Dr. Thomas Mensah is the chairman of Supercond Technology in Atlanta, Georgia. He holds several patents in Fiber Optics for his innovations and inventions. Dr. Mensah is a recognized leader in the development of advanced composite materi­als and "smart" structures, and is one of four scientists in the world to develop a mechanism for manufacturing fiber optics. His innovative process have had a huge impact on the industry and the Internet.

Kase Lawal is the chairman and chief executive officer of CAMAC International Corporation and chairman of Allied Energy Corporation in Houston, Texas. He also serves as a member of the board of directors and is a significant shareholder in Unity National Bank, the only federally insured and licensed African-American-owned bank in Texas.

Professor Paul Tiyambe Zeleza is a pre-eminent African scholar. He is one of the most important scholars in the field. In 2006, he received the Penn State College of the Liberal Arts Class of 1933 Distinction of the Humanities Award. Zeleza’s work not only challenge the traditional Euroamerican framework, but he is among the scholars who are redefining a framework that is strongly Africa-centered.

Chinwe Chukwuogo-Roy is an accomplished Nigerian artist based in London. As a sought after artist, she was commissioned to paint Queen Elizabeth II, which has become part of the royal family collection. Indeed, not only is an artist to watch, she is also studied as part of the national curriculum in the United Kingdom.

The first woman president in Africa. Meet Liberia's Iron Lady, Ellen Sirleaf-Johnson. Ms. Sirleaf-Johnson’s victory is a great personal accomplishment as well as a touchstone for African women, particularly those that have valiantly and doggedly participated in the continent’s politics as underdogs from the colonial era to the present. These women foot-soldiers in African politics hope in the first place, that diligence and doggedness can be rewarded with success and recognition.

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