African Union Mission to the USA
The African Union Mission to the USA is the first bilateral mission of the African Union (AU) outside of Africa. Launched on July 11, 2007 in Washington, D.C., The AU’s Mission is headed by Ambassador Amina Salum Ali, who serves as its First Permanent Representative and collaborates on behalf of the African Union with the executive and legislative branches of the U.S. government, the African Diplomatic Corps, Bretton Woods Institutions, the Organization of American States (OAS), and other stakeholders, including the African Diaspora. Wilson Global assisted the Mission with media outreach from 2007 to 2012. Wilson Global also conducted media training for the Mission’s key staff.
African Diplomatic Corps
African Diplomatic Corps, a group of 49 African ambassadors with embassies in Washington, D.C., celebrated the 45th Anniversary of the African Union (AU) at the historic Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C. with Julia Wilson serving as the event’s Mistress of Ceremonies.
AREVA T&D is a Paris, France-based company that is a world leader in the transmission and distribution of energy. WGC produced its #1 marketing video that launched e-terravision, a black-out warning software product at the 2006 CIGRE conference held in Paris. Julia Wilson served as the program’s Mistress of Ceremonies.
BHP Trinidad and Tobago
BHP is a world-leading resources company. The company extracts and processes minerals, oil and gas and its products are sold worldwide. BHP’s global headquarters are in Melbourne, Australia. Wilson Global facilitated a cultural awareness seminar and workshop to a 20-member executive team for the BHP office located in Trinidad & Tobago.
China-United States Exchange Foundation
China-United States Exchange Foundation (CUSEF) was established with the purpose of further improving communications and enhancing understanding between the peoples of China and the United States. CUSEF accomplishes their mission by fostering open dialogue between the public policy arena, think tanks, academia, media and the business communities of both countries, particularly dialogue based on Foundation-supported policy-oriented research on various areas of common interest between China and the United States. CUSEF was founded by its Chairman, Mr. Tung Chee Hwa, the current Vice Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, People’s Republic of China, and the first Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (“HKSAR”), People’s Republic of China. As international consultants to CUSEF, Wilson Global Communications is the first African American-owned company CUSEF has contracted in the world. Wilson Global is tasked with assisting CUSEF to build and improve dialogue between China and African American business, education, and civic leaders.
Corporate Council on Africa
Corporate Council on Africa CCA is the leading American trade and investment organization between the United States and 53 countries in Africa whose member companies represent nearly 85 percent of all U.S. private sector investment in Africa. WGC managed media relations during the DC visit of Jacob Zuma, President, South Africa’s African National Congress (ANC) and former Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa (2008) and managed the 2005 CCA Business Summit.
Dorothy B. Gilliam
Dorothy Butler Gilliam, was The Washington Post’s first black female reporter, and also served as an editor and columnist. During her distinguished career, spanning more than five decades, she has become a revered icon in American journalism, a fierce advocate for women’s rights, a fervent civil rights activist and renowned author. In January 2019, Gilliam published her riveting memoir, “Trailblazer: A Pioneering Journalist’s Fight to Make the Media Look More like America.” Wilson Global CEO Julia Wilson serves as Ms. Gilliam’s publicist and has secured appearances for Ms. Gilliam on various platforms including USA Today, the Washingtonian, Philadelphia Inquirer, LA Sentinel, LA Watts Times, CBS, NBC-TV and substantially increased her reach via Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. Gilliam has also appeared on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.
Dr. William Harvey
Dr. Bill Harvey is the president of Hampton University and the author of Principles of Leadership. In 2017, Wilson Global coordinated the English-Mandarin translation of the book, secured a leading book publisher in China, and launched the book at the 2018 Beijing International Book Fair. Dr. Harvey’s remarks were streamed remotely over China’s social media platforms.
Federal Republic of Nigeria, Ministry of Information & National Orientation
The Nigerian Heart of Africa Initiative is a cohesive information program for Nigeria’s image management and economic progression designed to promote Nigeria as a brand by showcasing the country – Africa’s largest national population of 140 million people – during a 2-day event held at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.
Firestone Natural Rubber Company
Firestone Natural Rubber Company is one of North America’s leading suppliers of natural latex concentrate and operates an 118,000-acre rubber growing and processing facility in Liberia, West Africa, where it has operated for more than 80 years. Firestone sponsored “Good News Liberia” radio show.
George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs Communications
George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs Communications is one of America’s leading academic institutions. WCG served as consultant to the Prime Movers scholastic journalism program, successfully expanding its funding with the William Penn Foundation. The program was founded by former Washington Post columnist and reporter Dorothy Gilliam and initially funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Go Africa TV
Go Africa TV is a Gabon-based television station that provides programming for 41 television stations throughout Africa, mainly in French. WGC secured media credentials and served as onsite managers of the ’08 Obama Campaign Democratic National Convention TV coverage sent by satellite to TV stations in Africa.
HBCU – China Scholarship Network
The HBCU – China Scholarship Network is a consortium of 42 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). The Network was formed in 2014 to facilitate the implementation of 1,000 scholarships awarded to HBCUs as announced by Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong in November 2013. Wilson Global manages and coordinates activities of the Network and facilitates partnerships formed between member institutions and universities in China.
National Urban League
National Urban League (NUL) is one of the two largest historic civil rights organizations in the U.S. Dedicated to economic empowerment. The NUL works to elevate the standard of living in historically underserved urban communities. Founded in 1910 and headquartered in New York City, the National Urban League spearheads the efforts of its local affiliates through the development of programs, public policy research and advocacy. With more than 100 local affiliates in 36 states and the District of Columbia, the NUL provides direct services that impact and improve the lives of more than 2 million people nationwide. Under the leadership of Marc H. Morial, NUL’s CEO and President, WGC manages the organization’s Global Initiatives and international programs, including organizing its 2010 Trade and Cultural Mission to China. The 45-member delegation was comprised of prominent African American business, civic and academic leaders, including the former Sec. of Transportation for the Clinton Administration.
Phoenix Group of Virginia, Inc.
Phoenix Group is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business with management experience as a prime and sub-contractor with the U.S. Government, NATO, to provide emergency equipment on ships. Wilson Global prepared a Strategic Plan with a feasibility report for commercial expansion in international markets.
Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation
Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation is a government entity in Maryland that provides combines investment incentives to attract new businesses; access to support services and capital to help businesses grow; and information on procurement opportunities to enable businesses to sustain their growth in Prince George’s County. WGC participated in its International Economic Summit (IES) with Julia Wilson serving as the Mistress of Ceremonies.
TechnoServe is a nonprofit organization that assists entrepreneurs in poor rural areas of the developing world to build businesses that create income, opportunity and economic growth for their families, their communities and their countries. WGC served as special events consultants in New York City.
Xavier University of Louisiana
Xavier University of Louisiana (Xavier) is a renowned HBCU (Historically Black College & University) located in New Orleans. Founded first in 1915 as a high school, the four year college program was added in 1925 by Saint Katharine Drexel and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament; Xavier is the only black Catholic university in the U.S. According to the U.S. Department of Education, Xavier continues to rank first nationally in the number of African American students earning undergraduate degrees in both the biological/life sciences and the physical sciences, and for nearly two decades, first in the U.S. in placing African American students into medical schools. The College of Pharmacy, one of only two pharmacy schools in Louisiana, is among the nation’s top three producers of African American Doctor of Pharmacy degree recipients. Wilson Global assisted Xavier University to facilitate its historic establishment of the first Confucius Institute at an HBCU in the United States of America.
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