Sm SFSMay 28, 2013 a wonderful event was hosted by  Canadian Council on Africa / Conseil Canadien pour l’Afrique – African Women Diplomatic Forum promoting trade between Canada and  African women.

Suzanne F Stevens spoke to approximately 120 women, more than half of which where from 15 African countries. The event was located in Toronto, at the Royal York Hotel.

Suzanne shared here leadership and entrepreneur insights after interviewing 63  women from Eastern and Southern Africa for Wisdom Exchange TV (  She delve into some of the common attributes that make African women leaders unique and inspiring, as well as opportunities for them to further explore to continue to take the lead.

Many of the delegates commented:

“Excellent presentation”
“You have really motivated me to make a difference.”
“I am from Uganda, but live in Canada – you motivated me to contribute back in Uganda!”
“Fabulously insightful”
“You gave me the courage to fight”
“I thought you were talking about me, but I have just not arrived yet.”
“Have ever thought of being a motivational speaker?”

As an international speaker, passionate about the contributions of African leading ladies, Suzanne does focus two keynote presentations on contribution, both inspired by African Leading Ladies.

  1. I AM HERE. Make your Mark -Consciously Contribute from Any Situation. Inspired by African Leading Ladies
  2. Diamonds out of the Rough™ Conscious Contributors’ Leadership Attributes. Inspired by African Leading Ladies

Both of these keynotes she donates a portion of the proceeds to the Ignite Excellence Foundation ( which provided tertiary education scholarships for women from Africa. In addition she donates a portion to her clients selected charity. To find out more visit:

This talk will available on Wisdom Exchange TV – Interviews with African Women Pioneers ( soon.

Wisdom Exchange TV is a free web-enabled platform.  Its objective is to celebrate, cultivate and inspire future African women leaders. Suzanne and her husband, Micheal Gingerich, donate their time, cost of the travel and website hosting cost to bring African leading ladies’ strategies and tactics for success to 77 countries bi-monthly.

If you would like to find out more of how you can get involved in sponsoring Wisdom Exchange TV, be interviewed or subscribing please email

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Suzanne F. Stevens - YouMeWe
Suzanne F. Stevens - YouMeWe

Conscious-Contributions™ Cultivator: Author, Professional Speaker, Moderator, and Social Entrepreneur. Founder of YouMeWe Social Impact Group — igniting a culture where your contribution counts for you • your company • your community. |