Founder and Global Chair

Visionary Founder & Global Chair (Dr Sylvia Forchap-Likambi):

Dr Sylvia is the visionary leader and founder of Global Visionary Women Network. She is also the founder and CEO of “Behaviour Changed” award winning community Interest Company, Voice of Nations and Little Angels Foundation (Orphanage in Cameroon).

She is a charismatic and innovative 21st Century female inspirational and motivational thinker, speaker, and writer/author, with a compelling vision and passion to positively impact and transform lives and communities through communication, education, empowerment and enterprising. She is very positive and dynamic, and derives extreme satisfaction in motivating and inspiring others to blossom in their maximum potential and excel into positions of leadership and financial independence.

She grew up in Cameroon, where she obtained her GCE A’ level and later on moved to Italy where she earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in the University Ferrara Italy. She went further to obtain a PhD degree in the same University, during which period she was awarded a scholarship by the Italian Ministry of Higher Education and Research for excellence. Sylvia was also awarded the Australian- Europe Scholarships to undertake a year of her PhD Project in collaboration with the University of Sydney (Nepean Hospital), Australia.

Over the years she has mentored, coached, supported and inspired numerous entrepreneurs, women, students, families and organizations. She has consistently empowered, inspired, and motivated many to come out of addictions, depression, get into training, volunteering, employment/ self employment and leadership roles, and also offered them several of such opportunities through her organization (VON) and partners. In addition, she has delivered several successful and life transforming revolutionary leadership, empowerment, and mentoring programs for VON (leading it to earn the prestigious SEN Powerful Together Behaviour Changed Award in 2013), Worker’s Educational Association (WEA), and a host of commissioned projects nationally and internationally.

Sylvia was twice runner up/finalist for The SEN Powerful Together “Member’s Choice Awards” (which celebrates the achievements of an individual who can demonstrate their commitment and contribution to the world of social enterprise, and critically, how they have enabled entrepreneurs to achieve their goals and aspirations). She was also nominated as role model of the year for The National Diversity Awards 2013 and shortlisted as mentoring champion of the year at The SEN Powerful Together Awards 2012. Dr Sylvia has featured on various International TV and Radio Stations abroad and in the country, including Cameroon Radio Television (CRTV), Canal2 International, STV, ABK TV, CRTV (Radio Buea) and the BBC Radio Merseyside.

As an intellectual, leader, entrepreneur, black woman, wife, and mother, she has been able to reach out with great ease and empathy to many in various spheres of life, and continues to inspire and have a tremendous impact in their lives. Her life is a true testimonial of her authority and leadership, portraying her as a positive role model to many. She is well known for her very positive, tenacious, loving, and kind personality. In addition, she is a very humble, inspiring and compassionate personality, always willing to listen in a non judgmental manner and bring out the best in others.

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