Career Speakers

Cynthia McKinney

12 years U.S. Congresswoman, 2008 Green Party Presidential Candidate, Fearless in pursuit of truth, and Epitome of leadership and grace.

Cynthia McKinney          Cynthia is available to speak at meetings, conferences, conventions, universities, and more. She brings to her speeches a range of experiences and insight on the issues facing our world today, as well as her Southern warmth and engaging style. Anyone interested in exploring the possibility of having Ms. McKinney speak at your next event is urged to contact her through Great Black Speakers.Cynthia McKinney has become an ...


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Robert Townsend

Hollywood Iconic Actor, Comedian, and Filmmaker

Robert Townsend         Robert started out as an extra in the classic film “Cooley High” and became one of the most extraordinary forces in entertainment.Townsend made his name with early roles such as corporal ellis in 1984’s “A Soldier's Story.”But when Townsend couldn't find more good roles, he created his own. 1987’s “Hollywood Shuffle” was a statement about Black Hollywood in content and its creation...A cutting satire about African-American...


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Al Duncan         Al is an award-winning youth advocate, publisher, and internationally recognized authority on soft skills who travels the world "Equipping Young Minds For Exceptional Performance.™" As the leading motivational speaker for at-risk youth and troubled young people, Al has delivered Duncan Nuggets®, live and in-person, to over 1 million young people around the world.    He is the owner of three successful business and he is the au...


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Marshawn Evans         As one of the nation’s leading experts on the art of maximizing potential, Reinvention Strategist™, Entrepreneur and Entertainment Attorney, MARSHAWN EVANS is Founder of ME Unlimited®, a consulting firm focusing on reinvention, diversity, women’s empowerment, leadership and peak performance strategies. She is founder of ME University® - The Ultimate Business & Branding Bootcamp, the industry’s premiere summit for equipping ...


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Nneka Rimmer

First African-American female partner in the 50-year history of The Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

Nneka Rimmer         As a Partner at BCG, a premier strategy consulting firm, Ms. Rimmer serves as an advisor to corporate senior executives (CEOs, EVPs and C-suite executive teams) providing counsel on a wide range of issues: competitive and growth strategies, go-to-market and trade strategy, leadership/talent development and change management. She also is an advisor to public sector entities, at the local, state and federal level. Ms. Rimmer i...


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Keith Wyche

Known for his signature “straight-shooter” approach, Wyche leverages real examples from his and his colleagues' journeys up the corporate ladder to provide practical strategies for advancing to corporate leadership.

Keith R. Wyche         Known as a Turnaround Expert, Keith Wyche is the former President and CEO of ACME Markets (a division of Supervalu), a 113-store, full-service retail and pharmacy chain based in the Philadelphia area with over $2 billion in sales. Most recently, he served as President of SUPERVALU’s 72-store CUB division that is based in Minnesota.Wyche began his career in Sales, Marketing and Management roles with AT&T and IBM. Later he w...


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Kevin Brown

Stand-up Comedian/American Actor; Emcee

Kevin Brown         Kevin Brown aka Dot Com/ Uptown Kevin Brown/ Kevin “Dot Com” Brown /30 Rock Dot Com/ Dot Com: Kevin “Dot Com” Brown was a winner of the 15th annual “SCREEN ACTORS GUILD” award, for his portrayal of “Dot Com”, in N.B.C.'s “30 ROCK” (winner of multiple “EMMY awards” and “GOLDEN GLOBES”) and was on 30 Rock, the award winning comedy from its inception to the final episode Jan 31, 2013 (7 seasons) starring opposite Tina Fey, Alec B...


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Jullien Gordon         Jullien, The PurposeFinder, is the country’s leading voice on purpose and motivation for the millennial generation.At the age of 27, he already has 10 years of experience working with millennials as a CEO, coach, and counselor.As the author of two amazing books, The 8 Cylinders of Success: How To Align Your Personal and Professional Purpose and Good Excuse Goals: How To Eliminate Procrastination and Perfectionism Forever, J...


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Jean Claude Brizard

Senior Advisor at the College Board, and former CEO of Chicago Public Schools and the Rochester NY School District.

Jean-Claude Brizard         Mr. Brizard is currently a Senior Advisor at the College Board focusing on developing the organization’s career readiness initiative as well as working on state and district relationships. He is the former Chief Executive of Chicago Public Schools. Prior to his appointment in Chicago, he was Superintendent of Schools for the Rochester City School District (Rochester, NY). “Every child brings a wealth of talent, gifts ...


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Dr. Antoine Moss

BlackEnterprise.com Contributor & America's Top Authority on Internship Mastery & Early Career Achievement

Dr. Antoine Moss           As a nationally recognized resource in the fields of internships, early career achievement, leadership, and motivation; Dr. Moss has contributed to career and empowerment articles and stories for media outlets like The Plain Dealer Newspaper, Fox 8 TV News, and WERE News Radio 1490. Most notably, he’s a currently weekly contributor for BlackEnterprise.com’s Career Section where he writes articles that help to advance th...


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Early Jackson

Recognized as a Social Activist of Empowerment who brings balance, skill and relevance to people and organizations around the country.

Early Jackson         Early, profoundly recognized as a Social Activist, has been laboring to bring balance, skill, relevance and understanding to people of all nationalities. After effectively overcoming a stretch of drug addictions, Early has highly developed himself to become a successful life coach. As a result Early has had the opportunity to speak at such prestigious institutions as Rider University, The Children's Hospital of The King’s Da...


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Daria Burke

Founder & CEO of Black MBA Women, Independent Strategic Marketing Consultant in New York City, helping luxury, beauty and entertainment clients with a range of marketing initiatives including Brand Strategy, Marketing Communication, etc.

Daria Burke         Daria is a luxury marketing and brand strategist, speaker, speaker and writer. Her passion for women in business leadership inspired her to create Black MBA Women, the first diversified media platform that delivers content, community and career development events for black women from top-tier business schools. Black MBA Women has earned features in Black Enterprise, LUCKY Magazine and the Philadelphia Tribune, and is an offici...


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Yoli Chisholm

A business “backbone builder” with deep marketing and personal roots. Seeking to motivate in ways that matter delivering measurable transformation to organizations and people striving to excel.

Yoli Chisholm          As a seasoned revenue marketing expert, start-up mentor and intellectual innovator, Yoli Chisholm has been at the bleeding edge and active participant in every digital marketing transformation in the last 20 years.  The daughter of South African freedom fighters, Yoli brings a radical approach and point of view to excellence in business and life. “Scrappy discipline” is her mantra where innovation is the backbone of runn...


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Dr. Dawn DeLavallade

Advocate for the Female Breadwinner - the newest category of American woman. Her mission is to advance our society toward a place of acceptance and healing!

Dawn DeLavallade, M.D.         Dawn is a practicing physician and writer based in Orlando, Florida. As a radiologist, Dawn currently enjoys a “virtual” practice by providing radiologic interpretations from her home office for Emergency Room patients across the country. Her decision to choose a career in virtual medicine has allowed Dawn the flexibility to be a dedicated mother despite the demands of her profession.In addition to her commitment t...


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Jeannetta Blue

The Business Image Advocate specializing in Personal & Professional Development

Jeannetta Blue (Jaybee)          Jaybee is a Career Coach, Speaker and Writer, referred to by many as the “Woman’s Woman.” She has consulting experience in the Independent Music Industry as well as development and implementation of Branding and Marketing campaigns, Recruiting, Operations and Image Consulting for small business, organizations and movements. After experiencing a major personal lifestyle change stemming from an 80 lb. weight loss ...


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Bertrand Gervais

I teach students and young adults to build relationships that build dreams.

Bertrand Gervais          Best Selling Author, Speaker, CEO of Success Mentor Education         Entrepreneur.com calls him a “Power Mentor” and USA Today says he is one of the top young leaders in the country.He has collaborated with the hit ABC TV show Shark Tank, the White House, and is a guest columnist for Forbes, all before the age of 30. Bert Gervais, a.ka. The Mentor Guy, is America’s number one speaker on mentorship and student achievemen...


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Karmetria Dunham Burton

Karmetria is best recognized personally for living her mantra: be Inspired. be Motivated. be Informed. ‘Go over it, go around it, go under it, but NEVER give up. You have to SHOW UP, everyday!’

Karmetria Dunham Burton         Touted as one of the Top 25 Women Impacting Diversity by DiversityPlus Magazine over the past two years, and recently named 2013 Woman of Excellence by the Atlanta Daily World, Karmetria Burton is igniting an inspirational fire among women AND men in the corporate world. The Houston, Texas native currently serves as General Manager - Strategic Programs with Delta Air Lines.In her challenging professional role, Karm...


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Dr. Frederick James

Dr. James is your Teacher-Coach of health and personal finance, career development, accelerated self-improvement, social mobility, and wealth creation.

Frederick W. James, M.D.         Dr. James is the founder of the PowerSpending Academy, originator of the term “PowerSpending”, and author of the book “Spend Don’t Save”. Forthcoming books this fall (2014) are “Financial Cancer-How to cure with PowerSpending”, and “MiddleFinance”, a financial curriculum for children in grades 4 to 6.He is the developer of the personal finance software, “IONMYCASH”, and the “BucketBank” product, a wealth manager f...


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Dezmon Landers         Dezmon is a startup entrepreneur, blogger and avid traveler. He specializes in the study and execution of startup businesses and is the founder of Startup Expert, an entrepreneurial advisory service in Atlanta, GA.   Dezmon loves startups and has started 8 technology and service based companies since 2003. Along the way, he's gained an immense amount of knowledge on building startup companies. In 2005, he realized there w...


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Amanda Miller Littlejohn

A life and business coach who empowers you to build your brand, pursue your passions and package your genius for the world.

Amanda Miller Littlejohn          Amanda is a top nationally recognized expert on personal branding. She is an idea oven, brand problem solver, and creative powerhouse working at the intersection of public relations, journalism, marketing and social media. A former full-time print journalist and a writer first by training and passion, Amanda uses her unique storytelling lens and new media skills to help her clients uncover and subsequently share...


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Derek Anderson, Sr.

I Refuse to Allow Someone's Negative Opinion of me to become My Reality

Derek L. Anderson, Sr.         Derek is a screen writer, producer, inventor, entrepreneur and philanthropist who continues to expand his brand with various projects in the works such as an autobiography, Life Changing speaking engagements, and numerous film ventures.Derek is a man of integrity and character who lives his life with Love and LOYALTY. Career:Kentucky High School Basketball All-Star• 1996 - Won National Championship with The Univers...


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Ron Thomas

Human Resources Executive focusing on Organizational dysfunction and Career guidance.

Ron Thomas        Ron is the CEO, Great Place to Work Gulf, based in Dubai. He formerly was CHRO the RGTS Group in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He is a senior faculty member of the Human Capital Institute.Ron holds certification from the Human Capital Institute as a Master Human Capital Strategist (MHCS) and Strategic Workforce Planner (SWP). Prior roles included senior level roles with Xerox HR services, IBM and Martha Stewart Living.Board memberships ...


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Benoni Tagoe

Benoni has created a brand that appeals to urban millennials who are looking to understand business, finance and real estate in a digestible manner.

Benoni Tagoe          Benoni has created a brand that appeals to urban millennials who are looking to understand business, finance and real estate in a digestible manner.      Benoni began his career in the music industry working on the management teams of artists such as: Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovato, Jordin Sparks and Mindless Behavior. An integral part of The Jonas Group, Benoni was brought on to manage and grow the group’s global digital pres...


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Dr. Njwen Anyangwe-Ngute

Dr. Njwen, Interdisciplinary Scientist, is passionate about Health and Wellness. Her specific interests are Cancer Awareness and the Role of Diet and Lifestyle in Chronic Disease Prevention.

Dr. Njwen Anyangwe-Ngute, Ph.D.         Dr. Anyangwe-Ngute is an Interdisciplinary Scientist with diverse background in Regulatory Toxicology, Biochemistry, Nutrition, Molecular Biology, and Cancer Biology. She has substantial experience in the safety assessment of food and dietary ingredients in regulatory submissions to the US Food and Drug Administration.       She is currently a Consultant (Senior Scientist) with Exponent Engineering and Scie...


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