Our Board of Directors


Norka Blackman-Richards



Norka Blackman-Richards is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of 4 Real Women International Inc. (4RWI), a New York based non-profit franchise. From this post Norka has created and spearheaded 4RWI’s International Conferences and its signature initiatives such as: , The Leadership Academy 4 Women: L.E.A.D!, The International Power Call (The IPC), Empowewring Possibilities 4 Women (EP4W), Women of Influence (WoI) and Voices of Women (VoW). She is also the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Empowerment 4 Real Women, 4RWI’s signature magazine.

A citizen of the world, Norka started 4RWI,Inc in 2007, out of a deep desire to offer “emotional” humanitarian aid to all women. It was not an easy task, they were many lessons to be learned and many tough decisions to be taken. Today, 4RWI, Inc has become an international grassroots networking franchise which empowers women of all ages through signature workshops, seminars, programs and conferences. Regardless of language, race, religion, political views, and socio-economic status, 4RWI, Inc provides women with real tools to enable them to embrace and develop their highest potentials.

A sought-after empowerment speaker on women, education, diversity and generational issues. A polyglot annually, Norka reaches thousands of men and women in the USA and abroad in both English and Spanish. Her poignant and challenging presentions are specifically tailored for the Twenty-first Century mindset.

The daughter of missionary parents Norka did her elementary and high school education under the Latin American, British, Dutch and Caribbean educational systems. Besides equipping her with being able to communicate in four languages, this unique experience shaped her with a great appreciation and high sensitivity to diversity of cultures, languages, and people.

Today she is a member of several professional organizations, lectures for the City University of New York at Queens College, is a newspaper columnist and her stories and articles have been published both online and in printed magazines. The founder and chief editor of the 4 Real Women and Para Mujeres Reales, two online communities which she started in 2005, Norka lives her life believing that as women of the twenty-first century we have a mandate to empower other women and to live life to the maximum of our God-given potential. Norka currently resides in Queens, New York with her husband Warner Antonio Richards.

Contacts for Norka:

E-mail: Norka@4rwi.org
Telephone: (866) 494-4794 Ext. 701

Snail mail:

4 Real Women International, Inc.
Attention: Norka Blackman-Richards
299 Broadway Ste 1508
New York, NY 10007-2061

Angela Fletcher



Angela is the co-owner of a public records research company in New York City which has been in business for over 15 years. Owning her own business has taught her a lot about the world of finances. It is a rich knowledge-base that she believes she would not have acquired otherwise. As a businesswoman, on a day to day basis, Angela’s responsibilities include dealing with and solving customer concerns, overseeing the overall management of the office, in addition to ensuring that all compliances with local, state, and federal government agencies are met.

This rewarding and challenging experience motivates her desire to see more women take the challenge and enter the world of entrepeneurship. Her goal is to empower women who often have dreams of opening their own business but often don’t know where to start. By sharing her own experience Angela motivates women to utilize their unique skills as an asset to their future business goals.

A proud graduate of Pennsylvania State University, Angela is quick to add that the greatest part of her education has come from her many life experiences. Angela has served on the Board of Directors of 4RWI, Inc as the Chief Financial Officer since its inception. She is one of the founding members of 4 Real Women International, Inc.

A member of the 4RWI Empowerment Team Angela travels to all of 4RWI International Conferences, serving as the logistics co-coordinator. Her role is critical to the success of these events. Once the 4RWI Team of Facilitatorshits the ground there thousands of details that need to be secured. Angela manages all final financial negotiations with hotels and hosts; oversees that all venue facilities and commodities such as rooms, meals, elevators, bathrooms, technological support, etc are fully functional; keeps the conference program and participants on schedule, and makes sure that the hundreds of women that attend these events are serviced well.

Angela facilitates in several of 4RWI, Inc. signature events such as: The Leadership Academy 4 Women: LEAD!, and several group interventions. She is also the official online moderator for The International Power Call. Angela specializes in the following 4RWI, Inc. signature workshops: “I’ve Always Wanted to Do That” and “What’s Money Got to Do With Anything?” Her workshops encourage women to become financially empowered and to follow their dreams of entrepreneurship. She has also published several articles in the 4RWI, Inc. magazine: Empowerment 4 Real Women.

Born on the Caribbean island of Trinidad, she and her family migrated to the USA when Angela was very young. Today Angela resides in Queens, New York with her parents.

As the Chief Financial Manager of 4 Real Women International, Inc., since 2007, Angela has seen first-hand how this organization has made a difference in the lives of thousands of women throughout the years. At the end of each encounter her hope is that each women may remain empowered to live purposeful, productive and fruitful lives.

Contacts for Angela:

E-mail: angela@4rwi.org
Telephone: (866) 494-4794 Extension: 702

Snail mail:

4 Real Women International, Inc.
Attention: Angela Fletcher
299 Broadway Ste 1508
New York, NY 10007-2061




Kayla Cato
(Stroudsburgh, Pennsylvania)

Donor Relations Coordinator

Margaret Pope
(Brooklyn, New York)

LEAD Academy Alumni Coordinator


Social Media Coordinator


Patty Cuyan
(Riverside, California)

Personal Wellness and Empowerment Coach (Interim)

Dr. Tricia Penniecook

Education and Career Advancement Coach


Chantal Fulgencio
(Stroudsburgh, Pennsylvania)

Administrative and Internal Communications Director

Adriana Cal
(Montevideo, Uruguay)

Branding & Marketing Director

Shonelle George
(Queens, New York)

Public Affairs and Media Director

Shaunda Roberson-St Louis
(Corona, New York)

Regional Director – USA

Damaris Gaskin
(Tampa, Flordia)

Asst Regional Director – USA

Dr. Laurene Usher
(Hempstead, New York)

 Regional Director – Latin America

Verna Clarke
(Limon, Costa Rica)

Asst. Regional Director – Latin America

Theresa Alvarez-Diaz
(Imperial Valley, California)

Regional Director – Dutch Caribbean


Regional Director – Caribbean