About Us

The city of Atlanta accommodates thousands of immigrants traveling from all over the world with distinct ethnicities, cultures, and backgrounds. Over the last forty years, this city has evolved itself to be a promising zone for immigrants in pursuit of a better future.
Foreign girl problems project is founded to bring together all the diverse cultures and ethnicities on a platform to share:
• Their stories and experiences as an immigrant.
• Their struggles in assimilating a completely different culture and lifestyle while keeping the values of their native cultures simultaneously.
• The barriers and the apprehensions of older generations which are causing resistance to cultural integration.
Foreign girl problems is a panel discussion that will help women from all cultures who share the same struggles in their careers or relationships correlate and break prejudiced mindsets hindering their financial and social growth. The goal is to highlight the similarities and encourage them to connect on a new level. Foreign girl problems is one big step towards cultural homogenization and inclusion of all ethnicities for a better tomorrow.

Upcoming Events

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The Team

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Faven Ressom

Host and Founder

Born in Ethiopia to Eritrean parents and raised in Atlanta, Faven Ressom is a firm believer that hard work and determination ultimately breed success. As the youngest of 11 children, big events have always been a big part of her life, and her rich blend of cultures, talent and passion for people made it only natural for her to make a career out of curating events that enriched the lives of others.

Ressom understood the importance of creating purposeful events that aligned with her personal values and commitment to giving back to her community. She launched Culinary Passport Atlanta, an international food festival, to create a platform where people would be comfortable sampling a new cuisine. Ressom has worked with international organization SOS Children’s Village International and locally with City of Refuge, Open Hands and the Georgia chapter of the Covenant House.

In addition to her philanthropic endeavors, creation of Faved Events and launch of Culinary Passport Atlanta, Ressom also considers it her social responsibility to educate the Atlanta community about the various cultures that exist within the city. Being a woman who takes pride in her East African culture and background she’s found that her ability to connect with myriad of people is credited to her cultural experience and willingness to share her story. Ressom takes pride in connecting with women from various ethnic backgrounds and allows them to share their voice, their culture, and their “new American” experience in her newest project Foreign Girl Problems.

While she feels fortunate to be doing what she truly loves, Ressom will always be driven by a passion for transforming the lives of others one event and experience at a time. A graduate of Georgia State University, Ressom is known among her colleagues and friends as a visionary, passionately meticulous, yet refreshingly charming

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Vlada Galan

Moderator

Vlada Galan is a political consultant with extensive experience in domestic and international political campaigns. She joined, Washington D.C. firm, Avenue Strategies in 2017 to bring her campaign management and consulting experience, including international and domestic presidential, prime ministerial, senatorial, gubernatorial, parliamentary, and congressional elections, to the team.

Working with political candidates and international organizations, Vlada has managed client relationships in over 12 countries globally. In 2016 Vlada worked on the successful re-election of Zambian President Edgar Lungu. In 2017 she worked with former President of the United Nations General Assembly Vuk Jeremic, and in 2018 she worked in Colombia with Marta Lucia Ramirez to elect Colombia’s first female Vice President. Vlada’s experience spans five continents and includes campaign work in the United States, Western Europe, the Balkans, Asia, South America, and Africa.

Vlada began her political career in her home state of Georgia in 2012. In 2014, she led a successful National Republican Committee Victory Tour program that resulted in 10 victories in statewide offices. She then founded her own consulting firm, Quantum International Strategies, before joining Arthur Finkelstein and Associates, where she specialized in international consulting and strategy, as well as social media.

Born in Odessa, Ukraine prior to the fall of the USSR, Vlada immigrated to the United States in 1996 and received her United States citizenship in 2010. In 2016 Vlada immigrated her immediate family to the United States as refugees due to the dire situation in Ukraine pertaining to the ongoing war with Russia.

Vlada graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in political science and is bilingual in both Russian and English. Vlada enjoys lecturing at schools, universities, and conferences on international strategy and politics and sharing her immigrant journey to the American Dream

Meet The Panelists

  • Please join Foreign Girls Problem founder Favenressom tomorrow night for
    Please join Foreign Girls Problem founder  @Favenressom  tomorrow night for an amazing night with some of Atlanta’s best and brightest! Repost from  @411artadvisory  using  @RepostRegramApp  - Faven Ressom -  #myHeritage411  Influencer for upcoming “Stories Untold” art show here in Atlanta.  #myHeritage411  celebrates how each of these Atlanta influencers have achieved great personal & professional success while staying true to their roots, sharing their pride in their heritage and inspiring others to do the same. —————————- Thursday’s art exhibition & panel discussion illustrates a rich heritage, evolution, and the sociopolitical implications that not telling our stories has on our generation's concepts
  •  Foreign Girls We Love Fridays  Jin Sook Chang
    **** Foreign Girls We Love Fridays **** Jin Sook Chang Also Known As: Jin Sook AT LEAST $3.2 BILLION | 55 YEARS OLD | SOUTH KOREA Primary Position: Executive, Forever 21 Native of South Korea, Jin Sook Chang immigrated to the U.S. in 1981 with her husband Do Won Chang. Chang worked as a hairdresser while her husband worked at a gas station before they opened their first apparel retail store, Fashion 21 in 1984. After the success of the first store, the family changed the brand's name to "Forever 21", and started expanding the business into other areas of
  • It seems these days we wake up to heartbreaking news
    It seems these days we wake up to heartbreaking news around the world every other morning! We are truly heartbroken by this and send lots of love, light and prayers! • • • COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — At least 207 people were killed and hundreds more wounded in eight bomb blasts that rocked churches and luxury hotels in or near Sri Lanka’s capital on Easter Sunday — the deadliest violence the South Asian island country has seen since a bloody civil war ended a decade ago. - BY BHARATHA MALLAWARACHI AND KRISHAN FRANCIS for AP  #ForeignGirlProblems   #PrayingForSriLanka 
  •  Foreign Girls We LOVE Fridays!  New Jerseybased Adenah
    ******* Foreign Girls We LOVE Fridays! ******* New Jersey-based Adenah Bayoh is an IHOP Franchisee. As a young teenager, Adenah Bayoh migrated with her parents from war-torn Liberia with hopes for a better life in the US. In 2001, she graduated from Farleigh Dickinson University (FDU) with a Bachelor’s degree in business. Having worked as a teller while in college, Bayoh rose through the ranks to become a Bank of America executive before leaving to PNC Bank. With personal money she saved up, she acquired several properties in New Jersey and South Carolina building an enviable income-generating multi-million dollar real
  • Volunteer Opportunity Open Hand Atlanta is a a non profit
    Volunteer Opportunity Open Hand Atlanta is a a non profit that is very close to our heart. Dining Out for Life is one of their annual fundraisers that helps raise funds to support their nutrition and nutrition education programs. Please join our  @culinarypassportatlanta  family by DINNING OUT on April 24th at Eclipse Di Luna and a portion of your bill will go toward this fantastic organization!  @Culinarypassportatlanta ’s founder,  @favenressom  is hosting at Eclipse di Luna - Buckhead, which generously donating 25% of the evening’s proceeds to Open Hand! A table has been reserved, so brings friends! For a full list
  • Sending prayers to all those effected and impacted by this
    Sending prayers to all those effected and impacted by this tragedy!
  •  Foreign Girls We LOVE Fridays!  nybongiovi is a
    ******* Foreign Girls We LOVE Fridays! *******  @nybongiovi  is a Chinese-American film producer. Nina has been working in the film industry for almost twenty years. In 2009 she partnered with actor Forest Whitaker to create Significant Productions; together, they have produced Fruitvale Station (2013), Dope (2015), and Roxanne Roxanne (2017), Sorry to Bother You (2018), among other critically acclaimed films. Bongiovi received her graduate degree in Entertainment Management at the University of Southern California. She spent the first decade of her career working in both the United States and Hong Kong film industries. During this time, she was involved in
  • Family Friends  Followers we invite you to join me
    Family, Friends & Followers, we invite you to join me on April 24th in supporting Open Hand Atlanta, a nonprofit organization we’ve been proud to support over the last couple of years. Dining Out for Life is one of their annual fundraisers that helps raise funds to support their nutrition and nutrition education programs-- All you have to do is DINE OUT on April 24th at any over 75 participating restaurants and a portion of your bill will go toward this fantastic organization! This year, we are hosting at Eclipse di Luna - Buckhead, one of our favorite restaurants! Eclipse
  •  Foreign Girls We Love Fridays    Diane
    **** Foreign Girls We Love Fridays **** • • Diane von Fürstenberg, formerly Princess Diane of Fürstenberg is a Belgian fashion designer best known for her wrap dress.. She is president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), a position she has held since 2006; in 2014 was listed as the 68th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes; and in 2015 was included in the Time 100, as an Icon, by Time Magazine. In 2016, she was awarded an honorary doctorate from The New School. • • She is brilliant and we are inspired!  #ForeignGirlProblems   #ForeignGirlsRock 
  • A few of the beautiful faces that attended our discussion
    A few of the beautiful faces that attended our discussion on Relationships as a 1st generation American! 10 countries represented and endless conversations.
  • Cheers to these phenomenal women who rocked it at our
    Cheers to these phenomenal women who rocked it at our  #GoBolderReachHigher  campaign celebrating International Women’s Month! Thank you to everyone that came out. A very special thank you to our partners at  @nars_atlanta_boutique   @chandonusa  +  @sarahhojnacki  and  @thelocalpizzaiolo  More events coming soon...

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