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Thought Leaders

IWTT recognizes its growing community of Thought Leaders. Inspiring leaders who are on the cutting edge of ideas. Leading with a deep sense of purpose and responsibility to create change; tapping into our inner motivation and values to empower and inspire conversations; creating pathways to success.

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Her Royal Highness Princess

Dr. Moradeun Ogunlana


 A humanitarian, consultant & Visioneer, is an African Royal & a descendant of one of the oldest & most distinguished royal family lines in Lagos, Nigeria.

She is the granddaughter of His Royal Majesty, David Ajasa Ogunlana, the Obanikoro of Lagos, Nigeria, who ruled from 1948 – 1969.

She’s also the great-grand daughter of the ninth ruling King of Remo land in Nigeria, His Royal Majesty, Oba Liyangu Owabagbe Adenuga.

Princess Ogunlana was inducted at the UCT at the United Nations as an Ambassador of Culture uniting USA – China – Africa.

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                  Michelle White

            Western High School

Ms. Michelle White, Principle of Western High School, the oldest all-girls public high school in the United States. Founded in 1844, Western is a pioneer in women's education. It is a college-preparatory high school serving young women in the Baltimore area. Its strategically designed rigorous curriculum encourages advanced-level course work.


This National Blue Ribbon School challenges students to be intelligent, insightful, and involved in the world around them. Students will participate in a Sister School Cultural Exchange Program with students in Africa. 


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Rokeya Jones



Ms. Rokeya Jones, Group Product Director, and she is nationally recognized as an inspirational speaker.

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Mary Ehrsam

Operation HOPE


Ms. Mary Ehrsam President, Operation HOPE Partnerships, New York. As President of Operation HOPE Partnerships, Mary Ehrsam drives the cultivation of revenue streams and avenues for growth and sustainability while furthering the overall mission of HOPE. Mary is responsible for structuring development opportunities, oversight of partnership relations, and the execution of the scalability and sustainability strategy.


Professor Thuli Madonsela

University of Stellenbosch

Professor Thuli Madonsela Founder, The Thuli Madonsela Foundation (Thuma), South Africa.  Professor Thulisile “Thuli” Madonsela, an advocate of the High Court of South Africa, is the Law Trust Chair in Social Justice and a law professor at the University of Stellenbosch, where she conducts and coordinates social justice research and teaches constitutional and administrative law.

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Nalat Phanit Black

Social Impact Developer

Ms. Black creates and manages  social impact projects with an emphasis on sustainability and human rights.


                   Madinah S. Ali

                   Safe PC Cloud

Ms. Madinah S. Ali, President & Co-Founder, Safe PC Cloud, Atlanta Co-Lead for The Women in Technology (WIT) Network and Microsoft Business Partner Channel,  Atlanta, Georgia. The company primarily focuses on data backup and recovery for midsize, enterprise, and government environments with an emphasis on cybersecurity. 

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                            Sharon Hicks

                University of Austin at Texas

Sharon Ricks is the Director of Health Equity       Strategy and Transformation at Dell Medical        School at the University of Texas at Austin. She    advances policies, establishes partnerships, and engages in strategic communication to promote the adoption of a health equity mindset and the    activation of health equity principles. Prior to this, she spent 25 years at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as a Public Health Advisor and 9 years at the U.S. Agency for International Development as an Information Analyst.

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