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TIAW has ambassadors all over the world to connect personally with you and your organization. They will be attending women's economic conferences in the regions indicated and can be counted on to help you connect to TIAW and also to other organizations and events with which they are involved.

Our World Around the World

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Please click on the email link provided to connect with the ambassador in your geographic area. 

As of 5/30/14

Those in green are invited but have not yet confirmed; those in pale gray are needed

 

 

Coordinator

Washington, D.C.      

Lisa Marie Platske













Contact:
 GlobalAmbassadors@tiaw.org


Asia

 

Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, Bhutan, Indonesia

Monowara Hakim Ali

Monowara Hakim Ali is a successful businesswoman, entrepreneur and social activist. Born in 1958 in Chittagong, she graduated in Hospitality Management from City of London College, U.K. Then in 2011 she received the prestigious NDC Fellowship - Capstone Course from National Defence College (NDC), Dhaka, Bangladesh.

She is the first ever woman to be elected as the First Vice President of FBCCI - an apex trade body of Bangladesh. In addition, she is the Honorary Consul of The Republic of Indonesia in Chittagong, Director of Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), Teletalk Bangladesh Ltd., Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Ltd., Coal Power Generation Co. Bd. Ltd.,Palli Karma Sahayak Foundation (PKSF),SME Foundation and Bangladesh Tourism Board. She holds the position of Vice Chairman of SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Member of Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce & Industry(CACCI).

           
Contact:
Asia1@tiaw.org

 

Selima Ahmad, Bangladesh

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Selima Ahmad, Founder of Bangladesh Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Vice Chairperson of Nitol-Niloy Group is the developing world’s personification working for the private sector development for last 28 years. With her deep understanding of business, she focused on developing entrepreneurial talent, organizing financial and marketing resources to enable women get over hurdles. She founded BWCCI in 2001 to empower women into businesses and developed more than 7,000 women entrepreneurs.

She organized the 1st Women’s National Business Agenda (WNBA) and steered all stakeholders regarding the policies issues in favor of women entrepreneurs. Her dynamic advocacy for women entrepreneurs’ access to credit created an allocation of US$ 12.88 million in the national budget and a separate allocation of fund by the central bank with low rate of interest and collateral free loan for women entrepreneurs in Bangladesh.

Ahmad is in the board of Sonali Bank, the largest public commercial bank of the country and the key person of Women Democracy Network’s Bangladesh chapter. The Government of Bangladesh has appointed her as a governing body member of Bangladesh Economic Zone Authority (BEZA). She is a Global Ambassador of The International Alliance for Women (TIAW) and also a Course Teacher of MBA class in University of Dhaka.  She also acts as a mentor for women around the globe.

Recently, she has been awarded with the prestigious Oslo Business for Peace Award 2014. She received Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Award 2013, Islamic Development Bank Prize 2012, Priyadarshini Award 2012, TIAW World of Difference Award 2010 for her accomplishments. Among many others, she has also been awarded with the title of best female entrepreneur in Bangladesh by different organizations.

She obtained graduation and Masters in Business Management from Dhaka University and did short courses from USA, Japan, Denmark and Canada. She is a fellow of Stanford University, USA.

Contact: Asia2@tiaw.org

 

Cambodia

Mehrak Mehrvar, Cambodia

Contact:  Asia12@tiaw.org

 

 

China 

Michelle Bonn, USA

Contact:  Asia3@tiaw.org

Jazmin Chi, Russia

Jazmin is an international writer and speaker, founder of LevGrow Company, which creates tools and materials for children's education, Bricks of Knowledge Organization that gives scholarships, school supplies and education to children in Asia, Promise Publishers, an online editorial currently publishing in Chinese, Spanish and English, LevGrow Magazine which specializes in giving education to parents and some other companies. She currently serves as a Global Ambassador for Asian Countries in the International Alliance for Women (TIAW) and a Walden Global Ambassador for Walden University in the US. She travels around the world giving advice through her conferences, courses and books about Personal Development, Purpose, Passion, Dreams and Faith, and the Importance of Education. Jazmin holds a Master in Education with focus in Cultural Diversity, from Russia and a Dual Bachelor in Business Administration, from the US and Mexico. She and her little daughter live in China, which has opened its doors as a home for them. 

If you want to know more about Jazmin, please go here: http://sidengo.com/jazminchi

 

Contact:   Asia4@tiaw.org

 

Sue Chen, China

Contact:  Asia5@tiaw.org

 

Hong Kong

Alexandra Richardson, Hong Kong

Contact:  Asia16@tiaw.org

 

Hong Kong, Singapore

Jane Horan, Singapore

Dr. Jane Horan is the founder of the Horan Group, a strategic consulting firm which builds inclusive and engaged work environments, emphasizing leadership acceleration, unconscious bias, and workplace politics.

An expert in Organisational Development, she worked for Kraft Foods, The Walt Disney Company and CNBC in Asia-based talent and leadership development roles.

Her book, I Wish I’d Known That Earlier In My Career: the Power of Positive Workplace Politics was published January 2012 by John Wiley & Sons. Her new book, How Asian Women Lead: Lessons for Global Organisations was published 2014 by Palgrave MacMillan.

She has an extensive background in cross-cultural leadership and building diverse, global teams, and is a frequent speaker on Inclusive Leadership, Transformational Women Leaders, Career Navigation, and Unconscious Bias. Jane has presented at leadership conferences globally, been published in Business Week, The Wall Street Journal, The Business Times, The Straits Times, The South China Morning Post, The Organisational Development Journal, profiled in radio, podcasts and television in Asia, Europe and North America.

Jane both leads workshops and is an executive coach for Fortune 100 companies, NGO’s and academic institutions in Asia, North America and Europe. A partial list of business engagements include: HP, BP, Bayer, McDonald’s, Unilever, P&G, Microsoft, eBay, VMWare, Monsanto, Jones Lang LaSalle, Covidien, Singtel, ANZ, UBS, Credit Suisse, Barclays, Deutsche Bank.

She is a Senior Fellow with the Conference Board Human Capital Committee, serves on the board of the Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations (SCWO) and past board member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore.

Contact:   Asia6@tiaw.org

 

India

Indira Dutt, India

Contact:  Asia7@tiaw.org

Tanvi Bhatt, India (Mumbai)

Tanvi Bhatt is a young entrepreneur who has broken out of the corporate mould to pursue what she loves and what she believes in: to dream, dare and do! At the young age of 22, she created Panache, with the sole mission of helping the Indian corporate citizens to build a powerful personal brand. She partners with the reigning corporate stalwarts and business leaders like the CXOs, senior executives and entrepreneurs in their pursuit of Personal Branding. She empowers them to become more visible, more influential and be recognized as the Iconic thought leaders of their industry by sharing their inspiring brand stories with the world! She also mentors aspiring women leaders across diverse industries and empowers them to create an invincible personal brand identity and reputation, which thus establishes them as the go-to experts of their industries. 

As the Pioneer of Personal Branding in India, Tanvi empowers Leaders to become Thought Leaders, and Thought Leaders to become Icons. Tanvi is India’s Leading Personal Brand Strategist and the founder of Panache-India’s Premier Personal Branding Company. 

Tanvi is recognized as the ‘Personal Branding Expert’ for the CXOs by The Economic Times Corporate Dossier, where she writes on all things personal branding under her column ‘Brand YOU’. She is also regularly featured in magazines like Inc. India, Entrepreneur, PITCH, Youth Inc. etc. where she shares her thought leadership on pioneering the personal branding paradigm in India. She has been recently honored as the Best Young Woman Entrepreneur in India at the prestigious Women Leaders in India Awards 2013, for successfully transforming her vision into a legacy called Panache. Tanvi has also been bestowed with ‘The International Alliance for Women’s World of Difference Award’ a global honor conferred upon a selection of 100 women who are passionately contributing to women’s economic empowerment.

Contact:   Asia15@tiaw.org

 

Aysha Rau, India (Chennai)

Aysha Rau founded The Little Theatre in 1991. The Little Theatre not only aims to help children overcome the stress of schoolwork through high quality theatre productions but it is also a great platform to help discover their hidden talents and overcome their inhibitions by participating in creative workshops and also by acting in their annual productions.

In 2010 Aysha Rau set up an air-conditioned studio for toddler theatre workshops for the 2 to 4 year olds. She is a pioneer for these workshops in Chennai. She also started The Little Festival in the same year. This Festival is envisioned as an international theatre festival for children by adults and usually includes an original musical produced by The Little Theatre. The Little Theatre has hosted 4 editions of this festival. The 5th edition is slated for July 2014.

The Little Theatre’s outreach programme funds theatre workshops for 200 underprivileged children and grants ‘seven-year education scholarships’ for two girls and two boys every year. This programme has been in existence for the last 20 years. She is particularly interested in Arts Advocacy and in seeing that India works towards an education system that supports the Arts.

Aysha’s vision for Chennai is a Performing Arts Centre which will be city centric with a focus on Arts for children.

Aysha was educated in the UK and holds a BSc honours degree in Marine and Microbiology from the University of Portsmouth. She has been married for the last 30 years to Jayraj Rau and they have a daughter and a son.

Contact: Asia14@tiaw.org

 

India, China, Vietnam


Virgina Littlejohn, Vietnam

Virginia Littlejohn has worked on the economic empowerment of women for several decades.  She is past president of the National Association of Women Business Owners in the US, and one of the architects of the Women’s Business Ownership Act of 1988 in the US.  She is a former Vice President of Les Femmes Chefs d’Entreprises Mondiales (the World Association of Women Entrepreneurs), and co-founder of TradeBuilders, which created the world’s first virtual trade mission.  She has organized 3 global OECD conferences to share best practices in women's enterprise development, and served as the OECD’s Senior Advisor for Women’s Entrepreneurship for 10 years.  Virginia is currently CEO and co-founder of a global accelerator for women's enterprise development, Quantum Leaps, Inc., which incubated WEConnect International, and created Roadmaps to 2020 to accelerate women’s enterprise development at the global level.  She also did the initial incubation of the Global Banking Alliance for Women, and is currently the Lead International Consultant for the Women and Trade Programme for the International Trade Centre (ITC) in Geneva, focusing on getting women vendors into the global supply chain. The ITC is a joint agency of the United Nations and the World Trade Organization.  Virginia has been inducted into the Enterprising Women Hall of Fame, and has received more than a dozen awards for her global women entrepreneurial advocacy efforts, including a Lifetime Achievement Award from TIAW.

Contact:  Asia8@tiaw.org

 

Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand

Myrna Yao; _____________

Contact:  Asia9@tiaw.org

               

Japan


Jules Takagishi, Japan

Harue Jules Takagishi is Principal and Senior Strategist at CarpeDiemJapan.com, a boutique cross-border e-commerce strategies consultancy. Jules is Japanese and is currently based in Ashiya, Japan.

She has worked as a United Nations consultant to the Universal Postal Union, working with 37 countries across Asia Pacific and Oceania. She has also worked and lived in the Middle East. Jules has held board and CEO positions in Australia, Singapore, Dubai, and Japan. Being among the first generation of professional women to come of age in Japan after the Equal Employment Opportunity Law came into effect, today she mentors young men and women future leaders in the postal and e-commerce-related entrepreneurs community in Japan. She is also a popular lecturer on utilizing social media in public relations at EFAP Japon.

In the past, she has served TIAW as a 2nd VP while serving two terms as the President of the Singapore Business and Professional Women’s Organization, Prime Time.

Jules is also a mother of twins and a Taekwon-Do black belt. She is the 2013 gold medalist in women’s sparring in Japan where she competes with youths 1/3 of her age. One of her dreams is to represent Japan as the oldest contestant on the team at the World Championships, and to use Taekwon-Do and the network of women black belts to help promote self-confidence and fitness among girls and women throughout the world. Personally, she hopes to remain a challenge worth overcoming for the next generation of champions for a while yet.

Contact:  Asia10@tiaw.org

 

Singapore

Yasmine Khater, Singapore

Yasmine Khater is a career + business coach and motivational speaker who enables exceptional women towards outrageous success. She is the creator of Fearless Revolution, a digital space that provides thousands of women inspiring + practical strategies take charge, be fearless, play bigger by building dynamic careers and businesses they love.

Yasmine runs mindset-training digital courses, luxury retreats, and high level one-on-one coaching for ambitious women entrepreneurs and executives. She has been featured in Under30Ceo, Channel News Asia, Cleo, Chic Ceo, and Forbes, and working with top companies such as P&G, PWC, Burger King and spoken at global events such TEDxWomen, Global WIN and Choas Asia.

Yasmine holds a double degree in Psychology and Integrated Marketing Communications and received a scholarship for a master in International Business at IE Business School. With three years developing regional career and leadership programs for AIESEC International, over five years in the Oil & Gas industry organizing multi-million dollar events before being part of multi-million dollar post-merger integration for a Fortune 500. Alongside her career she co-founded a social enterprise called Gone Cyclin’ cycled 420 km in one of the world’s toughest terrains + raised $50,000 to enable women in East Timor.

Yasmine was the youngest awarded the distinguishable title of “Top 40 AIESEC alumni at 40” for her continuous impact on society. In 2013 she won the Stevie Award Young Female Women of the Year and received the World of Difference Award in 2014 from the International Alliance of Women.

When Yasmine isn’t writing, working with clients or speaking, you will find her tackling her infamous bucket list meeting world thinkers, traveling or running social experiments such as What is Out There?

Today you can find her at Yasminekhater.com, where she explores the intersection of mind, body and business. Follow her on Twitter @yasminekhater.

Contact: Asia11@tiaw.org

 

South Korea

NEEDED

Contact:  Asia12@tiaw.org

 

Taiwan

NEEDED

Contact:  Asia13@tiaw.org

 

Australia and Oceania

 

Australia


Contact:  AustraOceania@tiaw.org

 

Fiji, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea  

Dr. Shirley Randell, Australia

Professor Shirley Randell AO, PhD was educated at Perth Modern School and the Universities of Papua New Guinea, Canberra, New England and London. As a leading expert in public sector and institutional reform, gender mainstreaming and human rights in developing countries, Prof. Randell has provided specialist technical assistance to governments in the Asia Pacific Region and in Africa over the last 18 years. For the last nine years she has been working in Rwanda as a gender and education specialist and was Founding Director of the Centre for Gender, Culture and Development at the University of Rwanda. She is the author of numerous journal articles and books and is a renowned international speaker. Professor Randell was one of Australia’s 100 Inaugural Women of Influence in 2012 and one of The International Alliance for Women’s 100 World of Difference Awardees in 2013. She is the 2013 Distinguished Alumna of the University of New England Armidale, Global Ambassador- Rwanda for The International Alliance of Women, and Patron of the Australian Centre for Leadership for Women and Sunshine Foundation Australia. 

Contact:  AustraOceania2@tiaw.org

 

Europe

 

Bosnia/Croatia/Montenegro/Serbia

Dr. Alma Kadragic, USA

Dr. Alma Kadragic has been an entrepreneur, a journalist, and a researcher in the US, Europe, and the Middle East. Since March 2013 she is back in the US, based in Miami, and once again president of Alcat Communications International LLC, a board member of the Miami chapter of NAWBO and the South Florida Theater League.

She spent 16 years with television network ABC News in New York, Washington D.C., London, and Warsaw as writer, producer, and bureau chief until, bitten by the entrepreneurial bug, she left ABC to start Alcat Communications International, a public relations agency with offices in Orlando and Warsaw and blue chip clients on two continents.

In 2005 she arrived in Abu Dhabi to teach journalism and public relations at Zayed University. Beginning in 2010 she started, accredited, and managed two graduate programs at the University of Wollongong in Dubai: Media and Communications and International Relations.

Publications include books Public Relations or Promoting Reputations and Globalization and Human Rights. She has contributed chapters to books on family business in the Middle East and sports journalism in the US. The author of many articles on media, press freedom, and entrepreneurship, Dr. Kadragic often speaks at international conferences on media topics. She is the founding editor of Middle East Media Educator, a journal that aims “to bridge the gap” between media practitioners and academics. Early in her career she earned a Ph.D. in English literature at the City University of New York.

In June 2013 Alma Kadragic was awarded the Krzyz Oficierski dla Zaslugy (Officer’s Cross for Service) from the President of Poland for her journalistic work in Poland in the late 1980s.

Contact:   Europe8@tiaw.org

 

Czech/Slovak Republics


Romania


Germany


Dr. Dagmar Steinmetz, Germany

Dagmar Steinmetz is CEO and Founder of the DDS Consult Group which consists of five companies based in Central Europe and one in Morocco, providing consultancy and advisory services to companies who wish to open new markets or who wish to diversify and to improve their portfolio there, focusing mainly on countries where DDS Consult Group has its own subsidiaries and associated partners (Austria, Croatia, Monaco) but also its network partners on all five continents. 

 Although DDS Consult companies cover the whole portfolio of services for international project work within all industries, her personal focus is on projects in renewable and environmental technologies as well as in the real estate business and sustainable development. 


In the 25 years of the professional career she has created a dense network of experts and contacts to all levels of industry, trade and state, and has succeeded in close cooperation with her partners and associates to carry out more than 80 international projects and to advice about 900 enterprises on their purposes and operations abroad.

Her activities have always been within international relations, both economic, social and cultural. She is member of several business associations, vice president of the German-Czech and German-Slovak Society as well as a member and honorary member of the Association of Women Business Owners in Germany, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. She cooperates closely with other Associations with the aim to support a worldwide network of women business owners and professionals.

She is speaker in international conferences on CSR, Sustainability and Networking.


Contact:
Europe1@tiaw.org

 

Netherlands


Anneke van Leeuwen, Netherlands

Contact:   Europe12@tiaw.org

 

Nordic countries


Runa Magnusdottir, Iceland

Contact:  Europe2@tiaw.org

 

Poland


Katarzyna Twarowska

Katarzyna Twarowska, Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of the Women Leadership in Business Foundation.

She graduated from Warsaw University of Technology. She is an EY Director in Assurance, Senior Auditor and a Business Coach. She has been working for EY (formerly Ernst & Young) since the beginning of her professional career in 2003. She serves multinational corporations and listed companies specializing in the real estate sector. She is passionate about life, an incurable optimist, in love with people and their energy. She loves to learn and develop both herself and others.

Privately she is a happy wife and mother of three gorgeous children. She successfully combines her private and professional life. Katarzyna constantly looks for inspirations and is always ready to use unconventional solutions. She believes that nothing is impossible and that all talents that we need to achieve our dreams are already there inside ourselves, we only need to discover them.  Through the Foundation she wants to actively encourage and inspire women to develop their talents and to consciously build their professional careers. 

Contact:  Europe7@tiaw.org

 

Dr. Alma Kadragic, USA

Dr. Alma Kadragic has been an entrepreneur, a journalist, and a researcher in the US, Europe, and the Middle East. Since March 2013 she is back in the US, based in Miami, and once again president of Alcat Communications International LLC, a board member of the Miami chapter of NAWBO and the South Florida Theater League.

She spent 16 years with television network ABC News in New York, Washington D.C., London, and Warsaw as writer, producer, and bureau chief until, bitten by the entrepreneurial bug, she left ABC to start Alcat Communications International, a public relations agency with offices in Orlando and Warsaw and blue chip clients on two continents.

In 2005 she arrived in Abu Dhabi to teach journalism and public relations at Zayed University. Beginning in 2010 she started, accredited, and managed two graduate programs at the University of Wollongong in Dubai: Media and Communications and International Relations.

Publications include books Public Relations or Promoting Reputations and Globalization and Human Rights. She has contributed chapters to books on family business in the Middle East and sports journalism in the US. The author of many articles on media, press freedom, and entrepreneurship, Dr. Kadragic often speaks at international conferences on media topics. She is the founding editor of Middle East Media Educator, a journal that aims “to bridge the gap” between media practitioners and academics. Early in her career she earned a Ph.D. in English literature at the City University of New York.

In June 2013 Alma Kadragic was awarded the Krzyz Oficierski dla Zaslugy (Officer’s Cross for Service) from the President of Poland for her journalistic work in Poland in the late 1980s.

Contact:   Europe8@tiaw.org

 

Russia

Elena Fedyashina, Russia

Elena Fedyashina is one of Russia’s leading forces for the business advancement of women. She is the Executive Director of the Committee of 20, an association of Russia’s most successful businesswomen who work to enhance women’s business success and underscore the power of women to drive economic development. She co-founded “Leadership without Boundaries” community bringing together senior corporate women to get more women onto Boards and into C-suites.    

Elena has initiated and implemented numerous highly successful projects including mentorship programs for women entrepreneurs from the regions of Russia and cross-industry program for corporate “high-potentials”; women’s business exchange as well as numerous educational programs. Elena directed seven major International Conferences and Forums. She has also conducted several surveys on women economic participation to raise awareness of gender equality issues.

On behalf of Russia, Elena spoke at numerous major International Forums such as Business Women’s Network Summits; Vital Voices’ Forums; APEC Meetings of Women Leaders; Women’s Forums in Deauville (France); World Forums of TIAW; Global Summits of Women, BPW Forums, Uniglobal Research Conference (London, UK); Center for Corporate Diversity (Norway), lectured at Simmons Business School ( USA). She has quite a few publications both in Russian and international press. She is a recipient of the 2008 TIAW World of Difference 100 Award honoring the world’s most effective champions of women’s economic advancement.

Contact: Europe3@tiaw.org

 

Jazmine Chi, Russia

Jazmin is an international writer and speaker, founder of LevGrow Company, which creates tools and materials for children's education, Bricks of Knowledge Organization that gives scholarships, school supplies and education to children in Asia, Promise Publishers, an online editorial currently publishing in Chinese, Spanish and English, LevGrow Magazine which specializes in giving education to parents and some other companies. She currently serves as a Global Ambassador for Asian Countries in the International Alliance for Women (TIAW) and a Walden Global Ambassador for Walden University in the US. She travels around the world giving advice through her conferences, courses and books about Personal Development, Purpose, Passion, Dreams and Faith, and the Importance of Education. Jazmin holds a Master in Education with focus in Cultural Diversity, from Russia and a Dual Bachelor in Business Administration, from the US and Mexico. She and her little daughter live in China, which has opened its doors as a home for them. 

If you want to know more about Jazmin, please go here: http://sidengo.com/jazminchi


 

Contact: Europe4@tiaw.org

 

Switzerland


Alina Truhina, Switzerland

Ms. Alina Truhina is currently the Communications and Partnerships consultant at the World Bank office in Geneva, a position she held since March 2011. In this role, Ms. Truhina is responsible for policy and communication support to the External and Corporate Relations network of the World Bank through advocacy and outreach, partnership building and liaison with key stakeholders, flagship event management, and representation of the Bank.

Prior to coming to Switzerland, Ms. Truhina worked at two multinational media advertising companies in Australia - MindShare and MediaCom, where she was responsible for media campaign implementation and management of client media investments for multinational companies such as British Petroleum (BP), Kodak, Ford, and Fosters, just to name a few.

An Australian national with a Russian background, Ms. Truhina holds a Masters in International Affairs form the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) and a Bachelor of Arts in Media and Communication from the University of Melbourne. She is passionate about women’s empowerment and leadership, health and nutrition, and entrepreneurship and innovation.

           
Contact:  Europe9@tiaw.org

 

UK


Christine Asiko
               

Christine Asiko is the CEO of Strive International, a UK-registered non-profit organisation that seeks to improve the educational experience of learners with dyslexia in Africa. Christine holds a Bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Nairobi and a post-graduate qualification in teaching Learners with Specific Learning Difficulties such as dyslexia from the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre, UK. Christine has been involved in education reform for over 20 years in capacities ranging from classroom teaching, facilitating workshops and forums on education and governance. She is a member of the National Curriculum Reform Steering Committee recently constituted by the Ministry of Education in Kenya. Christine is also a winner of the International Alliance for Women (TIAW) World of Difference 100 Award 2013, which recognizes women and men, whose efforts have advanced the economic empowerment of women locally, regionally or worldwide.

         
Contact:
Europe10@tiaw.org

 

Ishreen Bradley, UK

Ishreen Bradley has enabled thousands of executives and entrepreneurs to develop their emotional intelligence and personal brand to be a match for their already high intellect in a way that is consistent with their values and the values of their organisation.

 

Her particular passion is to enable female leaders in innovation driven organisations to

reach their highest potential, be inspired by who they are and be fulfilled by their work.

Clients engage Ishreen when they want to increase their strategic impact and influence,

progress their careers, expand their effectiveness in leading large-scale initiatives, or

deliver specific results for themselves and their teams. Known for assisting clients to

achieve results they never thought possible, Ishreen combines 25+ years experience as

an executive in global blue chip firms with academic knowledge from a London Business

School MBA and a Masters in Executive Coaching from Ashridge.

 

Business leaders work with Ishreen to achieve high performance for themselves, their

teams and their organisations.

 

Ishreen is a Director at My Business Adventure Ltd., a not for profit organisation that

enables successful, mature women at a crossroads in life to create the next chapter of

their lives so that they experience being fulfilled and inspired by who they are and what

they contribute to the world.

 

In her spare time Ishreen has established Women Engaged in Building Bridges - a

community organisation that runs conversational workshops to increase acceptance of

the similarities and differences between women of different cultures and backgrounds.

She is also a mentor for Mosaic (an organisation established by HRH Prince Charles

which supports teenage girls to develop their knowledge and skills in

entrepreneurship).

 

A new addition to Ishreen’s portfolio was being installed as a Freeman of the

Worshipful Company of Marketors in the City of London through which she provides

marketing outreach to charitable organisations and social enterprises.


Contact:
Europe11@tiaw.org

 

UK, Denmark, Italy

Tanya Hine, UK

After completing her education Tanya Hine joined the Royal Air Force including service overseas in Cyprus. In addition to her normal Supply and Accounting Branch duties she acted as interpreter for United Nations Forces, being fluent in English, German and Russian.  After many years serving in various companies as an Accountant and Financial Director, she set up her own Corporate Graphic Design business in 1994. Her experience in business management and accountancy makes her the ideal link between customers and clients. Since moving to Scotland she has made many business and trade mission visits throughout Europe. Many of these were in her capacity as President of Central Scotland Chamber of Commerce.

A position held from 1995-1997 as Director and 1997-2000 as President.

Awarded an OBE in the New Years Honours List 2010 for ‘Services to Business’, she is also an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

She became a member of The British Association of Women Entrepreneurs (BAWE) in 1995 and was made a Fellow and Vice President in 1997 and elected British National President in 2004- 2010. She was elected to serves on the Parent Association Les Femmes Chefs D’Entreprises Mondial   ( FCEM )European Task Force in October 2006 as World Vice President and served until May  2011.

Elected in 2009 to serve on the Advisory Group of the ‘Women’s National Commission’, Europe and the Commonwealth. In July 2011 she became one of 50 UK Female Entrepreneurship Ambassadors, who’s aim is to spread the word amongst female pupils and students about entrepreneurship.  She became a European Mentor in June 2012.  Served as Corporate Secretary of TIAW .October 2012 -  February 2014. Elected to the Scottish Board of the RSA in October 2010 and Elected to the Fellowship Council of the RSA July 2013. Elected to the Board of Young Enterprise Scotland  Forth Valley May 2013. Together with the European Inventors and Innovators she is now undertaking a European project on Gender Balance in economic development.

Contact: Europe5@tiaw.org

 

Western Europe


Magg
ie Berry, UK

Contact:  Europe6@tiaw.org

 

Middle East/North Africa (MENA) and Greater Arabia

 

Afghanistan   


Hassina Sherjan

Hassina Sherjan, a consummated professional with over twenty years of thorough knowledge of experience in education, business, communication and journalism, is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Aid Afghanistan for Education, Owner and Chief Executive Officer of Boumi Company, an internationally recognized woman owned hone accessory business and the only Afghan company with US Trademark. 

Coauthor of “Toughing It Out in Afghanistan”, published Feb 2011.  Published various op-eds in NY Times, Washington Post, Guardian, USA Today and more. 

Received The International Alliance for Women World of Difference Award 2012.

Received Master of Public Administration degree from Harvard Kennedy School and a Honorary Doctorate of Law degree from Queen’s University, Canada.


Contact:  MENA1@tiaw.org

 

Jordan


Dana Shuqom, Jordan

Dana S. Shuqom is the Country Director of AMIDEAST/ Jordan, and is the first country national to hold this position in the history of the organization, which started its educational and cultural operations in the region more than 60 years ago. She oversees a diverse portfolio of services that helps thousands of clients annually expand their opportunities through education and training. Since taking on this responsibility two years ago, Dana has improved efficiency of the operations by more than 50% through focusing on enhancing the customers' experiences, controlling expenses, building the capacity of staff, repositioning the organization in Jordan, building networks and relationships of cooperation with key players in the areas of education and labor, focusing on the use of social media and introducing new services and products. The portfolio of services includes training, testing, exchange programs, career planning and development, and language training.

Dana is very passionate about issues of empowerment of Arab women, and has been active in this field both on a professional level and as a volunteer. She was the creator of the Woman-to-Woman project, which provided orphaned female youths with professional and life skills training, as well as opportunities for mentorship with successful female business owners. Woman-to-Woman won the World Bank’s Youth Innovation award and funding in 2008.

Later on, as CEO of the Business and Professional Women’s Association of Amman [BPW-A], Dana focused on youth membership, and secured training and donor-subsidized membership for  females who had just graduated from university, providing them with skills and networks that contributed towards their employability, and raising membership in the association by more than 150%. She also focused on women's empowerment as manager of the Regional Economic Empowerment of Women Project.  

Contact:  MENA8@tiaw.org

 

Middle East/North Africa


Amany Asfour, Egypt

Dr. Amany Asfour graduated from the Faculty of Medicine – Cairo University and received her Masters Degree & M.D. ,Phd Degree in Pediatrics. In her academic career, she is a Lecturer of Pediatrics at the National Research Center of Egypt. She joined the private sector since she was a student at the Faculty of Medicine. Within a few years she was also able to establish a company for Medical equipments with more than 30 brands.

Her interests were not limited to establishing her private Business only but soon she realized the importance of creating an organization targeting Economic Empowerment of Women & Young  Entrepreneurship Promotion. As a result she established the Egyptian Business Women Association in 1995 with the objectives of promoting young generations of Women Entrepreneurs & giving guidance to women business owners of Small & Medium enterprises. Dr Asfour founded the Business and Professional Women of Egypt. From her belief that financial independence gives the Power of Choice & Voice, she directed her activities towards Economic Empowerment of Women, Capacity Building, Development of Human Resources and to stress on equal opportunity for girls, youth and women for education and training and promotion of Women and Youth in Science and Technology. Also, building partnerships with their colleagues.

Dr Asfour has been advocating for Economic Empowerment of Women  in Africa. She founded, The African Alliance for Women Empowerment which has focal points all over Africa and the main target is Women Empowerment and promoting economic integration among women and Youth Entrepreneurs in Africa, and  building partnerships across their colleagues from all over  the world. From her belief that regional integration is crucial, she also established the AfroArab Network for Women Empowerment building bridges and Business partnerships for South Cooperation between Africa and the Arab World. 

Contact:   MENA2@tiaw.org

 

Morocco


Manal El Attir

Contact:  MENA3@tiaw.org

 

Tunisia

NEEDED

Contact:  MENA4@tiaw.org

 

Turkey


Nuri Ozbay

Nuray Özbay received her bachelor’s degree from the department of Political Science and International Relations at Bogazici University in 2007 and her Master’s degree from the Department of International Relations at Koc University in 2009. Her graduate studies and research focused on the impact of globalization and Europeanization on the political, economic and societal transformation of the Anatolian cities. She worked as research assistant in several projects of The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey. She began her professional career in the Women Entrepreneurs Association of Turkey (KAGIDER). Between 2009-2014, she worked as the Deputy Secretary General of KAGIDER. She actively worked in International Relations Department of KAGIDER, as well as specializing in the gender equality advocacy of the association.

As of January 2014 Nuray joined the biggest research company in Turkey, Ipsos Public Affairs team as senior consultant. She is coordinating social research projects with several ministries, non-governmental organizations and public agencies.

Nuray completed “Global Women in Management and Leadership” training program of CEDPA in July 2011, in Washington DC. She is a Board Member of The Association for the Support of Women Candidates (KA.DER) and European Women’s Lobby (EWL).

Contact:   MENA5@tiaw.org

 

UAE


Christina Iaonnidis, UK

Contact:  MENA6@tiaw.org

 

Kelly Watkins, USA

Kelly Watkins, MBA, is a Thought Leader on Women’s Global Leadership Development.  Kelly has witnessed leadership from awesome to awful - all over the planet (on all 7 continents & in all 50 US states).  (www.LeadershipGlobalWomen.com)

Kelly is President of Expressive Concepts (www.KeepCustomers.com) near Louisville, Kentucky USA, which she founded in 1992.  The company helps organizations to increase effectiveness by improving employee development.  The firm specializes in highly-customized training & consulting in Professional Development, Leadership, Communication, and Customer Service.  For large corporations – Expressive Concepts “fills the gap” in existing training.  For medium companies and associations – they provide comprehensive solutions, with a focus on long-term programs (i.e., “Leadership University”), offered either live or online.

Kelly has written five books and hundreds of articles.  She is Past Chair of Global Development for the National Association of Women Business Owners.  Kelly is also Past President of the National Speakers Association/KY. 

Currently, Kelly sits on the District Export Council (approved by the US Secretary of Commerce).  She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Indiana University Kelley School of Business Alumni Association.

Kelly holds an MBA degree in Marketing and International Business and a B.S. degree with Honors in Marketing.  She has served as adjunct faculty at various colleges.  Kelly is an international speaker and has presented at hundreds of conferences and events around the world. 

Contact: MENA7@tiaw.org

 

Rachel Petero, Qatar

Empowering leaders of positive change in business and society is Rachel’s business and passion. A dynamic career spanning three continents New Zealand, United Kingdom and Middle East coupled with industry experience across Banking, Telco, Aviation, Engineering, Hospitality and Advertising provides her with a diverse global platform of networks and expertise.

Rachel designs, develops and mobilises transformational leadership and entrepreneurship programmes for her global clients. Her business model focuses on driving sustainable transformation of corporate cultures and communities through leadership development support models. Culture, corporations and communities are bought together in her strategies to develop leaders of business and society.

New Zealand Maori of Tainui descent, London city slicker for eleven years and now residing in Qatar (a country boasting the fastest growing economy and highest GDP in the world). Rachel’s strong indigenous identity combined with commercial know-how is her USP. Married to John with six nieces and nephews their families all reside in idyllic New Zealand. Raw food and green smoothie novice, sport lover and life-long learner, coach, mentor and global talent developer.

Contact:   MENA10@tiaw.org

 

 

Sub-Saharan Africa

 

Ethiopia         


Nigest Halli,  Ethiopia

Contact:  SSAfrica1@tiaw.org

 

Gambia


Carol Cunningham, USA

Carol Cunningham is a globally recognized expert in cross-cultural communications.  Carol Cunningham is President of the Cunningham Consulting a firm which focuses on supporting global growth through understanding the intricacies and impact of culture and cultural differences. For over 17 years, across five continents, she has provided consulting, training, and coaching services to multinational and global companies. 

Carol is president of the Gambia women’s Initiative. She has worked with rural women and girls groups to provide women a voice in their own development. She has trained women in income generation, leadership and decision-making skills, with the goal of dramatically improving standard of living and health. She has secured International award for Gambian leader through TIAW “World of Difference 100 Award” and $20K UN GEF small grant for the organization.

Contact:  SSAfrica9@tiaw.org

 

Kenya


Eva Muraya Koinange, Kenya

Eva Muraya is the Group CEO of Brand Strategy and Design (EA)Group Limited; a regional integrated marketing communications consultancy firm that offers various services under four main companies; BSD Limited (Brand Strategy management and Internal Brand engagement),Whiteboard Limited (Advertising), Avid PR Limited (Public Relation) and BrandQuad Africa Limited (Brand Training) . She holds over twenty years of diverse brand strategy development skill and experience having successfully managed the regional brand building programs for companies such as FedEx, The Standard Group, Block Hotels, Xerox, Vital Voices Global Partnership amongst others. She is however best known for her entrepreneurial success in building an award winning regional branded merchandise business, Color Creations Limited, which she championed since 2002. A motivational speaker and mentor in business leadership and personal branding, she has addressed many executive forums including Fortune’s Most powerful Women’s summit, the Harvard Business School (HBS) African Business Conference and TEDEX Kigali at which she variously discussed redefining the African entrepreneur. She was recently nominated by Women Inspiration and Enterprise Africa (WIE) as one of Africa’s Top 60 Most Influential Women. In October, 2008, she was a co-recipient of the inaugural Goldman Sachs Fortune Global Leadership Award. She was an award nominee at the Pan African Invent and Innovate Conference in Accra – Ghana in 2005, sponsored by the International Finance Corporation. Regionally, Color Creations Ltd was the only woman led top 10 finalist business out of 451 SME companies drawn from East and Central Africa in the 2007 Legatum Pioneers of Prosperity Business Award held in Rwanda and presided over by President Paul Kagame. Globally, Ms Muraya’s remarkable entrepreneurship skills saw her selected in 2006 by the US State Department to represent Kenya in a premier U.S. government-sponsored program dubbed the Fortune/State Department International Women Leaders Mentoring Partnership.

Eva Muraya serves on several boards both locally and internationally. She serves on the Vital Voices African Board of Advisers on the economic and education portfolio. She also serves as the Chair of Zawadi Africa Educational Program, designed to provide scholarships for needy, academically talented young women from Africa, Chairs the Kenya Association of Women Business Owners (KAWBO), Chairs the Board of the Nairobi Women’s Hospital and is a Board of Advisor for USIU’s Chandaria School of Business

Contact:  SSAfrica2@tiaw.org

 

Christine Asiko, UK

Christine Asiko is the CEO of Strive International, a UK-registered non-profit organisation that seeks to improve the educational experience of learners with dyslexia in Africa. Christine holds a Bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Nairobi and a post-graduate qualification in teaching Learners with Specific Learning Difficulties such as dyslexia from the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre, UK. Christine has been involved in education reform for over 20 years in capacities ranging from classroom teaching, facilitating workshops and forums on education and governance. She is a member of the National Curriculum Reform Steering Committee recently constituted by the Ministry of Education in Kenya. Christine is also a winner of the International Alliance for Women (TIAW) World of Difference 100 Award 2013, which recognizes women and men, whose efforts have advanced the economic empowerment of women locally, regionally or worldwide.


Contact:
SSAfrica8@tiaw.org

 

Mauritius


Patricia Day-Hookoomsing, Mauritius

Ms Patricia Day-Hookoomsing has had a long and varied career in education and training in Mauritius where she has lived since 1972. She currently runs her own training firm, CCL, and lectures at several major educational institutions on the island. A bilingual language graduate, with postgraduate professional qualifications in education, finance and entrepreneurship, her main fields of expertise include TESOL/TEFL and English for Professional Purposes, translation (English/French), entrepreneurship and gender issues. An active member of the Association Mauricienne des Femmes Chefs d’Entreprises (AMFCE) since 1999, she served as the AMFCE President for the period 2010-2011. In May 2012, she was appointed Regional Commissioner of the Femmes Chefs d’Entreprises Mondiales (FCEM) of which the AMFCE is a full member. She is also Fellow of the UK Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) and of the Mauritius Institute of Directors (MIoD). She is currently studying part-time for a PhD in Education at the University of Reading, UK. Her leisure activities include swimming, walking and visiting art galleries. Married to Professor Vinesh Hookoomsing, former Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Mauritius since 1972, she has two grown-up sons and a grandson.

Contact:  SSAfrica3@tiaw.org

 

Nigeria


Eniola Dada, Nigeria

Eniola Dada has over three decades of post graduate, multi sectoral experience spanning the Insurance/Reinsurance, Marketing, Public Relations and Corporate Communications sectors. In the past decade, she has moved into the development sector with special emphasis on gender, trade and economic empowerment issues including the girl child.

She is/has been a consultant to International Organisations such as the International Trade Centre, Geneva, GIZ, DFID and UN WOMEN and local organizations such as Women Arise and Nigerian Network for Women Export of Services among others. She is also a certified trainer with SMEDAN and is currently the Facilitator, Trade & Investment Policy Commission of the Nigeria Economic Summit Group.

Eniola was appointed the Regional Rep (Africa) for the The International Alliance for Women in (2009-2012) in recognition of her commitment to gender issues in Africa. She is a TIAW 100 World of Difference award winner and is currently a Global Ambassador. She was also a member of the Federal Government’s Vision 2020 (which articulated a blueprint for Nigeria).

In 2012, she was the Lead Consultant, Women Cross Border Trade Project which was supported by DFID Nigeria. A number of initiatives have been recorded since that landmark project.

In December, 2012 Eniola represented ECOWAS at a UNECA (United Nations Economic Commission for Africa) meeting of Gender Experts on Violence Against Women in Cross Border Trade.

She was also appointed the National Coordinator (NIGERIA) for the African Women Business Network Summit scheduled to hold in Ethiopia in 2014. In addition, Eniola is currently the GEMS4 National Consultant (Southern States) on Women Economic Empowerment and is a WISE Associate.

In May, 2014 she was invited to participate in the Experts Meeting during the Migration Dialogue for West Africa (MIDWA). Eniola is a founding member of NEW DAWN AFRICA (a development consultancy firm). She also founded the Women’s Economic Network (a network for organisations working on gender issues in the area of economic empowerment).

Contact:   SSAfrica4@tiaw.org

 

Rwanda


Dr. Shirley Randell, Australia

Professor Shirley Randell AO, PhD was educated at Perth Modern School and the Universities of Papua New Guinea, Canberra, New England and London. As a leading expert in public sector and institutional reform, gender mainstreaming and human rights in developing countries, Prof. Randell has provided specialist technical assistance to governments in the Asia Pacific Region and in Africa over the last 18 years. For the last nine years she has been working in Rwanda as a gender and education specialist and was Founding Director of the Centre for Gender, Culture and Development at the University of Rwanda. She is the author of numerous journal articles and books and is a renowned international speaker. Prof Randell was one of Australia’s 100 Inaugural Women of Influence in 2012 and one of The International Alliance for Women’s 100 World of Difference Awardees in 2013. She is the 2013 Distinguished Alumna of the University of New England Armidale, Global Ambassador- Rwanda for The International Alliance of Women, and Patron of the Australian Centre for Leadership for Women and Sunshine Foundation Australia. 

Contact:   SSAfrica7@tiaw.org

 

 

South Africa

NEEDED

Contact:  SSAfrica5@tiaw.org

 

Uganda


Rehmah Kasule, Uganda

 

Rehmah is a Chartered Marketer and a fast-track Entrepreneur running her own marketing firm, Century Marketing for 16 years. She is a Motivational Speaker, Mentor and a Certified Enterprise Development Consultant with International Trade Centre. She spearheaded the designing of the National Export Strategy - Gender Dimension to mainstream women into the export sector. She has a wealth experience in strategic planning, international trade, East African Community and regional integration, Customs Union and Protocol; also in gender mainstreaming, youth empowerment, branding, marketing communication, capacity building, mentoring, leadership and community development through Human Centred Design, Leadership for Change and Systems Thinking. She started CEDA International with the vision of “creating a new generation of women leaders” focusing on mentoring, leadership and social entrepreneurship. Her work in women empowerment was recognized at the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship hosted by President Barack Obama in Washington DC. Amanda Ellis, a gender specialist described her as “an African Light House” which is guiding the future generation.

Rehmah is an ALI/Aspen Leadership Fellow, a Synergos Senior Fellow and an alumna of the Fortune/US State Department Mentoring Program. She is an Author of a book From Gomba to the White House the journey of an African Woman Entrepreneur. Her program, the Rising Stars Mentoring Program won the US State Department Innovation Award 2010 and is impacting more than 12,000 girls in secondary schools and universities and the UniAction Program works in 8 universities to prevent Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation. She runs a Youth Engaged Program centre in Kawempe, that has equipped and skilled more 947 youth with leadership, entrepreneurship, vocational and life skills. Rehmah is a Global Ambassador and Winner of The International Alliance for Women, World of Difference 100 Awards 2011 and was named a Woman of Distinction by FAWEU for her leadership in promoting quality education for girls. She joined the Buganda Kingdom Parliament as a Representative of the Kabaka – the King of Buganda earning her the prestigious title – Owekitibwa (Honourable).

Contact:   SSAfrica6@tiaw.org

 

Halima Namakula, Uganda

Halima Namakula is a house-hold name in Africa and internationally for her beauty, talent and for her work in girls and women empowerment. Halima is Ugandan/American legendry singer and a Humanitarian, know by name, face, speech and action.

As a Musician, she has so far released five Albums, her first hit song “E’kimbeewo” released in 1999, became the number one song in Uganda for 13 weeks and was highly played in the UK Night clubs. Halima has turned a “low valued” profession into a “celebrity, top paying career” in Africa by managing, promoting and advocating policies to recognize artists as professionals. At her recording studio No-End Entertainment, she has mentored over 70 young musicians to sing, behave well, have positive values and positively impact their communities. Through music and drama, Halima has worked with several organizations to use edutainment (educating people through entertainment) to effectively communicate to communities about HIV/AIDS, Family Planning, Prevention of Malaria, Good Sanitation and Economic Development.

In 2003, Halima started Women At Work International, a Non-Government Organization with the vision of “A world free” where children and women are empowered to claim equal rights, access to health services, education, economic and socio-cultural opportunities.

Working with Program on Accessibility to health, Communication and Education (PACE) in 8 districts of Uganda, Halima spearheaded the Peer Education Program which resulted into Commercial Sex Workers moving off the street and learned basic measures of preventing HIV/AIDS, use family planning methods, got key leadership and entrepreneurship skills that have tremendously improved their livelihoods as dignified women.

Halima has developed various programs to mentor young girls including Hana Girls, a holiday camp for mentoring young women, and has supported the GO GETTERS program and the Rising Star Mentoring Program as a role model, mentor and motivational speaker.

Her latest project to empower women is the END-FISTULA PROGRAM. Virtually unheard of in developed countries, obstetric fistula (Latin for hole) is an affliction of the very poor, and is predominantly caused by neglected, obstructed labour resulting into a severe medical condition in which a hole (fistula) develops between either the rectum and vagina or between the bladder and vagina. For the last 2 years, Halima has organized funds to do national communication campaigns, lobby the government to provide budgets to health facilities and organized charity walks. These have resulted into raising awareness, reducing of fistula cases and mobilization of funds that have enabled over 400 women to be treated country-wide. 

Contact:  SSAfrica10@tiaw.org

 

The Americas – North/South/Central

Brazil


Glaucia Hartman, USA














Contact:
 Americas1@tiaw.org

 

Debora Leao, Brazil

Contact:  Americas2@tiaw.org

 

 

Canada          


Maxine Westaway, Ontario

Maxine Westaway, an entrepreneur for over 25 years has worked in over 35 countries. 1987 Ms. Westaway established an importing company importing from across Asia and wholesaling across Canada.  After creating a joint venture partnership in South Korean to meet manufacturing requirements Ms. Westaway expanded into USA markets.  In 1993 Ms. Westaway founded CEO Marketing Associates Ltd as an International Business Development firm to assist clients with business development and strategic entry into Asian markets and sold the import business.  In 1995 Mrs. Westaway created a partnership with partners in China taking on the role of Executive Vice President responsible for all business outside China.  Mrs. Westaway developed a diverse international clientele including large life insurance companies, aerospace and engineering firms, fisheries, publishers, law firms and the retail industry. 

After serving on the board of directors for The International Alliance for Women (TIAW) for a few years Ms. Westaway became President in 2001 – 2002.  Later due to her strong belief in the benefit of businesswomen’s associations, Ms. Westaway served as Executive Director May, 2004 – November, 2012.  Ms. Westaway is a past President of the Canadian Association of Women Executives and Entrepreneurs (CAWEE).

Ms. Westaway has been a speaker at a number of global conferences and events including at the annual Women Leaders Network (WLN), part of Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) since 1998 speaking on a variety of business and trade related topics.  Mrs. Westaway has also represented the Canadian private sector at SME (Small and Medium Enterprise) along with government Trade Ministerial APEC meetings.

In 2004 Ms. Westaway received the JoAnna Townsend Award in Recognition of Outstanding Support for Women’s International Business Development from the Organization of Women in International Trade Canada (OWIT).

In 2013 Ms. Westaway received the Mandy Goetze 21st Century Award at the TIAW 2014 Global Forum in Washington, DC.

Contact:  Americas3@tiaw.org

 

Caribbean

NEEDED

Contact:  Americas4@tiaw.org

 

Central America


Lisa Koss, USA

Consulting to and coaching leaders in numerous countries since 1992, Lisa’s areas of focus include the design/implementation of organizational change initiatives, leadership and team development, integrated talent management, and executive coaching.  She is known for her expertise in diverse, cross-cultural contexts where leaders want to build trust, cohere and be more effective through improved processes and skills.  She is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and a Professional Certified Coach (PCC).  She facilitates in English, Spanish and French.

Lisa’s diverse client set includes ITT, BP, Honeywell, GE, Ernst & Young, Thunderbird School of Global Management, Molex, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente, Heifer Project International, Pentair Technical Products, Clorox, Xylem, France Telecom, Bull Information Systems, TATA Consultancy Services, among others.

She has lived in France, Costa Rica, Russia, and Mexico.  Now based in the San Francisco Bay area, she is currently a doctoral student (on leave) with Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, California.  

Contact:  Americas5@tiaw.org

 

Chile, Argentina, Peru

Lisa Koss, USA

Consulting to and coaching leaders in numerous countries since 1992, Lisa’s areas of focus include the design/implementation of organizational change initiatives, leadership and team development, integrated talent management, and executive coaching.  She is known for her expertise in diverse, cross-cultural contexts where leaders want to build trust, cohere and be more effective through improved processes and skills.  She is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and a Professional Certified Coach (PCC).  She facilitates in English, Spanish and French.

Lisa’s diverse client set includes ITT, BP, Honeywell, GE, Ernst & Young, Thunderbird School of Global Management, Molex, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente, Heifer Project International, Pentair Technical Products, Clorox, Xylem, France Telecom, Bull Information Systems, TATA Consultancy Services, among others.

She has lived in France, Costa Rica, Russia, and Mexico.  Now based in the San Francisco Bay area, she is currently a doctoral student (on leave) with Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, California.  

Contact:  Americas6@tiaw.org

 

Colombia

NEEDED

Contact:  Americas7@tiaw.org

 

Mexico

Lisa Koss, USA

Consulting to and coaching leaders in numerous countries since 1992, Lisa’s areas of focus include the design/implementation of organizational change initiatives, leadership and team development, integrated talent management, and executive coaching.  She is known for her expertise in diverse, cross-cultural contexts where leaders want to build trust, cohere and be more effective through improved processes and skills.  She is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and a Professional Certified Coach (PCC).  She facilitates in English, Spanish and French.

Lisa’s diverse client set includes ITT, BP, Honeywell, GE, Ernst & Young, Thunderbird School of Global Management, Molex, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente, Heifer Project International, Pentair Technical Products, Clorox, Xylem, France Telecom, Bull Information Systems, TATA Consultancy Services, among others.

She has lived in France, Costa Rica, Russia, and Mexico.  Now based in the San Francisco Bay area, she is currently a doctoral student (on leave) with Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, California.  

Contact:  Americas8@tiaw.org

 

Griselda Quezada Chavez, USA

Contact:  Americas9@tiaw.org

 

Jazmin Chi, Russia

Jazmin is an international writer and speaker, founder of LevGrow Company, which creates tools and materials for children's education, Bricks of Knowledge Organization that gives scholarships, school supplies and education to children in Asia, Promise Publishers, an online editorial currently publishing in Chinese, Spanish and English, LevGrow Magazine which specializes in giving education to parents and some other companies. She currently serves as a Global Ambassador for Asian Countries in the International Alliance for Women (TIAW) and a Walden Global Ambassador for Walden University in the US. She travels around the world giving advice through her conferences, courses and books about Personal Development, Purpose, Passion, Dreams and Faith, and the Importance of Education. Jazmin holds a Master in Education with focus in Cultural Diversity, from Russia and a Dual Bachelor in Business Administration, from the US and Mexico. She and her little daughter live in China, which has opened its doors as a home for them. 


If you want to know more about Jazmin, please go here: 
http://sidengo.com/jazminchi


Contact:  Americas10@tiaw.org

 

Anne Freedman, USA

Anne is an international presentation coach, leadership communication expert, author, app developer and long-time promoter of what she calls “the original social media,” public speaking. As the founder and president of Speakout, Inc., she has trained and worked with thousands of executives and businesses to help overcome the fear and unease often associated with speaking before group. Anne helps her clients and their teams achieve their most ambitious business goals by developing powerful presentations and a relaxed, expert speaking style, for both external and internal challenges. Clients include multinational corporations, Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, non-profits, and community-based organizations worldwide.

Fun and interactive, Anne’s style has the ability to turn even the most tight-lipped and reluctant speakers and teams into more expressive and strategic communicators. She also works one-on-one with executives to help them create and deliver key messages, attract investors, influence opinions, and support outreach programs. Known for her dynamic and memorable speeches, workshops, panels, and training, Anne has created humorous, practical books and training manuals including Unforgettable Speeches and Sales Presentations in 8 Easy Steps. Her first app for the iPhone and iPad, WowPitch™, was recently released.  Her new four-color workbook, Say It! Own It! is due out in late summer 2014 – stay tuned! Public Speaking for the Genius, (For the Genius Press), will be published in Fall 2014.

Anne is also committed to serving her community. She is president of Miami Chapter, National Association of Women Business Owners, a member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, a founding steering committee member of the Go for the Greens Conference for Entrepreneurs, OWIT, and active in other civic and business organizations. She lives in Miami, Florida, and is the mother of a third generation entrepreneur.

Contact:   Americas11@tiaw.org

 

USA East

Anne Freedman, USA

Anne is an international presentation coach, leadership communication expert, author, app developer and long-time promoter of what she calls “the original social media,” public speaking. As the founder and president of Speakout, Inc., she has trained and worked with thousands of executives and businesses to help overcome the fear and unease often associated with speaking before group. Anne helps her clients and their teams achieve their most ambitious business goals by developing powerful presentations and a relaxed, expert speaking style, for both external and internal challenges. Clients include multinational corporations, Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, non-profits, and community-based organizations worldwide.

Fun and interactive, Anne’s style has the ability to turn even the most tight-lipped and reluctant speakers and teams into more expressive and strategic communicators. She also works one-on-one with executives to help them create and deliver key messages, attract investors, influence opinions, and support outreach programs. Known for her dynamic and memorable speeches, workshops, panels, and training, Anne has created humorous, practical books and training manuals including Unforgettable Speeches and Sales Presentations in 8 Easy Steps. Her first app for the iPhone and iPad, WowPitch™, was recently released.  Her new four-color workbook, Say It! Own It! is due out in late summer 2014 – stay tuned! Public Speaking for the Genius, (For the Genius Press), will be published in Fall 2014.

Anne is also committed to serving her community. She is president of Miami Chapter, National Association of Women Business Owners, a member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, a founding steering committee member of the Go for the Greens Conference for Entrepreneurs, OWIT, and active in other civic and business organizations. She lives in Miami, Florida, and is the mother of a third generation entrepreneur.

Contact:  Americas12@tiaw.org

 

USA West

Lisa Koss, California

Consulting to and coaching leaders in numerous countries since 1992, Lisa’s areas of focus include the design/implementation of organizational change initiatives, leadership and team development, integrated talent management, and executive coaching.  She is known for her expertise in diverse, cross-cultural contexts where leaders want to build trust, cohere and be more effective through improved processes and skills.  She is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and a Professional Certified Coach (PCC).  She facilitates in English, Spanish and French.

Lisa’s diverse client set includes ITT, BP, Honeywell, GE, Ernst & Young, Thunderbird School of Global Management, Molex, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente, Heifer Project International, Pentair Technical Products, Clorox, Xylem, France Telecom, Bull Information Systems, TATA Consultancy Services, among others.

She has lived in France, Costa Rica, Russia, and Mexico.  Now based in the San Francisco Bay area, she is currently a doctoral student (on leave) with Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, California.  

 

        Contact:  Americas13@tiaw.org

 

 

 

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