Female Authors - America
Prof. Ona C. Miller
Global Educator, Organizational Leader, Female Civility Initiative™, The Founder of The Global Library of Female Authors™, The Global Female Publishing Group™, The Global Female Civility Leadership Institute™
Professor Ona is a Global Educator with a Doctorate of Education and Professorship. She is the Founder and Creator of Female Civility and her Female Civility Initiative. Dr. Ona has included several subsidiaries for the Female Civility Initiative. The Global Library of Female Author™, The Global Female Publishing Group™, and The Global Female Civility Leadership Institute™. s She is also the Female Civility Icon and Founder of "National Female Civility Day" Established in 2019 in conjunction with her Female Civility Global Initiative. She is a Doctoral Dissertation Content Expert, Ambassador and Stateswoman. She has received a World Greatness Award and Inducted into the World Book of Greatness as a Icon of Greatness with Greatness University in London, UK.
Female Civility eradicates preset stigmas and judgments that were established by an unlearned society. The Female Civility Initiative was created to make a change in cultural and societal perceptions and relationships. The focused goals of the initiative are to break existing barriers and build bridges for Females globally. Prof. Ona Miller believes Females are designed to be sitting at decision making and policy implementing tables. Females are the missing piece that is vitally needed around the world for making a desired global impact.
The Global Library of Female Authors is one of the Female Civility Initiative's subsidiaries, founded by Prof. Ona C. Miller. The Global Library consists of 55 females from Africa, Europe, New Zealand, Cyprus, Singapore, Australia, Spain, Brussels, and America. The Female Civility Initiative is a global establishment founded on respect and value of the creative and unique existence of females worldwide.
Professor Ona has experience and expertise is in resolving issues by searching reasons of behaviors with Females as it pertains to Female Civility, Females in Leadership, Global Relations, and Organizational and Structural Leadership. Professor Ona is a licensed life coach to young teen girls and teen moms and mentors women in leadership.
Founder of FREE2BEMJ
Michelle Jones Consulting
Michelle Jones also known as Free2BEMJ is a dynamic, dedicated professional who is committed to service. She teaches individuals how to be free and stand in their truth by using her T.R.U.S.T Strategy which is True Relationship Understanding Self Totally.
Michelle has launched her Free To Be “The Ruler” Clarity Course teaching individuals how to have a clear blueprint that sets the standard to be free to be who they were created & destined to be. She is known as the Author of her self titled book Free To Be Ms. Jones. She also spends some of her time acting in theater plays as a Performing Arts Actress.
Mrs. Divya Harlall
Award-winning International Best Selling Author, Beauty Queen, YouTuber and Full-Time Mom
Divya is dedicated to using her experience as a first time mom to help other parents and parents-to-be, especially moms through her YouTube channel that focuses on parents and expectant mothers. Her aim is to help parents and expectant parents maintain good mental health by getting down to the necessities by saving resources and sanity. Divya also highlights the realities of parenthood which to alleviate surprises which can cause stress.
Divya became an entrepreneur in her early 20's and has represented Guyana internationally as Miss India Guyana 2014. Her passion is helping underprivileged communities.
Dr. Vicki Harris
Sr. Vice President of Global Human Resources at Our Daily Bread Ministries and Global Women Who Lead
Dr. Vicki Harris is the Sr. Vice President of Global Human Resources at Our Daily Bread Ministries, This is a Global Ministry with 38 offices around the world. Their mission is to make the life changing wisdom of the Bible understandable and accessible to all people and all nations. Vicki is also the Founder of Global Women Who Lead. A global initiative to equip, empower and enrich the lives of women in leadership and also for those aspiring to lead. Vicki, travels around the world, teaching, training Discipleship, Business, Human Resource Disciplines, and Organizational and Leadership Development.
Vicki is the Executive Pastor & Leadership Liaison, under the leadership of Dr. Jermone T. & Erica Glenn and Revolution Culture Movement. She serves on the Executive Team, and oversees the Woman 2 Woman Mentoring programs for the Ministry as well.
Christian Maturity Mentorship Program
Nadia is the founder of Christian Maturity Mentorship Program, she is a sponsor for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, she donates to a Mission (yearly ladies' day) in Togo West Africa and a is great contributor of Sunrise Pregnancy Support Center. Nadia is also the Founder of H.E.R Inspiration. H.E.R. Inspiration is a service that searches for women and give them an equal opportunity to be an inspiration to the world through their book writing.
Nadia is passionate about all creation, education, leadership, empowerment and her faith.
Dana Ray Bennett
Women and Minority Leadership Advocate
Financial Strategist, Public Speaker and Author
Dana Ray Bennett is a sincere and unapologetic advocate for women and minorities in leadership. With over 18 years of experience in Corporate America, Dana founded Kingdom, Inc. to help serve churches, non-profit organizations and small businesses capitalize on proven strategies. She specializes in financial compliance, leadership development, mission/legacy planning, team building, and communication. Dana travels as a public speaker, author, and trainer. When she is not helping organizations grow, Dana is serving as co-pastor at her local church where she diligently pours into others without reserve. She is also a licensed broker and professional real estate investor.
Dana counts it an honor to have the opportunity to speak via various platforms from boardrooms to pulpits. She is a wife, mother, business owner, pastor, public speaker, author, and leadership strategist – most of all she is a daughter of the King.
Speaker, Trainer, Coach, Consultant and Founder
MEejie™ is a speaker, trainer, coach, consultant, and founder of MEej™ LLC (Motivational Empowering Energetic Journeys LLC). She holds a masters, in human relations and countless certifications in business and prevention, education, advocacy and intervention related programs. MEejie™ specializes on the delivery of programs and services geared towards optimizing human capital. She’s developed a methodology that utilizes education, assessment, skills development, hand-on immersion, actionable goal setting, and coaching to help improve performance, productivity and physiological and psychological health and wellness of individuals. A primary objective, her work seeks to unify people and build communities who come together and stand strong in role modeling behaviors and actions that help motivate, inspire, elevate and empower others.
MEejie’s™ vision of helping to make sound contributions towards a the development of a positive and thriving world where all individuals can enjoy the rights to equality, prosperity, safety, health, wellness and love, has lead her the development of her firms signature offerings: (1) Motiva-Inspira Global Interactive Digital Publication Platform® (2) MSA Multi-Sensory Movement Surrender Approach for Managing Stress and Anxiety® (3) Motiva-Inspira Movement® (4) Motiva-Inpira Impact Tour® (5) Motiva-Inspira Speed Learn & Connect (6) Motiva-Inspira Institute®. These initiatives are specifically designed to provide self-development, connections, interactions, trainings, and educational opportunities that help foster successful outcomes in professional, personal and social environments. They provide the added value of fostering engagement in individual and collective actions leading towards greater physiological, psychological, financial health and wellness, a better quality of life; and even life longevity.
Lauren Chelec Cafritz
Breathwork Teacher, Speaker and Author
Lauren Chelec Cafritz is an internationally known breathwork teacher, speaker, and the author of Breath LOVE. As the founder of Experience Breath, she facilitates breathwork for executive teams, nonprofits, government agencies, corporations, hospitals, and schools. She also has led hundreds of retreats, conferences, trainings, and workshops across the country.
Breath LOVE is an engaging book that brings breathwork to everyone in a fun and accessible way. Lauren brings breathwork to its essence and empowers people to see that anything is possible when they connect their breath.
Kirkus Reviews says: “Chelec Cafritz’s prose throughout is exuberantly readable, with a wry self-awareness that’s often missing from books of this kind. Even nonpractitioners should find themselves breathing easier for reading these pages. A wonderfully inviting guide that reminds readers that calm breathing is the center of life itself.”
Homefront Girl® UK - International Brand
Former military spouse, and daughter of a Veteran, Gaby Juergens created her studio after living the life for over 28+ years. The Homefront Collection by Homefront Girl® is resonating with those who share and love their hero …every day in countless ways. Inspiring, empowering messages and designs that speak to the emotions of those serving and supporting their heroes.
For Gaby, it has also become a way of paying it forward to our wounded warriors and their families and our veterans. “A debt that can never truly be repaid for the sacrifices made,” Juergens states, she adds one of her favorite quotes by Henry Drummond, “When you look back at your life, the moments that stand out, the moments when you have really lived are the moments when you have done something in the spirit of love.”
Her support to non-profits such as Homes for Our Troops, United through Reading, Final Salute, Wounded Warrior Project and most recently Operation Homefront™ continues that part of her mission. Her Homefront Girl® Teddy Bear Collection will give back with every purchase to Operation Homefront™ and their mission in assisting military families.
For 20+ years Gaby’s experience was first hand as an active volunteer throughout her family’s assignments. She is the recipient of The Dr. Mary Walker Award, Dr. Walker remains the only female recipient of the Medal of Honor. She was also awarded the Keeper of the Flame Award for her contribution in support of the Ordnance Corps, as well as the Catherine Greene award in support of Quartermaster Corps and the Outstanding Civilian Service award. The Army Outstanding Civilian Service Award Medal, the third highest honor awarded by the Department of the Army to civilians and civilian employees of the Army.
Ambassador, Teacher, Consultant
Maria Santiago-Valentín is a Learning Disabilities Consultant since 2014, Mindfulness Educator, Applied Behavior Analysis Technician, and case manager. One of Maria's graduate degrees is a M.A. in Literary Translation (English/French/Spanish). She worked 23 years ago in a project/thesis on literary translation of one of the co-Founders of la Créolité, Dr. Raphaël Confiant.
Maria also served as one of the plaintiffs in the "Connecticut Coalition for Justice in Education Funding" which sought to ensure that adequate funding was being "distributed equitably based on student learning needs, fair measures of town wealth, and fidelity to the tax equalization principles underlying the ECS. She was a Spanish and French teacher since 1992, and became World Language Department Chair in 2011. She was Cooperating Teacher and Mentor for students of education at Seton Hall University. Maria appears listed as Behavior Analysis Therapist in the International Directory BA-eService of ABA French Speaking providers published by the Université de Lille III of Nantes, France.
Monique Peoples began her career as one of a quartet of singers in the r &b Motown records 90's group "SHADES".
Charting on billboard’s top 100 for weeks in the summer of 1996, with their hit "Tell Me l'll Be Around."
In 1991 her career as a stylist began as a young graduate showing her passion for beauty, fashion and movie making, earning her way through years on to the sets of some of the top movies in Hollywood her first one being the commercial and now cult classic "BRIDE WARS" in 2007. From top commercial videos to movie sets, she has garnered accolades for her innate sense of what complements her clients the best.
Today Monique is continuing to follow her passion at the Frank Antonio Salon in Newport, one of the most sought after venues in the area, as one of their lead stylist specializing in natural hair care and custom cut and color, extensions and hair pieces. She became a licensed instructor in 2007 in the state of Rhode Island.
But beyond the glamour of movie sets, Monique has a heart that extends to those where she sees need. Working with the Martin Luther King food pantry, and delivery to shut ins. She has been instrumental in monthly fundraising efforts for those in need of assistance. Her endeavors have extended to women in need and those starting over in their lives; 5.W.A.P was created out of her vision to fill this need, swap sisters with a purpose.
A strong woman with a vibrant energy that touches lives around her she is the embodiment of women empowering other women.
Strategist, Host, Sponsor and Advocate
Cordelia Gaffar is the Emotions Opener Transformation Strategist guiding woman leaders to use their darkest and most difficult emotions to show up powerfully.
Cordelia Gaffar is the Powerhouse Global Best Podcast Host of 2019 in the UK and the ACHI magazine Volunteer of the Year and finalist for Top Influencer and Orator of the Year. She is best-selling co-author of America’s Leading Ladies: who positively impact the world with several other dynamic women. So far in 2020, she has hit best seller again with the 1 Habit for Success SmartFem Edition by Lea Woodford and has been selected Ambassador of Peace by INSPAD and Director for the USA chapter. Her own book related to her Replenish Me Process will be released later in 2020.
After leaving her corporate career as a controller for an IT start-up, she homeschooled her six children which involved coordinating activities in the homeschooling community, running Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops and much more. Having already had two miscarriages and postpartum depression juggling a family and high pressure career, she emerged as an author sharing how to self-nurture in The Guide How to Get Started with Workout Around My Day. She began coaching women in her community, deepened her craft with continuing research and study in nutrition, fitness, spiritual practices and overall emotional wellness. She is now also the official sponsor of She Phoenix, Femme Phoenix Ltd in South Africa to advocating for the Girl Child, teenage girls, young women rights to a better education, health & life. SDG1, SDG4, SDG5 and a member of the Harlem Wellness Network.
Dr. Bindu Babu
Physician, Transformational Coach, Global Ambassador, Author, Entrepreneur
Dr. Bindu Babu is a successful Integrative Physician & Celebrity Transformational Coach. She’s been awarded New York’s Most Powerful Women in Business 2019 and was vetted and selected to become a member of the Forbes Business Council, 2020.
Dr. Babu is the Global Goodwill Ambassador, USA and Global Peace Chain Ambassador, USA. She is a successful entrepreneur where she is trained in the Quantum methodologies of healing helping her clients all over the world.
Dr. Babu has taken on the roles of Organizing Committee Member & Chair at various psychiatry based World Congresses and Global Summits. She is a renowned international keynote speaker on narcissism and abusive toxic relationships where she has authored her book “My Soulmate, My Love, My Narcissist” based on her protocol on the healing and recovery form Narcissistic abuse.
Dr. Babu has been nominated for the Wintrade Global 2020 Entrepreneur in Health & Wellness Award, UK, the 2020 iWomen Global Award, India and the Women of Inspiration Award 2020, Canada. She was featured in the Formidable Women Magazine 2020 Spring issue, The Hollywood Times and chosen as a “Phenomenal Woman” 2020 by Phenomenalwoman.org, not for profit organization.
Dr. Babu has spoken at prestigious universities such as Harvard and NYU and has been invited on many radio shows, podcasts, and live global television talk shows throughout her career. She is honored as the Circle of Wise Women for the International Organization; Female Wave of Change & has dedicated her time for a Non-Profit Organization, New American Voters Association (NAVA) in New York as the Director of Leadership Academy. She is an advocate of Gender Based Violence prevention & Women Empowerment. Dr. Babu is “Honorary Life Member” of the globally known ALL Ladies League (ALL), Women Economic Forum and member of WICCI: Women’s Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry - India’s First National Business Chamber for Women.
She is WHO (World Health Organization) certified for the Operational Planning Guidelines and COVID-19 Partners Platform to support country preparedness and response. Dr. Babu is a Medical Physician and has a Doctorate in Natural Medicine and a PHD in Integrative Medicine. She is the curriculum founder and professor of Health Business Entrepreneurship, at the Masters & PHD level at Quantum University, Hawaii USA.
Dr. Babu is a Reiki Master and a Past Life Regression Therapist trained & certified by internationally renowned Dr. Brian L. Weiss M.D. author of “Many Lives, Many Masters” with the Weiss Institute.
She works at her office in the Financial District of Manhattan, New York & also see her clients virtually worldwide.
Monica Sekhmet Grant
A leader, an entrepreneur and a role model in the modern media business
Monica Sekhmet Grant is the true definition of a Young Boss. She’s been employing workers, building organizations, and producing her own products since her college days. A native of Ypsilanti Michigan but raised in North Augusta South Carolina, Monica studied business at Delaware State University because she wanted to understand how some people continued to get richer while others remained poor.
After college, Monica moved to New York City and made a career of empowering Black and Brown communities through life coaching and community organizing. “One builds personal power while the other build collective power. Each one is vital and should not be isolated.” Monica is an advocate for economic justice and fairness, for all communities especially her own. She believes that most men and women of African descent naturally desire to live in safe prosperous communities that support economic growth.
She has campaigned for workers' rights with the Fight For $15 Campaign, the Service Employees International Union, and AFSCME International Labor Union. On March 22, 2017, Monica launched what would become the most rewarding project of her life, Young Boss Media. An idea to interview entrepreneurs from underrepresented communities quickly expanded into a television network consisting of young Black producers and hosts that never believed they would one day be on TV. Monica believes in giving people the opportunity to produce media that will uplift their community, even if their community is not hers.
Monica is currently based in New York City. On June 19, 2020, she announced the release date of her autobiographical, self-help workbook, Mind Your Business and Prosper: A Young Entrepreneur’s Guide to Being Successful. Her goal is to provide mentorship to new entrepreneurs in a down to Earth manner that wasn’t available when she was a student. Mind Your Business and Prosper will launch globally on August 17, 2020. Young Boss Media is also expanding into Africa with Young Boss Africa, an initiative to highlight innovation among youth on the African continent.
Dr. Karen D.Lomax
Command Chaplain, Counselor, Author and founder of I’M A H.E.R.R.S. GIRL Network
Dr. Karen D. Lomax is considered a change agent in the field of life coaching, mentoring, and Christian counseling. She has created an international platform where men, women, boys, and girls of all ages, race, and nationalities have the opportunity to feel empowered and have their voices heard. Dr. Lomax is the Founder and President of Karen Lomax Ministries, KAIROS Literary Agency, H.E.R.R.S. LLC Professional Life Coaching and H.I.S. outreach ministry. Dr. Lomax has become an influential voice in women’s empowerment and in May 2018, she founded and launched the H.E.R.R.S. Life Coaching Academy to provide training and mentorship for other professional life coaches. In 2019, she founded and launched I’M A H.E.R.R.S. GIRL Network to collaborate with other organizations to equip and empower women and girls on a global scale. Through this initiative, her and her organization partnered with the Ubuhle Foundation in Midrand, South Africa to provide over 1,000 female hygiene kits to school-aged girls to help keep them in school.
Dr. Lomax is an avid learner and is an honor graduate of Columbia College of Missouri where she received an A.A in General Studies, an A.S. in Criminal Justice, a B.A. in Psychology, and a B.S. in Criminal Justice. She is also an honor graduate of Liberty University, where she obtained her M. Div. for the Chaplaincy, her M.A. for Pastoral Counseling - Life Coaching, and her M.S. in Criminal Justice. She has four life coaching credentials in Finances, Health & Wellness, Marriage, and Business from Liberty University and Light University, respectfully. Dr. Lomax received her Doctorate of Humanities in October 2018 from Elbon Solutions College of Ministry for her outstanding global outreach contributions. Dr. Lomax is also a Certified SYMBIS Assessment Facilitator and Trainer. In June 2020, she received her credentials as a Board Certified Master Christian Life Coach.
Dr. Lomax serves her community as a member of the Assistance League of North Coast and a volunteer at Dynamic Church Planters International in Oceanside, CA. She is a veteran of the United States Army and currently serves as the Command Chaplain for the 416th Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Battalion (Airborne) in San Diego, CA. She is the only African-American chaplain (male or female) that has served as the Battalion Chaplain for the 416th. In addition, Dr. Lomax sits on the board of directors for Healing Hearts Angels Outreach Ministry in St. Louis Missouri. In March 2018, she was nominated as a Region Global Goodwill Ambassador for the San Diego Region.
Founder of Celebrating Women LLC, eWomenNetwork, Medical Director and Nurse
I believe in the transformative power of real-world human connection. I know that when people come together, our impact is more powerful. That's why my mission is to create exceptional experiences (in person/online/remote/virtual) that spark engagement, enable change, and enrich lives – to move people, healthcare, and business forward and in the right direction.
A Registered Nurse by profession, I serve at the intersection of leadership & service, providing expert clinical education, compassionate healthcare, & professional oversight & supervision to ensure quality & safety for the healthcare team and the community on Long Island.
Leading Long Island's chapter of eWomenNetwork, a premier women's international business network, I create an inclusive environment where women entrepreneurs, professionals & business owners are part of a community where everyone can truly belong.
As Managing Director, I facilitate business events designed to share talent, knowledge, resources, & proven success systems, develop business relationships & personal connections, build and grow businesses collaboratively, & initiate professional advancement.
Passionately supporting the mission of Lelt Foundation, a non-profit organization based in New York, as Medical Director, I established partnerships to improve the health of the population in two communities in Ethiopia through increased access to healthcare & humanitarian aid.
Committed to meeting critical needs of victims of war, poverty, famine, disease and natural disaster, I serve on an International Disaster Assistance Response Team and have served the people of the Bahamas, Liberia, Nigeria, Ethiopia, refugees from Syria, Pakistan & Afghanistan in Greece, refugees at the US southern border, and most recently in NYC Central Park field hospital for Covid19 response.
Challenging the narrative & influencing social media's message, as CEO/Founder of Celebrating Women LLC, I created a global platform to amplify women’s voices and visibility; hosting events, speaking internationally, writing, editing, and publishing a unifying collection of interviews about women. The interviews are accessible on the blog; www.celebratingwomenusa.org and 8 social media sites.
...because EVERY woman is a role model!
Dr. Celina Pina Shemo
Founder and CEO of VGI Mental Health,
The Ambassador of Emotional Health and International Best-Selling Author
Dr. Celina is the founder and CEO of VGI Mental Health, a 501 C3, non-profit organization, providing services to diverse populations. Dr. Celina has been in private practice for 27 years and is recognized for her distinguished clinical proficiencies, particularly in the area of trauma and abuse. In 2011, Dr. Celina integrated emotional health into her practice focusing on the impact of emotional health on abuse and trauma survivors. She also created a “Train the Trainer Curriculum” for enhancing clinician’s skills in the area of emotional health and trauma. In 2019, she developed the “Emotional Health Coaching Institute,” which will train and certify coaches in the area of emotional health. Dr. Celina’s is a holistic clinical practitioner with a global presence. Dr. Celina believes that emotional health has been underemphasized in the clinical arena and is the key to understanding the thread to mental health. “It is important that we excrete those challenging emotions in order to optimize emotional freedom and detour from encumbering mental health complexities”
Dr. Celina, “The Ambassador of Emotional Health, will transform your emotional intensities into heart realized symphonic melodies. Dr. Celina has years of experience in emotionally transforming women from across the globe. Women have reclaimed their voice, through the process of unlocking, unveiling and unleashing emotional densities.
Dr. Celina is an international best-selling author of, “Five Keys to Emotional Oneness; The Emotional Detox System” and has several curriculums and workbooks developed from her “Five Key” system. Dr. Celina is the architect of “Healing Hearts Empowering Voices; healing circles” which she has presented in West Africa. She is also the voice for those who suffer in silence with the pains of abuse.
Dr. Celina will help you bridge your passions with your mishaps; engage your weaknesses with your strengths and build heart centered love in pursuance of optimizing emotional freedom and heartfelt consciousness.
Dr. Celina believes that we must understand our “Thread of Life, evolve into our “Inner Culture,” and transform into our intended strengths and greatness in order to “Optimize Emotional Freedom.”
Global Entrepreneur | International Business Expert | World Traveler | Advocate for Women Empowerment
Tonya McNeal-Weary is an award-winning entrepreneur, international business expert, world traveler, author and global champion for women's economic empowerment. She is the Founder and Managing Director of IBS Global Consulting, a global management consulting firm that specialize in helping small and medium-sized companies expand internationally.
For over a decade, Tonya has been helping entrepreneurs and small businesses connect to global markets. She travels to countries across the globe working with and advising entrepreneurs, CEOs and owners of small businesses on how to "Think Global" and develop disruptive marketing strategies that sets them apart from the competition.
As a global champion for women's economic empowerment, Tonya founded Michigan Association for Female Entrepreneurs (MAFE) in 2003. MAFE is an award-winning nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting, promoting and empowering female entrepreneurs in Michigan. Through her work with MAFE, Tonya has helped thousands of women turn their entrepreneurial aspirations into realization.
Tonya pays it forward, contributing time and resources to help inspire the next generation of female business leaders and entrepreneurs. In 2012, she launched the Future CEO Leaders Program to provide mentoring and scholarship opportunities to young girls from under-served communities. Her passion for empowering women and girls has been recognized worldwide.
In 2020, Tonya launched the Women Going Global Movement to inspire and encourage women entrepreneurs to explore international business opportunities and scale their businesses beyond their local borders. Her forthcoming book, Women Going Global: Real-Life Stories of Women Entrepreneurs Doing Business Across Borders, shares inspiring true stories of remarkable women from countries around the world who have overcome the odds, turned barriers into opportunities, and are successfully doing business beyond their country's borders.
Tonya is an Accredited Management Consultant (AMC) and Certified Small Business Consultant. She holds an Executive Diploma in Management Consulting from Grenoble Ecole de Management (France), an MBA in International Business from Walsh College (USA), and a Bachelor's degree in Marketing from Davenport University (USA).
World-renowned Concert Pianist, Orchestral Conductor, and Award-Winning Filmmaker.
Nina Kennedy is a world-renowned concert pianist, orchestral conductor, and award-winning filmmaker. She gave her first complete piano recital at nine years old, and appeared as piano soloist with the Nashville Symphony playing Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue at age 13 before an audience of over 4,000. She holds a master's degree from the Juilliard School where she studied with Leonard Bernstein. Kurt Masur acted as her conducting mentor during his tenure as music director with the New York Philharmonic and L'Orchestre National de France. For 12 years she lived and performed in Europe, residing in Amsterdam, Vienna, Cologne, and Paris.
Nina wrote the script for a short film produced by Alberto Ferreras of HBO that was selected for screenings at the Berlin International Film Festival, New York's New Fest, as well as international film festivals in Frankfurt, Jerusalem, London, Los Angeles, Munich, Oslo, Philadelphia, and Sydney.
Nina also produced and directed the documentary film about her father, former director of the Fisk Jubilee Singers, titled Matthew Kennedy: One Man's Journey, which was selected and screened at international film festivals including the African Diaspora Film Festival in New York, the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles, and Nashville's International Film Festival (NaFF) as well as the International Black Film Festival of Nashville. For this film, she was awarded the Rosetta Miller Perry prize for "Best Film by a Black Filmmaker."
Nina Kennedy is the host of The Noshing with Nina Show, an award-winning cable television talk show produced at Manhattan Neighborhood Network. Her first book of memoirs was published this year, Practicing for Love: A Memoir.
Nina Kennedy has triumphed over sexism and racism in a white male-dominated field: classical music. As she reveals in her newly released memoir, Practicing for Love, she was encouraged by her parents - who had felt that American racism and hampered their careers - to become a concert pianist. As a young female, she came to discover the role that sexism would play in keeping her from receiving the contracts that were freely given to her white male colleagues, many of whom were unqualified. She revealed the details of unabashed sexism perpetrated by orchestral conductors, concert agents and managers, and recording executives.
A child prodigy, Nina gave her first complete piano recital at age nine, and debuted as piano soloist with the Nashville Symphony before an audience of over 4,000 at age thirteen. She went on to perform in concert and with orchestras throughout the country, and was accepted for study at the Curtis Institute of Music, and later at the Juilliard School. To this day she has produced award-winning music videos, and performs for global audiences. She has combated racism and sexism head-on, and has won.
Executive Director of WeaveTales
Born and raised in Baghdad, Iraq, Basma came to the U.S. with her husband as a refugee in 2010, leaving behind her career as an engineer with the Ministry of Oil within the Government of Iraq. As a refugee and activist, her stories and activism have been featured in the media. Most recently, she was nominated to be one of the Athena40 women in the world who are leading change and was the recipient of the 2019 OneJax Humanitarian Award. She was also elected the Florida delegate for the UNHCR Refugee Congress and is a board member of USAHello (formerly, Refugee Center Online) and many other nonprofits. Currently, she is the State Refugee Organizer with the Florida Immigrant Coalition and resides in Jacksonville.
We bring the stories of millions of refugees around the world out to the public to change the way we see refugees and immigrants through storytelling. Reach out to us to have your stories heard or to learn more about the stories of refugees.
“A WOMAN WITHOUT MOLDES” Adventurer | Life Taster | Nature Lover | Entrepreneur TRANSFORMATIONAL SPEAKER FOR THE FEMENINE & PRODUCTIVE LIFE
Founder/CEO of MUJER WOW LLC, which purpose is TO LIVE WELL DOING WELL. Passionate about Femenine Arquetipal Intelligence with + 20 years sharing her sensuous wisdom with women all over the world .
Creator of: MINDSETWOW© + Archetypes of the Feminine Productive Woman© + RUTA DE ÉXITO G.E.A.© | Pioneer of STARTUPS SYSTEMIC CONSTELATIONS | Certified Director of Incubators & masterTRAINER at BOOTCAMP MUJER WOW | Certified B-Multiplicator for the Triple Impact and Promotor of the SDO / ONU in Entrepreneurs | co-Creator of ATI CERTIFICACTION (Asesoras de Triple Impacto).
Award-Winning as One of the 100 Most Inspirational Women of the World by:
2018 | LOANI - Ladies of All Nations (USA)
2019 | WAW - Women Appreciating Women (UK)
2020 | SHE INSPIRES ME | STREGHTS LOVE SUCCESS (EU)
2020 | Nominated TALLBERG/ELIASSON Global Leadership Prize (EU)
Specialized in Dynamic Psychotherapy, Breathwork, OSHO Meditations. Professionally formed in StartUps Incubators and Entrepreneurial Coaching (SALAMANCA University), Family Constelations and Systemic Therapy (OSHO Multiversity), Positive Psychology (UNIMET), BIZ SCHOOL with MARIE FORLEO | DYMANIC PSYCHOTHERAPY & BREATHWORK (Internacional Trainings), and Certified Life & Leadership Coach by IAC International Association of Coaching.
True believer and promotor of… “YOUR DREAM IS YOUR RIGHT”.
Educator, Mentor, Organizer, Developer and Feminist
Certificate of higher education of equality with the work TFC "An inclusive educational view, in girls and women with high intellectual capacity". Master in Development of Intelligence, Higher Capacity and Neuropsychology. (UCJC). Expert in gender violence, co-educational education, affective-sexual education and feminism in politics.
Mentor and lecturer in training courses for teachers on early identification of girls with high intellectual capacity, prevention of gender violence, and co-educational approaches for students, at the Department of Education in Valencia (Spain).
Organizer and speaker at the 13th International Seminar on Women and Gifted Work at the University of Valencia (Spain). Speaker at the Congress of Feminism and Coeducation held by the Government of the Canary Islands. Speaker at the virtual congress CIVIT, International Talent and Intelligence Summit. Speaker at the International Congress CICELI, creators in Literary and Intercultural Education. (UV).
Develops and designs training courses for teachers on high intellectual capacity with a focus on gender, coeducation, prevention of violence against women, and teacher empowerment. Participates in workshops, seminars and conferences on equal opportunities between women and men, as well as on inclusive education for students with advanced intellectual abilities, as a specialist.
Mentor of teacher training courses in the Valencian Region on Coexistence and Equality in the field of education for the Valencian Ministry of Education. (Spain) Has organized different courses and workshops on awareness-prevention of gender violence, co-education and affective-sexual education in educational centres, parents' associations, and public institutions. Equality advisor for several city councils and political organizations. Representative of the Platform CEDAW Shadow Spain. Member of the Feminist Coordinator of Valencia. President of the Professional Association of Equality Techniques of the Valencian Region.
Collaborates on the development and implementation of coeducational projects for the educational community in the Association for Coeducation, the team being awarded the Celia Amorós 2019 prize by the Provincial Council of Valencia, for the quality and innovation of coeducational projects.
Participant in several academic research groups, at this moment working with the Ingeneremate research group of the University of Valencia, to implement gender perspective in the university curriculum. Has published various opinion articles in the press on gender equality and feminism.
Laura Giadorou Koch, Esq
Juris Doctor (JD) and Master of laws
Chief Engagement Office
Lawyer, impact investor, system social entrepreneur and philanthropist for over two decade focusing on microfinance, innovation technologies, education and gender issues. Founder and Chief Engagement Officer for B Women Solutions a global network of women entrepreneurs who advocate for inclusive and regenerative business, seeking to balance purpose and profits in the markets towards a “Caring Economy” focused on human well-being, happiness and fulfillment as well as respect and accountability towards the environment.
For the last decade was CEO of Dolium Bodega Subterranea, a B Certified Company (B Corp), awarded since 2014 “The Best for the World: Environment” by B Lab.org.
During the 80’s and 90’s practiced corporate law at several Wall Street law firms specializing in cross-border transactions for Latin American and European clients. Licensed lawyer in Argentina and the State New York.
Published articles for the Wall Street Journal, Real Leaders Magazine, Huffington Post, and several Argentine newspapers that reflect her values to create more transparency in the markets and the key role of partnerships.
Speaker on impact investing, sustainability and technology innovation solutions at the United Nations, YPO Leadership Summits, Prestel & Partners Forums, KivaU, SAP, Opportunity Collaboration. Lecture on social entrepreneurship, NONFLICT Methodology, B Corp movement and microfinance at the Universities of NYU, Columbia, Fordham, London Business, Franklin Switzerland, and Lancaster University, as well as in public and private high schools.
Serve in Boards and Advisory Boards: -For-profit organization that are exemplary in the social and environmental sustainability. -Non-profit organization focused on scaling and advancing innovation in education with a focus on social and emotional intelligence skills.
Volunteered for Ashoka as Senior Advisor and for Young President’s Organization (YPO) as Chair for the Social Engagement Network, Chair of the Helping Disadvantaged Kids Network, Officer for the Sustainable Business Network and Chair of the Social Impact Counsel Networks. Served as a judge for various awards focusing on innovative Social Enterprises: Alquity Foundation Impact Award, YPO Social Engagement Network, Ashoka, UN Impact Media Award and ACCION Microfinance/La Idea Pitch.
Recognition: United Nations Social Impact Award (2018); Real Leaders:100 Visionary Leaders (2015); B Corp Ambassador (2014).
Memberships: The Economic Club of New York City (since 2007); Cosmopolitan Club (since 2005); Women Corporate Directors (since 2004). Married with Michael Koch since 1991 and mother of two college graduates’ boys.
Rosalee Gage-Grey MSc., BBA
Senior Executive, Public Servant, Ministry of Finance
A Senior Executive with over 25 years experience, she began her career in the Public Service in 1987 in the then Income Tax Department. After successfully completing the Revenue Agents scholarship programme, she was assigned to the Ministry of Finance in October 1989 and served in the Revenue Services and is one of the pioneers in the General Consumption Tax Department Audit. She served as Director Audit at the Taxpayer Audit and Assessment Department and Acting Technical Specialist.
Since 2003, she has held the position of Director of Human Resource and Administration at the Child Development Agency (CDA) now the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) where she has led the Agency’s island wide staff recruitment; developed and guided human resource policy, and provided oversight for operational matters.
As a member of the Executive Management Team, she has been involved in spearheading the strategic restructuring of the children’s services in Jamaica in keeping with the modernization plan and framework document.
In August 2013, Mrs. Gage-Grey was appointed Acting CEO and was appointed in March 2014. She has since been providing strategic leadership and direction to the Executive Management Team and the Agency’s 600 staff members, and providing policy advice to Government on matters relating to child welfare and protection.
She has represented the Government of Jamaica and the Agency at the National and International Conferences presenting on child protection and other related issues.
In 2017, she sat on the Technical Oversight Committee created by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information to oversee the merge of the Child Development Agency and the Office of the Children’s Registry (OCR) to form the CPFSA. Her extensive background in human resource policies and transformational leadership helped orchestrate the transformation of the child protective services.
Mrs. Gage-Grey holds the MSc. Degree in Human Resource Development (1999) from the University of the West Indies and the Bachelor of Business Administration (Management) (1992) from the University of Technology. She also holds a post graduate diploma from MIND in Senior Public Sector Management.
She is a Board Member with the Early Childhood Commission (ECC) and the National Parenting Support Commission (NPSC) and an Elder at the Trinity Moravian Church.
Mrs. Gage-Grey is married with two children
Dr. Ana Goffin
Psychotherapist, Speaker, Teacher, Counselor and Writer
Ana Goffin, born in Mexico, is a Belgian Mexican national. She holds a Bachelor of Industrial Relations but as a woman always in search for betterment, an attitude that has led her to explore various paths of growth and training: delved into new industries Literature, Human Development and Psychology.
Her intense personal search has been reflected in five essay books an a novel: ¿Brujas o histéricas?, (Witches or hysterics?) De brujas y Suegras, (of Witches and Mother-in-Laws) La culpa tras la Ventana (The guilt behind the window), Cómo desaparecer una ballena y otras fñabulas del empoderamiento (How to disappear a whale and other fables of empowerment), La tinta de su piel (The ink on her skin) . In October 2020 “En la boca del Cococodrilo” (In the crocodile´s mouth) will be ready in a binational publication (Fig Factor Media and Libros del Márqués). Ana´s dream is to empower women and work with victims of violence and sexual abuse. This new book tells the story of a lot of women. Including hers.
Her passion for writing short stories and stories is based on her life experience and professional work. She writes in a light, elegant and poetic style.
Endowed with a great imagination, she describes herself, however, as a borrower of stories.
Ana Goffin is a from the Humanist Institute of Gestalt Psychotherapy. Specialist in Adolescents, Groups, Couples, Dreams, Symbols and Metaphors (IHPG). She has studies in Eating Disorders from the Centro de Estudios Superiores de Monte Fénix.
She is also a teacher in Mental Health with a psychoanalytic orientation and a Specialist in Mood and Anxiety Disorders with a degree from the University of León, Spain. She is currently pursuing a postgraduate degree in Behavior Modification Techniques.
Ana Goffin is a psychotherapist, speaker and writer. She has a blog where she publishes stories and capsules.
Marketing & Public Relations Guru, Book Publisher, Pilot
Jacqueline Camacho is a visionary social entrepreneur that has created an enterprise of inspiration. Her keen sense of service coupled with the vision to bring good to the world have led her to create two successful award-winning companies, establish two nonprofit organizations, publish 22 books, create over 10 products, and has held dozens of events around the world in just the past decade.
She is often referred to as a "dream catcher" as her strategies have supported thousands of women, authors and young ladies to live a life of significance. Jacqueline's quest to be a servant leader extends to every area of her life. She has shared her inspiration in four continents and aligned with some of the most powerful brands to elevate others. At only 36 years of age, she has achieved what most would not do in an entire lifetime. Being a cancer survivor sparked a sense of urgency to serve and transcend.
Jacqueline believes that magix (yes, a made up word that means magic x 10) is the interception of profit and impact.
She is one of the few Latina sports airplane pilots in the United States and is about to embark on the historic air race that 20 women flyers participated in crossing the United States 91 years ago, including the famous Amelia Earhart.
Jacqueline believes that "taking off is optional, landing on your dreams is mandatory.” pilotina