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Randi D. Ward

Title: Founder
Industry: Education/Writing
Type of Organization: Self Employed
Major Product/Service: Education, writing, coaching, editing, speaking, and humanitarian efforts
Expertise: Retired after 37 years as a Language Arts teacher; 10+ years experience as author and humanitarian; Taught globally; Specializes in education, writing, coaching, editing, speaking, environmental activism and humanitarianism; Serves as Editor-in-Chief of "Inspirations for Better Living," USA Regional Director for ANC (Africa Nomads Conservation) in Kenya, and President/Editor for "Unlimited" magazine created in 2022; World traveler and global expert 60 countries
Geographic Area of Distribution: International
Affiliations: Lifetime Member, Marquis Who's Who; Scribblers Writers; Southeastern Writers Association; Walton Writers, Monroe, Georgia; Georgia Retired Educator Association; Gwinnett County Retired Teachers; World Women Conference & Awards; She Inspires Me; 100 Successful Women in Business; Women of Heart; W.P.N.; G.S.F.E.; L.O.A.N.I.
University/Degree: B.A., Language Arts 7-12; M.A., Gifted Education 7-12; Marshall University; Hon. Ph.D., Humanitarianism, GIA
Hobbies/Sports: Physical fitness, photography, dancing, social media, public speaking, animal advocate, travel, music
Spouse: Billy D. Ward
Married: April 1, 1972
Children: William Markus
Work History: Previously, Ms. Ward served as a U.S. Regional Director and Volunteer with Africa Nomads Conservation in Kenya. She was a Co-Founder and Educator of 2 former learning centers in Egypt, Rise Up Language Center and 6 October English Institute.
Honors & Awards: Entrepreneur of the Year, Education Industry; Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian of the Year; Top Female Executive; Inductee, Elite American Artist, (2015), Worldwide Who's Who, 2014; VIP Woman of the Year, Elite Member, NAPW, 2014; Delegate of the International Women's Leadership Association ; Pinnacle Professional Member, Continental Who's Who, 2014; Featured, cover, IWLA's May/June edition, Inspirational Woman Magazine, 2016; Featured, 4 page article, Women of Distinction Magazine, 2016; Top Professional of the Year, International Association of Top Professionals, 2017; A Woman of Excellence, Top Professional- September 2017, Marquis Who's Who; Marquis Who’s Who’s Top Female Executive, 2018; Outstanding Author, Women of Excellence; Top 100 Registry as Woman of the Year in Writing and Woman of the Year for Language Arts in 2020; Nelson Mandela Medal of Honor for Humanitarianism, 2021; Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award for Volunteer Service from Biden and Harris, 2021; Beautiful Survivor Awards, 2020 and 2022; Global Change Maker from LOANI, 2021; Women Appreciating Women Hall of Fame Award (UK), 2021
Published Works: 1 book, " Because I Believed in Me (My Egyptian Fantasy Came True)"; 60+ international radio, podcast, and video interviews; 40+ international platforms as speaker; Short story, “Isabella’s Undying Love” included in “A Cup of Love”; 4 books, including “Keeping My Promise to Dream Bigger;” Featured in anthologies; Edited 7 books; Featured in “Finding Joy in the Journey”; Appeared in “Voyage ATL Magazine”; Article in “Marquis Millennial Magazine”; Featured in several IAOTP’s T.I.P magazines, 2022, Sarastar Magazine, 2021, Marshall University’s Alumni Magazine, 2022, MakinghHeadlineNews.com, and 2022 Voiceasianews.com
Career Accomplishments: Ms. Ward was a pioneer in the formation of the gifted program in West Virginia during the 1970's. She helped her alma mater Marshall University of Huntington, West Virginia, create the Masters education program courses for the teachers of Talented and Gifted. Ms. Ward was a member of the Fellows Program for writers at the university. She has written over 140 inspirational and educational blogs on her book website and has given numerous radio interviews.