Speaker Profile

anna-maria-chavezAnna Maria Chavez
Chief Strategy Officer, National Council on Aging, and Former CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA

Anna Maria Chávez is Chief Strategy Officer and Senior Vice President of External Affairs for the National Council on Aging, whose mission is to improve the lives of millions of older adults, especially those who are struggling.

Chávez developed the leadership skills growing up in Eloy, Arizona, that would propel her into a career of public service. Her desire to transform the world through servant leadership led her to Yale University, before pursuing a juris doctorate at the University of Arizona. She held numerous posts in President Bill Clinton’s administration and later returned to Arizona to serve then-governor Janet Napolitano.

Her success led to her appointment as CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA, where she served from 2011-2016 as the first woman of color to lead the 104-year group with 2.7 million members in over 90 countries and 59 million alumnae in America. In 2016, Anna was named as one of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders by Fortune magazine, cited for her vision and creativity in working to revitalize the Girl Scout brand for a new century.

Chávez has been named one of FORTUNE’s World’s Greatest Leaders of 2016 and was named number 22 by Fast Company in its annual list of the most creative people in business. She brings a wealth of experience from previous legal, public policy, nonprofit management, and brand management positions in Arizona, Texas, Washington, DC, and New York City.

Anna is one of the world’s top experts on women’s leadership and youth development and draws from her 25 years of public service and nonprofit leadership to teach teamwork, inclusion and diversity, resiliency, leadership, and self-motivation. Her keen insights and dynamic presentations have inspired thousands of individuals around the globe to lead authentically and has helped organizations work together more collaboratively and create dynamic impact. Anna has appeared on CBS News, NBC’s The Today Show, FOX News Channel, CNBC’s Squawk Box, CNN, Bloomberg Radio, NPR, and she’s a contributing writer on Huffington Post.

Erin GavinErin Gavin
Hollywood Actress know for playing Marylin Monroe: The Last Investigation

At age seven, Erin landed the role of Molly in the theater production of Annie and her career was launched in the UK. She was still in high school when she landed her first television role in the popular television series, “Taggart.” Shortly after, Erin spent a year in New York City honing her craft through many and varied acting classes. She returned to Scotland to attend The Royal Academy to study media and the performing arts. Afterwards she then went on to study business studies.

Upon graduation, she moved to London and landed a role in the award winning hit television series, “Footballers’ Wives,” which led to the launch of her successful career within acting and modeling. Soon, by combining her many contacts in the entertainment and modeling worlds with her intelligence, wit and determination, she created the Erin Gavin Agency (EGA), which has become one of the United Kingdom’s leading providers of models, dancers and Film & television background artists. Erin’s career has had an eclectic career in motion pictures, television series, theatrical productions, print and live-action commercials.

She’s worked with a remarkable list of directors and actors, including David Schwimmer, Michelle Pfeiffer and Elijah Jordan Wood. Erin’s most recent credits include starring as Marilyn Monroe in hit U.S. play Marilyn My Secret, Valerie in the thriller, “Dread,” directed by Anthony DiBiasi, “Play On,” directed by David Story, Rola in the comedy, “Junk,” directed by Kevin Hamedani. She also starred and produced as Marilyn in Marilyn and Sinatra which toured the US and UK. Erin has recently received rave reviews for her performances as Marilyn Monroe and Marlene Dietrich.

Erin currently resides between Los Angeles, California and the United Kingdom. In addition to her acting career and owning a successful UK company, Erin negotiates successful investment deals for motion pictures. These negotiations include the Karl Urban comic book adaptation Dredd and a successful video game for Tweens. If Erin is not cultivating business deals then she is spends her time practicing her karate skills. Erin has a black belt in Shotokai k

Maria_Amor_TorresPrincess Maria Amor
Princess of Philippines

Crown Princess Maria Amor has a noble heart. Love of humanity is the driving force in her life. She is truly humanity’s Traveling Princess. Born in the Philippines, an intelligent, extremely lovely girl became a beauty queen, model, keep-fit expert, natural leader and entrepreneur. Fame took her to the U. S. A., where she excelled in international charity work.

Her parents shaped her ideals and her love of humanity. Crown Princess Maria Amor’s mother, Nanay Erlinda Carasco Torres R. I. P. encouraged and supported Maria in her quest to help humanity. Maria’s mother taught her to be compassionate and loving to those in need. Now, Princess Maria Amor continues her work honoring the memory of Nanay Erlinda Carasco Torres, whose boundless love is deep in her heart.

Crown Princess Maria Amor realized that charities can benefit from learning from each other. She is the founder of We Care for Humanity, the illustrious Global Officials of Dignity Awards and the prestigious We Care for Humanity Humanitarian Summit which empowers humanitarians to enlighten the globe with their shared knowledge.

A non-political influencer of world affairs for peace, Traveling Princess Maria Amor works for the advancement of the people of the world, in peace, health, economic standards, democratic freedom and education. She is as distant from politics as the moon and the stars. The first Global Officials of Dignity Awards 2013 was held at The Academy of Television Arts & Science in Los Angeles. The annual Global Officials of Dignity Awards and Humanitarian Summits 2014/2015/2016 were held at the United Nations Headquarters New York with the [2 day] W. C. H. Humanitarian Summit. W. C. H. is registered at United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

Princess Maria Amor continues to send Humanitarian Ambassadors of We Care for Humanity out across the Globe. Every year We Care for Humanity expands its network into new countries doing good from healthcare to Global Santa. Crown Princess Maria Amor understands that like-minded people working for the humanitarian cause can achieve more by coming together in knowledge and understanding. Everyone in the world needs be a team player for the good of humanity and the protection of our Earth.

Crown Princess Maria Amor speaks for those who can’t speak for themselves. She holds the plate for the hungry. Provides the cooker in the soup kitchen. No task is too lowly. A smile or a cuddle for a frightened child is the love the Princess gives. The great and the good join in her humanitarian quest.

Maria Amor Torres is a royal crown princess recognised across the world by her hands-on approach. She has the support of members of the U. S. A. Congress and Senate for her non-political humanitarian work. Princess Maria Amor uses her high royal status for the promotion of peace and humanitarian ideals. Her ideals unite countries and religions.

Money raised by We Care for Humanity goes to fund its work in many countries. Education, vaccinations, health, food, clothing and shelter are priorities. The tasks that We Care for Humanity supports continually grow in diversity, abandoned children, refugees, acid attack survivors and victims of natural disasters.

The Traveling Princess Global T. V. Show is broadcast internationally and raises the profile of the many charities and issues they address. Traveling Princess Maria has been welcomed by the lowly and the highest in all the countries of her royal visits.

In 2015 Crown Princess Maria Amor authored and published her first book We Care for Humanity Poetry with Maureen Brindle W. C. H. Official Poet. The book contains poetry and photographs associated with her Royal Tour 2014/2015 and it was launched at the 3rd Global Officials of Dignity Awards.

Later in 2015 Crown Princess Maria Amor published The Greatest Humanitarians of the World 2015, highlighting the 3rd Global Officials of Dignity Awards and opened her author’s page to the world.

Crown Princess Maria Amor is associated with promoting the arts and in 2016 published, with Maureen Brindle, We Care for Humanity Anthology featuring the writings of her supporters and her Royal Tour 2015/2016. It was launched by Crown Princess Maria Amor at the 4th G. O. D. Awards United Nations Headquarters N. Y.

Her global charity has spread from the U. S. A. to many parts of the world including United Kingdom, India; Pakistan; Sri Lanka; Morocco; Malaysia; Nepal; Philippines, Indonesia, Kenya and Egypt.

Crown Princess Maria Amor was honored with the first OSJ Medal of Merit for her profound service to Humanity.

Crown Princess Maria has never forgotten her roots and works for the needs of the children of the Philippines as she does for all children. She supports telemedicine as an exceptionally efficient method of healthcare provision and education, with many social benefits.

Crown Princess Maria works tirelessly for economic progress and international trade, which is the important factor in linking the interests of countries, to provide stable, lasting, peace and stability.

The Traveling Princess stands for peace between nations, uniting faiths with the love of humanity to improve conditions for the needy. Peace begins with one word humanity.

A truly noble crown princess in touch with progressing humanitarian aims in a changing world. She walks in love and humility addressing needs, the founder-leader of We Care for Humanity’s a world team addressing world problems.

The peace of the world is the supreme objective in these changing times and it is only by cooperation at a human level that peace and humanitarian aims will be achieved. The Traveling Princess is a beacon of light. Her work is respected all over the world.

Linda-ClemonsLinda Clemons
Global Body Language Expert

Linda Clemons from Indianapolis, Indiana is the CEO of Sisterpreneur ®Inc.  Linda is an award-winning the record setting sales producer as well as one of the top sales trainers in the world in the resort/timeshare industry where clients have generated over two billion in sales.A Body Language Expert trained and certified in Analytic Interviewing and Statement Analysis ™ a process used to detect deception.

Her clients and audiences to include Southwest Airlines, National Urban League, Nestle, MGM, Major League Baseball, Wells Fargo. Leo Burnett Worldwide, US Customs, FBI, Marriott, Hilton, Wyndham, and Starwood.  Her client list includes celebrities, executives, politicians, and entrepreneurs.

Linda has opened for or shared the stage with such notables as Oprah Winfrey, President Obama, Steve Wozniak co-founder of Apple, Dr. Condoleezza Rice and Mary Jo White SEC Chair.

Awards to include but not limited to:

  • Office Depot National Entrepreneur Award
  • Women of Wealth Top Mentor Award
  • A listing in the United States Congressional Records for community work.
  • Sagamore of the Wabash the highest civilian award given by the governor in the State of Indiana.
  • *Memberships-Rotary International
  • *National Board member for the National Congress of Black Women

Dr.-Shruti-KapoorDr. Shruti Kapoor
‎Founder, Sayfty

Dr. Shruti Kapoor is an award-winning gender equality activist, economist and social entrepreneur, passionate about girls and women’s safety. Shaken by the horrific gang rape in Delhi 2012 that caught the attention of the global news media, she founded her organization, Sayfty in June 2013 to educate and empower women and girls of India against violence. The organization aims at not only creating awareness of laws and legal rights around the issue of violence against women, but also uses digital media, tech-for-good and storytelling for women’s safety.

In 2016, The White House nominated Dr. Kapoor as a change maker for The United State Of Women Summit 2016. She is the winner of Barclay’s We Are The City 50 Rising Stars Award in 2016, India. Sayfty was awarded the People’s Choice Award by Femverstising (2015), and won a State recognition award by the UP government in India for the organization’s work on safety and education of girls. In 2015 also, Dr. Kapoor was awarded the Rex Karamveer fellowship, “to share impactful ideas for action and transform lives through projects and ideas of hope,” and was awarded “Woman of the Year (third prize)” by Regional Council, Aosta Valley, Italy.

Dr. Kapoor holds a PhD in Economics from University of CA, Riverside, and has consulted for International organizations like The World Bank in Washington DC and UN Women, NYC. She has also served as an Adjunct Professor of Economics at Occidental College in Los Angeles, CA. She is currently the co-chair of UN Women’s Task Force For Young Women’s Economic Empowerment. Dr. Kapoor is an active member of the UN Inter-Agency Network on Youth Development Working Group on Youth and Gender Equality Task Force and served on the core organizing committee of UN’s Youth Forum for the Commission on the Status of Women 2017.

Dr. Kapoor has addressed many public forums including Youth Assembly at the United Nations, UN Women Events, Merit 360 and Make Room India. She is an award-winning writer, Huffington Post contributor, World Pulse Digital Change maker and Impact Leader She is dedicated to media, digital and traditional, to raise awareness to make our cities safer for women and girls.

Lisa-PinoLisa Pino
⁠⁠⁠Counsel, Mayer Brown, LLP and Former USDA Deputy Administrator (SNAP) under President Barack Obama

Lisa J. Pino is counsel in Mayer Brown’s Washington DC office and a member of the Employment & Benefits group who focuses on global mobility and immigration. As a former Obama presidential appointee and senior counselor to the secretary at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Lisa brings critical government experience on homeland security, immigration and administrative procedural matters. At DHS, she advised the secretary and other senior leaders on legal and policy issues, including management administration, employment, cybersecurity, national security, data, information technology, budget, procurement and real estate matters. Additionally, she managed the implementation of immigration priorities for the secretary and played an integral role as a liaison to the White House on executive actions. Her crisis management of complex, challenging issues includes solving federal cyber breach protocols, upholding the president’s executive actions, revising procurement standards for hundreds of vendors and increasing employee engagement for 240,000 DHS employees across 22 component agencies.

Prior to her time at DHS, Lisa served the administration at the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) as the deputy administrator of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the deputy assistant secretary at the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights.

As deputy assistant secretary, Lisa resolved long-standing civil rights complaints and ensured the fair and equal treatment of USDA employees and program clients around the United States. In this role, she directed 135 staff and managed more than 1,000 program complaints daily while overseeing USDA compliance under Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Under her leadership, USDA resolved class-action settlements with minority and women farmers, issued its first Limited English Proficiency guidance, developed a gender identity regulatory amendment to protect LGBT program clients from discrimination and resolved more than 5,000 program complaints exceeding the statute of limitations.

As deputy administrator of SNAP, Lisa managed a $72 billion program providing 46 million Americans, including children, with nutritional assistance. During SNAP’s highest growth period in history, she: established immigrant policy guidance; improved program access and state compliance; championed civil rights; developed a new technology platform for state partners; expanded SNAP at farmers’ markets by 250 percent; strategized USDA’s MyPlate/MiPlato public engagement; represented First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Initiative to end childhood obesity; established hundreds of new community partnerships; and conducted numerous presentations on hunger and obesity around the country.

Prior to entering government service, Lisa, fluent in Spanish, advised low-income clients in Phoenix and at the Arizona border on immigration, farm worker, agricultural, housing and employment issues for the Florence Immigrant Rights and Refugee Project and Community Legal Services. Her background included clerkships with a global law firm serving high-tech corporate clients, the US Government Accountability Office, the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York and the Library of Congress.

A New York native, Lisa received her BA, MA and JD from Arizona State University with honors and completed Harvard University’s Public Leadership program as a National Hispana Leadership Institute fellow. Her recent awards include the US-Spain Council Young Leader award, induction into the Hispanic Scholarship Fund’s Hall of Fame and Arizona State University’s Horquilla award. Lisa also participated in President Obama’s Leadership Workshop program at the White House.

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