In a world that’s constantly evolving, 2023 is poised to be a year where remarkable women will take centre stage, leaving us all in awe of their accomplishments. As we embark on this new year, it’s the perfect time to introduce you to a group of extraordinary women who are destined to make a profound impact across a wide spectrum of fields. Their stories are not just inspiring but a powerful reminder that greatness knows no gender boundaries. So, come along with us as we unveil the Top 10 Inspiring Women To Look Out For In 2023.
Mayra is one of the pioneers in Brazil in feminist coaching, which she is passionate about. Despite being a professor specializing in gender violence, these were not enough for her. She always wants to make a difference in people’s lives. From lawyer to coach for women,
Mayra Cardozo pivoted her career, intending to show women issues that channel internalized oppression that aim to sustain a patriarchal society. She had the brilliant idea of combining feminism, Human Rights, and gender studies with her knowledge of personal development to empower women in breaking abusive relationships in their careers or daily lives.
With her talks, classes, trainings, and individual sessions, she aims to make narratives visible and open spaces for all women and girls to shine. Mayra believes that in a patriarchal society, self-love is an act of revolution.
Inês Gavinho is the creative director and partner of studio GAVINHO Architecture & Interiors founded in 1990 by her mom, Maria Gavinho. Inês believes that the projects developed by their studio in all areas, architecture, landscaping, interior design, product design and art consultancy, always have to stand out. Specialized in the luxury segment for private residences and luxury condominiums, GAVINHO Architecture & Interiors creates and redesigns interior spaces with an emphasis on customization, contemporary style and high-end materials.
This commitment to quality and the originality of each project are the cornerstone reasons for its success and international expansion. GAVINHO designs places, products, immersive environments, attractive destinations and differentiated products. The studio focuses on the multidisciplinary practice that addresses the multiple layers of human experience. They design buildings, interiors, landscapes, lighting, furniture, objects and graphics with a drive that goes far beyond how things look, always placing first the way how people feel in the spaces.
Their clients are individuals, real estate developers and entrepreneurs who seek to stand out. Gavinho truly believes that creating projects in an accessible collaborative environment is the “best recipe” to overcome obstacles, find new and better solutions, which results in the accomplishment of big dreams.
Vanessa Kahlon, a seasoned entrepreneur with over two decades of expertise, founded Kahlon Family Services (KFS) in 2008. KFS offers behavior consultations, social skills groups, school support, and parenting workshops, specializing in assisting families with children facing learning and behavioral challenges. Vanessa also created YEAS YOGA, a unique program addressing self-regulation for high-spirited children. Her 3R’s Method – Redo, Rewind, and repair – promotes social-emotional learning effectively.
As the Executive Director of KFS School, Vanessa serves San Francisco and the Bay Area’s K-8 community. She hosts “Parenting with Vanessa Kahlon,” a radio show and podcast empowering parents with tools and strategies. Vanessa is also an accomplished author, with three books: “Shut Up & Parent,” “How To Do Parenting With Confidence,” and “Teaching With Heart.”
Her achievements include Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women in 2014, Top 30 Influential Women Entrepreneurs by Entrepreneurs Herald in 2021 and 2022, New York Journal’s 50 under 50, and Forbes New York recognition for her invaluable work supporting families.
Rita Trotter, a global health and fitness authority, empowers women worldwide with life-changing transformations. Her diverse expertise covers body, weight, health, energy, and balance. As a health strategist, personal trainer, nutrition advisor, habit change specialist, mindset coach, speaker, and bestselling author, she guides clients to attain and maintain their dream bodies.
Founder of The Health and Fitness Coach, Rita champions women’s wellness. Her exceptional dedication earned her the 2022 Global Award for Most Empowering Women’s Health and Fitness Company.
With a Diploma in Physical and Mental Health, Rita excels in lasting habit transformation. She’s celebrated for her Chan6e™ – 6 Step System. Rooted in neuroscience, performance, and health, her actionable strategies help individuals and organizations unlock their potential, achieving extraordinary health and body results. Rita is the catalyst for wellness excellence.
Stefanie Trenholme, owner of Trenholme Speech Therapy is not only one of Los Angeles’ top pediatric speech-language pathologists, but an accomplished speaker, artist, animal activist and children’s author. Her first book “Little Lola Frenchie Loves Bathtime” is based on her adorable therapy dog Lola- who has a real love for baths. As a speech therapist, Stefanie knows the importance of reading- especially in developing language. Seeing the positive effect Lola has had in her office, she combined her love for animals, art and helping others along with her understanding of language development to create sweet and fun stories starring Lola to help foster learning in an enjoyable way.
Because Lola has been so popular with the children and families that she works with in her office, Stefanie wanted others to have the opportunity to see how Lola has helped so many. So in addition to her stories, Stefanie created an informative website (LittleLolaFrenchie.com) showing how children can benefit from animal assisted therapy, along with providing free and useful resources on how to elicit language in a child’s daily routine. By doing this, Stefanie is able to reach a wider audience should someone need ideas in developing communication skills. She also created an online store where not only her enjoyable book can be found, but also adorable Lola items.
Stefanie undoubtedly has a gift. Her creativity, knowledge, dedication and commitment to the well-being of not only her clients but children all over is what truly sets her apart.
In a world where the threat of artificial intelligence looms, the protection of intellectual property in your business has never been more critical. As a seasoned photography expert and someone with firsthand experience fighting for protection of her copyrighted work in court, Brit Nicole holds a wealth of experience.
From her multi-published, award-winning career spanning 17 years, Brit helps creators, artists, and small businesses protect their valuable artistic assets. What sets Brit apart is her knack for making copyright engaging, and leaves audiences with knowledge that empowers and protects their brand from the ill-intended.
As a sought-after photographer, educator, and speaker, learn from the hero we need to protect your business in the digital age.
The 3 most important things to do RIGHT NOW:
1. Familiarize yourself with copyright laws.
2. Monitor your work online to see if your content is being used unlawfully.
3. Submit your work through the U.S. Copyright office.
If you ever find that someone has utilized your IP, seek legal advice from a seasoned professional like Chris Stewart with Morgan + Williamson LLP, or an IP attorney you trust, before you reach out to the individual in question.
Resilience in entrepreneurship is a skill that carries us to success and that’s what makes Marilena the powerhouse businesswoman that she is. Marilena Tentomas is an expert in building successful brands in the beauty and wellness sector and developed several popular brands over a decade ago.
NuBody Medica & Slimwave Technologies are leading global non-surgical aesthetic device companies based in Canada, with a comprehensive product portfolio and a global distribution footprint. The Company’s technologies enable technicians to provide advanced solutions for a broad range of medical-aesthetic applications, including body contouring, skin tightening and cellulite reduction. SLIMWAVE & CELLUSKIN treatments offer safe, non-surgical solutions for today’s most in-demand aesthetic needs.
She has also lent her visionary genius to the development of beauty brands like CelluSkin Vibe, Electone, Slimwave and Luminous. Marilena wears several hats, among them mother, wife, philanthropist and entrepreneur. She is an advocate for self-love and self-care.
Drs. Joyce Carols
Drs. Joyce Carols is an accomplished luminary in the realm of high-performance leadership and cognitive behavioral change. As a former top sport athlete with a collection of prestigious awards, her track record is nothing short of exemplary.
In her capacity as the astute Founder and CEO of JC Consultancy, Drs. Carols has carved out a niche in consultancy and training. Her international projects & speaking engagements attest to her expertise in diverse people, culture, and change fields such as diversity and inclusion.
The hallmark of JC Consultancy is the “Multidisciplinary Trifecta” approach, a methodology finely tuned to maximize potential, performance, and impact across projects, individuals, and organizations.
With Drs. Joyce Carols at the helm, the future of leadership and transformation is in capable hands, ensuring that excellence remains the guiding principle in her endeavors. Drs. Joyce Carols is not just a leader, but a catalyst for positive change, reminding us that our potential knows no bounds.
Claribel Rosa Bocanegra
Claribel Rosa Bocanegra is the proud founder of Gemstones in the Making, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering young women. With a belief that everyone possesses inherent worth, Claribel’s mission is to guide individuals towards living an authentic life.
At Gemstones in the Making, Claribel and her team strive to create safe spaces where young girls can expand their hearts, embrace self-discovery, and nurture their unique talents. Through a foundation of love, acceptance, and empowerment, the organization aims to help each young woman recognize her limitless potential.
Claribel’s ultimate goal is to guide these inspiring individuals in embracing their true selves, discovering their passions, and making a positive impact on the world. Together, they explore the importance of self-care, self-love, personal growth, and fearless pursuit of dreams. By celebrating individuality and overcoming obstacles, they aim to create a life that feels genuinely fulfilling.
Join Claribel on a transformative journey to step into your power, unlock your potential, and connect with a caring community. Share your stories, inspire others, and remember that within you lies a gemstone in the making. Together, we will create a world where each person can radiate their brilliance.
Paola Andrade Iturralde
Paola Andrade is one of Ecuador’s top realtors. Recognized for her exceptional negotiating skills, her company, PAIPRO Holding, under the subsidiary of 360 Soluciones Inmobiliarias, is the first in the country to commercialize all residential, commercial and the most exclusive new development projects. Paola brings with her an impressive background of valuable insight and knowledge spanning over 25 years. Her career began in Ecuador, where she created profitable companies for consumer goods and restaurant business. She is exceptionally proud to be associated with One Sotheby’s Worldwide Group in the USA and the upcoming opening of the new Madrid office, thus growing her database of international buyers, sellers, and investors to further assist her clients. Together with her amazing team, she continues to stay on top of current market trends and can quickly assess whether an investment makes financial sense. Her top priority is to provide an incomparable level of service regarding each transaction, from contract to closing.
With each step we’ve taken through the lives of these exceptional women, we’ve been reminded that uniqueness knows no bounds. They’ve shown us that ceilings can be shattered, stereotypes can be dismantled, and the human spirit can soar to unimaginable heights. Here’s to a future where the world celebrates and nurtures the distinctive qualities that make each woman a force to be reckoned with.