Board of Directors

Linlin Wills

Chair, PR & Communications


Linlin Wills is passionate about effecting changes especially to preserve the environment and the vanishing tribal cultures of distinctive lifestyles, art and traditions around the world.

She has been the Principal of THE POP AGENCY. Specially, she orchestrates the “brand engagement party” and is a catalyst for brand development. She has worked with clients in global consumer brands, media, and high-tech industries such as ESPN Star, MTV Asia, Nokia, the Singapore Navy, EMI, KIZZ-ME Beverage, Tiger Beer, HP, and Visa to launch online and on mobile viral marketing campaigns and brand engagement parties when she co-founded Sky Intermedia digital agency.  


She held VP of Marketing (Head of Marketing) roles for IMshopping, SocialIQ.com, and GlobeIn. She also helped startups such as Mode Media(fr. Glam Media), FunMobility, and Olivia Travel cut new paths online and on mobile with consumer acquisition and viral campaigns.  Prior, she held executive positions in Arthur Andersen and ADC Telecom. She has spoken publicly on entrepreneurial leadership and published articles in INSEAD IQ. She received an executive MBA from INSEAD, an MS in MIS from the University of Arizona, and a BA from the University of Science & Technology of China.  

Linlin@empowermentworks.org  ~  LinkedIn...



Dr. Steven L. Siegel

CFO / Treasurer


With a track record that includes growing a company from $1 million to $800 million in three years, and serving as first chair for over one hundred mergers and acquisitions of public and privately held domestic and international companies valued between $1.5 million and $110 million, Steven provides Empowerment WORKS with the kind of innovative thinking that has justified publication.


From 25+ year international career (10+ years as an investment banker and another 15+ years at the C level), Steven brings a valuable list of contacts for strategic partnerships with companies and governments around the globe. His goal is always to help the company be more efficient, cost conscious and revenue focused, providing advice on the financial implications of business activities, credibility by producing timely and accurate analysis of budgets, recommendations to strategically enhance financial performance, operations and global business development opportunities for top line growth.  Steven@empowermentworks.org  ~  LinkedIn...



Anu Keshavan

Chair, Impact Research & Capacity Building Services


Anu is passionate about social enterprise management and impact

investment to tackle societal problems and empowering the poor. She is a Frontier Market Scout Fellow @William James Foundation. Her interest in solving social problems originates from her childhood exposure to inequalities the poor face in different shapes and forms, and her continuing backpacking travels to more than 60 countries around the world. Anu is currently a Ph.D. fellow at International School of Management, in Paris.


She has over 14 years of international experience in Enterprise Solutions life cycle and its management. Her expertise is in Customer Relationship Management, On-demand solutions, Governance Risk Compliance, Mobile Technology and Sales Force Automation. She is competent in Customer-focused Innovations, building successful Customer Relations, leading large programs and Product Management.


Anu holds an M.B.A, Masters in Computer Applications and a Bachelor of Engineer in Electrical and Electronics. Anu@empowermentworks.org ~ LinkedIn... 



Stephanie Chenault

Chair, Research Publications & Strategic Partnerships


Stephanie is an internationally recognized communications, cyber and intelligence expert, entrepreneur, inventor and military strategist.

With a background in aerospace engineering and astrophysics, Stephanie's career has spanned both the private and public sectors.

Author of many humanitarian assistance and disaster recovery planning scenarios, articles for online journals, strategy blogs and security think tanks, service to her country as a DoD civilian took her to Iraq at the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2003 – 2005 where she built several command and control systems designed to document events, individuals, and significant activities.


Based in Washington DC, but active in dozens of countries, Stephanie’s commitment to supporting early education, technology exposure, local economic growth and child development began in 2005. Since then she has raised awareness and resources to support relief initiatives for the Earthquakes in the Philippines and Haiti, Typhoon Haiyan, and other humanitarian assistance programs. By leveraging her extensive in-country networks she is able to quickly get aid and equipment into the hands of those most in need.


Her focus is on leveraging technology to help imperiled, impoverished, and marginalized communities throughout the globe. She has recently joined the Board of Directors at Empowerment WORKS and is an independent consultant / technology advisor / cyber strategist.  Stephanie@empowermentworks.org ~ LinkedIn...