Join UN Women Empower Women Global Champion Alysia Silberg for an enganging discussion on "#HeforShe #SheforHe The New Way To Do Business & Why Diversity Creates Value" Wednesday 3rd August 10 am - 11 am ET
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Join our LIVE Online #FiresideChat and learn from Diversity Experts and Business Leaders about "#HeforShe #SheforHe The New Way To Do Business & Why Diversity Creates Value" 

"It turns out that advancing equal opportunity and economic empowerment is both morally right and good economics, because discrimination, poverty and ignorance restrict growth, while investments in education, infrastructure and scientific and technological research increase it, creating more good jobs and new wealth for all of us." William J. Clinton

Change is in the air! In honor of Women’s Month in South Africa, we’re calling on ALL members of our global #FiresideChat community, both men and women to stand up against sexism and embrace equality! 

As entrepreneurs, collaboration is really important to all of us! We all benefit when we work together. Equality opens up opportunities for everyone! 

The question of gender equality is no more a question of the struggle between women and men. It is more of a women-men win-win solution in all life and business aspects: education, health, identity, work, violence, politics. 

It is seen that without engaging men in this conversation, gender inclusion initiatives ultimately remain marginalized and segmented. Through the creation of our #FiresideChat, we’re hoping to begin to spark broader conversations, which recognize that gender inclusion is not just a women’s issue but rather a universal global issue.

During our #FiresideChat we’d like to explore our community’s understanding of gender issues, empowering us to take the lead in advancing equality in our businesses, communities and environments.

This is a MUST-LISTEN #FiresideChat for anyone interested in unlocking hidden value through Gender Diversity! 

Join Us this Wednesday, August 3rd for "#HeforShe #SheforHe The New Way To Do Business & Why Diversity Creates Value" Online #FiresideChat.

When: Wednesday 3rd August
Time:  7am PCT (San Francisco), 10am ET (New York City), 3PM BST (London), 4PM CAT/SAST (Jhb) 
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Cost: Free for the first 200 registrants  

Click here to view a previous session on "The Do's and Don'ts of Raising Capital Successfully!"

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  8. During the webinar, tweet any questions that you have to @StepUpTF using #FiresideChat or use the participation panel.
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Silicon Valley, USA  - based Ronni Eloff is a Technologist, Diversity Evangelist and Co-Founder of the WITI WiNS Platform.

Ronni Eloff is an eclectic technology leader. With 30 years’ experience as a software engineering technologist, she currently concentrates on creating opportunities for women in technology to increase their competitive edge in today’s business world. An evangelist for diversity and inclusion, her focus is on illustrating the ROI of women in all levels of a company.  

On behalf of WITI - Women In Technology International, Ronni is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the WITI WINs Platform.  The WITI WINs platform builds community and showcases women making significant contributions in several industry sectors including Semiconductors IOT/Wearables, Sports & Entertainment, Social Media and more. In addition, Ronni leads the social media efforts for WITI that has resulted in tripling the firm’s reach on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

Ronni has developed strategic partnerships with leading organizations including, UBM, Informa, and led the creation of the 1st annual Women in Sports, Entertainment & Technology Symposium. These partnerships and events continue to create speaking and brand building opportunities for women in these leading verticals.  

Founded in 1989, WITI is the premiere global organization empowering women in business and technology to achieve unimagined possibilities.
Contact Ronni:
LinkedIn Profile:
Twitter @ronniEloff

Scotland, UK - based Mark Duncan is a Student, Adjudicator and Speaker on International Affairs.

Mark is a Scottish student living in London. He graduated from the University of Glasgow with an MA in History and Politics. He is presently studying an International Master's in Economy, State and Society at University College London. He volunteers for the Children's Panel, a lay tribunal that handles offences involving children and young people. He is also active in the Model United Nations conference circuit.


New Foundland , Canada - based Corina Walsh is a Leadership Expert, Coach and Entrepreneur.

In 2014 Corina Walsh made the bold choice to leave her secure, well-paying job behind to venture out into the uncertain world of entrepreneurship. In the ten years that she worked in both the private and public sector she had noticed increasing levels of disengagement amongst her colleagues and outdated management and leadership practices that were not working in a 21st century workplace. She started her company, Shift People Development, with the mission to create happy workplaces and inspired leadership.
Today, as a certified coach Corina works with professionals, teams, and businesses everyday to improve leadership, communication, and engagement. As an expert in emotional intelligence, Corina delivers keynotes, presentations, and interviews on how we can all leverage our emotions to be better leaders.
Corina holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Memorial University and a Master of Education in Lifelong Learning from Mount Saint Vincent University. She received the Senate Award of Distinction upon graduation from Mount Saint Vincent University. Corina is the Newfoundland Chair of GroYourBiz, a business mastermind for women entrepreneurs. She also co-founded the Strong Women Society, an online platform where members share resources to help each other improve their lives, careers, and businesses. Corina is a featured blogger for the Huffington Post and was named as one of the Top 50 Leaders Under 40 in Atlantic Canada by 21 Inc. In her downtime Corina enjoys heading to the beach with her husband and son where they have competitions to find the best skipping rocks!
Throughout her career Corina has been fortunate to receive mentorship and guidance from both men and women. And though she started two different leadership and business mastermind groups for women, she also recognizes that in order to shatter the glass ceiling, men and women will have to work together. Corina believes that when men and women mentor and guide each other we can leverage all of our experiences to create workplaces and structures for success that represent what we all need to succeed in the 21st century.

Twitter: @corinawalsh

Washington DC , USA - based Ilana Moyal is a Lawyer, Director of Strategy, and Diplomat.

Ilana Moyal serves as the Director of Strategy and Economic Development for the Israel Ministry of Finance’s Economic Mission to the U.S. In her position, she advises to the Economic Minister and is responsible for initiating and managing government-to-government collaborative economic partnerships between Israel and the U.S. on the basis of mutual benefit. Her portfolio also includes the field of collaboration in health and digital transformation of government services. Previously, Ilana worked as an associate litigation lawyer at Ephraim Abramson & Co., Law Offices in Jerusalem, specializing in real estate and family law. She is an MBA candidate, holds an LL.B (cum laude) from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2012) and is a graduate of the multi-disciplinary public policy program at the Jewish Statesmanship Center for Strategic Planning and Public Policy. While at Hebrew University, she was selected for a prestigious Public International Law Practicum with the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs and awarded the Israel Bar Association Prize and Wolf Award for Social Activism and Academic Excellence.



Johannesburg, South Africa - based Yochi Ress is a Clinical and Organisational Psychologist, Consultant and Professional Musician.

He is the Founder and Director of Attuned Consulting, and is a game-changing breakthrough Facilitator in Personal Mastery, Presence, Brain-Based Leadership, Diversity and Resilience.

Applying the science of sound, he developed a unique technology to unleash ‘Attuned Mindfulness’: a highly empowered state of being where self-awareness, openness and growth are valued, practiced and lived.  Since 2011, he has facilitated highly successful and transformational workshops for Nedbank – one of the largest banks in South Africa as part of their flagship leadership and cultural development program and was consistently rated as one of their top consultants.  He has worked with senior leaders and their teams across the entire organisation. Yochi has a particular passion and interest for cross-cultural healing modalities and has been been studying this area of research for the last 5 years – specifically the role of sound and vibrational energies in psycho-spiritual evolution and their enhancement of many forms of consciousness work and meditation.

Canadian/Romanian-born & Global - based Consuela Dezso is a Women’s Career Coach, International Speaker, Featured Writer, and Business Strategist with over 10 years of Fortune 500 Experience.

Her mission is to empower professional women who thrive for a meaningful career to embrace their skills and passions, share their individuality with the world, and obtain success & abundance in the process. Whether it’s working for someone else or building their own businesses, she helps them succeed.
Consuela holds a CPA, an MBA in Business Strategy, and a Professional Coaching Certification, but most importantly, a passion for business consciousness and for “bringing out the best in others”.  Her secret ingredients are: Spontaneous 19% - Business savvy 25% - Quirky humour 7% - Human touch 33% - ChaTTer Accountant 16%.
For over 10 years, Consuela worked with leading corporations in North America, Europe, and the Middle East, and learned a lot from their intended way of planning and implementing comprehensive strategies for success. She learned that success rarely happens as a result of luck or random actions combined together. Success requires setting intentions, planning, prioritizing, and taking calculated actions. Her goal is to help start-ups and small/medium businesses develop successful strategies just like large corporations do. She consults, advises, and assists business owners/decision-makers in launching and growing successful ventures, using a tailored approach that reflects the specifics of their business and long-term goals. You can download a free copy of her 5-Year Success Planner here:
Her work also involves Women's Career Growth & Transitional Coaching, Cross-Cultural Management, Mindset Coaching, and Motivational Speaking.
In her free time, Consuela volunteers as a mentor to young female entrepreneurs in developing countries, is building a Financial Literacy Program for children, contributes articles to the Huffington Post (, and is an ambassador of the Global Body Image Movement.
You can read more of Consuela’s stories and collect her insights on a conscious career & business at, and follow her on Facebook and LinkedIn @ Bringing Out the Best in You.

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Alysia has been a self-driven serial entrepreneur, strategist, mentor, successful TEDx ( and keynote speaker, mathematician and co-owner of multiple successful enterprises, which she has helped establish and incubate over the past 15 years. Alysia is an expert in passionately leading and empowering teams and building data driven solutions for numerous multinational companies. 

In addition to her commercial activities, Alysia was voted one of the three most Inspirational women in Technology in the UK*, is an UN Women Empower Women Global Champion with a focus on Entrepreneurship, an IGD Jennifer Potter Emerging Global Leader Fellow and a Finalist in the Inspiration Category of the FDM #everywomanUK Technology Awards for 2016.

In her spare time, Alysia reads 50 books a month.

Twitter: @StepUpTF
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* FDM #EveryWomanUK #WomenDoTech Awards 2016 


Coming from inspired beginnings, US President Franklin D. Roosevelt started the first FiresideChat series between 1933 and 1944. In this series of 30 Radio Broadcasts, Pres. Roosevelt discussed The Banking Crisis, The Recession, World War II and numerous other matters of import at the time with the American People. 
Much like its predecessor, my #FiresideChat series was borne out of my experiences as a Global Entrepreneur and the clear disparity between being a lonely Entrepreneur in South Africa and the incredible Entrepreneurial network of collaboration and support in the USA. 

My vision with the series was to take Entrepreneurs from around the world on my Journey as an American Entrepreneur and provide them with the types of access and insights from incredible people that I had grown to love and appreciate during my time in the US.

I hope you enjoy the #FiresideChats as much as I have enjoyed creating them! Remember, ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE! We are a community of dreamers, supporting one another in the pursuance of our dreams! No matter where you are, you are not alone.

In the words of Steve Jobs, "Here's to the Crazy Ones!"
Feedback From Previous #FiresideChats:

"You were brilliant - preparation is everything and you're not only a role model entrepreneur but a true professional as presenter, facilitator and host but what I love the most is that we're both passionate about equality of opportunity and empowerment. Thank YOU - #YouRock :-)"

Tony (London, UK)

"What an amazing session. Thanks Alysia for connecting us and for making it happen. And thanks Saul, Miles, Tony and Laura. I felt that we are very aligned in our thinking.

Claudio (Washington D.C.)

"Many thanks Alysia. Good fun and hopefully the audience gained something. Keep up the good work, you are a wonderful energetic star!! "

Miles (South Africa)

"I just wanted to say how impressed I was with what you arranged.  I am so impressed."

Saul (London, UK)

"Incredibly never stop to amaze...and within the few weeks you are moving from top to top... Keep the inferno burning and never extinguish the fire because you have people/followers looking up-to you."

Japheth - (Nairobi, Kenya)

"I have told my co-founders that I have the best mentor in the world - Alysia Silberg!"

Dr. Kayode  - (Johannesburg, South Africa)

"congrats on the immense success of ur webinar .it was interactive and forthcoming."

Sartaj - (Delhi, India)

"Well done on a fantastic webinar!!! Wow Guys – you are amazing! We had a room full of entrepreneurs, as well as others online from their homes or offices, and they all just left riding high on cloud 9 J Thank you for your grit and determination and passion and guts! You are truly inspirational heroes! Can't wait for the 11th!"

Jackie - (Port Elizabeth, South Africa)

"Congrats on your initiative!
Count on me if you’d like me to speak about "Breaking the Language and Cultural barriers for Women Entrepreneurs.
Looking forward to collaborating!"

Valeria - (Mexico City, Mexico)

"Very cool, good luck building this into the next Tim Ferris Show :-)"

Alan - (Stellenbosch, South Africa)

"I enjoyed being part of the session, so thank you for including me. And I think what you are doing is spectacular, so you can count on my support!"

Rhys - (Seattle, USA)


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