Erica Gordon – Moms With Dreams

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Erica Gordon is a writer, educator, Side Business Success Strategist, CEO of Moms With Dreams University, and the host of the Moms With Dreams Show podcast. She’s on a mission to help women across the globe reclaim their dreams and live a life that they ABSOLUTELY LOVE! Erica helps women understand that they are not defined by their circumstances and that they should never give up on their dreams.

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Erica learned many hard lessons as she navigated through life as a teen mom. Years later, she redesigned her life after going through a devastating divorce. Through it all, Erica was determined to be more than a statistic. She kept pushing forward, earning her Masters degree and coaching certification after she was separated, and later becoming a 4x bestselling author. Through her online university and podcast, Erica provides training, resources, and inspiration to help prepare women to follow their dreams, even in the midst of motherhood.

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You can even experience Eric Gordon Live at her upcoming event, “Design Your Dream Life Workshop,” on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at the Holiday Inn Express, Westampton, NJ.  She will be accompanied by, guest speakers, Marcella D. Moore, Founder of “Motivate and Pray,” and Donna Hicks Izzard, “Chief Identity Igniter.”  Tickets are still available.

If you would like to connect with Erica Gordon, you can visit her website, or you can find her on Facebook and Twitter.  Please show your on-going support.  You are a true Womanpreneur.

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The Pink Mogul – Felicia Phillips

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When you are the founder of a GLOBAL initiative (The PINKtech Institute & The PINKpreneur Network) centered around economic empowerment for women, its safe to say that partnerships and collaborations are key. For more than 20 years, Felicia has had the pleasure of developing powerful relationships that have lead to multiple 7-figure business ventures, the production of numerous mega events and thousands of dollars in sponsorships. Felicia has worked with major brands such as Microsoft, Cricket, IKEA, State Farm, Fifth-Third Bank and The WNBA Atlanta Dream to name a few.

Felicia M. Phillips, known as The Pink Mogul, is a Serial Entrepreneur and Master Business Strategist. Felicia has been instrumental in coaching entrepreneurs on professional relationship management, building strategic partnerships and discovering how to use their power of influence to attract clients, increase their cash flow and expand their business. Felicia is a best-selling author and dynamic speaker.

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Felicia is not only passionate about helping women obtain success through collaboration, she is also an advocate for the environment. In April 2011, Felicia was awarded The Phoenix Award by City of Atlanta Mayor, Kasim Reed for her commitment to sustainability. She was honored in 2013 for her sustainability efforts by Who’s Who in Black Atlanta. Felicia has also been received The 2015 Connector Award and been nominated for a R.I.C.E. Award.

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As a Speaker, Felicia has had the pleasure of working with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), FDIC, Women’s Employment Opportunity Project, International Women’s Think Tank, Georgia State University’s Andrew Young School of Policy, Green For All, The Urban League of Greater Atlanta’s Entrepreneurship Center, Fulton County Economic Development and many other organizations.

A Native of Atlanta, Felicia M. Phillips is a wife and mother of two beautiful children.  If you would like to connect with Felicia, you can visit her Website, www.feliciaphillips.com and she can be found on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

 

 

Roadmap to Destiny – Pastor Joy Morgan

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Pastor Joy Morgan, affectionately known as Pastor Joy, is an anointed woman of God who is passionate about motivating others to pursue their divine purpose and God-given destiny. Her earnest commitment to the Kingdom of God is evident as pastor, preacher, author, conference host, worship leader and life coach – all of which she handles with excellence and grace.

Pastor Joy is an educated woman who graduated from the University of Delaware with a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering, and earned a Masters Degree in Education Administration from Rutgers University. She also possesses a certificate in Biblical Studies from Eastern University’s School of Christian Ministry. Pastor Joy is married to Pastor Dorion Morgan, and is his constant partner in ministry. Serving as the Assistant Pastor of Restoration Station, a thriving, dynamic church located in Edgewater Park, NJ, she assists him in multiple church-related functions such as preaching, administration, counseling, and leading worship. Outside of the church, she ministers alongside of her husband in his praise and worship ensemble, Pastor Dorion Morgan & Total Praise.
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Pastor Joy’s practical, no-nonsense yet humorous approach to the Word of God has caused her to be a much sought after guest preacher. She has been blessed to minister the Word of God at various conferences and church services across the United States, as well as Bermuda, with the objective of empowering and inspiring people to greatness through Jesus Christ. Pastor Joy recently released her first book, Roadmap to Destiny, A 21-Day Devotional For Those On The Pathway To Purpose.

If you like to connect with Pastor Joy Morgan for Preaching, Conference Hosting, Destiny Coaching, Book Signings or to join her next Road Trip to Destiny Movement then you visit her site Pastor Joy Morgan, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

2nd Annual Voice Your Invisible Wounds Conference

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Physical, Mental and Sexual Abuse Survivors around the country came together to kick off The 2nd Annual Voice Your Invisible Wounds Conference on September 25-26, 2015.

Voice Your Invisible Wounds Conference was hosted by its founder, Alissa R. Jones. This two-day event took place at the Norris Conference Center in Houston. Patrons and participants were filled with inspiration and empowerment to help boost confidence of those who are survivors. “Removing The Mask” was the theme for the conference, which embodied the dedication to celebrating and honoring survivors who have lived courageously despite life’s travesties and obstacles of abuse.

The event opened on Friday night with an introduction of conference speakers and a meet-and-greet hosted by Women Empowering Change Founder, Shunte Davis. Attendees from Houston, Atlanta, Chicago, and California among other places had the opportunity network, enjoy musical entertainment and delicious food.

On Saturday morning, participants gathered together during the daytime to hear and engage with survivor empowerment and testimonial speakers Sarah Anderson, Kandice Ewing, Aleesha Barlow, Lou Gary Hughes, Cherise Riley, and David Massey hosted by Radio Personality Dawn Paul of Dr. Dawn Radio. In the midst of tragedy each presenter demonstrated how to experience inspiration to move forward despite their unfortunate situations.

The day ended with a fundraising dinner gala and award ceremony where attendees and VIP guests arrived for a 3-course meal dinner prepared by Kouture Kuisine. The room was filled with entertainment and recognition for the hard work of individuals that keep the Survivors With Foundation going and most importantly, the former victims who now see themselves as victors. Professor Carlos Wallace an Author, Philanthropist, President/CEO of Sol-Caritas was a special guest speaker who spoke about his life story and shared excerpts from his book “Life Is Not Complicated, You Are.” Following the dinner, featured keynote speaker, Cancer survivor and WE tv actress Phoenix White shared her story and life journey. Phoenix walked through the room greeting guests and as beautiful as she is, you would never imagine what she had been through. She talked about being a victim of rape, being homeless, and having brain surgery and nearly dying in the process. Her story was remarkable!

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Alissa took the stage to give special awards to the following individuals: Majic 102.1FM Radio Personality Kandi Eastman (Survivor Honoree Award), Nichole Villafane (The Odessa Award an Award of Forgiveness), Haynes Healing of Hearts founder Andrea Haynes (Making A Difference Foundation Award), Women Empowerment Foundation founder Jazmine Jones (Making A Difference Foundation Award), Lt. James Stewart (Survivor Of The Year Award Winner), and RST Lupus Foundation Founder Rebekah Threlkeld (Survivor Of The Year Award Winner). A representative from Congresswoman Shelia Jackson Lee’s office was there to present Alissa with a Certificate of Congressional Recognition for the work of her foundation Survivors With Voices and a representative from Mayor Annise Parker’s office presented Alissa with a Proclamation naming Survivors With Voices the official “Unlock Your Voice Month” for the entire month of September.

Several VIP guests who attended the Gala included: Miss Mykie (BET Correspondent), Ramona Franklin (Notable Attorney/Public Figure), Roneisha Ray (Miss Black America), Joe Grisaffi (Award Winning Director) and Sara Gaston (Actress).

This year’s sponsors and supporters included: Intravec Designs, Sol-Caritas, Why Leadership, DJ TNT, Kouture Kuisine, LG Entertainment LLC, Glam The Salon, Homes By Jones, Loans By Jones, Lemon Lime Light Media, Strictly Industry a Boutique PR Firm, Survivors With Voices Foundation, Something To Talk About Weddings & Event Management, Total Life Changes, It Works, Traci Lynn Jewelry, Essence Of Faith Hair Studio, A God Inspired Boutique, SCT’s Kreations, Jubilee Jewelry, The Glamour Projects, A Rich Girl Handbags & Accessories. Hair provided by Shuron White of Glam The Salon and makeup provided by Steven Cole of Colors Coleman.

The 3rd Annual Voice Your Invisible Wounds Conference is scheduled to take place on September 23-24, 2016 with keynote speaker Sarah Jakes-Roberts daughter of Bishop TD Jakes.

Survivors With Voices Foundation is a non-profit (501c3) organization benefiting men and women who have suffered mental and physical abuse. The premise of the Foundation is to cultivate (within those who benefit from the Foundation) the true mark of a survivor. The Foundation defines the true mark as the ability to inspire hope through the telling of a survivor story. Through support groups lead by chapter member-presidents across the country, the Foundation provides an open forum for women to be supported by their peers who have experienced similar circumstances. Women can come to find mentorship, counseling, and development for social skills and self-esteem. The Foundation teaches group member / participants how to become empowered by telling their story. In 2014, Jones held her very first Voice Your Invisible Wounds Conference where she and her team helped many men and women who needed help in letting go of all the hurt and pain of life travesties. She believes that no one’s story is the same, but we all have a story. This conference is aimed to help men and women find healing and balance in their personal and professional lives. For more information visit http://www.survivorswithvoices.com

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2nd Annual Voice Your Invisible Wounds Conference – Alissa R. Jones

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Tomorrow is the the 2nd Annual Voice Your Invisible Wounds Conference, taking place at the Norris Conference Center in Houston, TX.  This conference is hosted by Alissa R. Jones, Author, Speaker and Founder of Survivors With Voices Foundation.  With the vision to help individuals that have experienced abuse, to live a life of fullness, by overcoming their struggles of the past hurts, lives of many women and men are going to be changed this weekend.  This year’s conference theme is “Removing The Mask,” giving those with past hurts the power to to move from victim to survivor.

The Survivors with Voices Foundation is a non-profit (501c3) organization benefiting men and women who have suffered mental and physical abuse. When asked about the mission and purpose of Survivors With Voices, Alissa says ” It is our mission to help women embrace these seen and unseen scars, find a voice, and heal. With hopes of inspiring and motivating one another. We not only provide a platform for those abused to commune, we provide an outlet in which their voices may be heard; through written and spoken communication. There is a life after abuse. We may be used and abused, but never used up.”

Not only will you be in an environment of healing; The speakers that will be taking the stage, will make this conference unlike any other.

Speaker Lineup:

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Keynote Speaker: Actress Phoenix White from WE TV’s Match Made In Heaven

Professor Carlos Wallace – Author, Philanthropist, President/CEO of Sol-Caritas
Sarah Anderson – Survivor of Head & Neck Cancer
Kandice Ewing – Survivor of Mental Illness
Aleesha Barlow – Survivor of Child Abuse
Lou Gary Hughes – Leaderologist & Creator of WHY Leadership
Cherise Riley – Founder of Destiny Empowerment International
David Massey – Management & Program Analyst at The CDC in the Division of HIV/AIDS

Alissa R. Jones, Founder and Director of Survivors With Voices and Survivors With Voices Publishing, is an Author, Motivational Speaker, and Woman of God; but most of all she is a survivor. The Survivors with Voices Foundation is a non-profit (501c3) organization benefiting men and women who have suffered mental and physical abuse. When asked about the mission and purpose of Survivors With Voices, Alissa says ” It is our mission to help women embrace these seen and unseen scars, find a voice, and heal. With hopes of inspiring and motivating one another. We not only provide a platform for those abused to commune, we provide an outlet in which their voices may be heard; through written and spoken communication. There is a life after abuse. We may be used and abused, but never used up.”

You still have time to take part is this epic Conference.  Tickets are available until Midnight Tonight, after they will increase $10 when purchased at the door.  So, don’t delay, get your tickets RIGHT NOW!  If you are unable to attend, but would like to sponsor an attendee, then please email info@vyiwconference.com and be a blessing to someone else.  If you would like to stay in touch with Alissa R. Jones and Survivors with Voices Foundation, you can connect on Facebook and Twitter.

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Survivors With Voices – Alissa R. Jones

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Alissa R. Jones, Founder and Director of Survivors With Voices and Survivors With Voices Publishing, is an Author, Motivational Speaker, and Woman of God; but most of all she is a survivor. The Survivors with Voices Foundation is a non-profit (501c3) organization benefiting men and women who have suffered mental and physical abuse. When asked about the mission and purpose of Survivors With Voices, Alissa says ” It is our mission to help women embrace these seen and unseen scars, find a voice, and heal. With hopes of inspiring and motivating one another. We not only provide a platform for those abused to commune, we provide an outlet in which their voices may be heard; through written and spoken communication. There is a life after abuse. We may be used and abused, but never used up.”

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Towanna Freeman – Black Life Coaches Network

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Towanna Freeman is a management consultant, executive coach, and advocate for youth. Freeman conducts workshops and conferences where she imparts a life-changing message that presents hope and inspiration. It is her purpose. It is her success. So much, in fact, that she has co-authored an award winning book, Purposeful Action, 7 Steps to Fulfillment, which reveals a seven-step method for identifying and effectively pursuing personal and professional goals.

Women and young girls receive help from Towanna B. Freeman to effectively identify and pursue personal goals in their quest toward obtaining more fulfilling lives. In 1999 Freeman founded the Young Women’s Empowerment Network designed to help teen girls realize their potential to succeed in life and in 2008 she launched a new empowerment conference called “GIRL PREP” that is designed for pre-teen girls.

She has spent the past 20 years working with thousands of professionals helping clients become a purposeful action organization focused on developing leaders who understand the power of taking daily purposeful action that creates alignment between the organization’s objectives and their employee’s aspirations. Freeman has extensive experience in both government and the private sector that has led to her serving a broad range of business executives, sales and IT (information technology) professionals.  She uses her expertise helping businesses shape corporate strategies that produce positive bottom line benefits. Towanna is a trusted partner and problem solver for many clients tackling morale, employee retention, employee engagement, training and development in the post-recession world.

She received her Bachelor of Science degree Chemistry and Mathematics from Howard University in Washington, D.C. Her real world achievements have earned her a bevy of awards including an honorary doctorate degree and the Department of Army Outstanding Civilian Service Medal. Freeman received a doctorate in Divinity from Elbon Solutions College of Ministry. She received her certificates in Corporate Coaching and Core Energy Coaching from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching.

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She is the principal consultant for Towanna Freeman & Associates, an active consultancy in the greater Washington, D.C. metro area, and the founder of the Black Life Coaches Network.  Freeman has been featured on AOL Black Voices, AT&T’s “28 Days of Inspiration,” Jet magazine, Jet.com, and Essence.com.

If you would like to connect with Towanna, you can find her on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

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Shardae Wescott – Azure Marie Designs

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Shardae Wescott, CEO of Azure Marie Designs, is a seamstress and designer primarily for plus size women. After years of being ridiculed by mainstream society about clothing for the average curvy woman, she decided to put her talents and efforts to work by custom designing clothing for women.

Shardae works with you to enhance your fashion vision, and she is fashion forward with a unique sense of style. She has participated in numerous fashion events as a featured designer and model in Philadelphia, New Jersey, and New York.

When Shardae isn’t designing women’s clothing, she is working with men and women who are impacted by violence in their community. Shardae is a Social Worker by day, and a designer and plus size model by night. She holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania. She was born and raised in North Philadelphia and has overcome adversity.

Shardae receives inspiration from African art and nature. She seeks to inspire women to love themselves, and to use fashion as a healthy form of self-expression. Shardae’s vision for being a fashion designer started at age 12. Her mother and god mother played a major role in honing her skills in fashion design.

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Shardae currently operates her small business out of her home in Lansdowne PA, but will travel near or far to offer image consulting, speak with you about your fashion vision, and custom design clothing for you. Shardae works with women with all shapes and sizes, and feels strongly that there is no project too great to accomplish. You can connect with Shardae via Facebook, IG, or Email: Shardaeazure@yahoo.com.

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Cultivated Sense – Stephanie Ghoston

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Stephanie Ghoston is a recovering lawyer turned life coach. She grew up in Milwaukee, WI and earned her J.D. at Washington University in St. Louis. Stephanie began her legal career working for the Department of Justice in the Civil Rights Division and went on to focus on anti-bribery, anti-corruption work. She is the founder and life coach of Cultivated Sense, a movement that promotes ordinary ways to live extraordinarily and encourages people to stop settling in life and love. She’s also a love coach and matchmaker with the Paul C. Brunson Agency, an award-winning boutique matchmaking and lifestyle coaching firm. She’s a regular contributor for the Black Life Coaches Network and has been featured on blogs such as For Harriet and An Art of Perspective. Her recent offerings include a discussion series on the untold stories of women in power and business entitled Pastries and Champagne and program facilitation for the Global Youth Leadership Institute’s leadership programs. She loves helping people through life transitions and empowering them to cultivate their own sense of how to manage their daily lives.

Cultivated Sense is a movement centered around a personalized coaching experience designed to give individuals the necessary tools required to get motivated, transform their behaviors, and gain the momentum to live and create an extraordinary life.

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Cultivated Sense is here to help people make sense of their lives and be able to handle anything that comes their way. The aim is for everyone to be able to genuinely answer “I am great” when asked “how are you?” Cultivated Sense is in the business of building better people, relationships, communities, and in turn, a better world.

If you would like to connect with Stephanie, you can do so at her website Cultivated Sense, on Facebook, Twitter and Google+, please show your support.

If you or someone you know may be interested in being spotlighted, then please send your requests to Nika@womanpreneurspotlight.com.

 

Tina C. Hines

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Tina C. Hines, Life Transformation Specialist travels around the United State and Caribbean educating, empowering, and enlightening women to unveil their self-love. She inspires women to recognize that a part of them may be lying dormant within and reconnecting with that woman can transform their lives.

In 2011, Tina formed her business when she recognized she has the ability to assist women in discovering their authentic self. She enthusiastically pushes herself and others to become more than what they believe is possible in order to move past issues that had been previously holding them back. She has a natural ability to connect with women of all ages, nationalities and spiritual persuasions.

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With a Zen-like intuition, Tina is able to provide them with paths to inner peace. It’s been said that Tina blends a sprinkle of tough love with deep compassion.  She believes that inner harmony translates into outer beauty. By sharing her experiences and life lessons, she urges others to heal past pains and become more than what they ever believed was possible.  Her unique spirit, strong commitment, and wealth of experience, coupled with her own personal growth makes Tina matchless in her craft.

Tina is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools. She has been named twice by Black Business Women Online one of their 50 Fabulous Female Entrepreneurs and by Connected Women Online as one of the 101 Women You Should Connect With, Follow and Know on Social Media. Tina will release her book on meditation in the fall of 2015.

Born and raised in Central New Jersey, Tina holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and a certification in mental health first aid.

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Tina will be hosting “Journey of Self-Discovery” in Negril, Jamaica, August 19th – 23rd, 2015, register today!  She is also hosting workshops and meetups, so please visit her site to learn all the great things that Tina is offering for women.  You can connect with Tina on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

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