Azim Barodawala is the CEO of Atlanta-based Volantio Inc., a technology company focused on helping airlines increase revenue by repurchasing tickets sold at a low price and reselling those tickets at a higher price closer to departure.
Azim has a strong passion for travel, technology, innovation, and strategy. He has significant international experience, having lived and worked in Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Chile, and Australia.Azim is a graduate of Duke University, and completed his MBA from the Wharton School along with a Masters in International Affairs from the University of Pennsylvania.
Jessica who is based in Mobile, Alabama and grew up between politics and entrepreneurship, believes that the entrepreneurial spirit has always been a part of her. As a result of a childhood surrounded by politics, she saw several opportunities where black entrepreneurship could be strengthened, more than what was already being done. Having done some work with some major foundations on food investment in Alabama, Jessica saw how she could get more direct investments to support the entire eco-system surrounding black farmers from the production side to the consumption side.
"Growing up in athletics my entire life, I was always in gym wear regardless of the type of environment I was in (gym, school, running errands, eating out). I also find that more and more women are busier in their day to day lives but also want to be comfortable while navigating on a daily basis. Being more health conscious and eco friendly has become the norm in today's society and women are wanting to contribute without taking extra time out in their day.
A rising non-profit leader, professional speaker, and consultant Martice Sutton, is a woman who lives a life of passion and purpose. The globetrotter’s passion for all things international has taken her from Johannesburg to Istanbul to Paris and back. It was while working to create better experiences for young girls in India, that Sutton realized young African-American girls in America, needed someone to champion their causes too. Sutton’s fierce desire to explore every inch of the planet also served as the catalyst for what is known today as Girls Going Global, a growing non-profit organization designed to expose and empower African-American girls through travel and cultural exchange A passionate speaker, Martice engages audiences on topics ranging from entrepreneurship, to philanthropy, and travel. She’s delivered inspiring messages at Spelman College, the Women In Travel Summit, and a host of middle and high schools. Martice has been recognized for her remarkable work by the White House United State of Woman as a Changemaker, The Travel Channel, Black Enterprise, Centric TV, Marie Claire, and Black Enterprise. Martice earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Spelman College and Masters of Science degree from the University of Pennsylvania and is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Jing Lu founded the company – Healthier & Happier, Inc. on July 2nd, 2003. Webuild a bridge between America and China to provide international trade (Export & Import) services, help business to communicate with each other on both sides, and eliminate the transaction risk.Jing Lu understands the P. R. China’s Business Regulation well so that could help clients to avoid extra fees. The company launched a website – www.healthier-happier.com in March 2006.
Lalanya is the creator of Imagine Beyond Boundaries’ Young Indigo series of books and content. She also founded and ran the top acting workshop in Atlanta, THE ALCHEMY OF ACTING for serious emerging artist who is dedicated to growing in their craft and committed to pursuing their passion for performance in film/tv/stage. Lalanya studied with Cirque Du Soleil performance coach Shelley Lynn at the Vision Space. After exploring the creative works of Cirque Du Soleil and learning how to create live performances at that level; her natural next steps were to produce, write and direct.
Yasmeen Sabir has over a decade of social justice experience as a community organizer. She was a youth advocate for social justice in San Diego, California and remained an advocate while attending college at Tuskegee University; where she served as Programs and Research chair for the NAACP. While pursuing her degree in Sales and Marketing; she served as lead supply chain analyst with Union Pacific and Hyundai. In 2012, she conducted agricultural economics research to develop a viable solution to increase healthy food products in low access areas.
Tracey Pickett is an attorney turned serial entrepreneur who is passionate about turning ideas into businesses and helping others do the same. Tracey’s first venture, Eboticon, a media design company that combines the appeal of emojis, gifs, and memes to create dynamic and culturally relevant content for niche social groups. The company’s apps have premiered as the #1 social networking app on iTunes, was featured in several publications including the International Business Times, and has been downloaded in over 60 countries.
Donna Burke launched FORME's signature Barre Fusion class in 2014 after suffering an injury that ended her running and high-impact workout career. She had been a boutique fitness addict, but wanted an affordable, welcoming atmosphere that every woman could feel comfortable in.