VON's Inspirational CEO, Dr Sylvia Forchap-Likambi Shortlisted As Postive Role Model At The National Diversity Awards 2016

We are very pleased to announce that our highly charismatic and transformational CEO, Dr Sylvia Forchap-Likambi, has been shortlisted as Positive Role Model for Gender at The National Diversity Awards 2016!

Many Congratulations to Dr Sylvia and all the other shortlisted candidates of the Positive Role Model for Gender category, for making it amongst 20,000 nominees to the finalists! We are so proud of you and all shortlisted candidates for 2016.

Our most profound gratitude goes to all those who made this possible by either nominating, voting, or taking part in the difficult judging process! Thank you for your tremendous support and trust! Its always an honour and privilege to continue serving you in the best possible way we can! This is our promise to you! We will be a true reflection of our work and services!

Dr Sylvia Forchap-Likambi, amonsgts others, you are a true role model and icon! Your lifestyle, achievements, success, leadership, and simplicity are truly to be modelled and replicated by every 21st century male/female, leader/ aspiring leader, entrepreneur/employee, student, mother, etc, who desires to live a very healthy, fulfilling/ purpose driven and balanced life! Thank you for being a role model and advocate for many.

Visit The National Diversity Awards Websie for all 2016 shortlisted candidates: http://www.nationaldiversityawards.co.uk/shortlist/For those who do not know Dr Sylvia, we have decided to include a brief Bio about her, which is not fully updated. Please read more about her below and be inspired to keep pressing on or to kick start that marvelous journey of yours:Dr Sylvia Forchap-Likambi is the visionary founder and CEO of Award-Winning non profit community interest company Voice of Nations (VON), with a vision to transform the lives and status of less privileged and disadvantaged girls and women so they can become aware of their rights and full potential, and excel into positions of leadership and financial independence.Dr Forchap is also the founder and Global Chair of Global Visionary Women Network, set up to unite visionary women from all walks of life and nations, to educate and empower the ordinary girl child and woman, into extraordinary citizens and leaders of purpose. In addition, she also founded Little Angels Foundation charity to support orphans/disadvantaged children and families in Cameroon and abroad, and to promote health and well being of the disadvantaged in the UK.She is a leading empowerment and transformation expert, and a very charismatic and innovative 21st Century female inspirational and motivational thinker, speaker, author, and mentor, with a compelling vision and passion to impact and positively transform lives and communities through communication, education, mentoring, empowerment and enterprising.Over the years, Dr Sylvia has coached, supported and inspired over 500 entrepreneurs, 1000 women, and relentlessly 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 organizations (VON and GVWN).She has also delivered several successful and life transforming revolutionary leadership, empowerment programs for VON (leading it to earn the prestigious SEN Behaviour Changed Award in 2013), WEA, and a host of commissioned projects nationally and internationally. She has featured on several national and international Radio and TV stations, to speak on the theme of female empowerment, entrepreneurship and leadership; and been guest/ keynote speaker to several audiences, ranging from community groups to universities.She grew up in Cameroon, and later moved to Italy where she earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and PhD from the University Ferrara-Italy, during which time,she was recipient of various Italian and Australian– Europe Scholarships.At completion of her PhD in Australia and Italy,she worked as Postdoctoral Researcher in Italy and the UK; and became Honorary Research Associate with the Royal Liverpool University Hospital in 2008, and a member of The European Hematology Association in 2009.Sylvia has participated immensely in leukemia research and is author/co-author in a number of international peer reviewed journals. She is also an ILM certified executive and business/Life Coach.In addition, she has mentored numerous women, students, and emerging entrepreneurs, and was multiple nominee/ finalist for Mentoring Champion of the Year at The Social Enterprise Network (SEN)Powerful Together Awards 2012-2014, and also for The Member’s Choice Awards in 2012 and 2013 (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, and also nominated Positive Role Model at The UK National Diversity Awards 2013.Her loyalty and service to the community goes beyond the call of duty, sessions, or financial reward, as she continues to support, guide, motivate, and encourage her beneficiaries at out of office hours and at no costs, even as they move on to fulfill their dreams through coaching, e-mentoring, emails, and phone calls.Her ethnicity, life experiences, educational background, resilient nature, and down to earth personality has given her the tremendous opportunity and privilege to serve and interact with some of the most deprived and underprivileged within diverse cultures, educational backgrounds, and communities; inspiring and challenging them to step forth confidently to unleash their untapped potentials and fulfil their dreams, regardless of their background, gender or circumstances.She is a strong believer of the fact that as leaders we are called to serve rather than being served, and that to whom much is given much is expected. As a result, she endlessly embarks on a selfless journey of service and giving back to her community without an expectation of being financially rewarded or praised. Her greatest reward is in the satisfaction she gets from experiencing lives being transformed as a result of her humble service to humanity.For more information Dr Sylvia Forchap-Likambi and her wokr, please visit: , and