BrightGirls in Business SummitDecember 3 - 5, 2019 | Online
Join Chanelle Yarber of BrightGirl Media along with a host of other successful women entrepreneurs for a 3-day virtual summit that will arm you with everything you need to succeed in business in 2020!
About BrightGirls in Business Summit
The BrightGirls in Business Summit is an extension of the BrightGirls in Business Facebook group. This virtual event provides an opportunity for Black women entrepreneurs to learn, inspire, and grow. Each speaker will share their area of expertise with the audience, engage in Q&A, and share proven strategies to protect, fund, and grow businesses.
December 3, 2019
Everything You Need to Know (and do) to Launch Your Nonprofit Vision
with Jaemellah Kemp
Mindset Shift: 3 Keys to Massively Uplevel in Business & Life
with Aja Davis
From Buckets to Big Bucks: How I Went from Fired to Successful Entrepreneur
with LaWanda Thomas
Introducing Franchising into Your Business Model
with Sydney Lorraine
December 4, 2019
How to Get Funding for Your Business
with Sabeina Harris
Managing Your Business Financials
with Kawana Boyd
with Andrea Patrick
How to Make 6 Figures in Real Estate Without Owning Property
with Noelle Randall
How to Market and Monetize Your Book Sales
with Ashley Little
The Micro-Launch Blueprint: How to Successfully Launch Your Next Digital Program Even If Your Audience Is Less Than 1000
with Mia Francis Poulin
Balancing Your Day Job with Your Night Hustle
with Dr. Jatun Dorsey
December 5, 2019
Protecting Your Intellectual Property
with Ashley Kirkwood, Esq.
Double Your Revenue. Double Your Profit
with Shontaye Hawkins, MBA
Do Things Differently – The Supply Chain Way
with Sabrina Ward
Protecting Your Family’s A$$ets
with Rita Dixon, Esq.
The Power of a Mastermind
with Carla Erskin
Getting Buy-In Through Presentation Mastery
with Gernae Alexander
Building Your Business Credit Profile
with Kissena Sheets
Boosting Your Brand Vision
with Chanelle Yarber
Meet Our Speakers
Founder, BrightGirl Media
Chanelle Yarber is the founder of BrightGirl Media – a digital marketing agency that caters to women entrepreneurs. She is the host of the BrightGirls in Business Summit. Chanelle combines years of corporate consulting and entrepreneurship to speak on topics of branding, marketing, and leadership.
Shontaye Hawkins, MBA
Business Coach, Profit is the New Black
Known as the Bottom Line Strategist™, Shontaye Hawkins, uses her extensive finance background and financial prowess to equip small business owners with the knowledge and strategies to build highly profitable 6 and 7 figure businesses. She helps her clients eliminate money leaks, gain the confidence and clarity they need to position themselves, and identify their very own profit strategy, and ultimately achieve MEGA results.
Mia Francis Poulin
Launching is Mia Francis-Poulin‘s jam. A launch marketing strategist, boymom, and Parks and Rec enthusiast, Mia helps impact-driven female entrepreneurs to strategically launch new digital products or services in their business. In her free time, she’s also the host of Mama, Build Your Empire, a podcast for mom bosses who are growing their business while raising their kids with special needs.
Noelle Randall, MBA
Real Estate Entrepreneur and Coach
Noelle Randall has been a thriving entrepreneur for over 20 years. She is a successful real estate entrepreneur, renowned children’s author, mentor and speaker. She is owner of FDR Horizon Enterprises, a private real estate equity firm. Over the course of her investing career, she has managed over 200 real estate transactions. Her diverse business experience has been instrumental in her personal success, as well as, the success of countless real estate professionals throughout the United States.
Speaking Income Strategist
Gernae Alexander is an author, keynote, and consultant. She works with entrepreneurs in the growth stage to increase their revenues without increasing their workload. She helps her clients leverage public speaking to sell more of their services. With over 8 years of experience, she teaches coaches, consultants and service providers how to craft speeches that earn 4-figures or more.
Mindset and Performance Coach
Aja Davis, a mindset and performance coach, has a long track record for helping people, especially women create massive results in their lives. She started a fitness studio in New York City and built it from the ground up to become one of the best known fitness facilities for women in the city. After selling the business, she mentored other business owners to help them grow and expand their businesses including an international non-profit working in the autism space. An avid student, Aja has in-depth experience in the neuroscience behind behavior change, transformation engineering, and personal development. A “performance hacker,” she works with entrepreneurs and professionals to uplevel results in the areas of wealth, health, and relationships.
Dr. Jatun Dorsey
Dr. Jatun Dorsey is a speaker, life & business coach, professor, podcaster, and 4 time Amazon best-selling author. As a sought-after speaker who has delivered numerous presentations, her down-to-earth approach captivates audiences while motivating them to act fearlessly in pursuit of goals, block the distractions of other people’s opinions, and rid self-doubt. She is passionate about influencing change and encouraging others to stand boldly in achieving personal aspirations.
Sabeina Harris is a corporate woman by day and female founder by night, lunch, and anytime in between. She creates events, workshops, and spaces for entrepreneurs to learn and grow their business. She is the creator of #tableof18 a monthly networking dinner, host of A Seat at The Table Podcast with Sabeina Harris, and Inspire U Fest. Recently she launched a crowdfunding platform for minority-owned businesses called Inspire U Media.
Andrea Farrington Patrick
Brand Development Consultant
As a brand development consultant and marketing strategist, Andrea helps startups, scale-ups, and aspiring entrepreneurs increase engagement, exposure, and sell execution with personal branding and personalized marketing strategies.
She makes her clients look their absolute best so that they leave positive, lasting impressions that engage and increase brand loyalty with clarity, consistency, and authenticity.
Carla Erskin, MBA
Carla Erskin helps side hustlers transition into full-time entrepreneurship. As an educator, she spent many years developing her craft. Along the way, she decided to put my MBA to use and start her own interior design business while working as a full-time teacher. Through the course, she developed some amazing strategies. Thus, Bossingly® was birthed from the culmination of her education, teaching experience, and business experience.
Kawana Marshall, MBA
Tax and Accounting Strategist
Kawana Marshall is a federally licensed Enrolled Agent that has been a practicing accountant for over a decade. Kawana provides full-service accounting, which includes tax planning, tax preparation, payroll, and out-sourced CFO services to individuals, independent contractors, and small businesses. As a licensed Enrolled Agent, Kawana provides IRS representation services to individuals and businesses in all 50 states.
Entrepreneur and Author
Receiving a text from her employer that she was being terminated proved to be the catalyst that LaWanda Thomas needed to make a change. Getting fired by text message changed her life for the better by motivating her to use her skills and make her dream of business ownership a reality. Now, LaWanda owns a cleaning service that employs other women in her community. She shares her story of faith, perseverance and entrepreneurship in her book, “From Buckets to Big Bucks.”
Ashley Kirkwood, Esq.
Ashley Kirkwood is a dynamic speaker, trademark lawyer, and on-air legal expert for a Chicago daytime show. Her law firm, Mobile General Counsel helps entrepreneurs to trademark their brands and protect their business assets with contracts! She takes great pride in helping business owners on the legal side and the business side. On the business side, she helps entrepreneurs and experts make speaking an income stream through live events, her podcast, and coaching programs, which all fall under Ashley’s brand, Speak Your Way To Cash!
Supply Chain Expert
Sabrina Ward is the founder of Wardington International – an accredited full-service business intermediary firm specializing in business brokerage transactions: Sales, Mergers, Acquisitions, Franchising, Exit Strategies and Supply Chain Restructurings. In her business, Sabrina serves clients both nationally and internationally with transaction sizes up to $20 Million.
Serial Entrepreneur and Best Selling Author
Ashley Little is a strong leader who has a passion for changing lives through education. She has been working in the for-profit education field for over 13 years. She is the CEO and Founder of Ashley Little Enterprises, LLC which encompasses her media, consulting work, writing, ghostwriting, publishing, book coaching, project management, and empowerment speaking. She is a serial entrepreneur, philanthropist, investor, and 5X best selling author.
Online Business Ops Strategist & Developer
A Technical Business Strategist, serial entrepreneur and developer who enjoys painting famous people and handsome bodies. Sydney has a successful business throwing the dopest paint parties ever! Sydney has sold a franchise of her paint party business, now operating in 3 states as well as acquiring other paint party businesses to scale her own state-wide.
Ms. Kemp’s tenacity, drive, determination and willingness to help others inspired her to found IT TAKES TWO, INC, a 501c(3) nonprofit organization that awards scholarships to students living in single-parent homes. Ms. Kemp has extended her philanthropic efforts through Jaemellah Kemp Consulting (JKC). JKC is an educationally-based nonprofit start-up consulting firm that assists aspiring entrepreneurs in successfully building a nonprofit founded on sound principles, actionable strategies and relevant information. Ms. Kemp has launched, in partnership with visionaries, over 30 nonprofit organizations with 100% 501c(3) approval rate.
Certified Credit Restoration Consultant
Kissena Sheets is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Back Office Credit Solutions. Her mission is to educate, elevate, and inspire consumers and business owners by empowering them to take charge of their financial lives. She provides financial consulting services to include credit, debt and money-management education, financial planning, and lending solutions specifically tailored for the individual and business needs of her clients.
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Grab your free ticket to the BrightGirls in Business Summit to join one or all of our sessions. Registrants will have the opportunity to ask questions and engage with our speakers.
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