Carmin R. Brown

Carmin R. Brown is the Multi-Cultural Business Alliance Manager, in the Social Innovation division, at Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (TMNA).  Carmin is responsible for leading and supporting strategic development plans for multicultural community partners (i.e. African American, Women, Latino, Native American, etc.) in alignment to Social Justice initiatives. Carmin has also managed Toyota’s national […]

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Chanelle Brown

Chanelle Brown is a communications practitioner and the Research and Policy Fellow at the International Black Women’s Public Policy Institute. Previously, she served as the Public Relations Manager at TV One, Communications Director in the New York State Assembly and as a communications associate with the Los Angeles City Council.  Brown has also held multiple

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Thai Buckman | DIH GLA Graduate of 2021

Thai Buckman

Thai Buckman is the Program Coordinator at VSEDC South LA  Best Buy Teen Tech Center, an affiliate of The Clubhouse  Network. She is committed to helping youth discover their unique path to success. She joined The Clubhouse Network as a Mentor Coordinator at  EXPO Center, where she quickly flourished in building mentor-mentee relationships, creating content for programming,

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Marlissa Collier

Marlissa Collier is the Area Manager of Network Services at AT&T in Dallas, TX. In this role, she is responsible for technician dispatch strategy and operations for Northern California and Nevada. Marlissa joined AT&T as a member of the 2015 cohort of AT&T’s flagship Leadership Development Program. Since joining AT&T, she has held roles in

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Opal Enriquez

Opal Enriquez was born in the country of Belize and migrated to the United States along with her family shortly after her completion of her primary school education. With newfound opportunity to explore her talent, she attended   Hamilton High School Academy of Music, where she was awarded an NAACP scholarship to study dance and

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Nikisha Evans

Nikisha Evans is an Entrepreneur at heart and a Licensed Paralegal of The Law Society of Ontario. Her passion for justice, love for advocacy and compassion for others guides her in representing clients in her Paralegal practice, Evans Paralegal Services. Nikisha is also the President of The Congress of Black Women Canada London Chapter, which is one of

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Tammilee Jules

Tammilee has been the Poet in Residence for the International Black Women’s Public Policy Institute (IBWPPI) for the past 12 years. Traveling with IBWPPI, Tammilee opens every Policy Forum with a message that sets the atmosphere to receive the Agenda. Tammilee has spoken before World Leaders, CEO’s, Business Owners, Members of Parliament, Congressional Leaders, in

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Sinenhlanhla Luthuli

Please let me introduce myself. I am Sinenhlanhla Luthuli, currently employed as a principal engineer at Toyota South Africa Motors for the past 9 years. I have a Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering. I was born in Nongoma, a rural town in Northern KwaZulu-Natal. This area up to this day is still an impoverished

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Krysta A. Mason-Smith, LL.B, LL.M

Mason-Smith graduated from the prestigious Queen’s College High School and the former College of the Bahamas (both in Nassau, Bahamas) as well as the University of Manchester (England) and St. Thomas University (Florida).  She completed her Professional Studies at BPP Professional Education (England) which qualified her as a Barrister.  She was called to both the

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Mekia Mason

Mekia Mason is an Elementary Guidance Counselor who works with students between the age of 5 and 12 years old to carefully steer them in the direction towards self-fulfillment and holistic development. After spending nearly six years working closely with elementary school aged children, firstly, as a School Social Worker and now as a Guidance

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Lindokuhle Matoti

Lindokuhle Matoti is a South African born and raised in the rural villages of Cala in the Eastern Cape. She is currently a full-time technical agent at ICC (International Call Center). She recently (2020) graduated from the Durban University of Technology in Management and Science,  specializing in public relations and communications. In 2019 she completed her

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Channell Mellish

Channell Mellish is an impact-driven public affairs professional and communications strategist with an unwavering commitment to fostering positive social change and sustainable development. With more than a decade of experience working in the government, nonprofit, legal, and civil society sectors, she found that her skills are best utilized at the intersection of policy and effective

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Mohammed Nurah

Mohammed Suglo Nurah is a final year student at the University of Ghana Business School offering a Bsc. in Marketing and Entrepreneurship. She serves as the current Vice President of her faculty, the business school.   She has leadership experience from multiple leadership positions she held from basic school where she served as a library prefect,

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Diara Newman

Diara Newman is a screenwriter, news producer, and avid reader. She has spent her professional career covering urgent stories at CBS News for both Face The Nation and CBS This Morning. A graduate of The George Washington University and current D.C. resident, Diara has mastered the art of monument tour guide. She is a member

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Linda D. Mackey

Linda D. Mackey was appointed Consul-General of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas in Miami on October 01st, 2017 by Bahamian Prime Minister the Honourable Hubert A. Minnis Consul-General Mackey received her at St. Anne’s High School in Nassau. She continued her post-secondary educational studies in Business Administration at Meritus University in New Brunswick, Canada. The

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