US Army Veteran Honors First Ladies of Civility as Women Pioneers

US Army Veteran Honors First Ladies of Civility as Women Pioneers

by Prof. Dr. Vernet A. Joseph
Civility 360 & Productive Business Civility

I Change Nations, Productive Business Civility & Civility360 Honors First Ladies of Civility.
Sir Clyde Rivers, Global World Civility Leader and Professor Vernet A. Joseph Global Productive Business Leader came together to honor Women Pioneers PHOENIX, ARIZONA, USA. Productive Business Civility, I Change Nations, and Civility360 partnered to bring honor to First Ladies of Civility with a special tribute to Women Pioneers and their legacies to Civility For All.

Global Civility Leaders from around the world are celebrating First Ladies of Civility. A special tribute in honor of Women Pioneers of Civility which was released in Productive Business Magazine’s February issue.

A special tribute to Mama Sarah Obama for being the first recipient of the Sir Clyde Rivers Presidential & Greatness Civility Humanitarian Award which was presented by Greatness University in London, UK on February 13th. Mama Sarah is known for many things like being a selfless servant, ardent culturalist, exemplary educator, patient farmer, passionate environmentalist, voice of the poor, legend of greatness, and of course Mama of Africa. A phenomenal collaboration of world leaders Chancellor Patrick Businge (UK), Chaplin Jared Akama (Kenya Africa) and Sir Clyde Rivers presented the award in royal fashion. She received congratulatory videos from global leaders like Dr. Julian Businge (UK), Dr. Ruben West (USA), Dr. Raymond Harlall (CA), Dr. Louisa Akaiso (USA), Dr. Christine Roberts-Kozachuk (USA), Dr. Mateus Mutola (Mozambique Africa), Dr. Michal Pitzl (USA), Dr. Anana Phifer-Derlhomme (USA), Dr. Robin Mosier Lococo (USA), Dr. Frank Kanu Kanu (Stockholm Sweden), Dr. Greg Dillion  (USA), Dr. Vernet A. Joseph (USA), Dr. Sonya Robinson (USA), Dr. Alka Sharma (CA), and Dr. Johnny Vega (USA).

The honorary tributes span across the globe from Former President of Malawi, Joyce Banda to the   First Lady of Uganda, Janet Museveni to the Former First Lady of El Salvador, Vanda Pignato, to the Former First Lady of Burundi, Denise Nkrunziza, to Former President Bush Administration Dr. Ruth Mizell, USA, to Mama Sarah Obama of Kenya, Africa.  We stand with you in your endeavors to bring peace and Civility around the world.

Dr. Clyde Rivers Founder of I Change Nations states, “These kinds of tributes remind us that  your actions speak louder than your words and the world is a better place because of women like you... Civility for All!”

I Change Nations Global Business Statesmen & Founder of Productive Business Civility
has created a new paradigm of Business Civility in action. “This is where business and people are of equal value. Civility is meant to be contagious so spread it with love.” - Dr. Vernet A. Joseph

Civility360 (C360) State of Civility Summits are the leading voice of civility in action which focuses on promoting the pillars of kindness, respect, love, hope and action. It is our duty to bring civility solutions to our world with a 360º angled approach.

Global World Civility Leader, Sir Clyde Rivers and Prof. Vernet Alin Joseph are the founders of this global movement. The Civility360 State of Civility Summits are a voice that will bring global change to our world as we deal with the resource of human capital which exists in every country. “How people treat human currency will determine our pathway forward as a world” says Professor Vernet A. Joseph, I Change Nations Global Business Statesmen & Founder of Productive Business Civility.

Develop a culture and dialogue that promotes proper people treatment, innovation, ingenuity, and civility in action for the special needs’ community. Implement Civility within the business, education, and governmental rank structures. Embrace, participate, and celebrate National Productive Business Civility Day annually on June 13th. “The most powerful commodity and currency for business is the value of people, their ideas and solutions.” - Prof. Vernet A. Joseph

Dr. Clyde Rivers states, “I am honored to be able to work alongside such amazing people, who are changing the world and creating a culture of honor and civility. Each one is an icon and a difference maker.

Professor Vernet, is the creator and co-host of Civility 360 with World Civility Leader Sir Clyde
Rivers, the only show devoted to interviewing civility leaders from a 360º angle of the world. This program will help put the world back together after COVID-19. Listen in as they share wisdom and insight on Civility, Influence, and Action every Saturday. The broadcast can be found at, and anywhere podcast can be found.

Dr. Joseph is the Global Business Civility Leader and productive agent of change in this day. He is the narrator of Presidential Productivity – honoring “Cultures of Extreme Excellence. He is the narrator of Madame Productivity – honoring “Cultures of Caring for Humanity. Dr. Joseph is a World Civility Ambassador & National Statesman to I Change Nations™. He is a retired military officer, combat veteran, an award-winning Serial Entrepreneur, Author of over 35 books and 5 Bestsellers, Radio Show host, Veteran Transition Expert, and International Humanitarian Chaplain. Dr. Vernet is the Founder of Live To Produce Enterprises, LLC, and Founder of the Productive Business Network & Summit Headquartered in Mesa, Arizona.

Dr. Joseph has received the following honors:
-2016 Presidential Certificates from President’s Donald Trump, Barack Obama, George
Bush, William Jefferson Clinton, and Jimmy Carter
-2016 Recognition from Senator John McCain
-2016 Recognition from United States Army, Chief of Staff, General,Mark A. Daily
-2016 Recognition from Lieutenant General, United States Air Force, Director,
Defense Contract Management Agency, Wendy M. Masiello
-2017 Entrepreneur of the Year, Black Wall Street Phoenix, AZ
-2017 National Statesmen Degree Award
-2018 National Statesmen Degree
-2018 World Civility Ambassador
-2018 Honorary Doctorate, LUT
-2018 Honorary Doctorate, UGCSI
-2018 TNVOC Veteran Impact Business Award
-2019 Global Voices Of Change
-2019 Phoenix Civility Day Proclamation
-2020 Doctorate of Professorship in Business Civility
-2020 Global Representative Challenged Champions & Hero's
-2020 I Change Nations Global Business Statesmen
-2020 World Greatness Award & Inducted In The World Book of Greatness 2020
-2020 Professorship of Greatness in Business Civility, Greatness University
-2021 International Humanitarian Chaplain

I Change Nations is a Culture of Honor System; the organization is committed to bringing back the lost art of honor by building a Culture of Honor that recognizes individuals throughout the world who have exemplified extraordinary humanitarian efforts to effectively change nations. We honor people and organizations that believe every life is valuable and is created to bring a contribution to the world. ICN is the largest “building cultures of honor” network in the world. Founded by Dr. Clyde Rivers.

Dr. Clyde Rivers is the Spokesperson for the World Civility Day, Community Civility Counts Initiative, Dr. Rivers has been honored internationally and has received numerous awards.
Recently Dr. Clyde Rivers, received his 2nd Presidential Award for 2019 at the United Nations Association of El Salvador in New York City, Dr. Rivers received the Presidential Award for his volunteer service to the citizens of the United States of America. In 2017 Dr. Rivers won the United States Presidential Life Achievement Award for over 4,000 hours of serving the nation and humanity Dr. Rivers is the recipient of the Danny K. Davis Peace Prize 2017, U.S. Congressman of Illinois. This annual Congressional Award given for excelling in his field and making a difference in people’s lives. In 2017 International Spokesman for World Civility Ambassador Dr. Clyde Rivers was appointed as International Board Chairman of OPAD. Dr. Rivers was given the Title of Don/Sir Dr. Clyde Rivers as he was Knighted into the original Kingdom of Guatemala, and the great city of La Antigua the first city established by the Spanish Monarchy. Knighted by Lord EDUARDO L. PRADO S. the Commodore De Santiago De Los Caballeros De La Antigua Guatemala. Dr. Rivers is the recipient of an Honorable Mention for the American Civic Collaboration Award 2017 – Celebrating Partnerships that Strengthen America Dr. Clyde Rivers is the Honorary Ambassador at Large for the Republic of Burundi, as appointed by H.E. President Pierre Nkurunziza and Special Advisor to President Pierre Nkurunziza, President of Republic of Burundi Africa.

Others Leaders that have received awards from I Change Nations Include:

President Yoweri Museveni, of Uganda:
Honored for his great leadership in establishing and maintaining peace in his country.

First Lady, Janet Museveni, of Uganda:
Honored for the AIDS awareness policy ABC (Abstinence, Birth Control, and Contraception) an ever-present battle for the health of their people.

Vice President of Kenya, Kalonzo Musyoka:
Honored for his efforts in the peace-making process for Kenya, Sudan and Burundi.

President Pierre Nkurunziza, of Republic of Burundi:
Honored for his efforts to bring peace to a 12-year civil war between the two major tribes in his country. 

As well as First Lady Denise Nkurunziza, Republic of Burundi Honored for her efforts to bring a better life to the people of her country.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, of Nigeria:
Honored for the Anticorruption policies he implemented in Nigeria.

First Lady Maria de Luz Guebuza, of Republic of Mozambique:
Honored for her humanitarian efforts for the youth and women of her country as well as bringing AIDS awareness programs.
Former President Wolde Giorgis, of Ethiopia:
Honored for his efforts to build a better environment in his country.

Dr. Vanda Pignato – Former 1st Lady of El Salvador:
Honored for her tireless efforts in protecting for women’s rights in the Republic of El Salvador.

Dr. Kenneth David Kaunda – Former President of Zambia:
Honored for his life’s work to establish peace in Zambia and on the continent of Africa.

For more information about I Change Nations. the World Civility Award as well as the work that Ambassador Dr. Clyde Rivers is doing go to:

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