Samira Cook Gaines


Samira was born with a global heart that drew her to public service. She has traveled the world educating organizations, entrepreneurs, and governments on economic empowerment, women's issues and entrepreneurship. She has successfully built programs from idea to implementation in the government, non-profit & private sectors & secured private & federal funding to support community development.


Global Empowerment Solutions

Global Empowerment Solutions (GES) is a woman-owned firm established in 2015 by Samira Cook Gaines and Candice Miles, both of whom believe in the power of entrepreneurship to create a pathway out of poverty. With a combined 25 years in business development and women’s empowerment, GES is able to leverage that experience for clients who seek a holistic approach to community economic development.

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Washington, DC