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Dr. PAMELA McCauley Bush, is a nationally recognized speaker, an award winning educator, and a full Professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems at the University of Central Florida where she leads the Human Factors in Disaster Management Research Team and serves as Director of the UCF Ergonomics Laboratory.

Dr. Bush has received numerous awards including Engineer of the Year, The Distinguished Alumni Award, Engineering Educator of the Year, Fulbright Specialist Award and the Women Making a Difference Award, to name a few, in recognition of her professional accomplishments and community outreach efforts in the business, technology and education communities. She was recently honored as a leader in technology along with other leaders from IBM and Yahoo.

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CATE Conroy, is the founder and CEO of Concentric Content Marketing. As a lifelong storyteller with a background in journalism, her dedication to helping organizations connect with their audience is what inspired her to found a firm focused on storytelling in the digital age.

Cate is also very active in the Chicago tech community, working to support other women entrepreneurs. She mentors other women starting out and its on the council of Ms. Tech, an organization focused on helping tech women do business and business women do tech.

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MAURA Thomas, has more knowledge and experience in personal productivity and effectiveness than anyone you will ever meet. She’s a 20-year veteran of the industry, founder of RegainYourTime.com, and author of Personal Productivity Secrets.

She is also the creator of the Empowered Productivity System,™ a process for managing the details of life and work. As a speaker and trainer, Maura helps individuals, organizations and corporations maximize their communications tools, defend their attention and achieve results.

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TONI Quest, uses self-portraiture to deal with physical and emotional pain. Her process is called Self-actualizing portraiture. She has tailored to for various learning populations. As a self-taught artist, Toni engages in art to express her feelings genuinely and with impact. The canvas has been a vehicle for her to discover feelings that linger deep within.

Through her art, TQ bears her soul as well as her affinity to the collective consciousness of human kind. Her intent is to provoke emotion and thought, thus inspiring constructive communication about one’s relationships to others and the world around us.

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JP Jones, is a serial enterpreneur and author who has been in business over 20 years, but is only 30 years old. JP is the owner of Paige1Media & Paige1Publishing, a graphic design firm and publishing company that work with domestic and international clients on projects ranging from basic logo development to magazine and book design.

Her firms are contracted in joint venture with Collipsis Web Solutions, LLC. which handles Web Design and Development for clients around the world. Staying on top of technology is her job. Teaching it to others is her passion.

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DALIA Asterbadi, a pioneer in technology-driven marketing communications and sales analytics, is the CEO and founder of realSociable, focused on social insight for deeper engagement with customers.

Dalia is an inspiring entrepreneur who defies odds in a male-driven industry and has many thoughts on changing this status quo. She is also an author, speaker and engineer. Customers who have worked with Dalia include HP, Microsoft, and salesforce.com.

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LORI Osterberg, has created 3 successful businesses in the past 20 years, and quickly learned how to take an idea and turn it into a worldwide success. She now shares this passion with women all over t he world, and speaks, writes and mentors.

Her current business, Vision of Success Inc, focuses on helping women find their "story" and then put it into a successful business plan. Her goal is to help these women see their ideas in a new light, then start the process of building a business around it.

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RANA Campbell, graduated from Princeton in 2013 and is currently a Program Analyst at the Vera Institute of Justice. She also is a freelance branding and content strategist that specializes in the beauty, fashion, and lifestyle.

Her work has been published in popular digital and print magazines such as The Huffington Post, Madame Noire, XO Jane, Clutch Magazine, Hype Hair, Blinging Beauty, Today’s Black Woman Style Report, and Black Fitness Today.

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PEGGY Farren, is an award winning, professional photographer and instructor specializing in beach portraits, studio portraiture and weddings! Peggy is the founder of Understand Photography, that provides photography lessons to photographers who prefer step by step, easy to understand instructions. Their motto? “Simplify the Technical”.

Peggy’s creativity, expertise, exceptional customer service and upbeat personality helped her company become the first recipient of the Naples Daily News’ Choice Award for Photography and continue to win every year.

 

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TERI Hockett, is the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of What's For Work?, a community of Empowered Women that has everything in one place; a community that encourages members and companies to work together; to inspire and help each other grow.

Teri has been featured in over 20 articles on Forbes.com, CBS, and Business Insider, as well as in several local Bay Area outlets.

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CANDICE Hughes, is a serial entrepreneur developing a mobile educational game to improve attention and planning for teens with ADHD, called AdapTac Games. She also founded a biopharma consultancy, launched an intrapreneur venture, at a VentureCapital-backed firm and authored the Small Business Rocket Fuel series.

Recently, Candice was chosen as 1 of 6 Entrepreneurs to be awarded finalist status for Women of Innovation, while her firm was among "2013 Tech Company to Watch" by CT Innovations.

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LYNNE Edris, is a Life & ADHD Coach working with adults who struggle with disorganization; poor time management, procrastination; weak follow-through; and having too much on their plate!

As a woman with ADHD herself, and mom to a teenage son with ADHD, Lynne has built a business based on her strong passion for educating people about ADHD / ADD, helping them improve their lives and to watch their lives change as they change their perspective on their own ADHD and their abilities.

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LISA Velázquez is the CEO & Founder of Wonder Womyn & LisaTalksLove.com. Lisa is a highly sought-after Lovestyle Coach, Speaker and Sex Therapist/Educator for her inside scoop on modern dating trends, hot safe sex and healthy romantic relationships.

With her straight talk about love and compassion for each woman’s journey, Lisa teaches women how to create “love standards” to get real, get clear and get ready for the love life they desire.

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FROSWA Booker-Drew, has an extensive background in nonprofit management, partnership development, training and education. She has built a diverse network of individuals and organizations around the world.

Froswa is the author of the book, Rules of Engagement: Making Connections Last, a workbook for women who understand the value of relating to others, both professionally and personally. The book provides 29 Rules of Engagement to help the reader understand how to do more than just share your name and address.

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ALANNA Levenson, has been transforming professionals' lives and careers, since 2005. She is a master at helping people learn how to get to the root of any challenge and find their natural rhythm for success.

Through her company, I Love My Life! Coaching, she has successfully worked with thousands of clients during the past decade via one on one coaching, corporate seminars, as well as her highly popular Think Tank Mastermind Group. Alana is also the founding Facilitator for the World Academy for the Future of Women.

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GENEVA Castellanos, is a recent graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and CEO of Freeput, a student start up in the Longhorn Startup Lab led by serial entrepreneur Joshua Baer. Her passion for fashion & technology led her to delve into wearable technology.

Her company, Freeput: short for freedom of input, is devoted to creating comprehensive solutions via wearable technology for people with temporary or permanent upper mobility impairments. Their goal is to empower the disabled community with the freedom of input with their new patent pending mouse you can control with your eyes.

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ANGIE Devone recently published her e-book on Amazon.com, "Reclaiming Your Life & Spirit After The Bond Breaks." Its based on her testimony of divorce and re-emerging with dignity and faith. She inspires people that there is light at the end of the tunnel and that you can get your life and spirit back.

Angie is also a home staging expert and her company, 360 Home Staging & Design LLC was featured as a guest on segments of "My Carolina Today". She resides in Clayton NC with her dog Coco.

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CORRINA Gordon-Barnes, is the founder of You Inspire Me, where she shares free inspiration and strategies for happy, profitable self-employment.

Corrina is committed to creating a world where marketing is fun, clients turn up easily, and money flows to those who do work that helps & heals. She leads two popular online courses: Passion to Profit, and Blog for Clients.

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KENDRA Kroll, is a travel and fitness-loving momprenuer & creator of the patented PortaPocket, a hands-free carrying cases, the versatile+handy new way to lose the worry, not your stuff, & the best confidence builder to wear under your outfit since SPANX!

Simply put, PortaPocket is all about making life a little easier! Their mission? Providing practical tools to help people help themselves!

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LENA Phoenix, along with her husband, Steven founded the XeroShoes, a company, that manufactures the popular Xero Shoes, which are a modern spin on the traditional barefoot running sandal — durable, stylish and affordable — and so light and low-profile, it’s like you’re not wearing anything.

Xero Shoes were inspired by the huaraches sandals worn by the Tarahumara Indians of Mexico who were featured in the New York Times bestseller, Born To Run. Their mission? Help people “Feel The World” on a greater scale with Xero Shoes!

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ASH Ambirge, is the CEO of House of Moxie, Inc. and founder of The Middle Finger Project blog, a B.S.-free community for business owners who roll their eyes at everyone’s “newsletter” and want to learn fresh, original ways to hijack the sea of sameness.

Her mission is to make you money, and have way more fun than everyone else while doing it!

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SAMANTHA Gregory, is a published author, speaker, and empowerment coach who has been impacting lives of women, especially single moms for the last decade. She blogs at RichSingleMomma.com, where she writes about personal finance, parenting, personal development, and affordable travel for single moms.

Her mission is to encourage, inspire, and empower moms and all women who are hungry for happiness, abundance, and personal freedom.

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VICTORIA Pynchon, is the Co-founder of She Negotiates, a training workshop for women which nests today’s most effective negotiation strategies and tactics in the context of the gender culture in which women do business.

Together with her co-founder, Lisa Gates, they provide women the tools and support to take responsibility for closing their own personal income and leadership gaps. Why this matters is that when we empower women to become powerful askers and confident actors in their own lives and chosen professions, they also become leaders collaboratively solving the challenges of the global economy.

Victoria is the author of two books on dispute resolution, The Grownups' ABCs of Conflict Resolution and Success as a Mediator for Dummies.

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Dr. JOY Pedersen, Founder of Express Success, is a Licensed Spiritual Healer, Certified Spiritual Health Coach, Certified Law of Attraction Practitioner and author of Wisdom of the Guardian: Treasures from Archangel Michael to Change Your Life.

Joy is a seasoned life and business consultant and healer from her many years of consulting in the scope of money, relationships, career, business, and health. Joy utilizes both established technological techniques and spiritual techniques to eradicate negative memories, energies, emotions, and karma.

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REBECCA Tracey, is the head and only honcho over at The Uncaged Life, where she helps people get clarity and confidence in their online businesses and want the freedom to work from anywhere.

Her Uncaged Life community, is one of the most amazing online communities out there, a place where you can meet and network with other small location-independent business owners.

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MICHELLE Tartalio, is the Co-founder and Research Director for Enlight Research, a board advisory and research company whose mission is to optimize board executives’ time & talent by delivering easy access to customized industry and financial insights delivered through an iPad application.

Prior to her role at Enlight, Ms. Tartalio was a management consultant with Clarksto Consulting, supporting Fortune 500 clients.

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JANE Green, is the author of 15 New York Times best selling novels dealing with real women, real life and all things in-between. Her latest novel, TEMPTING FATE, available on amazon and barnes and noble, is an instant hit!

Together with writing books and blogs, she contributes to various publications, both online and print, including Huffington Post, The Sunday Times, Cosmopolitan and Self, has taught at writers conferences, and does regular keynote speaking.

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VICKY Wu, along with her business partner, Ling Cai, founded ZAOZAO company, a curated marketplace of beautiful, one-of-a-kind accessories from emerging Asian designers after noticing that there were no platforms providing easy, centralized access to such pieces.

Ling was a former buyer for Gucci, Vicky was a former equities analyst for Goldman Sachs, prior to them coming together in Hong Kong and launching ZAOZAO, now launched in NYC as well.

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JENNIFER Weedon Palazzo, is the producer and writer of MomCave TV, an online network of comedy web series for moms including Slummy Mummy, Double Leche , blabbermom, and MomCave LIVE.

As a professional actress and member of the Screen Actor's Guild, Jennifer has appeared in films (A Beautiful Mind, The Height of the Sky), TV, theatre (off-Broadway and regional), and national commercial campaigns like Coca-Cola, Old Spice.

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DINA Wilcox, is a former CEO and attorney, and the founder of RHVGlobal and Raising Healthy Voices. She is the author of the book, “Why Do I Feel This Way, where she combines the simplified science of feelings, emotions and memories with the stories we tell ourselves to show how living deliberately is just what nature intends.

After her husband lost his three-year battle with HIV, Dina embarked on a ten-year journey of self-discovery. Her goal was to understand her own feelings in order to harness her inner power and live meaningfully. Dina’s mission is to create portable, safe spaces in which people can talk together about what matters to them, the things we have most in common with each other.

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CAROL Sankar, is an internationally renowned success entrepreneurship consultant & real estate investment expert who focuses on strategic implementation strategies to assist today's start-up and mid-level entrepreneur become successful. She hosts a variety of training workshops, live and virtual events world-wide on a variety of topics relating to success, marketing and entrepreneurship.

Carol has been featured in numerous magazines, radio shows, articles and webinars including a recent features in Madame Noire , LearnVest, EBONY Magazine, The Steve Harvey Show, CNNMoney.com and Essence Magazine.

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