Wisdom Exchange tv, is an Ignite Excellence Foundation initiative. Both these philanthropic programs are provided by the Ignite Excellence Group of Initiatives which was founded by Suzanne F Stevens. As the President and CEO, she along with her right hand, her husband, Micheal K Gingerich are donating much of their time and money in investing in the future leaders of Africa – women. They are presently conducting seven initiatives with the aim to educate, advocate and inspire future women leaders in emerging countries. Below are a list of their partners who share this vision and are working with the Ignite Excellence Group of Initiatives in some capacity to educate, advocate or inspire women leaders for tomorrow. To learn more about other Ignite Excellence Group of initiatives visit



BPW (Business and Professional Women International) ~

Business and Professional Women International (BPW) develops the professional, business and leadership potential
of women on all levels through advocacy, mentoring, networking, skill building and economic empowerment
programmes and projects around the world.

CAABWA (Canadian and African Business Women’s Associates) ~

The Canadian and African Business Women’s Alliance (CAABWA) is a non-profit, Canadian and African association with the mandate to support African women entrepreneurs in their efforts to participate in international trade.

CAWEE (Center for African Women Economic Empowerment) ~

The mission of CAWEE is to promote Ethiopian women entrepreneurs, with a special focus to women exporters, both existing and potential/emerging exporters, mainly involved in Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs). CAWEE aims at creating a core group of businesswomen engaged in export activities.

KAWBO (Kenya Association Of Women Business Owners) ~

TIAW (The International Alliance for Women) ~

TIAW unites supports and promotes professional women and their networks to work together, share resources and leverage ideas. TIAW encourages, develops, funds and implements programs that foster economic empowerment and advancement for women worldwide.

AABN (African Aurora Business Network)

African Aurora Business Network (AABN) is an enterprise development organisation that promotes SME’s in semi-urban and rural areas by providing a comprehensive package of advisory support services on capacity building, market access, technology and access to financing and productive resources. African Aurora Business Network (AABN) has expertise in Small and Medium Scale Enterprise Development, Micro Enterprise Development, Agribusiness, Training and Project Management acquired through engagements with public and private sector institutions, multinationals, development partners and NGOs in Ghana.






AIU (Africa International University), Nairobi, Kenya ~