Born on 24 April 1996 in Nuwakot district of Nepal, Ashok has experience of leading the youth for more than 9 years (starting in middle school). In addition to his stewarding the development of Empowerment WORKS flagship programs in Nepal, this Ashok has inspired entrepreneurs of all ages as the Founder, CEO of HamroDoctor.com (1st Health Care IT Company in Nepal) and director of the Utkristha media creation Pvt. Ltd.
He is currently studying Bachelors of public health from Central Institute of Science and Technology. Ashok is passionate about serving mankind and promoting women's empowerment with all around human development. He believes that development isn’t possible without women's empowerment. Women are the key members of the family, community and nation contributing in overall development of the family as well as leading society to improve the welfare of the state. Thereby the empowerment of women is the thirst of the rural as well as urban community across the nation in which he has been involved in wide areas of women's development - making them better able to be the part and parts of nation building.
Scholastica Sylvan Kimaryo Catalyst Action Training / CEO at Kilimanjaro Conscious Leadership Institute
From a rural village in Tanzania, Scholastica created a global legacy in leadership and sustainable development -- earning advanced degrees at the London School of Economics and Political Science, Scholastica served for three decades across Africa for the United Nations, UNDP, UNICEF as Country Director in South Africa and Liberia.
Chopra Center University Certified Instructor in Perfect Health & Primordial Sound Meditation, Scholastica combines her extensive life experience and passion for participatory approaches to support Empowerment WORKS' 7SS Catalyst Action Training. Scholastica first brought her contagious inspiration and wisdom to EW our 2nd edition of The Global Summit training intensive in in 2010 and was an honored guest speaker our 5th biennial in Rio de Janeiro, August 2016. LinkedIn...
Holly Mosher Media & Communications
A serial award-winning Filmmaker for Change, Holly Mosher grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In high school she developed a passion for both photography and philosophy that led her to pursue filmmaking. In her college entrance paper, she cited George Orwell’s idea that all art should be political, and today, uses that concept to guide her work.
After graduating with honors from New York University's Tisch School of the Art , she spent two years in Brazil working as an assistant picture and sound editor on four feature films, including the Oscar nominated films O QUATRILHO, TIETA, and PEQUENO DICIONARIO AMOROSO. Now having executive produced many of her own masterpieces including, HUMMINGBIRD, FREE FOR ALL!, and THE VANISHING OF THE BEES, Holly has launched her second directorial project, BONSAI, highlighting the Social Business innovation of Nobel Peace Prize winner, Muhammad Yunus and the Grameen Bank. Holly is also a co-founder of Be Well Media, a non-profit which aims to create films and other entertainment that inspire people to take their health into their own hands. Learn more about Holly and her latest production, Pay to Play at hollymosher.com
Suad Sulaiman, PhD Sudan - Advisor, Local Assets in Global Health
Dr. Sulaiman has over 30 years of research and program management experience addressing the root causes of Sudan's inextricably linked social and environmental challenges.
Suad has been an active and founding member of the Sudanese Environment Conservation Society (SECS) since its founding 1975 and served on the executive committee for 4 years. SECS is Sudan's largest and most respected environmental and sustainable community development organization with 120 branches and over 12,000 members throughout the country. An expert in community development, climate change, waterborne diseases, Dr. Sulaiman is an adviser to the World Bank, WHO and guides multi-stakeholder collaboration in environmental and agricultural management as part of the Nile River Discourse.
Dianne McCutchan, MA EW Co-founder & Development Adviser
Dianne McCutchan has helped build EW from the ground up- since 2001 and has since served as director of consulting and information services for the Nonprofit Support Center in Santa Barbara, Development Director of the United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara, Development professional for the University of California Santa Barbara.
Applying her MA in Anthropology from University California Santa Barbara, Dianne lectured college courses on Women in Development, and community psychology giving much needed exposure to issues faced by the global communities EW serves. Based in Santa Barbara, California Ms. McCutchan, with over a decade of experience in nonprofit management, has successfully implemented a variety of youth education programs emphasizing teenage pregnancy prevention work and public education. Her professional roles include Project Coordinator for United Boys & Girls Clubs and a collaborative grant project with Planned Parenthood; Launching Teens and Toddlers, a youth development program for at-risk youth in Santa Barbara through Empowerment Works; Executive Director of "Children: Our Ultimate Investment".
Pamela Millar Information & Communication Technologies
Pamela brings experience as senior global product strategist for Sun Microsystems for seven years, Pamela contributed over one million lines of source code to the open source community, including the entire multilingual architecture for the Solaris Operating System. Since leaving Sun, Pamela has been guiding and stewarding new entrepreneurial companies such as Green Technology Institute, TEKIO, the Romero Institute, Earth Networks Television and Justsystems Corporation.
Principal of Bridgemakers Consulting, having spent the past twenty years launching computer software and hardware companies into the global market, Pamela has her MBA in international management and some of the biggest names in information technology companies in the world have been her clients, including Pixar, Compaq, Netscape and Sun Microsystems. She is fluent in French and Spanish, speaks some Mandarin Chinese, and has lived and worked in France, Belgium, Mexico and Taiwan.
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