We strong global leaders

We are GSA

We define global leaders as professionals and social entrepreneurs who are leading and operating in international settings with a great understanding of building multicultural bridges.

Who We Are.

Global Strategists Association was founded in 2013 by Appreccia D. Faulkner to increase global engagement of Blacks as well as build out platforms for thought leaders to engage and share.

Appreccia D. Faulkner

Founder /CEO

Board Of Directors


Management Consultant


inTerract Consulting


Chicago City Colleges

Staff Members

Fred Cole

Director of Operations/Events

Soyini Duff

Events Coordinator

Cristina Calhoun

Executive Assistant


We provide a space and platform for today's leaders to share innovative ideas and strategies about today's most pressing national and international issues.


A commitment to exposing our members to international business opportunities and engagement.


We encourage spaces and places that include Black thought leaders as experts in the global community.


We work with foreign governments, international NGO's and business's to provide cultural and business exchanges for participants.

Why Now?

According to the latest statistics highlighted in an article by the Washington Post dated May 18, 2015, 82 percent of Foreign Service officers (the commissioned career officers serving in embassies and consulates abroad as well as some policy positions stateside) are white. Seven percent are Asian American, 5.4 percent are African American, and 5 percent are Latino.

In a world of over seven billion people, we believe those who are working on behalf of our nation should be representative of the great diversity that defines America.