34: Building Your Own Table

Dr. Shawntel Okonkwo is a Ph.D. Molecular Biologist and a sought-after keynote speaker, scientific R&D consultant, advisor, and creative science communicator. She is passionate about ideating, designing, advising, and communicating intersectional solutions that creatively engage science and technology for a better world. As a scientist, her empathy-centered yet analytical approach reinforces emotional intelligence throughout her […]


33: Putting Yourself Out There

Gino Cordone, 26 years old, born, raised, and currently living in Connecticut.  He received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Hartford.  He graduated in 2014 and worked at Electric Boat, working on Nuclear Submarines for 3 years.  In 2017, he switched companies and now works for Pratt and Whitney, working […]


32: Setting Your Own Tone

Dionna Newsome, Pan Afrikan, Author, Poet, and Child Care Provider, was born on May 24, 1996, in Baltimore, MD. Since the age of 10, she has had the dream and vision of becoming a published author.  She graduated from Carver Vocational Technical High School in 2014 with a high school diploma as well as her […]


31: Embracing and Empowering Yourself

Ivy Felicia combines compassion and commitment to supporting women of all sizes in making peace with their bodies at any size. The Certified Holistic Wellness Coach and Body Image Expert focuses on highly individualized, sustainable lifestyle design plans that help her clients develop wellness habits without body shame or body bullying. Her unique program, Body […]