Speakers

Paula Gwynn Grant

Emmy Award-winning TV/Radio Host
Public Relations Executive

Paula has over 30 years of experience producing and hosting, television and radio programs. She currently hosts the TV show “Inside, DeKalb” and “Your Health Connection” for (NPR) National Public Radio on WCLK Jazz 91.9. With that valuable experience, Paula expanded into public relations where she, represents individual clients in various industries from healthcare to entertainment to the Catholic Church in the Southeast.  Learn More >>

Judge Wanda L. Dallas

Chief Judge
Magistrate Court of Clayton County

With 20 years of experience as an attorney and judge, Judge Dallas has reached the apex of her legal career. She served as an Associate Judge for the Fulton County Juvenile Court and Chief Judge for the Riverdale Municipal Court. Judge Dallas’ legal career began in 1993 when she was a judicial law clerk. In 1995, she became an assistant solicitor prosecuting misdemeanor cases. She then became a senior trial attorney for the Fulton County District Attorney’s office where she conducted jury trials of criminal felony cases, including murder and armed robbery. As a trial attorney of over 80 jury trials, her conviction rate stands at 93%.
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Dr. Teresa Jordan

Founder/Owner of the Prayzefest Gospel Network
Radio/TV Personality

With over thirty-nine years of experience in the performing arts, theater technology, vocal instruction, interpretive dance and choreography, Apostle Dr. Teresa Jordan (affectionately known as Pastor T) is a versatile woman of God who has brought a whole new outlook to reaching at risk youth and those that are under privileged. Her highly distinguised resume includes authorship of the celebrated plays, “When A Man Loves A Woman”, “Sis-tazz”, “Miracles”, “From Rags to Riches”, “Sing Unto the Lord a New Song”, “Somebody Say Amen”, “Everything Must Change”, “Am I My brother’s Keeper”, “The Three Faces of Eve”, and many others.   Learn More >>

 

Sheena Robinson Cody

Financial Parent Academy
Financial Educator

Sheena Robinson, The Financial Parent Consultant, is a certified financial educator, certified life coach, entrepreneur, empowerment speaker and author of Financial Parenthood: The Keys to Raising a Rich Kid.  She is the founder of Diva 4 Wealth LLC, an organization dedicated to helping women become more financially savvy.  She is also the founder of Financial Parent Academy, a 501(c)3 organization committed to helping parents and children with financial success. Learn More >>

 

 

Shanai Dominique Turner

Co-Owner, SD Luxuri Salon & Beauty Bar
The Beauty Queen

Shanai Dominique is a superior, first-class, licensed make up artist & hair stylist. At the age of 24 holds many titles including artist, business owner, and last but certainly not least, Mommy. Shanai Dominique is ever-ready to always deliver a flawless finish to both her make up artistry and hair styling. As a master at her craft, Shanai Dominique pays close attention to detail to ensure a flawless finish each time. Learn More >>

 

Vickie Irwin

Supplier Diversity & Development Manager
Georgia Power

Vickie Irwin leads a team of five supplier development professionals at Georgia Power, the largest subsidiary of Southern Company and one of the nation’s largest generators of electricity. She holds a BBA degree in Accounting from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta; and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Project Management Professional (PMP).

Prior to joining Georgia Power, she worked with national organizations in positions of CFO, Director of Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, and SVP Global Program Management & Strategy.  Learn More >>

 

 

Jestacia Jones

Author/Director
The J’Lore Foundation

Jestacia Jones is a philanthropist, self-care author, licensed aesthetician, licensed aesthetics educator, naturopathic doctoral candidate, and a licensed and ordained minister. Nominated for the 2017 Non Profit Trinity Award, she is an adjuct instructor at Georgia Massage School  and created her own line of medicinal teas, aroma blends, skin and body-care. Her career spans over two decades and includes affiliations with:

  • CNN, and It’s affliates
  • MSNBC
  • WSB-TV
  • TD Jakes
  • Jane Fonda
  • Macy Gray (Grammy Awards)

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Dr. Adrienne Booth Johnson

Keynote Speaker | Executive Coach | Global Entrepreneur | Author
CEO at Infinity Global Connections

Adrienne Booth Johnson is the CEO of Infinity Global Connections, LLC., an Atlanta-based company that empowers individuals, companies, and organizations to achieve their greatest potential through lectures, seminars, speakers bureaus, workshops, and commencement/keynote speeches for colleges, major corporations, and non-profit organizations. Through her mentorship activities, she promotes entrepreneurship and build business acumen for youth and women in transition.For over 20 years, she has worked in management and leadership positions in the corporate sector, where she developed and executed The Coca-Cola Company Open Happiness Tour to South Africa for Historically Black College and University (HBCU) students. During her time in Africa, she  worked closely with Zulu business owners by providing sales and marketing seminars.

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Jennifer Stovall Eichelberger

Rev. Jennifer Eichelberger, who founded and presides over Jennifer Eichelberger Ministries, has an extensive background in Christian radio and television programming, appearing, producing and hosting shows focused on women in ministry such as “Essence of Grace.”  She also produced and co-hosted “Sound Doctrine,” a radio program featuring Christian artists and writers. Currently she is the new media programmer and producer of WATC TV-57’s “Atlanta Live” flagship show.  She is the author of “Answering the Call, Discovering Your Purpose” and “The Next Level,” a book that is replete with wisdom on topics to help individuals on their your spiritual journey.

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Barbara Giamanco

Founder and CEO
Social Centered Selling

After 25+ years in the industry, Barbara Giamanco’s C-level background in sales, technology and leadership development speaks for itself. She capped her corporate career at Microsoft, where she led sales teams and coached executives. Through the years, she has sold $1B in sales. Her book, The New Handshake: Sales Meets Social Media, is the first book written about social selling and was published long before anyone else was talking about social selling as a sales strategy.

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Myra McElhaney

Author, Speaker and Writer specializing
in speaking for women’s groups, associations and conferences

Myra McElhaney’s calling is helping people “Enjoy Life and Do Good”.  She helps people work with purpose, live with passion and make a difference.Giving keynote presentations and workshops for companies like Coca-Cola, AT&T, Delta Technology and Porsche, Myra’s charm and content has meeting professionals calling her back for more. As a speaker for associations and conferences, the personal touch she brings to every platform always wows the crowd.

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Norma Stanley

Norma Stanley brings over 25 years experience to designing and implementing award-winning, awareness-generating and brand building marketing and communications programs and services for major U.S. corporations.  These include General Motors, Motts, Inc., Coca-Cola USA, Atlanta Development Authority, Arby’s, Inc., The Gillette Company, Hallmark, MCI, The Cen,mb,bnmbters for Disease Control and Prevention, the 1996 Olympic Games, Universal Press Syndicate, etc.She formed NFS Communications (Necessary For Success) and Publishing in 1997 providing a variety of multicultural consumer brand marketing strategies to reach African American, Hispanic and Disability communities, as well as public relations and editorial writing services for corporate, entertainment, government and  non-profit organizations.  She renamed the company E.E.E. Marketing Group in 2014.

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