Invite Vella Mbenna to Speak at Your Next Event


After her 26-year career working in the Foreign Service, Vella Mbenna knows a thing or two about hard work, perseverance, overcoming obstacles, leadership, and building success. An engaging storyteller, she will gladly tailor a presentation for your needs. For example:

Women’s Groups. Learn to break into male-dominated industries, balance motherhood and work, and take your career to the next level.

Minority Groups. Vella reveals the strategies to help you overcome obstacles, accelerate your career, and achieve your goals without losing your roots.

College Students. Vella helps students recognize their potential, dream bigger, and strive for the lives they really want, against all the odds.

High School and Elementary Students. Vella plants the seed of travel and exciting work abroad in the minds and hearts of those as young as 10 years old.

Church Communities and Religious Groups. Let Vella inspire your group with her story of unyielding Christian faith and fortitude. You’ll learn to step out in faith, walk with God through any trial, and grow closer to Him daily.

Military Personnel. Vella enlightens many transitioning military personnel that travel and meaningful work for the U.S. government abroad is within their reach, more than they realize.

Young People Considering a Career in the Foreign Service. Vella reveals how to keep cool in a high-pressure job, how to feel at home in a foreign land, and how to maintain healthy relationships when you’re far from home.

Employment Seekers for Careers Abroad. Vella outlines strategies for integrating travel and work into your life in a sustainable way. You’ll learn how to carve an unconventional career path and reach your professional goals while living and working overseas.

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