Women Annual Convention London
August 24-28, 2022
August 27th 11:30am
Mya Smith Edmonds
McDonald’s Multiple Restaurant Owner, Realestate Developer,
“Keys to WINNING in Business”
She is the first female African American Next Generation McDonald’s operator to own nine McDonald’s Restaurants in Central Indiana. Before beginning her illustrious career with McDonald’s, Dr. Edmonds became a Certified Public Accountant at Deloitte and Touche, Program Director at KCOH Radio Station, and the youngest National Sales Director with American Plan USA. Smith Edmonds is the recipient of numerous distinguished awards and honors which includes: The President’s Lifetime Achievement Award from President Joseph R. Biden Jr., featured on a billboard in New York City in the heart of Time Square, and recognized by Global Trade Chamber as one of the 100 Most Successful Women Around the World in Business. In addition, Mya has graced the front cover and been featured in numerous magazines, newspapers, and publications, namely: Core Magazine APEX, Purpose Magazine, D-MARS Business Journal, Sheen Magazine, Style Magazine, Metro Magazine, and a myriad of others. With her enamored success, Mya never forgets to give back. She and her father, Harry Smith, co-founded The Smith Foundation, a 501(c) non-profit organization that has given over $250,000 in scholarships in the last three years to help send students to college, provide food for those who are in need, and has graciously provided Christmas toys and school supplies for underprivileged and underserved students in the community. Mya graduated Magna Cum Laude from University of Houston in Accounting with a minor in African American Studies. Moreover, she has earned several Honorary Doctorate Degrees in Humanitarianism and Business from accredited universities.
President/CEO and Chief Innovation Officer
You Can Really Have it All
Gail Birks, EMBA, LMBB, IATA is the founder and principal consultant of CMA Enterprise Incorporated. Ms. Birks is a subject matter expert in lean process and performance improvement as well as cultural and organization transformation. Her approach to successful process and performance initiatives is understanding the value proposition as it relates to desired behaviors and efficiency and effectiveness impact for an organization and its stakeholders.
CEO & Founder Phoenix Human capital Solutions
Leading Teams Post Pandemic - The New Normal
Walk participants through all the different changes in the process of leading hybrid/remote teams, the challenges, the benefits and sharing some tenets to help leaders to cope with the “new era”.
Eva Dias is a Senior Business Executive, whom has developed her career in Human Resources within 4 of the biggest Corporations in the world, all leaders in their industry – Philip Morris, L’Oréal, Novartis and IFF – International Flavours & Fragrances. She has worked in different industries and countries around the globe, such as Brazil, Portugal, Switzerland, and since 2003 in US.
CEO/ Broker- Owner Multhai International Realty
Investing in Real Estate in the US
We will discuss the opportunities of investing in Real Estate in the US as well as the outlook of the Real Estate market in the US. So be sure to bring all your questions!
MJ Globus LLC
Milenia Nazaret – Florida Real Estate Broker at Nazaret Realty Global. MJ Globus LLC, Managing Partner ( Oil and Gas Projects, Gold Mines Projects, Big Fractions of Bitcoins For Sale). Blockchain Entrepreneur, CEO at Nazaret Realty Global. Commercial Real Estate Broker Cryptocurrency Broker Serving local and international investors🏘 Member of Global Business Alliance 2022 Member of Woman’s Counsel of Realtors Global Business Committee 2022 NAR Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) Global Real Estate Practitioner (GREP) At Home with Diversity Certification (AHWD) AREAA Global New Construction Specialist
Top Empowerment Inc.
Build a high-impact personal brand
Ceo Baroness Productions Inc.
Finding Your Resilience in the Midst of Our New Normal
Dr. Vaughan brings a unique and diverse set of educational, practical, and professional experiences to the issues that often negatively impact people at some point in their lives and careers. She is a former professor, and a certified life and transitional coach, specializing in cognitive assessment and emotional intelligence retraining. As an occupational therapist and educator, she has developed innovative programs, online seminars, and literature for adults and children.
The Boldness Coach (tm)
Girl, Get Your Business Straight (tm)
Tatem's Tax & Financial Services
The Power to Manage you Business and Personal Finances!
CEO of Tatems Tax and Financial Services. Where she is also a Senior Tax Advisor/Preparer. Tia has serviced and helped countless numbers of clients through her passion to educate individuals and business owners to understand and manage their finances. She is also a philanthropist, The Treasurer of the Leaf of Love Non-profit organization. An author, A wife, A mother of 3 kids, and has dedicated her life to God and humanity. In her spare time she loves to travel and enjoy spending quality time with her family.
Jackets for Jobs & Ms Goal Digger, LLC
How To Be A Stiletto In A Room Full of Flats
Alison Vaughn is an International Speaker and an award winning author who focuses on professionalism, leadership and workforce development. She is the founder of Jackets for Jobs’ an award winning organization that has been honored as one of the Best & Brightest companies to work for®
. In 2021 she was named Entrepreneur of the Year by the Michigan Association of Female Entrepreneurs and crowned Miss Fashion Global of Michigan. She has graced the cover of several women’ magazines and has been recognized as a “Dreamer into Doer” by Martha Stewart, which honors women who turn their dreams into reality.
Dr. Sherri Henderson
Global Business Development Firm
Dr. Sherri Henderson is a global business executive. She is an international trailblazer, with over 25 years of professional experience. Dr. Henderson is an academic scholar and has completed educational programs at Michigan State University, Ashland Theological Seminary, Yale University and the Harvard University Business Institute.
Christian widows and widowers empowered initiative Nigeria . CWWE Nigeria
The power of Resilience as a tool for overcoming life challenge in widowhood
Substance Abuse Prevention Through Entrepreneuship Leadership and Learnings
Tonya McNeal-Weary, MBA, AMC
Global Entrepreneur | International Business Consultant
Leveraging Global Networks to Grow Your Business.
Founder, IBS Global Consulting, Inc.Founder, Think Global Training Academy.President, Northern USA – India Business Council of the Women’s Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (WICCI) – www.wicci.inAuthor, Women Going Global: Real-Life Stories of Women Entrepreneurs Doing Business Across Borders – www.WomenGoingGlobalBook.com
Dr. Virginia (DocV) LeBlanc
Founder | CEO Defining Paths
Think Without A Box: Building Success From Scratch
Dr. Virginia (DocV) LeBlanc is a highly sought multi-disciplinary expert and thought leader delivering value across industries world-wide, sharing key ingredients to successfully pivot through transition gaps earning her the nickname “THE Pivot Maestro.”
Altos Ejecutivos CPI International Colombia
Believe on miracles, I depend on them
María Alejandra Castano
VP of People, Culture & Services
The Power of Being Me
Maria Alejandra Castaño is the VP of People, Culture & Services for SierraCol Energy, a full-cycle oil & gas exploration and production company with headquarters in Bogota, Colombia. Alejandra has more than 20 years of experience leading various Talent Management areas and working in multi-cultural environments in America, Africa, and the Middle East and within the Oil & Gas, High-Tech, and Consumer Goods Sectors.
María Paola Castaño
Alimentos Naranja Verde
How Dreams Become Reality
Maria Paola Castano is the owner and the General & Operations Manager of Alimentos Naraja Verde S.A.S. She has more than 20 years of experience in the production, quality control, and innovation fields within the Food Industry. She is passionate about healthy products and is convinced that healthy food is the best medicine for your body.
Legacy Employee Benefits & Azzuri Capital Coaching
I am a Director at Legacy EB and Founder of Azzuri Capital Coaching, I am passionate about Financial Literacy and I work collaboratively with my clients to facilitate their objectives in growing their wealth to leave a legacy for tomorrow. Being client centric by coaching and creating focus is my priority. I have strategized with individuals and cooperates over the last 28 yrs on building solid financial plans in making sure they attain financial freedom. I work very closely with women empowerment and gender based violence projects by collaborating on different platforms and initiatives that assist women to find financial independence. I am executive board member of the BeSelfless Foundation, I work with different communities in uplifting women and children to be more financially literate. Financial Coaching is Future Oriented thus guiding individuals to focus on their growth in terms of personal finance and longevity.
Monica Go LLC
Give it a GO!
Monica is an ordained Pastor of the United States co-founder and pastor for La Viva City in Orlando Florida. They call them the church without walls they service in the parks, lakes, beaches, springs as they have increased their viewing through Facebook over any percentage they had ever seen in their ministry. She Has been working with the community in discipleship, restoration and purpose for over 20 years. She shares this great task with her husband Pastor Osmany (Many) Ramos who is the founder La Viva City including LOVE4 missions ministry called to work with the most needed in Hispanic countries where she loves working with her team. She holds a leadership diploma from Belhaven University, she graduated her acting career ETA in Colombia South America. Currently she has a podcast Monica GO! in the mayor platforms (Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcast amongst other platforms) ninety plus countries listen while she “goes back to basics” with stories that encourages people around the world in English and Spanish.