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Jokotade

@JokotadeOfficial

Vivian Jokotade Adeniyi, fondly known as “Jokotade”, is a Nigerian-American artist, creative entrepreneur, and speaker who inspires a global audience with her art, words, and voice.

Her journey as a serial entrepreneur and innovator began at an early age of six and for many years, Jokotade struggled with rising above the cultural label – “Jack of all trades, master of none.”

Now, with many successful startups under her belt, Jokotade inspires and teaches other multi-passionate, multi-gifted creatives how to choose and embrace their many talents, focus on their personal goals, and rise above cultural limitations.

Jokotade believes that every area of a woman’s life matters and is passionate about mentoring the next generation of women to win in life, love and business. Harnessing the power of technology, Jokotade is on a mission to raise visionary women in every country of the world.

Her teachings and presentations are simple, practical and relevant, helping women from diverse backgrounds and in over 100 countries, ignite their dreams, clarify their paths, and live out their potential.

When she is not in front of her computer originating ideas, or busy engaging audiences with her inspiring stories, she enjoys drawing, reading and cooking for her little family of four.

Get to know her when you visit her home online at Jokotade.com


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pastor stephanie ike

@stephanieike

Stephanie Ike is a remarkable communicator with a message of faith, hope and love.  A message she masterfully delivers as an author, pastor and filmmaker. She’s passionate about leading people into an understanding of God’s unconditional love and the identity they possess in Him.

Stephanie’s first book, “Moving Forward: Biblical Teachings for Walking in Purpose” was released in 2015. In “Moving Forward,” Stephanie answers timeless questions on breaking free from stagnancy using Biblical truths. Her second book is scheduled for release in April 2018.

Stephanie is an associate pastor at The Potter’s House at One LA, under the leadership of Pastors Touré Roberts and Sarah J. Roberts. Her passion for ministry was birth at the early age of 9, when a divine encounter changed her perspective of God.

Stephanie is the Founder of Nkeiru Productions, she oversaw production of “Stop Sign,” a short film to raise awareness for spousal rape. She believes in film as a tool to give hope, communicate truth and a weapon in the fight against injustice. Stephanie currently resides in Southern California.

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Stacey Flowers

@staceyflowers

Stacey Flowers is an International Speaker, Author and; Creative Consultant who will make you happy.

Born and raised in Omaha, NE Flowers has successfully navigated the world as both a professional and serial entrepreneur publishing her first book: Pregnant With Purpose in 2012, followed by God Wants You to Be Happy. Before internationally speaking, she honed her talents by designing and delivering training programs for Fortune 500 companies.

She earned her Master’s in Human Resources from Loyola University Chicago and her Bachelor’s in Legal Studies from College of Saint Mary. In addition to her speaking circuit Stacey is the Founder & President of The Flowers Foundation a non-profit organization working to catalyze transformational change to improve the lives of underrepresented and improvised populations worldwide.

Stacey shares her unshakable optimism with all who will listen via her social platforms, podcast, and personal blog (www.staceyflowers.com). She speaks around the globe with the bold goal to infect the world with happiness. Her hope is to teach people to live beyond preconceptions, boundaries, and limiting beliefs.

Stacey is a partner at Ambassadors Worship Center (Omaha, NE), member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the happy mother to her son Rakim.

Stacy Ike

@onetakestace

Stacy Ike is all things entertainment--from acting, to hosting, to fashion--stir in a dedication to social justice and many would call her a powerhouse. The oldest of five kids, Stacy hails from Houston,Texas. She graduated from University of Missouri’s famous J school with a degree in Broadcast-Journalism and has gone on to work as an entertainment host in Los Angeles and Australia. She is the co-founder of NAOMILiving.com (not afraid of my imperfections), an encouraging site and organization that inspires others to embrace their flaws and reach their potential.

Stacy often says, “Each moment I decide to be myself, I give someone else permission to do the same thing.” Her love for a microphone goes beyond herself. As an artist in the entertainment industry, she thrives on the mantra that one can find freedom in being who Christ created one to be. When she’s not rehearsing a scene for acting class, interviewing on the red-carpet, or dropping inspiration and straight talk on her Youtube channel, you might find her binge-watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S or obsessing over a new Netflix show with a huge bowl of kettle popcorn.

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Kim olusanya

@kimolusanya

Business Woman, Domestic Violence Survivor, and Visionary, Kim Olusanya has managed to transform experiences that were once traumatic into opportunities of growth and community.

Acknowledged as the CEO and founder of the Texas Bearings of Dallas, INC , Charter Hospitality, and the non-profit organization Action with Compassion Dallas, she’s taking her platform to the next level by way of healing and advocating the value of self worth.

Her vision is to encourage and inspire women across the U.S. to stand against abuse, build their self worth, and to dare to dream! 

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Courtney Sanders

@thinkandgrowchick

Courtney Sanders is an entrepreneur, speaker, and goal-achievement specialist. Through her training and development company, Think & Grow Chick, LLC, Courtney provides online & in-person education, mentorship, and community for women looking to accomplish big goals. Courtney is particularly passionate about personal development, as she personally experienced the consequences of poor habits and a lack of discipline when she found herself failing school and in serious credit card debt by just her sophomore year in college. After educating herself on the "ins and outs" of personal development, money management, and entrepreneurship, Courtney climbed her way out of debt in a few short years and went on to successfully launch Think & Grow Chick.

Since then, Courtney has had the opportunity to speak to and develop training programs for a number of organizations, including The White House My Brother's Keeper and Council on Women and Girls, Black MBAs, Credit Karma, and the FDIC, among others. Courtney has also designed personal and entrepreneurial development curriculum for the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

In 2015 she authored the book, Get What You Want: The Ultimate Guide to Figuring Out + Getting What You Want in Life which has since served as a catalyst for several related trainings and programs. Known for her gift of breaking down complex concepts in a fresh and relatable way, Courtney reaches over 75,000 women every month through her blog and social media platforms.

Courtney has been featured on numerous blogs and podcasts. She also provides frequent self-help, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy advice on her own website, thinkandgrowchick.com

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janette…ikz

@iamgenetics

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Jessica Chinyelu

@jessicachinyelu @womanofpurposenetwork

Jessica Chinyelu is a Nigerian-American, empowerment speaker, TV Host, entrepreneur, and Founder of Woman of Purpose. Through her non-profit organization, Woman of Purpose, Jessica provides online and in-person coaching, mentorship placement, annual conferences and community for women looking to pursue and achieve their God given passions and dreams. From a struggling drug addict who was sexually molested at a young age living a fast-paced promiscuous lifestyle to a successful entrepreneur, Jessica's courage, faith and determination has inspired followers worldwide and helped countless audiences become awakened to their dreams and walking in freedom.

As Founder and CEO of Woman of Purpose, Jessica developed the annual Woman of Purpose Conference and programs that have transformed the lives of women and altered the path of mind renewal.Her programs started in her home with just 8 women and since inception the Woman of Purpose ministry has more than multiplied. Known for her sincere and relatable spirit, Jessica has reached more than 100,000 women through social media platforms and the highly anticipated annual conference.    

Jessica is also a YouTube Host of her hit show, “DIALOGUE!” Jessica continues her journey with her following providing a clear and practical blue print for living a purposeful life, drawn directly from the life experiences and Godly encounters of the beloved host and featured guests. 

Jessica’s extraordinary story of God transforming her life from an abused, promiscuous, struggling addict to leading a powerful women’s ministry is the inspiration behind her bold mission to teach others that it is possible to live the dreams inspired by God, it just begins with walking in freedom. 

Jessica has been featured on many blogs and podcasts. She also provides many resources on relationships and prayer on her own website www.iamwomanofpurpose.com and www.jessicachinyelu.com

 

 

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Jalisa e. vaughn

@jalisaevaughn

JaLisa E. Vaughn is a dynamic influencer & entrepreneur with a hyper engaged audience. She is a 25 year old graduate of Syracuse University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Management & Technology.  She is from Pittsburgh, PA, moved to Dallas, Texas to be employed at Hewlett Packard Enterprise and has now fully transitioned into being a full time blogger & influencer. She loves God and is passionate about hair, fashion, beauty and all things lifestyle! With over 10 years of social media experience, she has accumulated an invaluable understanding of social media engagement, which has lead to several thriving businesses. She believes that she is more than just an influencer, but she is an opinion leader and taste maker who has single handedly gained the eyes and ears of her generation. 

 

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Nkem Okafor

@nkemvieve

Nkem Okafor is a senior healthcare executive with experience in strategy, business development, program management, hospital operations, and consulting. She is the Vice President of Strategy & Planning at Methodist Health System, a $1.4 billion, 9 hospital system in DFW. She oversees setting system-wide strategies and business planning, leads business development and growth activities, and guides market research and data analysis for the company’s decision-making.

Last year, Nkem was named one of the Top 15 Businesswomen in Dallas by the National Diversity Council. Previously, Nkem was a System Director at Houston Methodist Hospital System, where she oversaw programs focused on business development, operational improvement, global operations, community benefits, and population health management. Under her leadership, she expanded the company’s operations to new countries and turned a budget negative department into a profit-generating center, tripling revenue expectations. She also assisted in two acquisitions and improved operational performance, resulting in over $70 million in financial savings. She oversaw the system’s community benefits, totaling $530 million in funding for community health-related programs. She began her career at Deloitte Consulting as a Strategy & Operations Business Analyst.

Nkem has a Master of Public Health degree in Health Management from Yale School of Public Health and Yale School of Management, and a Bachelor’s from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, graduating cum laude and Honors with distinction. She serves as a Board Member of Woman of Purpose. She is also a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, and an active member of National Association of Health Services Executives and the Dallas Regional Chamber’s Leadership Dallas.

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Kirk & Tammy Franklin

@kirkfranklin  |  @iamtammyfranklin

For over two decades, Kirk and Tammy Franklin have been admired as one ofthe most successful couples in both the church and entertainment worlds. Married in 1996, they have built an international music ministry, while raising four children and maintaining a reputation for being both respected and relatable.

Kirk has been a pioneer in gap-bridging musicianship, uniting audiences across gospel, hip hop, pop and R&B. As a multi-platinum-selling artist, songwriter, and producer he has garnered numerous awards, including twelve GRAMMY® Awards, 39 Stellar Awards,16 Dove Awards, and eight NAACP Image Awards. He has also become a New York Times bestselling author.

Without question, the backbone of his successful career has been his beautiful wife and partner, Tammy. While consistently supporting Kirk in his career, she has developed a vital ministry and message all her own. With her warm, at-ease personality and comfortable speaking style, Tammy has drawn numerous requests to speak to teens and young adults, as well as single, engaged, and married women. “Kirk and I want to share the experiences that have made our marriage work,” Tammy explains. “Being ‘in love’ is crucial, but being best friends is just as important.”

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sopha & anthony rush

@sopharush | @rushanthony

If you were to ask Sopha Rush, 26, and Anthony Rush, 26, how they met, they'd recall a story that gives you Love & Basketball vibes.

The newly married college sweethearts met each other back in 2011 when Anthony transferred to her school to play basketball. Mutual friends introduced them and Sopha's interest was piqued by his mysteriousness. Anthony was reeled into Sopha by her aura and her vibe. From there, they became friends themselves, then best friends, and in 2013, made things official.

In her, Anthony saw her love for other people and God, connecting to her on a spiritual level in a way that he had never done in any other relationship before her. In him, she saw a man pursuing God wholeheartedly and God radiate through him. A quick peek at Sopha's Instagram filled with photos of her and her husband Anthony will have just about anyone labeling the couple as #relationshipgoals, but one conversation with them shows how deep their love goes and just how much being deeply rooted in Christ serves their union. 

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ezekiel & kiyanna azonwu

@wordsbyezekiel | @thisisglory

Son of Nigerian Immigrants, Ezekiel is no stranger to making the most of what is given to him. Yet he's wasted no time making his mark in the genre of spoken word.  Hard hitting poems like "Almost Saved" and "Silence is Deadly" have had a viral effect on Online and warranted a demand that has led to perform on countless stages across the Globe. As Husband and father of five, Ezekiel strives to exude his Passion for Christ and love people through his gift with words.

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Pastor bryan L. carter & first lady carter

@mrbryanlcarter | @mrsstephcarter

Bryan Carter serves as the Senior Pastor of Concord Church and is the lead staff member of our 9,000 member congregation. He is also committed to serving our community and the city of Dallas,and is currently serving on the boards of Impact Dallas Capital and Frost Bank Dallas.  He leads Harmony Community Development Corporation (LINK), an organization committed to improving the community of southern Dallas through building stronger families and economic development. He also leads the African American Pastors Coalition, a fellowship of over sixty churches committed to serving and addressing key needs in the Dallas community. His past board service includes the Dallas Mayor’s Taskforce Against Domestic ViolenceDallas Habitat for HumanityDallas ISD Education Foundation, and Mentoring Brother to Brother. He is also a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.

As a published author, Pastor Carter also serves as a co-presenter for 33 The Series, a curriculum on authentic manhood published by Lifeway, and a presenter for The Art of Marriage, a curriculum published by Family Life Ministries.

Bryan is a graduate of Oklahoma State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education with a focus in Science and Math and a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary where he received a Master of Arts in Christian Education with a specialization in Family Ministry.  He also is a recipient of an honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Dallas Baptist University. Bryan is married to his college sweetheart, Stephanie Sadberry-Carter, has two daughters, Kaitlyn and Kennedy, and has one son, Carson.

Stephanie Carter, affectionately known as "Lady Carter," provides leadership to the women of Concord church and the community. She serves approximately 500 women through Women of Worth, a weekly Bible study led by Concord Church, and leads the women of our church passionately with a focus on creativity, service, and biblical teaching. 

She is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. She served as a teacher and instructional specialist in Fort Worth ISD for six years.

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marty mcdonald

@martymotivates | @bosswomenwhobrunch

Marty McDonald is the founder of Boss Women Who Brunch. Marty created BWWB in 2016 as a personal need to connect with women who desired more.  She wanted to be around women who desired more from there 9-5 jobs. After great success from the first brunch in May 2016, she knew there was a need for women to collaborate together. Marty established the foundation of BWWB as a brand from each brunch and soon knew this was not just a social organization but an opportunity to help women cultivate the life they desired.

In 2018, Marty left her corporate job of 8 years to pursue Boss Women Who Brunch fulltime and make it a world wide known brand. Boss is her purpose in life to shown women, rather they are a corporate gal, side hustler or entrepreneur you have a voice and you can create the career of your dreams.

Marty is on a mission to connect with women who want more. But not a little more…Big More! Women who have Big Goals, Big Dreams and are chasing them every single day. Marty wants women to make their imprint in this world and that’s exact why Boss Women Who Brunch was created!  Marty’s plan to making this happen for women? Build a community of women to empower one another through connection, networking and workshops.  Marty realized last year that this is her true purpose in life and that most women are allowing fear to hold them back from accomplishing the goals they desperately want to achieve. The vision for Boss is to create a space that pushes you to be a better version of yourself. Marty is dedicated to providing an outlet that empowers women to take action over their life through Boss Women Who Brunch!

Viema Emmanuel-Perez

@viemaeperez

Viema Emmanuel-Perez is a Nigerian American therapist, life coach and public speaker. Her name is the combination of her parents' names, Victoria/Emmanuel.  Her life experience, education and work history have afforded her opportunities to pour into the lives of others from different socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds but her heart is for teens and young women.

In 2006, Viema completed a Masters in Counseling Psychology from Southwestern A/G University and has been pursuing a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology.

She has over ten years as a licensed professional counselor for the state of Texas helping emotionally distressed individuals. Within areas of: mood and thinking disorders, chemical dependency, self esteem issues, grief and psychological testing and evaluation. 

Viema is a life-giver. Her vibrant personality and spirited passion for others is used at her home church ministering in several roles as a host, leader, and Christian education teacher. She has a dedication to educate on the affects of mental health on the physical body.

Viema aspires to see others achieve their life purpose by working through pessimistic thoughts, overcoming negative life experiences and emotions, resulting in personal freedom and promotion of self growth.

Viema resides in the DFW area and is newly married to and shares life with, "senor", Abraham Perez. She and Abraham have their YouTube Channel, "That Perez Life."