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Dato Thiwakaran Builds Commerce Through Federation of Asian African Trade Development – Investments

In Africa, Economic Development, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

Dato Thiwakaran of Malaysia is the Secretary-General of the Federation of Asian African Trade Development and Investments. His sectors of work include oil and gas, mining, bio-organic agriculture, renewable energy, fintech, and aerospace. Dato is an expert networker and has been able to use his influence to create a significant impact in his area of the world. He shares his …

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Francisca Noronha Builds Mozambique Youth Opportunities No Matter the Challenges

In Africa, African Influence, Publisher Channel, Youth by Mary Kurek

Francisca Noronha is an African Youth Charter Hustler at the African Union (AU). Her mission in Mozambique is to advocate for youth and promote policies that allow for more opportunities for youth to live a good life. Francisca’s work extends to working on establishing monitoring and reporting mechanisms that tie to the African Union Office of the Youth Envoy with …

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An Inspirational Poem for International Men’s Day by Chaitali Sinha

In Culture, Daughters Global, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

The following is a poem written and shared by one of our resident youth poets at Frontrunners Innovate, Miss Chaitali Sinha of India in celebration of International Men’s Day, 2021. Chaitali is an 18-year-old aspiring design student from Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. At the age of 12 years, she was inspired by nature and started writing poems as a hobby. She …

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Godfrey Chacha Works to Prepare Youth for Success in Tanzania

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, Publisher Channel, Youth by Mary Kurek

Godfrey Chacha is a Youth Development Specialist at the Prime Minister’s Office in the United Republic of Tanzania. His work focuses on programs that will assist the up-and-coming workforce in the country. The programs develop opportunities, build leadership skills, scholarship education for those that need assistance, provide volunteer opportunities, and empower youth with self-advocacy.  Chacha informs that the voices of …

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Brad Ringeisen Works to Bring CRISPR Innovation to Climate Change

In Climate, Health Tech, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

Along with the multitude of innovation tasks on his plate, Brad Ringeisen, Exec. Dir. of the Innovative Genomics Institute (IGI) at UC Berkeley, brings a special passion to the work of applying CRISPR technology to solving some of our planet’s toughest problems. Ringeisen has more invested at DARPA (research and innovation) than most people have invested in raising kids, but, …

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Mary Kureks BizDev Boost Podcast Episode 3: Gaps and Segues – How to See the Opportunities in Conversations

In BizDev Boost, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

The BizDev Boost Podcast Series was developed to help those of you making business connections for your own business or someone else’s to secure a commission.  As a reminder, I’ve been conducting business development introductions through my own business for about 15-16 years now. My focus is impact spaces — like health, technology, education, entrepreneurship, diplomacy, and econ dev.  And, …

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Frontrunners Update – Diplomatic Training – Gold – Search – Philanthropy – Investors

In Publisher Channel, Updates by Mary Kurek

November 2, 2021 New Frontrunners: Welcome to the League! Jillian Haslam:  Philanthropist/Author/TEDx Speaker  Interview here Eleanor Haglund:  Aspire360 Investor/Founder Match Platform  Interview here Adam Gordon:  Plumb.one Independent Search Engine focused on research  Interview here Joyce Nwatuobi:  ThriveHealth Kidney and Behavioral Telehealth  Interview here Don’t forget that you can listen to our interviews and related content on your favorite podcast platform.  Link …

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Eleanor Haglund of Aspire360 Opens Doors for CEO-Investor Matchups

In Funding, Investor Interviews, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

You knew it would take someone who had been on all sides of the CEO/investor experience to figure out how it should be done, right! Well, of course. Eleanor Haglund has deep experience helping both sides prepare and find the best matches to create success. Her new platform, Aspire360 focuses on the early rounds of investments which puts a level …