Jean Blaydes Madigan
Jean Blaydes Madigan is an internationally known educational consultant, speaker and author on the subject of how brain research supports the link of movement to enhanced learning. Jean Blaydes Madigan has made hundreds of presentations internationally in 10 foreign countries and nationally in all 50 states.
Jean Blaydes Madigan taught for 27 years in the classroom, in Physical Education and as a college professor. Her excellence in teaching is recognized by awards such as Richardson ISD Teacher of the year, Texas AHPERD Teacher of the Year, and one of six National Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year representing 13 states in the Southern District. Jean received the 2005 PE4Life Advocacy award.
Dr. Dilshad Dayani
Dr. Dilshad Dayani is an educator, senior consultant, broadcast journalist, speaker, and the president and founder of World Women Global Council. An advocate and philanthropist committed to promoting women’s rights for more than a decade, she has been dedicated to empowering women and children through media advocacy, education, and capacity-building initiatives, with an approach that emphasizes cross-sector collaboration, knowledge sharing, and innovation. She has brought together the media, academia, civil society, and the corporate sector to devise innovative strategies for educational delivery.
As Canadian Regional Co-Project Director, Ms. Heidi Walters brings to World Women Global Council a wealth of experience liaising with heads of state, ambassadors, humanitarians, celebrities, and other notable figures, as well as deep knowledge of the United Nations system.
Ms. Walters has over 10 years experience in developing and managing projects and programs in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. She has dedicated her efforts to uniting these worlds in the name of sustainable development, corporate social responsibility and effective project implementation.
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Hi, I am Dawn Melanie Clay, commonly known as “Dawn Melanie” or just “DM”. Yes, I DO workout. And yes, I AM a personal trainer. But, neither of these defines who I am. These tidbits simply have enabled me to make the best “lemonade” on the west side of the Mississippi River.
Let me detail how I (metaphorically) continue to make lemonade out of life’s lemons given to me. At age 25, I noticed symptoms of a later diagnosed chronic illness, Multiple Sclerosis, a degenerative neurological disease with symptoms ranging from numbness to paralysis and blindness.
My earliest memories are of my mother wearing sunglasses to hide her tears. Years later, via deduction, I slowly learned that my half-sister, her only child who stayed back in Socialist Yugoslavia whilst we — first as political refugees in southern Italy then as legal immigrants in New York City — began our fairy tale story in the new world, was killed in a drunk-driving accident. She hid the story from me because to fully appreciate the circumstances, I needed to also understand her first husband was an abusive misogynist who hospitalized her repeatedly.
Elsa Moushegian grew up in Veracruz Mexico. She graduated from the University of Tamaulipas as a Doctor of Dentistry, and later received her Orthodontics Degree. She has lived and worked in Dallas since 1991. She received her Spanish Master Degree from University of North, Denton. She is a proud mother of three children. Taught Spanish languages to all ages. Studying the Spanish language and Culture has taken her to many enriching cities in many different countries, Moushegian said. Some of the world finest authors are Hispanic or Latin descent. Learning a second language, a third, or more languages will enhance intellectual and social development.
Hyunsook (Laura) Chang
Adjunct Faculty, SMU & Collin College
Vice President, Greater Dallas Korean American Chamber of Commerce (GDKACC)
Public Affairs Director, National Unification Advisory Council (NUAC)
Hyunsook (Laura) Chang is a Korean- American who grew up in Houston, TX. She moved from Houston to the DFW area in 1998 when she relocated due to work. She actively serves her local community as Vice President of the Greater Dallas Korean American Chamber of Commerce and is also VP of her Homeowners Association. In addition, Hyunsook is the Public Affairs Director of the local National Unification Advisory Council Chapter.
Warda Zahid Khan
Warda is the recipient of many awards and scholarships. She has mentored and lead several youth projects around the country and across the globe with her strong team members and teachers. Her status as the Peace Ambassador has given her many frontiers to serve and build peace dialogue initiatives. Recently she partnered with Akhuwat, the largest interest-free microfinance organization in Pakistan to initiate a microfinance project to help empower women. Warda says “I have always had the passion to serve the community and WWGC is a reflection of my dreams. I want to leave behind a legacy where the next generation can look at us and proudly claim that their elders did what they could in their time to make this world a better place. WWGC is the perfect platform to do that!”