Powerhouse Of Women Worldwide (POWW)
My vision with POWW is to create the largest global network of women, collaborating, and taking strategic action for sustained positive social change. We’re driven by our mission to be the most significant female-led force for positive social action and the overall betterment of humanity. Despite billions being spent by charities, problems that affect local and global communities persist. There is an increasing interest in more innovative, solution-focused models of operation. We recognise that a limited amount of effort focuses on feasible, sustainable, long-term solutions, and this is what we aim for. To this end, we aim to form partnerships, building our network and simultaneously working with a think-tank of change-makers, advisors, and a global community of problem-solvers to initiate action toward sustainable solutions, eventually utilizing an incentivized problem-solving model.
Problem Solver Central
I will soon be launching this strategic hub for the global non-profit community. The platform connects people and projects with networks of skills and support, and allows for collaborative problem-solving on a global scale. It also offers a library of resources from experts in the sector.
We know that there are tens of thousands of people and projects all over the world, doing good work, often with similar aims and in similar fields. We also know that it’s more common than not that they all start from scratch, spend time, energy and resources building the networks and gaining access to the communities and strategic partners that are necessary to make meaningful progress. Problem Solver Central offers a solution – amplifying the impact of engagements by allowing for connections that are strategically aligned enabling more collaborative interventions, in a very simple, direct way.
Blackstone Amphitheatre for Humanity and Graciela Blackstone
My work with Blackstone Amphitheater for Humanity first began when my business partner, Johnny Fratto and I were consulting with Graciela on investment options, marketing, exposure and strategy. This led to a new strategy to secure investment and facilitation of introductions to connections such as Alki David. After working on the project, recognising the potential for positive impact of the project, and seeing the passion and commitment with which Graciela Blackstone persevered in her efforts to see the project succeed, I decided that I would continue to support the project, being a spokesperson and acting as international liaison, as well as supporting strategy on a pro-bono basis, until the project funding is released.
About Graciela Blackstone and the Blackstone Amphitheatre for Humanity
Graciela Blackstone lives in Annapolis, Maryland and is the US Veteran, CEO/Founder Amphitheater for Humanity. Graciela and her family have lived, worked, and eventually owned the farmland on borderline of Crownsville and the Capital of Maryland (Annapolis City) since 1659. The family on Graciela’s grandmother’s side traces back to Maureen Duvall the Elder, who was bestowed the land grand by King Henry 7th. The 300 year old family farm, which is the last African American owned farm in Anne Arundle County , listed on the MD Historical Inventory, is being completely transformed. It will be a $89million + project, for non-profit Blackstone Amphitheater for Humanity Complex . This totally Platinum Green location will be groundbreaking with 22nd century 4,000 seat Amphitheater, a 5,000 capacity attached Conference Center, 321 room 4 star Hotel, 5 Kilometer historic walking trail , onsite day/night trip Amphitheater tour buses to downtown beautiful Annapolis, New fabulous Crofton, and Nightlife sites for conventioneers to Baltimore or Maryland Live. Business leasing spaces, Concerts, Multi-Cultural events, Festivals, Non-profit organizations large fundraisers, Business and Religious Conferences, STEAM events- Science, Technology, Education, Arts, and Math programs, Military USO shows for troops. At its core will have the additional agendas of Job Creation and an increase in Tourism. Following a consultation with Johnny Fratto and Noleen Mariappen, a new strategy and plan was devised, and through their facilitation, Graciela has now negotiated and entered into agreements with Hologram USA and Musion DH to create the “First Permanent and Largest Holographic Complex in the World “. As of September 15th, 2015, plans are in progress. Noleen Mariappen continues to support the project, being a spokesperson and acting as international liaison, as well as supporting development and marketing strategy.
The Mentor Ring
My support of The Mentor Ring began following an engagement with the QWEST project, and my belief in ability of mentorship to help individuals reach their potential. I support the organisation by offering some of my time to deliver training to individuals who are in the mentoring programmes.
About The Mentor Ring
The Mentor Ring was founded by Sujatha Thaladi who spent a number of years working on projects that promoted individual development through mentoring.
The Mentor Ring provides one-to-one support and guidance to individuals helping them to overcome significant barriers to social inclusion. The non-profit aims to help individuals to tackle personal challenges ranging from health and wellbeing, education, training or employment.
Future creators is a non-profit concept that I’m developing that aims to harness the expertise of global communities offering incentivized solutions through the forum of think-tanks, and problem-solving groups, to resolve local, national and global problems.
This project is at early stages of development and if it seems like something you would like to be involved in, I would love to hear from you, so please do get in touch!