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#GC4WExpo: Meet Our Powerful Women Speakers at the GC4W Atlanta Working Mom Business Expo

July 17, 2015

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The GC4W Atlanta Working Mom Business Expo is a premiere event dedicated to honoring and uplifting working mothers, women business owners, and mom entrepreneurs. Come and share in an entire day of motivational talks centered on the topics of leadership, business, success, health and family – as we name the winners of the “Ultimate Super Mom” contest. Connect with other powerful women, business owners and sample products that will empower you to take your life and career to the next level. The Expo will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta on October 3rd, 2015. 
Free Event – RSVP now!

Meet our Power Women Speakers:

1. TIFFANY “THE BUDGETNISTA” ALICHE, BEST SELLING AUTHOR & AMERICA’S #1 FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE ADVISOR.Tiffany-Budgetnista_GC4W Expo

Tiffany Alice is quickly becoming America’s #1 favorite financial educator. The Budgetnista a spokesperson and passionate, award winning teacher of financial empowerment and founder of the LIVE RICHER Challenge.

Tiffany is the bestselling author of the book, The One Week Budget (#1 Amazon / budgeting), and she and her financial advice have been featured on: the TODAY show, PBS, TIME, The New York Times, Reuters, ESSENCE Magazine, FORBES, Fox Business, MSNBC and CBS MoneyWatch. She also blogs about personal finance for The Huffington Post.

2. TIFFNEY CAMBRIDGE, AUTHOR, BUSINESS MOGUL AND TV PERSONALITY.TIFFNEY CAMBRIDGE_GC4W Expo

Tiffney Cambridge is a recent author of children’s book “The Little Girl Who Lost Her Smile,” which is about the challenges little ones face when their parent separate or divorce and is a great resource for parents AND children to learn to discuss the topic of co-parenting and living and being loved in two homes.

Tiffney and her family were first introduced to the public on a national level in 2012, when she co-starred alongside her then fiancé, Jayceon “The Game” Taylor on VH1. Tiffney is a graduate of the University of Southern California and with a Masters degree in Multicultural Education and currently teaches third grade. Tiffney has two children, son King Justice – age 8 and daughter Calilynn Dream – age 4 and lives in Los Angeles. Her new children’s book titled book, “The Little Girl Who Lost Her Smile,” which is about the challenges little ones face when their parents separate or divorce. In addition to her children’s books she is developing a children’s clothing line, and continuing her advocacy for education and breast cancer prevention.

3. SHARON K. D’AGOSTINO, VICE PRESIDENT, CORPORATE CONTRIBUTIONS & COMMUNITY AFFAIRS, JOHNSON & JOHNSON.Sharon D'Agostino GC4W Expo

Sharon K. D’Agostino was appointed Vice President, Corporate Citizenship for Johnson & Johnson since April 2012. In this role, she drives the citizenship strategy across a broad range of corporate responsibility initiatives.

Since 2006, Sharon has led the Johnson & Johnson Worldwide Corporate Contributions Group. Building on a legacy of corporate philanthropy that spans more than a century, Sharon and her team guide the Company’s strategic giving priorities. Their mission is to make life-changing, long-term differences in human health. They fulfill this mission through community-based partnerships with hundreds of organizations around the world, focusing on three priority areas: saving and improving the lives of women and children, building the skills of those who serve community health needs, and preventing diseases and reducing stigma.

Sharon and her team are committed to playing a leading role in addressing critical health issues facing women and children around the world, including elimination of new HIV infections in children, addressing birth asphyxia, preventing and treating intestinal worms in children, providing health information to new and expecting mothers, training skilled birth attendants, and helping women overcome obstetric fistula. They also place a strong focus on leadership and management training programs that help to address health care capacity needs at the community level. Under Sharon’s leadership, Johnson & Johnson has established new partnerships and strengthened existing ones to address these and other important health issues. She and her team work with program partners to find new, more efficient ways to measure program effectiveness and long-term impact.

Sharon is one of two Private Sector representatives on the Board of The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health.

4. TERRI BRITT, FORMER MISS USA AND AWARD WINNING AUTHOR. Terri Britt, Miss Universe

Terri Brit is an Emotional Intelligence Expert, Energetic Healer, and the award-winning author of “The Enlightened Mom.” As a Change Agent for Women, she empowers and enlightens women of all ages, helping them BREAK THE GOOD GIRL RULES to create lives of peace, passion, playfulness and miracles!

TERRI BRITT has been enlightening and empowering women to BREAK THE GOOD GIRL RULES and take back the authority of their lives for nearly two decades. Terri is an Emotional Intelligence Expert, Energetic Healer, and Change Agent for Women, as well as a mom, stepmom, mompreneur and former entertainment news anchor.

5. MARY CHATMAN PRESIDENT AND CEO OF BLACK BRIDE MAGAZINE

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Mary Chatman has a passion for all things romantic, meshing her background in business development and enthusiasm for the bridal industry to provide a key online resource to brides of color. Along with tips for minority wives- and grooms-to-be and entrepreneurs in the industry, the company hosts bridal shows offering participants a chance to interact with vendors and get advice from industry heavy hitters, from makeup artists to event planners.

Chatman also seeks to put a spotlight on black love and marriage and give brides the opportunity to support other entrepreneurs of color who can provide top-notch services. “For our bridal shows, vendors connect and work together, and some are businesses that would not otherwise get prime exposure.” At shows, Chatman says, the company also provides resources for entrepreneurs of color that will help them forge partnerships and tips on marketing and business practices.

Chatman’s mission to provide support to culturally diverse brides and to shed light on healthy and loving relationships is clear as she speaks with robust passion in her voice. As she talks about remaining relevant in her industry among African Americans, she talks about new partnerships, a bridal magazine, their first out of state bridal show, Black Bride International and content specific to couples who have already gotten married called “After The Aisle.

6. JANELL HAZELWOOD, ASSOCIATE MANAGING EDITOR AT BLACK ENTREPRISE AND WOMEN EMPOWERMENT ADVOCATE.

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Janell HazelWood is responsible for managing digital content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership.

Janell was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service.

Janell Hazelwood’s stories and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Essence Magazine, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.

7. LILIAN O. AJAYI, FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE GLOBAL CONNECTIONS FOR WOMEN FOUNDATION (GC4W) AND THE GLOBAL AMBASSADOR OF HOPE. GC4W_Founder_ Lilian O Ajayi

Lilian O. Ajayi is internationally recognized as the Global Ambassador of Hope and Power Woman. She spent a portion of career working at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, representing the Mission of Nigeria to the UN, and served on the Social Economic Committee as the economic development policy negotiator. Lilian O. Ajayi is a currently Adjunct Professor at NYU SPS and has led Digital Marketing Strategy, Online Marketing Campaigns and Data Intelligence Analytics efforts for numerous Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 companies. Lilian O. Ajayi recently addressed the United Nations General Assembly High Level Meeting on Climate Change and she gave the keynote address to an audience of PHD students at Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin, Ireland.

8. DENISE MOBOLAJI AJAYI-WILLIAMS, AUTHOR OF AKITI THE HUNTER AND FOUNDER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF WORKING MOM IN 20S.Denise-Ajayi-Williams_GC4W-Ultimate-SuperMom

Denise Mobolaji Ajayi-Williams is challenging the traditional roles women are often cast to play and it led her to create “Working Moms in 20’s” and it comes from a unique concept all her own, the idea that women can redefine their position in history and establish themselves as the true leaders that they are to their homes and communities. “Women are the pillars of communities,” asserted Denise, “They are the driving force of success, stability, and growth.” The mission of the organization is to theoretically go back to the 1920’s and to rewrite history, celebrating our racial, cultural, ethnic, and religious differences while making visible the parts of history not often celebrated. Denise’s vision is to go back in time to create a mindset that there are no limitations for women and highlight the unsung female heroes.

Denise’s most recent endeavor has emerged, the rebirth of a classic West African folktale AKITI THE HUNTER. The children’s book which is now available in Barnes and Nobles stores and online at Amazon.com, features the first super hero of his kind. The first of a five book series introduces the world to a unique hero who will aspire children to see the greatness in themselves within the beautifully illustrated children’s book. AKITI THE HUNTER, also known as King of the Forest, is challenging the traditional ways super heroes are portrayed and giving children a new character to admire and emulate. Akiti is the first developed action hero derived from African heritage, encouraging children from different backgrounds to read, and become acquainted with history and heritage.

To learn more about our guest speakers or see the complete list, please visit expo.gc4women.org.

The GC4W Atlanta Working Mom Business Expo will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta on October 3rd, 2015.  

This is a FREE event and OPEN to the public.

Free Event – RSVP now!

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