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Geofrey Julius is Creating a Competitive Education and Entrepreneurship Environment in Tanzania

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

Geofrey Julius is a young entrepreneur and dedicated solution provider when it comes to education that brings the best opportunities to youth. As the Chairman and CEO of ICESA-AFRICA headquartered in Tanzania, Geofrey Julius aims to build leaders with skills and experiences that matter in upper-level business settings. Through a combination of training, conference events, and programs, ICESA-AFRICA is bringing …

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Ranjana Kanti Founded India Redefined to Empower Citizens as Impact Partners

In Empowerment, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

Founded in 2009 by Ranjana Kanti, India Redefined serves as an NGO with the goal of turning citizens into “doers.” A multitude of projects and thousands of “doers” across the country and now spreading worldwide involve many of the United Nations SDGs. Focus areas are: Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH), Waste Management, Air, Water, Soil Pollution, Primary, Secondary, and Adult …

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Brad Reams is Leading One of the World’s Most Unique Industrial Parks on a Former Military Base

In Economic Development, Industrial-Manufacturing, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

Brad Reams came from an education background and moved into public service in local government, and then made a natural step into economic development thanks to a military base closure and some forward-thinking developers. What is becoming known as North America’s Only Carbon Neutral Industrial Park is about 6,800 acres located on a former military base located in Parsons, Kansas. …

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Mentor Her to Greatness Program Leaders Talk About New Tech Training for Youth

In Education, Empowerment, Publisher Channel, Youth by Mary Kurek

A spin-off from the Center for Peace Advocacy and Sustainable Development and The African Transformer Institute, headquartered in Nigeria, the Mentor Her to Greatness Program matches girls from around the world with mentors and includes some skills development, and opportunities to grow as young leaders, filled with confidence.  The program now is launching its own tech course. Sadiya Murtala of …

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Olusiji Aina is a Development Economist Working to Improve Financial Inclusion and Sustainability

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, African Influence, Economic Development, energy, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

Ambassador Olusiji Aina has a collective string of years in finance, energy, and economic development that puts him at the top of governing leaders’ list for go-to on anything that touches the economy in Nigeria. As a Board Member of the US-Africa Trade Council, Co-Chair of the Kogi State Economic Advisory Council, and the founder of Optiss Ventures, an agribusiness …

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Shelly Houser Teaches Professionals What Equality Looks Like for Disabled Persons

In Disabled, Empowerment, equality, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

Advocate for disabled persons, Shelly Houser, was born without a hip and leg but hasn’t let that slow her down for a minute. A bundle of determination, Shelly’s life is a how-to guide for persons who fight the mental battle of “I cannot.” The proud mother of 3 has had case studies written about her pregnancies and now consults with …

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Bill Shevlin Creates Impact By Closing Gaps in the Renewable Energy Space

In Climate, energy, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

Bill Shevlin is the CEO of Mavericks Microgrids  (and the founder of newly launched Net Zero Beyond) with an aim at filling gaps and solving issues that are inherent in new energy technologies. In so doing, he’s created turnkey systems and packaged energy tech in a way that is more user-friendly. He’s also been partnering with companion technologies that create …

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Global Governance and Diplomacy Course Launched by FIGHR Ambassador and Sub Saharan Open University

In Diplomat, Education, GGD, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

After several Frontrunners Innovate Interviewees mentioned interest in knowing more about ambassadorship and United Nations resources, Federation of International Gender and Human Rights Ambassador, Ghazala Khan, stepped up and partnered with HE Dr. Osita Aniemeka, President of the Sub Saharan Open University in Nigeria. An administrative team was assembled to include Aaron Smith of Workplace Readiness Solutions and Mary Kurek, …

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Yosef Yomtov Works for Peace by Creating Greater Understanding in Conflict-Plagued Locations

In Peace, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

Yosef Yomtov was inspired years ago to create anti-propaganda tracts to share truth and understanding through comics that anyone could grasp. Today, as the founder of World Peace Tracts, he uses words, diplomacy, and leadership to create pathways to peace and conflict resolution. Yosef shares with Frontrunners Innovate Producer and Host, Mary Kurek, his journey toward creating a platform for …

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Ukrainian Natallia Karpenko Partners with Powerful Women International Connections to Assist Ukraine

In Humanitarianism, Publisher Channel, womensempowerment by Mary Kurek

Ukrainian-born Natallia Karpenko returned to the US in February 2022 just before the war erupted. Still unable to leave Ukraine, her family moved to another, hopefully, safer location. Natallia, who is already familiar with charity organizational structures and has a marketing background in the healthcare industry, has been organizing fund drives and orchestrating proper channels to ensure assistance gets to …