Mrs. DeYonne "Dee" Parker
DeYonne Parker, native Nebraskan turned Georgia peach, is the Visionary, Compiler and Lead Author of the “If Her Purse Could Talk” project. She is a loving wife and mother to her handsome husband, Will Parker and two sons, William, Jr. and Malcolm. DeYonne is a multi-national, professional speaker, facilitator, author and empowerment coach.
Parker is the published author of the internationally sold book and curriculum, “Girl, Get Your S.W.A.G. Back!”, Founder of The S.W.A.G. University and Vice President of Gem Makers, LLC. where she and her team empower ladies, leaders and little girls to operate at their fullest potential and get their S.W.A.G. back.
She has been blessed to grace stages and corporate classrooms around the world. From Kenya, South Africa, Toronto, Shanghai, Buenos Aires, Dubai, Brussels, India and various states in the U.S. she shows up to motivate the masses. DeYonne has spent over 20 years of her life pouring into the lives of ladies, leaders and little girls to help them rebuild, regain and reclaim the life they truly desire and deserve to live.
Dr. Natoshia Anderson
"Clean Out Your Purse"
Dr. Natoshia Anderson is Founder and CEO of Smart STEM, LLC., which focuses on curriculum development and professional development for teachers in STEM, and research in STEM education. She is also a wife of 19 years and mother to two amazing children. a genuine love of teaching and learning and is fully vested in the advancement of STEM Education.
Dr. Cynthia Harper
Award winner, Dr. Cynthia Harper, is the founder of C. Harper Enterprises LLC. Cynthia is a dedicated advocate for women and is purposed to speak and enlist others to “Discover their Purpose.” She loves supporting and sharing the narrative of grass root non-profits.
Mrs. Shermaine "Shar" Marshall
Shermaine "Shar" Marshall is the founder and CEO of Changing Faces Make-up Artistry. She is also a Human Resources professional with over 30 years of experience in the corporate arena. Her mission is not just to create another beautiful face but to also create a beautiful person from the INSIDE-OUT!
Mrs. Alicia J. Ward
"Opening Up a Can of Worms"
Alicia Ward is a wife and mother of two adorable children, who resides in Metro Atlanta. She is the talk show host and published author of "There Is Life After Layoff", as well as a powerful and passionate motivational speaker and business coach. She is determined to help others discover the God-given purpose and that there is truly life after layoff.
Ms. Jamell Cottrell
"A Message In My Mess"
Jamell Cottrell is a leader, teacher and coordinator. She is the Founder and CEO of By Design Logistics LLC. Her passion is coordinating the logistics for events. Jamell is known as a woman of strong faith. She is a prayer warrior and intercessor and when she speaks God’s word it comes to pass.
Mrs. Carol J. Harvey
"Put Me Down and Free My Carrier"
Carol Harvey is a sassy, jazzy retiree. She is happily married to her soulmate. Now enjoying her retirement, she mentors young girls and teaches them to follow their dreams, believe in God and never give up.
Mrs. Chrystol Wilson-Payne
"Too Heavy A Load"
Chrystol Wilson-Payne is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has worked with individuals, couples, groups and families for over 10 years. She is a devoted wife and proud mother of twin daughters. Chrystol’s passion is to challenge, encourage and empower women and girls to become the best version of themselves.
Mrs. FaLisa Ward-Jones
"My Secret Keeper"
FaLisa Ward-Jones is the wife of J. Quincy Jones and mother of 4 beautiful children. She is an Ordained Evangelist and has spent the last 13 years of her life committed to her ministry work of preaching and teaching the Word of God. In the corporate arena, FaLisa is Vice President at a large financial institute and is highly skilled in the field of Learning and Development.
Ms. Ann Farrow
"I Am Not My Purse"
Ann Farrow believes in the power of the spoken and written word. As a research administrator at a liberal arts college, Ann helps to bring research, curriculum, and programmatic projects to life. In addition, she is the COO of Influencers Publishing, LLC, a digital publishing company that “nurtures the author within the influencer”. Ann is the mother of three wonderful, uniquely gifted children and loves to inspire, motivate, and guide others to live out their God-given purpose.
Ms. J.S. Littleton
"Let Go, Let God & Stay In Your Lane"
Jo Littleton is retiree that acquired great achievements and accomplishments over a period of 36+ years in the market place. She is enjoying life and happily praising the Lord for all He has done in and through her.
Dr. Nicole Steele
"Counterfeit Carryall to Classic Coach"
Dr. Nicole Steele is the Founder and Executive Director of Diamond In The Rough Youth Development Program, Inc., an award-winning, faith-based, non-profit mentoring and leadership program which has served nearly 5,000 youth and families since its inception in 2004. She is also the President of Gem Makers, LLC.