About EBW2020

Our Organization
Our Founder
Our Leaders
Our Foundation
Our Advisors
Our Manbassadors

We are a Global Community of Business Women

Empowering Ourselves & One Another to Accelerate Our Journeys to a Thriving Future

Our Mission

Our Purpose: To empower women to build a global sustainable future through the elevation of women, and to demystify and democratize access to capital resources for women everywhere.

Our Goal: To deliver a complete system, combining mentorship & training along with products and services, to current and future female entrepreneurs, which will allow them to build businesses of sustained value and create the economic & social progress the world desires.

We are a global movement giving inspired women of purpose and impact access to mentorship, community, education, financial literacy and a powerful network to succeed as leaders and entrepreneurs.

Using technology & community, we are democratizing and scaling mentorship for women with a mission to “change the ratio” and with a goal to Empower a Billion Women by 2020. Together, we are creating a global sustainable future for all generations.

Our Founder

Ingrid Vanderveldt
Empowering a Billion Women By 2020
Austin, TX

Ingrid Vanderveldt (iV) is the Chairman and CEO of  Empowering a Billion Women by 2020 (EBW2020)., MintHER  and Vanderveldt Global Investments.  Named one of Oprah’s Top 100 Global Leaders, previous to EBW, she was the first  Entrepreneur-in-Residence (“EIR”) for Dell  Inc. where she  oversaw  entrepreneurial initiatives worldwide helping to build a $250 million business segment and founded the $125M Dell  Innovators Credit Fund, Dell Founders Club, and the Dell Center  for Entrepreneurs during her 3-year term.

iV sits on the United Nations Foundation’s Global Entrepreneurs  Council, founding organizer of the GLASS Forum (Global  Leadership &  Sustainable  Success), and co-founder of The  Billionaire Girls Club. She also created and hosted CNBC’s first  original primetime series, “American Made,” reaching over 1M  viewers around the globe and serves on the Advisory boards of  Springboard Enterprises, WIE, and is a Dell Women’s  Entrepreneur Network (DWEN) Member.

iV has been featured on outlets including NBC, CNBC, FOX, ABC,  USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Bloomberg, CNN  Money, Fortune Magazine, Fast Company, Inc Magazine and  Entrepreneur Magazine. She was ranked #1 Super Connector by  Fast Company, is the recipient of the Forbes and Northwestern  Mutual Global “Entrepreneur in Excellence Award” and was just  named the 100th Champion Celebration for the HearStrong  Foundation. She holds a Masters in Architecture at the  Savannah College of Art &  Design and an MBA in  Entrepreneurship from UT at Austin. Vanderveldt  believes  technology is the key denominator to the success of growing  companies. She holds a patent  for one of the  first  “personalization sogware” applications using data to create   matches, United States Patent 6266668.

MEET THE TEAM

The Leaders Behind EBW

Ingrid Vanderveldt,
Founder & CEO

Anna McCoy,
CEO The EBW Foundation

Emra Smith,
SVP of HR, & Global Director of chapters

Dr. Tina Allton,
CFO & Head of International Expansion

Sara Russell,
Head of Operations

Pat Pearson,
Head of Personal Development

Deb Boulanger,
Head of Partnerships

Dan Hughes,
Corp Memberships

Leadership Team

Ingrid Vanderveldt (iV) is the Chairman and CEO of  Empowering a Billion Women by 2020 (EBW2020)., MintHER  and Vanderveldt Global Investments.  Named one of Oprah’s Top 100 Global Leaders, previous to EBW, she was the first  Entrepreneur-in-Residence (“EIR”) for Dell  Inc. where she  oversaw  entrepreneurial initiatives worldwide helping to build a $250 million business segment and founded the $125M Dell  Innovators Credit Fund, Dell Founders Club, and the Dell Center  for Entrepreneurs during her 3-year term.

iV sits on the United Nations Foundation’s Global Entrepreneurs  Council, founding organizer of the GLASS Forum (Global  Leadership &  Sustainable  Success), and co-founder of The  Billionaire Girls Club. She also created and hosted CNBC’s first  original primetime series, “American Made,” reaching over 1M  viewers around the globe and serves on the Advisory boards of  Springboard Enterprises, WIE, and is a Dell Women’s  Entrepreneur Network (DWEN) Member.

iV has been featured on outlets including NBC, CNBC, FOX, ABC,  USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Bloomberg, CNN  Money, Fortune Magazine, Fast Company, Inc Magazine and  Entrepreneur Magazine. She was ranked #1 Super Connector by  Fast Company, is the recipient of the Forbes and Northwestern  Mutual Global “Entrepreneur in Excellence Award” and was just  named the 100th Champion Celebration for the HearStrong  Foundation. She holds a Masters in Architecture at the  Savannah College of Art &  Design and an MBA in  Entrepreneurship from UT at Austin. Vanderveldt  believes  technology is the key denominator to the success of growing  companies. She holds a patent  for one of the  first  “personalization sogware” applications using data to create   matches, United States Patent 6266668.

Anna McCoy is Senior Business Strategist and CEO of The EBW  Foundation. Anna is a principal and chief strategy and global officer   of UrbanAmerica, a private real estate equity and development firm,  founded in 1998. Her 25 year unique background brings a multitude  of different operating experiences, she is both a creative thinker and  influential collaborator. She facilitates UrbanAmerica’s New Tax  Market Credit program and its women empowerment initiatives.

The New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) was designed to increase the  flow of capital to businesses and low income communities by providing a modest tax  incentive to private investors. UA is a certified CDE and has received $267M in  NMTC allocations since 2006 and has deployed over $800M in low and  moderate communities over the past 18 years through its real estate  investments and master plan developments.

She is a published author of three books, Walk Powerful at Zero,  Woman Act Now and Building Generational Wealth. In 2016, from the  President Barak Obama, she received the Presidential  Lifetime  Achievement Award for  Volunteer Service.  Mrs. McCoy is  the  recipient of the Women of Excellence Award from Epitome Magazine,  named “The Power Connector” by Effectual Magazine, published in  Nigeria.She was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity from St.  Thomas College.

She appointed Ambassador at Large by WOLMI.

Denise DeSimone is the CIO of EBW Inc. Denise DeSimone,  current Chairman of C-Leveled, has an uncanny ability to  launch ventures with tremendous success. Since graduating  from the University of Pittsburgh with a BA Degree in 1983,  she has founded eight companies including C-Leveled. Under  Denise’s leadership, revenues have increased by millions at  every company she’s touched. If you ask Denise, the real  story behind her business savvy is the idea of building  companies by forming teams that listen to clients’ challenges,  assess their needs, and examine  processes in order to  develop solutions. Her approach: no nonsense.

Her companies have been named  among the 2008 best  places to work in Pittsburgh as well as the top 100 fastest  growing businesses. Most recently she is the recipient of the  Ernst & Young 2008 Entrepreneur of the Year for Western PA,  West Virginia, and upstate New York, Pensylvania’s Best 50  Women in Business for 2009, and Pittsburgh Women in  Business award winner 2011. Her achievements include   2007 Southwestern Pennsylvania’s top 5 women  entrepreneurship recognition, and Deloitte & Touche Fast 50  Growth Companies. Banking on less talk and more action,  Denise is famous for responding to long emails full of  questions with less than three words. Boasting isn’t in her  playbook; she’d rather get things done and get on with  sharing what she knows. While other people sleep, Denise  services on boards, panels, and commissions, that is, when  she’s not overseeing homework and kissing booboos for her  three young sons.

Emra Smith, SVP of HR and Global Director of Empowerment Leaders is a seasoned HR executive, speaker, and author. As an entrepreneur, executive coach and corporate trainer, Emra Smith has facilitated the growth of multi-million dollar enterprises. Emra is a Facilitator of HOPE, Founder and Chief Encouragement Officer of the International School of Story, the parent company of The HOPE App, which is Your Private Mentor Coach to prevent emotions from escalating when you’re under stress. Keeping anxiety and depression from keeping you ineffective, enabling you to step into HOPE and purpose.

Dr. Tina Allton is a global entrepreneur, keynote speaker, educational psychologist,
and award-winning business owner spanning the international business, nonprofit,
medical, women’s empowerment, and global impact worlds.
She holds an honorary doctorate (HC) in humanities and specialising in Leadership
Tina has co-founded 6 successful businesses over a 16-year period and worked with
over 5,000 entrepreneurs along her career. Among being the Head of Global
Expansion and CFO for Empowering a Billion Women by 2020, a worldwide fintech
and educational women’s empowerment platform, Tina is the High Commissioner to

Ghana for the World Business Angels, CEO and co-founder of Undefeeted, a fast-
growth diabetes nonprofit inspired by her daughter, founder of the Global

Humanitarian project HUM in India (working with 35,000+ plus women), CEO and
global director of Usense, and award winning business manager to one of London’s
most successful Podiatric practices, Circle Podiatry (as well as loving wife and
mother to four beautiful children).
As a sought-after speaker, Tina has spoken in 4 continents, 12 countries, and 21+
cities including the USA, Bahamas, Europe, India, and Africa. She has shared the
stage with Sylvester Stallone, Al Pacino, Jermaine Jackson, Vanilla Ice and Michelle
Mone, as well as business and thought leaders such as Dr. Nido Qubein, (Highpoint
University- USA), Jay Abraham, Randi Zuckerberg, Ingrid Vanderveldt, and more.

Some of Tina’s accomplishments:
 Finalist – “Mentor of the Year”- UK SM Business awards 2018
 Circle Podiatry ranked ‘BEST SME’for the whole of London for Service
Excellence.
 Received over 10 ‘Best Business Customer Service’Awards for her practice
 “BestOverallBusinessinUK”and“BestBusinessinLondon”–Action
CoachBusinessExcellenceAwards(Winner)
 Launched Undefeeted with a 6.7million qualified global reach in one year
 Tina took one of her practices to 47% more profitable in only 8 months
 Listed ‘Key Person of Influence’(by Dent Global in Dec 2015)

Pat Pearson Head of EBW Coaching

A seasoned speaker, business professional,  psychotherapist, and business builder for over 30 years,  Pat Pearson brings powerful understandings to every  keynote and seminar with measurable business gains. Her clients describe her as practical and entertaining while  delivering measurable results. Pat’s life has been  dedicated to helping people achieve greater success in  their business and personal lives.

Pat is the author of four books: STOP Self-Sabotage; You  Deserve The Best; Passion: Reclaiming The Fire In Your  Heart; and Party with a Purpose. Her Audio-of-the-Month-  Club series, “How the Best Become Better”, addresses all  of the elements of removing thinking barriers in order to  move to the next level of success. With thousands of  subscribers, the series continues to be a “must have” for  those seeking to achieve success in life and business.

She is a polished storyteller with a knack for making the  complex easy to understand. National, local, and regional  media throughout the United States have called upon her  as an “expert resource” with important principles to help  STOP Self-Sabotage. She recently appeared on Access  Hollywood, CNN Radio, Fox Business, ABC and NPR  providing vital messages on today’s topics to help people  to achieve their goals, dreams – and expand their visions.

Pamlea Pike, EA to Ingrid Vanderveldt is a seasoned EA  and planner working with some of the country’s top  leaders in Fortune 500’s.

Most recently she was an EA at Dell Corporation where  she worked for the Senior VP of Strategy, Planning &  Transformation for Global Client Solutions, Randy Wick  and Senior VP & GM of Sales, North America Consumer  and Small Business Group & Global Dell Outlet, David  Bent. Additionally, this is where she worked for Ingrid  Vanderveldt, Dell Entrepreneur in Residence and  supported her through the trajectory of starting, growing  and scaling The Dell Center for Entrepreneurs into a $250M+ business within 24 months. She finds joy in  working with corporate leaders, executives, policy makers,  country leaders and more as she organizes the global  travel schedule of Vanderveldt and other leaders. She is  known for “keeping everyone comfortable, organized and  driving results” that support her executives to deliver the  ROI they are held responsible for. A seasoned planner and  organizer she is overseeing The EBW Global Summit. Prior  to Dell she spent 10 years at Wells Fargo with 25 years  total in the banking industry. She is happily married to  John Mark, has three children, five grandchildren and a  home full of dogs who keep her happy, busy and  grounded. Pam resides in Round Rock, TX.

Boris Nenide, CTO

Boris’s career has been dedicated to developing financial  analytics and industry benchmarking sogware tools while  at FINTEL, LLC which he co-founded with a renowned  small business expert Dr. Robert Pricer. Over 14 years of  the company’s existence its tools have been utilized by  thousands of small and medium sized businesses, directly  or through their advisers, to their financial benefit and  sometimes even survival. Boris has both continued that  work and spearheaded the development of a number of  mobile and Web applications. Boris really enjoys the  confidence of being able to make it happen – anything our  CXO’s and designers can think of – his team of highly  skilled developers can implement and make  functional  with remarkable efficiency.

Rachel Gero, EBW One Club Community Manager

Key Advisors

Arnold Baker, Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans & Former Chair of the National Black Chamber of Commerce

Arnold B. Baker serves on the Board of  Commissioners of the Port of New  Orleans. Baker is owner and founder of  New Orleans-based Baker Ready Mix and  Building Materials, which operates three  plants in the area, a fleet of mixer trucks  and employs 40 local drivers, technicians  and industry professionals.  Baker also  serves on the boards of the New Orleans  Board of Trade, New Orleans Chamber of  Commerce, National Black Chamber of  Commerce, Greater New Orleans Sports  Foundation, Kate Middleton Elementary  School, and the Bayou District  Foundation.

Sergio DeCordova, Chairman at PVBLIC  Foundation

Sergio, has over 20 years of Advertising,  Media, Government and Legal experience.  Sergio has led a variety of private-public  partnerships with leaders in cities across the  US as well as major global cities. Sergio co-  founded FUEL Outdoor in 2003, growing the  company to thousands of outdoor advertising  billboard locations nationwide. He sold the  company to Och-Ziff, a global institutional  asset management firm & formally exited in 2011. Sergio is the Co-founder & visionary behind P3 SmartCity Partners, P3GM, KAPTYN & PVBLIC Foundation.

Sergio has been celebrated locally and  internationally for the work of his various  business for over a decade. In 2012, Dell Inc.  named Sergio one of its #Inspired 100 leading  global influencers. In 2015 Meet LATAM  recognized Sergio as Entrepreneurial Latin  Global Leader & Influencer. In 2016 the  Humanitarian Innovation Forum honored  Sergio at the UN with the Global Social  Impact Award. In November, Crain’s honored  Sergio as a Visionaries’ finalist to the Hispanic  Executive & Entrepreneur Award.

Steve Felice, Former CEO of Filtration Group Corporation, Former President of Dell

Steve Felice most recently served as  President and Chief Executive Officer  of Filtration Group Corporation and is  the Formerly, as President and Chief  Commercial Officer for Dell, a  leading global information  technology company with annual  sales of $57 billion and over 110,000  employees globally, Mr. Felice led the Dell organization that creates and delivers specific solutions and technology to commercial and consumer customers globally.
Mr. Felice joined Dell in 1999 from DecisionOne Holdings Corp., a publicly traded company (NASDAQ- listed), where he served as President and Chief Executive Officer. Under Mr. Felice’s leadership, DecisionOne became the largest independent provider of multivendor computer maintenance and technology support services in North America.

Lili Hall, WBE, President & CEO of KNOCK (IVBLACK Member)

Lili Hall is CEO and President of KNOCK,  inc., a Minneapolis-based creative  agency leading strategic brand  development on a national and global  scale. She founded KNOCK in 2001 with a  commitment to impeccable client service  and a nimble response to new  opportunities. In conjunction with two  sister companies — TREAT AND  COMPANY and NEIGHBOR — Hall’s teams  design virtual-to-real experiences that  create loyalty and love for brands in such  industries as retail, healthcare, higher  education, technology and the arts. Hall  was named one of EY’s Entrepreneurial  Winning Women and for six consecutive  years KNOCK was one of Inc. magazine’s  5000 fastest-growing private companies  in America. Hall measures success not  only in the culture, growth and  profitability of her companies, but in the  impact, they make on communities at  home and around the world.

Paul Kirchoff, Founder & CEO EPX

Avid entrepreneur, investor and global  adventurer. Founder and CEO of EPX  Worldwide.EPX is both a community and tech  company – using sogware to help accelerate  business connections and drive home  experiential networking – the most powerful  way to accelerate business success anywhere.

Built and sold two marketing sogware/agency  companies, built a couple of multi-$B  business units at Dell early in my career and  am also building another blockchain venture  that can accelerate social good.

I’m a member if the world famous, 113 year  old Explorers Club and a vCMO for two multi-$B companies. Perpetually addicted to a  blank sheet of paper.

Ying McGuire, Vice President of International Operations at Technology Integration Group & Former Global Supplier Diversity Leader at Dell

Following her role as Dell’s Global  Supplier Diversity leader, Ms. McGuire became the Global Vice President of Technology Integration Group (TIG) and a senior advisor of Nano Global, an emerging company bringing antimicrobial technology at the nanoscale that heals and shields the world. She was appointed by the United States Secretary of Commerce to the United States Investment Advisory Council. Ms. McGuire acquired her
M.B.A. from the Thunderbird Global School of Management in Phoenix, Arizona

Tina Tchen, Former Chief of Staff to  Michelle Obama, Executive Director of  the White House Council on Women and  Girls

Tina Tchen is a lifelong champion for  women’s and children’s issues and the gender equality movement. Tina served 8 years in the Obama Administration at the White House as Assistant to President Obama, Chief of Staff to First Lady Michelle Obama, and Executive Director of the White House Council on Women and Girls. Tina is a partner at Buckley Sandler LLP, managing the firm’s Chicago office.

Todd O’Brien, Managing Director SmartCity Dubai and former Dell UK EIR

Todd is a passionate entrepreneurial sales and marketing leader with over 20 years of experience in marketing, product management, enterprise hardware & sogware, services sales, sales leadership and coaching. Todd has worked in very large organizations but also launched his own successful business and worked for a start-up that was acquired. He has also been working with start-ups in the UK to scale up their businesses.

He has a diverse background in Marketing, Product Marketing and Sales. Not only has Todd consistently attained his number but has provided thought leadership and market strategies to each organization. He is a creative leader and innovative when it comes to challenging situations always finding a way to win. He is a strong people developer and focuses on the critical few to drive for success.