Nalani & Sarina
Nalani & Sarina, identical twins sisters from New Jersey, have developed a distinctive blend of traditional soul-rock and modern pop likely to keep their faces in the spotlight for years to come. Nalani & Sarina's smart, kinetic live shows, whether as a duo or with their band, have made the sisters favorites on the Northeastern club scene. Their most recent album, The Circle, is being digitally distributed worldwide by Kobalt/AWAL Music. Legendary music critic/SiriusXM radio host Dave Marsh has called their material "a splendid melding of 'classic' and contemporary styles" and "some of the best music being made today." In the review of the album's first single, Young & Inexperienced, Billboard.com raved "Like other great songwriters, Nalani and Sarina are channeling the emotions of their era." In the review of their album, NJArts.net praised Nalani & Sarina as "one of the best new musical acts to come out of NJ in a long time. (I) believe that Nalani & Sarina are a voice for their generation."
Tamia Lawrence has worked for four years as a Teen Leadership Assistant with the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Literacy Enrichment Afterschool Program (LEAP). During these years, she’s been able to participate in many public speaking events to spread her message of political activism and advocacy. From speaking on panels for Black Lives Matter to presenting a workshop to an audience of 600 students, Tamia is a skilled and passionate speaker. Her main goal in life is to own her own media news company to give political commentary. According to her, being an activist is a difficult 24/7 job but she wouldn’t want it any other way.
Vinita Chandra Mody
Vinita Chandra Mody is the founder of Stroma Physical Therapy, a boutique practice in New York City. Vinita decided to open her own practice when she developed a following of loyal patients who attested to the benefits of her unique therapeutic style. She founded ICT by Stroma™ which is a vascular, neural and myofascial technique after years of working with patients and sensing body pulses and their link to symptomatic relief. Through dedication, curiosity and commitment, she developed a strategic Ischemic Conditioning methodology to perform "mini-occlusions" throughout the body. Her love of healing those suffering from injury and her passion for deep study enabled her to develop a systematized method to train others in this way. With ICT, patients recover when there is injury present, patients are protected when injury is looming, and practitioners have an opportunity to change the lives of those who trust them with the warmth of their hands.
Co-Founder & CEO of ROAR for Good, Yasmine Mustafa is dedicated to ROAR's mission of leveraging technology and education to create safer workplaces. ROAR's hotel safety platform assures that housekeeping and staff are secure 24/7/365. Prior to ROAR, she founded and sold her first company to a prominent content marketing firm in Silicon Valley. Yasmine brought the first women's coding nonprofit to Philadelphia, offering affordable opportunities to women of all ages interested in learning software development. She sits on the board of Coded by Kids, a non-profit committed to providing free tech education to youth in underserved communities. The challenges that Yasmine faced migrating to the U.S. as a refugee and discovering she was undocumented, drive her service as a champion for immigrants. BBC selected Yasmine as one of its 100 Women of 2016 for her work in empowering women and the underserved.