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This award is proudly presented to the honoree by the Brainz Magazine Selection Committee, in recognition for their creative and innovative ideas, adaptability in business, or for their contributions to sustainability and mental health projects.

CREA Global Award presented to

Gena D. Richardson

Executive, LPC, NCC, Ms. Alabama

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Caroline Winkvist



Daniel Ålund

Selection Committee

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Gena D. Richardson

Gena D. Richardson is an award-winning go-getter. She has dedicated her life to making a difference. Gena began her humanitarian work at 16 and conquered tremendous hurdles to be a success story. She later worked her way up from an entry-level position to become a CEO. She has represented thousands of people and supervised hundreds. Gena's expertise expands over several professional areas, such as social and health services, management, communications, and marketing. As President of Change By Reform, a National Certified Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor, published writer, beauty queen, public speaker, and more, Gena has extensive experience areas that wrap around her clinical training as a psychotherapist. Gena is a ranked philanthropic social media influencer, content creator, and nonprofit National Ambassador. She is passionate about helping others through grassroots advocacy, storytelling, and leadership. As a public speaker, Gena frequently shares powerful messages that awaken others. She has spoken on behalf of various causes, nonprofits, and advocacy movements throughout the United States and abroad. Last but not least, Gena uses her participation in pageantry and modeling as an extension of her advocacy work, giving her increased opportunities for reaching others.

Jennifer Flynn

President and Founder of The Balance Maven

leonardo dicaprio

Actor, environmentalist and philanthropist

Hanna Hermansson

Founder and CEO of Done for You Copywriting for Coaches

Richard Branson

Billionaire, entrepreneur, business magnate and founder of Virgin Group

Lotta Spjut

Entrepreneur / CEO / TEDx- & Global Speaker / Inspirational Trainer

Cindy Machles

CEO, Entrepreneur and Co-founder Of Glue Advertising

Sophia Amoruso

Founder of Girlboss Media. Serial entrepreneur and bestselling author

Bill Gates

Developer, investor, author, and philanthropist. Founder of Microsoft

Lily Zheng

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion speaker, strategist, and consultant

Ryan Holmes

Programmer, Entrepreneur, founder and CEO of Hootsuite

Taya Slobodjaniuk

Founder of Expat Psychologist

and Expat Expert

Thomas Helfrich

CEO & Founder of Podcast host of the "Ai Nerd"

Brené Brown

Research professor, lecturer, best-selling author, and podcast host

Marc Randolph

Tech entrepreneur, advisor, speaker and first CEO of Netflix

Bill Simmons

American sports analyst, podcaster and CEO of the website The Ringer

Agnes Chau

Transformational Life Coach and Private Consultant

Samaria Torres

CEO & Founder of The International Breakthrough Academy

Billy Carson

Entrepreneur, TV host, producer, and founder of 4biddenknowledge

Mila Kunis

Actress and fundraiser

Kiara Streater

President and CEO of Extraordinary Headhunters LLC

Victoria Rader

Bestselling Author, Podcast Host, Former Monk & Purpose Coach

Stephanie Shepherd

Environmental advocate, and Co-Founder of Future Earth

Max Moinian

Masters in Urban Planning and Co-Founder of Future Earth

david attenborough

Broadcaster, biologist, natural historian and author

Sallie Krawcheck

CEO and Co-Founder of Ellevest

Highlights from the 2022 list

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