DENISE ABULAFIA, Ph.D.
shares what the future of e-learning may look like; why today's women entrepreneurs, mothers, and business owners can be hopeful about long-term educational and training opportunities; and how we release our attachment to "work/life balance".
Dr. Denise Abulafia, an Argentine-born and based social entrepreneur, received her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Miami. From there, she moved to Mexico where she spent five years combining technology, education, and science to create online learning experiences for students of all ages. After returning to Argentina in 2011, she launched Educatina.com, an online learning platform that reaches more than 6 million students monthly. She currently advises corporations worldwide on developing innovative online trainings for diverse audiences while she helps women entrepreneurs scale up their businesses in Argentina through a new program she founded. To learn more: https://www.deniseabulafia.com/
Join us in this private space online where we'll be sharing take-aways and additional tips, tools, and strategies you can use. This global community of women is supportive, collaborative, and encouraging as we each move forward on our life's journey with greater fulfillment, inner peace, and well-being.
shares timeless yoga wisdom through her framing of whole health self-care. She makes yoga accessible to all, including those who have experienced trauma and who come from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Through her practice, she invites women to deeply connect with themselves as they make the positive intention to express their full selves in the world.
Maryam Ovissi is a certified yoga therapist, the founder of the Beloved Yoga School, and the author of Care of the Whole Self: Yoga Inspired Practices for Befriending the Self. Maryam’s personal mission is to provide an opportunity for her students to have access to tools that allow for self-healing, self-empowerment, and self-realization. Maryam’s passion for helping others care for all dimensions of the self expands to embracing the creative spirit. Growing up with a father who is a renowned international modern artist immersed her in a deep reverence for the healing potential of art and creativity. To learn more: https://www.maryamovissi.com/
shares ancient wisdom that's applicable to today's women professionals around the world who are experiencing great transformation, change, and uncertainty.
Haute-couture fashion designer and brand consultant turned yoga instructor, wellness coach, herbalist/witch/alchemist, and eternal truth seeker
Farah Aljundi is a yoga instructor, wellness-in-lifestyle consultant, herbalist, and holistic designer based in the Middle East. She has followed her teachers, guides, and mentors all over the world to study the ancient sciences such as yoga, alchemy, shamanism, and herbalism. She believes that a big part of our collective evolution depends on their revival. Her practice is based on cultivating and maintaining awareness as ultimate Truth, by fine-tuning an inner connection. Farah runs her wellness studio in Jordan and leads holistic coaching programs online, founded as La Luna Experiences, a wellness brand that offers educational and transformative events and retail. To learn more: www.farahaljundi.com and www.lalunaexperiences.com
Transformational thought leader, TEDx speaker, best selling author
Ozioma Egwuonwu is an internationally celebrated speaker, strategist, scholar, and expert in Transformational Strategy and Systems Change. She is the Chief Strategic Transformation Officer of BurnBright International, which is a transformational training, coaching, and consulting company that specializes in the development and activation of exponential potential. Ozioma consults on transformational initiatives for a diverse array of clients, including governments, Fortune 100 companies, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, small businesses, and growth-oriented early-stage startups that are seeking breakthrough results. In 2012, Ozioma founded World Dream Day, which is celebrated annually on September 25th and is the first-ever global holiday dedicated to activating ideas, goals, and dreams. To learn more: https://burnbright-lifeworks.com/
shares why it's important for women to connect, both to themselves and to a community, when they are creating the new systems and structures that will move humanity forward.
Co-Founder, SADAQA; Digital Strategist; Communications Specialist
Lara is a digital media strategist, consultant, content creator, and co-founder of a non-profit, SADAQA. SADAQA empowers women, advocates for their rights, and creates a family-friendly workplace for them in Jordan. Ayoub sits on the boards of Save the Children – Jordan, and the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers of the Middle East. She’s a recognized global leader by Vital Voices and a recipient of the 2019 Goldman Sachs – Fortune Global Women Leaders Award. She currently serves as the UN75 Communications Specialist for the UN Development Coordination Office for Arab States. To learn more: http://www.sadaqajo.org/
highlights how today's women business owners and leaders are creating the systems and structures that compassionately will move humanity forward. She notes the mindset women need to thrive through uncertainty and hardship, emphasizes the care and collaboration that will fuel our future economies, and makes the business case for why women's economic empowerment and inclusion are crucial for all.
CEO and Co-Founder of WEConnect International; international speaker; entrepreneur
Elizabeth A. Vazquez is the CEO and Co-Founder of WEConnect International. She is a world leader in women's economic empowerment and global supplier diversity and inclusion. She is the co-author of the book, Buying for Impact: How to Buy from Women and Change Our World. As the head of WEConnect International, Ms. Vazquez works with corporate leaders representing over US$1 trillion in annual purchasing power and women-owned businesses based in over 100 countries across the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. She is responsible for mission delivery to identify, educate, register, and certify women's business enterprises. To learn more: https://weconnectinternational.org/en/
KRISTEN LEE, Ed.D.
talks about how today's women leaders need to show up visibly with authenticity, rest in the knowledge we are resilient beings and move forward with strength from prioritizing our self-care.
Behavioral Science Expert, Recovering Perfectionist, Award-winning Author, and TedX and International Speaker
Kristen Lee, EdD, LICSW, known as “Dr. Kris”, is the Lead Faculty for Behavioral Science at Northeastern University. She’s an internationally recognized, award-winning behavioral science professor, clinician, and author of RESET: Make the Most of Your Stress (Winner of the Next Generation Indie Book Awards Motivational Book of 2015) and Mentalligence: A New Psychology of Thinking. Dr. Kris’s research and teaching interests include individual and organizational well-being and resilience, particularly for marginalized and underserved populations. She has been featured on NPR and CBS radio, and is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and Psychology Today. To learn more: www.kristenlee.com
shares how art, in all its forms, can be both a tool and a channel through which we can access our unique creativity, inner knowings, and fresh perspective.
Art therapist; health educator; researcher; reflexologist; and laughter yoga, mindfulness, and meditation practitioner
Dr. Elva Anderson, an award-winning holistic practitioner, leads trainings, workshops, and individual sessions on mental health care, wellness, and expressive therapies. She is certified in various healing modalities such as mindfulness, meditation, reflexology, and laughter yoga. Dr. Anderson has worked with organizations like the Smithsonian Institute, the U.S. Department of the Interior, George Washington University’s Art Therapy Graduate Program, the American Art Therapy Association, Howard University, the National American Drama Therapy Association, and the American Psychological Association. Dr. Anderson has been featured on NBC and ABC, and in the Washingtonian Magazine and the Washington Post. To learn more: https://elvaanderson.com