Jokotade

@JokotadeShow

Vivian Jokotade Adeniyi, fondly known as “Jokotade”, is a Nigerian-American trailblazer, author, speaker and mentor to women, entrepreneurs and difference makers. Through her network of talk shows, Jokotade inspires diverse audiences by sharing personal stories and insight with much passion, relevance, and heart.  Her audio and video programs equip listeners and viewers in over 100 countries.

Her journey as a serial entrepreneur and innovator began at an early age of six.  With many successful startups under her belt, Jokotade combines her business background with her leadership experience equipping other emerging entrepreneurs and dreamers to start and grow influential organizations.

Her heart is first for women and she is passionate about mentoring the next-generation woman to win in life, love and business. Harnessing the power of technology, Jokotade is on a mission to raise and develop visionary women in every country of the world. Her teachings and presentations are simple, practical and relevant helping women from diverse backgrounds ignite their dreams, clarify their paths and live out their potential. 

Now a serial-turned-social entrepreneur, her recent projects include her breakout book, Fresh Start, the launch of The 7-Figure School for entrepreneurs, and the launch of Jokotade.tv, an online TV network focused on inspiring, mentoring and empowering women to live out a life of true success.

When she is not in front of her computer originating ideas, or busy engaging audiences with her inspiring stories, she enjoys reading and cooking for her husband. Together, they are raising two spectacular global influencers.

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

Jada Edwards

@jada_edwards

Jada Edwards is a Bible teacher and discipler. She has committed her life to equipping women of all ages, at all stages, with practical, biblical truth to help them live authentic and transparent lives. Jada has always had a passion for ministry and sharing God’s Word and has also served in various directional capacities within the local church as well as with numerous non-profit organizations.

Jada currently serves as the Creative Services Director and the Women’s Director for One Community Church, where her husband Conway serves as the Lead Pastor.

Jada holds a MBA with an emphasis in Organizational Strategy but her most significant education has come from the study of God’s Word. The unsearchable riches of the scriptures are her inspiration. 

In addition to her ministry in the local church and her teaching ministry, Jada works with Caribbean Choice for Christ, a U.S. based nonprofit leadership organization, founded by her and Conway. Their ministry focuses on developing and equipping Christian leaders throughout the United States and Jamaica.

Jada and Conway are parents to Joah and Chloe, and live in Allen, Texas.

Yvonne Orji

@yvonneorji

Yvonne Orji is a Nigerian-American actress, comedienne and writer who continues to display her versatility and passion with each project she takes on.  On television, she stars in HBO’s hit comedy series Insecure which premiered October 2016. The show follows the friendship of two modern-day black women and all of their uncomfortable experiences and racy tribulations. Yvonne stars as one of these women opposite Issa Rae, who is executive producing the show along with Prentice Penny and Melina Matsoukas.

Yvonne is also the creator of the sitcom FirstGen Show and was also the host of the hit Youtube talkshow Conversations by P4CM. Her and Jesus roll tight and she strongly believes in the power of waiting which was the basis of her popular TedTalk.

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.

Jackie Nwobu

@jackienwobu | @munaluchibride

Jacqueline Nwobu is the CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Munaluchi Bride Magazine, the leading nationally distributed wedding magazine and online wedding marketplace serving the $200 billion international wedding and events industry. Since the launch of Munaluchi in 2010, Jacqueline has grown the brand into an industry leader with a robust multi-cultural marketplace and social media influence of over 600, 000 followers worldwide. With a strong and focused vision to champion diversity, Jacqueline has successfully disrupted the industry to influence positive change and inclusiveness. Her TEDx talk on "Reshaping an Industry, One Like at a Time" has received rave reviews.

Prior to launching Munaluchi Bride, Jacqueline obtained her B.S. degree in Medical Technology and worked for major pharmaceutical and diagnostic companies, including Johnson and Johnson. The rapid success of her magazine has landed her interviews on NBC, ABC and WPIX NY. Jacqueline resides in New Jersey with her husband and three children. Learn more about Munaluchi at www.munaluchibridal.com

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

Dominique Broadway

@dominiquebroadway

Dominique Broadway is an award winning Financial Planner, Personal Finance Coach, Speaker, Finance Expert, Entrepreneur and the Founder of Finances De•mys•ti•fied & The Social Money Tour. She has a strong passion for working with young professionals, entrepreneurs and people of all ages to bring their Dreams2Reality. Dominique began working at major brokerage firms such as UBS Financial Services and Edelman Financial Services, at the ripe age of 21, focusing on clients with $10 million and up in investable assets.

Shortly after launching Finances De•mys•ti•fied, an award winning organization that provides Personal Finance Coaching & Financial Capability solutions, she was named one of the top Financial Advisors in the United States for Millennials, at the age of 28.

Dominique is known for being highly favored to share her entrepreneur story, financial expertise and words of wisdom to universities such as Georgetown University, Howard University and University of Maryland, among others and corporations such as NBC Universal and numerous non-profits. Dominique has also received various accolades such as the Top 30 Under 30 in Washington DC, the DC Future Business Leader of America Businessperson of the Year and nominated for the Changemaker of the Year for her work with Financial Literacy.

Dominique is proud alum of Bowie State University where she received her Bachelors of Business Administration with a focus on Banking and Finance. To further her education she went on to receive her Master’s of Science in Financial Management from University of Maryland University College.

Dominique’s demystified financial advice, has been highlighted on Yahoo!, Pageonce, TheNest.com, Baltimore Sun, Black Enterprise, Marketwatch.com, Ebony Magazine, Levo League, SmartCEO, U.S. News, USA Today, Refinery 29 and other media outlets.

Jessica Chinyelu

@jessicachinyelu @iamwomanofpurpose

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

 

 

Stacey Flowers

@staceyflowers

Stacey Flowers is an International Speaker, Author & 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.

Queen Smith

@queenk_smith

 Queen K. Smith was born and raised in Cameroon, West Africa. Both her upbringing and background have afforded her the opportunity to understand diversity and relate to people from different nationalities and walks of life. In ministry, Queen is known best for her real and passionate application of God’s Word and bringing stories in the Bible to life. Her passion and knowledge of storytelling has afforded her the opportunity to coach others to unpack their stories and share with relevance. She holds the belief that every person is created uniquely with their own purpose and plan; she enjoys partnering with others and watching God’s plan unfold in their lives.

A graduate of UT Tyler and Liberty University, Queen holds a Master’s of Arts in Human Services and has a background in the following fields; mental health, IDD (Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities), Substance Abuse, and Life Coaching. She currently works in the social service field with the at-risk population in order to connect them to resources in the community that can help eliminate or decrease barriers they face. Queen is the founder of Open Seat, a gathering for women focused on community and stories.

She is married to her best friend, Rickie Smith, and together they have a beautiful daughter. Queen and her family currently reside in the Dallas area.

Jennifer Onwumere

@jengerbreadmktg

Jennifer Onwumere is founder of Jen-gerbread Marketing, a Dallas-based PR, Event & Brand Consulting company that assist start up brands with their marketing strategy and visibility efforts. Jenifer has over 10 years of industry experience, and has spearheaded the launch of major projects for brands such as Blackberry, Nintendo and Visa among many others.

Prior to starting her business, Jennifer Onwumere spent years in the experiential marketing industry working with several Fortune 500 brands including Samsung, Toyota, Red Baron and more.

Jennifer is also the founder of The Ladies Roundtable, a 3 day conference designed to empower women, as well as the Finesse Your Life Tour, a national 3 city tour aimed at motivating women to achieve their dreams.

Jennifer received her undergraduate degree in Public Relations with a minor in Business from the University of Texas at Arlington. She attained her Master of Science in Managerial Science from Amberton University.

Jennifer’s company, Jen-gerbread Marketing, provides public relations, event planning, strategy and consulting services for start-up entrepreneurs and business owners. In 2014, Jennifer was presented the Dallas Top 40 under 40 by I-10 Media.

For more information on her marketing/pr consulting company, log on to www.jengerbread.com.

 

Obia Ewah

@obiaewah  |  @obianaturals

Presented with the “2015 Best Emerging Brand for Type 4 Natural Hair” by the editors at Naturally Curly; OBIA Naturals is focused on producing vegan, pH balanced, non-toxic hair and body care products that offer a natural alternative to conscientious consumers.   The OBIA Naturals journey began in 2012, when Obia Ewah decided to use her dual bachelor’s degree in both Chemistry and Biology to start a hair and skin care line that addressed her sensitive skin needs.

On the path to becoming a doctor, it was during Obia’s 3rd year of medical school when she fell ill and started becoming more conscientious of the foods she ate and the products she used on her hair and body.  As a part of her quest to live a healthier lifestyle, Obia decided to shed her relaxed tresses for her naturally tightly coiled texture.  Known as the “Big Chop,” Obia’s newly embraced coif left her needing the right combination of products to tame her thick hair without jeopardizing her overall health with toxins.  A former chemist for private label cosmetic manufacturing companies, Obia recognized the void in the market and began tinkering with her own formulas that used the natural ingredients that she had spent years studying about during her days at the University of North Texas.

In just 4 short years, what started out as botanical blends for friends and family has blossomed into a global business of pH Balanced, herbal based vegan products that do not contain: mineral oil, sulfates, petroleum, alcohol, silicones, honey, beeswax, goat’s milk or animal protein.  Being a member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists enables Obia to attend seminars regularly to stay on the pulse of the latest beauty industry studies and research.   Using science based technology, OBIA Naturals products have developed an award winning reputation for high quality formulations that are composed of easily absorbed natural humectants that nourish all hair textures and skin types.

A well-respected beauty industry thought leader, OBIA Naturals uses educational Instagram clips and DIY YouTube videos as a platform to inspire and educate women on the science behind healthy hair.  Obia’s passion for quality ingredients has propelled OBIA Naturals to the forefront of the natural hair movement with features by top beauty influencers and magazines.  OBIA Naturals is now available in Wal-Mart, Target, Sally Beauty, CVS, Bed Bath & Beyond and in beauty supply and salon’s in over 21 countries.

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Nkem Okafor

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.

Chioma Nwogu-Johnson

@DureEvents

Dure Events is a full-service Wedding and Event planning company based in Houston, Texas. Chioma specializes in designing & planning Social and Corporate Events and Weddings. Dure Events believes that Wedding planning is a journey they take with every couple. With their experience and impeccable attention to detail they create a uniquely styled wedding that will reflect the personalities and relationship of each couple.

Chioma has been a wedding/event planner, designer and coordinator for about seven years. She never thought she would be a Wedding planner. It was a happy accident. When she started her business, wedding planning was not respected or even acknowledged especially in the Nigerian society. Celebrations such as weddings were catered to and planned by family members and friends, and so people saw no reason to spend the extra cash in hiring a planner. In the spirit of friends plan other friends’ weddings, she took on a wedding and the positive responses she received were overwhelming and that inspired her to go into the wedding industry.       

Chioma serves as the official planner and coordinator of The Woman of Purpose Conference. Dure Events has been featured on CNN,  Munaluchi Bridal Magazine, Ebony Magazine, Essence Magazine, Bella Naija, Buzz feed, and Cosmopolitan. 

Rachel L. Proctor 

@rachellproctor

Engaging. Motivating. Powerful.

Those are just a few words that others have used to describe Rachel L. Proctor as a speaker, author and business leader. She loves motivating and inspiring audiences of any size to live out their God given purpose!

Texas-bred entrepreneur, Rachel L. Proctor, has revolutionized the way women lead in business, ministry and public service. Rachel currently serves as the Mayor Pro Tem for the city of DeSoto, Texas. She was re-elected in a General Election in May 2014, winning the election overwhelmingly with 78% of the vote. She also serves as a board member for the Dallas County Child Welfare Board.

Ms. Proctor is the Owner and Administrative Director of the Neighborhood Christian Learning Center of Dallas, Inc. NCLC of Dallas is also a part of Dallas ISD’s School Readiness Integration Program and has been designated by the Texas Education Agency as a “Pre K Center of Excellence”! She also owns and operates Property Management Inc. - Metro Dallas; a full service property management firm which serves clients throughout the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex.

As a consummate entrepreneur and savvy business woman, Rachel grew up watching her dad, the late Cecil Ray Proctor, build businesses and she began working alongside him starting at the tender age of 14. It was that opportunity that planted a seed that would grow into her deep desire to help other aspiring business owners realize the dream of charting their own course in life through entrepreneurship.

In 2011, she stepped out on faith and created her first corporation, Raysquared, Inc. The focus of Rayquared, Inc. is to mentor and coach budding entrepreneurs and help them create socially responsible businesses aimed at changing the world around them.
Her zest for building brands has led her to create multiple online business coaching programs as well as host multiple live events to help women entrepreneurs get their start in business and leadership. Most recently Rachel saw a need to help aspiring entrepreneurs with little to no experience in business ownership get the tools they need to launch side businesses while still working their full time jobs. This led her to create her digital business training program - 30 Day Business School™. Over 1,000 students worldwide and in 10 different countries have taken this course to date!

As the brainchild and creator of the eMErge™ Online Devotional App, Rachel engages her app subscribers with daily inspirational messages, shareable timeline graphics for social media and Bible studies to help them live intentionally in their faith, life, love and businesses! Rachel is a two-time published author. Her first release, "My Best Year Ever: 12 Lessons to Help You Make This a Year to Remember” has received rave reviews from women all over the globe! She has crafted the “My To Achieve Journal: Plan Your Day and Conquer Your Year” Action Guide and journal. This a practical roadmap of proven strategies to help the busy, modern women be more productive and intentional with each day to produce the desired outcomes for their year.

Community service is at the heart of everything Rachel does. Her love for her alma mater, DeSoto High School, fueled her to launch a non-profit called EMERGE Leadership, Inc. (ELI) which helps female, first generation college students navigate the journey from high school to college through creative programming and scholarship opportunities. To date, ELI has provided young women with scholarships totaling nearly $10,000 since its inception in 2013!

She has been recognized by the Dallas Business Journal as an inductee in the 2016 "Top 40 Under 40" Class. She has also been recognized by the Lancaster, Texas Chamber of Commerce as a leader to look out for in their “Top 40 Under Forty” 2013 Class. She received the Steed Society Female Success Factor Award naming her as one of the “Top 25 Women of Dallas” for 2014 and the Mabel Chandler Distinguished Award from the Elite News for her service to Dallas County. She has also been awarded the South Dallas Business & Professional Women's Club Ombudswoman Award for her contributions to youth. She was voted “Best Elected Official” in the Focus Daily News Readers Choice Awards. She was given the Community Service Award by the Old Chisholm Trail Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Rachel is also a 2015 DeSoto High School Alumni Hall of Fame Inductee!

Rachel is currently a Minister in Training through the Potters House School of Ministry which is also her home church. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Texas at Arlington and she is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Rachel’s influence is also strong in her personal brand with an exploding social media presence and a growing loyal following more affectionately known to her as the Emerge Online Community, which is a community of visionaries aspiring to live their best lives now! Whether Rachel is ministering to congregations or training leaders within corporate organizations, she is sure to leave an indelible mark wherever she goes! She looks forward to connecting with you on her inspirational blog, RachelLProctor.com!

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Lizzy O 

@TheDIYLady | @LizzyOPhotography

Lizzy O is a Blogger, YouTuber, Photographer and a Self Proclaimed "Do It Yourself Lady" hence why she's most popularly known as TheDIYLady. In March of 2008, Lizzy was in a car accident that affected her spinal cord. This incident changed everything about her life and she had to adjust to life in a wheelchair. Although life changed, Lizzy didn't allow life in a wheelchair to be a setback. She began to use every gift within her to encourage those around her.

Lizzy uses her social media platforms with the hope to inspire everyone especially those with disabilities to live a fulfilled life and realize that impossible is nothing through Christ Jesus. Lizzy has reached millions through her transparent and heartfelt Youtube videos. She has also been featured on BuzzFeed, Essence, Hallmark and many other publications. 

She has a bachelor's of science in nursing and recently married the love of her life.  A style enthusiast and Jackie of all trades as she jokingly describes herself. 

Lizzy blogs at www.thediylady.com and her photography website is www.LizzyOPhotography.com.  

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Dr. Margaret Ellis

@Classikcorp

Dr. Margaret Ellis is a Certified International Speaker, Leadership Trainer and Coach. She is an author, a certified marriage coach, a writer, blogger, minister of the word and a coach of Influence.  

She is the CEO of CLASSIK Consulting, a proprietor of CLASSIK Kitchen & Recipes and brand ambassador for Coaches of Influence.  Before she ventured into the world of entrepreneurship, she has worked for 20+ years in the education, retail and financial services industries.   

Dr. Ellis is a native of The Gambia, West Africa where she was born, raised and culturally nurtured before her emigration to the United States. She a wife, mother, sister and a woman who has dedicated her life to servant leadership. 

She is a great contributor to human development which shines through her contribution to valuable organizations across the globe.  In addition to serving at different capacities in three ministries and four non-profit organizations, she also serves as a board of advisor for the continent of Africa and an appointed goodwill ambassador for iChange Nations along with her recent appointment as World Civility Ambassador.

Dr. Ellis can be described in many ways however; she is branded as being passionate, driven, nurturing and an ultimate influencer who always seeks opportunities to help others discover and walk in their purpose

Amanda Bell

@iamamandabell

Amanda Bell, founder and host of Because Women Love Brunch and blogger of SophisticatedPosers.com is the youngest of 3 siblings often referred to as "Lisa's Girls". She is known for her positive spirit and actions of unity among women. Through her blog and social media Amanda shares motivational stories, travel adventures and fashion "how to" guides. 

Her journey of engaged leadership started when she became the president of her 8th grade student body. Even at a young age she had a passion for gathering and connecting people to the right resources and relationships. It was that love and passion that birthed Because Women Love Brunch also known at "BWLBrunch". A community built for women, by women that provides a save haven for women to build resulting relationships, engage in genuine conversation and build connectivity with other like-minded women. 

"Most communities target a specific type of woman to be apart of their organization; they put you in a box of what you need to be in order to fit into their group. Which is why our community only ask that women have goals and aspirations that they are actively working on, be open-minded to increasing their network and expanding their circle of friends and most importantly that they allow themselves to be changed by the relationships they create."

Because Women Love Brunch held it's first event in April 2016 with 12 women in Dallas, TX and in a short time has grown to over 1,800 members, 3 chapters (Dallas, San Francisco, and New York), and has held 12 events and counting. Amanda is beyond grateful for all of the love and support that has been shown to the community and is excited for what the future holds.

Amanda obtained her B.S.of Marketing from University of Texas at Tyler and is a native of East Texas who current resides in San Francisco, California. Although she now has a California zip code her heart will always reside deep in the heat of Texas. Learn more at Amanda at www.bwlbrunch.com

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."