Soon-Young Yoon is a Korean-American advocate for women's human rights and author of "Citizen of the World -- Soon-Young and the UN". She currently serves as a United Nations representative of the International Alliance of Women and Chair of the Board, of the Women's Environment and Development Organization. She has worked with UNICEF in Southeast Asia and the WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia in New Delhi. She is a board member of the International Advisory Council at the Harvard AIDS Initiative, Women's Environment and Development Organization (WEDO) and the International Foundation for Ewha Womans University. She has worked as a senior consultant for the WHO on women and tobacco issues and supports the innovation lab for NCDs. She is the main representative of the International Alliance of Women to the United Nations ECOSOC. In that capacity, she was Chair of the NGO Committee on the Status of Women, New York from 2011 to 2015 during which the committee launched the Cities for CEDAW campaign. In 2014, she received the CEDAW award for International Comity from the Friends of the Commission on the Status of Women in San Francisco. She is co-editor with Jonathan Samet of the WHO monograph, "Gender, Women and the Tobacco Epidemic and a former columnist for the Earth Times newspaper. She has published essays about her life, working with the UN, and feminist views on global issues in her book, "Citizen of the World--Soon-Young and the UN" (published by Ewha Womans University Press, August 2021). In 2021, she was appointed to the Advisory Board on Gender Equality of the UN President of the 76th General Assembly, H. E. Ambassador Abdulla Shahid of the Maldives. Yoon holds a bachelor's degree with honors in French literature, a PhD in anthropology from the University of Michigan, and a certificate in computer graphics from the Pratt Institute of the Arts. She is married to Richard M. Smith, former Editor-in-Chief and President of Newsweek and current President of the Pinkerton Foundation.
CEO, Creator PINKK LLC and President, Founder of AGW Idea Group, Inc. She has worked on venerable blue-chip brands like Arthur Andersen, Sears, Kraft Foods, Wal-Mart Sam’s Club, Hillshire Farms, Sara Lee, Midas, Alberto Culver haircare brands, (Unilever) Beltone, the City of Chicago in addition to name a few for many formative years. In 2005 she became a dedicated entrepreneur and opened her own agency AGW Idea Group and has successfully run her marketing consulting and branding agency for over 15 years and continues to do so. She has launched start-ups and helped to grow and rebrand others like VENeffect, BreatheAmerica, Precision HealthCare, Citadel Healthcare, Kiva Recovery, Diamond Bank (now Wintrust) amongst others. At this time as she is also taking her understanding of building brands to create PINKK and use her experience and knowledge to empower and inspire coaches and mentors and provide resources for women with this brand experience and platform.
Crystal Harris Darnell
Serving as the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion the office is responsible for the development of priorities to promote racial equity, combat racism and disparities, oversight of county policy initiatives in diversity and inclusion, and implementation of strategies to address social injustices in Lucas County in coordination with community partners, including governmental, nonprofit, and private organizations. Crystal is a certified trainer in Bridges Out of Poverty and Chairs the Getting Ahead Engagement committee. Crystal is a certified trainer for Institutional Educational Leadership which partner with under-resourced communities to equip leaders to better prepare children, youth, adults, and families for postsecondary education and training, rewarding careers, and civic and community engagement. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Family Life Educations from Spring Arbor University. Crystal also has a strong background in facilitating diversity, team-building and customer service training.
Pamela J. Moore
Pamela Moore has worked at The University of Toledo since 2004, including 16 years in various positions in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, beginning as the executive assistant to the VP for Research. After several years, Pamela was promoted to budget administrator/executive secretary 2, taking on the budgetary duties for the entire department. Later, she was again promoted to Senior Business Manager for the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs & the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. In August of 2021, Pamela added the additional title of Associate Director of Incubation Operations, overseeing the operations of the UToledo Business Incubator and the Minority Business Development Center, which helps entrepreneurs take their ideas from concept to commercialization. She also supervises the employees of both incubators. Pamela serves as the Principal Investigator (PI) of the Entrepreneurial Services Provider Program grant (ESP) through JumpStart as the primary, along with partners Promedica Innovations and Mercy Health Systems. Pamela earned her bachelor’s degree in applied organizational technology from The University of Toledo. Pamela has been married to her husband Edward for 33 years and has one son and two grandsons. Interim Associate Director, Incubation Operations Sr. Business Manager.
As a recognized leader in the community, and a certified life and business coach, Deborah has honed her unique abilities to forge interpersonal and business relationships. She has harnessed the skills she acquired from spending over 30 years in community development and banking. She is purposefully prepared to assume the roles of speaker, coach, motivator, and networker. She has an undeniable ability to assess, manage, and execute bringing together the right combinations of people and resources to benefit your business endeavors. Board appointments and positions: • City of Toledo – Mayor’s CFI Team • University of Toledo – President Council for Diversity, Board Member • Toledo Public School Foundation, Board President • Susan G. Komen Foundation, Board Member • Toledo Chapter of The Links, Inc. Member Former Board & Civic Organizations: • Toledo Public School , Board President & Member • City of Toledo Board of Community Relations • Toledo Zoo Foundation • ProMedica – Diversity Advisory Board Member • Greater Toledo Urban League, 2nd Vice President & Board Member She has received many honor and accolades: • 2009 Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority – Torch Award • 2003 YWCA – Milestone – A Tribute to Women • 2003 Greater Toledo Chamber of Commerce –Distinguished Service Award • 2002 NOMBA – Newsmaker Impact Award • 2002 Urban Financial Services – Outstanding Member Award