Dean Haynesworth

Dean Haynesworth

Dean Haynesworth is CEO and Executive Minority Founder of Black Progress Matters [BPM], an organization committed to effectuating change in existing businesses and organizations. Still, BPM is also providing an ambitious incubator program for the development and funding of minority start-ups. Dean encourages, along with the BPM founding partners, to…

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Amy Edge

Amy Edge

Amy Edge is a former-childhood educator turned impact-driven entrepreneur. She is an operations and project management expert for visionaries and change-makers in the online space. This strategic partnership increases profits, empowers their team, and scales their business without frustration and complete ease. She is the founder of The Rising Sisterhood…

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Joss Richard

Joss Richard

Founder and CEO Joss Richard is an Emmy Award winning Producer who was born and raised in Toronto where she worked as a Television Producer before moving to Los Angeles. At the age of 28, Joss has won a Daytime Emmy Award and worked at Netflix, The Ellen DeGeneres Show,…

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Austin Denison

Austin Denison

Austin Denison is a management consultant, author, and entrepreneur with the goal of helping businesses develop best practices in marketing, change management, and leadership. Austin manages multiple content platforms including his blog, youtube channel, and podcasts relating to entrepreneurship and personal/professional success. Austin is an expedited honors graduate from the…

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Ukpeme Okon

Ukpeme Okon

Ukpeme Akpan Okon is the Author of award-winning The Values String: A book on Transitional Life, Compelling Fulfillment, and Profound Peace. A Lawyer, Arbitrator, Adjudicator, Mediator, Speaker, Trainer, Mentor, Trailblazer, and Ambassador for Peace, she believes that the complexities of the world, and challenges encountered by individuals can be surmounted….

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Zach Robinson

Zach Robinson

Zach Robinson has more than doubled, every year, the number of youth served and the financial growth of Spark-Y since he became Executive Director in 2013. Committed to his staff and the youth population they serve, Robinson seeds principles of entrepreneurship and empowerment into his leadership approach. As a result,…

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Kirsten Helgeson

Kirsten Helgeson

Kirsten Helgeson is a social change visionary, strategist and advocate, using technology to drive mental health and women’s empowerment efforts globally. After 12 years leading D&I, philanthropy, sustainability and branding efforts with Fortune 500 companies, she left corporate life behind, jumping into global relief and empowerment. This work has taken…

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LaWann Moses

LaWann Moses

LaWann Moses is the Founder & CEO of WannMo, LLC. She is a Success Strategist and Business Executive with a consulting firm that provides coaching services to clients. LaWann is the Creator and Host of the More Than A Mother podcast, where she helps moms find freedom to pursue their…

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Anita Ramachandran

Anita Ramachandran

Train yourself to see big-picture possibility, rather than small obstacles. If you get too bogged down in the details, you’ll never reach for anything outside of your comfort zone.   Anita Ramachandran is the Executive Director of MicroMentor, a social innovation of Mercy Corps, and the largest online community for…

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Carlos Hidalgo

Carlos Hidalgo

Carlos Hidalgo is a 25-year business veteran. Over the span of the last two-plus decades, Hidalgo has held corporate roles, started his own entrepreneurial ventures and served in non-profits. Hidalgo co-founded his first company in 2005 leading it to two consecutive Inc. 5000 Awards before departing and launching his second…

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