Executive Director & Founder
Pasima is CEO of Solid Rock Group, an internationally recognized management consulting and professional services’ firm that works with governments, organizations and private entities in North America and Africa. She is also an Executive Director, a Certified Coach, Speaker and Trainer with the John Maxwell Team. Prior to joining Solid Rock Group in 2018, Pasima spent 17 years in the oil and gas industry as project manager and project mentor for Chevron Corporation in the United States, Europe and Africa. Throughout her career, she has led multi-million-dollar projects involving multicultural teams from around the world while mentoring her peers. Pasima is passionate about capacity building and is committed to ensuring that women develop to their full potential and serve as leaders in all spheres of the society. Pasima is fluent in English, French and conversational Portuguese.
Director, Strategy and Planning
Wanja is a seasoned senior manager with a proven record of leadership and managing teams, global services and projects across departments and regions. With close to 20 years in the Oil and Gas industry in North America, Europe and Africa, she has consistently delivered an effective leadership in strategic thinking and planning in the areas of training and competency development, planning and portfolio management, information technology services delivery, information management and many more. Wanja is passionate about women advancement and seeing more women of colour represented in the STEM fields.
Director, Capacity Building
Susan is a project manager, holds a master’s degree in education and is a learning consultant, curriculum designer and education specialist. She is an experienced professional who designs training courses focused on professional development, and performance improvement for employees at various stages of their careers. As a member of the Association for Talent Development (ATD), Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE), International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), she has authored various publications in the academic world. Susan also has training in corporate leadership with Frank Covey’s group. Through her Leadership Training Institute, Susan develops curricula and enables leadership courses including time management, goal setting, building excellence, smart trust, conflict resolution and much more. Her professional experience includes the banking, insurance, oil and gas industries, and she is passionate about impacting women’s lives and enabling them to succeed in their life-chosen endeavors.
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Director, Youth Program
Daisy, a graduate of the University of British Columbia (UBC), is a young, multi-talented entrepreneur and professional who is passionate about making a positive and much bigger impact on the lives of other young people by investing and supporting them in their professional advancement and entrepreneurial initiatives. Among her other initiatives, Daisy is the Co-Founder of Bizksills Academy Inc., a virtual environment designed to build and produce young entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs in emerging markets who will create the future of work and a billion jobs. She plans to bring that passion at the Black Women Business Network
Director, Marketing and Social Media Initiatives
Lenora is a passionate, hard-working person with a strong interest and background in community engagement and event planning. Her passion and goal over the years in various companies has been to create a clear, concise brand message through different media within a supportive environment that challenges and inspires her and those she supports. Her experience spans the areas of Facility Services and Retail Management. Lenora has experience in negotiations, business planning, operations, customer service, management and staff coaching and development, as well as fundraising.
Director, Strategic Partnerships & Development
Franklin is a champion for women advancement and a big proponent of women rights, equity, diversity and inclusion. Franklin has extensive experience in business development, strategic management and partnership, and has worked in various industries, including international development and education. Over the past 20 years, he has held leading positions in various industries in North America, Europe and Africa. He is also an agile communicator who is fluent in English, French and conversational Portuguese.
Nafoni is a recent graduate of Simon Fraser University, where she studied health science and sociology. She has joined the BWBN as a program coordinator, where she will use her skills to align, coordinate, and advance the organizations programs, projects, and events. She is passionate in creating lasting and equitable impacts on the lives of Black women and girls.