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PowerFuel Damas™

Global Academy

Unlock the power of women in your workplace through our programs.

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Where we believe that investing in women’s leadership development is not only essential for attracting, retaining and growing female talent in your organization, but it also creates a significant social impact. 

Our innovative programs aim to unlock the power of women in the workplace by providing confidence-building education and certifications that build powerful female leaders. 

PowerFuel Damas Global Academy offers women worldwide an opportunity for both personal and professional growth, leading to transformative experiences. These programs combine a curriculum based on research, a community of support, and expert leaders to achieve outstanding results while making a social impact.

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Women are underrepresented in the talent pipeline for leadership positions, with only 38% of entry-level positions filled by women. As a result, it can be difficult for companies to attract top female talent as they progress through the ranks.*

*McKinsey & Company titled “Women in the Workplace 2021” which can be found at https://www.mckinsey.com/featured-insights/diversity-and-inclusion/women-in-the-workplace-2021

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- Women don’t believe that they could reach top leadership positions.*

- Women reported that a lack of access to professional development opportunities was a major obstacle to their career advancement.*

*Source: Women in the Workplace 2020 by McKinsey & Company and LeanIn.org; LinkedIn. (2021). Women in the Workplace.

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Maximize the potential of women in your workplace through our innovative programs

Our program is like no other, as we blend years of international corporate, academic and entrepreneurial knowledge with a learning curriculum that is supported by scientific research. 

We merge data from positive neuroscience, behavioral, psychology, leadership development, gender science, and the fundamentals of well-being and resilience.

The exceptional nature of our program is due to our comprehensive approach that includes a structured curriculum, personalized coaching, and community forums. You will not find a program like this anywhere else.

Women who received leadership training reported:

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increase in confidence in their leadership abilities
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increase in motivation to pursue leadership roles

* Source: (2021). The Impact of Leadership Development on Women’s Confidence, Self-Efficacy, and Motivation: A Longitudinal Study. Academy of Management Journal.

Our educational method is firmly based on supporting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal of achieving gender equality, resulting in a profound impact on diversity and inclusion. 

Our 1-for-1 innovative business model is unique: for every program purchased, we will match the purchase and donate the same amount to women in need, partnering with non-profits that help women internationally. We believe that education is the key to unlocking opportunities for women and advancing gender equality around the globe.

Every program’s purchase you make has the power to create a positive impact on the world.

By investing in our courses, your company can make a direct impact on empowering women worldwide.

Investing in our programs not only helps women in need but also benefits your company in many ways

PowerFuel Damas™ Global Academy can help you achieve your goals with our innovative and effective approach to leadership education.

Live workshops

Engage your employees with interactive in-person training sessions that can be tailored to your company's specific needs.

Online courses

Provide your employees with access to our comprehensive educational programs anytime, anywhere.

Speaking engagements with expert women leaders

Give your team the opportunity to learn from experienced and successful women leaders from diverse industries.

Accountability groups

Engage your employees with interactive in-person training sessions that can be tailored to your company's specific needs.

Networking platform for women inside the company

Create a supportive community within your organization where women can connect, learn, and grow together.

Customizable education

Our educational programs are customizable according to the goals of your company. We are happy to schedule a meeting to discuss how we can tailor our courses to your specific needs.

Public relations

We can also offer public relations for your company with the purchase, highlighting the social impact you made for women in need in the most reputable major media outlets.


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What it’s included


Laurie Carey
Laurie Carey

Founder and Board Chair of We Connect The Dots, Inc.

“Thank you for supporting our program! Your presentation was amazing, very valuable information to support the students as they begin to develop their projects."

Johann Balbuena
Johann Balbuena

CEO of Balbuena Consulting

“PowerFuel Damas were able to understand my vision and brought it to life so accurately and fast. Their creative skills and marketing expertise shows in their work. My experience so far has been outstanding.”

Reyanne Mustafa
Reyanne Mustafa

CEO and Founder of Soul Much

“PowerFuel Damas have such a keen insight on marketing trends. They truly have a deep understanding of where our brand strengths and weaknesses lie and where we have areas of opportunities. We were walked through everything from crafting personas, diving deep into social media pages, to thoroughly portraying our customer needs. These ladies have such disciplined work ethic to ensure we walked away with all the tools needed.”

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Danielle Vantini
Co-Founder & Co-CEO of PowerFuel Damas™

  • World-renowned expert on women’s empowerment
  • Social Impact Leader supporting United Nations
  • Award winner for 2021 Global Amazon AIexa Skills Challenge to Help Rescue Women from Domestic Violence
  • Successfully established and expanded a network of 1000+ women leaders worldwide.
  • Engaged by companies + leaders globally from 26 countries
  • Featured in major media outlets globally including USA, Brazil, Mexico, India, China, and others.
  • Certification in Business Management by UCSD
  • Trilingual speaker fluent in Portuguese, English, and Spanish, 
  • Exceptional mastery of Transformational Leadership with educational achievement awarded by UCSD
  • Outstanding educational achievement in Organizational Behavior by UCSD
  • Bachelor’s degree holder in Social Communications

Mayra Brito
Co-Founder & Co-CEO of PowerFuel Damas™

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree holder
  • Internationally recognized expert on women’s empowerment, leadership, and social impact
  • Award-winning sales professional with consecutive wins for best and youngest salesperson at a national market leader in corporate events
  • Certified in neuroscience for leadership and professional development
  • Internationally Accredited in Neuroplasticity 
  • Featured in hundreds of media outlets worldwide, including Yahoo, Morning Star, PR News Wire, Hispanos Unidos and ABC News
  • Prestigious guest speaker at South Summit Brazil, one of the largest global innovation events in BR
  • Fluent in three languages: English, Portuguese, and Spanish
  • Co-founder and Co-CEO of a global social enterprise that operates a marketing agency and community dedicated to empowering women and promoting United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #5.
  • Practical experience in gender diversity, leadership development, and women’s leadership
  • Global reference and leader of a global community of women spanning across 26 countries, united in their pursuit of empowerment and leadership.
  • Advanced academic qualifications in positive mindset, gender inclusivity, leadership,  quantum physics and sales.
  • Dedicated mentor empowering ambitious women to make a meaningful impact and uplift others.
  • Driven by a mission and passion to foster abundance for women worldwide

Dr. Silvia Mah
Chairwoman of Stella Impact Capita

  • Ad Astra Ventures founder
  • Forbes Council member
  • TED Talk speaker 
  • Angel investor has invested more than $1.5 Million in +45 companies founded only by diverse founders.;
  • As a chairwoman of Stella Impact Capital, she recently secured $71 million in funding for women-led startups.
  • Director of Innovation at Biola University
  • PHD
  • MBA


"Danielle Vantini and Mayra Brito, co-founders and co-CEOs of PowerFuel Damas, internationally recognized for their humanitarian business model and social impact, have been transforming San Diego County and the world with their company in the fight for gender equality in support of the United Nations (UN)."

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Who is this program designed for?

Our program is designed for both ambitious women and inclusive companies who are committed to advancing women's leadership in the workplace. Whether you're a woman looking to grow your leadership skills and advance your career, or a company seeking to create a more inclusive workplace and attract and retain top female talent, our program can help you achieve your goals. Our curriculum is tailored to meet the needs of Damas at all stages of their careers and in a variety of industries, and we are committed to supporting our participants as they work towards achieving their full potential.

Is there a specific level or role that women need to be in to join the program?

No, all women are welcome to participate regardless of their level or type of role. The program is designed to meet the needs of women in various career stages, including those in sole contributor roles, early-career professionals, senior leaders, and women on career breaks or parental leave. Our curriculum and coaching are tailored to support each participant's individual journey, and we offer dedicated community forums based on career stage to provide additional support. Women from any company, role, or country, as well as individual women, are encouraged to join the program.

Can individual women join?

Absolutely. Individual women are more than welcome to join our program.

How long is the program?

Our program is designed to be flexible and can be tailored to meet the needs of individual participants/companies. It can range from a few days to several months, depending on the specific program you choose.

What kind of topics are covered in the program?

Our program offers a diverse curriculum for women's leadership development, covering topics such as confidence building, communication skills, strategic thinking, leadership presence, gender and diversity issues, inclusive leadership, and navigating unique workplace challenges. We incorporate neuroscience findings to enhance leadership skills and focus on cultivating a growth mindset and abundance mentality. Our curriculum is tailored to meet the specific needs and goals of each participant.

Who are the instructors and facilitators for the program?

Our program is led by experienced and highly qualified instructors and facilitators, many of whom are successful female leaders in their respective industries. They bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the program and are dedicated to helping women achieve their full potential.

What kind of support will I receive during the program?

We provide our participants with a strong support system throughout the program, including access to a community of like-minded women, regular check-ins with instructors and coaches, and resources and tools to help you achieve your goals.

How do I apply for the program?

You can apply for our program by clicking the "Apply Now" button on this page and filling out the application form. Once we receive your application, we will review it and be in touch to discuss next steps.

How much does the program cost?

The cost of our program varies depending on the specific program you choose and the length of the program. We are committed to providing a high-value, transformative experience for our participants.

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