The Global Fellows Program is aimed at identifying leaders in the the African Diaspora community and directing their leadership abilities from a locally driven only perspective to a global outlook.

Global Strategists Association Global Fellows program is a two year fellowship program that allows you to:

We Identify. Prepare. Connect.

1.Gain valuable experience from former and current global leaders, academics and practitioners representing various fields to ensure education and development throughout the program.

2.Develop an in-depth understanding of the challenges facing the world, including international institutions responsible for making the world a better place for all.

3. Connect with mentors, establish global networks, and develop successful international business strategies. Build community within the cohort and partner on local and global initiatives.

4.Be exposed to multicultural communities with an emphasis on learning how to leverage diversity, equity and inclusion.

2018 Global Fellows

Global Strategists Association believes an investment in leaders within the African Diaspora will help to ensure marginalized communities are being prepared to meet some of the worlds greatest challenges, benefit in business via a globalized world, and contribute in new and exciting ways through unexplored and underestimated lens.
We believe our fellows possess an innate ability to unite people groups from all regions, cultures, and backgrounds by leveraging diversity, inclusion and equity on a global scale.
Please help us welcome our 2018 class of fellows committed to advancing societies and making the world a better place through education, social entrepreneurship, business and journalism. Individually, their ideas and their commitment are changing lives and communities. Together, they are changing the world.
Past fellows include Dr. Amara C. Enyia (2016) Emile Cambry(2016) and Kashay Sanders(2016)

Terrell J. Starr

The Root (US-NY)
Global Senior Reporter

Chika Umeadi


Erica Okezie-Phillips

Ontario Ministry of Education(Canada-ON)
Education & Senior Research Officer


Gem McCreary


Paulo Rogerio

Vale Do Dende, Business Accelerator(Brazil-Salvador)

2016 Global Fellows

Individually, their ideas and their commitment are changing lives and communities. Together, they are changing the world.

Dr. Amara C. Enyia

Global Leader Fellow 2016-2018
On the GSA Fellowship: “The GSA Fellowship is an excellent platform for me to both facilitate and contribute to the most pressing foreign policy issues of the day. I’m looking forward to a broadened global platform in which to play a meaningful role in driving conversations and policy development on issues of local and global significance and impact.” Download CV

Amara C. Enyia (“ACE”) is a public policy consultant where she manages several economic development, education, fiscal policy, and workforce development initiatives and drafts position papers, legislation, and analysis for elected officials and community-based organizations. She has also served as Executive Director of the Austin Chamber of Commerce, Policy Director of Manufacturing Renaissance, and Policy Analyst in the City of Chicago Mayor’s Office. In addition to local policy, Dr. Enyia leverages extensive international affairs/foreign policy expertise in Central Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. Dr. Enyia holds Bachelors degrees in Broadcast Journalism, Political Science, and News Editorial, a law degree focusing on International law and development, a Masters Degree in Education and a PhD in Education Policy Studies.

Kashay Sanders

Global Leader Fellow 2016-2018
On the GSA Fellowship: “The fellowship is helping me to explore ways to promote human capital innovations while attracting globally competitive talent that amplify social sector institutions.” Download CV

Kashay leads organizations in capacity building by focusing on the human aspect of organizational development.  She creates learning experiences which strive to maximize and realize human potential in public and non-profit sector organizations. Her global leadership has been aided by learning and living abroad–in Japan, India, Denmark, Bosnia and Belize–Kashay seeks to understand what aspects of organizational development and design are culturally cross-cutting.  The thread that unites Kashay’s experiences is an emphasis on process-development, facilitation design, and generating access points for people to step into the best version of themselves. Kashay graduated from Dartmouth College Manga Cum Laude with a major in Women’s & Gender Studies and a double minor in Anthropology and Japanese.

Emile Cambry

Global Entrepreneur Fellow 2016-2018

Emile Cambry, Jr. is a business professor, filmmaker, and social entrepreneur born, raised and still calling Chicago home. After receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Chicago and his MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, Emile gained experience in Investment Banking for J.P. Morgan Chase as well as teaching as he was a Professor at North Park University and recognized as one of the Top 50 Business School Professors. Perhaps Mr. Cambry’s largest project to date was founding the technology and entrepreneurship incubator, BLUE1647, expanding to several different locations across the Midwest. Emile has Produced films that have been licensed by HBO and Cinemax, as well as Showtime.