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TEDx Speaker, Corporate Trainer, Certified Leadership and Confidence Coach, Business Owner and Founder of Rise Up For You, Nada is passionate about enhancing company culture and people’s development through teaching soft skills, aka human skills.


Vice President Chief Dr. Taylor served as Senior Senator of Bong County with a resounding mandate from the people of Bong County to represent their interests, hopes and aspirations; as evidenced by her election as Senator in 2005 and again in 2014. Vice President Chief Dr. Taylor is a visible and very involved stateswoman; with a vision for affordable but quality education; transparent justice system; improve and accessible health system; wome


A member of the Gitxsan First Nation, Cindy is honoured to serve as the Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society and a professor at McGill University’s School of Social Work. She has over 30 years of experience working in child welfare and Indigenous children’s rights and has published more than 75 articles on topics relating to reconciliation, Indigenous theory, First Nations child welfare and human rights. Cin

Melinda is the author of How to Be an Ally (McGraw-Hill) and the host of the popular "Leading With Empathy & Allyship" podcast. She is also a TED speaker, award-winning documentary filmmaker, and former marketing and culture executive. She speaks and writes about diversity and inclusion in tech, allyship, and empathy.

Nana Odidwour Baah Kokroko III is the Tufuhene of Hwidiem, Ashante Akyem North District, in the Kyidom Division of Kumasi Traditional Area. Business / development -oriented Chief who seeks the welfare of his people. He was a guest speaker at World Culture Festival in Berlin, Germany.


Jaime has more than two decades of experience delivering innovative solutions in sustainability and inclusion around the world. In senior roles with the United Nations and World Bank, among others, Jaime served as the gender focal point for the Convention on Biological Diversity and the UN Environment Programme forest and climate team. Jaime’s experience ranges from inclusive nature-based climate solutions, and biodiversity conservation, to mob


The first female Prime Minister of Australia JULIA GILLARD is a leading voice on gender equality and female leadership around the world, and has written a new book Women and Leadership which serves as a road map for women seeking leadership roles but who might hesitate about what it means for them and their lives. Gillard interviews and draws out the first person accounts of other powerful female leaders including Jacinda Ardern, Hillary Clinton,


Tony Chahine is the CEO, visionary and founder of Myant Inc, a company based in Toronto, Canada, globally leading the Textile Computing industry. Myant is on a mission to transform human health and connectedness by changing the way people connect to themselves, their communities, and the IoT-enabled world using textiles to sense and react to the human body, through the AI-enabled Myant Platform. Tony believes in a future where even the most margi

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