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TERRA RENEE JUDGE REBEKAH COLEMAN BY LADY ANITA
THE BREATHING WARRIOR POWERHOUSE
GLOBAL SUMMIT 2021
A WOMAN HASSAN YOUNES AND SARIFA ALONTO-YOUNES Australian Powerhouse Couple
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CONTENTS FEATURE PGMAG INTERVIEW WITH HASSAN YOUNES AND SARIFA ALONTO-YOUNES
POWERHOUSE GLOBAL MAGAZINE (PGMAG) INTERVIEW WITH DR. MARY FALTZ
DR. MEENA SINGH KHADKA
DR. COLLEEN BATCHELDER
JUDGE REBEKAH COLEMAN
CHOOSING SMILE OVER BREATHE!
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P U B L I S H E R ' S N OT E
Lady Anita Duckworth-Bradshaw Powerhouse Global Brand Propagator
appy International Women's Day to the over 3.9 Billion women of the face of the Earth. This edition is dedicated to all the women (those hurting and those living in fulfilment). The world is a better place because of the contributions of the women. Powerhouse Global Magazines (Pgmag & pgs) is proud to be connected with so many women who are difference makers in the world. As we embrace the change taking place in the world due to the pandemic, let us remember to give a helping hand to those less fortunate.
When the leaders come together to create global opportunities for others, the world will also experience positive changes. As women are still working towards equal opportunity in the world, it's also important to keep the fire burning no matter the struggles. International women's Day celebration is indeed a special day to be grateful for the impact of women in the world. We wish the women success on their endeavours. Thank you for supporting our mission.
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HASSAN YOUNES (HY) AND SARIFA ALONTO-YOUNES (SAY) PGMAG: So good to have the two of you on today’s interview with Lady Anita. HY: Thank you for the opportunity to be in this interview. It’s a pleasure to be here. SAY: Thank you for the privilege, Lady Anita. PGMAG: You are a dual force in the world of business and education, and so many people have benefited from your services; how do the both of you manage to work so well together? 4
HY: I always believe that the best partnership in any business arrangement is between husband and wife. As husband and wife, we both have the same goals and visions for our future and for our children. We are blessed as a couple as we share the same values and ambitions. This makes it very easy and comfortable to work with one another as husband and wife in our businesses. Even if we have the strongest disagreements in terms of business decisions, we always manage to come to a common ground and make the right decision. Of course,
SAY: The best partners in business are husband and wife. I am comfortable and enjoy working together with my husband. We are both passionate with what we do together. We share the same values, vision and dreams and wecomplement with each other. We are both fortunate to have each other as we not only husband and wife but a partner in business, decision making, education and to name but a few. There are areas that my husband is good at and some areas that I excel. Wherever
I am excelling I do them and I leave the rest to my husband. Worse scenario, we hire someone to do things we are not good at so we don’t waste our time and energy. Likewise, we support and nurture each other. My husband is always my biggest supporter in whatever I do. PGMAG: Hassan, you have an interesting background (aerospace engineering). How were you able to marry your experiences as an aerospace engineer into building global successful businesses?
We are blessed as a couple as we share the same values and ambitions. This makes it very easy and comfortable to work with one another as husband and wife in our businesses.
HY: As an Aerospace
we believe that love plays a major role in any relationship.
The best partners in business are husband and wife. I am comfortable and enjoy working together with my husband. We are both passionate with what we do together. We share the same values, vision and dreams and we compliment with each other. engineer, we have to work and perform at the highest professional level on all scopes of our role. Whether it’s in meetings, engineering analysis, presentations, reporting or just simply analysing certain situations. Also being elevated to Project Manager in my engineering role, gave me the additional managerial skills and expertise to commence or star-tup our first business. So, when I started the setup of our business I was able to develop and produce an extremely accurate and factual business plans and feasibility studies that presented precise scenario of the proposed business as an ongoing concern. Being an engineer with an analytical mind has assisted 6
me in developing all of our business using accurate and precise business plans, cash flow projections and marketing analysis. I believe this is probably the secret to the successes of all our business in Australia and overseas.
PGMAG: Sarifa, you are a leading leader in the educational industry, and you have successfully brought positive change in the lives of so many around the world. As someone who is passionate about women empowerment, what are some of the steps women needed to take in
SAY: We, women, must realise our true potential that is within us. We will face obstacles and challenges along the way. Toxic relationships, poverty, lack of education, financial hardship and even orphanage. But it is our decision to change our destination. I have delved deeper in my Amazon #1 Best-Selling book, Love Your Obstacles, this topic. Also my book on leadership is about to be released this year where I write in details the steps women needed to take in order to be part of the decision makers in the world. For me, to become part of the decision makers in the world it is very important to recognise
our potentials and abilities as female leaders. Some steps are: 1. Being ambitious 2. Having a right mindset 3. Self-belief and 4. Right attitude PGMAG: Please tell us about your upcoming events. HY & SAY: We have few events coming on small and large scale. Our big project that we have coming up in 2021 is the “Authors Book Launch & Expo 2021” which is being held on 1 & 2 October. We are planning this event to be a hybrid event and streamed live on multiple media platforms. It will be an event of celebration, sharing and learning. We are also hosting a Gala awards night on the
We, women, must realise our true potential that is within us. We will face obstacles and challenges along the way. Toxic relationships, poverty, lack of education, financial hardship and even orphanage. But it is our decision to change our destination. second day with many industry awards and door prizes from our sponsors. This event will be one of its kind. We have authors from Australia, USA, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia joining us in launching their books on stage. This is
order to become part of the decision makers in the world?
an event for all authors from across the globe. Of course, we have our website that everyone can refer to for more information: authorexpo.com.au
Transformation requires and involves risk at all times. If we are not risk takers or are afraid of taking risks, then we would not able to explore our opportunities and therefore remain in our normal state.
PGMAG: How can one become a transformational leader? HY: In my keynotes and executive training that I deliver I always talk about the ten characteristics of a transformational leader. These characteristics can be acquired or learned in one’s journey in becoming a transformational leader. 1. Competency: A person can not lead if he or she lacks
the competency to influence others. 2. Visionary: In. general terms, we are indirective if we do not possess a vision or purpose. 3. Charisma: Charisma plays a major role in being able to transform followers. 4. Effective Communicator & Listener: We all know how important effective and clear communication in any relationship. 5. Aspirational & Inspirational person: We cannot transform ourselves or transform our team if we are not. 6. A Risk taker: Transformation requires and involves risk at all times. If we are not risk takers or are afraid of taking risks,
Being a transformational leader is about transforming ourselves as leaders as well as our team. SAY: One can become a transformational leader when you lead by example and create an inspiring vision. Be inspired so you can be an inspiration to others. The future of leadership is in our hand. We give birth, raise, nurture, educate, and inspire future leaders regardless of gender. We are all leaders. Some of us are naturally born leaders while others acquire the leadership skill as they walk through their journey. We pick up along the way various styles of leadership from mothers,
of being complacent as a business owner.
We need more women leaders in the future more than ever. As modern technologies are overtaking human powers, some of us are becoming obsolete. But emotional-intelligence and other soft skills can never become obsolete. fathers, friends, teachers, people around them and society...Thus our leadership styles vary. We need more women leaders in the future more than ever. As modern technologies are overtaking human powers, some of us are becoming obsolete. But emotionalintelligence and other soft skills can never become obsolete. That’s when we require Transformational leaders who could serve as an equilibrium to balance between technologies and human powers. Research indicates that most women are transformational leaders. It is in our innate the nature of caring, compassionate and nurturing. PGMAG: Hassan, please share your views on the danger
HY: In 1997, I graduated with an honours degree in Aerospace engineering from RMIT University. I secured an excellent career with the Australian Department of defence then went on to become a project Manager with Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Sounds astronomical, right? But financially, it was not. With a young family to support at that time, we were struggling to make ends meet. I wanted to achieve financial freedom and flexibility for my family, but also I wanted to become an “Entrepreneur”, actually I wanted to become an “entrepreneur” way before it was cool to be an “Entrepreneur”. So, I did the obvious, I established multiple successful businesses including a childcare centre, three travel agency, a registered training organisation, an international school in the Philippines and other businesses. PGMAG: Considering the current global challenge (covid-19), what are some of the steps needed to stay relevant in the marketplace?
then we would not able to explore our opportunities and therefore remain in our normal state. 7. An Innovator. 8. Decisive Decision Maker. 9. An Advocator: This is a characteristic that is most important. Advocating and encouraging ourselves as well as our team to progress, develop and change. 10. A Challenger: We need to constantly challenge ourselves about finding a better way, easier way. What is new and what can be acquired or learned.
HY: From my personal perspective, to stay relevant in the market place we need to constantly upgrade our knowledge & skills and always plan ahead of our current time. We need to constantly forecast how our industry is being shaped. We need to constantly understand the pain points of the clients or the market itself. So in simple steps I would always say: 1 – Elevate your knowledge through new learning 2- Upgrade your thoughts through reading and research 3 – Acquire best practices from expert thought leaders SAY: When we encounter inevitable obstacles, our mobility is impacted and can be impaired to a certain degree, thus we may need to learn to adapt to various situations. For instance, the obstacle of the COVID-19 pandemic forced everyone to social lockdown for safety and wellbeing which hinders our physical mobility that evokes mental or cognitive flexibility, honing our social networking, financial or business transactions and marketing through digital platform. I talked about this chapter in Mobility Moves Minds which I am a co-author.
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PGMAG: What are your messages for World Leaders? HY: My message to world leaders is do not let success go to your head. It starts so slowly that it’s hard to notice, but success can change anyone from good to bad. The first step is to be aware of it and not let success go to your head and ruin your leadership style, your global political relationships and the entire government agencies. As a global world leader, it is so easy to become complacent when you achieve your goals successively and successfully. But it’s also extremely dangerous. That trait could ruin your political relationships, your political
The first step is to be aware of it and not let success go to your head and ruin your leadership style, your global political relationships and the entire government agencies.
SAY: Quality education is the solution for social, political and economic challenges globally. Today, the world demands moments where the power of women’s leadership must be acknowledged. Women must be educated and recognised to illuminate the world in their unique way. We all have the responsibility and the capacity to stand in our power, embrace our vulnerabilities and amplify our strengths in our approach to empower future generations of women through education. PGMAG: Finally, what would you each say to your younger selves? HY: My message to my younger self is this: “Stay on track you will achieve all your goals and become a highly successful global personality and influencer” SAY: You are born with a purpose and to serve humanity. PGMAG: It has been an absolute pleasure to have
career or profession, and you may not even be able to see yourself clearly. In plain English to world leaders who may read this be aware of complacency as a world leader. It is simple Complacency kills™.
interviewed both of you today - thank you!
HY: Thank you Anita for the opportunity to be interviewed on this great magazine. We trust that we have provided great value and insight to your audience.
SAY: It’s an honour to be interviewed and to be sharing our journey to all of you. I hope one day that women realise how powerful we are so we no longer have to worry of women empowerment.
SAY: https://www.sarifayounes.com https://www.facebook.com/ sarifaalontoyounes https://www.linkedin. com/in/sarifa-alontoyounes-455060116/ https://www.youtube.com/ SarifaAlontoYounes https://www.sarifayounes.com/ blog-1 http://Authorexpo.com.au
PGMAG: Please share your links with us. HY: https://hassanyounes.com
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DR. MARY FALTZ (DMF) PGMAG: Dr. Mary, welcome to today’s interview with Lady Anita. DMF: Thank you for having me, it is lovely meeting you. PGMAG: Please briefly introduce yourself. DMF: I am an accidental author, a clinical research scientist, a pharmacist and a single mother of 4. I was born in Dubai, grew up in Luxembourg, lived in Brighton for 11 years and returned to Luxembourg 9 years ago. I am the second born and eldest daughter in a family of 6 children. I put my own father in prison after 16 horrid years of sexual abuse. Facing my own mortality following a diagnosis of a rare and aggressive cancer at the age of 37, I unexpectedly wrote a book that will certainly empower others facing any adversity life throws at them. It is a powerful testimony of human resilience in the face of life’s cruel punches. Cancer made me want to shout and have a voice that is going to be heard, loud and clear. I am determined to raise awareness of childhood sexual abuse. No child should have to endure the horrible years of pain, shame and guilt that I had to go through. I will make my voice heard for all those who can’t, for all those who have been silenced by fear. Currently, still in chemotherapy until May, I am very grateful to have received the news that I am now cancer free.
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PGMAG: With all you have been through and still going through, how do you manage to stay positive? DMF: Throughout the years, I have sharpened my survival tools in order to get through heavy adversities and rebound time and time again. The positive mindset is definitely a big factor that allows me to remain pragmatic when solving an issue despite the huge emotional burden. One should look for that little positive in the overall negative that will become the main driving force to make it through the turbulence. Nevertheless,
The ultimate aim is to not let these negative feelings take over and flood our minds, preventing us from moving forward. Once the initial shock is absorbed, one needs to start being pro-active and rationally tackle the issue. I surround myself with positivity and reject pity, which has no added value other than preventing me from moving forward. Whenever I have self-doubts of not safely getting through the current storm, I am fortunate to have David by my side to reassure me that all will be well. I remind myself with motivational notes on my mirror that I am worthy and can overcome any struggle if I believe I can. I smile at myself in the mirror even when I don’t feel like it as this sends a signal to my brain that ‘all is well’ even when it is not. I consciously watch funny movies and stand-up comedy in order to constantly boost my immune system. With so much strength and love given to me by my children, David and his children, I manage to push through the heavy storm, regardless of any pain I may be
experiencing. PGMAG: If you knew what you know now, what would you do differently? DMF: I would definitely put myself first. I would never run on an empty tank again with my body and mind totally disconnected from each other. I would remind myself that I must look after myself in order to be the fittest mother for my children. I would be kinder to myself and stop putting pressure on myself in order to adhere to society’s definition of happiness. Gratitude comes with struggles and the more you have to overcome in life, the more you will appreciate the little things that make it all worthwhile. PGMAG: Please tell us about your new book. DMF: My book Cruelly Betrayed was written by accident. Upon waking up following a long and complicated surgery, only to learn that my cancer had spread, I was overcome by overwhelming fear. Facing my own mortality, I started typing on my hospital bed. The original aim was to leave my truth in a tangible form with my children in case the cancer
The ultimate aim is to not let these negative feelings take over and flood our minds, preventing us from moving forward. Once the initial shock is absorbed, one needs to start being pro-active and rationally tackle the issue. wins, and I am not fortunate enough to watch them grow. Effortlessly typing page after page made me realise that a big chapter of my life was not over yet and that I had a lot to say which until then, I was not aware of. These pages have created themselves within 8 weeks during chemo- and radiotherapy. Cancer is only one chapter and without cancer, the other chapters could never have been written. The book was typed in the middle of a still, ongoing heavy storm making it very authentic as feelings of fear, pain, sadness, anger, love and determination are clearly felt in live action within the pages. It is my first draft, and the reader will be immersed in my intimate diary. Cruelly Betrayed will empower people facing
we should welcome the feelings of sadness, anger and pain as they have their valid place when the emotional trauma is too big to handle in the beginning.
any sort of adversity and aims to raise awareness of a heavy taboo topic, that is childhood sexual abuse. The official book launch is on 15th March 2021. PGMAG: As a woman, what is your message for those who are struggling with low selfesteem? DMF: Low self-esteem often stems from the unhealthy foundations that were set way back in our childhood. These foundations are the baseline that will determine who we become many decades later. Our personality, our life choices, our self-image and the way we present ourselves to the world are all influenced by that same baseline. My message to those struggling with low self-esteem would be to dig into the past in order to understand where these feelings of low self-worth are originating from. It is important to be aware of the source of the issue in order to be able to create change. I would then suggest taking a pen and paper and write a letter to yourself. Consciously challenging the negative beliefs about yourself such as ‘I am not smart, pretty, good enough’ on paper is very powerful. By trying to rationally justify these beliefs will give you an insight
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No matter the nature of the issue, be it political, environmental, social, economic or medical, world leaders should regularly involve the input from their people. The best ideas come from the most unlikely citizens. on how real they truly are. You can then list positive aspects about yourself and stick them to your mirror as a daily reminder that you are worthy. Surround yourself with people who appreciate you and push you forward with positivity and spend less time with those that tend to bring you down, consciously or unconsciously. Try and say ‘NO’. The more you practise it, the easier it will become to be assertive when putting your needs first before other people’s feelings. PGMAG: What are the top three books that change your life? DMF: I may not be your typical author as I am not a bookworm. I rarely get the time to read and if I am honest, the books that I recall reading are children’s
books at bedtime. One of them, being my absolute favourite is Mon Amour by Astrid Desbordes. If I had to choose two more that have impacted my life then I’d list Get your Sh!t together by Sarah Knight and STEP – The Parent’s handbook by Don Dinkmeyer Sr and Jr and Gary McKay. PGMAG: What is your message for world leaders? DMF: No matter the nature of the issue, be it political, environmental, social, economic or medical, world leaders should regularly involve the input from their people. The best ideas come from the most unlikely citizens. When tackling a particular issue, the governments should brainstorm with people from various social classes, genders, ages and backgrounds in order to elicit ‘out of the box’ thinking. The leaders may be positively surprised about the unexpected, yet very smart ideas aimed at approaching the complicated issue. PGMAG: What are some of the important steps to being a changemaker in the world? DMF: I believe that each one of us can be a changemaker. Whether the personal
PGMAG: Finally, what would you say to your younger self? DMF: I would definitely tell my younger self to give herself some slack. She should simply be herself, love herself and practise self-care on a daily basis. She is worthy. I would tell her to stop trying to prove
contribution is large or on the lighter side, if we all work together to create change then the overall impact will be extremely powerful. Let’s take ‘childhood sexual abuse’ as an example as it is a topic that is very close to my heart. Prevention can only happen if we all work together by educating and raising awareness of this very common taboo social issue. One person alone trying to do good can have the best ideas aimed at solving a specific issue but if he or she is not supported by the masses then even the best solution to a social problem will be futile.
herself all the time in order to be accepted. She should stand for what she believes in, regardless of the repercussions. She should not succumb to the pressure of society by conforming to its rigid expectations. She is allowed to have an opinion and voice it. With regards to what my younger self has had to endure over the decades, I would tell her that I am immensely proud of her for safely getting through the terrible storm and rising against all odds. PGMAG: It has been an absolute pleasure to have you as my guest – much appreciated!
DMF: Thank you again for having me Lady Anita, it was a pleasure talking to you. PGMAG: Please share your links with us. DMF: My book Cruelly Betrayed will be published on the 15th March 2021 and can be purchased through the general book trade, Amazon and on www.maryfaltz.com Facebook: https://www. facebook.com/Dr-MaryFaltz-103352495019367/ Instagram: dr_mary_faltz Youtube: https://youtu.be/ jjtwPDx9GE0
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DR. COLLEEN BATCHELDER (DCB) PGMAG: Dr. Colleen, welcome to today’s interview. DCB: Thank you so much! It’s an honor to be a part of the incredible work that you are doing. PGMAG: Please briefly introduce yourself to our readers. DCB: I'm a diversity and inclusion consultant and leadership strategist, executive coach, and keynote speaker passionate about creating companies where Millennials want to work. For over 20 years, I've presented talks on generational differences, racial justice, LGBTQIA+ inclusion, and the necessity for intergenerational education within corporate, non-profit, and government sectors. I was named an emerging leader under 40 by the NYC Mayor's Center for Faith and Community Partnership, presented my PechaKucha on diversity and inclusion at Oxford University, and was a consultant for Thrivent and numerous non-profits and corporations. I've had the privilege of being published in Entrepreneur, MSN, Lifehack.org, Thrive Global, She Owns It, InClub Magazine, and The Good Men Project. I've been featured in QARA, 30 Days of Hope, Andy's Pandemic Podcast, I’ll Go First, Repurposed, and Unconventional Leaders.
PGMAG: How can we change the directions of our lives as leaders, in order to become more valuable in the marketplace? DCB: Great question! This year has forced me to pivot in so many ways. And it’s been the greatest blessing for my business. Before this pandemic, I had my five-year plan written in stone. I was all set to move to Manhattan, teach in academia, and continue with my non-profit work in the city. However, life did not go according to plan. If anything, life took my plans and placed me on a completely different path. It's been a year, and every goal that I mentioned
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year plan or hire more staff, ask
Nothing on my list came to
your base to provide feedback.
fruition, not even moving to
Then, work to create a solution
Manhattan. Covid-19 changed
that fits their specific needs.
everything and I’m so glad that
Remember, you can’t lead by
it redirected my path.
giving answers to questions that no one is asking. If you
I'm a diversity and inclusion consultant and leadership strategist, executive coach, and keynote speaker passionate about creating companies where Millennials want to work.
All of us have been forced to
want to be valuable–show your
pivot in different ways this past
audience that they are valued.
year. It hasn’t always been easy, but it’s forced us to take a step back, revaluate our habits, and question our course of action. If you want to become more valuable in the marketplace, it starts by listening to the needs of your audience. This is the perfect time to survey your customers and understand their needs. Before you create a five-
PGMAG: Considering the current global challenge (Covid-19), what are the steps needed to repair past mistakes, and create a better future for ourselves and for those we lead? DCB: The current global crisis has forced many countries to close their borders, while at the
above has been replaced.
same time, question their global
the corporate culture.
responsibility. Each country has faced the same devastations. We’ve all buried loved ones, lost jobs, faced isolation, and feared the future. Even now, we’re all praying for the same outcome: survival. Now, more than ever, is the perfect time to be introspective, receptive, and ready to change. This moment in history is impacting
According to Hartford Business,
I’ve always worked in male-dominated jobs and been one of the only women in the room. In many ways, being outnumbered forced me to have a voice, stand up for my ideas, and sit at the table, regardless if I was invited.
all nations, races, cultures, languages, and religions. If we want to move forward and find hope after this devastation, we need to find ways to own up to our discrimination. After all, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said it best, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Right now, we are all facing the injustice of a
“By 2025, Millennials will dominate the workforce, making up 75% of the labor force.” Millennials expect equality, diversity, and inclusion to be central to corporate operation. They also expect lateral leadership, team-oriented structures, and a marriage of business and community
forward without assumption. If we want to repair past mistakes and create a better future for ourselves and those we lead, we need to marry our ideologies with implementation. PGMAG: As a global influencer, what could be done to address the issue around ‘generational differences?’
pandemic. However, not all of
mindfulness. Now, in contrast, if you look at previous generations, especially Generation X and Baby Boomers, you’ll find a preference for isolation within their work environments, hierarchical leadership structures, and strong separation between vocation and personal life.
us are facing it in the same way.
DCB: Thank you for this
For many, injustice will persist
One of the most significant
after the last vaccine is given.
differences have the ability
things that business leaders
We need to continue to shift
to create change or create
can do when addressing
our mindset and change our
barriers to change. This is why,
generational differences, is to
mission. It’s not enough to
it is imperative that companies
create spaces of dialogue. If
patch things up, we need better
take the time to develop open
you’re a Generation X or Baby
and honest dialogue around
Boomer manager, schedule
the topic of generational
time each week to converse
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dissonance. Especially, when
with your team members over
and make amends. We need
certain generations are moving
coffee or Zoom. By taking the
to figure out how to move
up in management and shaping
time to know your employees,
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you gain the insight into what needs to change. Generational difference is a global issue. But just because it’s a global phenomenon does not mean that there’s a onesize-fits-all solution. It takes time to figure out what will work best for your company. However, if you’re willing to lean in, listen, and ask questions of your Millennial and Generation Z employees, you’ll be able to figure out the next steps to bring your company to the next level. PGMAG: As a woman, what would you suggest to those who are struggling with low self-esteem?
self and lead from a place of
support group. The next thing
I would suggest is to lose the word perfection from your
My advice for those struggling
DCB: It’s funny, I’ve always
with low self-esteem would
worked in male-dominated
be to surround yourself with
I can’t tell you how many times
jobs and been one of the only
people who are for you and
I would feel stuck because I
women in the room. In many
supportive of your goals. You
was caught in the trap of trying
ways, being outnumbered
need people in your life that
to be perfect. When Covid-19
forced me to have a voice,
know you and can encourage
hit, I realized I had two choices:
stand up for my ideas, and sit
you to be 100 percent yourself
1) I could be deterred by
at the table, regardless if I was
without apology. I’m lucky to
have some incredible friends,
2) I could choose progress.
both male and female, who It hasn’t always been easy.
push me to own my voice and
I choose the latter and I never
But when I look back, I realize
follow my dreams.
females in the room forced me
So, the first thing I would
If you’re struggling with low
to develop a strong sense of
recommend is to find a strong
self-esteem, revaluate your
that being one of the only
friend group and rethink your
DCB: I love this question,
idea of success. When you
because 9/10 times I have
make the conscience choice
felt like giving up. Even now,
to remove yourself from toxicity and embrace your goals without getting tripped up by perfection, you’ll find your voice and you lead with confidence. PGMAG: What were the top three books that changed your life? DCB: 1) Searching for Sunday, by Rachel Held Evans 2) Lean In, by Sheryl Sandberg 3) True Inclusion, by Brandan Robertson PGMAG: What is your message for world leaders? DCB: Listen, lean in, and take on the stance of a student. If you’re willing to learn something new, then you’ll succeed regardless of the changes that occur in your future. Remember, when your mission is to help people, you have to be willing to adapt your tactics to accomplish your goals. So, be ready to pivot your mindset and your business goals daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annually.
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I have many dreams and goals for myself this year and in the future. But my greatest goal is that I live my life without apology, be 100 percent present with people, and embrace the adventures along the way.
I sometimes look at my task list and feel overwhelmed. I’ve learned to embrace these moments and remember the why behind my mission–I concentrate on the faces. Each action that I take is a response to hearing someone’s story. When I feel like giving up, I lean in, listen, and remember that my mission is to create conversations of hope and
PGMAG: What are some of the opportunities you seek for as a leader?
DCB: I seek to always learn. If I
and remind myself that I need
remain in a place of teachability, I know that I’ll be able to write, consult, and speak solutions,
I don’t get bogged down by the volume of chores. I step back to write, speak, and consult so that the world can enter into conversation and become
spaces of equality, diversity,
I have many dreams and goals
because I have hope for the
for myself this year and in the future. But my greatest goal is that I live my life without apology, be 100 percent present with people, and embrace the adventures along the way.
and inclusion. I continue future and frustration with the present. PGMAG: Finally, what would you say to your younger self? DCB: If I could go back in time, I would tell myself, “Your
PGMAG: A lot of people give up on their mission at the slightest challenge life throws at them. What are some of the
life will look nothing like you
steps to achieving set goals?
When I was in high school, I
planned and that’s a good thing.”
develop companies where
and belting my heart out.
Millennials want to work.
dreamt of being on Broadway I loved the feeling of my stomach rising to my throat when the curtain came up and the joy of seeing an audience be transported after the first
PGMAG: Thank you so very much for granting us this opportunity to interview you.
DCB: It was my pleasure. Thank
I might not have ended up in
that you are doing through
the theatre, but I found the same joy in what I do now. There’s no better feeling than seeing a client’s eyes open to their own bias, aiding them with the tools to change, and watching them create workplace environments that are safe spaces for all. In many ways, I help businesses create their own stages. I work with them to tear down their old sets, create a new production, and collaborate with their fellow cast members to put on the show–I help them
you for the wonderful work
If I could go back in time, I would tell myself, “Your life will look nothing like you planned and that’s a good thing.”
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HANA ESSELINK (HE) PGMAG: Hana, welcome to today’s interview with Lady Anita. HE: Thanks Anita, it’s great to be interviewed for an international audience, I appreciate the opportunity! PGMAG: Please briefly introduce yourself. HE: My name is Hana Esselink, I’m based in London in the UK and I am a spiritual and intuitive teacher and an Intuitive Soul Mentor. I use my clairvoyant skills, a gift I’ve had since I was 7-years-old, to help people unblock their challenges and move forwards in their lives with confidence. I’m also an author and I have a background in Public Relations and Communications for 18 years. PGMAG: As an intuitive and Spiritual mentor, what would you suggest to someone who is struggling to deal with past trauma? HE: I think a lot of people struggle with trauma on some
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My readings and sessions help people to understand and start to heal any negative programming, including traumas, which are not serving them. This gives them clarity, saves time and brings more focus and purpose into their lives. I love empowering people to be the best version of themselves and to help others achieve their goals around them too. As people release their pain or trauma, they obviously grow into their true self. PGMAG: If you knew what you know now, what would you do differently? HE: I wouldn’t waste my time with people who aren’t right for me, although there is always a lesson in that too! Time is a gift and really precious and one thing I’ve realised, is that it flies by way too quickly. Happy memories and love are so
The Vanishing Café is a novel that was published a couple of years ago. It’s about a fictional café in Soho, London that is a mystical place. The café has an intriguing mix of quirky ‘regulars’ that help shape the beliefs and personality of Nina the narrator, after the death of her beloved grandmother. important, a lot of people have really learnt to remember those good times during lockdown. PGMAG: Please tell us about your book (The Vanishing Café). HE: The Vanishing Café is a novel that was published a couple of years ago. It’s about a fictional café in Soho, London that is a mystical place. The café has an intriguing mix of quirky ‘regulars’ that help shape the beliefs and personality of Nina the narrator, after the death of her beloved grandmother. Searching for answers beyond death, in the café Nina meets
people who open her eyes to the world and to the worlds behind the world. After much soul searching, Nina finally finds the answers to difficult questions amidst the array of cafe goers, including the philosophical James, the enigmatic Buddhist Eric and the temperamental Brazilian cafe owner, Davla. Their personal stories help Nina in her search for the 'truth' as she embarks on a magical journey through her imagination, brought to life in the café. Her questions about faith, life and death, mingled with the stories of everyday losses and joys, stir the café to provide answers in very unusual ways. But when Nina returns to the café after a five year absence, she finds that it has closed down. The question remains whether the cafés’ red canopy truly shaded a doorway to higher consciousness or had it all just been her imagination? PGMAG: As a woman, what is your message for those who are struggling with low selfesteem? HE: Everyone can struggle with low self esteem from time to time, even the strongest
level, except maybe some aren’t aware of it. Once you start to develop self-awareness, your journey becomes one of healing and trusting the Universe/God, having more faith in yourself and your environment. This can take time and can be challenging, but ultimately it’s great to heal yourself and help others too, if you can.
people. The important thing is not to stay stuck in that place and recognise low self esteem for what it is, which is basically a place of continuing to be stuck for whatever reasons, not fulfilling your potential or moving on. It can be very challenging to come out of that place, as low self esteem can cripple you and make you feel like you will never change. I would say never give up, there is always hope and faith. For those of you who believe in the power of prayer, which is energetically a very high vibration and it doesn’t have to be religious either, pray for the right people or situations to show up in your life. Also keep looking for the answer, there will be one. I come from a traumatic childhood in West London, and I had to learn how to heal myself through therapy and understand myself a lot better. This was a lonely process, yet all that healing has proven invaluable and has given me lots of positive experiences. There are many layers to us and it can take time, so be patient with yourself and kind too. I know how my clients feel because I’ve been there. PGMAG: What are the top three books that changed your
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life? HE: I’ve read a lot and there are some great books I can recommend. I absolutely loved Ben Okri’s The Famished Road, I read that years ago and the descriptions of poverty and spirituality in the book are amazing, I remember crying at parts of it. Many people didn’t like the book, but it was a game changer for me because it showed two very different realms. I also liked The Power and The Glory by Graham Greene, which is about a worldly priest, ‘the whisky priest’ on the run from persecution of clergymen in Mexico. As his own situation becomes worse whilst he is on the run, he begins to really cultivate compassion and humanity and understand what that means more than ever before. The third book is Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman, which I read when I was much younger and loved instantly. It’s sold millions and rightly so! It’s the story of a man who meets an old man called Socrates at a gas station, and his life is changed forever. Essentially, it’s about his awakening into spirituality and travelling into realms of
light and our own shadow and overcoming the limitations of the mind. There are many more books I could recommend, but these will do for now! PGMAG: What is your message for world leaders? HE: I’m not sure that I specifically have a message for world leaders. Maybe something like listen more to the people, be fair to people and cultivate compassion and humanity more, it’s really needed at the moment. Also, to really help out with the mental health issue, which is huge world-wide challenge and has risen significantly more during lockdown. What practical measures can world leaders take to really educate communities and people and help them to feel happier and more fulfilled in their own lives? I realise this is a huge issue, but it does need to be tackled now more than ever before. PGMAG: What are some of the things people look for when they engage in your services? HE: People come to me because they feel stuck in an area of life, such as
I come from a traumatic childhood in West London, and I had to learn how to heal myself through therapy and understand myself a lot better. This was a lonely process, yet all that healing has proven invaluable and has given me lots of positive experiences.
relationships and love, finances, career or emotionally. They want to move on and either heal what is keeping them stuck, or remove the challenge in one way or another. Emotions are a big deal and I love helping people to untangle their emotions and move forwards to lead lives that are more fulfilling. My readings are great at picking up the challenges people have clairvoyantly, and the one to one sessions enlarge on this process and help people who are feeling isolated, lost in themselves and their direction in life and who blame themselves for a number of things. This is surprisingly common. I help people (mostly
women) identify the blocks that they are experiencing and give them the tools to overcome it. This includes everything from how the past or present is affecting them from making money, to understanding their relationships and themselves better and other challenges too.
Also, people want to grow spiritually and are looking for ways of protecting and maintaining their own energy daily. It’s amazing how a lot of what we think are our own thought processes are actually the thought forms and systems of our other people –
Sadly, many women are still much more underpaid and underrated than their male counterparts. However, this is slowly changing. Many women are confident now more than ever before, entrepreneurial and believe in themselves and their own businesses as a way forward. the future and now!
such as loved ones, spouses, cultural systems and so much more. Once someone knows how to separate that and be themselves, they are often much happier and start to follow their true path.
PGMAG: International women’s day is finally here. As a leader and a woman, what do you think are the roles of women in shaping the future of business? HE: Women are essential in the role of shaping businesses in
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Sadly, many women are still much more underpaid and under-rated than their male counterparts. However, this is slowly changing. Many women are confident now more than ever before, entrepreneurial and believe in themselves and their own businesses as a way forward. Lockdown has taught many of us to think differently, reflect deeper, talk to your Soul, so to speak. That’s when the true way forward can present itself. So don’t be afraid to follow that path. As a visionary, I would say never give up. Sometimes it’s a real challenge, especially during
PGMAG: Finally, what would you say to your younger self? HE: I would say a lot! Such as find a way to deal with your anger, be patient and kind to yourself, don’t burn all your bridges – that was a big one! Also, accept yourself for who you are, including the parts you don’t like. We are like that for a reason, find out what the reason is and then work on it, to heal, to clear, to let go and forgive, to love more or to transform. Everything happens in it’s own time though, nothing can be forced and maybe my younger self wouldn’t have understood all this at that time! PGMAG: It has been an absolute pleasure to have you as my guest – much appreciated!
I would say a lot! Such as find a way to deal with your anger, be patient and kind to yourself, don’t burn all your bridges – that was a big one! Also, accept yourself for who you are, including the parts you don’t like. We are like that for a reason, find out what the reason is and then work on it, to heal, to clear, to let go and forgive, to love more or to transform. HE: Thanks Anita, it’s been great to be interviewed. PGMAG: Please share your links with us.
inspiringmypath.com and you can email me directly at Hana@ inspiringmypath.com I’m also on LinkedIn and Twitter as my own name, Hana Esselink, so you can find me there. I have also started a Facebook Community Page called Elevate Your Inner Self during lockdown and it is now helping a lot of people. It’s a free mastermind group, an awesome community of spiritually minded people, where I share tons of great content, such as guided meditations, that I write myself. Also live interviews with other spiritual leaders and my top tips for cleansing negative energy an achieving other spiritual goals. If anybody would like to join, the link is www.facebook.com/groups/ elevateyourinnerself
HE: You can visit my website and book in for a reading or a one to one Soul Mentoring session at www.
these times, to believe that things can lift off the ground. Yet there is always a way, so just keep trying!
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TERRA RENEE (TR)
PGMAG: Terra, welcome to today’s interview with Lady Anita. TR: Hello and Thank you very much for having me, it is a true pleasure to be with Lady Anita! PGMAG: Please briefly introduce yourself to our readers. TR: I am the Founder and President of African American Women In Cinema. PGMAG: As a woman in leadership position, what could be done to encourage more women to get on the leader board in the marketplace?
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TR: It would require those who are in the position of Power to create opportunities for those who are following in their footsteps. PGMAG: What is your message for world leaders? TR: Look out for those who are coming up in the market place. Lend your support, be the bridge. By doing so, could only enrich your Legacy further. PGMAG: Please tell us about your involvement in other projects such as being a judge and …
PGMAG: Tell us more about African Women In Cinema Organisation (AAWIC). TR: African American Women In Cinema (AAWIC) organization is a US, nonprofit organization that serves as a continuous support for the vibrant work of women filmmakers of color for the past several decades. AAWIC provides a platform showcasing the aligning experienced and novice filmmakers, directors, producers, screenwriters and/ or actors. Our mission is to expand, explore and create business opportunities for minority women filmmakers throughout the entertainment industry. It is the goal of AAWIC to give artistic women a path to fulfilling their dreams through showcasing their talents, exposure to peers’ interaction, and mentoring by established professionals.
Presently, we have several programs that we are doing. The first is our Monthly AAWIC Educational Series, featuring industry professionals giving unique insight to the attendees chosen profession and the second program is our “Honey Bee campaign.” The Honey Bee campaign gives a million people globally an opportunity to be a “Mover and Shaker” in our organization by donating $1.00 (USD). The support will assist with additional opportunities for women of color filmmakers to have their talent seen and their voices heard, in addition it will provide a learning pathway for our next generation of story tellers (young girl filmmakers).
Look out for those who are coming up in the market place. Lend your support, be the bridge. By doing so, could only enrich your Legacy further. TR: I set a schedule and always list what is high priority first and I also include down time. PGMAG: What would you say to your younger self? TR: “Keep going, you’re on the Right Track!”
PGMAG: What would you say were your biggest motivation to succeed in life?
PGMAG: Thank you for sharing your time with us today.
TR: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He still continues to be a tremendous motivation in my life for “inspiration and perseverance.”
TR: Thank you so much for having me, it was truly an honor to be here!
PGMAG: If you knew what you know now, what would you do differently? TR: I would not have panicked!
PGMAG: Please share your links with us. TR: www.aawic.org www.facebook.com/ AAWICINTERNATIONAL www.twitter.com/AAWIC Instagram: AAWIC__
PGMAG: How do you create work/life balance?
TR: I was selected to judge for the US, Emmy Awards and the Student Academy Awards. It was such an honor being able to view all the great work out there. In addition, I have just Executive Produced two documentaries. The first one is called, “What’s in a Name: The Alfredo Versace Story,” and the second one is call, “The Legendary Marion Williams.”
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DR. MEENA SINGH KHADKA
Dr. Meena Singh Khadka, is an educator, women’s rights activist, social worker and an advocate for global women empowerment who has been working tirelessly for over four decades, to bring about positive change to countless lives through her actions to promote women leadership and solidarity. She has been actively involved in various women’s and importantly education projects across the globe, from Japan to the United States, India, DR Congo, and her homeland of Nepal where she is currently involved in a nation wide women's education project alongside leading her women initiatives in community building and promoting women leaders in society. For much of her
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professional career, she was involved in teaching and researching in some of the most prestigious universities and academic circles around the world, yet her true passion was always in serving her community in Nepal and especially combating the patriarchy, and the limits placed on women, by expanding new horizons for opportunities and women led projects, in education, healthcare, community building and women rights. Dr. Meena is a firm believer, in the fact that women rights are universal human rights and thus, women have to lead in society to safeguard not only their futures and lives, but ensure the
In the various Himalayan villages of Nepal, where she is most active and believes that her expertise and work ethic is most needed, she transitions from Dr. Meena to, the astute Meena Didi- or, Dear Sister Meena. A figure and name to relate to for many rural women as a pillar of community leadership someone who can tackle the local patriarchy which is so prevalent in these communities and give a voice to these underprivileged women, Meena Didi is truly an inspiration for many most importantly through her ability to achieve much with very little. Throughout her years of service to humanity, she has never relied on any corporate office space or big funding to carry out her
projects but instead relies on her vast network of grassroot organizations and local women leadership nurtured over the years through her unrelenting work to uplift the women of Nepal. Dr. Meena Singh Khadka has been involved in many educational projects including an early project that focused on teaching many illiterate people how to exemplify their identity and validate it in a way, many of them had never experienced before- they learnt how to write their own names. As a firm believer in women's education her belief that an educated woman not only educates herself but her entire family, and in building blockways her entire community Dr. Meena has also organized many women led projects that focus on children's education and scholarship programs that allow for greater social mobility amongst the peoples of the rural communities of Nepal. She has also successfully led major teacher training programs across Nepal, in an effort to modernize their teaching standards and promote effective communication and actions between teachers and students in classrooms. Her works have touched the lives of
Amongst one of her many social achievements has been the successful implementation of braille learning, for many visually impaired women in rural Nepal, many of whom have successfully completed now their graduate and post graduate (PHD) programs in multiple fields. many children and orphans in the rural communities of Nepal, as well as the Urban centers of Kathmandu and Pokhara, many street children of whom have benefited from her women led education programs. Amongst one of her many social achievements has been the successful implementation of braille learning, for many visually impaired women in rural Nepal, many of whom have successfully completed now their graduate and post graduate (PHD) programs in multiple fields. She has continued most of her works through minimal funding and her own initiatives.
holistic growth of society in a positive manner. For women, to truly lead in society however, education is a must thus, Dr. Meena has dedicated her life to empowering women through education and learning in various fields which pertain not only to academia, but most importantly skill building and vocational education to provide real life skills for women especially in rural communities to earn and make an economic mark in their local societal structures.
Dr. Meena Singh Khadka is currently involved with her largest and most efficient project till date focused on Adult Women Education, throughout multiple districts and communities around rural Nepal. Titled, “Meena Didi Women Literacy Class” these classes which are led all by women leaders in the various communities of the Himalayas focus on empowering women not only through basic education and literacy skill training but also provide a mandate for economic upliftment for women who can now trade with local markets for their indigenous products and grow the communal industry complex. Nepal, is one of the countries with highest proportion of people working in foreign countries providing the nation with much needed remittance income however the cost has been that all of the skilled human power has been diverted, and hence, many illiterate and impoverished women of Nepal were thrust into new positions of leadership that they were not accustomed to and lacked the skills to lead their communities. Thus, to counter this grave problem and safeguard these rural societies, Dr. Meena launched her literacy program
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Dr. Meena Singh Khadka is currently involved with her largest and most efficient project till date focused on Adult Women Education, throughout multiple districts and communities around rural Nepal. which now operates alongside a vast network of grassroots workers, activists and teachers who not only help uplift the education quality available to these communities but take an active role in conducting healthcare classes, disaster and risk management skills and most importantly organizing the women into a force of good. For perhaps, the first time in her decades long self initiated campaign to empower women, and since the project and network has expanded so much that Dr. Meena Singh Khadka has been seeking global help to bring more awareness to this issue of true women empowerment and expand/continue her projects on a scale that would bring positive changes to the lives of countless communities
throughout the Himalayas of Nepal. Her programs need funding and most importantly now the literacy projects have been successfully implemented over such a vast landscape that a centralized center of operations for the women leadership is now imperative. Dr. Meena is not only an icon for women in this part of the world but even amongst her male peers her works command enormous respect and she has been one of the few grassroots women leaders in this part of the world, to have such a gender boundary transitioning impact and truly combat the patriarchy through her actions to uplift women. Her belief that Women in Education will safeguard the futures of all communities is commendable and her ability to do so much with so little aweinspiring. Truly, her actions have proven to many that Women are capable of leading from the front, in Nepal, and She continues to strive, everyday to better the lives and foster the spirits of Nepalese women.
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JUDGE REBEKAH COLEMAN (JRC) PGMAG: Judge Rebekah, so good to have you on today’s interview with Lady Anita JRC: Thank you for the invitation! PGMAG: Please briefly introduce yourself. JRC: My name is Rebekah Coleman, I was born and raised in the City of Detroit and practiced law for 10 years prior to running for Judge. My main areas of focus were criminal, probate and bankruptcy law. Both of my parents worked in the legal field so my desire to go to law school came from them. My parents were also heavily involved in community service and I gained a love for helping people through many of the projects I was involved in as a young child. PGMAG: What were some of the key experiences you gained on your journey to becoming a Judge? JRC: From practicing law I have learned that there needs to be multiple options available for people. Many times in criminal cases, people will be told what not to do but they are not really given the tools needed so that they can learn what to do, so that’s why I am so passionate about alternative sentencing programs. PGMAG: Your job is quite a tough one, because so many destinies are determined by your decision as a Judge. How do you manage to keep things running smoothly in the courtroom?
JRC: I make sure that I listen to all of the facts presented. Details are vitally important as well as the way the details are presented to the Court. After listening to everything presented, I apply the law, common sense and wisdom to make my decisions. And if I need to review things a little further, I make sure that I do that. Nothing has to be rushed and there is nothing wrong with setting matters out a couple of days in order to review the different issues so that a good and sound decision can be made. PGMAG: What is your no.1 philosophy as a leader?
From practicing law I have learned that there needs to be multiple options available for people. Many times in criminal cases, people will be told what not to do but they are not really given the tools needed so that they can learn what to do, so that’s why I am so passionate about alternative sentencing programs. so that I can be here to help him navigate through life. PGMAG: What is your message for world leaders? JRC: The world needs a lot of healing, so we have to learn how to spread more love and mean it! PGMAG: If you knew what you know now, what would you do differently? JRC: FAIRNESS! PGMAG: As a woman with one of the toughest jobs, how do you maintain a healthy lifestyle?
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JRC: I have a young child and raising him is what I would say makes me maintain a healthy lifestyle. I want to make sure I am instilling good values in him and I can only do that by making sure that I am healthy
JRC: I would have travelled the world more while in college and taken advantage of some of the study abroad programs. I believe it is important for people to have learning experiences with different
PGMAG: What is your message for our youth? JRC: Enjoy your time as a child. You only get 17 years to be a child and the rest to be an adult so make sure to not rush it. Also, when deciding on what career you want to pursue, keep an open mind and try different things because you may be surprised at some of the different areas you may have an interest in. PGMAG: Finally, what would you say has been your biggest win in life? JRC: Outside of becoming a mother, my biggest win has been able to really help a lot of
I would have travelled the world more while in college and taken advantage of some of the study abroad programs. I believe it is important for people to have learning experiences with different cultures because these experiences help us to become more accepting and respectful of each other’s differences and make us better human beings overall. my clients get on the right track in life, whether it’s through a financial reset (Chapter 7 bankruptcy), getting access to rehabilitative programs (Criminal Law) or getting the mental health treatment they
needed (Probate Law). And I look forward to developing more programs that will help the community that I serve.
cultures because these experiences help us to become more accepting and respectful of each other’s differences and make us better human beings overall.
PGMAG: Judge Rebekah, thank you once again for blessing us with your contribution. JRC: Thanks again for the invitation and I look forward to connecting again in the near future. PGMAG: Please share your links with us. JRC: https://districtcourt32a. wixsite.com/32adistrictcourt The Courts website is currently under construction but check back soon for the new and exciting programs and events that will be happening at the 32A District Court.
CHOOSING SMILE OVER BREATHE! A few years back, it was becoming difficult to breathe on my own. I could no longer walk or stay away from oxygen support by now. I was not ready to accept that this will be the reality for the rest of my life. I was hoping to find some solution so I visited another doctor. But this doctor told me that this is how it will be now. I will have to be on oxygen support all the time. I was so furious at that time that I stormed out of his office. My daughter feared me getting violent that day. But I had no choice. I want to move on my own, dance, sing, take responsibilities, and enjoy life like I used to. But I cannot... Internally it feels horrible, even inferior sometimes. But I do such a great job at hiding it that no one gets a hint. Instead, I face scepticisms from people like “She is acting, in reality, she is not that sick. She is showing off my money carrying these expensive oxygen machines and all.” As if oxygen is a luxury. I fail to understand why would I choose such a messy, tedious and challenging disease? Simply to gain sympathy? I’m bringing this point up because it’s a common problem I face every day. And apparently, a lot of people face it on daily basis. I'm very active on social media for some time now. Even when I post every day on social media people think I'm doing this for publicity. Sometimes I get random video calls. People want to check if I am wearing this oxygen pipe only for the camera or I really use it 24 hours.
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I don’t mind it actually. Every person looks at the world with their own set of lenses. So, it’s no one’s fault. I like to call these conditions “invisible diseases”. Challenges like colour blindness, lung diseases, thyroid, hormonal problems, etc. are part of it. One of the most challenging aspects of having such invisible diseases is that they are usually neglected or rarely understood by others. These are experiential situations. That’s why at max people can sympathise with us but not empathise... This applies to everyone around us. Our friends, family, relatives, colleagues, employers, neighbours, hospital staff and also doctors or even the readers like you. It becomes beyond the comprehension of an unaffected person that there are things that are physically impossible for us to do now.
And mentally every time the reality strikes us when we have to ask for assistance in trivial things. I can't begin to explain in words how much selfrespect does we sacrifice. It’s like double victimisation. “I wish I could show you my lungs but I’d rather show you my shinning smile” – Madhu Vyas No one wants to be sick and in pain. Everybody wants to live with dignity and selfsufficiency. All we need is some compassion, which can only be inculcated if people around us
are educated about lung health, it’s effects, the challenges and trauma. But it is a grand effort to achieve this. I am doing my part in it by The Breathing Warrior Movement which is dedicated to: 1. Enable 10 million people to redesign their Life with longterm Breathing Problems to improve their quality of life by adapting to resilient and resourceful approach towards life. 2. Build a community where everyone can share their life experiences – to know that
they are not alone and also to help others as well as receive helping hands. 3. Educate everyone who crosses my path about importance and challenges related to most important aspect of life, i.e., Breathing. Also, I am launching my book regarding this very soon. I believe “No physical capacity can limit the power of human spirit”. I encourage you to come together and do you bit by contributing your emotions and time in this great cause and become a proudly compassionate “Breathing Warrior”. Regards, Madhu Vyas Breathing Warrior Legend in Making MARCH 2021
I was so furious at that time that I stormed out of his office. My daughter feared me getting violent that day. But I had no choice. I want to move on my own, dance, sing, take responsibilities, and enjoy life like I used to. But I cannot...
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A WOMAN A woman A wonder to the world Who is a woman? A woman is a complicated creature, but delicate and beautiful like the morning sun She is the creator of possibilities A woman defends those who are precious to her She never shows how tired she is when her family needs her some more A woman juggles multiple task without complaints She is a King maker Her eyes speaks a thousand words Her heart is a well of secrets A woman is a giver of life The world would be in complete darkness without women A woman, the best gift to humanity I am proud to be a woman Happy International Women's Day to all the sisters, mothers, grandmothers and the rest...
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Camille Trott President & CEO of Austin Communications
E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: www.austincomms.com W: www.phoenixglobal.co Camille is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Austin Communications, LLC. She is an accomplished professional with over 25 years of experience in business development, communications, executive coaching, corporate training, and public speaking. Camille spent the majority of her career working alongside
some of the nation’s most notable business executives and philanthropists, Fortune 500 companies, sports and entertainment executives, and global organizations. She has successfully provided oversight and management for senior leaders in business, civic, and philanthropic areas, including a former President of the United States of America. Prior to launching Austin Communications, Camille progressed in her career with the parent company, whose portfolio includes The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, PGA TOUR Superstore, Atlanta Falcons Football Club, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta United, and Mountain Sky Guest Ranch. As a trusted advisor and consultant, Camille has extensive knowledge in strategic planning, creating
a values-based culture, and developing a business’s greatest assets – its associates. She is also the Bermuda delegate for the Global Chamber of Business Leaders and serves as a Strategic Partner and Lead Consultant at Phoenix Global.
Karen Wendt President of Swissfintechladies
Karen Wendt is a Serial Entrepreneur, Investor, Change Leader, Sustainability and Antifragility Coach, merging 4 IR and Sustainability and researcher. She advises companies in implementing
sustainability in their value chains, the EU Action Plan, reporting and develops models and applications in Sustainable Development and Impact Investing. She is the Editor of the “Sustainable Finance” series with Springer Palgrave Mac Millan series and has widely published in the field of 4 IR, responsible investment banking, positive impact investing, sustainable financial innovation and change management
Gretchen Philyaw President of Magenta Technologies
Gretchen Philyaw is President of Magenta Technologies LLC, an Atlanta-based industrial automation company and founder of USA Loves Manufacturing, an organization
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promoting and advocating USA manufacturing and technology. Gretchen envisioned an organization that would support the manufacturing & technology arena and lift up the people that make it happen everyday. www.magenta-technologies. com www.usalovesmanufacturing. com www.magenta-technologies. com LinkedIn: www.linkedin. com/in/gretchenphilyawusalovesmanufacturing
Sàadia Lakehal President of Global Women in manufacturing & Ag Tech
Strong with her global network, to propel and promote Canadian industrial companies on the international scene, is the mission of Ms. Sâadia Lakehal. Her solid experience in industrial networking and her knowledge of the field, she improves the competitive positioning and level of competitiveness of Canadian manufacturers. Involved in the manufacturing community, she actively contributes to the development of industry of the future. Companies that rely on interconnectivity, the environment and human. As a Canadian citizen who is proactive, visionary and dedicated to her mobilizing projects, she acts as a facilitator and promotes networking and the development of business opportunities between manufacturing industries and the pioneers of the industry of the future here and elsewhere in the world.
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Chairman, Global Chamber Of Business Leaders
Christine Giscombe, is an Award Winning Mentor an Emotional Intelligence Relationship Coach and an International Empowerment Speaker. Christine provides mentoring for teenage girls, and she coaches women in business. She has recently developed a programme for Mothers & Daughters using restorative tools to reconnect disconnected Mother & Daughter Relationships.
I am honored to have been entrusted with the position of Chairman of the Global Chamber of Business Leaders, an outstanding organization that not only offers urgent solutions for recovery and resiliency in this transformational future, but also provides our members with a solid network of world class connections, opportunities for collaboration, and mechanisms for business growth.
She is the founder of Born to Excel Ltd®️ www.borntoexcel.co.uk Instagram: @christinegiscombe
Geraldine Itoe CEO, NovaRosta Ltd
Geraldine Itoe is a seasoned tourism expert with over ten years' professional experience in MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events) and
Destination Management. She is the CEO of NovaRosta Ltd, a Travel and Destination Management Company that provides professional planning solutions and consultancy to individuals, groups and corporations who book MICE, holidays, corporate or group travel and special visitor programs across the world. She is an IATA certified professional in Travel and Tourism and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in History and International Studies from the University of Calabar, Nigeria; a Master’s Certificate and GCPE (Global Certification in Professional Events) from the International Institute of Event Management in California, USA. As a dedicated member of the National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies (NANTA) and the Nigeria Association of Tourism Operators (NATOP), Geraldine began her tourism career in 2008 at the Tinapa Business and Leisure Resort, Calabar where she managed several conference and event groups ranging from small meeting groups of ten participants to over ten thousand delegates (recorded as her highest attended conference planned in 2012). She advances her clients’ mission with a great deal of experience by maximising the
best of both worlds on every business or leisure travel or event experience with the most cost efficient approach. Her positive energy, upbeat personality and winning attitude, blended with years of field experience and industry knowledge, makes her your goto Business and Leisure Travel and Destination partner. She is one of Nigeria’s Top 100 Tourism Personality for year 2019 and is looking to collaborating with you to create exciting memories on your next event or travel adventure. Email: email@example.com cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
Inderjit Singh Aviation Expert
Inderjit is an Airport Consultant to International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), and multinational corporates & management consultants. He has led multinational/ multidisciplinary teams of aviation experts in the development of airports in
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different global locations worldwide. He was the CEO of IGI Airport, New Delhi; the world’s 16th busiest airport and designated “Hypersensitive” from threat assessment. Under the aegis of ICAO and other employers, Inderjit has been engaged in the development of airports in India, Bhutan, Nepal, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Libya, Algeria, Sudan, Kenya, Republic of Suriname, Maldives, Mauritius and Tanzania. He was the SVP with DAE, Dubai; and Director with URS, USA. An Master in Business Administration (MBA), he has undergone advanced management courses from ‘Henley - the Management College’, Oxford shire UK, and University of California, Berkeley, USA. Inderjit is the International Correspondent for Airports International UK; and World Airnews, Durban, South Africa. He is a visiting faculty to several institutions and actively participates in conferences as a Speaker.
Ashley Maria Film Director/Producer
Ashley Maria is a director, writer, producer, and location sound mixer known for her work on many feature & short films, new media, and television commercials. She has received a number of awards during her career, including a recent “Best New Director” from the DTLA Film Festival and the prestigious Directors Guild of America (DGA) award. In a follow-up ceremony, the DGA Women’s Steering Committee declared her to be a filmmaker “who represents the future of women in film.” Ashley is best known for her films and media work, including the comedy & horror shorts — Friday Night Fright and Volcano Girl, and her 2020 breakthrough production Pioneers in Skirts, Ashley is also an advocate for advancing women’s opportunities. She is a North American delegate to the United Nations Commission
When not on set, Ashley is a directing instructor at UCLA’s Film School and a sound instructor at the American Film Institute’s Young Women in Film program. Prior to transitioning to a freelance career, Ashley earned over 10 years of studio production experience with Sony Pictures Television, Mark Burnett Productions, and ESPN. Ashley hails from the Tar Heel state of North Carolina. She grew up in Raleigh; receiving her undergraduate degree in Media Production from UNCChapel Hill. And, in 2012, she decided to make California her home after receiving her MFA in film directing from USC School of Cinematic Arts where she was the recipient of the Dana & Albert R. Broccoli (Producer – James Bond films) Foundation Endowed Fund for excellence in filmmaking.
Regina Llopis President of WA4STEAM
Ph.D. in Mathematics from UC BERKELEY, PADE Executive Training IESE Business School. Aplicaciones en Informática Avanzada and Group AIA’s Founder and President. AIA has been transferring basic science and providing AI (ML and Data Analytics) solutions to business and industries, building Algorithms for a better world, for over 30 years working with leading Companies and NASA. Co-Founder and President of WA4STEAM (Women Angels 4 Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Architecture and Mathematics). Vice President of AEBAN Spanish Business Angels Clubs and Networks. Board Member of EBAN European Business Angels Network. Member of the Advisory Board of Science, Technology and Innovation of the Ministry of Science and Innovation of Spain.
Council National Pact for the Knowledge Society of the Catalonia Government. Global Ambassador & Board Director IWEC (International Women’s Entrepreneurial Challenge Foundation). Boards of NonListed companies and SMEs in EUROPE & US. Awards: Ada Byron ‘2017 Technologist Woman of the year’ in Spain by Deusto University (Spain); ‘2018 Best Business Angel’ by Big Ban Angels Association (Spain); 2019 ‘Entrepreneurial Trajectory’ by ACCIO Catalan Government (Spain); ‘The 2019 Businesswomen Leadership Award’ by Spanish Federation of Female Directors, Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs, FEDEPE (Spain); ‘2019 Technology Award’ by International Foundation of Entrepreneurial Women, FIDEM (Spain); 2020 World of Difference Awards category NON-PROFIT/NGO by The International Alliance for Women, TIAW (USA).
Member of the Advisory
on the Status of Women – the principal global policy-making body dedicated exclusively to gender equality and the advancement of women.
Megan Shellman-Rickard President of National Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Club (NFBPWC)
Megan Shellman-Rickard the President of the National Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs (NFBPWC) in the United States, an affiliate of the International Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW International). The mission of NFBPWC is develop the professional, business and leadership potential of women at all levels. Our organization advocates for equal participation of women and men in power and decision-making roles. Ms. Shellman-Rickard earned a Master of Science, organizational leadership major, from Colorado State University and a Bachelor of Arts, communication major, from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Megan has more than 20 years of experience in a wide variety of disciplines. She brings her former experience
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in the entertainment industry, strategic and green event planning, marketing, retail sales, publication and book production, nonprofit leadership, business development and operations management to bear as the owner of her own company: Simple Synergy Consulting. She offers concierge business consulting services to nonprofits, small businesses, and entrepreneurs. Megan is an accomplished change agent with a skill for connecting people in the face of adversity. Volunteering can allow you to gain experience in roles that might not otherwise be available to you. Ms. Shellman-Rickard has found that volunteering in leadership positions can help expand your viewpoints and skills. Megan Shellman-Rickard lives in Arvada, Colorado with a packed household: husband, two children, two cats, one dog, many houseplants and an organic vegetable garden. She was born and raised in Southern Colorado, but has found homes in Boulder, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, France, and Sanborn Western Camps.
Mark Demers Sr. Director, SAS
Mark Demers leads an expert global team of industry practice directors, industry marketing, principal industry consultants and thought leaders that drive vision and product direction, messaging and support sales for Industry-centered SAS products and solutions. Mark and his team work closely with SAS’ customers, sales, Partners, R&D, and technical staff around the world, to position, market and sell SAS solutions for Government, Banking, Insurance, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Energy, and Education and Communications sectors using analytics. SAS is the world leader in analytics. It’s internationally recognized for providing an innovative, supportive workplace that blends different backgrounds, experiences, perspectives and cultures from almost 60 countries around the world where all ideas are encouraged, and everyone
Demers’ decades of management experience include executive positions at several public and private companies prior to SAS. Mark serves as Board member for an emerging innovative Company – Visual Farms, audaciously inspired to help strike out world hunger. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University. +1-919-601-9756 Mark.Demers@SAS.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/ markddemers
considerable time working with women and children in refugee camps in the Middle East and Africa.
Larisa B. Miller Co-organizer CEO, Phoenix Global
Larisa Miller studied Political Science with a minor in Hungarian at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and Organizational Leadership at Penn State University. She worked for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, and later for the Pennsylvania Governor, Tom Ridge, in the office of public policy. Larisa spent several years working as a personal advisor and head of business development for the Royal Family in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, with focus on sustainable development, technology, energy and agriculture. Additionally, Larisa served as head of the Royal Family’s large non-profit foundation, which focused on women, youth, literacy and education. Through her work with this UAE-based foundation, Larisa spent
Larisa serves as CEO of Phoenix Global LLC, a global boutique consulting firm headquartered in Miami, Florida, specializing in international municipal and governmental consulting; sustainability and innovation strategies; business development and acceleration; as well as assisting clients in global market expansion and development. As an investment firm, Phoenix Global is the vehicle to meaningful investment projects both domestically and internationally, matching largescale investment opportunities with strategic capital partners. Additionally, Larisa serves as: • Executive Vice President of STP Capital Partners, LLC (Skopje Technology Park, Skopje, North Macedonia (http://www.stpcapitalpartners. com/) • Director and Board Member of Visual Farms, Inc. (www. visualfarms.com) • Ambassador to African Union’s African Diaspora (appointed February 2020 by Prime Minister Louis-Georges Tin)
is respected for their unique contributions and abilities. SAS’ employees empower, encourage and inspire women to pursue excellence in STEM and their careers and fulfillment in their personal lives. Employees are encouraged to expand professional networks, showcase thought leaders and attract women to careers in science and technology.
Larisa B. Miller Co-organizer CEO, Phoenix Global
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Larisa sits on several international boards, most notably: • Board of Directors, Visual Farms, Inc. (Denver, Colorado, USA) • Board of Directors, Longhorn Ventures. (Tampa, Florida, USA) • Executive Director, Global Chamber of Business Leaders (Dubai, UAE) • Advisor, Ansari Group Ltd. (Dubai, United Arab Emirates / Toronto, Canada) • Board of Directors, Geneva Global Initiative (Geneva, Switzerland) • Board of Trustees, People to People International (Worldwide Organization headquartered in USA) • Board Member, Northern Citizen Community Board of the United Nations (Pakistan) • President, Business and Professional Women International, Miami Chapter (Miami, Florida, USA) • Board of Directors for Union
of Business Ladies (Tbilisi, Georgia) • Chairman of the Board, Read the Past - Write the Future (Jordan / United States)
Larisa B. Miller CEO, Phoenix Global, LLC http://www.phoenixglobal.co/ Mobile USA: +1 910 391 5215 Larisa.email@example.com Facebook: @LarisaMiller Linkedin: @LarisaMiller Instagram: @LarisaBeth0521
HE Laila Rahhal El Atfani Goodwill Ambassador
• President & Founder of Business Gate • President of UYC (United Youth Circuit) • President Executive of United Parliament Sustainable Development. Egypt • Vice President & co-Founder of Youth Gate Cambodia • President of women empowerment in anouar
association Morocco • Vice President of the Voice Magazine Middle East • Vice President REFAI organization, Switzerland • Special Advisor to the President, Director of International diplomatic Relations of Arab African consul for integration and Development. AACID (NGO non-profit organization) • Head of African affairs and Zone Director and Representative office in Africa and the Middle East for the chamber of commerce Brazilian African Moroccan • Head of diplomacy and protocol of WPC 202 committee (Works peace committees organization NGO) • Secretary General of the Asian Countries of the Arab Intellectuals Union • Secretary General of FAAVM Canadian (NGO non-profit organization) Website: lailarahhal.com, businessgate.org Linkedin: Laila El Atfani Youtube: laila rahhal Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat: lailarahhal
Larisa is an award-winning international keynote speaker, addressing audiences around the world on subjects such as business development, entrepreneurism, multi-sector investment, the importance of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as the empowerment of youth, women and refugees globally.
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POWERFUL GLOBAL WOMEN FOUNDATION CHILDREN RETREAT EVENT (12TH SEPTEMBER 2020) We had various workshops for them during the gathering. We also gave facemasks each child that was in attendance. Over one hundred children attended the event. They were all fed as part of our tradition to do. A massive thank you to Ross Swan for supporting our mission. This project was led by our amazing Vice-president (Mrs Josephine Itsuokor).
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POWERFUL GLOBAL WOMEN FOUNDATION COVID-19 PROJECTS As part of PGWF mission to support more families during this challenged time, we have been able to hold two projects (one in April and the other on 13th July 2020). We distributed food supplies to several families and orphanage homes. Our team lead by Mrs Josephine Itsuokor (Vice-president of PGWF) made these projects a success. We will continue to reach out to more families through the support of our global partners.
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Powerful Global Women Foundation (Powerhouse Charity) was founded in 20l6 in Nigeria, West Africa, by Lady Anita Duckworth-Bradshaw. The core objective of this organization is to transform the lives of women and children, through various projects centred around the need of the service group. In 20l6 Lady Anita single handedly fed over 400 children as part of “project feed l000 children globally”, and held an empowerment conference for the women. Through this project, so many women have gone to do great things with the knowledge they gained from the event. She recently held a life transforming event for women in Lagos, Nigeria as part of International women’s month celebration 20l8. The turnout was very encouraging. She is working towards supporting more families to keep their children and wards in school through” project back-to-school” starting in September 20l8. We are seeking for global support from individuals and organisations who would love to be a part of this service to humanity. To support us, please visit: www.powerhouseglobalwomen.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
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CHARITY PROJECT: As part of our Global Annual commitment, we were able to successfully complete project feed the children 2019 mission. Over 150 children were fed at this year’s event. Powerful Women Global Foundation (PGWF ) is a charity set up by Lady Anita Duckworth-Bradshaw in 2016. The service users are women and children. To support PGWF, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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