Dr. Coralanne Griffith-Hunte is a Human, Industrial & Trauma Psychologist. She’s the Founder and Chairwoman of Created for Greatness Leadership Group, Inc. She is currently a Senior Training and Development Facilitator for The City University of New York. Dr. Griffith-Hunte is also a Senior Legislative Advisor, who works on a daily basis with key government officials and other organizations at the state, local and federal level to pass legislation favorable for human rights.
For the last eighteen years Mariela has devoted her enormous energy to helping young Latino students, women, and professionals succeed in their quest of education and successful careers in the United States. In this mission, she has authored several award winning, best-selling books to help Latinos navigate the American system, most of which are available in English and Spanish. In 2009 Mariela created Latinos in College, the first online/offline, all encompassing platform.
Dr. Jasmine Escalera is a job search and career strategist for women of color. She has proven coaching programs that help her clients identify their career passion and purpose, land a job they will love, and breakdown the barriers holding them back from achieving career success. Jasmine was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and fell in love with chemistry in high school and went on to receive her bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Pace University and PhD in Pharmacology from Yale.
Born and raised in the Dominican Republic, Lissarette started her career as an assistant teacher at the age of 15. She seized opportunities to travel the world teaching ESL, designing curriculums, and doing volunteer work in local communities. These opportunities not only enriched her understanding of the world, but also widened her horizons as an educator. With over a decade of experience in 30+ different countries, Lissarette opened a daycare center and a preschool, after settling down in NY.
Monique Denton-Davis is a sought after motivational speaker, certified life transformation coach, event host, and author of several books. Her recent anthology, Unapologetically Winning! was nominated for the Indie Author Legacy award. Monique was voted “Woman Of The Year” by CSB Sistars Inc. She is the Founder & CEO of Embrace Your C.A.K.E (Confidence, Attitude, Kindness and Excellence) Coaching where her mission is to help women get out of their own way, one small step at a time.
Renee Winters is the author of the children's book series Angie Wonders. Ms. Winters has worked in the educational field for over 26 years as a teacher and school administrator. She is married to her high school sweetheart and is the mother of two beautiful children. In addition to her time as an educator, she has always empowered and strengthened women and young girls. Ms. Winters has created and served as a mentor in an at-risk girls' group.
As an author, Mary published her first book, The Words We Speak, in the Fall of 2018, and released her second book for children, The Gifted Wings, in July of 2020. She has dedicated a great part of her life to fundraising for Veterans and Cancer Research. Mary Drew is a graduate of Mount Saint Mary’s University in Maryland with a degree in Rhetoric and Writing. She has a Masters from Long Island University in Elementary Education.
Marsha Guerrier is a bestselling author, speaker, trainer, business analyst and coach. She is the CEO of Women on the Rise NY, Inc. dba HerSuiteSpot®, a MWBE Certified small business consulting agency. Marsha enjoys a full-time career in the financial investment and financial technology industries, spanning over 23 years working for Fortune 500 and startup firms, in the areas of Quality Assurance, Business Analysis and Product Management.
Winneshia Stansberry is an energy healer who performs wonderful pieces of music while teaching children the beauty of music. She attended Florida A&M University where she studied music and spiritual healing. Her business, the Healer Experience uses energy healing as a form of therapy that provides a space for clients to heal. She believes in using energy and music to unlock hidden potential.
Dr. Firdos Sheikh is a trusted physician who is passionate about providing optimal healthcare and medical management with cutting edge technology and medicine that achieves healthier results for patients. She has extensive experience in treating and understanding pain and has implemented a comprehensive program to address pain in its totality through a safe and effective non-invasive treatment protocol. She is passionate about social awareness and community building.
Jessica TouIssant is an influencer, inspirational speaker, coach, and an agent of change who provides guidance in all sizes. —she helps individual men and women link their purpose and passion to allow holistic success. She also helps strengthen organizations at ground level, providing a sturdy foundation for their futures. Her clients’ success is her ultimate goal. She is the Founder and President of Bridge to Promise, Inc., a youth development organization that helps guide today’s youth.
Sue Peguero is the CEO/Founder of Fearless Women, a Women EmPOWERed organization, whose mission is to uplift, inspire and empower Women. Fearless Women works with public schools, shelters, universities and other organizations in the tri-state area. Sue and her team provide educational workshops for women to help them adapt a positive mindset, heal from trauma, and restore their confidence. The organization also provides resources and assists with job placement.