The Breakout Sessions for the 2019 Maven Conference are specially curated to empower you to Celebrate HERstory.

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Vendor Marketplace Open: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Breakfast Buffet: 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Workshop: Will YOU or YOUR BUSINESS owe the IRS this year?

Workshop:  Instagram Marketing for E-commerce Business

  • Speakers Taisha CraytonAuthor / Principal, Chief Biz Builder

Workshop: Build Your Own Way to A Million Dollar Business with Government Contracting

Event Emcee: Shellee Mendes

Opening Remarks:

Monica Cost Personal & Professional Pathfinder

Gail Jackson-BlountMWPC Board President, 2016-2018

Pam Berman MWPC Board President, 2019

Opening Keynote Speaker: Colette Phillips – CEO and President Colette Phillips Communications, Inc

  • Speaker – Shenia Dancy, Esq. – Attorney at Law, Author, Certified Life Coach

Workshop: Tips on Estate Planning and Family Legacy: Present and Future

  • Speaker – Muffen Moses- President, CEO, Muffen International Salons

Workshop: The Power of Entrepreneurship Today

  • Speaker(s)- Betty Francisco- General Counsel, Compass Working Capital, Co-Founder , Latina Circle & Amplify Latinx
  • Teresa Nelson, Ph.D.- Professor, Simmons University Business School (Boston, MA) Principal, The Impact Seat

Workshop: Raising the Money: Strategies for Funding Your Early Stage Business

Find Your Calling Mindfulness Dance Break

A 12 minute inspiring Mindfulness based dance workshop that teaches you the 3 lessons to help you awaken your inner calling. Use movement, music and breath to feel centered and ready to tackle the day’s events.

  • Speaker – Lisa A. Holmes – Human Resources Expert, Executive Coach, Author

Workshop: How to Remain Relevant in an Ever-changing Job Market

  • Speaker – Freya Shoffner, Esq. – Principal Attorney, Shoffner & Associates

Workshop: Smash The Profitability Barricades

  • Speaker(s) – Jessicah Pierre (Moderator) – Founder, The Queens Company &

Panel Discussion: Community Over Competition: How to Do Business and Make A Social Impact


  1. Stephanie Voltaire, Entrepreneur & Project Manager at City of Boston  
  2. Theresa Alphonse, Founder and Executive Director of What’s On Your Mind Inc.
  3. Bernadine (Truth) Desanges, Entrepreneur & Founder of Know Your Truths. Speak Your Truths.
  4. Dzidzor Azaglo, Poet-Lyricist & Founder of Black Cotton Club


Remarks  by Mass Commission on Status of Women

Remarks by Anna Foster Founder & CEO of A Maven’s World Lifestyle Brand

Maven Awardee 2019: Janelle Woods-McNish, Advocate, Spokesperson, Philanthropist, Author

Maven Awardee 2019: Michelle “Mona” Thompson, Visionary Leader, Senior Pastor, Author,  Founder of R.I.S.E

Afternoon Keynote Speaker – Crystal Haynes, Journalist

10 minute inspiring mindfulness meditation and reiki break.

  • Speaker – Dr. Roberta Hoskie – Owner, CEO: Outreach Realty Services, LLC

Workshop – Women and Real Estate

  • Speaker – Jayme Washington –  “Digital Architect” Founder & President/CEO of Washtone Media, LLC, Certified Partner with Google

Workshop – How to Maximize Social Media, Including LinkedIn: Utilizing Digital Platforms To Your Advantage

  • Speaker(s) – Ana De Pina & Raydania Peña – Financial Services Professionals, New York Life

Workshop- Blueprint for Financial Success