Tune in for this Inspire series where the founder of FKB Media Solutions Fennella Bruce interviews community Influencers Itah Sadu and Melisa Ellis!

Meet the Speakers

Itah Sadu is an author, story-teller and co-owner of Toronto bookstore A Different Booklist. Itah has been a community developer, entrepreneur and educator in Toronto for decades. She’s heavily involved in North York activism and has developed youth programs that serve as models for job placement opportunities, skills development and leaders-in-training programming to youths, plus the Walk for Excellence, in partnership with York University, to help empower graduating students from the Jane and Finch neighbourhood.

Itah is a founding member of the Underground Freedom Ride, which celebrates Emancipation Day. She has designed, developed and implemented programs for youths in Aboriginal and racialized communities who reside in high density neighbourhoods. She’s also a Harry Jerome Scholarship Trustee. Her books are adopted by schools into the curriculum. She’s also a founding member of MY People Literary Awards and the Black Book Affair.

Melisa Ellis is a digital transformation strategist and the founder ofNobellum, a company based on creating a network of professionals and building a social enterprise to inspire socio-economic growth within Black communities. Melisa is a strategic technology enthusiast passionate about impacting change through innovation and project management. Her work focuses on providing proactive and engaged leadership to a diverse range of technology projects and startups.