The conference was founded by Kearn Cherry of PRN Homecare Services and Dorothy Wilson of Gulf Coast Woman Magazine, with the help of several others. Their goal was to create an event to Inspire, Empower, Connect and Recharge professional women, and elevate the successful woman as a whole, celebrating her not only in the workplace but in all areas of life.
Co-founder and director
VP of Operations at PRN Home Care
Kearn Cherry is a speaker, coach, entrepreneur, author and collaborator. She is the owner of PRN Home Care which is 23 years old. She’s vested over 30 years in the healthcare field and holds a degree in Occupational Therapy. Mrs. Cherry often speaks on “Create Your Own Event”, “Turning Connections into Major Collaborations”, “Create Your Own Door” and more. She has a popular coaching program where she teaches how to create a profitable event whether it is in-person or virtual, but NO BIG PARTIES!
She is co-founder and director of Success Women’s Conference which produced over 1,000 attendees. She is the creator of the Power Up Summit and Level Up Your Visibility and Profitability. It is about powering up your life, finance, health, career and business. Mrs. Cherry is the visionary author of her #1 Bestselling book anthology – “Trailblazers Who Lead” with 29 co-authors. She has a new book anthology called “Make It Happen” in which she is currently looking for 30 co-authors. She is a co-author of Women Inspiring Nations Volume 2 – “Success Must Be Taken” and “Unboxed”. Mrs. Cherry is starting her podcast show, KKonnections with Kearn Cherry, this year. She previously was the host/executive producer of “Unwrinkled Heart Caregivers’s Journeys”.
Mrs. Cherry is a community activist who engages in developing community activities such as Blessed Gyrls Rock! and the creator of the R.I.P.E. Conference (Resources, Information, and Planning for the Elderly). She sits on numerous boards: Girls Scouts of Greater Mississippi State board, Rebekah’s House, Mental Health Association, Lighthouse Business & Professional Women, Gulf Coast Gospel Music Awards and other organizations. She encourages women to network to increases that “Net” worth while building relationships that can lead to major collaborations. She often says “When one door is close go to the next one, if that would is close go around to the back, if that one is close, Create Your OWN, but never give up.”
Mrs. Cherry has been featured twice in Essence Magazine. Once as the “Comeback Queen”. She has been featured in numerous magazines, publications, podcasts and radio shows. She received numerous awards and recognition. She recently was recognized as one of the Top 50 Leading Business Women in Mississippi and the Governor’s GIVE Award for Outstanding Achievement in Empowerment Initiatives. (see attached Awards list). Mrs. Cherry and her husband/business partner, Dennis are proud parents of three successful children. Their son, Dannan Cherry, who is the owner of Handy Dandy Moving Services; Dr. Jasmine Padgett, MD; Dr. Denise Cherry, DMD and their grandson Dannan Jr.
Dorothy P. Wilson
Co-founder and director
Publisher, Gulf Coast Woman Magazine; Managing partner, CWR Digital Gulf Coast
Dorothy P. Wilson, the Career Accelerator, compels career women and entrepreneurs to leap, to be intentional about getting out of their own way and kicking the top off their potential. Co-founder of the Success Women’s Conference, she is super passionate about impacting the lives of women through career coaching; creating publishing platforms to elevate and amplify your brand; and crafting winning business strategies. She is an SBA Women in Business Champion; is recognized as one of 25 Top African-Americans in the State of Mississippi; and has been named a Top 10 Business Owner by the National Association of Business Owners (NAWBO). Her magazines average a reach of 177,500 monthly. Her books include “Little Book of Weapons: How to Defeat Your Giants”, “Unboxed: 25 Women Break Free & Soar”, Cheryl Wood’s “Women Inspiring The Nations” and “Unboxed 2: Living Your Faith Out Loud,” releasing later this year.
Tiffany D. Bell
Director at Women's Resource Center
Dr. Yolanda Jerry
Chief Information Officer
Founder, YJ Empowerment Solutions
Women's Conference has been named one of the top conferences for professional women in the U.S. It is a unique experience designed to inspire, empower, connect and recharge women.