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Alfredo Toro Hardy is the Venezuelan Scholar Diplomat with Tough Advice for International Relations Problems

In Diplomat, Peace, Politics, Publisher Channel by Mary KurekLeave a Comment

 The Honorable Ambassador Alfredo Toro Hardy has been named the “scholar diplomat” and for good reason.  He’s authored more than 20 publications on international relations and politics and has lectured on the same at several universities.  His extensive background serving as Ambassador from Venezuela to many countries (under a few different rulers) provided him with a solid statesman background …

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Fawzia Koofi Began Impacting the Future for Afghan Women When She Won a Seat in Parliament

In Diplomat, Education, gender equality, Human Rights, Publisher Channel, womensempowerment by Mary Kurek

Fawzia Koofi is one of the bravest and most confident young women you’ll meet. Education is partly responsible for that, and also, she’d tell you, her father’s good name as a legislator, but, what you learn when you meet her is that she owns herself. Fawzia’s passage from child to determined woman onto political leadership is a journey like most …

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Maxwell Matewere is Saving Human Trafficking Victims

In Africa, Child Abuse, Human Rights, Human Trafficking, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

Maxwell Matewere is a National Project Officer who works in the UN Office on Drugs and Crime. He is a Law and Crime Prevention expert in Malawi. He has been recognized by the US State Dept. as a global hero for championing national responses to human trafficking crime. Maxwell has a popular book that spotlights the stories in Malawi that …

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Katja Iversen Sets Equality and Purpose-Driven Leadership on the Sustainability Path

In gender equality, Human Rights, Publisher Channel, womensempowerment by Mary Kurek

Katja Iversen fills several roles under the titles of influencer and leader that include author, speaker, consultant, board member, and policymaker. Her work over the course of 25 years has been significant in making a difference to girls, women leaders, and politicians worldwide, thus pulling her from her UN work to the private world into board rooms, serving on presidential …

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Mother Teresa Award Recipient Jillian Haslam Fights Poverty From a Place of Knowing

In Daughters Global, Live Introductions, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

Jillian Haslam is a serial TEDx Speaker, Trainer, Author, and amazing philanthropist with a story to back it all. The year 2022 will likely see her book and the film about her life coming into the spotlight. For now, she hits the stage with her reality check for us all, and a fearless determination to make things better for others …

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Dr. Karen Lomax Claimed Her New Life The Day Her Old One Left and Now Helps Other Women on Their Journey

In Empowerment, Frontrunners in Faith, Publisher Channel, veterans, womensempowerment by Mary Kurek

H.E. Dr. Karen D. Lomax, BCMCLC is a remarkable, vivacious, veteran, chaplain, life coach, and literary agent. She is a major force for helping women find themselves, especially during and after hard times. Dr. Lomax is the Founder and President of Karen Lomax Ministries, KAIROS Editing and Publishing, H.E.R.R.S. LLC Professional Life Coaching, and H.I.S. Outreach Ministry. Dr. Lomax has …

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Former NFLer Marques Ogden Used His Rock Bottom to Create Success for Himself and Others

In Entrepreneurship, Publisher Channel by Casey Riley

Marques Ogden has a riches-to-rags-to-riches story that is compelling and full of the kind of drama you’d expect to see on the big screen. But, this former NFL player who ended up with a janitorial job before finding his true north inspires and helps others move from their own stagnation. Marques is a business consultant, speaker, and best-selling author/podcast host …

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Feature: Author Jerry B. Bowden on Winning Against Adversity

In Empowerment by Mary Kurek

From the streets of Brooklyn, this 16-year-old kid managed to catch the attention of a US Army recruiter who asked him his age.  When he answered that he’d turn 17 in few months, the recruiter told him to do something most abandoned kids wouldn’t do – to get permission to sign up from his mother, a mother whom he hadn’t …

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Aaron Smith, PhD – Innovating Education for Workforce Development

In Education, GameChangers24 by Mary Kurek1 Comment

“1300 hours I cringe every time I see his face or hear his voice.  I’m Captain Josiah Rollins. A six-foot-two, fifty-year-old decorated veteran. I served two tours in Iraq, seen someone’s life pass in the blink of an eye. Today, I sit here having anxiety issues because I must interact with this moron.  My blood pressure spikes just thinking about …