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The Thread: Conversations Beyond The Return | Vol. 3

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Speakers

David A. Wilson

Founder, AFAR Ventures

Zohra Opoku

Artist

Rokhaya Diallo

French Journalist, Writer, Film Director

Tiffanie Anderson

Founder, Away to Africa

Akwasi Agyeman

CEO, Ghana Tourism Authority

Swaady Martin

Founder & CEO, YSWARA

Oummou Diallo (@tizzy.sassy)

Sales Operations Strategist, Hootsuite

Tijan Watt

General Parner, Wuri Ventures

DJ YOUNG FOX

Artist + Creative

Meryanne Loum-Martin

Founder, Jnane Tamsna

Maat Petrova

Founder, FEMMAGIC

Dr. Zinga Fraser

Director, Shirley Chisholm Project of Brooklyn Women’s Activism, Brooklyn College, CUNY

Chase Emanuel

Ecosystem Builder, Carta

Eddie Kadi

Comedian

mark blake

DJ and Wellness Practitioner

Chip Kennedy

Chief Technology Officer, Tastemakers Africa

Keba Konte

Founder, Red Bay Coffee

Manushka Magloire

Social Impact & Community, AFROPUNK

MIDWIN CHARLES

Managing Principal, Midwin Charles & Associates LLC | Contributer, Essence Magazine

Umindi Francis

CEO, Umindi Francis Consulting Group (UFCG)

Elon D. Johnson

Senior Creative Executive, Tyler Perry Studios

Candi Castleberry

VP, Diversity Partnership Strategy + External Engagement

Bheki Dube

Founder, CURIOCITY Backpackers

@aalaofficial :)

Founder, Aala Care

Nnenna I.

Consultant

Cheraé Robinson (@sasyrae)

Founder & CEO, Tastemakers Africa

Funa Maduka

Director of International Original Films, Netflix

Nneka Mobisson

Co-Founder & CEO, mDoc

Katrena Perou

Executive Director, Inspiring Minds

Elle Williams @queen_ne4titi

Founder, Nefertiti Media

Amaka Izuchi

Nurse & Actress

Aletha Maybank, MD, MPH

Chief Health Equity Officer, American Medical Association

Milan Whippa Wiley

Creative Director, Fear & Fancy

Walla Elsheikh

Co-Founder & CEO, Birthright AFRICA

Kofi Anku

Investor & Real Estate Developer, AyiMensah Park

Ezinne Okoro

Head of Inclusion & Diversity, H&M

Naledi Khabo | @naledi

Executive Director, Africa Tourism Association

Taiyé Samuel

Entrepreneur

Morgan Fykes

Founder, DCFunemployment

Dayna North

Writer/Exec producer., Former EP on Insecure

Aseante Renee

Director of Communications, Common Justice

Penda N'diaye

Founder, Pro Hoe

COLIN ASARE-APPIAH

Senior Ambassador, Bacardi USA

Akinyi Ochieng

Marketing, Nova Credit

Sam A

Actor, Dynasty CW Series

Irungu Houghton

Executive Director, Amnesty International Kenya

Ashtin Berry

Founder, Radical XChange

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