Danielle Pierce

Founder, Women, Wealth and Real Estate

A graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Danielle Pierce has an accounting degree which she has not utilized in over 12 years. She began her entrepreneurial career after a sudden layoff from her corporate audit position. Danielle took this is a sign from the Heavens that she was meant to be a full-time entrepreneur. Although she did look back a time or two, she has held on to the reigns of entrepreneurship and never plans to let go. Danielle’s online courses and group training programs (Women, Wealth and Real Estate), teach aspiring business owners how to establish and grow profitable six-figure enterprises within the real estate industry, outside of sales. Her current areas of specialization include the following: tax lien investing and managing bank-owned properties. Danielle is an author, highly regarded speaker, the founder of a highly specialized real estate consulting firm, creator of a super-engaged Facebook group with almost 6,000 subscribers and a member of the Forbes Real Estate Council.

Leticia Ricks

Senior Recruiter and Diversity Champion, Amazon

Leticia Ricks, Senior Technical Recruiter for Amazon Worldwide Advertising and founder of Futuricks Enterprises, the parent company of Futuricks Faces and Futuricks Fitness. With over 7 years of experience in corporate and agency recruitment, she found her passion for recruiting top tech talent and creating diversity recruiting events that help bridge the gap of women and minorities in the tech industry. As an entrepreneur, Leticia has helped to drive Futuricks Enterprises to maintain as a sustainable and profitable business for over 8 years, with a focus on fun, fitness, and the future of play and fitness. Leticia is also a career coach and consultant, helping women and underrepresented minorities strive for and achieve their career goals.

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Sandra Garcia

Marketing & Brand Elevation Strategist

Sandra has over 10 years of industry experience developing marketing strategies and compelling sales programs for brands such as Toyota, L'Oreal, Almay, Estee Lauder, Snapchat, Apple, Verizon Wireless, AT&T Entertainment, Lexus, Sephora, Pepsi, McDonalds, and Nordstrom to name a few. Sandra has a proven track record for developing cross-platform marketing strategies and the ability to problem-solve for all media: on-air, online, mobile, social, search, video-on-demand, and emerging media. 

Quick, curious, results-driven, self-motivated with Product Marketing, Digital Media, National & Local Ad Sales, Special Events, and Public Relations experience within the Cable, TV Network, Digital Publishing, and OOH industries. 

Sandra has a proven track record for developing cross-platform marketing strategies and the ability to problem-solve for all media: on-air, online, mobile, social, search, video-on-demand, and emerging media. 

Madison Jaye

International Spiritual Journalist & Podcaster

Madison Jaye, International Spiritual Journalist, Host of “The Madison Jaye Show” Podcast. Madison Jaye is an international media personality, noted TEDx speaker & 11-time award-winning journalist. Specializing in Spiritual Healing, Madison leads a self-titled podcast, “The Madison Jaye Show”, on iheart Radio in partnership with Pandora. Madison has worked with top NY radio stations, celebrities and business professionals such as Beyonce, Rihanna, Estelle, Fatman Scoop, and more. Jaye is a published author, her latest 5 Volume healing Thesaurus “ like A Chakra Goddess” guides others to build resilience through the spirituality of food, dreams, crystals, Chakras and baths.

Digital Marketing and PR expert, Madison taught her Social Media 101 course at the esteemed Columbia University. Jaye is responsible for pioneering the digital touring strategy. Now, a student at Harvard Business, she has created or aided digital campaigns for McDonald’s, Lifetime Network, Honda, One Direction, Maybelline Cosmetics, and more. Madison also works hand in hand with community leaders toward inner city redevelopment, supporting the youth in New Jersey. Madison believes in helping others create lanes for their purpose no matter what walk of life they are from.

Jaye believes in the mission and integrity of the Luxotic Retreats! She plans to share both spiritual and digital resources from her background that have taught her how to make hobbies from her everyday life such as traveling, reading, and appreciating nature, a part of her job. Madison describes vision as the light inside of you that sparks the idea of purpose. She is joining the Conference to assist people in finding what they were put on Earth to do by connecting with others with diverse spiritual beliefs.

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Nurse Alice

America's Favorite Nurse | ER & ICU

Nurse Alice Benjamin is a nationally board certified and award-winning Clinical Nurse Specialist with over 20 years of experience. Specializing in cardiovascular health, she makes regular appearances on television encouraging audiences across America to make healthy choices daily to counter life’s emotional and physical stressors.

Nurse Alice teaches the importance of a balanced, happy life. She teaches lifestyle changes that people can use today for a healthier tomorrow. Making it her business to keep her finger on America’s pulse, this nurse entrepreneur, media
personality, author and mother, it’s no wonder that she’s affectionately known as America’s Favorite Nurse.

Courtney Richardson

Founder, The Ivy Investor

Courtney Richardson founded The Ivy Investor, the resource for women seeking to navigate the maze of the investment world in ways that make sense. Courtney is a current attorney and former stockbroker and investment advisor with fifteen years of experience in the financial services industry. Courtney has an engaging and unique style that breaks down the stock market, retirement, and college savings in a way that encourages everyone to run out and take action. She lends her legal and financial expertise to The Huffington PostAOL My Fab Finance,  Forbes,  and other online publications. Courtney was named as one of the 7 Black Millennial Financial Experts To Follow On Instagram in 2019 by Black Enterprise.

Courtney holds a BA degree in Philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh. She also holds a JD from West Virginia University College of Law and a LL.M. in Taxation and Certificate in Estate Planning from Temple University Beasley School of Law.

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Bahiyah Shabazz

Founder & Executive Director, Brown Girls Do Invest

Aspiring Doctor Bahiyah Shabazz is the Executive Director & Founder of Brown Girls Do Invest. Shabazz has nearly 20 years experience in the financial industry. As a previous Vice President of Retail Financial Services & Investments at one of the leading global financial services firm, she advised individuals and small business owners how to accomplish financial goals and successfully increase cash flow through adequate strategic planning. Now a business owner since 2008, she currently works with small businesses to ensure company growth plans represent sound financial decisions from a break down of quarterly and annual financial reports that present the company’s position.


Shabazz’s educational path and experience continue to allow her the expertise to discuss investments, economics, economic development, and group economics to obtain financial growth in households and communities while enhancing the economy. To effectively seek change, Shabazz educates and empowers through multiple outlets. 

 

Bahiyah Shabazz is a Doctoral Candidate for the Doctor of Business Administration specializing in Finance at Walden University. She received her MBA from University of Phoenix and Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University. She also has a certificate in behavior economics and licenses as a former financial advisor.

Danielle Pierce

Founder, Women, Wealth and Real Estate

A graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Danielle Pierce has an accounting degree which she has not utilized in over 12 years. She began her entrepreneurial career after a sudden layoff from her corporate audit position. Danielle took this is a sign from the Heavens that she was meant to be a full-time entrepreneur. Although she did look back a time or two, she has held on to the reigns of entrepreneurship and never plans to let go. Danielle’s online courses and group training programs (Women, Wealth and Real Estate), teach aspiring business owners how to establish and grow profitable six-figure enterprises within the real estate industry, outside of sales. Her current areas of specialization include the following: tax lien investing and managing bank-owned properties. Danielle is an author, highly regarded speaker, the founder of a highly specialized real estate consulting firm, creator of a super-engaged Facebook group with almost 6,000 subscribers and a member of the Forbes Real Estate Council

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Joanna Jane

Economic Change Agent , Odyssey Captial Advisors

Joanna Jane is an Economic Change Agent. She has combined her years as a Social Worker with her passion for financial education to help individuals reach their level of financial success. As a Licensed Financial Coach, she specializes in services for small business owners and individuals to create financial plans of purpose. 

Joanna Jane focuses on wealth education, owning your land, personal development, and healthy decision-making skills to master wealth creation at all income levels. Through career development workshops, Joanna provides training on transferable professional skills for our youth, and highlights the essential financial products available for parents to assist their children with paying for post-secondary education; including retirement planning for parents. She leads initiatives that ensure students are competitive in post-secondary education, the global economy with a concentration in financial education, and empowerment as it relates to developing positive and proactive habits. In addition to career and financial planning services, she is a member of Brown Girls Do Invest (BGDI), Through BGDI, Joanna travels the country teaching women how to invest, and participating in various forums for the empowerment and change of the financial outlook of women.