Karima is founder and CEO of WordSmithRapport™, an international consulting firm specializing in professional development and strategic corporate advisory services. An internationally recognized expert in cutting-edge adult education and complex consulting, she brings more than two decades of comprehensive, blue chip experience in law, business, and academia to the field of professional development. Her clients include Fortune 500 companies, as well as leading corporate, government, academic and non-profit entities in every continent around the globe. She is the author of 'Poised for Excellence: Fundamental Principles of Effective Leadership in the Boardroom and Beyond.' Her work is regularly featured by the Human Capital Institute, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Success, Black Enterprise and Speaker magazines.
She is the President of the Women’s Global Leadership Initiative Global Advisory Board and sits on the board of directors for the Franklin Foundation for Innovation. Karima is a Cornell University Fellow and graduate of the University of California at Davis and Roger Williams University School of Law.
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