Senator Cheri Buckner-Webb first served in the Idaho House of representatives and then was elected to the Senate. She was the first elected African American state legislator and its first African American woman legislator. She has been a voice for equity and civility and a passionate supporter of women and youth.
One of the most recognizable voices in gospel music, CeCe Winans has sold millions of albums during her 25-year music career. The eighth of ten children, Winans was raised in Detroit with a strong church foundation. She sang her first church solo at the age of eight and over the years, performed around the world. Apart from her music career,…
Josina, daughter of Pres. Samora Machel of Mozambique, pioneered gender-based abuse awareness in Mozambique and South Africa after she survived a domestic attack. Turning her adversity into opportunity, she is developing the first safe house for victims of domestic violence in her country and participated in a high level GBV summit in Eswatini, hosted by SOHO.
Gail is an author, music producer, song writer and passionate advocate for women at risk. She is an international speaker who engages audiences in dealing with the reality of social inequities such as abuse and the need for change. Gail has served for many years as one of SOHO’s Advisors and helps to facilitate the Game Changer events.
Rev. Canon Nontombi Naomi Tutu, like her father, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, is a tireless fighter for human rights. Growing up black and female in apartheid South Africa has given her the empathy and strength to speak up for those who have no voice and to challenge laws and law makers that perpetuate injustice.
Yvonne is an internationally famous South African singer, song writer, entrepreneur and humanitarian. As a a role model throughout the African continent, she has demonstrated compassion for others throughout her career. A UN Ambassador, she is a prominent figure in malaria prevention and is a passionate voice for empowerment of women.