The Highly Fabulous Power List 2018 celebrates women who are standing out in their field and also empowering other women to live to their highest potential, overcoming every obstacles that may have beset them, and continuing daily to make an impact in their world. Happy International Women's Month.
Tamar is the founder of Tech Spark, Canada's first and only tech and design school committed to creating racial and gender diversity in tech. Tech Sparks' mission is to improve the educational and socio-economic opportunities for marginalized and racialized youth, through innovative tech programming.
Tamar is an award-winning serial entrepreneur, who has been featured in Black Entertainment Television, Canadian Living, and The Huffington Post. In 2012, Tamar founded DRIVEN Accelerator Group, a nonprofit organization committed to improving the socio-economic status of marginalized people through technology-based programming. She developed DRIVEN Startups—an advanced training program for tech entrepreneurs. In 2015, Tamar was named the Harry Jerome Young Entrepreneur, and honored as one of 100 Black Women to Watch.2. Jam Gamble, Presenter and Producer
Cheryl has won the Award of Excellence Humanitarian award in Toronto as well as the Pioneer for 2016 award recognizing her work with Youth & the Arts. Cheryl was recently featured by CBC Toronto as one of 150 Black Women who have made a place in Canadian History. In 2017 Cheryl was awarded the BBPA Harry Jerome Social Advocacy award, which is the highest national award level for African Canadians.
4. Stacy Ann Buchanan - Actress, Producer, Film Maker and Mental Health Advocate. Stacy has created a documentary called The Blind Stigma which discusses mental health within the black community by chronicling and providing a platform for the stories of five individuals, herself included, on their trials and triumphs within mental health.
5. Sherica Spence, Visionary and Founder of Skye Alexandra House. A semi-independent living service for vulnerable young girls. Sherica works with victims/survivors of Child Sexual Abuse providing workshops looking into abuse, personal well-being, life skills and more. She believes its important to continue to raise awareness about sexual exploitation and that it is vital for parents, teachers and professionals to know how to spot a child possibly being sexually exploited.
Florence has a strong interest in increasing participation in the arts and civic life. She has taken a leading role in local and national campaigns to encourage more young people and people from under-represented background to become more active in public life, politics and the arts. Florence is currently the Public Affairs Manager at the Runnymede Trust, the UK's leading independent race equality think tank.
Her mission is to help people, particularly women and overcome the obstacles that have prevented them from living an optimal life and she is most enthusiastic about topics surrounding identity, integrity and intention. Affectionately known as 'God's Girl', Karen has been credited with the ability to take complex issues and present them in a way which is simple, yet profound. This is a major part of what she does.
27. Jessica Huie,MBE PR, Businesswoman and Entrepreneur, Jessica could have been a statistic as a teenage mum but decided to rewrite her script. Going from teen mum living temporarily in a London hostel, to travelling the world with a star-studded client roster, making history in the UK high-street and invitations to No. 10 Downing Street and Buckingham Palace, her personal development journey is truly fabulous and inspirational to other women. The recipient of a plethora of awards Jessica continues to inspire women to make life a great and courageous adventure.
She has now published her first book '44 Ways to Grow Your Business or Brand: a step-by-step guide to increase profits'.