Our Presenters

Explore a lineup of impactful leaders who have shaped their fields. Their rich knowledge, passion, and expertise contribute to a many success stories. Explore their inspiring journey and presentation topics!

Headshot ACBN president Lorraine Telesford

Chris-Beth Cowie

Building on Social Enterprise for Greater Impact

Chris-Beth Cowie is the Founder of Empowered 4X Inc. She is a Leading Social Impactor, Mentor, Speaker, Entrepreneurship Instructor-Business Advisor, and adynamic and energetic woman. Her mantra “Make a Difference”, is the inspiration behind her on-going work in various social and entrepreneurial initiatives. She is described as a social entrepreneur, transformational speaker, community builder, and humanitarian, whose purpose is to make a positive impact in the world. Chris beth is also the CEO/Founder and hosts of the show BizGrams, a live show where entrepreneurs and small businesses have a chance to talk about their work, experiences, journey, community involvement, etc.

Dr. George C. Fraser is Chairman and CEO of FraserNet

Dr. George C. Fraser

Succession Planning

Dr. George C. Fraser is Chairman and CEO of FraserNet, Inc., a company he founded over 30 years ago, to lead a global networking and economic development movement for people of African descent. Born in Brooklyn, NY in 1945, he was an orphan and foster child for 15 years. Entrepreneur, author, and motivational speaker George Fraser is one of eight children born to Ida Mae Baldwin and Walter Frederick Fraser, he graduated from the Thomas Edison Vocational High School, attended New York University and received his executive training at Dartmouth College’s Amos and Tuck School of Business. Dr. Fraser spent seventeen years in management with Proctor & Gamble, the United Way and the Ford Motor Company.

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Peter Trevor Wilson is the creator of Human Equity and founder and President of TWI Inc

Peter Trevor Wilson

Wealth Creation

Peter Trevor Wilson is the creator of Human Equity™ and founder and President of TWI Inc., a leading firm in the field of diversity, inclusion and human equity. Over the past three decades, Trevor and his team have helped guide some of the most progressive global employers, including Coca-Cola, EY, Shell, Home Depot, BNP Paribas and Vectren, along the firm’s industry standard measurement tool—the Equity Continuum. Part entrepreneur, part-visionary, Trevor is regularly invited to participate in think-tanks and conferences, speaking to over 10,000 people each year, and is often profiled in the media. He is the author of two groundbreaking books. Diversity at Work: The Business Case for Equity continues to be a resource for diversity leaders 17 years since its publication.

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Headshot ACBN president Lorraine Telesford

Sherley Joseph

Marketing Your Business With a Solid Creator/Influencer Strategy

Sherley Joseph is a multifaceted individual, born and raised in Montreal, who has made her mark as an accomplished podcast and radio host, producer, entrepreneur, social media manager and digital community builder. With an unwavering passion for storytelling, she has carved a unique path in the world of new media. As the Co founder of The Chonilla Network, an independent podcast collective and production company, Sherley has played a pivotal role in amplifying diverse voices and narratives. She has also made her mark as the founder and creator of Black Canadian Content Creators, a trailblazing community-based in Toronto that showcases and celebrates the talents and achievements of Black Canadian creators.

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