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Dr. Zanthia Reddish, aka “The Ball Mom Doc”, is an educational consultant, certified professional life coach, speaker, and author whose passion is to teach, learn and empower others. As a lifelong learner and NBA mom, Dr. Zanthia combined 18 years of experience as a school principal and several years as a program administrator for an AAU youth basketball program to become the founder and CEO of Empowered Educational Consulting. Utilizing her rich background in educational administration, child development, and athlete management training, Dr. Zanthia provides personal life coaching and professional development to teachers, administrators, and parents of amateur and professional athletes that are research-based and steeped in faith with a focus on the power of relationships. In addition to presenting at conferences and being featured on several podcasts, Dr. Zanthia authored a book ALLEY-OOP! The Ultimate Assist for Parents of Athletes in which she shares information and tips for parents of athletes who want to raise champions on and off the court/field. Moreover, Dr. Zanthia is the founder of Pro-Moms Lifeline, an exclusive, private network for mothers of professional athletes to have a safe place to connect and get the social and emotional support, tools, and resources they so desperately need to navigate the unique complexities of being a pro-mom.

She also wrote an e-book entitled Rookie U: Thriving the First Year which accompanies a course designed to prepare and support parents as they navigate through the first year of supporting their professional athlete sons/daughters. Her e-book Life PreservHER accompanies her personal growth life coaching program that helps moms walk in their purpose, passion, and power as they support their athletes in doing the same. And somehow, Dr. Zanthia also finds the time to oversee the non-profit Reddish Family Foundation alongside her husband, Bob, who also co-founded Empowered. Dr. Zanthia is the proud mother of two awesome adult sons, NBA player, Cam(eron) and D-1 basketball player, Aaron. She holds certifications in athlete management and life coaching as well as five degrees, including a doctorate of education degree from Immaculata University, two master’s degrees from HBCU, Cheyney University, and an undergraduate degree in education from Temple University. Dr. Reddish resides in Atlanta, Georgia, and provides training and support to schools and families throughout the nation.

Madeleine Simmons is an equity partner with Stewart Miller Simmons Trial Attorneys and a City Councilwoman in the City of Brookhaven. She is dedicated to representing individuals who have been injured due to the negligence of others and holding wrongdoers accountable for their actions. She believes the most important thing a lawyer can do is fight injustice. Mrs. Simmons has tried over 30 personal injury jury trials as lead counsel in 11 different counties within the State of Georgia.


She focuses her trial practice on the motor vehicle, trucking, premises liability, sexual assault, and civil rights cases. She has recovered over $100 million in combined settlements and verdicts for her clients and their families. In 2020, she was selected to the Georgia Rising Stars list, an honor reserved for only 2.5% of attorneys in Georgia.

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Janean has been in the financial industry for over 25 years. She began her banking career with Bank One in Houston, TX. Janean was employed at SunTrust, now Truist Bank for 15 years. She was promoted to a Region Executive in February 2018, leading a team of over ninety branches and over five hundred teammates in the Maryland and Northern Virginia Market. Janean joined Wells Fargo in March 2019 and was responsible for several counties in South Atlanta. She joined VyStar as the Market President for Georgia March 2023. Janean is known for being an incredible coach and developing others to reach their full potential, which has been her legacy in her banking career. She believes people, process and precision are the three pillars in creating a successful team. Janean has held several board positions in the Atlanta community and believes in giving back. She is active in the community and has mentored girls with the I Am B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L nonprofit organization.

Janean is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and a member of the 100 Black Women of Metropolitan Atlanta, where she previously served as the group’s treasurer and currently serves on the Board of Directors. Janean is a graduate of Grambling State University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management with a Minor in Marketing.  Janean is married to her husband Tony, she has two dogs Bella and Ace, and she has one daughter Kourtney. In her spare time, she loves spending time with family and friends.


Dae Fenwick is the owner and creator of Kulture Karaoke. As a Detroit native, 80's baby, HBCU grad (Clark Atlanta University and Texas Southern University), personal injury & civil rights  attorney, and member of the first black sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Dae believes in making products for us, by us.


Dae’s love for music started at an early age. One of her favorite things to do with her father growing up was ride in the back seat and listen to “old school music.” They would play a game where Dae had to guess what a song was by just listening to the first few seconds. In this way, Dae learned the power of music, fun, and memories. 


Dae hopes you will enjoy Kulture Karaoke at your next game night, karaoke night, birthday party, road trip, Friendsgiving, pre-game or holiday gathering. Remember, grab a mic, grab your friends, and do it for the "Kulture!"


Shavonne Reed is the founder of OPUA Agency, a creative health marketing and communications firm. Her vision has evolved into the Future Health NOW movement and embodies a collective of Optimistic People Unified for Awareness to enhance workplace wellness through behavioral change designed to mobilize and amplify sustainable health. Her client base spans the Fortune 500 and larger all over the world. Her firm’s partnerships are rooted in developing campaigns designed to make healthy choices desirable, accessible and obtainable through awareness which will lead to sustainable positive behavioral change. The firm's mission is designed around the practice and associated philosophy that future health starts now, so positive behavioral change is needed to ensure future health. With better information and awareness, purpose-driven organizations are better able to connect with and boost adoption and change within communities.


She is on a mission to inspire every black woman and black girl who has a dream to passionately pursue their purpose and protect their health in the process by honoring themselves and prioritizing self-care. As a master storyteller, she educates and inspires organizations, C-Suite executives, business associations and universities alike to focus on the wellness of their people and the communities they serve and collaborate with. Shavonne recently published Ugly Duckling, an inspirational story about a young woman’s struggle to achieve corporate success.

Shavonne received her MBA in Business Management from Georgia Southern University and her Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communications from the University of West Georgia. She spent more than 20 years working in media, marketing, and communications for some of the world’s most prominent media outlets and health agencies in the world, leading multimillion-dollar advertising budgets and global marketing campaigns prior to founding her firm. She is now sharing valuable lessons learned and practical strategies to influence health. She resides in Atlanta, GA, with her husband and daughters, Lauren and London.

Tai brings two decades of expertise as a program management practitioner implementing IT and HR solutions across public and private sectors. She specializes in HR Transformations through policy creation, strategy, organizational change management, process improvements, training, and software solution implementation.


Alongside her corporate achievements, Tai has earned two master’s degrees: the first in Management of Information Systems, the other in Organizational Leadership and Learning from George Washington University. She earned her undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from the illustrious Winston-Salem State University in NC.


Tai is the CEO of H.E.R. PM, dedicated to delivering High-Quality Execution and Results for women executives and business owners. She leads a team of highly motivated and professional project managers who ensure their client’s projects reach the finish line successfully.


Yvonne Abraham is a highly skilled cyber security professional with over 10 years of experience in protecting sensitive data and networks. Yvonne is the CEO of Triniti IT Security Services LLC. She holds two Bachelors of Science's degrees, Industrial Technology (Drafting and Design) at Jackson State University and IT Security and Forensics at Kaplan University.  She holds multiple industry certifications. Yvonne has worked with various organizations to develop and implement robust security measures.


Yvonne is passionate about raising awareness about cyber security threats and educating individuals and businesses on best practices. As an ambassador for cyber security, she actively engages with the community through workshops, seminars, and online platforms to promote a safer digital environment. Yvonne's expertise and dedication make her a valuable asset in the fight against cyber threats." Yvonne is married and has 3 children and 3 grandchildren. She lives in the Atlanta metropolitan area.

Erica Wright believes in the inherent worth of every human. Erica's sense of faith propelled her to humanitarian work. Her desire for equity started early as a child. Erica, an Atlanta native, attended Atlanta Public Schools and later majored in Marketing Management Entrepreneurship while attending Gwinnett Tech. Erica, an ordained Deacon, acknowledges that her faith is critical to her life’s mission. Erica founded U First, Inc. in August 2014. U First Inc.’s mission is to provide people in need with the basics of health, hygiene, and love. Erica currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of U First, Inc. She spends most of her time with the community experiencing homelessness providing much-needed hygiene kits, meals, and hydration. Erica often travels to America to raise awareness about homelessness and assist those experiencing homelessness during her journey.
Erica's recognitions include an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Humanitarianism, the Guardian Angel Award, the Trinity Award, LGBTQ Leadership Award, and recognition from the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office, City of Atlanta School Board, Disabled American Veteran, DAV Auxiliary, Women on the Move “Collaborator Award,” the White House Lifetime Achievement Award, 2022 Proclamation from Fulton County Commissar Natalie Hall and Atlanta City Councilmember Keshia Waites. Erica serves on the Atlanta Mayor's LGBTQ Advisory Board and sits on the Youth Homeless subcommittee. Erica serves as an OUT Georgia Business Ambassador. And sits on the Board of Directors for Gateway Center for the homeless. When Erica's not working, you can find her traveling and spending time with her beloved family.

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Tammie Young-Ennaemba is manager of corporate affairs for Kroger’s Atlanta Division. She began her career with Kroger in 1997 when she entered the management training program.  Since joining Kroger, she has advanced to leadership roles, including assistant store leader, store leader, district deli/bakery coordinator, district operations manager, management recruiter for the Atlanta Division and district human resource leader. She has also served on several of Kroger’s strategic operational and DE&I initiatives.


Tammie has played an active role in Kroger’s volunteer campaigns with the Atlanta Community Food Bank, the Susan G. Komen Foundation and other Kroger community partners, as well as Kroger’s outreach initiatives with Atlanta’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities. She received a Bachelor of Science in General Studies with a concentration in Social Sciences from Louisiana State University where she attended on a Track and Field Scholarship. During Tammie’s time as an LSU Tiger, she earned several national championships as a member of the Women’s Track and Field Team. Tammie holds a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Shorter University.


As a mother of three, Tammie enjoys college football, quilting, traveling, and spending time with her family. Tammie’s inspiration and motivation as a leader derives from a famous quote of James Baldwin, “I can’t believe what you say because I see what you do.” 

“Being a servant leader requires that one’s actions align to their words. It builds trust and demonstrates integrity, which is the foundation for effective leadership.”  Tammy says.

Sherrod Shackelford, Co-Founder, CEO, and Chief Strategic Architect of Connect Branding, leads an award-winning branding and marketing firm in Atlanta. His entrepreneurial journey began at a young age, propelling him to enhance businesses' web and commercial presence. Recognized by Black Enterprise Magazine, Sherrod's expertise extends to social media, with over 300,000 followers across platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.


He leverages his technical skills in software and web development, graphic design, and federal government contracting. Sherrod's energy, creativity, and passion drive his success, evident in the 50+ industry awards received by Connect Branding and Marketing, his agency. A published author and captivating public speaker, Sherrod inspires diverse audiences and has been featured in various media outlets. He co-founded the Make Them Buy Marketing and Branding Boot camps.

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LaVon Lewis, Co-Founder, President, and Creative Director of Connect Branding, is a renowned authority in branding, design, and marketing. Based in Atlanta, Connect Branding is an award-winning firm transforming ideas into iconic brands globally. LaVon's expertise has earned him recognition by publications like Black Enterprise Magazine. His entrepreneurial journey began in college, and his ambition propelled him forward.


LaVon has provided creative direction for Fortune 100 companies and thousands of small businesses, making him one of Atlanta's Top 25 Rising Stars. With over two decades of success, Connect Branding has received 50+ prestigious awards, serving clients like SeaWorld, Panasonic, and Coca-Cola. LaVon is also an accomplished author, featured in various publications and TV shows, and a sought-after public speaker. He co-founded the Make Them Buy Marketing and Branding Boot camps.

Imani Smile Collection believes that oral care is more than just brushing your teeth. It's about embracing a holistic approach to dental hygiene that elevates the everyday routine, creating a healthier and happier smile. Founded in 2012 by dental hygienist Antionette Turner, Imani Smile Collection prides itself on its passion for all things natural. We specialize in providing oral care products that are not only effective but also gentle on your teeth and gums. Our mission is to harness the power of nature to enhance your oral health while keeping harmful chemicals and artificial ingredients far from your mouth.

With over ten years in the dental industry in Houston, Texas, coupled with her unparalleled professional experience, Turner has cultivated innovative and high-quality products that deliver exceptional results. From toothpaste to mouthwash, Imani Smile Collection’s range of products is carefully formulated using natural ingredients that are known for their oral health benefits.
We understand that each smile is unique, which is why our products are designed to cater to different needs and preferences. Whether you're looking for a whitening kit to brighten your smile or charcoal toothpaste for a more natural approach, we have you covered.

Our commitment to your well-being doesn't stop at our products. We are passionate about educating and empowering our customers to take control of their oral health. Through informative content and personalized recommendations, we aim to inspire you to make informed choices that result in a healthier, happier smile.At Imani Smile Collection, we believe that a beautiful smile is a reflection of a healthy body and mind. Join us on our journey to elevate your everyday oral hygiene routine and experience the transformative power of all-natural oral care.

Together, let's create healthier smiles, one brush at a time. For more information about Imani Smile Collection and its all-natural products visit


Charreah K. Jackson has served 20 years as a world-class communicator including award-winning CEO with clients on five continents, accomplished journalist published globally and impacting millions with transformative content and curriculum. 
Following 10 years at the world's largest magazine publisher working from intern to Senior Editor, she formed Shine Army 
to help others create connection and change. Through her proven strategies, magnetic energy and undeniable experience, she has led clients to results through communication consulting, executive coaching and scaled impact strategy.The company's signature platform Seen + Paid helps leaders like Lisa Nichols get booked for media and flip exposure to income. Charreah is a sought-after speaker known for interactive 

and informative keynotes and has spoken at BookCon, SXSW, BlogHer, Steve Harvey's Vault Conference, Soar by Bishop T.D. Jakes and the Pennsylvania Women's Conference featuring Serena Williams and Amal Clooney. Before turning 25, Charreah battled cancer, was downsized from her dream job in the recession and found out she was the other woman in a new relationship. Her setbacks taught her early the importance of owning our power and creating our life stories. She takes her own advice to star in your life story, which led her to interviewing Oprah Winfrey in the mogul's backyard - who called her "luminous," teaching at Disney World and speaking on stages globally from South Africa to Amsterdam. 

Coylitia Williamson O'Neal is a native of Athens, GA and currently resides in the southern crescent of Metro Atlanta. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Organizations Management and Keller Graduate School of Management with a Masters in Business Administration in Human Resource Management. She has over twenty five years of experience in both the long term care and the funeral service industries. Coylitia is currently involved in several
entrepreneurial and ministry endeavors. She is the Lead Pastor of Global Impact Christian Ministries in Stockbridge, GA.


As a second generation business owner, she upholds the mantle passed by her father, the late Coy C. Williamson, Jr. She lives by the scripture, “unto whomsoever much is given, much is required” and is affiliated with numerous civic and professional
organizations including Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., The Advancing Families Foundation, and Southern Crescent Pearls Foundation. Coylitia has previously served on Clayton County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Atlanta Technical College
– Continuing Education Advisory Committee and Southern Regional Medical Center Foundation Board.

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Dr. Brenda Jefferson is a powerful motivational speaker who uses elements from her personal story and couples it with the Word of God in order to encourage and motivate her listeners. Her niche audience, women of all ages, has grown mass appeal around the country and around the world including audiences in Asia, Africa, Europe and more!

Dr. Brenda is an entrepreneur (co-owner of Mr. B’s Southern Kitchen), philanthropist, and author whose latest book, “Praise Him While You Wait” gives people the principles to encourage others while dealing with adversity. Anyone who hears Dr. Brenda leaves with an enhanced perspective as to how to live their best life. Your audience will leave encouraged, motivated and empowered in a way they never have been for.

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