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19 Black Women Speaking At The International Leadership Summit

The International Leadership Summit has been a transformative event for entrepreneurs and business leaders for over a decade. It’s been on my radar for a while because they intentionally bring emerging leaders and innovators together so we can share invaluable leadership insights and inspire each other to keep building despite living in such volatile times.

This year I’m excited to attend the event, especially because they have an impressive collection of Black Women speakers who’ll be presenting on everything from business and entrepreneurship, to faith and empowerment. Here’s a list the speakers and panelists that you can expect at ILS this year:


1. Angela Carraway

Angela Carraway

Angela Caraway of Wells Fargo’s Wealth & Investment Management division, is a senior trust advisor who helps client’s align their investments with their goals and values.

She’s a panelist in a breakout session with Beth Renner and Hill Harper, moderated by Frank Dyer.

Event: Investing in Your Family’s Future: A Guide to Wealth Transfer

Date: Thursday, May 4th | 11:30 AM EST

Location: S320


2. Dr. Anita Phillips

Dr Anita Phillips

Dr. Anita Phillips is a trauma therapist, host of the In the Light Podcast and a dynamic speaker helps communities of faith have meaningful conversations about mental health and illness.

Dr. Phillips will be leading a masterclass.

Event: Lead Like a Gardener: Lessons on Living Your Most Powerful Life

Date: S Hall Mainstage

Location: Friday, May 5TH | 5 PM EST


3. April Stallworth

April M. Stallworth

April M. Stallworth is the founder of Strong Women Strong Lives, as well as a coach, trainer, racial justice and reconciliation advocate and public speaker.

She’s a panelist alongside Beverly Robinson and Peggy Vasquez.

Event: Hidden Secrets Every Executive and Executive Team Member Should Know

Date: Friday, May 5TH | 1 PM EST

Location: S310


4. Beverly Robinson

Beverly Robinson

Beverly Robinson is an executive assistant at T.D. Jakes Ministries, where she works directly with Bishop T.D. Jakes. She also serves on the board of directors for C.E.A.S.E. Inc., a Christian executive and administrative assistant support staff empowerment group, which she co-founded and co-chairs.

She’ll be a panelist with Peggy Vasquez.

Event: Hidden Secrets Every Executive and Executive Team Member Should Know

Date: Friday, May 5TH | 1 PM EST

Location: S310


5. Bozoma Saint John

Bozoma Saint John

Bozoma Saint John is a trailblazing marketing executive, entrepreneur and author of critically acclaimed memoir The Urgent Life. Her work has been recognized by the American Advertising Federation Hall of Achievement and the Marketing Hall of Fame, among others.

Bozoma is a panelist, and will be sharing the stage with Tristan Walker and Jason

White, as well as moderator LaTosha Gillespie.

Event: Brand Building: The Playbook for Disruption

Date: Thursday, May 4th | 1 PM EST

Location: S320



6. Connie Houston

Connie Houston

Connie Houston is a certified event planner, and the Director of Conference & Events for T. D. Jakes Ministries and The Potter’s House of Dallas.

Connie is moderating a panel featuring Derrick Williams, Nicole Leonard and Mike Walker.

Event: Building Your Conference from the Ground Up: Practical Tools for Successful Event Planning

Date: Friday, May 5TH | 11:30 AM EST

Location: S310


7. Dionne Harmon

Dionne Harmon

Dionne Harmon is an Emmy Award-winning producer and president of Jesse Collins Entertainment. She’s also served as an executive producer for the American Music Awards and Golden Globes, a co-executive producer for the Super Bowl Halftime Show, and a co-producer of the Oscars.

Dionne is speaking on a panel alongside Rodney Jerkins and Thaddeus Tribbett, with moderator Dr. Oscar Williams.

Event: Understanding the New Creative “MAP”- Music, Art & Production

Date: Thursday, May 4th | 1 PM EST

Location: S310


8. Janice Bryant Howroyd

Janice Bryant Howroyd

Janice Bryant Howroyd, who is Black Enterprise’s 2022 Woman of the Year, is a bestselling author, mentor, presidential special appointee, and founder and CEO of the ActOne Group.

Janice is co-presenting a masterclass with Bishop T. D. Jakes.

Event: Rethinking Technology

Date: Thursday, May 4th | 5 PM EST

Location: S Hall Mainstage


9. Dr. Jennifer Stimpson

Dr. Jennifer Stimpson

Dr. Jennifer Stimpson, Ed.D., serves as the Chief Programs Officer of the T.D. Jakes Foundation. She also consults with civic, community and federal organizations, such as the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas,the Department of Justice and the National Science Foundation.

Dr. Stimpson is moderating a panel featuring Otis Rolley, Chris Lyons, Tracey Powell and Rob Duhart.

Event: Keys to Intentional Leadership: Courage, Empathy, Integrity and Transparency

Date: Thursday, May 4th | 1 PM EST

Location: S Hall Mainstage


10. Jordan Hora

Jordan Hora

Jordan A. Hora is an award-winning communications executive who currently serves as the Executive Director of PR & Communications for the T.D. Jakes Group. She’s also the founder of JH Collaborative, a mission-driven organization that helps clients sustain socially responsible ideas.

Jordan is moderating a panel featuring speakers Shenikwa Carr and Christine Cape.

Event: PRESS-ing Matters: How to Prepare Your Organization Within an Ever-Evolving Media Landscape

Date: Thursday, May 4th | 11:30 AM EST

Location: S330



11. Judith McAllister

Judith McAllister

Judith McAllister is a teacher and trainer at the forefront of the praise and worship movement in African American churches. She currently serves as the Executive Director of Music, Worship & Liturgy at the West Angeles Church of God in Christ in Los Angeles.

She’s speaking on a panel with Tye Tribbett, moderated by Dr. Oscar Williams.

Event: Leadership for Creatives: A Strategy for Impact

Date: Friday, May 5TH | 11:30 AM EST

Location: S330


12. Kezia Stegemoeller

Kezia Stegemoeller

Kezia Stegemoeller serves as the Chief Partnerships Officer of the T.D. Jakes Foundation. She’s also a compassionate leader, change maker and storyteller.

Kezia is moderating a panel featuring Jaylen Bledsoe and Princeton Parker.

Event: Boomers, Gen Xers, Millennials, Gen Zers: Challenges of Leading Intergenerational Teams in Today’s Workforce

Date: Thursday, May 4th | 11:30 AM EST

Location: S310


13. Latasha Gillespie

Latasha Gillespie

Latasha Gillespie speaker, moderator and host on both national and international stages. She currently serves as the Head of Global Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) for Amazon Studios, Prime Video, and IMDb.

Latasha is moderating a panel featuring Bozoma Saint John, Tristan Walker and Jason White.

Event: Brand Building: The Playbook for Disruption

Date: Thursday, May 4th EST

Location: S320


14. Dr. Natasha Stewart Gresham

Dr. Natasha Stewart Gresham

Dr. Natasha Stewart-Gresham is an adviser, life coach and inspirational speaker whose work has earned her the Presidential Volunteer of the Year title, in addition to being recognized by the United Nations.

Dr. Gresham is moderating a panel featuring Pastor Touré, Sarah Roberts, Pastor

Keion Henderson and Shaunie Henderson.

Event: Marriage, Mental Health & the Marketplace

Date: Friday, May 5TH | 1 PM EST

Location: S320


15. Nona Jones

Nona Jones

Nona Jones is an author, business executive, entrepreneur and preacher who serves as the chief content and partnerships officer at YouVersion.

Event: High Octane Women

Date: Thursday, May 4th | 11:30 AM EST

Location: S Hall Mainstage



16. Sarah Jakes Roberts

Sarah Jakes Roberts

Sarah Jakes Roberts is a modern woman of faith who co-pastors at ONE (A Potter’s House Church) in Los Angeles, while also serving in leadership at The Potter’s House of Dallas.

Sarah is speaking on a panel alongside Pastor Touré, Pastor Keion Henderson and Shaunie Henderson, moderated by Dr. Natasha Stewart Gresham.

Event:

Date: Friday, May 5TH | 1 PM EST

Location: S320


17. Shaunie Henderson

Shaunie Henderson

Shaunie Henderson is media mogul, philanthropist, producer and founder and CEO of Amirah Inc.

Shaunie is speaking alongside panelists Pastor Touré, Sarah Roberts and Pastor Keion Henderson, with their conversation being moderated by Dr. Natasha Stewart Gresham.

Event:

Date: Friday, May 5TH | 1 PM EST

Location: S320


18. Shenikwa Carr

Shenikwa Carr

Shenikwa Carr, the Vice President of BCW Global, is a public relations specialist with expertise in community relations, content creation, influencer engagement, media relations, social media management and sponsorships.

She’s speaking on a panel with Christine Cape, which will be moderated by Jordan Hora.

Event: PRESS-ing Matters: How to Prepare Your Organization Within an Ever-Evolving Media Landscape

Date: Thursday, May 4th | 11:30 AM EST

Location: S330


19. Tamika Bass

Tamika Bass

Tamika Bass is an information security professional, speaker and college professor. She currently serves as the Cybersecurity Director at Gannett Fleming.

Event: Protecting What Matters: The Weakest Link

Date: Friday, May 5TH | 1 PM EST

Location: S330


Let’s Meet Up

I’ll be attending as many of these events as possible, so let’s connect. DM me or send me an email so we can make a plan to meet up. Or come find me during the attendee breaks, look for my purple hair!

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