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Black Leaders Highlight Journeys of Resilience and Guidance at Global Black Impact Summit (GBIS) Summit

During the Global Black Impact Summit 2024, organized by Energy Capital&Power (, a panel session explored perseverance, challenges faced by black leaders, and the role of mentorship in overcoming barriers.

The opening panel of the Global Black Impact Summit (GBIS) ( in Dubai on February 27 highlighted the crucial role mentorship plays in breaking barriers worldwide. Collaboration is seen as a tool for advancing societal inclusion and equity in industries facing challenges such as underrepresentation, barriers to entry, and lack of diversity.

The inaugural GBIS 2024 panel delved into how perseverance, determination, and a positive mindset can help overcome barriers and achieve success. Moderated by Dr. Betty Uribe, United Nations Ambassador for Peace&Human Rights, the panel discussed the journeys and challenges of five Black leaders from various fields, including energy, media, and entertainment.

NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman of the African Energy Chamber (AEC), shared his experience growing up in Cameroon and emphasized the importance of rallying the right people and overcoming doubt to advocate for reducing energy poverty in Africa.

Actress Novi Brown spoke about the stereotypes and challenges faced by Black women in the entertainment industry, emphasizing the importance of showcasing authenticity and challenging the narrative of Black history in the media.

Chuck West, Executive Producer and CEO of OCTET Productions, highlighted his mission to break barriers and create opportunities for collaboration in the entertainment industry.

Sabrina Ben Salmi, Founder of Dreaming Big Together Publishing and Family Advocate, shared her journey of breaking generational patterns and empowering young people, emphasizing the importance of mentorship.

Auriel Rawlings, an Inclusion Advisor to King Charles III of the United Kingdom, discussed advocating for diversity and equal opportunities in traditional governmental settings.

Dr. Uribe concluded the panel by emphasizing the need to share black success stories and mentor future leaders to learn from each other.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Energy Capital&Power.


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