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Event Emcee: Jessicah Pierre

of Queens Co. & Founder of JessicahPierre.com

Opening Keynote Speaker: Tina Lifford

Oprah Winfrey’s Network – Queen Sugar Actress & Author

  • Speaker  – Shenia M. Dancy, Esq. – Venetian Room A

Workshop: “Wellness Beyond the Bedroom: Discovering Your Amazing Tomorrows”

This workshop will explore the intersecting facets of overall wellness, intimate love relationship and the possible impact on your spiritual health – physical health – mental health, as well as your financial wellbeing. A must workshop to attend, as your journey to discovering the greatness within you begins with you!! Are you ready for the journey, eyes and mind wide open, move beyond your troublesome yesterdays to discover your amazing tomorrows. It’s your time!

  • Speaker – Freya Shoffner, Esq. – Venetian Room B

Workshop:  “Ultimate Wellness for Your Woman-Owned Business”

A business fitness wellness workshop is geared around ensuring business owners are operating in the right structure and how running their business effectively includes leveraging the expertise of an accountant and legal resources. This session will also touch on the various legal filings for business start-ups in addition to discussing the best Estate and Financial Plans to meet individual and business needs.

  • Moderator – Linda N. Wells – Jessica Room

Body Wellness Panel: Minding Your Physical Business

A body wellness panel is a discussion on importance of minding our business of self care. Key themes to be covered include self awareness, listing to how our bodies speak to us, the importance of annual physical, self advocacy, family medical history, preventive measures, various stages of health as we age, and purposeful awareness of what we are putting in our bodies in terms of the foods we eat, to name a few.

Panelists: Musu-Kulla Massaquoi, Rebecca Faust, Guerda Victor, Santresa Greenidge

 

Workshop: Head Wrap Tutorial – Tafari Wraps – Ambassador Room A

Be It A Protective Style For Hair Loss Thrivers, A Fashionable Accessory, Or The Perfect Solution To A Bad Hair Day; Tafari Wraps Strives To Uplift Your Spirit Through Our Unique Educational Wrapshop: The Art & Fashion Of African Head Wrapping.

  • Speaker  Jennease Hyatt – Venetian room A

Workshop: “Healthy Sexuals”

 

 

  • Speaker Sharhea Wade & Dimitry Nayshtadt – Venetian Room B

Workshop:  “No More Budgeting, Your Financial P.E.M.D.A.S”

Holiday shopping may have put a dent in your bank account so let’s make that temporary and start a permanent fix. Join Dimitry Neyshtadt, CHFC from 90 Day Money Pro (Instagram: @90daymoneypro) and Sharhea Wade from NBMBAA Boston Chapter (Instagram: @nbmbaa_boston) as we discuss personal finances and how to makes sure you know what should be top of your to-do list to crush 2020! We remember order of operations, P.E.M.D.A.S., from our high school math days but are you familiar with order of operations of money to build your financial house? Dimitry will introduce his P.E.M.D.A.S. system as Sharhea shares her own personal journey using the system to execute on her financial goals. Attend this hands-on educational workshop for a chance to win 90-day financial-planning services from Dimitry!

  • Moderator – Teresa Nelson, Ph.D.-  – Jessica Room

Business Wellness Panel: “Running Retail”

Panelists:

VIP Only- Meet & Greet with Tina Lifford

Tina Lifford will be available to sign copies of her book and network for VIP conference participants.

1:00 PM – 1:15 PM  Special Recognition 2020 Maven Awardees

Betty Francisco & Kaidi Grant

1:20 PM  Luncheon Keynote Speaker – Dr. Scarlet Soriano, MD

  • Speaker – Elizabeth Johnson – Venetian Room A

Workshop – “Who Says Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees?”

This workshop is targeted toward small business owners, office managers, and entrepreneurs. Enrolled Agent and Certified Bookkeeper, Elizabeth Johnson will be facilitating this information packed small business tax workshop. A broad range of small business tax issues will be discussed including: Selecting the right entity for your business, the importance of keeping track of income and expenses, tax cuts and extenders, depreciations changes and many other important 2019 /2020 tax updates, and ample time for a question and answer session

 

  • Speaker – Chiatra Sanders – Venetian Room B

Workshop – “Navigating the Health Insurance Landscape for Business Leaders”

For new businesses, attracting and retaining great employees is a priority, and part of that effort includes offering high-quality health insurance to your team. Learn how to offer comprehensive, affordable health insurance during from Massachusetts Health Connector for Business, the state’s health insurance exchange for small businesses with 50 or fewer employees.

Health Connector for Business empowers small business owners to provide affordable, quality health insurance, while delivering the flexibility to employees to choose the plan that best meets their needs. Save money by shopping plans, on average employers are saving 20 percent on premiums when they shop and compare through Health Connector for Business, and the ConnectWell program provides an additional 15 percent rebate to employers.

  • Moderator- Irvienne Goldson  – Jessica Room

Mental Health Wellness Panel: Managing your Mind and Spirit Wellness

Panelists: Celeste Viciete, LMHC, Pilar Tucker, Charmain Jackman, Ph.D

 

VIP ONLY SESSION – Conversations with Claire –

Moderator- Joelle Fontaine – Vincent’s

From Harvard Univeristy to running one of the largest media companies around, Claire Sulmers will discuss her journey during this fireside chat for VIP conference participants.