Nadine O. Vogel is the Chairman & CEO of The WIP Group, LLC, Springboard Consulting LLC, and DisAbility Mama & Co., LLC; all global companies working with national and multinational corporations, and women around the world. The WIP group empowers women on a global platform. Springboard Consulting?s mission is to successfully mainstream disability in the global workforce, workplace and marketplace, and Springboard also produces the world-renowned Disability Matters Conference and Awards. Lastly, DisAbility Mama celebrates, honors, empowers, encourages and educates moms and other caregivers of children who have special needs.
Prior to being the founder of these companies, Nadine held a variety of executive positions in both Corporate America and the non-profit sectors.
Vogel is the author of DIVE IN, Springboard into the Profitability, Productivity and Potential of the Special Needs Workforce, a highly acclaimed must-read business book. She is a regular contributor to Profiles in Diversity Journal, Diversity MBA Magazine and Diversity Executive Magazine, and has authored articles and has been featured in many other professional, industry and consumer publications, is the subject of multiple Harvard University case-studies, and co-developer of international university curriculum. Nadine is also recognized as a powerful informational, motivational and inspirational speaker. Recognized for her civic and professional activities, she has received numerous awards and accolades.
Vogel received an MBA from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, CA and a BS in Industrial Psychology from the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC. She is the mother of two adult daughters with disabilities, and resides in South Florida with her husband
Founder & CEO, Tijiko, Previously UX Design lead, Google
Trinidad & Tobago
Angela Guzman is an award-winning UX design lead and entrepreneur based out of Silicon Valley. Over the last decade, she has worked for Google, Airbnb, and Apple. She has managed, led, and directly contributed to design teams that focus on user experience, interaction, and visual design and has numerous design patents to her name. She studied Industrial and Graphic Design from 2002?2009 at the Rhode Island School of Design where she received a BFA and MFA. Angela has also been featured in a number of national and international publications as well as news outlets. Currently, she is developing her own ideas into products for her new startup. When not designing, she loves to write about design matters, share her experience in the industry as a guest lecturer, and mentor designers.
Linda Savitri Maharaj
Trinidad & Tobago
Worked as an educator for over forty one (41) years extensively guiding students and facilitating stakeholders. My passion was always for the holistic development of children. Enabling the blossoming of their unique skills and talents and motivating them to appreciate their heritage guided by positive values to create a peaceful and better world.
. Throughout my career I worked with numerous NGO?s, social, cultural, economic and financial groups towards the achievements of their respective goals.
. Presented professional papers on various fora in Trinidad.
. Worked with a Cabinet appointed Committee to commemorate the visit of the President of India to Trinidad.
. Coordinated the Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Arrival of Indentured Indian immigrants to Trinidad and Tobago.
. Currently engaged in restoration of a historic building.
. Continues advisory services to former students and teachers.
Managing Director, Madame Maharaj Cosmetology School
Trinidad & Tobago
Aruna Maharaj, grand daughter of the first cosmetologist in Trinidad & Managing Director of the Madame Maharaj Cosmetology School holds a degree in Communications & Spanish. She not only spearheads the schools Internationally Accredited Cosmetology Program but is also a Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist! Aruna?s has understood the impact of social media on business has a reach of over 70k beauty enthusiasts! After 60 years of the School being located in the south region of the Caribbean Island of Trinidad, Madame Maharaj School opened a branch in the country?s capital in 2018.
In keeping with the theme of Entrepreneurship and Innovation,
Aruna Maharaj has founded the region?s first ever Awards Ceremony for Beauticians called Caribbean Beauty Awards, a non profit organization dedicated to recognizing excellence and elevating standards within the regions beauty industry. CBA (as it is now fondly called) has reached its 3rd year and new categories are added each year to facilitate the ever changing beauty industry. This includes awards such as ?Avante Garde or Fanatasy Makeup Artist of the Year? ?Lash Artist of the Year? ?Wig & Extension Specialist of the Year? ?Nail Technician of the Year? ?Hairstylist of the Year? and much more!
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