Our speaker lineup is phenomenal. This year, we have a team of A-list leaders and game-changers ready to help us broaden our perspectives, tune our skills and enhance our lives.
Paula Williams Madison
Paula Williams Madison is the former executive vice president of NBC Universal. Madison’s family owns Williams Group Holdings LLC, which has significant ownership and investments in The Africa Channel, the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks, and various real estate, consumer…
Activist, speaker, author, and expert, Maggie Anderson is the founder of The NEW Empowerment Experiment (EE) and MaggiesList.com. Maggie and her family started a movement by supporting Black-owned businesses for one full year. She continues her journey and invites others to join in.
Congresswoman Donna Edwards
Congresswoman Donna Edwards can been seen each Sunday on one of the national programs (i.e., Meet the Press, etc). Edwards represents Maryland’s 4th Congressional District comprising portions of Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties.
Lily Pardo is the Director of Public Relations and Community Affairs at WSVN Channel 7, the local Fox affiliate and #1 news station in the market. She rejoined the station in 2004 after spending several years running her own public relations/special events firm.
President of the League of Women Voters of Florida, Deirdre Macnab graduating with an M.B.A. from Columbia University in marketing and finance and a B.A. from New York University in history and political science. She has worked for Dun & Bradstreet Corporation…
Dr. Avis Proctor
Dr. Avis Proctor, Broward College North Campus President, has primary responsibility for campus operations including academic affairs, student affairs, health sciences, business affairs, learning resources, information technology and facilities. She leads more than 700 employees…
Jacqueline McKinley is a working television writer having written for seven different sitcoms including the Emmy award winning “The Bernie Mac Show.” She is currently a writer/producer on the show “Are We There Yet?” and for the show “First Family.” She also served as co-producer…
Yvette M. Miley
Yvette M. Miley is the Senior Vice President and Executive Editor of MSNBC where she is responsible for daytime and weekend programming, talent, and program development, planning, booking, breaking news and coverage of special events. She is also the Executive Editor of TheGrio.com…
Tina D. Howell
It’s a rarity to have one individual possess such a diverse array of talent, business savvy, and personal desire to enrich the lives of individuals. Tina Howell is a visionary leader whose impact is felt in many arenas, from personal to professional. This energetic mother of three excels gracefully in every assignment.
Joy Reid is host of “The Reid Report” on weekdays at 2 p.m. on MSNBC. Reid was the former Managing Editor of theGrio.com, a daily online news and opinion platform devoted to delivering stories and perspectives that reflect and affect African-American audiences. Reid joined theGrio.com with experience as a freelance
Alva Bell Bullard
Alva Bell Bullard, an expert at building and leading smart, independent, and enthusiastic technical teams, is a technology professional having worked in the industry for over twenty-five years. She has spent most of her career at leading market research and fulfillment firms, serving as a partner and CIO/Senior Vice President…
Linda Houston Jones
President and Founder of Ashanti Cultural Arts, Linda Houston Jones serves on the boards of three cities with days named in her honor: Fort Lauderdale, Lauderhill, and Lauderdale Lakes. Additionally, she sits on the boards of the Broward County Cultural Commission, The Broward County Diversity…