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Our Speakers


Abhi Golhar

National Radio Host | Speaker | Entrepreneur

Abhi Golhar is a real estate investor, entrepreneur, 3x nationally syndicated radio show host on the Wall Street Business Radio Network, and media figure, whose experience encompasses print, podcasting, radio, and television appearances.
As a much-sought-after voice in real estate investment and entrepreneurship, Abhi has written for a variety of publications including Forbes, Inc., Huffington Post, and industry-specific magazines like Inman and Think Realty.
With a passion for entrepreneurship and reforming healthcare education, Abhi has grown 4 startups with the most recent being NPHub. This startup launched in Q3 2017 and now serves 1,000+ nurse practitioner students with yearly revenues exceeding $3M+ with no venture, angel, or equity/debt investment. He currently is the principal at Meridian 84 and Blue Apple Labs, an Atlanta business acquisition and investment firm and venture studio, respectively.


Adi Y. Segal

Healthcare Executive | CEO

Adi Y. Segal is a distinguished healthcare executive and CEO of Hapi, a platform pioneering the extension of mental health care by offering "Active Listening as a Service" (ALaaS) and emotionally intelligent AI. With his visionary leadership, Hapi aims to alleviate the ever-growing unmet need for mental health care and loneliness, the world’s largest epidemic.


Alexia Vernon

Founder and President, Step into Your Moxie | Keynote Speaker and Author | Women's Leadership and Communication Skills Expert


Andrẻ Swanston

Founder | DynamicTech Innovator Media Magnet


Andy Wyatt

Author of Pro Leadership | Founder & Head Coach Andrew Wyatt Leadership LLC

Andy portrays in painstaking honest detail what it takes to handle those stirring moments of success properly, and face the tough decisions all business leaders face, which can often mark the difference between winning and losing.


Arndrea Waters King

Speaker | Media Guest


Bea Wray

Co-Founder of Millennial Women Network | Leadership Expert | Author | Keynote Speaker

An innovation expert, Bea helps thought leaders share their stories, passions and knowledge as they invent, launch, and promote new products. As the former Chair of the Entrepreneurship Practice Group at Advantage Media Group, ForbesBooks, Bea further leveraged the wisdom and experience of these innovators through branding, visibility, and marketing efforts substantiated by the ForbesBooks brand name.


Benny Pough

Music Executive | Entrepreneur | Author | CEO of Dverse Media | Real Estate Proprietary

Decades of dedication and determination propelled Benny Pough to the forefront of the music industry and made him one of today’s successful and innovative business leaders. Pough has helped shape the sound and culture of music worldwide, having been instrumental in delivering radio hits for superstar artists. Pough’s legacy continues as a master of promotions and marketing, coupled with an unmatched eye and ear for talent.


Charisse Lillie

Speaker | Author | Consultant | CEO of CRL Consulting LLC

Charisse shares her insights for the next generation of attorneys, activists, and authors to make an impact in your career and your industry. Her lessons from mentors, advisers, and leadership on corporate and nonprofit boards highlight the role of diversity in tipping the scales towards balance in the legal profession. Lillie provides audiences with the tools to handle the playing field, pitfalls, and pathways to progress.


Charles D. Smith

NBA Legend | US Olympian | Head of Sports & Entertainment Mediacom | Fierce Facilitator

Charles D. Smith Jr. is Founder/CEO of Urban Icon International focused on developing sports & entertainment districts. With over 25 years of experience as a successful entrepreneur and corporate executive, Smith is highly esteemed for his business insights at the intersection of Sports, Business, Events and Technology.


Chinwe Esimai

Forbes Contributor | Award-Winning Lawyer | Speaker | Citi Chief Anti-Bribery Officer

Chinwe Esimai is a Nigerian-born, Harvard-trained lawyer who is passionate about inspiring generations of immigrant women leaders. Along with her mother, three brothers, and sister, she relocated to the United States in 1995, right before college.


Chitra Nawbatt

Business Builder / Growth Leader / Media Contributor


Curtis Jenkins

Entrepreneur | Advisor | Author | Keynote Speaker

Curtis Jenkins is the owner of Jenkins & Associates, Inc and specializes in developing strategies with small business owners to grow their companies to 7 & 8 figures with his patented methodology: The Realization Framework Experience(R).
His structured program helps small business owners to:

Articulate a Vision that's understood by all
Organize business operations: People and Cashflow
Create, execute and measure their goals to realize their vision


Curtis Valentine

Founder | Educator | Speaker | Co-Director

Curtis Valentine, founder of Real Men Teach, is at the forefront of advocating for the recruitment and retention of male educators of color. His initiative stems from the insights gained during his ten-year tenure as an At-Large School Board Member for Prince George’s County Public Schools, and the subsequent creation of the Male Educator Network. Through Real Men Teach, Curtis collaborates with schools, districts, nonprofits, and universities to champion diversity in teaching.


DeeDee Trotter

Keynote Speaker | Olympic Champion | Chef


Devon Drew

Founder & CEO, DFD Partners


Dondré Whitfield

Actor | Speaker | Social Commentator | Restoration Agent | Author

Words possess the power to create a sense of calmness, healing, transformation, and deliverance. When Dondré speaks, his essence releases wisdom, practical strategies, and timeless answers that bring to life relational healing and self-discovery moments among men and women. His message targets a wide array of impactful life and relationship topics related to manhood, leadership, parenting, and spiritual inspiration. He shares from his wealth of life experiences that span across family dynamics, his career, and his inner life. He harnesses the power of these experiences to influence the course of the collective male conscience through his vulnerability and willingness to share.


Dorinda Walker

Cultural Strategist | Award Winning Marketer | Author | Podcaster | Community Advocate | Change Agent | Content Creator

From drug dealer, multiple suicide attempts, and no self-worth, Dorinda has transformed into an acclaimed author, highly praised businesswoman, coach, and influencer. From chaos and dysfunction to peace and purpose, Dorinda Walker is fast becoming a celebrated writer, empowerment speaker and, advocate for positive change. She’s now on a mission to transform the lives of many who are seeking to live a life of purpose as a certified John Maxwell coach, trainer, and speaker!


Dr. Argie Allen-Wilson

CEO | Speaker | Executive Coach and Relationship Transformationalist | Author

With over 25 years’ experience as a Mental Health & Relationship Therapist, Dr. Argie Allen Wilson is a renowned national television and radio personality, often appearing as a mental health & relationship expert.


Dr. Britta M. Wilson-Uter

Chief Engagement Strategist & Former Pixar Executive | Champion of Authentic Narratives & Inclusive Cultures | Author & Speaker

As a former Vice President of Inclusion & Outreach at the renowned Pixar Animation Studios, Britta's legacy lies in amplifying diverse voices to craft universal narratives that resonate deeply and authentically with audiences. Most recently, Britta served as the Vice President, Inclusion & Outreach at the renowned Pixar Animation Studios, where her work was rooted in enabling a workplace and leaders who were committed to belonging and amplifying untapped voices to craft universal narratives that resonate deeply and authentically with audiences.

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