Spearheading the shaping of G100 Media Arts & Communication (G-MAC), Alex Okoroji is responsible for the development of the sector's vision, strategy, network and mission to enhance the visibility and advancement of women working in media arts & communication across the world. An elite member of the eminent G100, Today she sits at the top of the leadership as the G100 Global Chairperson for Media Arts & Communication. The Global Chair leads the entire sector wing globally, developing the best guideposts for global policies from collective and creative consciousness.
G100 Global Chair - Media Arts & Communication
Alex Okoroji is a Nigerian Actress, Multiple Award-Winning Media Personality and Creative Consultant - who has reinvented herself at every stage of her creative career as a Performing, Visual and Literary Artiste - navigating the world of Art, Media and Entertainment for over 15 years. She has dedicated her career to multimedia content development across various applications from film to television to radio, digital media, and print, as an Actress, TV Personality, Talk Radio Host, Speaker, Author, Publisher and Voice Artist. She is also a Brand Reinvention Coach and Communication Specialist who helps high performing experts around the world, amplify their influence and create a bigger impact with their brands, platforms, message, products or services. Listed as one of the Top 250 Most Influential Women in the World by Richtopia in 2017, 2018 and 2019. She is the President of The BRAG Media Group, Editor-in-Chief at BRAG! Magazine and CEO at The BRAG Media Company - a service arm offering Brand Consulting, Media & Creative Services to clients around the world.
The Power Team is the core Advisory Council appointed by the Global Chair, working with her to amplify the vision of the sector globally.
Director of Membership
Danielle Findlay is the owner of Danielle Findlay Pilates & Wellness, a Pilates teacher, yoga instructor, podcast host, energy practitioner and wellness advocate. After leaving a 20+ year corporate career in 2018, Danielle opened her studio to guide bodies through the magic of movement and support others on their journey of healing and wellness. With an extensive, diverse background in corporate operations, administration, writing, copywriting and editing, event management, marketing and communications, Danielle has the natural ability to connect and gather, always empowering others to live their best lives.
As co-host of a weekly podcast, The Cauldron, Danielle loves to engage in conversation to motivate and inspire, ensuring others are seen, heard, and never feel alone.
Danielle believes in leading by example and the power of human connection and is a committed member, contributor and supporter of local and global charities and causes. Having started a personal foundation 15 years ago, it is her aspiration to leave a legacy where women can connect and discover themselves to align in their power.
You can find Danielle living her best life in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains in Canmore, Alberta with her husband, Robb and their cat Louis. When she’s not in her studio, she will most likely be on a travel adventure, taking in a round of golf, or relaxing by the fire with a book in hand.
Stella Damasus is a critically acclaimed actor, singer, acting coach, speaker, and producer. With over 20 years as an entertainer and over 100 films as an actor, she has won numerous awards globally like the Award for Best Actress at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards (2007) and Best Actress at the Golden Icons Academy Awards in Houston, Texas (2012), Best Actress at the African Film Festival (AFF) for the movie, Between (2016) amongst others.
Stella has been a strong voice for the education of women, consistently fights against underage marriages and injustice against women and young girls. She is the founder of ADIVA Networks, a media and consulting company; Stella Damasus Arts (SDA) Foundation, a non-profit organization established to provide economic, intellectual and emotional support to the society, using the Arts as its primary tool. The Foundation launched its Free Arts Training Program and opened its doors to its first set of students on the 16th of May 2011. An Actor's Playhouse, and is the Publisher/Editor-In-Chief of ADIVA Magazine. She is also a certified relationship coach and a mother and hosts the Ask Stella Series.
As an entertainer, Stella entertains and educates her fans through other various media programs. These programs are:
African Girl Abroad–a chat show about the life of African immigrants living in America.
Actors Playhouse–a program that showcases the actors’ lifestyle.
Excuse my African–a weekly podcast, where she talks about the life of a misrepresented and misunderstood African girl abroad.
Daily Dose–a daily podcast where Stella shares her experiences raw and unscripted. She also gives a daily boost to motivate listeners.
Frankie Picasso is an International SocialPreneur, Talk Show Host, and Champion for Change who has been transforming lives and influencing culture for the past 30 years. Professionally, she is a Certified Life, Business and Master Coach Trainer, Author, Artist, Activist and Radio/TV Host, who just happens to specialize in the Impossible! Frankie founded The Good Radio Network, a socially conscious radio platform as a vehicle for social impact and change. As a professional Artist, Frankie’s paintings have been featured in the International Book of Contemporary Artists Volume 6 and can be found on Fine Art America.
The sale of her artwork and custom orders goes to pay for both Cleft Palate Surgery for children through Mercy Ships Canada, Saving Animals in Shelters and training puppies for the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, as well as other humanitarian efforts.
Frankie’s book Midlife Mojo won her recognition and the Finalist WINNER award as one of the “50 Great Writers you should be Reading in 2015!” and she now has 5 Best-Selling books to her credit, including I Bared My Chest, For Want of 40 Pounds, No Bulled Allowed, and the latest as Co-author in the Best Selling bLU Series. She is honoured to be a member of a group of high-level influencers and thought leaders who are out to cause a change in the world. As well as notably being the first female Kickboxing Promoter in the World and Manager of a 12 time Champion. A long time animal advocate, Frankie is passionate about SAVING Animals worldwide and raising AWARENESS for the compassionate treatment of all wildlife and Humans.
Frankie is a member of the Canadian Association of Journalists, Founder of both The Good Radio Network and The Good Media Network and proud Grandmother of 9 Grandchildren with the 10th arriving November 2021.
Clara Rufai is a Corporate Lawyer, Compliance Professional, Entrepreneur, Speaker, Podcaster and Coach with 3 decades of experience under her belt, mainly within the financial services sector. She expresses her brilliance in diverse ways, including as an Author, Book Consultant, Storyteller, and Mentor. She is the Editor-In-Chief of SHINE Magazine, President and Founder of The SHINE Zone, a social enterprise specialising in leadership and personal development.
She is the Host of the Shine Capsules Podcast, the Convener of the annual Leap and Shine Conference, and the Creator of the annual Shine Legacy Awards. Clara is an experienced network marketing professional leading a team of about 1,300 business partners and counting. She partners with thought leaders and Influencers, leveraging the extensive relationships she has built, to deliver valuable content that serves individuals, businesses and organisations. She created ‘The Shine Philosophy’, a strategy for living a purpose-driven life, which encourages people to look inward, to connect with their inner greatness and to showcase their brilliance. Popularly known as ‘The Shine Strategist’, Clara uses her SHINE Philosophy and platforms to empower people to (S)tart (H)arness (I)dentify (N)etwork and (E)xpress their brilliance, so they can travel on a more rewarding and fulfilling path in life.
She is a multiple awards recipient, some of which include the Iconic Woman Award at the Annual Global Women Economic Forum (WEF) in India, a Humanity Award and a Motivational Award from Powerhouse Global. She has been inducted into The World Book of Greatness 2020 as a ‘Creator of Greatness’, and received the Prestigious ‘CEO's Award for Excellence’ in the course of her banking career. She is the author of the BEFFTA Award Nominated book 'PRISON BREAK: The 9 to 5 Escape Agenda - Taking the Leap from Limitation to Liberation. She has also co-authored two other books: a 3-time bestselling anthology titled ‘The Journey to Purpose’ (published 2016) and ’40 Pearls of Wisdom’ (published 2019).
Jyoti Tiwari is a Posh Trainer, Author, Gender Rights Activist, Citizen Journalist and Podcaster. She is the Gold Medalist of Dr Hazari Prasad Dwivedi Essay writing contest, and the winner of Sri Prem Chand Kahani Puraskar, Punjab University Woman of substance by SRL diagnostics 2016. She holds a PG Diploma in Journalism from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, and a PG diploma in Translation from IGNOU and has a BA (Hons) from Punjab University.
Jyoti is a published author of the Amazon best-selling book “Anuurag”, and has published a new book, “Ladka Hua hai.” with rave reviews from fans, supporters and readers alike. She has vast experience of dealing with the media as she has previously worked with All India Radio (Akashwani Lucknow) as a newsreader cum translator. Jyoti is a Podcaster and host of The Jyoti Tiwari Show.
She is a blogger and citizen journalist, and has also Co-authored research reports to the Government of India, and appeared on international radio shows as well for creating awareness regarding gender issues. Jyoti has worked towards sensitizing MPs and MLAs about gender issues and problems that have arisen. She has been a prominent proponent of gender research in the arena of well-being, has managed a community centre in Delhi NCR and handled a helpline.
She has appeared in various TV debates and programs voicing concerns on gender issues, spoken to hundreds of victimized people, listened to their problems and helped them stabilize in crisis situations. Jyoti also conducts training programs on soft skills and sensitise prevention of sexual harassment at the workplace in various organizations. She has conducted posh training programs and session in Shapoorji Pallonji Group: Adidas/Reebok, Volta, Sarva Foam and conducted Soft skill training at Amity Law College, Delhi University, Fastrack, and Akash Ananda Foundation.
Cresta Durojaiye, CPO® is a Certified Professional Organizer, and one of Africa's leading Productivity Experts, Author, Podcaster and Life Strategist who teaches and empowers people with practical tools and strategies to live fuller and perform optimally.
She serves as the Founding Chairperson of the Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals in Nigeria (APON). She is the Founder of Cresta Durojaiye Productivity Academy (CDPA) & Co-Founder of PineTree Group of companies. She is a WEF London 2019 Speaker and Recipient of the WEF London 2019 Iconic Woman Award.
Cresta is passionate about creating systems and structures for organized workflow and personal transformation. She also places a major premium on family life, as a wife and hands-on Mum to two amazing girls.
She is the author of the book, MAD HOUSE, and co-author of the book, ‘40 Pearls of Wisdom’, - an anthology featuring 40 inspiring stories by 40 women. She is the recipient of the London 2020 Shine Legacy Award in Productivity, and recipient of the WEF Cairo 2020 Exceptional Woman of Excellence Award.
Muna Onuzo is an award-winning author, business coach, speaker and life mentor. She is the Founder of Gazzelle Academy, a technical and soft skill vocational centre, where she has trained over 2000 Nigerian youths. She is known as the Startup Doctor for her work in helping small businesses and is currently the Senior Technical Adviser to the Honorable Minister of State for Education.
Muna is also fondly called the Accountability Queen and has recently launched the Frantic-to-Freedom community where she helps truth seekers, Leaders and their teams become more productive and accountable to the daily process of achieving success in work and life.
She is the President of The Foundation for Women in Film & Television in Nigeria, a Not-for-profit spanning over 10 continents and 44,000 global members.
Muna started her career as a Television News Broadcaster and editor. She then became a producer before transitioning into the not-for-profit space to contribute her quota in supporting female filmmakers.
Muna has spoken on diverse international platforms such as The United Nations side event in New York, ASCU Conference Cambridge, The CEO Summit in Imperial College, London and the Women Economic Forum, India.
She sits on several boards where she contributes to driving the economic growth of her country Nigeria through entrepreneurship.
Vanessa Mbamarah is a Marketing and Transformation Specialist, a speaker, trainer, philanthropist and a digital enthusiast who is passionate about bridging the digital skills gap in Africa.
She is the CEO and Lead Strategist at Ztallion, a Woman-Led Creative Digital Agency that works with brands to increase their perceived value and impact through experienced design, marketing, and training. Through her agency, she leads several Google initiatives in Africa focused on helping small businesses leverage digital technology for business growth, and also partnering with organisations dedicated to skills development and Digital Transformation in Africa.
She currently leads 5 Google initiatives and training programs in Francophone Africa, trains and manages several trainers across the region. The programs include; Google Digital Skills, Google Business Group Cotonou, Women will, I am Remarkable, G Suite for Education Program. She is passionate about sharing knowledge and focused on bridging the Digital Skills Gap in Africa, especially for women.
She has helped over 1000+ businesses get their business verified on Google and trained over 20, 000 people across Africa - Benin, Nigeria, Rwanda, Niger, Mali, Cameroon, Togo, Cote d’Ivoire, South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, Mauritius and Burkina Faso, both in English and French language. When she is not working, she spends her time serving as a Rotarian. She has served as the Chair for Media & Publicity (2020 - 2021) and Director for International Services (2021 - 2022) in the Club.
G100 is supported by The Denim Club: Group of 100 He-for-She Champions globally, comprising leaders and luminaries who will advocate for gender equity and balance, mitigate barriers to women’s leadership, commit to women’s greater C-suite representation, and fuel funding for female founders. Together, in joint collaboration and co-creation, the G100 Global Chair along with the G100 Denim Club Partner will develop policy recommendations.
G100 Denim Club Partner for Media Arts & Communication
Yuri Cataldo is a Techo-optimist working at the intersection of technology and art. He is an award-winning entrepreneur, keynote speaker, best-selling author, podcaster and emerging tech strategist who combines the mindset of an artist and a technologist.
Named one of the 40 under 40 business leaders in Indiana, Yuri brings years of experience in the arts, design, entrepreneurship, marketing, innovation, and publicity, in addition to advising founders, artists and startups.
Mr Cataldo graduated from the Yale School of Drama. He is a classically trained set and costume designer (with a BA in Communications, Theatre, and Drama from Indiana University, a degree in Set Design from The Julliard School and a Masters Degree in Production Design from Yale University), an Artistic Designer turned entrepreneur with credits on Broadway, Dance, Film, and Opera. He previously founded the highly publicized bottled water company - IndigoH2O, the only multiple award-winning bottled alkaline water in the world and the 2015 best tasting water in the world.
Yuri is a mentor at Yale Tsai City, MassChallenge, and Tech Stars. He is a Global Fellow and Advisory Board Member of Fintech4Good, a Board Member and Chair of the Outreach Committee for the Yale Club of Boston (the primary organisation connecting all Yale alumni in eastern Massachusetts). Yuri has lectured at MIT, Yale, Tufts, Princeton, Stanford, Suffolk, Notre Dame, Emerson College, and Indiana University.
The Impact Team (IT) is a group of ambassadors serving as G-MAC wing anchors globally in 5 groups - Communication, Operations, Community, Research and Projects. Their work supports the efforts of the Power Team. Each group is led by a coordinator who oversees their work.
Imani Dokubo is a Writer, Poet, Author, Storyteller, Mindset Revamp Advocate, and a Spoken Word Artist whose performance has graced the Port Harcourt Literary Society, Penspeak, and the Open Mic Poetry Show on Excel FM. She is also known as "The Revampress".
Imani is the Creative Assistant at The BRAG Media Company, Editor of Christ A Poet Magazine, Assistant Editor of BRAG! Author of Unboxing Your Mind, and Co-Author of the Global Anthology "40 Pearls Of Wisdom." She strongly believes that words are powerful, and are capable of changing lives.
Having found her inner core in writing after graduating with a degree in computer science, Imani creates content for brands that attract their ideal audience and has been featured on BRAG Magazine for her transformative writing on revamping mindsets. She is also a scribe at Christ A Poet (CAP).
Driven with a passion to revamp mindsets and help humanity with her gift, she finds fulfilment in depicting words that engage the emotions of her readers through the art of storytelling. Asides from playing with words, Imani enjoys reading, listening to music, and dancing.
Durga Sawant is a Certified Yog Teacher & Counsellor, a Brand Communication Specialist, Mind Coach, Content Creator, Photo Journalist, Community Builder, Speaker, Youth Activist & Founder at Mind Culture Foundation.
After spending over 15 years in the Media/corporate world, Durga recognised the lack of empathy and compassion in society which was affecting the emotional wellbeing of people. Durga decided to shift her path towards community building by spreading the knowledge of Yog and Spirituality. She was trained under the guidance of Padamshree / Yogshree Dr. H.R Nagendra, NASA Scientist & founder of S-VYASA, the world's first Yog university.
Before this, Durga had multiple roles. She started her career as a photo-journalist with some of the leading news media houses in India. She also had stints as a brand communication specialist, live events professional, digital and social media marketer, artist manager, also working with the food and beverage industry.
Durga has a knack for connecting people who have a unified common goal or a mission. She is a natural at building communities, and with this, she single-handedly started Mind Culture Foundation where her mission is to have the world's largest online community for Yog & Spirituality to raise the collective consciousness. Her efforts are also focused on the upliftment of young feminine energies. Durga’s vision is to build a global community of conscious beings based on Panchabhutas (Nature’s 5 elements) led by women to bring a global shift to this planet.