Speakers

Iyanla Vanzant

Keynote Speaker

From welfare mother to New York Times best-selling author, from the Brooklyn projects to Emmy Award winner, from broken pieces to peace, Vanzant is one of the country’s most celebrated writers and public speakers, and she’s among the most influential, socially engaged and acclaimed spiritual life coaches.

Vanzant is the host and executive producer of the award-winning breakout hit “Iyanla: Fix My Life,” the No.1 reality show on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.

She holds multiple degrees — including a law degree from City University of New York — and was named one of Ebony magazine’s 100 most influential black Americans. She gained notoriety with a popular segment on The Oprah Winfrey Show in the late ‘90s and went on to write 15 books, including six New York Times best sellers.


Gloria Mayfield Banks

Keynote Speaker

Gloria Mayfield Banks has broken barriers with Mary Kay, becoming the first black woman to be named an independent elite executive national sales director with the cosmetics giant.

Gloria Mayfield Banks is an internationally renown entrepreneur, speaker and author who overcame dyslexia to earn degrees from Howard and Harvard universities. She also overcame domestic abuse to become the top-ranked elite national sales director for Mary Kay, leading a multimillion-dollar sales team. In her book Quantum Leaps, she gives readers 10 tips to help them soar personally and professionally.

Described as “energy in motion,” Mayfield Banks’s dynamic leadership style has been featured in Fortune, Black Enterprise, Glamour, and Ebony, as well as numerous TV appearances. Besides training professionals on six continents, the Baltimore resident founding partner of Charisma Factor, a corporate event planning company.


Deborah Gardner, CMP

Deborah Gardner, CMP

A Swimming Champion Turned Author & Performance Expert
Cheryl Wood

Cheryl Wood

International Speaker, Author and Coach
Jewel Tankard

Jewel Tankard

Global Economist, Star of Bravo

Loren Fogelman

Loren Fogelman

Top-Ranked Business Success Coach, Keynote Speaker, Author
Aprille Franks

Aprille Franks

Master Business Coach
Dr. Sonja Stribling

Dr. Sonja Stribling

TV Host, Life & Business Strategist, Author, International Speaker

Warren Carlyle

Warren Carlyle

Co-Founder at Ready To Propel
Sharon Delaney McCloud

Sharon Delaney McCloud

Emmy Award-winning broadcaster, cancer survivor, Olympic Torch Bearer
Tiffany Largie

Tiffany Largie

President at Tiffany Largie

Andy Henriquez

Andy Henriquez

Strategic Storytelling Expert
Mel McSherry

Mel McSherry

International Business Development Coach and Speaker
Myla Bennett

Myla Bennett

Plastic Surgeon at Ederra Bella Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa

Shawn Harper

Shawn Harper

Former 7-Year NFL Player, Investor, CEO of American Services and Protection
TeeJ Mercer

TeeJ Mercer

Chief NoiseMaker of Media Mavericks Academy
Trish Leto

Trish Leto

Live Video Marketing Consultant

Stephanie Barnes

Stephanie Barnes

Coach, Author, Speaker and Attorney
Natasha Davis

Natasha Davis

Chief Branding Strategist
E.R. Spaulding

E.R. Spaulding

Founder at ER Spaulding LLC & BlackWoman Startup LLC

Gay Saxon

Gay Saxon

Director of Workforce Training
Ebony Porter-Ike

Ebony Porter-Ike

CEO at The epiMediaGroup, LLC
Aikyna Finch

Aikyna Finch

Social Media Coach, Speaker and Trainer

Dr. Cozette M. White

Dr. Cozette M. White

FOX TV Money Matter’s Expert, Advisory Accountant & Tax Expert, Author
Cassandra Hill

Cassandra Hill

Owner at Holistic Living Consulting LLC
DeKesha Williams

DeKesha Williams

Virtual COO at Vizions Consulting

Chinika Hughes

Chinika Hughes

Account Executive at iHeartMedia
Tyla-Simone Crayton

Tyla-Simone Crayton

CEO OF Sienna Sauce
Nena B. Abdul-Wakeel

Nena B. Abdul-Wakeel


Darnyelle Jervey Harmon

Darnyelle Jervey Harmon

CEO, Business Growth Speaker & Strategist
Dee Taylor

Dee Taylor

Caregiving Expert, Author, Professional Speaker
Saundra Dalton-Smith

Saundra Dalton-Smith

Physician, Author, Speaker

LeAnna Saucier

LeAnna Saucier

Director of Resource Development at United Way of South Mississippi
Tina Seymour Demoran

Tina Seymour Demoran

CEO/Owner at Seymour Law Firm
Jennifer Harris

Jennifer Harris

CEO & Founder at Purses, Pumps & Power Network

Crystal Cunningham

Crystal Cunningham

CEO/Founder at Crystal Clear Communications & Consulting
Irma Martin

Irma Martin

AARP Mississippi Speaker
Shelia Rivers

Shelia Rivers

Owner & Chief Therapist at Rivers Psychotherapy Services

Justin Burns

Justin Burns

CEO at Miestro
Lindsey Vertner

Lindsey Vertner

International Personal Development Coach, Transformational Speaker, Leadership Consultant, Credit Building Expert
Che Brown

Che Brown

The Happy Entrepreneur

Shawn LaRe Brinkley

Shawn LaRe Brinkley

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, Trauma Transformation Coach
Michelle Spencer

Michelle Spencer

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Kiki Baker Barnes

Kiki Baker Barnes

Athletic Director and President CEO

Roberto C. Candelaria

Roberto C. Candelaria

CEO & Co-Founder of Ready To Propel, LLC
Reagan Nevels

Reagan Nevels

Inspiration Influencer
Dr. Kennette Thigpen

Dr. Kennette Thigpen

CEO/Founder at Rise Women's Network

Precious Williams

Precious Williams

CEO of Perfect Pitches by Precious, LLC
Leah Frazier

Leah Frazier

Founder at Think Three Media
Deborrah Ashley

Deborrah Ashley

Marketing Strategist and LinkedIn Trainer

Constance Carter

Constance Carter

CEO, Author, Speaker, Investor
Dr Carey Yazeed

Dr Carey Yazeed

CEO of Beauty, Brains & Business
Tess Tims

Tess Tims

President at Tess Tims Institute

Cathy Northington

Cathy Northington

Chief Operating Officer at Mississippi Economic Council
Beverly Walthour

Beverly Walthour

Business Strategist and TV & Radio Show Host
Trevor Otts

Trevor Otts

The Billion Dollar Brand Man

Darienne Mobley

Darienne Mobley

President at Darienne Inc.
Bryant Lavender

Bryant Lavender

Speaker and Author
Jerrica Dodd

Jerrica Dodd

Pharmacist, Entrepreneur and Leader

Justin Morgan

Justin Morgan

Founder at Automation Mastery
Ashley Little

Ashley Little

Co-Founder and Owner of T.A.L.K Radio/TV Network
Froswa' Booker-Drew

Froswa’ Booker-Drew

Vice President at State Fair of Texas

Jena Bell

Jena Bell

CEO & Founder at Pathways To Abundance, LLC
Dawn Lieck

Dawn Lieck

International Speaker, Health and Wellness Life Coach, Author
Tye Miles

Tye Miles

Personal Power Expert

Angie Juzang

Angie Juzang

Director of Marketing and Business Development at Garden Park Medical
Nenette Gray

Nenette Gray

Founder & CEO at Lemonade Creative Marketing, LLC
SharRon Jamison

SharRon Jamison

Life Strategist, Author, Speaker

Karol Brandt

Karol Brandt

Amazon Best Selling Author, The Struggle Is Real
Keva Scott

Keva Scott

Chief Executive Officer at Boys & Girls of the Gulf Coast
Darin Adams

Darin Adams

Success Coach at Keap/Infusionsoft

Sally-Ann Roberts

Sally-Ann Roberts

Former anchor at WWL-TV New Orleans

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It’s your turn! Step up to be inspired, empowered, connected and recharged at the 5th annual Success Women’s Conference on Sept. 19-21, 2019 at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention Center, Biloxi, Miss.