Danielle Taylor is the founder and executive director of Òman Baako, an international non-profit organization that works to build stronger, more equitable communities across Africa and the African diaspora. Throughout her career, Ms. Taylor has worked domestically and internationally in community development, specializing in the decolonization of human rights and the empowerment of women and girls. Before launching Òman Baako, Ms. Taylor worked with respected international aid organizations to advance the human rights of women and girls globally. Ms. Taylor holds a Bachelor of Arts from Louisiana State University and a Master of International Policy from the University of Georgia.
Tawakalitu Braimah is a journalist with over 7 years’ experience in radio broadcasting. She is presently acting as the Editor of the Business Desk on Starr 103.5 FM in Ghana. She is also the main anchor of the station’s major business bulletin. Tawa is passionate about gender injustices and human rights issues. Before being assigned to the Business desk, Tawa covered many stories which highlighted the security challenges and lack of opportunities faced by women and girls. Tawa graduated with BA in English and Theatre Arts from the University of Ghana, Legon and is a member of the Institute of Public Relations. She is currently studying to become a member of the Project Management Institute, Pennsylvania, USA.
Camille Henderson-Edwards is a 2015 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Spelman College. While at Spelman, she completed a host of international service learning and research projects to examine the role of religion in the mitigation of child sex trafficking in the Metro-Atlanta area. Camille later obtained her Masters of Divinity as one of five Robert W. Woodruff Fellows at Candler School of Theology, Emory University. Camille is currently pursuing ordination within the United Methodist Church and serves as an Assistant Minister at Cascade United Methodist Church in Atlanta, GA. Camille is working towards serving as a public theologian, examining the faith community’s role in addressing domestic and international human rights – particularly issues pertaining to the injustices of violence against women and girls throughout the African Diaspora.
R. Danielle Burnette
R. Danielle Burnette is an Associate in the Litigation Practice of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP. Ms. Burnette’s practice includes advising clients on and their diverse needs in the areas of commercial litigation, land use, and employment law. She represents clients in federal and state trial courts throughout Georgia. Born and raised in the small southeastern town of McRae, Georgia, Ms. Burnette received both her B.A., magna cum laude, in Political Science and J.D. from the University of Georgia. While in law school, Ms. Burnette served as a Managing Editor of the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law, and represented the United States government as a student prosecutor in several cases in the Northern District of Georgia.
Naweh Wong takes a vision and makes it reality through sound strategy development. She uses this talent at ADP. Inc. where she serves as the Senior Manager of Operations. Naweh is spearheading major strategic shifts at the company to transform the service operations unit into an enabler of company innovation. Naweh was born in Monrovia, Liberia. She immigrated to the United States just before the country’s civil war. Since then, Naweh has been very passionate about sharing her journey and helping mothers along the way. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Worcester.
Camisha Butler is an Atlanta based fashion designer and textile artist. She is the owner of CHAMO, a fashion company that provides custom-designed garments, business consultancy, lectures, and instruction. Prior to founding CHAMO, Camisha worked in project management and marketing in the tech startup sector. She is inspired by the “cultural DNA” that binds the African diaspora to the African continent and seeks to establish direct connections that strengthen that union. She holds a B.A. in Communications from Georgia State University and a M.S. in Fashion Design from Drexel University.