FRANKIE PICASSO is a Canadian Social Preneur, Talk Show Host, Artist and Champion for Change who has been transforming lives and influencing culture for the past 30 years. Frankie founded The Good Radio Network, a socially conscious radio platform as a vehicle for social impact and change. Professionally, she is a Certified Life, Business and Master Coach Trainer, Author, Artist, Activist and Philanthropist in training, whose Unstoppable Brand allows her to specialize in the Impossible! As a professional Social Impact Artist, Frankie’s paintings have been featured in the International Book of Contemporary Artists Volume 6 and her custom pet paintings help pay for Cleft Palate Surgery for Children. Frankie was recognized as one of the “50 Great Writers you should be Reading in 2015!” She is very proud of being a Huff post Contributor, acknowledged by The Women Rock Project, and for sitting on the Women’s Economic Forum. A long time animal activist, Frankie is passionate about SAVING Animals worldwide and raising AWARENESS for the World Climate Project,
CHAPTER 1 – UNSTOPPABLE
ALEX OKOROJI is a Nigerian Actress, Writer, TV Personality, Talk Radio Host, Speaker, Author, & Thought Leader, ranked one of the ‘Top 250 Most Influential Women Leaders‘ In The World by Richtopia and honored with a WEF Iconic Woman Award at the 2017 Women Economic Forum (WEF) in New Delhi, India. She was awarded the prestigious Nigeria Goodwill Ambassador Award for her selfless service to humanity and her contributions as an “Agent of Positive Change” in Nigeria and has been featured in over 250 Media Platforms around the world, as an Advocate for EXPRESSION, and a Multi Platform Ambassador for Self Empowerment & Transformation – empowering people globally with The NAKED Philosophy™ . Alex is the CEO of The BRAG Media Company, Editor-in-Chief – BRAG! Magazine and President of THE BRAG Club for Influencers. She is listed as one of 35 Personal Brands-To-Watch 2017 (The Global List), spotlighted as a 2015 Global Consciousness Raiser, a 2016 Guardian Woman, and a ‘Women Mentoring Women’s Mentor for IDEA BUILDERS GLOBAL INITIATIVE.”
CHAPTER 2 – NAKED IS NOT COVERED UP
MAURA SWEENEY is an Author, Podcaster,International Speaker and Huffington Post Blogger. She is also the Trademarked Ambassador of Happiness transforming her “Living Happy – Inside Out” mantra into a global voice. A popular media guest featured on NBC-TV, Britain’s BBC and over 100 outlets around the world, she lectures on Identity, Influence and Leadership. Passionate about people from every background, Maura inspires others to become their happiest and most authentic selves. Her insightful questions and personal stories unite and uplift, helping us see what’s best in ourselves — and others, too. Discover herFoundations of Happiness eCourse, an immersive, multi-media self-study for emotional intelligence.
CHAPTER 3 – Dancing in the Streets
SHARRON JAMISON For over 25 years, has passionately encouraged people to transform their lives physically, emotionally and spiritually. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hampton University, Hampton, Virginia and a Masters of Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University, and is currently pursuing her Masters of Divinity degree at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia. She is the Founder & CEO of THE JAMISON GROUP, a passionate speaker, seasoned facilitator, an empathetic life coach, a business professional, a certified personal trainer, a licensed minister, a proud mother, and the author of 3 books, I Can Depend on Me, I Have Learned A Few Things and The Strength of My Soul: Stories of Sisterhood, Triumph and Inspiration.
CHAPTER 4 – Mirror
SUZIE CARR is a contemporary best selling novelist, writing coach, and avid blogger. She has written ten lesbian fiction novels, two non-fiction how-to books, and produced a video course for writers. Her novel, Sandcastles, placed as a Runner Up in the 2015 Rainbow Book Awards for Best Contemporary Lesbian General Fiction and for Best Lesbian Book and was nominated for a Goldie award in the Lesbian General Fiction category. Additionally, her novel “Staying True” received an Honorable Mention in the 2013 Rainbow Book Awards for Best Lesbian Romance. All ten of her novels were best sellers on Amazon, with her latest, “The Dance”, remaining in the top 20 for Lesbian Romance for three months following its release.
CHAPTER 5 – Standing Outside the Fire
JYOTI TIWARI bestselling author of the book “ANUURAG“, once headed the Delhi Centre of Confidare Communiity Center for Men. She is a prominent proponent of men’s welfare and was a research analyst at Confidare Research. She has vast experience of dealing with media as she previously worked with All India Radio. Jyoti has worked towards sensitizing MPs and MLAs about men’s issues and problems. She is a blogger and a citizen journalist. She has also appeared in various TV debates and programs voicing concerns of men. She has also spoken to thousands of victimized men, listens to their problems and helps them stabilize in crisis situations. She has also co-authored research reports to Government Of India and has appeared on international radio shows as well, for creating awareness about the issues that men go through.”
CHAPTER 6 – And She Lived Happily Ever After
SANDRA BECK is the president of Motherhood Incorporated. As an Author, Coach, Speaker, Radio Host, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist. Sandra is as successful as she is busy. She has created a virtual empire of successful companies entirely staffed, managed and implemented using a host of virtual assistants and on-line resources. Sandra Beck is a powerful voice in the Social Media Arena as a popular Internet Brand Strategist. Sandra Beck is currently the host of four live weekly one-hour Radio Shows produced by Global Broadcasting Networks and available at Toginet.com and Itunes. An active contributor and participant in many charities, Sandra Beck strives to make the world a better place for today’s and our future’s children.
CHAPTER 7 – Failing Forward is Fun
LETONYA F MOORE is an advocate for change and no stranger to overcoming obstacles. She uses her platform as attorney, entrepreneur, talk show host, minister, speaker and author to share her success story and inspire others. LeTonya has embarked on The Champion Life™ journey which is divinely inspired messaging of perseverance, dedication, and commitment to purpose. LeTonya launched the #She M.A.T.T.E.R.S Ambassador Movement, a global grassroot initiative to build worldwide relationships with others dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls. The movement has multicultural Ambassadors in both the United States and Africa.”
CHAPTER 8 – Fortify
FELICE COHEN is the author of “What Papa Told Me,” a memoir about her grandfather’s life before, during and after the Holocaust. WPTM has been endorsed by Elie Wiesel, translated into Polish and sold 30,000 copies around the world. Felice’s newest book, “90 Lessons for Living Large in 90 Square Feet (…or more)” came about after a YouTube video of her 90-square-foot Manhattan studio went viral with over 17 million views. The book has won two awards for Best Self-help Books. 90 Lessons is self-help book motivating others to “live large” in any sized space. Felice has been featured around the world. She writes the blog “Living Large in Any Space” and has been a professional organizer for 20 years.”
chapter 9 – Working Girl
AZEEZAT ALLEN popularly called the Queen of Love is a Singer, Songwriter who is known to have paved way for contemporary female artistes in Nigeria at the turn of the century. She just didn’t enthral millions of music lovers with her sonorous voice, she also left fans in awe of her unique Avant Garde hairstyles. Presently she publishes Hairvolution magazine, topmost hair magazine in Nigeria; she is CEO Network Tentacles, a most effective online communications tool in Nigeria; also she is the only female Director at the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON).She still finds time to write and record songs, and is about to release a new single titled Life Begins at Forty”
CHAPTER 10 – Greatest Love of All
YVONNE HEATH is A nurse since 1988, Yvonne has worked in Canada and the US, in every department from the emergency room and obstetrics, to chemotherapy, palliative care and hospice. She witnessed society’s death phobia and how it causes excessive suffering. Being ill-prepared herself and presiding over more than 100 deaths, she suffered too. At age 50, she took a leap of faith and left her career to write a book entitled Love Your Life to Death, become an Inspirational Speaker and TV Host. She delivers her message with heart and humour. Her new purpose? To empower communities and professionals to live life to the fullest, learn to grieve and support others, and have “The Talk” about end of life… long before it arrives
CHAPTER 11 – The Pursuit of Happiness
DIANNE LANG is one of the most prolific and outspoken Human Rights Activists in South Africa today, and has been the recipient of no less than 6 Humanitarian Awards including the “Clarins Eau Dynamisante Woman of the Year 2004“, Top 100 women of SA award 2005, and the coveted South African Hero Award 2006. Just like Africa itself, Dianne is a study in contrasts. Armed with an Honour’s degree in Psychology, a BA in Philosophy and Psychology. Dianne Lang is the author of “Saving Mandela’s Children’, a true and harrowing account of events that transpired during two of the most traumatic and invigorating years of her life. starting with three very ill young African children left on her doorstep, dying of AIDS and in great need of food, shelter and love. It ended with Dianne fleeing for her life, turning to England for exile.
CHAPTER 12 – Saving Mandela’s Children
MARY GIUFFRE is An internationally recognized creative TV Producer/Director, & now President of inspirtainment inc. specializing in inspirational story telling as a Producer/Director, Editor and Author.
With credits covering television, animation and promotion, Mary’s career has allowed her to work alongside high profile broadcasters and personalities in Canada and the US. She names the late Jim Henson as the person who most influenced her career path, when she was privileged to collaborate with him on promotion for his Fraggle Rock series. Most recently she’s written and published two, international award-winning children’s books, Scribble & Grin: 53 Rhymes for Inspiring Times and Angel in a Dog Suit. Passionate about transforming injustice, Mary is also the co-founder of Ruby’s Legacy, a non-profit organization created to educate families about the horrors of puppy mills and to encourage people to stop the cycle of abuse which affects both humans and animal.
CHAPTER 13 – Heart of Gold
ISAMAR CARRILLO MASSO has been a teacher and an advocate for women’s rights in Venezuela, Taiwan, the Czech Republic, Oman, Kuwait, and the UK. She started the Women’s Society at Bangor University with Jennifer Krase, and they brought Take Back the Night to North Wales. Her work on video games studies and women’s studies has been published in journals, conference proceedings and book chapters, and opened a conversation on the portrayal of women in media. She has also been an active advocate for the rights of mental health patients in the UK, and has published work in this area. Isamar is gender queer and bisexual, and participates in advocacy events for LGBTQ rights. She is married to a Muslim man and they live in harmony in the UK, where they run a research and development company for medical devices, trying to change the life of people living with diabetes.
CHAPTER 14 – GattAca
MALAIKA is a 16 year old high school student who is a passionate fan of the written word. She has been writing stories for as long as she can remember and has already published one book title, Untold Journeys. She will be graduating high school this year and will be off to University in the fall of 2017. She arrived in Melbourne, Australia in 2012, and lives with her at home Mom,Physician Dad along with her twin brother and two other sisters, one older and one younger. She is a proud Muslim, a Pakistani Citizen who loves to travel with her family, enjoys playing Badminton and watching Soccer and Cricket. She loves reading, photography, eating, and EATING again. Maliaka is fluent in Urdu, Hindi, English, Auslan and can also read French and Arabic and understand them to a minor extent.
CHAPTER 15 – UNTOLD JOURNEYS
MICHELLE EMSON is an entrepreneur, LGBTI human rights activist, keynote speaker, workshop facilitator, and documentary filmmaker. An openly-out transgender woman,Michelle is currently living in Ontario, Canada. A mental health survivor, Michelle lives with bipolar II disorder which was misdiagnosed, & mistreated, for over twenty years. She now advocates to “End the Stigma” around mental health and shares her story to raise awareness. Her second “Transgender Life in Slovenia(2016)” won Best Film at the Ljubljana Int’l LGBTI Film Festival. Michelle owns and operates Sanctuary Studios Inca social enterprise that provides web design & marketing service to its clients, conducts activism and filmmaking, whilst seeking to employ talented trans* identified people unable to secure employment due to discrimination, fear, and prejudice. Michelle has been selected as a Finalist for the in Canada.”
CHAPTER 16 – My Story Isn’t Over
VICTORIA NKONG is a multilingual Entertainment consultant, An Events Producer, Talent Manager, Public Speaker, PR strategist and Philanthropist, she is the CEO of Qtaby Events and has been involved in events production and entertainment for over ten years. Her break into entertainment was through the prestigious KORA All Africa Music Awards as bilingual presenter. As a talent Manager and PR strategist, Victoria has worked with most of the big artists and personalities around Africa and has produced a number of world class events like the Opening Ceremony of the International African Athletic Competition. She is on the board of trustee of Jegede Paul Foundation, and mother to the children at Life Fountain Orphanage Home and has been behind several charity projects.
CHAPTER 17 – Chronicles of a Mad Black Woman
SHERRY BRIER is a lifelong successful entrepreneur who is passionate about inspiring women to reach their highest potential. She is founder and director of WomenRockProject.com, the world’s largest online video library of women’s wisdom to inspire, educate, and motivate. Her vision is to make Women Rock Project™ a daily destination for women around the globe.
In her desire to inspire and teach other women to pursue their own creative paths, she founded and directs Inner Rhythm Movement Arts Institute. She is the author of Doorway to Ecstasy: A Dancer’s Initiation, a book about her 30 years teaching, performing, and directing two dance companies.
chapter 18 – Quest for Freedom
MARIE SUMMERS popularly known as Ms Reason is a professional Holistic Life Coach, Radio Personality, Producer, Managing Editor, Entrepreneur, Speaker, Mentor, Blogger and Freelance Writer and she has been writing for over 20 years on varies topics. As an online radio personality, she has developed national and international acclaim over the past seven years, and reaches people all over the world with her show The Ms. Reason Show hosted on Blog Talk Radio. Marie Summers has grown a following from her in-depth discussion on her show. She understands that we are all blessed with an inherent need to connect—to be seen, heard, felt and understood.
CHAPTER 19 – BEAUTIFUL CHAOS
VANESSA MBAMARAH is a Creative Sociopreneur, with a passion for motivating others, enthusiastic about life, creativity and digital technology. She is CEO of ZTALLION, a Social Media Marketing Agency, Founder of LAC FOUNDATION, Co-founder EWD Africa (Empowering Women with Digital). Alongside this, she is a Co-host on the Creative Magic Network (Canada) and an International Columnist for Madison Jaye (New York). Driven by her belief in empowerment and mentoring others, she gives people the opportunity to be who they want to be regardless of gender or background, encouraging them towards making something out of their lives
chapter 20 – Only Time
LUCI MCMONAGLE is a top influencer and transformational leader who has transformed her poverty stricken childhood that was filled with tragedy into a life of abundance, wealth and happiness. Despite all odds, Luci has risen to become a highly sought after Abundance Breakthrough Coach and Speaker that hosts the renowned Wealthy Wednesday Show. Luci learned how to claim her true inner power and empowers women entrepreneurs on how to live life on their own terms, while having more money, more freedom and more joy. She is also known for bringing miracles and magic to her clients’ life.”