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Feature: Saray Khumalo Climbs Peaks to Raise Education in South Africa

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, News by Mary Kurek

Saray Khumalo is a remarkable young woman mountaineer and adventurer who is on a mission to climb the world’s highest peaks in order to raise funds to build libraries and offer educational opportunities to areas of South African in need.  She’s accomplishing that mission quite well, as the first black African woman to summit Mount Everest.  That’s not the only …

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Frontrunner Nation: Linh Le of Flextrapower Talks About New Graphene-Infused Masks

In Frontrunner Nation, News by Mary Kurek

Linh Le is a hybrid:  a scientist innovator combined with an entrepreneurial spirit.  His research evolves into health-enhancing and health-protecting products.  In 2019, we spotlighted Linh in Frontrunners Innovate for his graphene-printed sensor insole intended to help people suffering from diabetes to be able to better monitor their foot health.  At the time, Linh and the team had won an …

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Feature: Rare Disease Patient Advocate Brianna Greenspan Shares the Action That Brings Hope

In Health, News by Mary Kurek

Brianna Greenspan is a natural connector and problem solver.  But, what she is first is a patient with a disease that no one could name during her childhood.  From her youngest memory, Brianna has been fighting different symptoms that were debilitating and painful.  Her bones were jumping out of joint without provocation, hugs might leave her with a rash, and …

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Takeaways from 2020 Frontrunner Interviews and How They Could Impact Your 2021

In Frontrunners Nation, News by Mary Kurek

We’re so blessed with a magazine full of interesting people and loads of rich interviews that provide us all with a nice big dose of inspiration to fulfill our own mission toward impact.  The year 2020 provided me, as the Publisher, with plenty of “aha” and “you’re kidding me” moments.  I’ll list some of them here with links to the …

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Entertainment Series: Aussie Voiceover Actor Kevin Powe Talks Projects and Impact Work

In Entertainment Series, News by Mary Kurek

Kevin Powe is a voice actor from Australia with a talent for doing character voices appreciated in the commercial, film, and games industries.  Check out his games voice demo here.  Kevin’s work allows him to collaborate with some pretty extraordinary and creative individuals.  Constantly honing his craft, this past year, he took a step-aside to do some giving back using …

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Her Majesty Princess Kunda of Zambia Targets Wellness Needs Through The Healing Tree of Nations

In Africa, News by Mary Kurek

Her Majesty, Princess Kunda is an attorney, former judge in Zambia, and current life coach through Hadassah Global also headquartered in Zambia.  She has taken her legal and justice experience to the social enterprise sector to help those at risk of ending up in the corrections system who really just need mental and emotional help. She shares information and the …

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Ryan Arndt of the Stacks Foundation Shares Grant Opportunity For Blockchain-Based Developers

In Blockchain, News by Mary Kurek

Ryan Arndt is the Stacks Ecosystem Steward at Stacks Open Internet Foundation.  Ryan works with developers using blockchain to develop community-servicing projects through a special grant program.  He provides Publisher, Mary Kurek, with information about the Stacks Foundation and the grant that focuses on the Foundation’s goal of a “user-owned Internet.”  Actually, it’s more than a goal – it’s their …

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Entertainment Series: Tour and Production Manager Stephen Shaw on Work and Impact

In Entertainment Series, News by Mary Kurek

Stephen Shaw is a veteran in the music industry working in roles that include stage and venue management, payroll, sound engineer, and more.  His work has him involved with artists like Kid Rock, Backstreet Boys, Stone Sour, Dane Cook, and Cage the Elephant.  During the pandemic, however, work has ceased until…, but, meanwhile, Stephen has been involved in something pretty …

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Mary Kurek’s Remarks at the UN75 Day of the Girl Child and the Launch of YOUTHGETHER Global

In News by Mary Kurek

On Sunday, October 11th, the International Day of the Girl Child, Mary Kurek, CEO of Frontrunners Development, Inc., along with an incredibly distinguished panel, spoke about the challenges that still need addressing since the Beijing Declaration advocating girls’ and women’s rights worldwide. Kurek’s remarks were focused on “Reimagining the Beijing Declaration on the Girl Child Globally.” The 2-hour virtual event …

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Mary Kurek Speaks on Frontrunners Impact on Equality and Empowerment

In News by Mary Kurek

From Mary Kurek:  On International Peace Day 2020 (Sept. 21), I had the privilege of speaking on a panel for an event called “Gender Roles in Shaping Peace Together” – First Ladies Shared Forum, a UNGA75 session side event hosted by Africana Women Working Group – UN2020.  What follows below are the remarks I made as a member of the …