Michelle Words is from Lake View Terrace, California. She has a B.A. from Sonoma State University, a M.B.A. in Finance from Clark Atlanta University and a J.D. from University of Wisconsin Law School. After several years in Corporate America, Michelle was looking for more to feel fulfilled. After the loss of her job and the death of a friend, Michelle began to reflect on what was important to her.
She realized that in chasing the American Dream, she didn’t have enough time or money to do more of what was important to her: travel. Michelle began to research and decided that people teaching abroad had the lifestyle to which she aspired. In 2014, she made that aspiration a reality. Since then, Michelle has resided in the Middle East and has enjoyed teaching Business English, Finance and Business Law to undergraduate and graduate students and has traveled to over 60 countries. Michelle is the host of Flippin’ the Script podcast, which encourages women to embrace change.
Joyce Gilmer is a woman set on having a long lasting impact on the continent of Africa. She has taken the daunting task of lobbying various countries to encourage them to extend residency privileges to the African diaspora outside of Africa. She has personally met with government officials at her own expense to try to influence them to change their policies, and she will not take no for an answer. Joyce shares with us what let her to this movement and her plans moving forward.
Gina Nelson has been an administrator in education in the United Arab Emirates for the past 8 years, and now stepping out on faith in launching a company in Abu Dhabi with the initiative to empower women globally. Gina shares with us the steps required for her to launch her business in UAE and encourages women of color looking to start a business to consider doing the same.