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It’s a M.A.D (Making a Difference) World

January 14 - 9:00 am - 10:00 am PST

Join Dr Sam Collins, CEO of Aspire, named as ‘One of the Top 200 Women to Impact Business and Industry’ by Her Majesty The Queen and ‘A Woman Shaping the World’ by CNN for an hour of inspiration at the Aspire It’s a M.A.D (Making a Difference) World online event. This one off event will address the increasingly complex and volatile world in 2021 for women in America both at home, at work and in our communities. 

We will explore the latest thinking about the empowerment of women for personal, organizational and social change, why there is still a critical need to close the gender gap, the role of COVID in women’s equality regression and how women can led, collaborate and celebrate each other more across intersectional differences.

Join us and...
  • Gain new ideas, contacts and thinking to move forward on your aspirations for yourself, your organization and community in these tough times.
  • From workplace equality to race equity to mental health to climate change, think through how you can make a difference and impact organizational and social change no matter who you are or what you do.
  • Seek diverse views to challenge your thinking with women who see the world differently.
  • Receive support and encouragement from a like-minded network of women making a difference to themselves and others.
  • Be inspired and uplifted by others' goals and aspirations.
  • Commit to action and ongoing change and sustainability.

This will be a raw, unscripted and informal discussion with myself and:

* Dr. Jen O’Ryan, an Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity strategist, specializing in organizational change.
* Carmen Ward, Motivational Speaker, Dreamer, Community Builder.
* Sacha Thompson, Founder of The Equity Equation, a diversity coaching and consulting firm.

Attendees at Aspire events are from corporations, not-for-profits, small businesses, government and consultancies from across the globe.

Free event


"It was a pure inspiration. I have the empowerment to change static views and engage further in equality. Aspire crosses borders, it crosses sectors, it unites a flame inside you to stand up, raise the roof, to make a change with a massive support crew in tow."

Helena Clarke


“Inspirational, well worth the time. A valuable opportunity to spend time on you, your aspirations, your thoughts, your fears, your ambitions.”

Janine Parry

Marketing Director, Search Consultancy

Register for this event via the 'Book Now' link above.

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Dr Sam Collins, Founder and CEO Aspire for Equality

Award-winning women in leadership expert, social entrepreneur, keynote speaker, coach and international bestselling author. She is a leading global voice on leadership and change for workplaces, organizational culture and community impact. Sam has been named one of the ‘Top 200 Women to Impact Business & Industry’ by Her Majesty, The Queen, one of the ‘Top 10 Coaches’ by The Independent and ‘Leader in the Workplace’ in the Ogûnte Women’s Social Leadership Awards. She has worked with women leaders from global corporations, small business, government and not-for-profits over the past 21 years and has contributed to The Financial Times, The Guardian, CNN, The Huffington Post, The Sunday Times, the BBC World Service and Psychologies Magazine. She is also the author of the internationally bestselling book, ‘Radio Heaven – One Woman’s Journey to Grace‘.

Dr. Jen O’Ryan, Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity Dtrategist

Dr. Jen O’Ryan is an Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity strategist, specializing in organizational change. Leveraging two decades of experience in the tech industry and a PhD in Human Behavior, she understands the challenges leaders can face in developing a culture of inclusiveness for employees, clients, and consumers.

A data geek at heart, Jen brings an extensive grasp of how people interact with technology, with each other, and with change. She is also the author of “Inclusive AF: A Field Guide for ‘Accidental’ Diversity Experts”. Designed for anyone thinking about inclusion and diversity, IAF explains how to cultivate a more welcoming workplace.


Carmen Ward, Founder and Creator of BECOMINGCARMEN LLC

Carmen Ward serves as the Founder and Creator of BECOMINGCARMEN LLC. The vision for BECOMINGCARMEN came as she began to navigate her own life, introspectively. Carmen provides motivational speaking engagements, spiritual coaching, and consulting services to extraordinary people who are ready to share their authentic stories. Her fearless and dedicated support, guidance, and resources help people take the next step and shake up their traditional ways of thinking and become all they dreamed to be. Climbing the ladder and reaching the next “rung” requires women to be empowered to take their journey into their own hands. Her journey took off at Rung for Women empowering her to rise to the challenge of paving her own pathway.

Sacha Thompson, Founder of The Equity Equation

Sacha Thompson is the founder of The Equity Equation, LLC, a diversity coaching and consulting firm based in the Washington, DC area. With nearly 20 years of experience within the education, non-profit, and tech industries, Sacha has seen the challenges faced by executives with good intentions struggling to make decisions around diversity; where executives are motivated to do the ‘right thing’ regarding diversity, equity,and inclusion (DEI) but may be hindered by their own biases and fears. She’s also seen and experienced the damage endured by Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) employees when they feel they are not centered/valued in their company’s DEI efforts.

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