Maria Ebrahimji is an executive producer and content strategist passionate about storytelling, talent and content development, diversity, and global affairs. As an experienced team-builder, speaker, communicator and strategic thinker, Maria has cultivated a successful career building and leveraging high-profile relationships, producing and curating events and live programs, and creating cross-platform media initiatives. She has considerable experience working with Fortune 500 business leaders and executives to produce high-impact thought leadership programs that drive business and brand value. A former CNN executive, Maria led booking, research, and story planning for the company’s on-air interview and talent division in addition to serving as Vice Chair of Diversity and Inclusion. Over the years, she has produced thousands of news-making interviews while reporting on some of the most pivotal and groundbreaking events of our time. Maria is also the co-founder of I Speak for Myself, Inc. (ISFM), a book series on interfaith and intercultural issues, with seven books published to date. She is graduate of Brenau University (BA, Mass Communications) and Georgia State University (MA, Political Science) and can be often be found on her yoga mat or roaming the world and fueling her wanderlust.