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Larita Rice-Barnes

Larita Rice-Barnes

Larita Rice-Barnes- Global Political Advisor / CEO & Founder of Global Impact Leadership Alliance™ / Lead Organizer & Founder of RESET America RESET Africa® 

Founder- My Pink Stilettos™ Larita is a trailblazer. Innovation, creativity, and networking are her strong gifts. She creates platforms for dignitaries, stakeholders, and everyday citizens to engage in conversation to build shared power for the collective good of those who are marginalized. Larita’s work spans across five continents. Africa, Asia, North America, South America, and Europe.


She holds a Master of Arts in Professional Studies from Eden Theological Studies, Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice & Security Management from Saint Louis University, an Associate degree in Education from Southwestern Illinois College. She is slated to start Law School at Washington University. Larita is an ordained pastor and international chaplain. A transformational leader who has given herself to the work of ministry.


She is the founder of Empowerment of Grace. She oversees two churches. Empowerment of Grace-USA and Empowerment of Grace-Uganda. They have outreach ministry extensions in Kenya and India. These outreach ministries focus on serving the poor, sick and shut-in throughout their local villages. She is a philanthropist and supports orphan children enabling them to go to school and widows by supporting efforts for them to become economically stable.


Larita has been awarded for her humanitarian efforts by receiving the President Barack Obama Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017 and the President Joseph R. Biden Lifetime Achievement Award in 2021. She received an Honorary Doctorate in Humanitarianism from the Global International Alliance. She was appointed as Chaplain of the Saint Louis, Missouri- East Saint Louis, Illinois region for Global International Alliance. She is a leader for the USA Ladies of All Nations International (LOANI) representing over 180 countries.


She has been featured on the Word Network, as well as several other radio and television shows. She serves as executive producer of “Power Moments to Live” TV and Radio Talk Show ™ and has appeared in HERS Magazine. She is the founder and lead organizer of the annual RESET America RESET Africa ® Conference, a conference that focuses on the 7 key areas of influence: business, arts and entertainment, media, family, government, religion, and education, brings together heads of state and key policy makers from across the globe and fosters creative dialogue for cooperation while also participating in local government and receiving recognition for her faith-based grassroots organizing work.


She has been honored with a Diamond Award by Lisa Nicole Cloud for being a mastermind presenter at the 2017 WEN Conference. She has shared the stage with many of the industry’s leading speakers, singers and personalities.

November 19, 2022

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