the Nigerian Bar Association and the World Restorative Justice Forum, she has advocated for the protection of inmates’ rights, earning an award of recognition by the Nigerian Bar Association. Osariemen firmly believes that without inclusion, there will never be sustainable development across the world.
Dr. Shamecca Monique Scott is the Installation Director for Psychological Health ((IDPH) at Fort Carson, CO. Her duties include supervisory authority over all personnel within the department of behavioral health, overseeing organizational processes and resources needed to meet the psychological health of retired and active-duty service members and their family. Dr. Scott completed her pre and post-doctoral clinical psychology training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, which had a name change to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Shortly after the completion of her doctorate degree, Dr. Scott graduated from the Army’s Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape (S.E.R.E) level- C school where she also received certification as an S.E.R.E psychologist. In addition to a doctorate degree in clinical psychology, Dr. Scott holds a post-graduate Master of Science degree in clinical psychopharmacology. To enhance her education in the treatment of trauma- related disorders, in 2016, Dr. Scott graduated from the Army’s post- doctoral fellowship in Trauma, Risk, and Resiliency. While completing her fellowship training, Dr. Scott also obtained board-certification in clinical psychology. Dr. Scott has deployed twice, once to Iraq from 2010 to 2011 and once to Cuba in 2013. Some of Dr. Scott’s military medals include: Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medals, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, and Army Commendation Medal. Dr. Scott is dual military and is married to an active-duty Army psychologist, MAJ Charles Williams. Together they enjoy traveling and spending time with family.
Ruth is a graduate of Microbiology from the Federal University of Technology, Akure. She holds certificates in ISO 14001: Environmental Management System, Sustainability and Climate Change, ISO 45001: Health and Safety Environment (HSE), and Quality Assurance and Quality Control. Ruth has previously held positions as the Creative designer and Quality Manager at Bedazzled Nigeria. She is a visionary, a prolific speaker and a seeker of knowledge; a problem solver, creative and a lover of the arts. Ruth is passionate about Environmental and Health issues, Sustainability, climate change and empowerment; and has previously volunteered and participated in various NGOs and campaigns including the Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI), where she was a Radio talk show host. She also held positions as the President of the Orientation Broadcasting Service (OBS) and the financial secretary of the Editorial Board, when she was serving her country. Her purpose is to make professionals and common man understand the importance of sustainability, saving the earth and educating the masses on how to achieve this. She is happily married with a kid.
Amina Mothupi is an entrepreneur, director and co-founder of Lejara Global Solutions and CEO of Brainstorm Solutions. She is a life coach, an Executive and Management coach, a mentor for youth development and a director at Requiem for the Living, an NPO that transforms children’s lives through art. A boxing fanatic to the core, she is passionate about all things sport related.
Omu is a transformational leadership expert who delivers high-energy keynotes presentations that challenge audiences to leverage their values and pay attention to what matters most at work and in life. Audiences love her practical strategies they can apply personally and professionally. She has a knack for making meaningful connections with audiences and insatiable appetite for helping others maximize their potential, Omu knows how to rock a platform, connect with a crowd, and provide training so that others can effectively do the same. Omus’ down-to-earth humor compels audiences to laugh while they learn. She engages groups from the moment she steps in and leaves them with empowering tools and focused mindsets that they will use long after the lights have gone out on the event. Omu is passionate about people, leadership, and successful businesses. She is especially inspired to help people take their careers – and themselves – to unprecedented levels. A founding member of the John Maxwell Team, A neuroencoding specialist, TEDx Speaker as well as the Executive Director and National Trainer for Business Network International (BNI) amongst others. She leverages on her NLP and brain health certifications to create ground breaking transformations. Omu has spoken on different world stages on various issues based on her extensive expertise. She is an Executive Contributor in Brainz Magazine a global digital magazine focusing on exclusive interviews, articles and information on entrepreneurship, personal development, leadership and lifestyle. She has been trained and mentored by some of the world’s best like Les Brown, Joseph McClendon III, Paul Martinelli John Maxwell and Ivan Misner. She has spoken at different international conferences and summits globally. The Neuroencoding Institute Conference in Las Vegas, BNI global team workshop and several others. Through the nonprofit Children Living With Cancer Foundation where she sits on the board, she has touched the lives of children and families with children living with cancer. Whilst mentoring women and young girls through her executive position on the Global Women Connect and Global Give Back Circle respectively. Omu lives, plays and works in Lagos, Nigeria and on stages around the world, working alongside her world-class team committed to helping people achieve success
Yop Rwang Pam has worked in Communications and International Development for 20 years. She is the Executive Director Project by Projects, a social impact firm that leverages design principles to improve on development outcomes, and has helped millions of people across Africa access vital services, develop their potential and take control of their lives. As a Design for Development expert, Yop has worked hard to support some of the most powerful programs and institutions in the world including the World Bank, MacArthur Foundation, Open Government Partnership (OGP), Luminate Group, Hewlett Foundation and other leading philanthropies. Yop lives in Abuja Nigeria with her two kids and a cat. When she isn’t working you’ll find Yop reading a good non-fictional book or creating something artsy.
Memory is an optimistic and visionary youth leader who’s life works is dedicated and built on the vision to change the face of leadership,equality and discrimination in Africa.She Is the current country representative Director of social gender protection at the Africa Union for persons with Albinism,an Ashoka fellowship alumni,an award winning Humanitarian and Advocate for children,world peace and human rights advocacy in Zambia.Memory was recognized as Africa’s philanthropist below the age of 30.Memory is currently training to be a special Education Teacher and runs a non profit that helps children living with albinism and vitiligo that had impacted over 700 children and Mothers with children with albinism to help them be empowered and develop self esteem as well as having access to free sunscreens,school necessities and many more.
Dr Tinuade Adekunbi Ojo is the unit head for Pan African Women Studies at the Institute of Pan African Thought and Conversation. She also serves as an academic and researcher at the Department of Politics and International Relations and the 4IR and Digital Policy Research Unit at the University of Johannesburg. She holds a PhD in political science from the University of Pretoria. Her master’s and honours were in Development Studies from UNISA. As a feminist political economist, her work explores the gendered dimension of trade, financial inclusion, sustainable development goals, digital transformation in policy, politics and digitalization, international political economy, gender inequality and poverty reduction strategies. Tinuade has published a wide range of works on gender and development policy, the IMF’s external relations with Africa, BRICS, Southern Africa, and West Africa, focusing on the political economy of trade and aid. In addition, she has acted as a peer reviewer for renowned scientific journals. Additionally, Tinuade is a senior research fellow for the African School of Governance and Policy Studies and a research associate at the African Centre for the Study of the United States (ACSUS-UP). She has held and still holds various administrative portfolios, including tutor, supervisor, usher, mentor, and administrator for postgraduate students. She is an Associate Editor for African Journal for Political Science (AJPS), and BRICS Journal and Managing Editor and Researcher for the Digital Policy Studies Unit (4DPRU) at Johannesburg. Tinuade is a member of international and local associates, CAAS, IPSA, AAPS, ASA, DSA, UNASA UP, SACE, SAAPS, and others. Tinuade is the African Association of Political Science (AAPS) program officer. She is responsible for Partnership and Resource Mobilization for CBWN-Africa. Additionally, she receives many awards, scholarships and grants, presented at local and international conferences. Her recent work debates “Ojo, TA (2022). Digital Financial Inclusion for Women in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: A Key Towards SDG 5. Africa Review. (2022), 1-26. doi: https://doi.org/10.1163/09744061-20220204” and “Gendered Finance and Economic Opportunities in SADC Communities: An overview of Challenges and Prospects” and Global Governance of Finance and African Relations with the World, in The Palgrave Handbook of Africa and the Changing Global Order, Palgrave MacMillian by T. Falola & S.O. Oloruntoba, 2022. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.
Melissa Henry, Founder of Personal Brandtography™ and Melissa Demple Photography, supports women coaches and consultants to get more visible and become KNOWN as the experts in their space. Specifically, Melissa helps her clients strategically clarify and showcase their personal brands making their marketing WAY more effective so they can have a bigger impact AND grow their business to multiple six and seven figures. With 13 years in the photography industry and 5 years studying brand strategy while building her own personal brand, Melissa's uniqueness is in helping define and hone your personal brand and infusing your brand elements into your photography session to create images that capture the essence of YOU and powerfully connect you with your target audience. Connect with Melissa here: www.melissademple.com
Stacey Susa-Pinto is a best-selling author and sought after International Trade professional. She has spent over 8 years working in various trade related capacities with a major focus on inter-governmental economic diplomacy, trade programming as well as market access and trade facilitation issues. Having transitioned from private to public sector, Ms Pinto has helped shift perceptions regarding the effectiveness of the public sector as she currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Namibia Trade Forum – an agency of the Namibian Ministry of Industrialisation and Trade. The Namibia Trade Forum is responsible for institutionalising public-private dialogue on matters related to trade and investment for purposes of inputting into trade policy. Ms Pinto’s key functions as CEO of the Namibia Trade Forum are to drive and deliver on the organisation’s strategic plans while leveraging off her regional and international networks to increase the funding, impact and visibility of the organization. The Namibia Trade Forum has launched and pioneered one of the biggest campaigns in Namibia – the buy Local, Grow Namibia campaign which aims to encourage retailers to create shelf space for locally produced/manufactured goods. This brought on board other partners such as the UN in Namibia and the national broadcasting corporation (NBC). She also serves on the Ministerial Namibia Brand Building Committee. Ms Pinto is also the Acting Chief Executive Officer of GS1 Namibia. GS1 is a not-for-profit organization that develops and maintains global standards for business communication – the best known of these standards is the barcode, a symbol printed on products that can be scanned electronically. Namibia has recently become a GS1 member and in this role Ms Pinto is responsible for the initial setting up of strategy, systems and processes that will ensure the smooth running of the organisation and deliver on its mandate to increase market access for locally produced goods. Prior to the Namibia Trade Forum and GS1 Namibia, she worked for the United Kingdom Government in Namibia as Global Trade Programme Advisor and was responsible for managing Namibia and eSwatini’s trade programming to ensure that these countries could continue trading with the United Kingdom after Brexit. She was also selected and invited by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to partake in the first of its kind training in London to help role out trade related training to all United Kingdom posts across Africa. Her experience and networks across the Southern African region saw her play a pivotal role in the transition trade talks between the United Kingdom and the Southern Africa as well as enhance UK trade perceptions in the region. Her experience and advice also enhanced the relationship between the UK and the SACU and Mozambique partners and helped bring the transition talks to a conclusion coupled with the launch of a trade capacity building programme for which she became advisor. She currently still, is contracted by DAI and serves as national lead consultant for the programme. Prior to her role with the UK government, Ms Pinto worked as a University Law Lecturer at the University of Namibia – lecturing modules such administrative law, criminal law as well as Namibian customary law. A business woman with a growing wellness brand, Ms Pinto is a great communicator and influencer for young career and business women and speaks often on various platforms encouraging young women to find their purpose and calling. She is also an alumni of TedX Talks with a viewership of over 10000 on her ted talk titled: your gift can set you apart. Ms Pinto is noted for her dedication and commitment to working with SMEs and helping them access local and regional markets. She has the ability to explain complex trade related terms and unpack various trade agreements highlighting an array of entry points and opportunities to businesses. She was also recognized by the United Nations in Namibia as an influential woman that has impacted her community. She is a best-selling author having collaborated on a book with 20 other women across the world, that reached best-seller status on Amazon in less than 24 hours. She has three law degrees including a Bachelor in Jurisprudence, Bachelor of Laws and a Master of International Trade Law from North-West University in South Africa. She also received certification from UNCTAD on trade facilitation and is a Cape Town University certified language editor. Ms Pinto values integrity and getting stuff done in whatever space she finds herself. She is dedicated to delivering excellence and pushing boundaries so those after her do not have to start from scratch. It is because of this lifelong commitment that she occasionally works with mentors young women to find their purpose and equips them to succeed in their corporate careers. Ms Pinto is a profound reader and an accomplished public speaker.
Mrs Ngozi Oyewole is an astute entrepreneur and has been a protagonist in the aspect of Youth Empowerment, Gender Equality and Innovation that are enshrined in SDG 4, 5 and 9 respectively. There was an overarching desire and consciousness to take to task some of the SDG goals. These were the compelling force and drive to the establishment of Strategic Women and Youth Institute (SWYI) in October 2021 of which she is the BoardChair/CEO. A distinct position supporting SDG 9 is the creation and hosting of a “Youth Idea Lab “ Platform in March 2022 which aims to capture, collaborate, scale up and measure ideas of the youth in a central innovative Lab by empowering the young people to be self-confident and self-esteem.
Lancaster International School, UK
United Nations Women Award Winner & Ceo Project Life Design Zambia
Dr Erasmus Kofi Appiah. PhD (Business Administration). Erasmus Kofi Appiah PhD is an academic at the Wits Business School, the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. His research interest is in organisational behaviour, leadership, entrepreneurship, business strategy, diversity and inclusion in organisations and societies. He has published considerably in his area of expertise and presented at several international conferences.