Isha Sesay is the founder of W.E. Can Lead. Since 2005, she has worked as an anchor and correspondent for CNN International. She currently co-hosts a 3 hour nightly news program, “CNN Newsroom LIVE from LA”
Director of Business Ops
Sharon DeBary is Director of Business Operations for W.E. Can Lead. Her specialties encompass Operations, Leadership Development, Talent Management, Succession Planning, but her true passion is people: helping them discover their strengths and developing their leadership skills.
After a 20 year career, Sharon left corporate America in 2012 and, together with a business partner, formed The Solutions Group, LLC serving small businesses and nonprofits. TSG was hired by W.E. Can Lead in 2014 to provide innovative program design and comprehensive implementation planning and strategy.
Natalie provides strategic support to W.E. Can Lead in the areas of girl-centred methodologies in programme development and delivery, monitoring, evaluation and impact, strategic organisational growth and girl engagement approaches. Natalie brings 10 years experience of international development programmes in Africa and Asia, with particular expertise in adolescent girls and women’s rights that promote gender equality. She is the Director of Girl Networks at Girl Effect, where she oversees the creation of products, clubs and networks of girls and youth to engage with Girl Effect’s brands. Natalie also volunteers for Women Mentoring in International Development. She holds a M.A. in International Politics and Human Rights from City University in London and B.A. in Women’s and Gender Studies from Occidental College in Los Angeles.
Robin Cutshaw is a partner at PwC serving primarily Products and Services clients around data analytics. She is a CPA certified in both GA and NC. Robin holds a BS in Accounting from East Carolina University. Robin lives in Atlanta GA. She enjoys biking, hiking, and skiing.
Stacey Brice Washington
Today, Stacey enjoys an energized life of travel, coaching, and celebrating the success of her clients. People believe so passionately in her talent and love of life they put their very image in her hands and walk confidently in front of the tv cameras literally wearing her advice.
William Asiko is the Executive Director of the Grow Africa Partnership. Grow Africa is a partnership between the African Union (AU), the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) and the World Economic Forum (WEF) which works to increase private sector investment in agriculture, and accelerate the execution and impact of investment commitments.
Prior to that William was the Chief Executive Officer of the Investment Climate Facility for Africa (ICF) an international organization that works with African Governments to help improve the enabling environment for business and commerce in their countries.
Judithe Registre is a creative influencer, a seasoned international development expert with a solid track record in international economic development, human rights, gender equality, and women and girls’ empowerment. Judithe is a people-centered, can-do visionary who takes on new challenges with enthusiasm and energy.
For more than two decades, Judithe has traveled the world working with organizations determined to make a change in the lives of those living in extreme poverty and surviving in unbelievable circumstances. Judithe’s work as program director with Plan International, Women for Women International, the International Foundation for Election Systems, Africare and Freedom House has taken her to many parts of the world working for girls and women’s political and socio-economic rights and improved citizens’ political and social participation, as well as working on anti-poverty and economic development issues.
A native Sierra Leonean, Iris was educated at Ngala University, holding both a Bachelors Degree in Biological Science (with honors) and a Masters in Environmental Health and Sanitation. Her previous experience includes working with the Waste Management Zone of the Bo City Council supervising the safe and efficient collection, transportation and disposal of waste in the city of Bo. Additionally, Iris served as the Children’s Coordinator at the Love World Synagogue where she spearheaded the creation of a teaching manual for use with children.
Rosaline grew up in the Western province of Waterloo and received her high school education at The Annie Walsh Memorial Secondary School in Freetown. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Njala University, with an English major and a minor in Linguistics. She later received a Masters in Public Administration from the Institute of Public Administration and Management in 2014.
Rosaline began her career as a Court Monitor working with the Sierra Leone Court Monitoring Programme, identifying delays in court proceedings and investigating sexual violence at the district level. She worked for Access Bank Sierra Leone Limited as Head of Customer Care and Operations and in her most recent role, worked for UNFPA as a District Contact Tracing Monitor during the Ebola outbreak.
A native Sierra Leonean, Haja completed her studies at The Milton Magai College of Education and Technology with a Diploma in Food & Beverage Production and Services. Among her broad work experience, Haja served as a Team Leader for Restless Development looking at Sexual and Gender based Violence and Family Planning. Prior to that, she served as a Team Manager for the Craig Bellamy Foundation League. Most recently, Haja worked in the Food & Beverage industry in Freetown.