Ms. Hazel Simpson
Hazel Simpson, an author, and founder and director of Drama and Arts Academy, The I AM Awards, and Sis To Sis Production, which produced the sold out stage play and movie, Sisters and The Shrink. She was born and raised in Jamaica. She moved to New York where she began to pursue her passion and hone her skills for the performing arts. Hazel began her journey on the exclusive Broadway stage in musicals. "After taking my first child to Head Start, and observing the program for the day, I realized my passion for children and teaching. Through witnessing first hand the effectiveness of the arts and how my interest in teaching children developed into a career with joy, I knew that part of my purpose in life was to teach children, both through academics, and the arts", says Hazel.
"I worked relentlessly, and after trying many different businesses, and working a second job, Drama and Arts and Sis To Sis Production was birthed."
"In 2014, I’ve decided to honor women like myself who are trailblazers and visionaries…those who have the courage to step out in faith and pursue the challenging, yet rewarding world of entrepreneurship, thus, I present to you…THE I AM AWARDS!"
Ms. Dania Robinson
Dania Robinson is the founder of Ki'Te Kids Youth Foundation Inc. a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that helps develops the whole child. Helping to transform young boys and girls into productive citizens. Ms. Robinson’s passion for helping the youth has motivated her to start a Parent Against Bullies fund to help raise money for children who have been injured or hospitalized due to the unfortunate incidents caused by the acts of bullying.
In addition, Ms. Robinson is also one of the Co-founders of the I Am Awards, an annual awards show that pays tribute to female entrepreneurs who embrace diversity and ingenious creativity in their particular field of business .The I Am Awards signifies the strengths, ambitions and accomplishments of women entrepreneurs who have exemplified faith, confidence and courage to create a business out of a dream; it honors women who were bold enough too stand proud to say “I Am”.
As Ms. Robinson continues to walk in her journey as a Professional Speaker and a Certified Life Coach, her passion is to empower others to recreate their own lives through positive thinking. With Ms. Robinson’s straight from the heart, high-energy motivational speeches and positive coaching sessions she will motivate you to take the next step toward living your dreams.