Young Black Women Speakers
For their beauty, complexity and history, young black women in the U.S. must navigate a special balance between racial and gender- acceptable ideas. But where do our girls learn to be beautiful, strong and beneficent contributors to our communities? GBS speakers with varied experiences and insight can share not only what makes young black women so special, but how best to cultivate their own special capability to reach their full potential. See the list of speakers below available to discuss and address young black women.
Relationship Expert, Licensed Mediator & Family Law Attorney
Judge Mablean Ephriam Judge Mablean was born to Robert and Mable Ephriam in Hazlehurst, Mississippi. She is no stranger to achievement. Through hard, consistent and dedicated work, she strives to perform and do her God-given best. Since a child, she has always had that “spirit” of excellence and liberality about her.The ninth of ten children, you could always find her somewhere reading, studying, and asking countless questions...
Undisputed Queen of Hip-Hop: Supporting worthy causes, with special interest in #EducateOURMen, Anti-Violence and Rock-the-Vote.
MC Lyte Lyricist, Pioneer, Icon, Inspirational Speaker, Veteran and Entrepreneur describe one of the most prolific and well-respected female Hip-Hop artists of our time: MC Lyte. A pioneer in the industry, she opened the door for future female Hip-Hop artists by daring to do what had never been done while doing something she loved. MC Lyte is a highly sought-after speaker who has over 25 years of experience and wisdom and wh...
Political Strategist and Author of Black Women Redefined
Sophia A. Nelson Sophia is "redefining" the rules for 21st Century living and success. The award-winning author, journalist, political commentator and former House of Representatives committee counsel is working to change the game for a new generation of Americans in academia, the workplace, interpersonal relationships, and overall persona development. Prior to becoming a freelance journalist and former White House correspon...
Sought after Media Veteran, Social Entrepreneur, Philanthropist and Spelman Alumnus who lives her life for others.
Tai Beauchamp A media industry veteran and social entrepreneur, Tai has a rare and innate ability to connect with audiences across demographics. It was as a magazine editor that Ms. Beauchamp learned the profound power of media and how to use it to motivate and inspire millions around the world. Becoming a humanitarian taught her the most valuable lesson: “young women and the world-at-large want to be inspired and that inspirati...
Academician, Author, and Media Personality Committed to Raising Awareness of Issues Facing the Black Community
- Academic, Association, Author, Black History Month, Black Social Commentary, Black Student Union , Business School, Civil Rights, College Leadership, College Success, Commencement, Economic Development, Education, Martin Luther King Day, Multicultural Affairs, Race Relations , Women in Society, Womens Empowerment, Young Black Women
- $10,000 - $20,000
- North Carolina
Dr. Julianne Malveaux Recognized for her provocative, progressive and insightful observations, Dr. Julianne Malveaux, an economist, author and commentator, is the President and CEO of Last Word Productions, Inc, a multimedia production company. Described by Dr. Cornel West as “the most iconoclastic public intellectual in the country”, Dr. Malveaux’s contributions to the public dialogue on issues such as race, culture, gender, and their ec...
Recognized as a Social Activist of Empowerment who brings balance, skill and relevance to people and organizations around the country.
- Attitude, Black History Month, Black Men , Black Social Commentary, Black Student Union , Campus Activity, Career, College Motivational, College Success, Commencement, Community Outreach, Corporate Leadership, Diversity, High Achieving Youth, HBCU, Homecoming, Leadership, Organizational Development, Personal Development, Professional Development, Public Service, Relationship, Religious, Self-Esteem , Substance Abuse, Success, Womens Empowerment, Young Black Women, Youth Motivational
- $2,500 - $5,000
Early Jackson Early Jackson is what you would call a statistical anomaly. With a traumatic birth as a premi weighing only one pound and a few ounces, Early was born a fighter. His childhood began with a strong, loving mother and an entrepreneurial father which was picturesque of an average middle class family. The later separation of his mother and father sparked a life that would prove to be the exact opposite. Stepping into po...
The Millennial Career Expert, Certified Life Coach, and Résumé Genius.
Gala Jackson Gala Jackson, M.Ed., CLC is an ambitious millennial and entrepreneur. Launching her career, personal brand, and network at an early age, she has earned a seat at the table with college presidents, corporate executives, community leaders, elected officials, recruiters, hiring managers and her most important audience members – millennials. After more than 8 years as a higher educational professional, Gala is now nat...
Founder, Black Girls Code; Aspen Institute Fellow; 2015 Apple STEM Partner
Kimberly Bryant Coming from humble beginnings, Kimberly Bryant is no stranger to hard work. As a young girl, she developed an uncommon passion for math and science which eventually lead her to the prestigious Vanderbilt University where she majored in Electrical Engineering and minored in Math. Often being the only minority in her classes, she entered the work force in the same predicament. This disconnect continued int...
First African-American female partner in the 50-year history of The Boston Consulting Group (BCG).
Nneka Rimmer Nneka is currently Sr. Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Development, at McCormick and Co., a $4B publicly traded global consumer goods company. Ms. Rimmer is one of the nine named executive officers of the company, and she reports directly to the CEO. In her role Ms. Rimmer is responsible for shaping overall corporate strategies to achieve McCormick’s strategic and financial objectives. In this role she also exa...
New York Times Best Selling Author described as a radical feminist, her expertise lies in the fields of gender and respectability politics.
Karrine Steffans Karrine is the New York Times bestselling author of seven titles: Confessions of a Video Vixen, The Vixen Diaries, The Vixen Manual, Satisfaction, and How to Make Love to a Martian published by Harper Collins Publishers, Hachette Book Group, USA, and Steffans Publishing Enterprises, respectively. As well as Decor and the Single Girl and Vindicated, published by BenBella Books.The author and her books have been fe...
International HIV/AIDS Activist & Humanitarian
Hydeia Broadbent At birth, Hydeia Broadbent was abandoned at the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas where Patricia and Loren Broadbent adopted her as an infant. Although her HIV condition was congenital, she was not diagnosed as HIV-positive with advancement to AIDS until age three. The prognosis was that she would not live past the age of five. Now at the age of 30, Hydeia spends her time spreading the me...
Renaissance Woman 2.0 sharing secrets to personal branding, leadership, and business success.
Lisa Nicole Bell Lisa is the personification of what happens when art and commerce collide. A passionate communicator, creative businesswoman, and relentless solution finder, Lisa is a unique hybrid of social change agent, on air personality and behind-the-scenes powerhouse. As an award winning filmmaker, media personality, international speaker, and media entrepreneur, Lisa sits at the helm of a burgeoning empire that includes ...
You Can’t Fail Because Your History Says You Can’t
Gwen Webber-McLeod, M.S. President and CEO of Gwen, Inc. Gwen Webber-McLeod is a frequently sought after lecturer and conference keynote speaker on leadership topics, and is increasingly known for the work she does with emerging minority and women leaders through the concept of the “Unexpected LeaderTM.” The Unexpected Leader is one who bursts on the scene shaking things up because they break the mold of traditional leadersh...
NABJ award-winning writer, Inspirational speaker, domestic violence awareness & prevention activist & advocate, and relationship expert for the online version of EBONY Magazine.
Sil Lai Abrams Starting from more than humble beginnings, NABJ award-winning writer and domestic violence advocate Sil Lai Abrams has overcome addiction, mental health issues, domestic violence and a ninth grade education to arise triumphant through the use of the nine step self-help methodology called the Self Empowerment Principles In Action (SEPIA) Process which she created and described in her first book No More Drama: 9 Simple Steps ...
Founder & CEO of YFS Magazine
Erica Nicole Small Business Influencer • The Voice of Small Business • Influential Women in Digital Media Erica Nicole is making headlines as a small business expert source by serving up fresh, provocative and insanely addictive behind-the-scenes business know-how.One of the most dynamic, young female serial entrepreneurs of her generation, Erica Nicole is the Founder and CEO of YFS Magazine, a Young, Fabulous & Self-Employe...
ESSENCE Magazine’s Relationships Editor • National Love & Career Coach • Creator of BossBride.com
Charreah K. Jackson Charreah knows that love, success and happiness are possible for today's women and men. As ESSENCE Magazine’s Relationships Editor, she provides love and career insight for the publications 11 million readers and hosts events nationally including at the annual ESSENCE Festival. She is a certified family life educator and featured expert on CNN’s Headline News, VH1, WEtv and ABC News. The National Associa...
Black Academic “D.I.V.A.” Thought leader on race, gender, and diversity issues.
Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder Dr. Wilder is a sociologist and scholar specializing in diversity, race relations and gender issues. She is currently a tenured Associate Professor of Sociology and the Founding Director of the Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnic Relations at the University of North Florida. In addition, Dr. Wilder is a member of the doctoral teaching faculty in the Department of Leadership, School Counseling, and Sp...
Author, border crossing scholar, songwriter, and motivator who specializes in education, Black identity, and cultural/community-based spaces.
Dr. Ty-Ron M. O. Douglas Dr. Douglas is a dynamic and sought-after international speaker, author, songwriter, and scholar who captivates audiences with his unique combination of depth, wit, and practicality. He has lectured and delivered keynotes in Africa, Europe, Bermuda, the Caribbean, and the United States. Drawing on his international background, Dr. Douglas’ work explores the intersections between identity, communi...
Sole proprietor of a Cold Stone Creamery in Atlanta; Co-owner of BreathLes Printing and BreathLes Publishing; Owner of Clover Entertainment, a television and film production investment company.
Shannon Leon For Ms. Shannon the journey to achieve success as an entrepreneur included an equity partnership in both a Hampton Inn and a Marriot Courtyard property in Atlanta; the sole proprietor of a Cold Stone Creamery in Atlanta; co-owner of BreathLes Printing and BreathLes Publishing, both based in Miami; owner of Clover Entertainment, a television and film production investment company; and several commercial buildings. Ms. Leon is...
Harvard MBA and Celebrated Expert on Global/Social Entrepreneurship, Wine, and African trade.
Selena Cuffe Selena is the President and CEO of Heritage Link Brands, LLC, the largest company in North America dedicated to importing and marketing wine produced by indigenous Africans. With wines that have been featured by media outlets including TIME and PBS, the company’s South African portfolio has won industry accolades from the International Wine Challenge, Decanter Magazine, and Wine Spectator, among others. Customers include hous...
A businesswoman, Nomalanga serves as the Principal and founder of NOMA UNlimited where she offers success and personal development programs.
Nomalanga Mhlauli-Moses Nomalanga is Mrs. Botswana Earth 2012. She was honored to place as the second runner up at the Mrs. Earth international pageant in August 2012. She is also the first ever Mrs. Botswana World and held the title from 2010 to 2011. Nomalanga describes herself as a home-schooling blogger wife and mother who is also a social commentator and life strategist. A prolific blogger, Nomalanga is a Sr. Editor and co...
To empower girls and young women to overcome challenges, as well as adverse situations, by improving self-image, as well as developing life, social and interpersonal skills.
Charisse M. Callieham Charisse is a native of Cleveland, Ohio. She is the daughter of Ms. Connie Callieham, and proud mother of Isaiah S. Warr. Growing up, Charisse’s mother and grandmother instilled into her the importance of education; thus, she acquired and always had a love for school. Upon graduating high school, Charisse began her college career at Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona Beach, Florida. After completing 2 semes...
Sakina is a powerful speaker who specializes in youth engagement and arts education, her work touches listeners and readers with its universal themes and interdisciplinary approach.
Sakina Ibrahim Sakina is the author of NAACP Image Award nominated book of Big Words to Little Me: Advice to the younger self, an educator and performer. She received her Bachelors of Fine Arts from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA and a Masters of Fine Arts from The University of California, Irvine. As a performer she has received awards such as The Dance Outreach, Excellence in Performance Award and Medici Award. ...
Award-Winning Entrepreneur, Public Speaker & Community Advocate • Founder & CEO of Jackets for Jobs, Inc.
Alison Vaughn A decade of making a difference in the community. Alison is an award winning entrepreneur, and founder and CEO of Jackets for Jobs, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides employment etiquette, career skills training and professional clothing to low-income individuals. Since opening its doors in 2000, Jackets for Jobs has assisted more than 16,000 individuals in their pursuit of employment. This high p...