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Suneera Madhani​

Suneera Madhani is a trailblazing entrepreneur and founder of Stax Payments, a billion-dollar technology platform that has become one of America’s top 10 fastest-growing fintech companies.

As the first female CEO to lead a unicorn out of Florida, Suneera has been recognized for her success by Fortune’s 40 Under 40, EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year, Entrepreneur Magazine’s 100 Most Influential Women, and Inc.’s 100 Female Founders to name a few.

She is also the founder of CEO School, a company empowering women to scale their businesses and change the statistics, with less than 2% of female founders ever breaking $1 million in revenue. Suneera is a role model for balancing work and life, a top 25 podcast host, and an advocate for destroying the gender wage gap and changing the narrative for women in business. 

Jacqueline Snyder​

Jacqueline Snyder,  founder and CEO of The Product Boss, brings over 20 years of experience in building product-based businesses.

As the host of The Product Boss Podcast, she has achieved recognition as an Apple Top 10 Business Marketing Podcast and an Apple Top 100 Business Podcast. Jacqueline’s entrepreneurial journey includes launching Cuffs Couture, her own product-based business, which has found success in over 60 stores worldwide and has dressed numerous celebrities.

Through her Designer Consulting Co-Op (DCC) company, she has consulted with over 2,000 fashion brands, offering her extensive knowledge and expertise. Her speaking engagements include notable events such as the Dallas Market, LA Textile Show, Sourcing At Magic, and Biz Chix. Jacqueline’s dedication and skills have assisted over 50,000 product bosses globally in growing their businesses, making her a respected figure in the product-based business sector.

Portia James

Portia James has been shaking conference room tables for nearly two decades.

 A visionary, a powerhouse of a leader, and a pioneer for people of color in her field, Portia shares bold perspectives on the lack of representation for black leadership in the workplace and how it impacts decision-making and strategic execution at the executive level. She is one of few Behavior Analysts to have been featured in both Forbes and Harvard Business Review.

 Portia is a sought-after Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Organizational Behavior Management specialist who helps black business owners launch and scale companies that thrive. As the founder and CEO of Behavior Genius and cofounder of Genius Operations, she has served hundreds of staff and families impacted by Autism.

 When she’s not shaking tables and shattering glass ceilings, Portia is a wife and mother, a travel junkie, and a red wine enthusiast.

Mary Seats

Meet Mary Seats, widely recognized as Mz Skittlez, a force to be reckoned with in the business world. Her journey is nothing short of a rollercoaster, marked by triumphs and setbacks that have shaped her into the indomitable business owner she is today.

Mz Skittlez first made waves in the entrepreneurial scene with the meteoric rise and subsequent fall of Cupcake Mafia, a multimillion-dollar clothing brand that faced turbulent times. Undeterred by the challenges, Mary, as a resilient young founder, partnered with investors to breathe new life into her brand. However, fate took an unexpected turn, leading to her dismissal from the very company she had tirelessly built. Undaunted, Mary found herself on an airbed for six months, contemplating her next move.

The turning point came when Mz Skittlez, fueled by determination and a hunger for success, orchestrated a remarkable comeback. She not only repurchased her company but also embarked on a new venture – The Icing Agency. This marketing powerhouse quickly soared to success, grossing over an impressive 16 million dollars. Mary not only bounced back but ascended to her entrepreneurial throne with unmatched tenacity.

 

As the mastermind behind The Icing Agency, Mary Seats has become synonymous with innovation and excellence in the marketing industry. The agency’s track record of success speaks volumes about Skittlez’s strategic acumen and business prowess. But that’s not where her impact ends.

 

Driven by a passion to uplift and empower women in business, Mz Skittlez is also the visionary behind The Bakery Cowork – the largest female-focused co-working space in the United States. This space serves as a testament to her commitment to creating an environment where women can thrive and succeed together.

 

Mary Seats’s narrative is one of resilience, ambition, and an unwavering commitment to uplifting others. Her story inspires countless aspiring entrepreneurs, proving that setbacks are merely stepping stones to greater success. Mz Skittlez continues to shape the landscape of business with her fearless approach, leaving an indelible mark on the world of entrepreneurship.

Lauren Maillian

As a global CEO, entrepreneur, investor, advisor, influencer, and award-winning marketer, Lauren Maillian advises on building and scaling consumer-facing startups, elevating iconic legacy brands, and creating new approaches to VC investing.

She brings 15+ years of discovering and seizing hidden, profitable value across retail, CPG, lifestyle brands, luxury goods, and finance/FinTech companies via growth, marketing, brand innovation, ESG, digital transformation and partnerships. Lauren’s powerful storytelling has increased brand and product awareness and loyalty for high-growth tech startups to Fortune 500s. She adds value to companies seeking to penetrate new markets, target new population groups, or turn around underperforming brands. Her consumer-centric focus across media, entertainment, sports, and social impact, coupled with the breadth of her transaction experience, supports the heightened activity and expanding opportunities in the brand and innovation sector.

Lauren currently serves as President, Digital Innovation at Hero Media, the next generation Black owned media and ad tech company where culture meets performance. At Hero Media, Lauren oversees all lines of business, with an emphasis on driving partnerships and growth to the

company’s first party platforms and proprietary technologies. She brings a culturally relevant approach to inclusive content and representation in mainstream media using insightful storytelling to shift perception and gain untapped market share. Lauren is also the founder of LMB Group, a boutique marketing and strategic advisory firm that partners with innovative and high-growth consumer brands, helping founders and executives meet their strategic goals. She previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of digitalundivided, the leading nonprofit leveraging data, programs, and advocacy to catalyze economic growth for Black and Latina women Entrepreneurs.

Pivoting from leading as the organization’s Board Chair to CEO in 2020, Lauren guided the organization’s 5X revenue growth from $1M to $5M, elevated its brand, and built 60+ Fortune 500 partnerships including catalytic funding from LinkedIn, American Express, Nasdaq, Tiger Global, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, MetLife Foundation, Pivotal Ventures, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, and many more. She significantly expanded digitalundivided’s world-renowned research capabilities, guided by the legacy of ProjectDiane, the first study and data report reflecting on the state of Black and Latina women founders and their businesses. Lauren also created and successfully launched founder grant programs like Breakthrough in partnership with JPMorgan Chase’s Advancing Black Pathways and the Do You Fellowship mobilizing hundreds of diverse entrepreneurs nationally.

A pioneering voice and advocate for women in business, leadership, and investing, Lauren’s vision inspired the creation of The New C-Suite with Cosmopolitan Magazine, a recognition list dedicated to trailblazing women of color entrepreneurs. She advised and partnered with the Nasdaq Foundation to launch the InvestHER Power Series, an inclusive investing event focused on convening women of color investors across the United States. In 2022, she was named a jury member for the Cartier Women’s Initiative, an annual international entrepreneurship program that drives change by empowering impact-driven women founders.

Lauren’s investing experience spans angel investing, growth & private equity, middle market, buy-outs, and public capital markets. She has advised and invested in over 50 startups and her current investment portfolio represents over $5 billion in market capitalization. A vanguard in the tech, venture capital, & public capital markets space, Lauren was the first Black woman to start an early-stage venture capital fund, as the Founding Partner and Managing Director at Gen Y Capital Partners. She is one of the youngest women to invest in and advise a SPAC, Athena Consumer Acquisition Corp (NYSE: ACAQ), and took e.GO Mobile public (NASDAQ: EGOX) in the completion of its Business Combination with Athena. Lauren is on the Board of Advisors for OptimizeRx Corporation (NASDAQ: OPRX) and Overtime. Lauren is also an advisor for Pipeline Angels, The Folklore, Diem, The Labz, and is a member of the Fashion Institute of Technology Alumni Council. She has invested in companies such as Kroma Wellness, Partake Foods and Ruggable. She served as a Board Member for Walmart’s Innovation Council, LIQS (acquired by E&J Gallo), The Apollo Theater’s Young Patrons, and the Advisory Committee on Cultural Engagement for the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Women in Innovation and is Jury President of the Cartier Women’s Initiative. A sought-after advisor and social impact expert, Lauren speaks in global forums including The SPAC Conference, WSJ Women In Series, & World Expo Dubai. 

Lauren’s entrepreneurial journey started at 19, co-founding Sugarleaf Vineyards, making her the youngest self-made winery owner in the country. She became a best-selling author in 2014 after publishing her memoir, The Path Redefined: Getting To the Top On Your Own Terms. As an influential voice in media, Lauren was the Master Marketer and Co-Star on Oxygen’s Quit Your Day Job, co-host of CNBC’s The Unstoppables and was the first Lifestyle Expert on the Emmy award winning Tamron Hall Show.

Lauren’s work has been recognized by the Kauffman Foundation, New York Urban League, and Walker’s Legacy, and she was named to the 2022 Create & Cultivate 100 List, 2021 Worth Magazine’s Worthy 100, and The Root 100 Most Influential African-Americans in Business list in 2020. She was also named a LinkedIn Top Voice in Entrepreneurship in 2022. Lauren has been featured in various publications and media outlets such as Forbes, Vogue Business, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, TechCrunch, Cosmopolitan Magazine and AdAge.

She was named a Tech Catalyst by the Council Of Urban Professionals in 2021 and JPMorgan Chase & Co honored her commitment to advancing business growth and entrepreneurship in the Black community in 2022. Lauren holds a Bachelor of Science magna cum laude in International Trade and Marketing from the Fashion Institute of Technology.

 

Jeff Jenkins

Jeff Jenkins is an award-winning Travel/ Food Blogger, speaker, podcast host, and Influencer based out of Austin, Texas.

Jeff most recently is proud to add travel documentarian to his list of adventures as he stars in a show that explores diverse cultures, locations and overcoming fears, backed by National Geographic.

Latoya Denique,​

Latoya Denique is the CEO of SCAR Alchemy, Atlanta’s premier medical and cosmetic tattoo salon.

With over a decade of experience as an Oncology Nurse Practitioner, dual degrees from Emory University and a degree from the University of Georgia, Latoya transitioned from the healthcare field to permanent makeup in 2020. After a conversation with a breast cancer patient, Latoya began to search for artists who specialized in paramedical tattoos. What she discovered was a market that was virtually untapped and vastly underrepresented by women of color.

As someone who has struggled with hormonal acne all of her life, Latoya easily relates to the desire and need to feel confident in your skin.  Frustrated by the lack of representation amongst medical tattoo artists, Latoya was inspired to explore the world of cosmetic tattoos.

After months of research, studying industry standards, and taking classes to develop her signature technique, Latoya founded SCAR Alchemy. In as little as 3 years of business, Latoya has helped over 300+ women across the U.S. get their confidence back, with majority of her clients traveling out of state for her services. She has over 9M views on social media, teaches classes on her exclusive technique, and to date, has one of the most ethnically diverse portfolios of any other medical tattoo artist in North America.

(She also is the newest member of the Beehive, a retired Atlanta socialite, a sucker for green smoothiesand mom to an adorably smart little boy she affectionately calls, Poppa.)

With a passion to help more women of color benefit from these services, Latoya has combined 10+ years of knowledge and experience as a medical provider, her artistic background, and her natural gifts as a healer to influence and educate artists to consider medical tattoos.

Caitlin Copple

Caitlin Copple is a PR expert who founded Full Swing Public Relations to help under-recognized leaders build the public platform they need to positively impact the world as authors, speakers, business owners and political candidates.

Caitlin founded Full Swing PR in 2019 and has grown it to more than a million dollars in annual revenue in less than four years. Her clients have been featured in Fast Company, Inc. Forbes, New York Times, Washington Post, Cosmopolitan, PopSugar, CNN, and many others. Caitlin lives in Boise, Idaho with her son, Tollie.

Holly Conti​

Holly Conti is the co-owner and the Head of Digital Marketing at Full Swing Public Relations where she develops and executes digital communications strategies for under-recognized leaders.

Holly brings over a decade of experience managing brand platforms in digital, television, and print media. Holly’s strategies have helped her clients launch multi-six-figure courses and memberships, earn six-figure book deals,10x their email lists, and 100x their social following. Holly lives in Syracuse, New York with her husband and young daughter, Eloise.

Tamika Carlton​

Tamika Carlton is a relationship coach, entrepreneur, and communications expert on a mission to shatter the statistic that only 14% of people are truly happy.

Drawing from personal experiences, Tamika firmly believes that cultivating meaningful relationships, both romantic and platonic, is the key to unlocking happiness, enhancing financial well-being, and promoting overall health.

Having faced adversity, including the loss of her father at age 13, and navigating challenges such as bullying, friendship issues, and family strife, Tamika is committed to guiding individuals onto a path where they nurture relationships that genuinely work for them.

As the visionary CEO and Founder of Couples Experience and Quality Relationships.co, Tamika Carlton is transforming lives through inclusive and luxurious retreats, a comprehensive relationship course, thoughtfully curated subscription gift boxes, and a thriving community of individuals dedicated to fortifying their connections.

With features on The Oprah Winfrey Show, the Hello Seven Podcast, Authority Magazine, and more, Tamika emerges as a rising thought leader. Her impactful work has empowered numerous entrepreneurs, parents, coaches, investors, and couples to forge enduring connections.

 

When Tamika isn’t dedicated to helping people discover happiness through quality relationships, you’ll find her exploring new destinations, enjoying moments with loved ones, savoring kombucha, showcasing her DJ skills, and indulging in her favorite treats like Cold Brew or Texas Sheet Cake vegan ice cream.

Flor Blake

Flor Blake is a celebrity and personal branding photographer with a style consisting of creative, bold, and dynamic imagery. Flor knows everybody is gorgeous and is on a mission to help you connect with and embrace your inner badass to conquer YOUR WORLD.

She has made striking portraits of Michelle Obama, Gloria Estefan, Octavia Spencer, Gloria Steinem, Rigoberta Menchú Tum, Misty Copeland, and many more beautiful faces. Some of her clients include Shane Company, The Wall Street Journal, Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, 5280 Magazine, the City of Denver, New York Women in Film and Television, The Trust for Public Land, and Kroger. Flor’s work has been seen in Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Buzzfeed, The Photographic Journal, 5280 Magazine, Inc. Magazine, El Nuevo Día, The Denver Post, ColoradoBiz Magazine, and more.

She is a contagious ambassador for self-love, confidence, diversity, and inclusion, and she wants you to celebrate your existence at every age and every weight because you’re always worthy. Flor travels around the world to give her clients the best Personal Branding Photoshoot Experience they’ll ever have. After Flor’s photoshoot experience, clients have gotten promotions, increased engagement in social media, booked more speaking engagements, made more money, and transformed the way they see themselves because they understood how beautiful, powerful, and photogenic they’ve always been!

She’s based in Colorado and Puerto Rico, where she lives with her wife, Ileanexis, and their three plants.

Money

Jaclyn Johnson

Selling Your Business

Thursday January 18th, 2:20PM TBA

Entrepreneur, Investor, best-selling author and CEO, Create & Cultivate

Jaclyn Johnson is a powerhouse entrepreneur, by the time she was 28, Johnson had sold her first business, (No Subject)and launched her second multimillion dollar company, Create & Cultivate which sold a majority stake to Corridor Capital in 2020. To date, she has had 2 eight figure exits by the age of 35, both companies being self funded. 

Johnson recognized a gap in conversations, resources, events and community for female millennial entrepreneurs and responded with a solution, Create & Cultivate, the wildly popular media platform and nationwide conference. Ten years later, Create & Cultivate is bigger than ever, with hundreds of thousands of followers and attendees, and over a thousand events to date. The company boasts seven figure profitability and sponsors that include top Fortune 500 companies like Amazon, Mastercard, and Microsoft . Past speakers and panelist include the biggest celebs and CEO’s like Kim Kardashian West, Tyra Banks, Jessica Alba, Chrissy Teigen,  Issa Rae and front-runners in fashion, technology, design and business. 

Jaclyn’s own work-life philosophy, built on the cornerstones of hard work and innovation have propelled her voice to the forefront of the discussion on women in the workplace, a new thought-leader for millennial women and Gen-Z-ers on the career come up who didn’t raise millions of dollars but built companies from the ground up. 

This passion for supporting underrepresented founders has led her to create Cherub, a double sided marketplace connecting founders and funders. 

Named a Forbes 30 Under 30, an Adweek Disruptor and profiled in Fast Company, the LA Times, Entrepreneur and more, Johnson has earned her way to the frontlines of a workplace revolution at a time when change-agents and disruptors are flexing real influence.

Johnson currently serves as an advisor to startups and angel invests in women owned businesses such as Away, Live Tinted, Chillhouse and more.

Money

Nicole Barham

Unlocking the Winning Formula with Business Math

Thursday January 18th, 10:15-11:00am

CEO of Design Your Wealth & Creator of 5 Minute Bookkeeper

Nicole Barham is the founder and CEO of Design Your Wealth and creator of 5 Minute Bookkeeper showing entrepreneurs how to go from being stressed-out about business finances and scrambling at tax time to being on top of their finances like clockwork. 

Over 7 years ago Nicole started an online business and her business exploded! She made more money than ever before, traveled the world and was living the dream. Then, in the blink of an eye, her business slowed down. When she finally took her head out of the sand and looked at her finances, her business was six figures in debt. She had to file for bankruptcy and start all over again, literally from scratch. 

With a strong background in accounting, bankruptcy wasn’t supposed to happen to her, but it did. From that day forward Nicole vowed to never find herself in that position again. She went back to her accounting roots, figured out the secret formula to financial peace of mind, and created Design Your Wealth to share that formula with entrepreneurs, particularly solopreneurs, looking for an easy way to manage finances. 

Through 5 Minute Bookkeeper, Nicole shows entrepreneurs how easy it is to implement a simple, efficient financial system that requires just five minutes a day.

She’s been featured on Good Morning America and The Breakfast Club and in Time, Essence, Black Enterprise, First for Women and Medium.

Money

Shannon Jones

My First Million: Tips for Achieving Shmillie Status

Friday January 19th, 11:15am-12:45pm

Co-Founder, verb.

Shannon Simpson Jones is co-founder of Verb, a marketing consultancy that is redefining how consumers experience and interact with brands. Verb gives brands a new type of partner, providing a holistic approach to integrated and experiential campaigns, brand partnerships and proprietary platforms. At Verb, Shannon leads a diverse bi-coastal team, working with clients including Netflix, Everlane and Amazon.

Shannon is a natural-born leader; inspiring her team to reach new heights and deliver for clients by staying ahead of the curve on industry trends. She also has exceptional business leadership skills – Shannon co-founded Verb just over two years ago, and she has already been on some of the industry’s largest stages including SXSW, Fast Co Innovation Festival and CultureCon. Additionally, Shannon was named to the 2019 AdAge 40 Under 40 and the AdWeek Creative 100 with co-founder Yadira Harrison. An avid seeker of innovation, Shannon has continued to keep her clients and her team on top of the latest trends in culture and entertainment. She is especially skilled in identifying key business challenges brands face and prioritizing and managing resources to solve them. Utilizing these skill sets, Shannon has also been working to build a platform in the death care industry to support people with end of life planning.

Shannon is originally from Baltimore, Maryland and now resides in Brooklyn, New York with her husband and son. She is also a proud alum of the University of Maryland College Park.

Models

Emily Grey

Sold Out: Scaling Your Product Business

Thursday January 18th, 11:15am-12:45pm

Founder, The Flourish Market

Emily Grey is a Professional Speaker and Small Business Coach for six and seven figure entrepreneurs who crave the freedom to flourish, helping them scale their income and impact without sacrificing themselves in the process.

After leaving Wall Street, Emily founded The Flourish Market, building it to a million dollar company in less than three years. As a sought-after business strategist, Emily speaks at high-profile events nationwide, has been featured in top-rated media such as Forbes, Shopify, and The Hello Seven Podcast, and she reaches more than 55,000 women weekly through her podcast, social media, and obsession-worthy newsletter. Emily’s clients often refer to her as a “Business Therapist” and their “Game Changer.”

When Emily is not helping her clients flourish, you can find her paddle boarding and kayaking, crafting killer cocktails, traveling the world with her wife, and being an overly obsessed dog mom to her sweet pittie and 2 (ridiculously wild) GSP’s.

Models

Tiffany Hardin

Sold Out: Scaling Your Product Business

Thursday January 18th, 11:15am-12:45pm

CEO & Founder, Gild Creative Group

Tiffany Hardin is an award winning executive marketer, investor and educator. Hardin is the CEO & founder of Gild Creative Group (GCG), an influencer marketing agency delivering strategy for brands that desire meaningful influencer/talent integrations for campaigns on and offline. She is known to help create and share culturally relevant stories to build meaningful connections driving trust, awareness and impact. Some client work has included brands such as: Hulu, Onyx, Black Girl in Om, Victoria Secret, Airbnb, WeWork, Microsoft & Target.

As an early pioneer in the mid-00’s of the influencer marketing industry, Tiffany has been at the forefront of social branded content helping lead curious brands on the power of leveraging talent driven platforms. As a “culture A&R”, Tiffany can trend forecast to see the waves of culture shift and support her clients to anticipate the wave versus react or get caught in the rip tide.

Tiffany’s commitment to educating and creating pathways for the next generation of mindful leaders, is illustrated in how she shows up in and for her industry in classrooms and media. Hardin has taught Capstone and Partnership courses at NYU’s Tisch and Stern Schools, guest mentored and lectured at AWS Impact Accelerator for Women, and been a featured lecturer for Billboard’s Music Industry Essentials Online Certificate Program. She also is a powerful speaker contributing to stages at SXSW, Adcolor & Advertising Week. Further, she is an advocate for those seeking an alternative to “hustle culture”, providing the professional development curriculum and lifestyle brand, Conscious Hustler™. Currently , Tiffany is building a tech-startup, Represent, to support creators at every stage of their career leveraging tech-enabled tools and an expert marketplace of professionals.

Additionally, Tiffany has served as Board member, advisor or member to community organizations like AdColor, Harlem’s Fashion Row, Heal Haus, Be Well Schools, YWCA, and Nashville Repertory Theater.

Money

Tanisha Parrish

Unlocking the Winning Formula with Business Math

Thursday January 18th, 10:15-11:00am

CEO, Life Under Innovation

Tanisha Parrish is a seasoned business strategist, executive coach, and life design expert. She is the CEO of Life Under Innovation, a personal transformation and leadership development company that helps high achieving women shift from success to significance and unlock their greatest potential. Through her coaching, Tanisha has helped women claim their worth by expanding their economic power through salary negotiations and entrepreneurship resulting in over $20 million in wealth created.

In addition to her coaching experience, Tanisha has 20+ years of experience as a strategic and operational leader at global companies of all sizes from start-ups to Fortune 500. Most recently, she served as the Global Director of Learning, Development and Experience at BetterUp, the first leadership development platform to connect coaching to sustainable behavior change. In this role, Tanisha was responsible for the growth and development of an international
community of over 2,000+ professional coaches and led the operational teams that enabled the coaches including training, communications, community, ethics, quality and effectiveness. She began her career as a management consultant at Accenture where she designed product and customer experiences for a variety of companies including Walgreens, Polar, Home Depot and more. She has deep hospitality experience and led the post-merger integration between Marriott International and Starwood’s call center including design, operations and cultural integration.

Tanisha holds an M.B.A. from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor’s of Science. in Organizational Change from Northwestern University. She is a certified executive coach receiving her training and certification from The Co-Active Training Institute (CTI), and holds an ACC credential from the International Coach Federation (ICF). She is also a certified Hello Seven Business Coach. Outside of work, Tanisha loves exploring the world and has traveled internationally to Kenya, Spain, France, Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Belize. She is an avid photographer, amateur snowboarder, and former marathon runner. Tanisha lives in College Station, TX with her husband and two children.

Operations

Joana Galvao

Scaling Operations with Creativity

Thursday January 18th, 2:20pm-3:50pm

Graphic Design Coach & Agency Co-Owner, GIF Design Studios

Joana Galvão is the co-founder of award-winning design agency Gif Design Studios and a leading business coach for ambitious creatives who want to take the shortcut.

Based in Porto, Portugal, her agency specializes in brand identities and conversion-obsessed design and serves industry leaders in 17 countries on five continents.

Her coaching program, Ambitious Creatives Booked Solid, helps freelancers get booked solid with dream projects, to 6-figures and beyond, without burnout.

Joana speaks internationally on entrepreneurship and the power of design and creativity and her work has been featured in the Guardian UK, Brand Brilliance, and Digital Arts magazine.

Mindset

Ivy McGregor

The Impact of GOOD

DAY & TIME TBA

BeyGOOD Executive Director, Author, and Mentor.

BeyGOOD believes that “everyone has the right to economic equity.”

Ivy McGregor is a reservoir of knowledge with over 25 years of experience in business strategies, social enterprise and global partnerships. Ms. McGregor has graced world stages at Global Citizen Festivals, Essence Music Festival, Master Class at Oprah Winfrey’s Leadership Academy for Girls, the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and TEDx Dartmouth where Ms. McGregor was the opening speaker and introduced the ideation of reverse innovation to philanthropy. She most recently served as a moderator for New York Times best-selling author Tabitha Brown’s Feeding the Soul Tour, the keynote speaker for The University of St. Michaels College Orientation, as well as the moderator for a dynamic conversation with Amazon’s Black Employee Network. She has consulted with the United Nations, World Leaders, Heads of State, Corporations as well as numerous small businesses, educational institutions, political, community, faith and social justice leaders.

She remains at the forefront of humanity and is an advocate for the voiceless as she lifts the needs of people in bringing her unique balance of being known for her huge heart and her depth of creativity and bold innovations to create partnerships and programs that aid and assist people to move from where they are to where they equitably have a right to be.

Ms. McGregor has worked tirelessly to be an advocate to support those in need. Through her work with BeyGOOD, she has led efforts to eradicate homelessness, poverty, economic inequity, and supported women entrepreneur empowerment. Ms. McGregor led Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, scholarship programs, and successful water initiatives in both Flint, Michigan and Burundi, Africa. Additionally, she has structured and managed global partnership programs for world tours. While a consultant for General Electric (GE), she supported Global Programs targeting health disparities in Tanzania, Africa, Bangladesh, India and in the United States. Some of the health issues she has supported include Maternal and Infant care, Diabetes, Triple Negative Breast Cancer, Heart Disease and Alzheimer’s.

As the Director of Partnerships for a contracting agency with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Ms. McGregor trained hair stylists and barbers as community influencers in a celebrated national program that aided in significantly reducing incidents of HIV and AIDS in communities with the highest incidents. She has also served as an advisor and board member for multiple organizations and global projects, such as the National Council of Women, Chime for Change, Global Citizens, South African Fellowship, and GUCCI Changemakers Advisory Council. Most recently, Ms. McGregor has served as an integral supporter of the Texas HB403 Bill, which will require school board officials to be formally trained on the signs and prevention of human trafficking.

She is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards including the International Distinguished Humanitarian Leadership award presented at the United Nations, by the United States National Council of Women, the Activism in the Arts Triumph Award from the National Action Network, the Hidden Figure Award from Black Girls Vote, and the 2021 Heirs of Afrika Sankofa Award. She is happy to help shape a generation through education by paying it forward and sharing her experience with students at the historic Howard University.

Ms. McGregor is also a writer and columnist; her Greater Than weekly inspirational publication is available on Facebook’s Bulletin platform. She is additionally the founder of the IVYinc SOARers, a virtual Mentorship program that grew from 75 to well over 14K mentees from over 100 countries in under two years, and garners an average of 25K weekly views on her Monday night Mentoring Moments (#MMM). And in 2021 alone, #MMM attracted over 1 MILLION viewers. She is a world traveler, an art enthusiast, burgeoning golfer and avid reader. She is a resident of Los Angeles. Her life’s legacy is modeling how the power of service can positively impact the world for . . . GOOD.

Money

Alli Webb

Selling Your Business

DAY & TIME TBA

Alli Webb is the Founder of Drybar, N.Y. Times Bestselling Author, Canopy President, Co-Founder Squeeze, Brightside and Becket + Quill.

In 2010, Drybar exploded into a nationally recognized and highly sought-after brand growing to over 150 locations and highly successful product line, which sold for $255 million in 2020.

Staying true to her signature approach to beauty and self-care, Squeeze, follows suit in the affordable luxury space as innovative massage concept. Webb also proudly serves as a Board member, investor, and advisor. 

Webb joined forces with LA based jewelry designer Meredith Quill to build yet another new company now known as Becket + Quill. It’s high end, not high spend jewelry company. 

Most recently, Webb joined the Canopy team as President. Canopy’s super chic, reimagined humidifiers are making big waves in the beauty industry and innovative beauty device category. 

Webb currently serves as an Advisor and Investor in The Feel-Good Company’s newest brand, Brightside – A brighter take on infrared yoga & saunas. Brightside’s flagship location is now open in Culver City, CA.

Webb is a board member of several other companies including The Onsite Foundation, Ideal Image and The Bardot and also serves as an Advisor for Glowbar and Bumo. 

Webb has been on the cover of Inc Magazine’s “How I Did This” issue, named the “100 Most Creative People in Business” by Fast Company, featured on Fortune magazine’s “40 Under 40” list, Marie Claire’s “Most Fascinating Women” and recently Inc. magazine recognized her as one of “The 100 Women Building America’s Most Innovative and Ambitious Businesses.” Webb recently released her second book, “The Messy Truth,” which is a USA Today bestseller, and resides in Los Angeles, CA with her two sons.

Money

Barbara Valenzuela

My First Million: Tips for Achieving Shmillie Status

DAY & TIME TBA

Barbara Valenzuela founded T&K Innovators in a converted garage in South Central Los Angeles.

As a kid, she watched her mom work with children with special needs throughout several schools in Southern California and developed a love for people with special needs. She started her own journey in the field over 17 years ago working with adults with special needs in group homes, supported living homes and adult day programs in Honolulu, Hawaii.  She then continued serving the same population in California as a service coordinator and eventually a behavior consultant.  After several trips to the Central Valley of California, she noticed a need for quality adult services in the area, so she and her family decided to move to the central valley to provide a service that was much needed. Barbara founded T&K Innovators to not only support those with special needs, but also their families and caregivers. Specializing in training and leadership development, Barbara and her team provides guidance to family members and caregivers with an emphasis on empowerment.

MONEY

Tamara McLemore

Add It Up: Unlocking the Winning Formula with Business Math

DAY & TIME TBA

Tamara McLemore, Chief Impact Officer (CIO), coach’s women to Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification Greatness.

As a Project Management Institute (PMI) Authorized Partner and Instructor, she doesn’t simple teach, but educates Future PMP’s to Plan more Efficiently, Execute with Authority and Implement Projects with Ease through her demonstrated 20 years of extensive experience in IT Project Management with companies such as Ericsson, Federal Government (General Services Administration), BCD Travel, Deloitte, and Delta Air Lines. 

Tamara is a graduate of Xavier University of New Orleans of Louisiana with a B.A. in Mass Communications and holds an M.B.A. in Global Technology Management and a Master’s Certificate from George Washington University in Project Management. Tamara is an active 25-year member Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc whose motto she lives by. “To be a Service to All Mankind.” Fueled by her mission to Eliminate the ridicules Wage Gap of Black Women earning 67 cents for every dollar paid to a White Man. Tamara has taught Project Management at Universities and Organizations across the Globe including India and Dubai. Her organization focuses on developing other Project Managers and STEM professionals, because in her eyes

EVERYONE is a Project Manager. Tamara’s participants have gone on to Management positions including Directors, Vice Presidents, Senior Executive Service (SES) leads and even a Chief Information Officer (CIO). While the average PMP Certification salary increase is 20%-25% increase, Tamara’s clientele has received in the upper 30% increase with some notable individuals adding $60K increase to their salary. Notables: Named LinkedIn’s Top Project Management Voice and featured on Harvard Business Review “Women at Work” podcast.

MONEY

Rae McDaniel

My First Million: Tips for Achieving Shmillie Status

DAY & TIME TBA

Rae McDaniel (they/them) is a non-binary Speaker, Author, Therapist, Certified Sex Therapist, Coach, and Transgender Diversity and Inclusion Educator. 

Rae helps audiences gain the sheer audacity to be themselves in the world through play, pleasure, and possibility. 

Their book Gender Magic is a first-of-its-kind practical guide to achieving gender freedom with joy, curiosity, and pleasure for transgender and non-binary individuals, gender explorers, and those who love them (May 2023.) They have been featured in high-profile media such as The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, Time, and Women’s Health. As a sought-after professional speaker, Rae has spoken at Rutgers University, University of Chicago, University of Illinois Chicago, Soho House, The Wing, and Rachel’s Rodgers’ ROI: The Millionaires Summit. 

Rae is also the founder and CEO of Audacity Ventures, a parent company, and Practical Audacity, a Gender & Sex Therapy practice in Chicago, serving over 450 clients yearly. 

When Rae isn’t educating audiences and bettering the world, they can be found drinking too much coffee, snuggling with their dog Gizmo (who might actually be a gremlin), or sipping whiskey with a good book.

Money

Yadira Harrison

My First Million: Tips for Achieving Shmillie Status

DAY & TIME TBA

Yadira Noelle Harrison is a creative marketer and experiential expert who offers leadership and thoughtful solutions to brands. For nearly 20 years, she has led marketing strategy and execution for iconic and groundbreaking events, while also forging partnerships and developing innovative concepts for content, social media and programming.

Yadira is co-founder of verb, a creative consultancy + agency developing brand experiences, partnerships, campaigns and proprietary platforms for brands such as Airbnb, HBO, FX, Lyft, Netflix and Everlane. She has been featured in Ad Age, Entrepreneur Magazine, Campaign US, Digiday and recognized as an inspiring Agency Leader on Adweek’s ‘Creative 100’ list.

Before founding verb with her longtime business partner Shannon Jones, Yadira was Vice President at creative agency Civic Entertainment Group, where she led Airbnb and eBay on numerous activations and proprietary franchises including Airbnb Open, Airbnb Haus @ Sundance Film Festival and On The Run with eBay Motors. Prior to, she led the Advertising & Partnership Marketing team at Macy’s Parade & Entertainment Group pushing for digital and social integration, new art direction and large-scale promotional ideas to increase brand equity for Macy’s annual events.

Yadira is originally from Arlington, Texas and now resides in Los Angeles. She is also a proud alum of Syracuse University, an obnoxious lover of Formula 1 and a karaoke assassin. (No really, she was once told she performed Bruno Mars better than Bruno Mars, LOL).

MONEY

Jessica Chinyelu

Other People’s Pockets: Growing Your Business with Sponsorship Dollars

DAY & TIME TBA

Known as “The Sponsorship Lady.” Teaches women of color how to secure big corporate sponsors. Has done campaigns with Herbal Essences, Kroger, Gillette, Reebok, and more.

Jessica Chinyelu, “The Sponsorship Lady”, is the visionary Founder of SL Consulting, a highly sought-after consulting firm specializing in empowering social impact agencies to secure lucrative corporate partnerships. Additionally, she is the mastermind behind The Sponsored Society, an exclusive membership program designed to help organizations strategically boost their sponsorship revenue with unwavering consistency.

Jessica’s innovative methodologies have revolutionized the means by which global influencers and organizations optimize their financial streams through strategic sponsorships, resulting in remarkable profitability.

Her passion for teaching corporate sponsorship and activation strategies initially manifested through the creation of the immensely successful Woman of Purpose Conferences, which consistently sold out. Jessica orchestrated the acquisition of multiple six-figure sponsorships to facilitate these transformative events, catapulting her reputation as a trusted advisor for influencers and event curators eager to replicate her success.

Renowned as an in-demand Sponsorship Consultant, Strategist, and Speaker, Jessica has collaborated with esteemed companies such as JP Morgan Chase, Discover, Walmart Connect, The Container Store, Deloitte, H&R Block, Methodist Health Systems, Brinker International, and numerous other globally recognized enterprises.

Thanks to Jessica’s expertise, her clients and students have secured sponsorships from esteemed entities like Cricket Wireless, Experian, Toyota, Origin Bank, Compassion International, Microsoft, and many other prestigious organizations.

Jessica’s remarkable accomplishments have garnered extensive media attention, and she has been featured in esteemed publications such as Forbes, Business Insider, Black Enterprise, Essence, BuzzFeed, DailyMail UK, Cosmopolitan, as well as on prominent platforms including ABC News, Good Morning Texas, XONecole, and several other influential media outlets.

Residing in Dallas, Texas, Jessica finds joy in sharing her life with her loving husband and two beautiful children.

OPERATIONS

Shaelina Holmes

Increase Your Profits with Project Management

DAY & TIME TBA

Programs Director, Hello Seven. We serve 2,000+ clients plus 200,000+ readers/listeners in our fanbase. Shaelina ensures that we serve our community at the highest level.

Shaelina Holmes is Hello Seven’s Programs Director and the fractional Executive Director of the Hello Seven Foundation. She earned a Master’s in Global Governance from Florida International University which she has supplemented with over 10 years of experience in operations, nonprofit leadership, fundraising, and creative marketing.

Through the skills and experiences gained throughout her career, Shaelina’s footprint at Hello Seven offers both insightful leadership and a refreshing perspective that produces invaluable results. Shaelina is a creative, trauma-informed de-colonizer with an anomalous flair. She is a Taurus mom to a brilliant Leo son, plant eater, undercover techy, and house plant abuela. After work, find her at the beach baking in the Florida sunshine, or binging a sci-fi show like a couch (sweet) potato.

Money

Robert Hartwell

Unlocking the Winning Formula with Business Math

Thursday January 18th, 10:15-11:00am

Host and Exec. Prod. of Taking Back the House (OWN), Professional Speaker, Broadway Performer, Director & CEO

Robert Hartwell (he/him) is the host and executive producer of “Breaking New Ground” co-produced by the Oprah Winfrey Network and HGTV premiering on HBO Max in May 2024. The 6 episode series will chronicle his journey of renovating a historic home built in 1820 with a complicated history.


In 2016 he founded The Broadway Collective which hit the Inc. 5000 list with 440% growth and in 2022 launched the premier speaker training program for entrepreneurs and vc to sell more authentically from the stage – Strength On Stages.

Robert has performed in 5 musicals on Broadway and 2 National Tours: Dreamgirls, Memphis, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Cinderella, Motown, and Hello, Dolly! starring Bette Midler. He is
also featured in Pharrell and Jay-Z’s latest hit single – Entrepreneur.

As a Director/Choreographer his work has been seen at Lincoln Center, Music Theatre Wichita, North Carolina Theatre, The University of Michigan, and Fulton Theatre. Most recently he directed and choreographed For Colored Boyz and won the Fulton Theatre’s inaugural Stories
of Diversity Playwriting Festival.


Robert is a proud graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and The University of Michigan’s Musical Theatre department where he earned summa cum laude
honors and the Willis Patterson Diversity Award.


He is a member of Actors Equity Association, SAG-AFTRA, and the Tony Award-winning Broadway Inspirational Voices.

 

MARKETING

Rachel Rodgers

Billion Dollar Creator: How to Build an Audience

DAY & TIME TBA

Black woman. Mother of four. Eight figure business owner. In that order. CEO and Founder, Hello Seven. Wall Street Journal bestselling author of We Should All Be Millionaires.

Rachel Rodgers is the CEO/Founder of Hello Seven, a company that teaches women, BIPOC, and LGBTQIA people how to build a seven figure business and create generational wealth.

She’s the author of We Should All Be Millionaires: A Woman’s Guide to Earning More, Building Wealth, and Gaining Economic Power, a Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Amazon Bestseller, named one of Audible’s top Audiobooks of the Year, with more than 200,000 copies sold. Other books include We Should All Be Millionaires: The Workbook (February 2024) and Plan Your Year Like a Millionaire, Million Dollar Habits, and Six Figure Side Hustle (Audible Originals). 

You’ve seen Rachel spilling the tea on business, money, and mindset on Good Morning AmericaThe Drew Barrymore Show, and in The New York Times, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc, Cheddar, PopSugar, and Women’s Health. 

Her mission is to help you end the cycle of over-working, under-earning, and financial stress—once and for all.

An attorney-turned-entrepreneur, Black woman, working mother, and self-made millionaire, Rodgers brings powerful insights combined with personal stories from her climb to the top. She’s known for her blunt advice and for calling out the elephant in the room—whether it’s racism, misogyny, or centuries of unfair legal practices that stripped financial power away from women and people of color. Rodgers teaches her clients how to make millions in spite of the very real obstacles in their path.

 

MARKETING

Rachel Cargle

Discovering a Renaissance of Your Own

DAY & TIME TBA

Social justice activist. Bestselling author. Founder of the Loveland Foundation, a non-profit offering free therapy to Black women and girls.  

Rachel is an activist, entrepreneur, and philanthropic innovator. She is founder of The Loveland Group; a family of companies including Elizabeth’s Bookshop & Writing Centre, a literary space that celebrates marginalized voices and The Great Unlearn, an community learning space that centers the teaching of BIPOC thinkers.

In 2018, she founded The Loveland Foundation, offering free access to mental health care for Black women and girls. Cargle is a regular contributor to Cultured MagazineAtmos, and The Cut, and her work has been featured in Time MagazineThe Washington PostThe New York Times, and The New Yorker. Her debut memoir A Renaissance of Our Own published with Penguin Random House May 2023

Perle Noire

Perle Noire, the undeniable queen of burlesque, transcends the stage, embodying a revolutionary force in the world of sensuality, empowerment, and artistry. Her captivating journey, spanning several decades, tells a story of unwavering passion and a dedication to challenging the status quo.

At the heart of Perle’s mesmerizing performances lies a profound desire to break free from societal norms. Her artistry, deeply inspired by the legendary Josephine Baker, serves as a catalyst for a sensual revolution. Through every enticing act and magnetic stage presence, she encourages women to embrace their innate sensuality, forging a profound connection with their true selves.

 Perle’s contributions extend far beyond the realm of entertainment. She is a healer through seduction. With her groundbreaking “Healing Through Seduction” methodology, she guides women on a transformative journey to self-love and empowerment. 

Her wisdom and teachings touch the lives of countless individuals, rekindling the flames of self-love and sensuality in those who embrace her work.

Perle Noire’s legacy is not simply about glamor; it’s a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the ability to heal through the art of seduction.

MARKETING

Pauleanna Reid

Profits in Publicity

DAY & TIME TBA

Celebrity Ghostwriter. Founder of WritersBlok. Senior Writer, Forbes. Featured in Vogue, Essence, Glamour, and Shondaland.

Pauleanna Reid is the founder and chief storyteller at WritersBlok, a celebrity ghostwriting agency composed of a team of content ninjas responsible for some of the most talked-about pop culture moments, page-turning books, and noteworthy speeches. As a collective, they help industry leaders and doers turn their personal stories into brand assets so they can stay relevant in a noisy world, communicate to their audience at scale, and turn those conversations into profitable leads. Essentially, when a client wants to speak on a hot topic and shake the room, Pauleanna is the woman they call. 

She is also a freelance senior contributor at forbes.com where she has reported on female leaders who are shaping the future for the last 8 years. When Pauleanna is not working, she is catching up on sleep, traveling around the world or sharing big belly laughs with a girlfriend. 



Marketeing

Nathan Barry

Billion Dollar Creator: How to Build an Audience

DAY & TIME TBA

Founder of ConvertKit. Started as a side hustle. Now his company makes $40 million a year. Co-host of The Billion Dollar Creator Podcast.

As the founder of ConvertKit, Nathan Barry has a front-row seat to how the world’s biggest creators are building and monetizing their audiences.

He’s grown ConvertKit to more than $40 million in annual revenue. Nathan’s research and essays on wealth creation, flywheels, and audience building are a blueprint for over 50,000 creators to scale their earnings.

MARKETING

Melissa Cassera

Profits in Publicity

DAY & TIME TBA

PR and Marketing Pro. TV screenwriter for Lifetime with six projects currently in development. Bestselling novelist.

Melissa Cassera is an award-winning Publicity Expert, Bestselling Author, and Professional Screenwriter. Her clients have been featured on Oprah, The Today Show, and Good Morning America and on the pages of Wall Street Journal, Vogue, Allure, Forbes, and more. 

Melissa is the behind-the-scenes wordsmith & consultant for several bestselling authors and multi-million dollar brands. Her personal advice and work have been featured in Variety, LA Times, Success Magazine, and Fast Company. She was named one of the nation’s Top Personal Branding Experts by HuffPo

On-screen, Melissa is the writer of ‘The Obsession Thrillogy’ (Lifetime Network’s first trilogy of movies.) She is also the writer of the films ‘Who Killed Our Father’, ‘Her Stolen Past’, and ‘Girl Followed’. Melissa also sold an eight-episode dark comedy series, ‘Addicted’, to Fullscreen. She has six additional film projects in active development. Her bestselling paranormal romance novel Control is available now at all major booksellers.

When Melissa is not whipping together obsession-worthy words, she can be found drinking too much coffee and pretending she knows how to build things. 

MARKETING

Keenya Kelly

Stand Out Online with TikTok & Reels

DAY & TIME TBA

The Queen of Video Marketing. Expert on how to get more leads and sales through TikTok posts and Instagram Reels. 

Keenya is the CEO of If You brand It, a Vertical Video Marketing & Consulting agency in San Diego, CA where she strategically helps business owners develop video & funnel marketing strategies.

In just 3 years through vertical video marketing, Keenya has grown an audience of over 500,000, generated over $1 million dollars in her business and has helped thousands of business owners scale and market their businesses online.

She recently helped one of her clients reach over $1 million dollars I her business in 10 month on the TikTok platform As a partner with the Keenya Kelly brand you will surely reach Keenya’s strong female audience of influencers and entrepreneurs.

models

Jen Kem

Growing Your Business with Events

DAY & TIME TBA

Named “Top Brand Strategist” by Forbes. 8-figure entrepreneur. Investor. Past clients include Steve Harvey, The Oprah Winfrey Network, and Verizon.

Jennifer “Jen” Kem is a San Francisco Bay Area-based brand building and leadership expert who helps thought leaders create personal brands that reach and help millions.

She and her team have advised over 400,000 leaders to grow their brand, expand their businesses and lead teams who “get” their mission and follow-through on their vision.

OPERATIONS

Hayley Hart

Increase Your Profits with Project Management

DAY & TIME TBA

Chief of Staff, Hello Seven. Team includes 25 people working remotely in multiple time zones. Hart keeps the team unified and doing their greatest work.

Hayley Hart is Hello Seven’s Chief of Staff and has been coaching entrepreneurs to help them build, grow, and scale their businesses for the last 5 1/2 years, while simultaneously running the operations of the business.

She has worked with startups all the way to multi-million dollar businesses, strengthening its efforts alongside leading entrepreneurs and their teams.

With a focus on operations, strategic planning, and team building, Hayley has helped hundreds of businesses build foundational operations and gain clarity on how to move forward. When she isn’t talking about business operations, you can find Hayley organizing, window shopping, and creating aesthetically pleasing spaces.

She is a serial dreamer, soul seeker, and the occasional essential oiler, enjoying time in Minnesota with her two little girls. 

Mindset

Farnoosh Torabi

Are There Profits in Panic: Leveraging Failure

DAY & TIME TBA

Bestselling author. Top personal finance expert. Hosts the Webby Award-winning podcast So Money. Her mission: to help you live your richest, most fulfilling life.

Farnoosh Torabi is an Iranian-American journalist and one of the country’s leading personal finance experts. She hosts the Webby-winning podcast So Money which has earned over 30 million downloads. On the program, she interviews CEOs, leading entrepreneurs, creators, and celebrities.

She is a sought-after speaker and author of multiple books including Psych Yourself Rich and When She Makes More. Her newest is A Healthy State of Panic, part memoir, part guidebook on how fear can be a superpower to achieve true wealth and career success. Along with being featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Time Magazine, Farnoosh hosted a business series on CNBC and has appeared frequently on Today, Good Morning America, and more.

She is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University with a degree in finance and international business and holds a master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Farnoosh lives on the East Coast with her husband and two children. 

EMCEE

Dre Brown

Pro makeup artist. Self esteem educator for Dove. Past clients include Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas, recording artists K.Michelle, Jason Derulo, Jidenna, and Tinashe.

Driven to infuse each creative encounter with joy-inducing laughter, beauty & lifestyle (em)powerhouse Dre Brown seeks to offer her clients and community both something for the eye and for the soul. This free spirit sees her approach to creatively contributing in and around content and curated experiences as a vehicle through which she promotes joy, self-care, motivated creative passion, and wellness-centered transformation.

Kicking off her career as a television media pro and self-taught makeup artist, Dre has honed her skills and cultivated creative community on-set for over 15 years — collaborating with TV, film, fashion, beauty, and entertainment brands and creators including ELLE Decór, Food Network, Comedy Central, Refinery29, COSMOPOLITAN, COMPLEX, SEVENTEEN, VH1, HBO, E!, ESSENCE, Black Enterprise, Bustle, Unilever, SEPHORA, Macy’s, the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), and celebrity talent including Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas, recording artists K.Michelle, Jason Derulo, Jidenna, and Tinashe, model/actor Tyson Beckford, actresses Dominique Fishback, Lisa Arrindell, and Tatyana Ali, NBA athlete Kevin Durant, rap legend  MC Lyte, actors Marcus Scribner and Omari Hardwick, artist Malene Barnett, and activist Tarana Burke.

Also a gifted writer, content creator, experiential host, and facilitator, Dre’s footprint has extended via editorial contributions on Beautylish.com, JetMag.com, and MadameNoire.com, motivational insights and illustrations  contributed to The Ultimate Empowerment Activity Workbook for Her, and via her work as a speaker, ambassador, curriculum consultant, and youth educator since 2014 for global body care brand DoveⓇ and the DoveⓇ Self-Esteem Project (DSEP). Through this role, Dre has curated dozens of live workshops, keynote speeches, media events, and virtual trainings designed to empower people of all ages. Dre most recently partnered in composing and accrediting the DoveⓇ“My Hair, My CROWN” workshop curriculum to support natural hair confidence in (and allyship in support of) Black and Brown youth.

OPERATIONS

Brittany Martin

The Coins are in the Culture

DAY & TIME TBA

President, Hello Seven. Leads an 8-figure company with a diverse team of 25 people. 

Brittany Martin is a founding leader and President of Hello Seven who has spent her time with the company bringing the dream of the visionary leader from idea to execution. Brittany has held multiple roles in her tenure with Hello Seven including Business Coach, Marketing Coordinator, Creative Director, Director of Operations, and COO, and she has helped scale the company from seven to eight figures.

Her footprint on the Hello Seven brand extends beyond spearheading strategic direction and executing the company’s vision and culture, and is reflected in her highly transformational and value-driven leadership. From overseeing the growing team at Hello Seven to managing budgets and launching forward-thinking programming, it’s no wonder Brittany’s indelible impact played a role in landing Hello Seven on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies for three consecutive years. Brittany is currently based in Louisiana with her family where when she’s not working, she oscillates in a parallel universe where she is a painter, a flutist, and a mathematician.

Money

Arlan Hamilton

Shmillie Tank

DAY & TIME TBA

Investor. Author of Your First Million. Founder and Managing Partner of Backstage Capital, which provides funding to women, BIPOC, and LGBTQIA entrepreneurs.

Arlan Hamilton, founder at Backstage Capital and HireRunner.co, is a serial entrepreneur, author, and prolific speaker.

She founded Backstage Capital in 2015 to invest in founders who are people of color, women and/or LGBTQ. Since its founding, Backstage has raised nearly $30 million and invested in 200 startups led by underestimated founders. Arlan is also the founder of HireRunner.co, a startup that connects outstanding employee talent with inclusive companies.

Arlan published her book, “It’s About Damn Time,” in 2020, detailing her journey from homelessness to venture capital trailblazer. Arlan also hosts the popular podcast “Your First Million”, and in 2018, was the first non-celebrity Black woman to grace the cover of Fast Company magazine. Arlan’s latest book, “Your First Million: Why You Don’t Have To Be Born Into A Legacy Of Wealth To Leave One Behind” is available for preorder and will be out on January 2nd, 2024.

Arlan is a big proponent of paying it forward and supporting other underestimated people in the tech industry and beyond. She’s a limited partner in 27 funds led by emerging, underestimated managers, and she and her mother, Mrs. Earline Butler-Sims, have established scholarship programs for Black students at Oxford University, HBCU Dillard University, and Harvard Law.

MARKETING

Alexandra Franzen

Marketing without Social Media

DAY & TIME TBA

Award-winning editor. Author of seven books. Entrepreneur. Deleted all of her social media accounts nine years ago.

Alexandra Franzen is a best-selling author, award-winning editor, and entrepreneur. 

Alex has written seven books and is the co-founder of One Idea Books and Gifts, a bookstore that celebrates books written by women, BIPOC, and LGBTQIA voices. 

Her work has been mentioned in The New York Times Small Business Blog, The Atlantic, The Los Angeles Times, Fast Company, BuzzFeed, Inc., in Tim Ferriss’ newsletter, and she has appeared on the Peabody Award-winning radio show, Marketplace. 

Alex works with a small number of private clients providing copywriting, ghostwriting, and editing services. She helps her clients to write powerful books that touch readers deeply. Client projects include We Should All Be Millionaires by Rachel Rodgers (Wall Street Journal Bestseller, Audible Top Audiobook of the Year), Your Next Level Life by Karen Arrington (NAACP Image Award, Outstanding Instructional Literary Work), among many others. 

Alexandra deleted all of her social media accounts nine years ago. She believes it is possible to be ambitious and successful without needing to be online 24/7—and that unplugging is one of the best things we can do for our mental health. 

Marketing

Jackie Aina

Living Free: A Fireside Chat with Rachel Rodgers

DAY & TIME TBA

Social media influencer. Millions of fans. Creating visibility for BIPOC in the beauty industry. Co-founder, FORVR MOOD.

Jackie Aina is a Nigerian-American beauty maven, content creator, and founder of lifestyle brand FORVR Mood who started her channel of makeup tutorials in 2009 and has since become the “most influential voice in beauty today”-Harper’s Bazaar.

Aina’s engaging videos, which teach, inspire, and give confidence to people of every color, have cultivated a loyal and thriving fanbase–over 7.3 million across her social platforms including 3.5 million YouTube subscribers. Jackie has launched inclusive product collaborations with top brands such as Anastasia Beverly Hills, e.l.f. Cosmetics, Too Faced, Sigma Beauty, and more.

In 2020, Jackie launched a self care-focused lifestyle brand, FORVR Mood featuring candles and accessories. The brand had a pre-launch wait list of over 45,000 and is sold in Sephora stores nationwide. Jackie further expanded her lifestyle offerings in 2021 with the launch of “Lavishly Jackie” a self-care, home and luxury content vertical across Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube. Jackie is also venturing into the entertainment industry as the Executive Producer and star of The Black Beauty Effect, an upcoming docuseries exploring Black women creating social change through beauty premiering this November.

Jackie continues to advocate for inclusivity, due to the fact that people of color are poorly represented and often ignored within the beauty industry. For her advocacy efforts, Jackie was deemed the NAACP’s first-ever “YouTuber of the Year” at the 49th NAACP Image Awards, AdWeek Creator Visionary Award, Glamour’s Woman of the Year, Refinery29’s Beauty Innovator of the Year, WWD Beauty Inc Awards’ Influencer of the Year and has been nominated for three E! People’s Choice Awards. Aina made her Met Gala debut in 2021 and has been recently featured on the covers of Essence and The Knot, and profiles in Vanity Fair, Harper’s Bazaar, ELLE, Allure, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and more.

Mindset

Tabitha Brown

Living Free: A Fireside Chat with Rachel Rodgers

DAY & TIME TBA

CEO of Donna’s Recipe. Social media superstar. Food Network host. Multiple New York Times bestselling author. Emmy Award nominee. 

Tabitha Brown satisfies the hunger of millions with her unique approach to veganism and her wholesome, comedic personality. From teaching people new recipes, giving a word of wisdom or enjoying a good laugh, she has become “America’s Mom” to her 13 million plus followers.

The North Carolina born, Emmy-nominated actress, vegan food personality, mother and wife is a two-time, New York Times bestselling author, multi-NAACP Image Award Winner and received her honorary doctorate from the Savannah College of Art and Design. She has acted in notable theatrical features on major networks such as Showtime’s, “The Chi”, Executive produced and hosted Food Network’s first-ever, vegan cooking competition show, “It’s CompliPlated” and co-created and hosts her own Emmy-nominated children’s show, Tab Time.

Taking various business ventures by storm, she is the Co-founder and CEO of her own healthy haircare line Donna’s Recipe, has launched multi-category product lines with major retailer Target and never fails to bring sunshine to everyone’s kitchens with her signature McCormick seasonings blends and mixes…because that’s her business!

Above all, Tabitha teaches us about having faith, perseverance, paving our unique path to achieving dreams and being our authentic selves.

Volunteer

An integral part of the Millionaire Mindset is giving back. We’re giving #ROISUMMIT attendees the opportunity to pay it forward. Volunteer for a deserving non-profit based in Puerto Rico.

Podcasts

Yes, podcasts. At #ROISUMMIT we’ve sectioned off a portion of our event space to act as a high-caliber podcast studio. We will be hosting live recordings of popular podcasts like Farnoosh Torabi’s So Money and the Hello Seven Podcast. You’re invited!

Braindates

As you know, hundreds of powerful women, BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and other historically underrepresented entrepreneurs will be at #ROISUMMIT. We challenge you to connect with a few, one-on-one, with a braindate! Braindates are a more relaxed option for connecting, finding inspiration, and collaborating. It’s also the perfect way to step away from the large crowds and talk face-to-face with a potential Million Dollar bestie, client, or vendor you might have never met otherwise. Meet at the Braindate Cafe

Parties

Ain’t no party like an #ROISUMMIT party (or two!). This year, come meet, mingle, and dance at one (or all) of our special festivities. Meet you on the dance floor!

Mainstage

Our diverse lineup of speakers will guide you into becoming unstoppable. Prepare to receive a wealth (pun intended) of entrepreneurial wisdom gleaned from experience and grounded in down-to-earth truth. From Shmillie Sermons to powerhouse keynotes and celebrations, big mindset moves await. Learn more about this year’s speaker lineup here.

Breakouts

Dive into a range of workshops delivering the secret sauce on hard-hitting Million Dollar topics. Breakout sessions offer hands-on learning and brilliant step-by-step breakdowns on how to achieve your goals. This year’s topics range from scaling your product-based business, to curating a powerful workplace culture, to growing your brand with events, to jumping off the pyramid and into the flywheel. Start planning where you want to be. Check out our complete schedule below!

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On Sunday July 30th, we’re doing something we’ve never done before.

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