Check out our participants from the 2017 Season below.

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Meet Our Corporate Sponsors

Human Resource Learning Center

Human Resource Learning Center

Human Resource Learning Center

Human Resource Learning Center


Human Resource Learning Center, Inc. is a management consulting firm specializing in developing organizational solutions that address both staff and system requirements. This organization has led numerous efforts where it has designed and facilitated needs assessments and organizational development including staff interventions, work process improvements, and executive coaching, teaming.

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Women Offering Wealth

Women Offering Wealth

Women Offering Wealth

Women Offering Wealth


Women Offering Wealth is an organization geared around serving the community with a concentration on women and women minority businesses within the Maryland, DC and Virginia area. This organization offer education and training to Women on how to utilize W.O.W Wealth Principles.

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Butler-Armstead Consulting Solutions

Butler-Armstead Consulting Solutions

Butler-Armstead Consulting Solutions

Butler-Armstead Consulting Solutions


Butler Armstead Consulting Solutions is a consulting firm that consists of two Divisions – one specializing in Federal Government Contracting, and the other offering the full range of Human Resources Management Consulting services.

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A Family of Authors

A Family of Authors

A Family of Authors

A Family of Authors


A Family of Authors is a Publishing, Consulting, Author and Marketing collective designed service to help promote and elevate authors. The company helps aspiring writers and industry professionals leverage the power of many.

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JNF Enterprises

JNF Enterprises

JNF Enterprises

JNF Enterprises


JNF Enterprises, is a Distribution, Publishing and Business Consulting Firm, designed to provide Enlightening, Provocative, and Empowering books, Christian apparel, and 21st Century Entrepreneurship Techniques, through our emerging authors, progressive technology, and creative exposure.

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Meet Our Business Sponsors and Affiliates!

Acree Technology Services

Acree Technology Services

Acree Technology Services

Acree Technology Services


Mr. Acree’s organization provides program management and technology consulting services to various customers in the Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD metropolitan areas with clients such as government, commercial businesses and community service organizations and other private organizations.

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SHEPower Amabassador

SHEPower Amabassador

SHEPower Amabassador

SHEPower Amabassador


Arleana Waller is the founder of SHEPower. She is a Leadership and Personal Brand coach who has empowered thousands of individuals to find their brand voice and give power to their influence.

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Concerning Learning

Concerning Learning

Concerning Learning

Concerning Learning


Deadra Welcome if the founder of Concerning Learning, LLC. Deadra brings more than 20 years of experience as a learning strategist, business partner, program manager, performance consultant, facilitator, and instructional designer. She is a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance as well as a Certified Performance Consultant.

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Finding Your Destiny - Domestic Violence Shelter

Finding Your Destiny - Domestic Violence Shelter

Finding Your Destiny - Domestic Violence Shelter

Finding Your Destiny - Domestic Violence Shelter


Finding Your Destiny, Inc. a Non-profit Domestic Violence Shelter and Prevention Organization. Christy is an Activist for the mistreated and abused. Her goals are to serve all races and sexes no matter their orientation. Mrs. Johnson’s goals through societal transparency are to empower, transform, and rebuild the lives of women and teen girls through Finding Your Destiny, Inc.

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KW Couples Therapy

KW Couples Therapy

KW Couples Therapy

KW Couples Therapy


Kiaundra Jackson is the Visionary of KW Couples Therapy, and the Cofounder of KW Essential Services and Black Speakers Rock. She is a trusted and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist that gets results. As a graduate of Azusa Pacific University, she is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients.

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Myers Pharmacy Consultants

Myers Pharmacy Consultants

Myers Pharmacy Consultants

Myers Pharmacy Consultants


Russell is the visionary that brings a non conventional Pharmacy to our community. He brings over three years of clinical practice, and twenty-three years of retail pharmacy to create Myers Pharmacy Consultants.

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The EProduct.Net

The EProduct.Net

The EProduct.Net

The EProduct.Net


Leon Junior is the Founder of The EProduct.Net. Lee is the Transformational Speaker & life coach for this generation. He is shifting mindsets & enlarging territories with his “No Nonsense” message that is empowering young people across the globe.

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United Credit Education Services

United Credit Education Services

United Credit Education Services

United Credit Education Services


Ayonna Thompson is a National Sales Director with United Credit Education Services and owner of Better Credit Now. Her passion is increasing opportunities and making a difference in people’s lives. She focuses on consumer credit education and giving others a second chance at excellent credit.

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We Are One

We Are One

We Are One

We Are One


Andrea is the founder of the online talk show, We Are One, that focuses on educating, advocating, and highlighting mental health recovery and success. She is an accomplished writer, speaker, and peer mentor trainer, with a Master's Degree in Psychology, who strives to eliminate societal and personal stigma regarding mental health.

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Fuego Beats Media Group

Fuego Beats Media Group

Fuego Beats Media Group

Fuego Beats Media Group


Byren “Fuego Beats” Lloyd is a radio personality, producer, and anti-bullying advocate. Byren “Fuego Beats” Lloyd is, originally from New York and is a radio personality, producer, and anti-bullying advocate, In 2003 Byren and his best friend Michael “Egypt” Kirollos decided to collaborate and start creating music together.

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Melesha Holmes - GSA Consulting

Melesha Holmes - GSA Consulting

Melesha Holmes - GSA Consulting

Melesha Holmes - GSA Consulting


GSA Consulting is a virtual assistant dedicated to helping small businesses succeed in the realm of digital media and online marketing.

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Terri Nicole - Business Affliate

Terri Nicole - Business Affliate

Terri Nicole - Business Affliate

Terri Nicole - Business Affliate


Terri Nicole, Official ad voice for the 2017 Business Men and Women of Color Podcast Series. Terri specializes in eLearning and Corporate training, though she lends her voice to a variety of genres including TV and Radio commercials, explainers and apps.

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2017 BUSINESS MEN AND WOMEN OF COLOR PODCAST SPEAKER LINE-UP

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The Importance of Supporting Small Businesses

Leroy Mckenzie and Anne Alston

Leroy Mckenzie and Anne Alston

Leroy Mckenzie and Anne Alston

Leroy Mckenzie and Anne Alston


Leroy Mckenzie, Jr. of JNF Enterprises interviews Anne Alston, CEO of ALSTNTEC! Supporting another small business is critical to it’s operation and economic initiatives. We must make a conscious effort to support our small business owners and authors.This is a podcast you don’t want to miss!

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Career Development, Human Resources, On-Boarding, Recruitment, and Diversity

Alfreda T. Boney - Career Development and Recruitment Strategies

Alfreda T. Boney - Career Development and Recruitment Strategies

Alfreda T. Boney - Career Development and Recruitment Strategies

Alfreda T. Boney - Career Development and Recruitment Strategies


Alfreda T. Boney, CPRW is the Founder and Executive Director of Perfectly Suited Career Consulting, Inc. With over 12 years of career development expertise in Recruitment/Staffing, Workforce Development, and facilitation of career workshops, Alfreda has gained recognition as the “Go-To Guru of employment” to young and old alike.

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Charlene Collier - Best Practices to Small Business Employee Benefits

Charlene Collier - Best Practices to Small Business Employee Benefits

Charlene Collier - Best Practices to Small Business Employee Benefits

Charlene Collier - Best Practices to Small Business Employee Benefits


Charlene Collier is an Human Resources professional and Career Strategist with over 10-plus years of experience in various areas of human resources management, including employee relations, recruiting, talent management, change management and organizational development.

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Deadra Welcome - Workplace Training and Performance Consulting

Deadra Welcome - Workplace Training and Performance Consulting

Deadra Welcome - Workplace Training and Performance Consulting

Deadra Welcome - Workplace Training and Performance Consulting


Deadra Welcome, CPLP is the CEO/Founder of Concerning Learning, LLC. Deadra brings more than 20 years of experience as a learning strategist, business partner, program manager, performance consultant, facilitator, and instructional designer. She is a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance as well as a Certified Performance Consultant.

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Dr. Danielle Jenkins - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - STEM/IT

Dr. Danielle Jenkins - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - STEM/IT

Dr. Danielle Jenkins - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - STEM/IT

Dr. Danielle Jenkins - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - STEM/IT


Dr. Danielle Jenkins, President of Integrity Management and Consulting Group (Integrity MCG), an organization that develops innovative solutions utilizing technology to help organizations and their leaders thrive, is an advocate for Diversity and Inclusion in the IT/STEM industry.

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Hennither Gant - Onboarding and Professional Branding

Hennither Gant - Onboarding and Professional Branding

Hennither Gant - Onboarding and Professional Branding

Hennither Gant - Onboarding and Professional Branding


Hennither Gant is the Founder of Career-Image, LLC. A Human Resources expert with a decade of experience in recruitment, onboarding, performance management, employee relations and employment law in the non-profit, private, Fortune 500 and government sectors.

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Stacey Gordon - The Problem With Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace

Stacey Gordon - The Problem With Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace

Stacey Gordon - The Problem With Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace

Stacey Gordon - The Problem With Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace


Stacey A. Gordon, MBA is a creative problem solver, a dynamic and charismatic speaker, a resourceful career strategist. Stacey is the only person you want working with you whether you are seeking to enhance the diversity of your candidate pipeline or an individual seeking career advancement and personal success.

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Tana Session - The Importance of Human Resources

Tana Session - The Importance of Human Resources

Tana Session - The Importance of Human Resources

Tana Session - The Importance of Human Resources


Tana Session, MBA, PHR, GPHR, SHRM-SCP started her career in Human Resources as an administrative assistant to the Director of Personnel at Ernst & Young in the mid-90s. Since then, she realized that the field of human resources was a passion for her. Over the years, she has held almost every position imaginable while building her resume and expertise in the profession.

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Medical, Health and Wellness

Colette Ellis - Balancing Family and Work and Re-awakening Your Inner Child

Colette Ellis - Balancing Family and Work and Re-awakening Your Inner Child

Colette Ellis - Balancing Family and Work and Re-awakening Your Inner Child

Colette Ellis - Balancing Family and Work and Re-awakening Your Inner Child


Colette Ellis is an author, coach and transformational speaker on mindfulness, motivation, and workplace culture. As founder of InStep Consulting, Colette has traveled the globe facilitating learning for leaders from countries including Australia, Botswana, Bulgaria, Chile, Lithuania, Mexico, Poland, and Vietnam.

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Eugene Poole - Obamacare: The Real Affordable Healthcare Act

Eugene Poole - Obamacare: The Real Affordable Healthcare Act

Eugene Poole - Obamacare: The Real Affordable Healthcare Act

Eugene Poole - Obamacare: The Real Affordable Healthcare Act


Eugene Poole is a Senior Level Healthcare Executive with more than 30 years providing strategic management and training for healthcare insurance executives supporting cost effective family and group health care compliant solutions for commercial companies He also provides Senior Level Program Management Health Care Information Technology solutions for the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid (CMS).

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Jennifer Garcia - Healing the Mind Body Connection

Jennifer Garcia - Healing the Mind Body Connection

Jennifer Garcia - Healing the Mind Body Connection

Jennifer Garcia - Healing the Mind Body Connection


Jennifer Garcia is Founder of Spiritual Spectra, a spiritual and holistic healing practice offering an array of services that increase wellness through the mind-body-spirit connection.

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Dr. Maria Graham - Sadness Behind Six Figures and Small Business Consulting Services

Dr. Maria Graham - Sadness Behind Six Figures and Small Business Consulting Services

Dr. Maria Graham - Sadness Behind Six Figures and Small Business Consulting Services

Dr. Maria Graham - Sadness Behind Six Figures and Small Business Consulting Services


Dr. Maria Graham has more than eight years of experience as a Pharmacy Manager with high profile organizations. She is highly skilled in staff leadership, community outreach, resource management and health and safety requirements. Over the years she has used her management and leadership skills to help individuals discover their true passion and turn that passion into Profit.

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Dr. Nate Guyton - Nursing and More: You Can Do It All

Dr. Nate Guyton - Nursing and More: You Can Do It All

Dr. Nate Guyton - Nursing and More: You Can Do It All

Dr. Nate Guyton - Nursing and More: You Can Do It All


Dr. Nat’e Guyton is the CEO of SNG Enterprises, LLC, and Professor at Walden University. Nat'e is a dynamic and compelling keynote speaker, entrepreneur, author, real estate investor, registered nurse, advocate, mentor, and advisor on leadership, mentorship, trust, and high performance. Nat’e has won numerous awards, including the John L. Geoghehan Leadership Award.

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Russell Myers - Stressing the Importance of Diabetic Care

Russell Myers - Stressing the Importance of Diabetic Care

Russell Myers - Stressing the Importance of Diabetic Care

Russell Myers - Stressing the Importance of Diabetic Care


Russell is the visionary that brings a non conventional Pharmacy to our community. He brings over three years of clinical practice, and twenty-three years of retail pharmacy to create Myers Pharmacy Consultants.

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Tiffini Holmes - Managing Human Communications and Transforming Your Life with 4% of Your Day

Tiffini Holmes - Managing Human Communications and Transforming Your Life with 4% of Your Day

Tiffini Holmes - Managing Human Communications and Transforming Your Life with 4% of Your Day

Tiffini Holmes - Managing Human Communications and Transforming Your Life with 4% of Your Day


Tiffini Holmes, owner of Total Transformation Wellness Coaching, is an American Council on Exercise (ACE) certified Health Coach and has more than 15 years of coaching in the human resources field. She is an ideal coach in the areas of wellness, leadership, personal development, and problem solving.

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Fashion and Beauty

Christopher Crossley - The Modern Connoisseur

Christopher Crossley - The Modern Connoisseur

Christopher Crossley - The Modern Connoisseur

Christopher Crossley - The Modern Connoisseur


The Modern Connoisseur is the evolution of the connoisseur; he is a gentleman, he is a man in today’s world that has to be a jack of all trades and master of few.

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Mala Rhodes - Serving Humanity Through Conscious Haircare

Mala Rhodes - Serving Humanity Through Conscious Haircare

Mala Rhodes - Serving Humanity Through Conscious Haircare

Mala Rhodes - Serving Humanity Through Conscious Haircare


Mala Rhodes is the Founder and Creator of AfroVeda Haircare Products. AfroVeda began as a dream...to make the world conscious of the importance of quality ingredients, one curl at a time. You see, we are all about conscious hair care - being conscious that every ingredient we use in our products will have a positive effect on the people who use them.

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Tajiri Brackens - Health and Wellness - The Beauty Within

Tajiri Brackens - Health and Wellness - The Beauty Within

Tajiri Brackens - Health and Wellness - The Beauty Within

Tajiri Brackens - Health and Wellness - The Beauty Within


Tajiri Brackens is a professional Healthy Skin Care Expert and the Fundraising Chair for the Buffalo Soldiers of West Point Association. Tajiri Brackens is a Texas native currently residing in Houston, Texas. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Texas Southern University. Tiger Pride!

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Politics, Government, and Legal Services

Candace Simpson - The Power of Mediation

Candace Simpson - The Power of Mediation

Candace Simpson - The Power of Mediation

Candace Simpson - The Power of Mediation


Candace Simpson has been a champion for Alternative Dispute Resolution for many years. Over the years, she has successfully mediated a myriad of cases with issues ranging from employment, landlord- tenant, contract, credit and finances disputes to all forms of family relationships, and cohabitation issues.

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Candies Kotchapaw - The Politics of Social Work

Candies Kotchapaw - The Politics of Social Work

Candies Kotchapaw - The Politics of Social Work

Candies Kotchapaw - The Politics of Social Work


Candies Kotchapaw is a Master of Social Work graduate from York University in Toronto, Canada. She is an emerging researcher whose interests look at the issues of race relations in Canada. Candies has written The Politics of Social Work: Do Racialized Social Workers belong in the Practice Space of Public Policy Development?

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Everett Browning - Military, Cybersecurity, and Small Business Government Contracting

Everett Browning - Military, Cybersecurity, and Small Business Government Contracting

Everett Browning - Military, Cybersecurity, and Small Business Government Contracting

Everett Browning - Military, Cybersecurity, and Small Business Government Contracting


Everett Browning is the Vice President of Mentoring for the 100 Black Men of Prince George's County, Inc., and serve as Senior Vice-President for a veteran-owned minority business which provides program and financial oversight to Department of Defense and Intelligence Community agencies.

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Granville Templeton, III - Best Practices to Obtain Legal Services for Small Businesses

Granville Templeton, III - Best Practices to Obtain Legal Services for Small Businesses

Granville Templeton, III - Best Practices to Obtain Legal Services for Small Businesses

Granville Templeton, III - Best Practices to Obtain Legal Services for Small Businesses


Granville Templeton, III is the owner of Templeton Law firm and the founder of MyLawNow. Mr. Templeton is an accomplished business attorney with experience in business and concept development. Mr. Templeton leads by utilizing his market insight and innate abilities to galvanize talent, inspire innovation in the legal technology sector and guide the MyLawNow team to its unified strategic vision.

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Lewana Harris - Getting Heated Up Over Criminal Justice Reform

Lewana Harris - Getting Heated Up Over Criminal Justice Reform

Lewana Harris - Getting Heated Up Over Criminal Justice Reform

Lewana Harris - Getting Heated Up Over Criminal Justice Reform


Lewana Harris is committed and determined to helping prepare the next generation of leaders with a strong passion and urgency to help young children and families. By day, Lewana serves as the training specialist with a reputable company in Tulsa, OK. She was also previously employed with Fulton County Superior Court in Atlanta, GA as a Pretrial Services Officer.

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Non-Profit, Ministry and Philanthropy Services

Joan Henry - Change your Mindset to Achieve the Impossible

Joan Henry - Change your Mindset to Achieve the Impossible

Joan Henry - Change your Mindset to Achieve the Impossible

Joan Henry - Change your Mindset to Achieve the Impossible


Joan is a Professional Success Coach, Trainer, Entrepreneur, Published Author, International Radio Personality, Founder and President of the Women’s Entrepreneur Expo, (WEE) LLC, and Executive Director of RESA for Women.

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Nicole Smith & Kithy Ranga - Women Offering WEALTH

Nicole Smith & Kithy Ranga - Women Offering WEALTH

Nicole Smith & Kithy Ranga - Women Offering WEALTH

Nicole Smith & Kithy Ranga - Women Offering WEALTH


Women Offering Wealth is an organization geared around serving the community with a concentration on women and women minority businesses within the Maryland, DC and Virginia area. These two remarkable women through their organization offer education and training to Women on how to utilize W.O.W Wealth Principles.

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Reginald Gant - Serve Yourself to Greatness

Reginald Gant - Serve Yourself to Greatness

Reginald Gant - Serve Yourself to Greatness

Reginald Gant - Serve Yourself to Greatness


Reginald Gant is a child of God and man of many dreams who is out to serve the masses. In fact, his organization SERVE, LLC works to teach everyone, especially men, how to seek excellence, respect and value every day (SERVE). He is also the author of two published books entitled, “Serve Yourself to Greatness” and “Serve Your Children to Greatness.”

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Reverend Sylvia M. Ball - The Call to Ministry

Reverend Sylvia M. Ball - The Call to Ministry

Reverend Sylvia M. Ball - The Call to Ministry

Reverend Sylvia M. Ball - The Call to Ministry


Reverend Sylvia M. Ball, Pastor of Sweet Union Baptist Church, Roanoke, Virginia Pastor Sylvia is honored to serve as the first female pastor of the historic Sweet Union Baptist Church in Roanoke, Virginia. She is sought after as a preacher, teacher and revivalist.

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Vicki L. Jones - Bahari Sisters and Bethesda Arts

Vicki L. Jones - Bahari Sisters and Bethesda Arts

Vicki L. Jones - Bahari Sisters and Bethesda Arts

Vicki L. Jones - Bahari Sisters and Bethesda Arts


Vicki retired from the State of Maryland in 2016, having served Maryland constituents for over seventeen years. She is excited to be able to devote her time to the two non-profit organizations which she founded, Bahari Sisters Inc. and Bethesda Arts Inc.

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Cybersecurity, Engineering, Science and Technology

Charles Acree - Systems Engineering, Cybersecurity, and Digital Design

Charles Acree - Systems Engineering, Cybersecurity, and Digital Design

Charles Acree - Systems Engineering, Cybersecurity, and Digital Design

Charles Acree - Systems Engineering, Cybersecurity, and Digital Design


Charles has over 25 years of comprehensive Enterprise Information Technology experience providing executive and program management technical directions and solutions for the delivery of innovative government, commercial and small business enterprise process enhancements in the Information Technology Areas of Information Assurance, Systems Security and Data Center Management.

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Renaldi Gondosubroto - The Internet of Things

Renaldi Gondosubroto - The Internet of Things

Renaldi Gondosubroto - The Internet of Things

Renaldi Gondosubroto - The Internet of Things


Renaldi Gondosubroto is the CEO and Founder of GReS Studio, a company that promotes the Internet of Things concept through its innovations to solve problems within the community.

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Public Speaking: Motivation/Empowerment/Inspiration

Andre St. George - Public Speaking Tell Your Story

Andre St. George - Public Speaking Tell Your Story

Andre St. George - Public Speaking Tell Your Story

Andre St. George - Public Speaking Tell Your Story


Andre St. George is a motivation and professional speaker, trainer and mentor that has followed his entrepreneurial journey into delivering a message filled with empowerment that ignites others to believe in their own potential. Andre is also credited to dedicating his life to lead, innovate, and inspire others to manifest their dreams and execute their passions.

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Arleana Waller - SHEPower Amabassador

Arleana Waller - SHEPower Amabassador

Arleana Waller - SHEPower Amabassador

Arleana Waller - SHEPower Amabassador


Arleana Waller is the founder of SHEPower. She is a Leadership and Personal Brand coach who has empowered thousands of individuals to find their brand voice and give power to their influence. Arleana personifies creativity, entrepreneurship and leadership, as founder and owner of brands such as SHEPower Socialites, SHEPower Foundation, and BakersfieldBlack.

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Brian Olds - Public and Professional Speaking

Brian Olds - Public and Professional Speaking

Brian Olds - Public and Professional Speaking

Brian Olds - Public and Professional Speaking


Audiences are quickly energized by Brian James Olds, a native son of Baltimore, Maryland. Brian timidly began his journey into the world of speaking in 2006, delivering his very first speech in the Morgan State University Toastmasters Club. He pushed himself through his sweaty palms, shaking voice to find a standing ovation waiting for him at the conclusion of the speech.

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Brian Peay - Speaking to the Subconscious and Conscious Mind

Brian Peay - Speaking to the Subconscious and Conscious Mind

Brian Peay - Speaking to the Subconscious and Conscious Mind

Brian Peay - Speaking to the Subconscious and Conscious Mind


Brian Peay is a motivational speaker, mentor and community servant based out of the Charlotte Mecklenburg area. His purpose is to make a difference by whatever means he feel necessary through educating and empowering utilizing the power of positive dialect and help them find their purpose using subconscious information and conscious efforts to live a life of abundance.

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Dominique Brightmon - Going North, Tips and Tricks to Advance Yourself

Dominique Brightmon - Going North, Tips and Tricks to Advance Yourself

Dominique Brightmon - Going North, Tips and Tricks to Advance Yourself

Dominique Brightmon - Going North, Tips and Tricks to Advance Yourself


In his early childhood, Dominique was raised in the church where he was taught fundamental life lessons and received a head start with public speaking. This early start lead him to winning 3rd place at a state level speech competition during grade school. While in high school, Dominique took a summer job at a public library to gain experience.

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Jairrod A. Burch - Discover What You Were Designed To Be

Jairrod A. Burch - Discover What You Were Designed To Be

Jairrod A. Burch - Discover What You Were Designed To Be

Jairrod A. Burch - Discover What You Were Designed To Be


Jairrod A Burch is one of the most impactful voices of inspiration emerging in our world. His passion and desire is to awake and help define the true power we possess when we discover how valuable we are within. “Our purpose in this life is preserved inside of the value we have upon our lives” Speaking value into the lives of millions across the globe.

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Leon Junior - Getting Heated Over Transformational Speaking

Leon Junior - Getting Heated Over Transformational Speaking

Leon Junior - Getting Heated Over Transformational Speaking

Leon Junior - Getting Heated Over Transformational Speaking


“If you’re reading this, you must have a purpose in life. Go Get It!” These are the widely acclaimed words of transformational speaker Leon Thurston. life’s challenges, early childhood abandonment, educational failures, homelessness, and depression, Leon manages to live his everyday life according to one simple truth, You get whatever you tolerate in life.

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Paul Garwood - Finding Your Purpose to Live a Content Life

Paul Garwood - Finding Your Purpose to Live a Content Life

Paul Garwood - Finding Your Purpose to Live a Content Life

Paul Garwood - Finding Your Purpose to Live a Content Life


Paul is a Holistic Heath Speaker, Holistic Health Coach, Author, Staff Writer, and Instructor. He is here to guide you in your vision, voice, and creative power to impact your life, business, family, community and beyond. His work is dedicated to creating a world where smart and driven clients make lasting changes in their lives.

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Richard Adams - Turning an Opportunity into Entrepreneurship

Richard Adams - Turning an Opportunity into Entrepreneurship

Richard Adams - Turning an Opportunity into Entrepreneurship

Richard Adams - Turning an Opportunity into Entrepreneurship


Life is what you make it, so make something happen! Having been fired from every job he has ever had, Richard did just that, he made something happen! Growing up the youngest and only boy of the family, Richard always had a point to prove and a voice to be heard.

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Finance, Business Funding and Tax/Accounting

Erica Booth - Small Business Tax and Accounting

Erica Booth - Small Business Tax and Accounting

Erica Booth - Small Business Tax and Accounting

Erica Booth - Small Business Tax and Accounting


Erica has more than a decade of experience specializing in finance and small business taxes. Erica is a 2006 graduate of Temple University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. She has earned a MBA in Finance from Wilmington University in 2012.

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Leroy Allen - Business Credit and Funding

Leroy Allen - Business Credit and Funding

Leroy Allen - Business Credit and Funding

Leroy Allen - Business Credit and Funding


Leroy Allen is the CEO and Founder of the Life Enhancement Consulting Group located in Pikesville Maryland. The Life Enhancement Consulting Group is a consulting and coaching firm that offer training in leadership, sales, customer service, team building, as well as provide mentoring to youth, young adults, and small to large companies.

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Will Owens - Youth and Money

Will Owens - Youth and Money

Will Owens - Youth and Money

Will Owens - Youth and Money


Will Owens is a 26 year old millennial that is one of the top business networkers and Financial Literacy Subject Matter Experts in the world. He is known as the Millennial Money Mentor He has earned his insurance and investment licenses in order to educate others on money and how to use it to gain wealth.

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Personal Development/Self-Confidence Building

Andrea Landry-Brown - Real Talk About Mental Wellness Success

Andrea Landry-Brown - Real Talk About Mental Wellness Success

Andrea Landry-Brown - Real Talk About Mental Wellness Success

Andrea Landry-Brown - Real Talk About Mental Wellness Success


Andrea is an accomplished writer, national speaker, mentor, mental health advocate, and talk show host. ​Andrea published her novel, Affairs to Remember with Publish America, and has self published What’s In A Name? and The Crazy Conversation workbooks that are the catalyst for her mental health workshops of the same name. She is currently wrapping up her autobiography.

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Ayonna Thompson - Doing Right With Your Personal Credit

Ayonna Thompson - Doing Right With Your Personal Credit

Ayonna Thompson - Doing Right With Your Personal Credit

Ayonna Thompson - Doing Right With Your Personal Credit


A high credit score is becoming more and more of a necessity every day. Having less than perfect credit denies many people the ability to purchase the items they desire. It prevents them from being able to rent apartments, buy homes, cars and other consumer goods and services. Ayonna’s goal is to restore purchasing power so people can buy a home, start or expand a business.

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Christy Johnson - Do Your Part to Prevent Domestic Violence

Christy Johnson - Do Your Part to Prevent Domestic Violence

Christy Johnson - Do Your Part to Prevent Domestic Violence

Christy Johnson - Do Your Part to Prevent Domestic Violence


Christy is an Activist for the mistreated and abused. Her goals are to serve all races and sexes no matter their orientation. Mrs. Johnson’s goals through societal transparency are to empower, transform, and rebuild the lives of women and teen girls through Finding Your Destiny, Inc. and by using GOD’S word to teach about Domestic Violence and Suicide.

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Dr. Gayle Haynes -The Conduct of Kings

Dr. Gayle Haynes -The Conduct of Kings

Dr. Gayle Haynes -The Conduct of Kings

Dr. Gayle Haynes -The Conduct of Kings


Dr. Gail Hayes is a Thought Leader, Executive Leadership Coach and international communicator who helps others discover the power of identity and collaboration. A powerful collaborator and connector, she is also gifted at gender communication; interpreting the language of men for women and the language of women for men, and helping her clients to form powerful, positive relationships.

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Kiaundra Jackson - Promoting Communication, Intimacy and Money in Relationships

Kiaundra Jackson - Promoting Communication, Intimacy and Money in Relationships

Kiaundra Jackson - Promoting Communication, Intimacy and Money in Relationships

Kiaundra Jackson - Promoting Communication, Intimacy and Money in Relationships


Born and raised in California, Kiaundra Jackson holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Azusa Pacific University. Through her early work, she discovered the importance of having healthy relationships. From that point on, she chose to specialize in helping couples strengthen and repair their relationships.

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Dominique Quarles - Fighting for Moms Better Living

Dominique Quarles - Fighting for Moms Better Living

Dominique Quarles - Fighting for Moms Better Living

Dominique Quarles - Fighting for Moms Better Living


Dominique is a Personal Development and Relationship Transformation Coach with an MBA who built and sold a 6-figure online business and enjoyed lots of success as a business analyst. She also have a certification in NLP, which aids in my scientific strategies of transformation. Additionally, She teaches women how to tap into their authenticity, create self-love and care for their health.

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Rashad Mills - Helping Our Young Men Overcome Mental Illness

Rashad Mills - Helping Our Young Men Overcome Mental Illness

Rashad Mills - Helping Our Young Men Overcome Mental Illness

Rashad Mills - Helping Our Young Men Overcome Mental Illness


Rashad’s energetic personality is contagious, captivating, and consistently inspiring. Whether Rashad is lighting up a stage or brightening up your screen, his desire to connect passion and purpose through spirituality is evident. Mr. Mills has an innate responsibility to share his knowledge with the world and positively motivate others.

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HBCUs and Academic Advising

Johnny Brownlee - Getting Out of Our Own Way - The Degradation of Student Organizations

Johnny Brownlee - Getting Out of Our Own Way - The Degradation of Student Organizations

Johnny Brownlee - Getting Out of Our Own Way - The Degradation of Student Organizations

Johnny Brownlee - Getting Out of Our Own Way - The Degradation of Student Organizations


Johnny “Slin-K” Brownlee is from Pompano Beach, Florida. Affectionately called Slin-K “The Renaissance Man” by professional colleagues, because he does so many things well, and has a diverse array of knowledge and experiences. He is also the author of “Getting In Our Own Way: The Degradation of Student Organizations”.

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Marquis Taylor - Helping Student Make the Right Degree Choice

Marquis Taylor - Helping Student Make the Right Degree Choice

Marquis Taylor - Helping Student Make the Right Degree Choice

Marquis Taylor - Helping Student Make the Right Degree Choice


An educator by trade, Marquis Taylor has devoted his professional career to advocating on behalf of students from marginalized and underserved backgrounds. He currently holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Wayne State University (2009) and Master of Arts Degree in Higher Education Student Affairs from Eastern Michigan University.

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Nikki Taylor - Stand Up and Speak Out for Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Nikki Taylor - Stand Up and Speak Out for Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Nikki Taylor - Stand Up and Speak Out for Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Nikki Taylor - Stand Up and Speak Out for Historically Black Colleges and Universities


It would be difficult to find a woman who embodies that positive spirit more than public speaker and educator Nikki Shaun Taylor. Taylor is a woman who has devoted her considerable abilities to bringing awareness to the Black community regarding the importance and significance of Historically Black Colleges & Universities. Local communities have met her panel discussions with extreme enthusiasm.

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Music, TV/Radio and Entertainment

Byren Lloyd - Uncovering Hidden Talents Through Music and Radio

Byren Lloyd - Uncovering Hidden Talents Through Music and Radio

Byren Lloyd - Uncovering Hidden Talents Through Music and Radio

Byren Lloyd - Uncovering Hidden Talents Through Music and Radio


Byren “Fuego Beats” Lloyd is, originally from New York and is a radio personality, producer, and anti-bullying advocate, In 2003 Byren and his best friend Michael “Egypt” Kirollos decided to collaborate and start creating music together.

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Darieth Chisolm - Hustle and Heart Your Way to a Better Life

Darieth Chisolm - Hustle and Heart Your Way to a Better Life

Darieth Chisolm - Hustle and Heart Your Way to a Better Life

Darieth Chisolm - Hustle and Heart Your Way to a Better Life


Darieth Chisolm is an Emmy Award-winning television personality, former NBC News Anchor, entrepreneur, author, speaker and life and business coach. A multimedia strategist with more than 25 years of experience in television and online media and entrepreneurship, she is the go-to expert for existing business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs who are looking to gain clarity and visibility.

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Mark Hayes - Digital Influence in the Media on our Youth and Small Businesses

Mark Hayes - Digital Influence in the Media on our Youth and Small Businesses

Mark Hayes - Digital Influence in the Media on our Youth and Small Businesses

Mark Hayes - Digital Influence in the Media on our Youth and Small Businesses


Mark D. Hayes, News Anchor for WLWT TV. Mark brings nearly three decades of television experience to Cincinnati’s WLWT News 5 along with a couple of Emmy nominations and a passion for community service.

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Samuel Tatum - Creating Solutions for the Urban Community and Small Businesses

Samuel Tatum - Creating Solutions for the Urban Community and Small Businesses

Samuel Tatum - Creating Solutions for the Urban Community and Small Businesses

Samuel Tatum - Creating Solutions for the Urban Community and Small Businesses


Samuel Tatum, Jr. has worked in the media sales industry for 17 years. Passionate about marketing, sales, and solutions he has worked in several capacities in both Baltimore, and Washington, DC. Having built a reputation as an enthusiastic leader, creative thinker, problem solver, and strategic planner.

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Willie Kirby and Cise - Using Music and TV to Empower Small Businesses

Willie Kirby and Cise - Using Music and TV to Empower Small Businesses

Willie Kirby and Cise - Using Music and TV to Empower Small Businesses

Willie Kirby and Cise - Using Music and TV to Empower Small Businesses


With a creative eye and ear for art, music, and photography Willie “Wink” Kirby and Cise are the creators behind the arising Web/TV show that highlights entrepreneurs’ products, services, skills and accomplishments called “Masters of the Hustle” and CISE TV.

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Marketing, Branding, Public Relations and Event Planning

Jonll Boyd - Event Planning and Design

Jonll Boyd - Event Planning and Design

Jonll Boyd - Event Planning and Design

Jonll Boyd - Event Planning and Design


Jon’ll Boyd enjoyed a successful career in sales and marketing before embarking on her venture, as the CEO of Completely Yours Events and co-author of HLIC-Head Ladies In Charge. Jon’ll educational background and corporate planning experience led her to the fateful decision to pursue her own business after being unexpectedly downsized from her corporate career.

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LaKesha Womack - Best Practices to Creating a Business Plan

LaKesha Womack - Best Practices to Creating a Business Plan

LaKesha Womack - Best Practices to Creating a Business Plan

LaKesha Womack - Best Practices to Creating a Business Plan


Womack Consulting Group, a firm that specializes in working with small business owners and individuals to help them achieve their professional goals. The firm offers Business Development, Brand Management, Community Planning, Graphic Design, Not for Profit Organization, Web and Mobile App Design, and Political Strategy services.

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Leslie Green - Best Practices to Small Business PR Marketing

Leslie Green - Best Practices to Small Business PR Marketing

Leslie Green - Best Practices to Small Business PR Marketing

Leslie Green - Best Practices to Small Business PR Marketing


Leslie also has more than 12 years of experience as a communication and public relations professional, serving in both the public and private sector. Most recently, Leslie served as the Director of Communications for the Office of Motion Picture and Television Development (MPTD) for the Government of the District of Columbia.

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Sahar Andrade - Cultural Competence and Cross-Cultural Marketing

Sahar Andrade - Cultural Competence and Cross-Cultural Marketing

Sahar Andrade - Cultural Competence and Cross-Cultural Marketing

Sahar Andrade - Cultural Competence and Cross-Cultural Marketing


Sahar Andrade, MB.BCh is a Diversity, Global Leadership & Culture Competence Speaker/ Consultant, certified as an E-marketer and Social Media Strategist. She holds a dual Bachelors of Medicine, and Surgery, Major in Psychiatry from Cairo University; and successfully completed a Mastery of HR Studies Certificate Program.

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Publishing and Authorprenuers

Markeida Johnson - Dead Dad Its Me

Markeida Johnson - Dead Dad Its Me

Markeida Johnson - Dead Dad Its Me

Markeida Johnson - Dead Dad Its Me


Dear Dad, It's Me is a book that is a soul-stirring, life-changing story of her life growing up without a father. She is transparent with her experiences of rejection, molestation, rape, and self-hate. With great determination to be free from the anguish of her past life, she learns how to forgive herself, her father, and those who caused her pain.

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Reginald Grant - Win-Win with Education and Leveraging Intellectual Property Knowledge

Reginald Grant - Win-Win with Education and Leveraging Intellectual Property Knowledge

Reginald Grant - Win-Win with Education and Leveraging Intellectual Property Knowledge

Reginald Grant - Win-Win with Education and Leveraging Intellectual Property Knowledge


Reginald Grant, MSEd is an English Teacher, author, speaker, and leading expert on Reaching and Teaching African American and other urban youth. As former NFL player for the New York Jets, he also finds time to serve on several boards of national organizations working with youth. He is the author of “Thoughts of An Urban Teacher” (2017), “Effective Mentoring in the 21st Century” (2017).

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Dr. Sharon Porter - Next in Line To Lead and The MLM Book

Dr. Sharon Porter - Next in Line To Lead and The MLM Book

Dr. Sharon Porter - Next in Line To Lead and The MLM Book

Dr. Sharon Porter - Next in Line To Lead and The MLM Book


Sharon is the creator and author of the Next In Line to Lead book series and the author of the ebook, The Power of Networking. She is a contributing author for The MLM Book: The Business of the 21st Century, Women On A Mission: Sisterhood of Stories, and The 3 P’s of Success: Purpose, Passion, Profit, and the upcoming From Broken to Booked, and Renegotiating Greatness.

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Teresa Hamilton - Using Joint Program Research to Build Your Business

Teresa Hamilton - Using Joint Program Research to Build Your Business

Teresa Hamilton - Using Joint Program Research to Build Your Business

Teresa Hamilton - Using Joint Program Research to Build Your Business


Ms. Hamilton managed large scale surveys for the Centers for Disease Control, Environmental Protection Agency, and National Center for Health Statistics and the Washington Post. She also helped to create and assisted with the start-up of the only center that trains government personnel in survey research techniques (Joint Program in Survey Methodology).

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Y.M. Sheree - Fighting to Write and Love

Y.M. Sheree - Fighting to Write and Love

Y.M. Sheree - Fighting to Write and Love

Y.M. Sheree - Fighting to Write and Love


Y. M. Sheree is an Army veteran who currently resides in Portsmouth, Virginia and author of Fantasy Island, Purple Haze and The Switch Up. She is a proud mother of two daughters, one a CNA and currently in College and the other is serving in the U.S. Army. A graduate of Colorado Technical University she has received two MBAs, one in Business Administration and the other in Project Management.

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2016 BMWOC Podcast Participants

Anne Alston - Consulting and Marketing

Anne Alston - Consulting and Marketing

Anne Alston - Consulting and Marketing

Anne Alston - Consulting and Marketing


Anne Alston, CEO/Founder of ALSTNTEC, LLC shares with you her tips and best practices to consulting and marketing.

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Angie Toney - Financial Wealth - Managing Money 101

Angie Toney - Financial Wealth - Managing Money 101

Angie Toney - Financial Wealth - Managing Money 101

Angie Toney - Financial Wealth - Managing Money 101


Angie Toney is an entrepreneur serving clients as a health and wealth professional in the DC area. She recently left the corporate world to follow her passion to help others realize their dream of entrepreneurship.

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Alise Little - Heathcare - SkinCare Fitness Gods Way

Alise Little - Heathcare - SkinCare Fitness Gods Way

Alise Little - Heathcare - SkinCare Fitness Gods Way

Alise Little - Heathcare - SkinCare Fitness Gods Way


Healthcare of your skin is just as important as the health of running your business. Your appearance does affect your business, so why not take care of your skin? Our amazing guest speaker will give us fitness tips for our skin God's way.

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Cedric Strayhorn - Technology - IT Transition

Cedric Strayhorn - Technology - IT Transition

Cedric Strayhorn - Technology - IT Transition

Cedric Strayhorn - Technology - IT Transition


If you want to know how to effectively changes careers to the field of Technology, tune in to this podcast! This amazing speaker will share his experiences on how he transitioned from an Assistant Manager to an IT Business Developer working with 3rd largest IT company in the country.

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Chris Daniels - Business Services - Project Management

Chris Daniels - Business Services - Project Management

Chris Daniels - Business Services - Project Management

Chris Daniels - Business Services - Project Management


Chris Daniel, a Georgia native, is the PMP Certification Guru and The Consultant in Jeans. His unique ability to make the difficult understandable in corporate settings, as well as casual talks has allowed him to work with the Top companies around the globe!

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Delana Oliver - Health and Wellness - Yoga

Delana Oliver - Health and Wellness - Yoga

Delana Oliver - Health and Wellness - Yoga

Delana Oliver - Health and Wellness - Yoga


Health and Wellness is an intricate part of having a health professional life. Yoga is another platform you can use to ensure that you are stress-free, happy and productive. So take away the excuse and get into a yoga class that will help you relieve your stress and bodily aches.

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Jahzara, the Savvy Diva (Authors Cafe)

Jahzara, the Savvy Diva (Authors Cafe)

Jahzara, the Savvy Diva (Authors Cafe)

Jahzara, the Savvy Diva (Authors Cafe)


This witty young lady will definitely entertain you with her newest novels and quirky thoughts. So, if you are ready to laugh and have a great time, tune in and share with your friends! Jahzara, the Savvy Diva is the author of If These Shoes Could Talk: The Awakening and Savvy Diva’s Take On…44 Days of Random Thoughts and Observations.

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James L. Nathan, III - The Power of Self-Publishing

James L. Nathan, III - The Power of Self-Publishing

James L. Nathan, III - The Power of Self-Publishing

James L. Nathan, III - The Power of Self-Publishing


James Lee Nathan III (JLN3), is the self-published author of two novels and nine novellas, spanning many speculative fiction sub-genres. JLN3 is best known for his scifi erotic crime drama series Robert Manis and No Brakes, both of which are bestsellers

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Jennifer Garcia - Managing Stress

Jennifer Garcia - Managing Stress

Jennifer Garcia - Managing Stress

Jennifer Garcia - Managing Stress


Jennifer Garcia is the owner of Spiritual Spectra, a spiritual and holistic healing practice offering an array of services that increase wellness through the mind-body-spirit connection. Jennifer was born with Psychic, Intuitive and Empathic abilities. She is also Certified Energy Healer and uses her abilities to promote Energy Healing.

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Joan Henry - The Power of a Positive Mindset

Joan Henry - The Power of a Positive Mindset

Joan Henry - The Power of a Positive Mindset

Joan Henry - The Power of a Positive Mindset


Joan is a Professional Success Coach, Trainer, Entrepreneur, Published Author, International Radio Personality, Founder and President of the Women’s Entrepreneur Expo, LLC (WEE), and Dynamic Speaker. Joan’s interactive approach as a speaker goes beyond being motivational.

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Jovan Hightower - The Power of Writing (Authors Cafe)

Jovan Hightower - The Power of Writing (Authors Cafe)

Jovan Hightower - The Power of Writing (Authors Cafe)

Jovan Hightower - The Power of Writing (Authors Cafe)


Jovan “C.J.” Hightower was born in Portsmouth, Virginia in the late 1960’s. The youngest of four, his father was a professor of military science and his mother a high school teacher. At a young age C.J. learned of his writing skills by constructing love poems for his childhood sweetheart.

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Ret. Brigadier General Julia J. Cleckley - A Promise Fulfilled

Ret. Brigadier General Julia J. Cleckley - A Promise Fulfilled

Ret. Brigadier General Julia J. Cleckley - A Promise Fulfilled

Ret. Brigadier General Julia J. Cleckley - A Promise Fulfilled


Brigadier General (Ret.) Julia J. Cleckley began her military career after high school in the Women’s Army Corps (WAC). In 1976, she was commissioned as a First Lieutenant in the Adjutant General’s Corps with the 42nd Infantry Division in New York City.

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Kathrin Shenk - Free Your Space

Kathrin Shenk - Free Your Space

Kathrin Shenk - Free Your Space

Kathrin Shenk - Free Your Space


Kathrin Shenk is the owner of FreeYourSpace, LLC, a professional de-cluttering and organizing company serving suburban Maryland. Kathrin came to the United States back from Germany in the 90's on a university scholarship and loved it so much that she decided to stay.

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Leroy Mckenzie - Men and Leadership

Leroy Mckenzie - Men and Leadership

Leroy Mckenzie - Men and Leadership

Leroy Mckenzie - Men and Leadership


Mr. Mckenzie has written two books of poetry, which have been featured on Heaven 600’s poetry café; a business finance book entitled "The Customer Is Not Always Right: A Common Sense Guide To Establishing A Strong and Flourishing Business," a book on entrepreneurship entitled "Young & Gifted: The New Generation of Entrepreneurship,"

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Louise Yale - Pre-Paid Legal Services

Louise Yale - Pre-Paid Legal Services

Louise Yale - Pre-Paid Legal Services

Louise Yale - Pre-Paid Legal Services


For sixteen years, I have served as a consultant for Legal Shield to individuals and business owners as an employee benefit. I am also a “B2B” (business to business) Certification Trainer for the top half of the state of Virginia, teaching others how to offer our plans. I of course welcome the opportunity to talk about what we do.

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Nicole L. Turner - Workplace and Organizational Health

Nicole L. Turner - Workplace and Organizational Health

Nicole L. Turner - Workplace and Organizational Health

Nicole L. Turner - Workplace and Organizational Health


Nicole L. Turner, CEO of the OYAT Group, holds graduate degrees in Education and Business, a graduate certificate in Diversity Studies, and is a certified Human Capital Strategist and Strategic HR Business Partner.

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Normal McElroy, Dr. Raquel A Stuart, and Vanessa Fleeton - Women Entrepreneurs

Normal McElroy, Dr. Raquel A Stuart, and Vanessa Fleeton - Women Entrepreneurs

Normal McElroy, Dr. Raquel A Stuart, and Vanessa Fleeton - Women Entrepreneurs

Normal McElroy, Dr. Raquel A Stuart, and Vanessa Fleeton - Women Entrepreneurs


These ladies tell their story about background and what inspired them become women entrepreneurs and what they overcame.

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Rashida Gaye - Business Services - Business Mindset

Rashida Gaye - Business Services - Business Mindset

Rashida Gaye - Business Services - Business Mindset

Rashida Gaye - Business Services - Business Mindset


Rashida Gaye, CHT is a Penn State Graduate, Registered Clinical Hypnotherapist, Certified NLP Life Coach, Business Coach, and EFT practitioner. She is originally from Philadelphia, PA but moved to the Seattle area almost two years ago.

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Reginald Foreman - Fashion Industry - Live Determined

Reginald Foreman - Fashion Industry - Live Determined

Reginald Foreman - Fashion Industry - Live Determined

Reginald Foreman - Fashion Industry - Live Determined


How do you go from being in prison to the fashion industry? This jaw-dropping interview will have you on the edge of your seat as you listen to our amazing speaker talk about his life a young man torn between his family and getting involved with the wrong crowd.

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Rosheka Henry - Back from Broken

Rosheka Henry - Back from Broken

Rosheka Henry - Back from Broken

Rosheka Henry - Back from Broken


A native of Georgia, and was raised in Alabama. She grew up to love the medical field, and spent the majority of her career working at surrounding community hospitals as a phlebotomist and patient register.

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Rekha Padmanaban - Travel

Rekha Padmanaban - Travel

Rekha Padmanaban - Travel

Rekha Padmanaban - Travel


Rekha was brought up as a World Traveler. She was born in India, grew up in Dubai, UAE and she now lives in Virginia, Throughout her childhood years she was fortunate to visit new destinations around the Globe every year with the entire family.

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Shirley Luu - Financial Investments

Shirley Luu - Financial Investments

Shirley Luu - Financial Investments

Shirley Luu - Financial Investments


Ms. Luu is a highly successful financial advisor, active leader, and trainer – serving as an Executive Field Chairman for First Financial Security. In fact, earlier this year she was honored by FFS with the prestigious “2015 MVP Award.”

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Stalina Goodwin - Dear Beautiful

Stalina Goodwin - Dear Beautiful

Stalina Goodwin - Dear Beautiful

Stalina Goodwin - Dear Beautiful


Stalina Goodwin is the founder of Uncover The Beautiful, an organization that specializes in the promotion of healthy self esteem through self awareness and differentiation. Born and raised in the Maryland area, Goodwin believes in the importance of giving back to the community.

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Storme Gray - Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Storme Gray - Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Storme Gray - Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Storme Gray - Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


Storme Gray is a a native of Camden, NJ, and a graduate of American University, She has spent the majority of her career within the philanthropic sector focused on supporting initiatives, programs, and non-­profits that help undeserved communities.

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Temi Akinwumi - Women in Technology

Temi Akinwumi - Women in Technology

Temi Akinwumi - Women in Technology

Temi Akinwumi - Women in Technology


Mrs. Temi Akinwumi is the CEO of Top Group Technologies, an information technology company based in Maryland. The company focuses on software development, system engineering, cyber security and workforce development. For over 25 years, Mrs Akinwumi has supported major corporations and federal agencies on mission critical and award winning projects.

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Titi Sonekan - The Importance of CPA Services

Titi Sonekan - The Importance of CPA Services

Titi Sonekan - The Importance of CPA Services

Titi Sonekan - The Importance of CPA Services


Titi Sonekan is truly a modern day renaissance woman. She developed many companies with the goal of helping small businesses, start-ups and not-for-profit organizations.

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