WGC SoCal Chapter

Chapter President : Dame Shellie Hunt
Contact : shelliehunt@thewomenofglobalchange.com

Dame Shellie Hunt is Founder and CEO of the Women of Global Change, Success is by Design LLC, ReMake MY Life LLC, Phoenix Flight Films, and other multiple companies. A Global Entrepreneur, Business Strategist, International Speaker, author, and TV executive producer. In 2014, the special honor of knighthood was bestowed upon Dame Shellie Ann Hunt by the Order of St. John.

She is the proud recipient of the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from President Obama, along with the 2013 Humanitarian Award at the World Congress Center. As the First Lady of Entrepreneurs, she has served well over tens of thousands of women and children worldwide in communities and outreach programs. Shellie served on the national board of National Women’s Political Caucus, hosted the 2014 EMMA Awards, is a lead mentor in the Billionaire Adventure Club, and been mentioned in Forbes.com. Her other appearances are numerous and include CBS, ABC, USA Today, CBS MoneyWatch, Beyond the Dow, HLN and many others.

She has worked with major corporations to include Time Warner, M3, The Young Entrepreneurs Society, VH1, Pacific Electric, and Kimberly Clark to name a few. Shellie has also taught reintegration to veterans in transition at Cal State Long Beach. She is a proud member of the Alliance of Women and Media, which promotes positive progress and change for women and sits as a judge for the last five years for nationally televised Gracie awards.

Co-President : Eldonna Lewis-Fernandez

As CEO of Dynamic Vision International Inc., Eldonna Lewis Fernandez dispenses negotiation, communication and self-leadership training to corporate clients and small business owners internationally. Her business is built on a 23-year career as a contract specialist in the Air Force, where she negotiated hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of domestic and international contracts – everything from pens and paper to office machines, automotive parts and aircraft maintenance.
After retiring from the Air Force, Eldonna spent 10 years as a contracts administrator, negotiator and systems analyst for aerospace companies such as Raytheon, Sparta and Parsons. She worked with Raytheon and the U.S. Navy on the F-18 Radar program, and with Sparta and Parsons on satellite launch programs for the Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base.

Today, her corporate workshops and keynotes cover a variety of topics – everything from negotiating skills to leading effective meetings and becoming a self-leader, which she defines as “asking for what you want, and owning the power to stand up for yourself.”
The award-winning speaker and author is one of 69 Toastmaster Accredited Speakers worldwide. She enlivens every keynote, workshop or breakout session with games or simulations. “You remember it because you’re experiencing the information rather than passively listening to it,” she says.

Eldonna has written two books: Think Like A Negotiator ~ 50 Ways to Create Win Win Results by Understanding the Pitfalls to Avoid and GoPINK Rules of Engagement: 5 Foundational Principles for Taking Control of the Handlebars of Your Life. She also co-authored Heart of a Military Woman, a compilation of stories by, for, and about military women.

Among her many media credits, she has appeared on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox Business, Fox News and CNN, and been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Forbes and The Huffington Post.

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