GAYLE JENNINGS O'BYRNE, FOUNDER AND CEO
After 20+ years of wall street, technology, philanthropy and policy, Gayle (Gay-lä) is embracing her female superpowers to amplify social change. Her boldest endeavor to date launched 2018 – iNTENT Manifesto, an education campaign and series of convenings and capacity building workshops to raise the visibility of women of color founders, the project hopes to create a self-sustainable solution that will empower women of color entrepreneurs and improve the communities they live in.
Inspired by the many women along her journey and the glaring financial market gaps, she aims to provide women of color tech entrepreneurs access to advocates, capital while helping the community access untapped value and create wealth along side the fastest growing entrepreneurial sector.
SIMONE NICOLE MCGURL, LAUNCH ADVISOR
Simone Nicole McGurl is on a mission to accelerate the transition to an equitable and sustainable economy. Described as a catalyst, collaborator and do-gooder she thrives on working with inspired leaders to build cultures of possibility, launch environmental and social impact initiatives and navigate organizational transformation. Prior to her current role as a Strategy Associate at SYPartners, Simone worked with Van Jones to launch Dream Corps, a social enterprise accelerate, designed a framework for global strategy and governance at the Environmental Defense Fund, and raised $25M for issues ranging from preventing teen pregnancy to affordable housing for people with mental illness.
As the Launch Consultant for iNTENT Manifesto, she is responsible for ensuring a successful start for this critical effort.
ADANNA AMAECHI, SOCIAL MEDIA GODDESS
Passionate about social impact and community building, Adanna brings start-up, social media, and government sector experience to iNTENT Manifesto.
In a time where inclusion and innovation matter more than ever, Adanna is intent on contributing to a positive narrative of women of color entrepreneurs.
Mario Apollon Mowatt, project assistant
Mario is a marketing-minded creative who received both his undergraduate degree and MBA from Quinnipiac University in an accelerated program from 2013 to 2018. His industry experience varies from luxury to entertainment, and he is always striving to expand his professional palette.
Since joining the iNTENT Manifesto team, Mario has been responsible for spearheading the digital campaign and the Manifesto’s growth via social media, strategic planning, and maintaining our key partnerships.
Outside of championing for WOCstars, Mario spends time appreciating all the wonderful things the world has to offer, especially international travel, food, and fashion.