Female Authors - Europe
Dr. Julian Businge
Property Business Coach and Mentor
Dr. Julian Businge is the founder and CEO of Peace Property Education, a firm that specializes in serviced accommodation, known as Airbnb. Through this firm, she offers mentoring and coaching services to women looking for time and financial freedom. She is also the co-founder with her husband of The Greatness Awards.
Julian is a Royal Fashions Expert who is creative, caring and customer focused. She works closely with the Queen Mother of Tooro and King Oyo, in Uganda to create unique Royal fashions and designs. Julian is a published author and has co-authored many books about property and business and is well versed in both areas.
Michele Francesca Cohen
International Speaker and Author
I have been privileged to inspire multiple thousands around the globe over the last four decades, and things are just getting started! These contributions to humanity have spanned thirty nations, touching numerous people-groups, age levels, and sectors of society.
I believe a key to unlocking human potential is empowering people to feel seen, welcomed, honored, and celebrated - to feel safe to explore their craft and their personhood and shine their light to the brightest degree. By God’s grace, this has been the hallmark of my life’s work in all fields. Through gracious affirmation and careful instruction, my goal is to continually create environments of honor and acceptance where my students, readers, or multi media audiences can realize their identity and potential, develop relevant skills, build unshakable confidence, and soar to new heights.
Grace and Charlotte
Grace and Charlotte are dubbed as the "dynamic duo" in both the online and offline space. They are business start up strategists, and digital marketers working mainly with female entrepreneurs and are the Co-founders of of the business startup agency named after their brand "Grace and Charlotte" and The PodcastPR agency.
They mainly serve female entrepreneurs who are building a business alongside their 9-5 and support them in creating impact, influence and income online. Grace and Charlotte -Business Startup Agency provides a wide range programs, services and events to aid business start up and growth online.
Global Goodwill Ambassador, Humanitarian, Politics, Arts and Entertainment
Ms. Gokovi is the Global Goodwill Ambassador at the Canadia non-profit, FAAVM. She is also the Ambassador for Human Rights and Peace. Ms. Govoki is an honored member of the International Royal Academy of the United Nations. She is also the Ambassador for Arts and Humanities in the Royal Society Group and an Ambassador for African Child Projects.
She performs as a accomplished musician with live concerts where the benefits support underprivileged communities and children. In addition, Ms Gokovi is also a Goodwill Ambassador for Noble world Records in India which promotes human values and commitments.
The 'Behind my Smile' Initiative
The 'Behind my Smile' initiative provides a safe and supportive platform where women can share the stories hidden behind their beautiful smiles. We work in collaboration with the 321 Speak! and 321 Write! institutes, that teach the requisite expertise needed to share the many stories that are hidden, and may otherwise be forgotten, behind a smile. The initiative also seeks to equip women with the skills needed for effective communication.
Effective communication skills are the foundation for expressing one's opinions in a civil way and foster competence in conflict resolution.
Ms. Geraldina Gryka
Human Rights Activist and Artist
Ms. Gryka is a human rights activist and artist. When it comes to her name, bearing in mind the suffering and complexities of the transition period in Albania, which had a profound impact on immigration. She has sacrificed years in the earl years of immigration. She has captured society with her artistic ability. She tells her story of transition as she became part of the resettlement, activism and seeking her integration abroad.
Ms. Gryka continues to inspire many young people through her will and passion for sports and ballet by taking a journey as the best dancer in many international presentations in several European countries.
Global Change Agent, Humanitarian, Media Influencer and Creative Entrepreneur.
Harriet is the founder and CEO of Her Story matters organisation whose vision is to empower women personally and economically, support women in reducing effects of societal injustice and have women's voices heard.
Harriet Khataba is a global change agent, media influencer, an avid writer and award-winning Business Development Consultant whose expertise is in Business and Financial Management. Her specialty is with Entrepreneurs and businesses. Her experience in Public Relations and Media guarantees greater exposure to a broader audience.
Ms. Khataba’s client base consists of UK Government and the Department for International Development (DFID). Her role was to assist in raising national awareness of harmful practices among women and children, as well as for, international organizations like AMREF Health Africa, in increasing health awareness of pregnant women.
Her consultancy work involves Project Management, where she worked on both national and international events, such as Nigeria Arise, which is hosted by global governmental officials in London.
Ms. Khataba is the Co - Author of " The WarriHER's Playbook, a book on well being and Self Advocacy, Chief Editor for Her Story magazine and helps individuals write proposals and edits books.
She is a speaker who specializes in topics such as, overcoming your fears, leadership in a changing world and how to use your voice to grow your influence. She has received awards from various organizations, for Inspirational Entrepreneur and Emerging Leader. She also mentors emerging young leaders and pioneering entrepreneurs.
Harriet hosted a lifestyle show and produced business and lifestyle shows in both media and radio from 2012- 2014. In 2013 She filmed her own show called Trendz a Lifestyle programme showcasing young and upcoming talent in entertainment and fashion.
Between 2009- 2012 she ran her own dance school that offered group party services and ran empowerment and confidence sessions through dance and movement.
In 2007 Harriet left her corporate career in Dutche Bank to follow her dreams of owning her own businesses.
Visionary, Innovative and Supportive International Speaker, Author, Mentor and Transitional Life Coach
Dr. Leah Anita Reddig is a visionary, innovative and supportive international speaker, Author, mentor and transitional life coach as well as a blessed mother of two (Serita Taffi Aoko 13 Years old and Israel Darrel Gabino 11 years old), bringing the best out of others and creating new possibilities.
As an author she has written 3 books (WHO ARE YOU, LOVE OF GOD, STRENGTH and co -authored in 2 book STEPPING INTO OUR TERRITORY and BLUEPRINTS FROM HEAVEN.
She was also honored to speak at a great virtual summit WHEN REAL MEN SPEAK in 2020 where eminent change was born to rebuild back the communities and nations after the COVID-19 pandemic and various podcast and platforms.
Dr. Leah Anita Reddig is an international leader for SHE EXIST with her show WHO ARE YOU SHOW that airs live every Thursday and Friday’s evening. Bringing great minds together to motivate and empower people on strategies and ways to become a better version of themselves, maximizing their potential by understanding WHO THEY ARE.
She's so passionate at her job that she considers herself a "Motivator and an empowerment to the broader community, Women and men who feel unworthy or incapable of fitting and helping them integrate and find confidence, there calling and purpose in life.
Because of her experience in life and work in different countries and cultures, she has been able to experience same feelings and emotions, while confronted with same issues. She has learned to know how to allow God work and speak Gods words into her life and the lives of many.
Dr. Leah has understood it’s not about what tittle you have, where you come from or what you have or don’t have, BUT it’s ABOUT What GOD says you are.
She works well with all levels of people (Junior, senior, corporate executives). Dr. Leah believes strongly on treating people equally and appreciating and understanding every human being is valuable to the society. Every human being deserves chance in life. Whichever skills /talents you have is to benefit you and the society/community around you.
More than her role as a mother, motivator, she is works in the medical industry (Clinical research Industry). Her opinions are highly valued, people trust and respect her judgments.
Leah earned a doctorate in Business and communication in 2014. Through her course, she developed a passionate interest in the medical field more clinical research in both pharmaceutical and medical devices clinical studies and project management, where she has shown excellence and moved from assistant positions way up to the managerial position.
Carolyne Akinyi Opinde
Award-winning Nonprofit Global Consultant🎙Show Host 📰Magazine Editor-in-chief 🌐ngowhisperer.com
Ms Carolyne Akinyi Opinde believes that sustainable development and socio-economic development within low-income communities can be achieved by “Connecting People, Raising Funds and Impacting Lives™”. Ms Opinde’s commitment to making a difference in people’s lives, especially among women, girls and children in underserved communities, led her to establish The NGO Whisperer™ in 2018, as a consulting business with a global reach that provides technical support to nonprofits, so they can successfully impact people’s lives.
1. As the Founder and CEO of The NGO Whisperer™ Global Consulting, she leads a team of consultants to provide technical support to nonprofits in Resource Mobilisation, Project Management, Governance and Organisational Management, Compliance and Enterprise Risk Management, Executive Coaching and Masterclasses for leaders.
2. As the Owner and Editor-In-Chief of The NGO Whisperer™ Magazine, she works with a team of highly respected subject-matter experts to provide high-quality content and industry best practices, as well as share stories of women and men who are to impacting lives within their communities and across the globe. Recent notable personalities featured in the magazine include:
• H.E. Dr Justina Mutale, named one of 100 Most Reputable People on Earth in 2019;
• H.E. Lady Sandra Williams, the first lady of Antigua and Barbuda; and
• Mrs Mary Ehrsam Hagerty, President of Operation HOPE Partnerships, a global nonprofit that promotes financial dignity to over four million people across the globe.
3. As the Host and Producer of The NGO Whisperer™ Show, she partners with established media houses to interview women and men who are impacting lives within their communities and across the globe. Notable personalities interviewed in Season 1 and 2 of The NGO Whisperer™ Show include: • H.E Dr Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, the 6th President and the First Female President of the Republic of Mauritius, 2015 - 2018;
• Ms Gugulethu T. Ndebele, Executive Director of The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa; and
• Ms Marie-Christine Nibagwire, a global refugee advocate and recipient of the 2019 Peace Ambassador award from the Universal Peace Federation. Global Impact Ms Opinde is a seasoned Resource Mobilization and Business Development Specialist with over 15 years’ experience in the nonprofit sector. Her knowledge and expertise in international development has impacted communities across sub-Saharan Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean. She has raised over GBP 100 million and managed various projects of up to GBP 20 million at a time. Global Recognition and Affiliations Ms Opinde has received recognition for her role in resource mobilization and leadership in impacting the lives of about one million people through global health, STEAM, social and legal services, civic and environmental advocacy, and international development projects. Bio: Carolyne A. Opinde – Founder and CEO, The NGO Whisperer™.
• In 2020, Ms Opinde became a member of UN Women, the global champion for gender equality, working to develop and uphold standards and create an environment in which every woman and girl can exercise her human rights and live up to her full potential.
• In 2019, she was named the Best Impact-Focused Social Development Female Leader of the Year, by British Award for African Development (BRAAD).
• In 2015/2016 she was named one of the Future Leaders by Resource Alliance at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom. International Speaker and Evangelist for Social Entrepreneurship In 2010, Ms Opinde became an international speaker and evangelist for social entrepreneurship presenting a paper at the International AIDS Conference in Vienna, Austria. Over the years she has spoken to audiences of over 2500 in Africa, Europe and the United States interviewing among others, Nelson Mandela’s grandson, Ndaba Mandela, and Hollywood actor, Charlie Sheen.
As an international speaker, she has shared the stage with philanthropists, celebrities and entrepreneurs such as Mark Wahlberg, John Travolta, Mel Gibson, Gene Simmons, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, and former Facebook executive, Randi Zuckerberg to name a few. Academic Qualification Ms Opinde holds a Master of Science in Project Management from the University of Salford, United Kingdom and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Chemistry from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. She is a certified Project Management Professional® (UK) and Certified Scrum Product Owner®, among other accreditation.
Life Experience and Hobbies Ms Opinde has the experience of living and working in Kenya, South Africa, Portugal and the United Kingdom. Currently, she lives with her husband Jose, in Manchester, United Kingdom. She enjoys cooking African and Portuguese delicacies and running. She volunteers in various nonprofit organisations in Africa that focus on serving women, girls and children.
CEO, Performer, Producer,
Russian born, and London based renowned concert pianist and entrepreneur Olga Balakleets is a CEO of international events company Ensemble Productions which organises numerous cultural and philanthropic projects worldwide. She is also a Founder and CEO of an international platform Creative Women. Being a passionate creator of inspiring and meaningful experiences, she became a Co-Founder of a global multifaceted innovative and life-changing creative venture Theatrum Vitae which is designed to transcend barriers and unite people around the world through a unique synthesis of performing and visual arts and create a lasting cultural legacy for many years to come. Olga has been acting as an adviser on cultural matters to various governments and has been awarded for her services prestigious awards.
Born in the south of Russia and trained from an early age as a professional pianist, Olga has studied at the prestigious St. Petersburg Conservatory School which she graduated from with the Medal of Honour, the Conservatory itself and later at the Academy Mozarteum in Salzburg and as a postgraduate at the Royal College of Music in London, where she received numerous awards and the accolade "Postgraduate Pianist of the Year”. Her various musical awards led her concert career to appear at major music festivals, concerts in the most prestigious concert halls around the world including the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Barbican Centre, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Musikverrein, Carnegie Hall, Hong Performing Arts Concert Hall, Cairo Opera House, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall and Hermitage Theatre among many other venues in Europe, Asia and in the USA and to appear on radio and TV in many countries. She has performed as a soloist with many world famous orchestras, such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, BBC Big Band, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra Belorussian State Orchestra, Ensemble Modern and many others.
Olga developed an interest in organizing concerts while a student at the Conservatory in St. Petersburg which eventually led her to her first highly acclaimed project – the "Dimensions Festival" at London's South Bank Centre in 1997 which was dedicated to the music from Russia and former Soviet Republics. In early 1998 she created a company Ensemble Productions which became an active initiator and promoter of the international cultural projects. Among these events are: "Russian Winter Festival" on Trafalgar Square (2005 - 2008), "Operalia" in Kazakhstan (2007), "Days of Hong Kong in Russia, Czech Republic and Finland (2003 and 2005), International Music Festival in Marbella (2005 and 2006), the annual Cyprus-Russia Gala in the Presidential Palace in Nicosia (2007 - 2017), the Arab-Russian Gala in Dubai (2008), Russian Festival Maslenitsa at Potters Field Park and on Trafalgar Square (2009 - 2016) which became one of the biggest Russian events of its kind outside the country and continued as a weak long festival in the venues across the British capital in 2015 – 2017, an annual series The Russian Ballet Icons Gala (2006 - 2017) at the Royal Opera House and the English National Opera with the participation of international ballet stars, a Celebratory Gala Concert dedicated to the End of the Second World War at the Royal Albert Hall (2010) and many others. Many of the projects have been covered by Russian and international TV channels.
An active supporter of international charities, Olga has been collaborating with the following charities: Children in Crisis, AIMEC for Iraqi Children, the Children's Fire and Burn Trust, Sterling Work for Russian Children, “Diema's Dream", BESO, Radiomarathon, British Red Cross, Raisa Gorbachev Foundation, Naked Heart Foundation, "Friends of Hermitage" “Podari Zhizn” and others.
Political work, positions and awards
Olga has been acting as an adviser on cultural matters to various governments and Ministries of Culture and works closely with the Mayor of London, British Parliament, Russian State Duma and Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, Cyprus and Hong Kong Governments among the others. Since 2005 Olga has been an Artistic Director of the British-Russian Cultural Association, between 2008 and 2010 a Vice-President of the Swiss-Russian Cultural Foundation and in November 2009 she was elected as a member of the Russian Speaking Council of Great Britain to become its Head of the Culture Section there and in 2015 to become its Chairman. In April 2017 she was appointed the Secretary General of the Advisory Board of the Russian Speaking Council UK. For her services she has been given a number of prestigious awards including a Special Medal from President Medvedev (September 2010) and an Order "For the Services to the Fatherhood" of St. Prince Dmitry Donskoi and St. Sergey Radonezhsky" (December 2010). In December 2012 she has been awarded the title “Compatriot of the Year 2012” at the Moscow Forum of Compatriots. She has also been elected to the International Russian Compatriots Economic Council, in December 2012. Other awards included a Medal from “Giornale della Danza” in Italy in 2011, a Medal from the Russian Union of the Industrialists and Merchants “For the Services to the Fatherhood” in March 2013 and the title “The Russian Business Woman of the Year Award” in Cyprus in November 2014. In May 2017 she was awarded an Inspirational Award at the First Feminine Capital forum in Cyprus. A nomination for the highest Award for a Russian living outside Russia, the Pushkin Medal has been approved and will be presented in November 2017 by Russian Foreign Minister in Moscow. Olga often appears on international TV channels making valuable contributions on cultural and philanthropically matters and writes for several international publications in the UK, Russia and Cyprus.
Olga is also a Founder and CEO of an international platform Creative Women. Throughout her many years of organizing ambitious events, she has been passionate about promoting successful female entrepreneurs and a result established an international platform Creative Women which successfully hold 3 international conferences with distinguished international female speakers in Cyprus under the Patronage of the First Lady of Cyprus and its 4th edition will take place in May 2019. Creative Women also produced several events in London with future plans to take Creative Women to other European and Middle Eastern countries also under the hospices of the leading ladies in those countries.
Being a passionate creator of inspiring and meaningful experiences she became a Co-Founder of a global multifaceted innovative and life-changing creative venture Theatrum Vitae which is designed to transcend barriers and unite people around the world through a unique synthesis of performing and visual arts and create a lasting cultural legacy for many years to come.
Born in the south of Russia and trained from an early age as a professional pianist, Olga has studied at the prestigious St. Petersburg Conservatory School which she graduated from with the Medal of Honour, the Conservatory itself and later at the Academy Mozarteum in Salzburg and as a postgraduate at the Royal College of Music in London, where she received numerous awards and the accolade “Postgraduate Pianist of the Year”. Her various musical awards led her concert career to appear at major music festivals, concerts in the most prestigious concert halls around the world including the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Barbican Centre, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Musikverrein, Carnegie Hall, Hong Hong Performing Arts Concert Hall, Cairo Opera House, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall and Hermitage Theatre among many other venues in Europe, Asia and in the USA and to appear on radio and TV in many countries. She has performed as a soloist with many world famous orchestras, such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, BBC Big Band, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Belorussian State Orchestra, Ensemble Modern and many others.
Olga developed an interest in organizing concerts while a student at the Conservatory in St. Petersburg which eventually led her to her first highly acclaimed project – the "Dimensions Festival" at London's South Bank Centre in 1997 which was dedicated to the music from Russia and former Soviet Republics. In early 1998 she created a company Ensemble Productions which became an active initiator and promoter of the international cultural projects. Among these events are: "Russian Winter Festival" on Trafalgar Square (2005 - 2008), "Operalia" in Kazakhstan (2007), "Days of Hong Kong in Russia, Czech Republic and Finland (2003 and 2005), International Music Festival in Marbella (2005 and 2006), the annual Cyprus-Russia Gala in the Presidential Palace in Nicosia (2007 - 2018), the Arab-Russian Gala in Dubai (2008), Russian Festival Maslenitsa at Potters Field Park and on Trafalgar Square (2009 - 2016) which became one of the biggest Russian events of its kind outside the country and continued as a weak long festival in the venues across the British capital in 2015 – 2017, an annual series The Russian Ballet Icons Gala (2006 - 2018) at the Royal Opera House and the English National Opera with the participation of international ballet stars, a Celebratory Gala Concert dedicated to the End of the Second World War at the Royal Albert Hall (2010) and many others. Many of the projects have been covered by Russian and international TV channels.
An active supporter of international charities, Olga has been collaborating with the following charities: Children in Crisis, AIMEC for Iraqi Children, the Children's Fire and Burn Trust, Sterling Work for Russian Children, “Diema's Dream", BESO, Radiomarathon, British Red Cross, Raisa Gorbachev Foundation, Naked Heart Foundation, "Friends of Hermitage" “Podari Zhizn” and others.
Political work, positions and awards
Olga has been acting as an adviser on cultural matters to various governments and Ministries of Culture and works closely with the Mayor of London, British Parliament, Russian State Duma and Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, Cyprus and Hong Kong Governments among the others. Since 2005 Olga has been an Artistic Director of the British-Russian Cultural Association, between 2008 and 2010 a Vice-President of the Swiss-Russian Cultural Foundation and in November 2009 she was elected as a member of the Russian Speaking Council of Great Britain to become its Head of the Culture Section there and in 2015 to become its Chairman.
In April 2017 she was appointed the Secretary General of the Advisory Board of the Russian Speaking Council UK. For her services she has been given a number of prestigious awards including a Special Medal from President Medvedev (September 2010) and an Order "For the Services to the Fatherhood" of St. Prince Dmitry Donskoi and St. Sergey Radonezhsky" (December 2010). In December 2012 she has been awarded the title “Compatriot of the Year 2012” at the Moscow Forum of Compatriots. She has also been elected to the International Russian Compatriots Economic Council, in December 2012. Other awards included a Medal from “Giornale della Danza” in Italy in 2011, a Medal from the Russian Union of the Industrialists and Merchants “For the Services to the Fatherhood” in March 2013 and the title “The Russian Business Woman of the Year Award” in Cyprus in November 2014. In May 2017 she was awarded an Inspirational Award at the First Feminine Capital forum in Cyprus. Recently she has received a nomination for the highest Award for a Russian living outside Russia, the Pushkin Medal and in December 2018 has been awarded the Honorary Silver Order “Social Recognition” by the Westminster Russia Forum and “Social Recognition” National Fund in Russia for her contributions to the strengthening of friendship, humanitarian and cultural cooperation between Russian and United Kingdom. Olga often appears on international TV channels making valuable contributions on cultural and philanthropic matters and writes for several international publications in the UK, Russia and Cyprus.
Award-winning Journalist, Editor, and Marketing Executive
Melanie Coffee is an award-winning journalist, editor and marketing communication executive who lives in Oslo, Norway.
As a journalist, she has 20+ years of experience in planning and executing global content development across all platforms, reaching millions of people. She has led multi-faceted and dispersed teams across significant media markets, conducted numerous diversity, equity and inclusion workshops, and has a passion for community building around the world.
At her core, Melanie is an avid storyteller because she believes that through sharing our stories, reminding people of our commonalities, is how we can affect change. Engaging storytelling, regardless of the medium, is a powerful way to make people care about a cause, product or business.
She has also been a key supporter and organizer for many social justice efforts such as training refugees to be journalists, advising young people to tell their own stories, and building social media strategies for community groups that support women, children and people of color.
Her live performances in Chicago and Portland focused on sharing slice-of-life stories that reveal deeper truths around race, gender equality, parenting, and culture. Her personal essays published in The Huffington Post and elsewhere offered a thought-provoking, unvarnished look at what it is to be an African American woman in today’s world.
She now focuses on training others to find their voice, and inspiring them to use it to change the world.
Serial entrepreneur/founder of SIMA( she inspires me 2020 Awards💕co-author Quarentena & beyond 📚
Ada Gartenmann is an award-winning Founder and CEO of Kensington SkinCare London, UK. She is a serial entrepreneur, beauty, fashion and lifestyle expert with over twenty years of experience.
Ada was CIDESCO trained in Switzerland and combines her experiences as a trained cosmetologist and Beauty Director when consulting on Skincare product development.
Ada has been recently appointed as the President for Latin America for the AICPW - Aesthetics International Council for Progressive Women and has been traveling the world from India to the US as a humanitarian and motivational speaker.
In the beginning of 2020, amids the global pandemic crisis, Ada has created She Inspires Me Awards movement. SIMA's mission is to bring women and their supporters together from all over the world to inspire, support and appreciate one another in these highly challenging and uncertain times. This truly unique project has been a guiding light in the lives of hundreds of women across the globe. First Awards ceremony is currently scheduled for 18th of September 2020 in Miami, Florida (subject to travel restrictions). This movement is growing really fast thanks to Ada and her dedicated team. Ada and the team are currently working on several exciting projects under SIMA's umbrella to ensure its positive message of unity and hope continues to inspire long after this global crisis is over.
Dr. Pauline Long
Serial Philanthropist | Entrepreneur | Leader | Peace Activist | Film &TV Producer Director | Presenter | Mentor
As a peace activist, Pauline Long was appointed Universal Peace Federation ambassador in UK parliament in the presence of several MPs and peers including Virendra Sharma MP. The award was presented to her by Rt Hon Sir Richard Ottaway MP. She was also named 100 most influential African in the UK and African woman of the year 2014, presented to her by former Mayor of Lambeth Cllr Adedamola Aminu.
With four Lifetime Achievement awards, three Icon awards and over 45 community awards, Pauline Long is a Kenyan born UK based entrepreneur, philanthropist, fashion designer, mentor, media mogul, motivational/Public speaker, Music video director/producer, writer and TV and radio presenter/producer. She has also been crowned the most celebrated African female by Leadership Mind Ambassadors organization and named African/Caribbean Woman of the year 2014. She has also been honored in UK parliament as one of 100 most outstanding Africans. She is the founder and president of Pauline Long Entrepreneurship Foundation. She is the African ambassador for The Nelson Mandela Tribute book. She has been appointed Universal Peace Federation Ambassador for peace globally and Vice Chair of FAWP (Forum For African, Asian and Caribbean Women in Politics).
Pauline Long is the president of Pauline Long Entrepreneurship Foundation, an organization working at grass-root levels to create business platforms for deprived individuals in African and Caribbean villages. Pauline Long’s positive role modelling has also earned her the highest African Recognition Honor and Heroic Award, alongside Her Excellency The former President of Malawi, Joyce Banda.
A firm believer in the power of passing on the torch and wisdom, she is the founder of “Pauline Long Empowerment and Mentorship Club” where she pairs mentors with mentees. Pauline Long has personally mentors over 450 youth in the UK, something very close to her heart. Through her dedicated service professionally, she has been recognized as one of eleven inspirational women in Europe listed on Black Women in Europe Power list and African Woman of the year in UK.
Pauline Long is also the founder of Europe’s biggest award ceremony for black and ethnic
personalities in entertainment, film, fashion, television and arts (BEFFTA) which celebrates and promotes the achievements of a very talented and hard-working community often over looked in entertainment, film, fashion, television and arts in USA, Africa, Canada and the Caribbean. Some high profile personalities honored at BEFFTA Awards include the Jackson brothers, Quincy Jones, veteran broadcaster Sir Trevor McDonald OBE, US producer and director Tyler Perry, Nollywood actress Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Lord John Bird, Sir Lenny Henry and many more.
The unquenchable passion for giving back to humanity has again led Pauline, to establish a “FEED THE STREET” children programme through The Shout Campaign solely funded by her. She has mobilized a dedicated team of personnel embarking on regular monthly exercises to feed street children in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania through this initiative with the main goal of eventually taking these children off the streets. Her biggest campaign was feeding over 1400 street children in Uganda in just a week.
Pauline Long also serves as a Patron and Ambassador of Melqosh Mission, a charity supporting amputees in Sierra Leone where she raises money to educate the children of the amputees. She is also a firm believer in uniting communities as a result she was appointed ambassador of Africa Nations Cup UK uniting all 53 countries represented in the UK.
Her prime focus among others in running their family business “East End Studios” (one of London’s biggest independently owned film and TV studios with BBC, Channel 4, MTV, Sony music, Warner music, Honda, Pepsi, Reebok and many more as clients. It is also the home to UK’s and US biggest mainstream stars like Professor Green, Chipmunk, Wretch 32, Wiley, Starboy Nathan,Kelis, Leona Lewis, Girls Aloud, Olly mars, Azealia Banks etc.), has been to open doors especially for unsigned talented artists whom she personally support and mentor. She is also a fashion designer with a label Pauline Long collection with a column on Europe’s biggest African-Caribbean newspaper “The Afro News”.
Dr. Pauline Long
Founder of Fazz PR and Events
A business woman, public figure, PR Guru, event management expert, lecturer, columnist and philanthropist, Faz’s expertise are never-ending and has valuable experience in various fields.
Faz started her career as a skin therapist and contributed to the beauty industry for more than 18 years with seven signature salons and spas in London and overseas. She was a highly established make-up artist working with all of the top British and Asian fashion magazines alongside TV, Film, Stage, Celebrities and Politicians. Faz’s commitment to the field didn’t go unnoticed and was awarded for her work by various TV and Magazines. Faz took her knowledge and years of experience to share her passion and secrets by becoming a lecturer in beauty and make up and taught the new generation all they needed to know.
Faz has had successes in a plethora of ventures and fields, her access to the media raised her interest in the world of media and events. Her next venture was to lead her to become the founder of her signature PR and Events Company – Fazz PR and Events. Fazz PR and events have a list of their own banner events that have been running successfully for years and has a multicultural nexus highlight value on the London diversity scene. Faz’s annual feature which is very close to Fazz PR and Events’ ethos is the Cancer Charity Gala that she organises and has been successfully fundraising for this great cause. Annually, Fazz PR and Events showcases various entertainment acts, invites celebrities and puts on an auction tied up in a glamorous black tie dinner to help raise funds to help cure cancer and raise awareness within the community. Previously these have been held in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support and Cancer Research UK. Macmillan went on to acknowledge the effort of her fundraising by crediting Faz as the first Asian Woman to solely host fundraisers on behalf of Macmillan.
Community work has always been a core part of Faz’s life; she has provided on-going support via her fundraising and volunteering at Victim Support. Faz does whatever she can to provide support, lend a helping hand and be an empathic listener to those who need it. Her interest in raising awareness and empowering people led her on a path to philanthropy with she invested her involvement on women’s issues and rights. Faz began taking part in parliamentary debates at the Houses of Commons, becoming a Project Director for ‘Women against Terrorism’ and leading on others debates such as Forced Marriages. Her work and leadership around Womens Rights and Education led her to talk at the renowned Womens Economic Forum.
With the little time Faz has left between her annual gala, various events and voluntary work, she somehow manages the time to write her columns. Faz writes her columns in a national newspaper, being open about her own views and opinions whilst speaking out about cultural issues and matters close to her heart.
Faz’s lists of awards are on-going, being awarded with a Leadership and Mentoring Award in 2014 in London, being awarded at the 2017 Women’s Economic Forum in Delhi and winning the Iconic Woman Award in India April 2018.
Faz is always looking for new ventures, growing her portfolio and trying to empower those around her to do and become better. The world of PR and Events’ allow her to raise awareness to specific causes whilst also adding glamour to events and the world of media. However, Faz is never shy in giving back to the community with her fundraising and voluntary work and relishes in new opportunities to do this.
Dr. Sofia Beloka
Global Influencer, International Mentor, Speaker, Author
Dr. Sofia Beloka is the Founder of Global Influencers Academy, international Mentor, Speaker, Academic, Author. The Global Influencers Academy is a professional development institute for high achievers and leaders who desire to create their global impact with their work, life-changing Leadership Performance and fulfill their relationships.
Sofia's work has been awarded among the 100 most Inspirational Women of the world by the 'Women Appreciate Women'. She has also been awarded various grants for her research academic work. She has been working with high performers, politicians, elite athletes, coaches & healers to transform their lives for over 20 years through her holistic transformational method — The Triad Foundation. She teaches this groundbreaking method in both group workshops and also in 1:1 coaching programs and helped high achievers transform and leap in their health, transform business, finance, and relationships by growing their human super potential to dimensions they could not imagine they ever could. She healed and overcome her own autoimmune pathology using these same methods transforming her life and has since gone on to treat people experiencing challenges that block their lives. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Through her long research and academic background in Physiology, Behavioral mentoring, Personal Development, Spiritual Marketing, International Coaching, Speaking, Publishing and her involvement with the Paralympic Sports movement and Paralympic Games she delivers a life-changing experience in her programs and transforms the relationship with the self and the world. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Sofia started her mentoring and coaching business 12 years ago and successfully led many transformational programs, such as Health win, Holistic Lifestyle for Chronic Pain, Thyroid Healing, Uplifter of Chronic Pain, High Performance for Relationships and Business. Currently her Triad Foundation 1:1 program for successful leaders and performers and achievers transforms their foundational sources and boosts their relationships to completely transform both their 6-figure business and their personal fulfillment. Her work has landed publications in highly scientific journals and has published books, she has been collaborating with European Commission, Harvard University, Olympic Organizing Committees, International Wheelchair Rugby Federation and wellbeing programs. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Sofia is grateful to have been traveling the world through her work, speaks 8 languages and loves to communicate with various cultures exchanging cultural experiences. Sofia is Greek and with her Italian husband when not traveling is based in the European capital of Brussels.
Author, Entrepreneur, Relational Capital and Founder of S.H.E
Verónica Sosa is the Founder of Business Fit Academy and Business Fit Magazine, Founder of SHE (Seminar for Hispanics Entrepreneurs in Europe), co-author, International Speaker, award winner, and Relational Capital Lover. She has more than 18 years of experience working in the editorial and corporate sectors as a Manager in Marketing and Sales for International Publicity Companies in Spain. In 2015 she created her own company based in Belgium.
Verónica is dedicated to empowering women towards better lives and rediscovering themselves. With qualifications in Marketing Online and International Business, Verónica is a self-development facilitator and along with her collaborators around the world, teaches others how to create and elevate themselves in their personal and professional lives to achieve success and create business with purpose together.
S.H.E is an organization which functions at local, national and international levels to elevate women in personal and business development. It focuses on equality for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and much more. SHE’s three pillars of Mindset, Body and Spirituality, are used to create business with amazing purpose aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for the world. SHE works with the SHE Ambassadors in eight different countries elevating new leaders through different programs supporting them to become leaders for Latinas in their community.
Business Fit Magazine was established in January 2016. Verónica is passionate about Relational Capital, believing in the positivity in people and encouraging them to be the best version of themselves they can be. She developed Business Fit Magazine to provide a resource for entrepreneurs through Informative, educational, inspirational articles from established business people and to give up and coming female entrepreneurs an opportunity to showcase themselves and their business.
The Business Fit Magazine website blog reaches out to people, to help with tips on how to deal with lock down, isolation, home schooling, exercise, good mental health and staying positive. “Challenges and hardships can serve to help us find our path. We may not have a choice in the circumstances we find ourselves, but we can choose how we react to any given situation.
Never be afraid to ask for help. Surround yourself with people who love you and want you to succeed. Take care of yourself and the people around you. It's a balance which can be quite difficult, so you need to take control of your time and make it happen. Take action to clear your mind and become a better person.
You are a light in this world, never forget that.
Together is better. Together we are stronger.”
Professor Maria Sanchez Dauder
Professor, Speaker, Psychologist and Consultant
My name is María Sanchez Dauder. My studies are Primary Teaching degrees: primary and English teacher at Universitat de Barcelona. Later, I got the Linguistics degree at Universitat de Barcelona. I am also Post graduated in Public Relations and Protocol at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. After that, I studied a University DEGREE in Intelligence Development, Superior Ability and Neuropsychology at Camilo José Cela University. Right now I’m studying a master about Psicopedagogy at Unicersitat Oberta de Catalunya.
I’m an eternal learner and I think that I will never stop studying and learning. I am already thinking about my next master. This is me. I am a versatile, creative and proactive person. This is why I’ve got many jobs at the same time. On the one hand, I’m an English teacher in a Primary school. On the other hand, I am a University professor of the Faculty of Philology at Linguistics Degree. Moreover I’m a writer, I have more than 17 books published in Spanish and Catalan; I spend my free time writing books for students with high abilities, what we call gifted; All the talk about gifted characters and my aim is that the readers can connect to them; in addition, all these books can be used at home and in class to work curricular contents.
As I have said before, I work in different jobs; I am also a speaker in congresses about innovation in education and about gifted students. My speeches talk about how to teach in an inclusive classroom with gifted students. Finally, in 2018 I founded Correquevuelas, www.correquevuelas.com, a gifted consultancy to help and assist teachers and families. I work with a Psychologist and we evaluate children capacities: intelligence and creativity, and we work with their families and teachers to get the best of our patient at home and at school.
Director, Training, Consulting and International Team Formation
Rosalina Macias is a Visionary, Communicator, Strategic, Organized and Studious. Those are my strengths, according with Gallup. And I would like to add committed to innovative and sustainable education. Promoter of the collaborative economy. Passionate about digital platforms that help bring education to the last corner of the world where there is an antenna connected to Internet. I love diversity and multiculturalism, forming and working in international teams. This is where I feel most comfortable. Married to a man who has been my best life partner and accomplice in all my projects, and mother of 2 wonderful children with intellectual gifts. I trained in administration and business, specializing in marketing. However, I found my vocation in education, and I graduated with a Master’s degree in Educational Sciences. For more than 25 years I have been teacher of young people in higher education, and I have dedicated myself to consulting in Education, specializing in training and consulting for managers in Education. In 2015, I co-founded the non-profit Civil Association SerSi Education, which means “Being Intellectually Gifted”. Where we took on the task of developing a care model for young people with high abilities between 15 and 23 years old. Now I am Director and Partner at DigitAliados, a company dedicated to creating digital experiences, to disseminate information and training in sustainable, large-scale, and high-impact projects. My most recent adventure, The Virtual International Summit of Intelligence and Talent (CIVIT for its Spanish acronym) was designed as an education and training project for the Spanish-speaking world to give visibility to these profiles. This is a gift for all families who are looking for answers. And remember that the only sure thing is CHANGE.
Dr. Ruby Bakshi Khurdi
Award Winning Educationist, TEDxSpeaker
Dr. Ruby Bakshi Khurdi is a multi- Award Winner Inspirational Speaker, Vice President Women Empowerment for Global Chair board, Global Goodwill Ambassadors, Chairperson for All Ladies League, Ambassador Female Wave of Change, Innovative Educationist, Emotional Intelligence Trainer. She is invited to various international platforms as keynote Speaker, conduct workshops & podcasts on topics related to Communication, Human Values, Leadership, Women Empowerment & Emotional Intelligence. Her family and two kids have always been her first priority! She is a Role Model and Mentor to various International students from Business and Hospitality Management Colleges. She has been nominated Most Inspirational Female Entrepreneur by Swiss Entrepreneur Magazine. Dr Ruby received a standing ovation for her first TEDx talk titled – “Learning Human Values via Emotional Intelligence”. Dr. Ruby firmly believes Education & Communication are strong pillars in developing a progressive nation. Her objective for 2020 is to create more awareness about her social projects, create an army of humanitarians. She was highly appreciated for her efforts in the field of Education as a Speaker at a conference in United Nations, Geneva She is the Founder President of InterculturELLE Réseau Des Femmes, a socio-cultural network for women to connect, share, support and discover each-other in sisterhood! RAY Academy Swiss – Re-Invent the Awesome You, is her latest venture - a humble initiative to help people in personality development & make speaking fun!