#NoMeanGirls National Conference
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keynote speaker

You Are Enough

Karith Foster

Humorist, motivational speaker, TV & radio personality, actress, author, blogger, and entrepreneur are all titles fitting for Karith Foster. She is one of the hottest comics to come out of New York City according to both The Hollywood Reporter and Backstage Magazine who named her one of the “Top 10 Comics to Watch.”

She has made a name for herself as a national headliner for being a clean, funny African-American comedian. Karith travels nationally and abroad bringing humor and inspiration to all of her audiences.

 

 

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Keynote Speaker

Don't Let Others Define You - Finding Your True Self

Sarah Webb

Sarah is the President of Plaid for Women, Inc., a multimedia company providing content, podcasts and short form videos for women www.plaidforwomen.com. Plaid for Women is also behind the #NoMeanGirls Movement, encouraging women to respect themselves and support other women on their own journeys without judgment.

Sarah shares her story of moving from corporate drudgery to being an entrepreneur and finding her true self along the way. Her authentic and raw story will inspire you to be your best self and find other women to support you along the way.  

 

 

Breakout Speakers


 
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Catherine Bennett

Catherine is an Organizational and Talent Development Manager, Public Speaker and Consultant with over twenty-five years of experience in Organizational Development and Performance Improvement specializing in Executive Leadership, Management Training and Development. She is an expert in identification, training and retention of High-Potential employees and has extensive experience in building the potential and knowledge of diverse work forces in order to inspire a more powerful public good.

Learn more: www.catherinebennett.net

 
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Marilyn Suey

Marilyn established the Diamond Group Wealth Advisors to empower her clients to design their ideal lifestyles… for today, for tomorrow, and for life. Her clients understand that their wealth is more than their money. 

Marylin collaborates with and supports her clients, while leveraging their personalized Prosperity Blueprint™, to take care of their families, the people, and causes they care about deeply. By following a disciplined planning process, she believes you, too, can build your customized Prosperity Blueprint™ to guide you on the path toward financial independence. 

 
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Kendra Delarge

Kendra is a strategically transparent and audacious empowerment speaker, author, and international mentor and missionary.  She is the founder of International Kendra, a mission committed to fearlessly crossing ethnic, religious, cultural, and societal barriers to break chains of oppression and brokenness through conferences, social media, and mentoring. She is the visionary behind The Safe Haven®, an upcoming innovative global initiative to establish transitional shelters for women/girls who are victims of heinous violence due to the imbalances and prejudices in culture and society.

Kendra is an active member of Powerful Women International Connections, serves as a leader in Women of Visionary Influence, and is a rising circle leader for WomanSpeak. She has been featured on radio, TV, in written publications, and is the author of “The Walk: From Hearing to Knowing,” a compelling and riveting book about her personal triumphant journey through some of life’s most difficult, controversial, and tabooed challenges.

 
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Cheri Hotman

Cheri, with a strong background in Technology Executive Leadership, now focuses on helping Corporate folks be heard and valued in the workplace. Her philosophy is to bring out strengths, so you can have the impact to make things radically better because people hear and recognize the unique value YOU bring.

Cheri is an ex-VP in the Tech/ IT space, with a career predominately in banking, financial services, and consulting. She has her MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas, is a CPA, and a certified coach (BCC, Board Certified Coach). Her website is MakeImpactAtWork.com, where you can get your free copy of "3 Secrets to Make People Listen at Work when YOU Have the Answer" or connect with her on LinkedIn.

 
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Lura Hobbs

Lura is Chief Strategist of Solstice Strategies, a marketing consulting firm.  Solstice Strategies is dedicated to helping brands and advertising agencies build integrated marketing and communication strategies centered on business analytics, consumer insights and consumer behaviors.

She has a strong track record of growing established businesses as well as launching new startups and products. Lura is a change agent and problem solver that brings best practices from multiple industries to improve business performance. Her proven track record of developing key relationships that lead to lasting business results is evident in her award-winning work for global and national brands including Pizza Hut, Frito-Lay, AT&T, FedEx Office, and McDonald’s.  

 
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Kimberly Sulfridge

Kimberly is a serial entrepreneur, wife, traveler, photographer, writer, speaker, sports enthusiast, volunteer and mother of two adorable fur babies. She grew up around business and started her first company at 19 while still attending Southern Methodist University in Dallas. 

Kimberly found her passion working with entrepreneurs and enjoys being able to create and facilitate Mastermind Groups (CEO Focus DFW) for business owners that promote business growth. She loves being able to give that “no longer alone” feeling to entrepreneurs while they navigate the rough waters of business ownership. "It’s amazing to witness the excitement of a breakthrough and the inspiration that comes from working together." Kimberly's motto is: Life can be messy and sticky at times, but that just means you’re living it right!

 

 
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Wendy Perry

Wendy's life was turned upside down when she was blindsided by parental alienation. While navigating through the cruel emotional and financial devastation caused by parental alienation, she found a voice and strength she never knew she had. Through her advocacy and consulting, Wendy has helped hundreds of family members find comfort, resilience and tenacity. 

Wendy believes, our struggles can ultimately lead us to being the happiest and most authentic person we can be. Her mission is to help others find peacefulness and joy in life even when facing the toughest challenges.

Learn more: http://www.targetparent.com./

 
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Mishon landry

MiShon is a Certified Diversity Professional and owner of Culture Consultants located in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Culture Consultants is a firm dedicated to bridging the gap between inclusion and leadership. We cultivate talent and build global leader capacity in today’s organizational culture through comprehensive Inclusive Leadership workshops and consulting services.

MiShon is a Diversity Champion with a passion for Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion, Supplier Diversity, STEM, and Relationship Building principals. She functions as a change agent and influencer with over a decade of experience in People, Program, Project Management, and Leadership expertise.

 
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Karen Shopoff Rooff

Karen is a Women’s Wellness Warrior who champions realistic approaches to living a fit and healthy life. After earning certifications as a personal trainer and perinatal fitness specialist, Karen launched Balance Personal Fitness Training in 2008. In addition to in-person fitness, wellness, and health coaching, Karen facilitates self-directed eCourses and virtual bootcamps for clients worldwide. Her blog Running on Balance is known for excellent content regarding women’s health, particularly as related to the childbearing years and perimenopause. 

Karen holds a variety of fitness, wellness, and health coaching certifications (listed from date earned): Personal Training, Perinatal Fitness Specialist, Group Exercise Specialist, Aqua Yoga Instructor, Prenatal Yoga Instructor, Women’s Wellness Coach, Aqua Yoga Specialist, and Health Coach.

 
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Dena Jansen

Dena focuses on professional women and leaders – both emerging and veteran – of corporations both large and small. She shows businesses and individuals that by taking small steps toward one another, they have the power to cultivate an environment where everyone wins.

Dena launched Dena Speaks as a way to inspire others by sharing the real life lessons she’s learned along her personal and professional growth journey. A retired partner from Austin based accounting, tax, and consulting firm Maxwell Locke & Ritter, Dena uses the firm as an example of corporate culture done right.

In her speaking and guiding, she yokes shared accountability to infinite possibility. She loves sharing time with groups – small and large – helping to empower individuals and teams to find their voice, be brave and hold tight to values of being kind, open, real, and, of course, FUN!

 
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Kimberly Claborn

Kimberly is a childhood domestic violence survivor that went on to help her mother escape her 24-year abusive marriage to her father. The struggles she faced along the way, inspired Kimberly to become an advocate to abuse survivors and victims. She now shares her life story globally, breaking the silence on all forms of abuse.

Kimberly has been featured in publications for The National Domestic Violence Hotline and has shared her story on local Dallas/Ft. Worth news programs, in magazines, and through viral videos. She was selected by The White House Administration to attend The 2016 United State Of Women Summit in Washington, D.C. She was also selected to attend this year's 2018 United State Of Women Summit in Los Angeles, California.

 
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Stacy Bernal

Stacy is a writer, speaker, and trainer at See Stacy Speak LLC. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Weber State University with a BA in Public Relations and Advertising. She currently serves on the WSU Alumni Association Board of Directors and is the VP of the Ogden Pub Runners, where she has made a tribe of running friends who encourage her to make crazy decisions, like running marathons, triathlons, relay races, and an ultra-marathon.

Stacy is the proud mom to one neurotypical daughter, two sons (one neuro- and one atypical), and two fur babies. She has been happily married since 2013. She has been published on ChicagoNow.com, ScaryMommy.com, and Autism Parenting Magazine. She’s pretty sure there’s a future book (or two) in her as well. Her shenanigans can be found on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @seestacyspeak.

 
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Heather Moulder

Heather is an executive coach, recovering attorney, writer, speaker, wife, mother of two, and cancer survivor. Heather practiced corporate finance law for over 18 years and built a successful legal practice with an international law firm. She learned early in her legal career that striving to “have it all” wasn’t all it was cracked up to be (and that she didn’t want “it all” anyway). So, she reevaluated what she wanted and redefined what success meant to her based on her values, desires, and needs – and built her law practice her way.

After battling an aggressive breast cancer, Heather felt called to serve people in a different capacity and thereafter discovered her passion for coaching. She is the founder of Course Correction Coaching and helps professional women who are considered “successful” to finally feel that way by getting clarity around what they value and desire, redefining success on their own terms, and learning to confidently leverage their unique strengths and voice to live out their success stories.

 
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Allison Jennings

Allison trained on scholarship at the North Carolina School of the Arts where she studied classical ballet and modern dance. Additionally, she spent summers at the Boston Ballet School, the School of American Ballet, the Hungarian State Ballet School, and the Pacific Northwest Ballet School. Having received the Nordan Fine Arts Award from Texas Christian University’s dance department, she returned to Texas to attend TCU.

Fast forward a decade later, and you will find a busy, proud mother to Alyssa and Paul Edward, as well as a former dancer longing for her “ballet muscles”. When she discovered barre classes, that combine all of her favorite forms of exercise- ballet, yoga, and Pilates, she quickly called herself a “junkie”. Frequently taking classes in NYC, Denver, Dallas, and Houston, in addition to her own practice, she found the long, lean muscles she had as a dancer. Wanting to share her own version of barre to friends, she invited a group to share her ‘Smart Barre Technique’. With encouragement from friends and family, just one year later, she opened up her own studio. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to share this body-changing technique with women of all ages.

Diversity Panel

Friday, September 21, 2018