Who We Are


Helina T. Mekonnen – Founder & CEO

Renowned electronic media journalist, PR & Communications expert, who worked as news anchor, reporter, program producer at the Ethiopian Television (; Host & Producer of a weekly radio show “Women in the Business Arena” , empowering women entrepreneurs in her native country by her own Advertising Company,Teferra Promotion & Entertainment; Manager of the Executive Office & Corporate PR of MIDROC Ethiopia Investment Group, Founder & Editor-in-Chief of MIDROC Ethiopia’s Corporate Magazine “TIRET”(meaning effort); Promoter of Culture & Arts (initiator of a live cultural/artistic show Kibir LeTibeb meaning Honor for Arts); Fashion & Wardrobe Styling; Promoter of hand -woven, hand crafted organic clothing, accessories, artifacts mainly from her MOTHER Continent Africa. Helina Teferra Mekonnen founded Chase the Dream Culture, Arts & Beauty in the United States, in a bid to continue chasing her dream by creating a platform of cultural unity. She is the Founder & Editor-in-Chief of FAHARI Magazine, the Voice of Chase the Dream. Helina also initiated the Evening of Cultures, an annual forum of cultural unity, peace & togetherness to promote unity in diversity.  


Linda D. Powell – Co-founder

An art enthusiast, collector & dealer of original art, health,wellness & beauty expert, Linda Powell’s expertise in foreign trade spans over four decades. A gospel singer-member of the National Convention of Gospel Choirs & Choruses,Inc.,Linda is co-founder of the African American Music Association.