Ontario Wooden

Ontario Wooden is the Associate Vice Chancellor at North Carolina Central University. He grew up in rural southwest Georgia and is passionate about helping low income and first-generation college students. Ontario did not actually plan a career in higher education but expected to be an elementary school teacher and perhaps…

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Nikita Shamdasani

Niki Shamdasani is the co-founder and CEO of Sani, a hybrid collection that reimagines South Asian fashion for a new generation. Sani is revolutionizing access to South Asian craftsmanship, including through its partnership with Rent the Runway to launch the South Asian fashion vertical.  It has been recognized for its…

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Ted Lee

Ted Lee is a mixed media artist working in the Charlotte area. Specializing in abstract work, his pieces are quite unique. He makes them with anything and everything—oil, acrylic, pastels, colored pencils, even odd materials like shoe polish, marble dust, lipstick, and whatever else he can commit to canvas or…

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Tasha Holland-Kornegay

Dr. Holland-Kornegay is passionate about helping others reach their maximum potential. She is an author, motivational speaker, and entrepreneur. She created Wellness In Real Life to help decrease health care provider burnout.  Having wrestled with a formidable case of burnout herself, she knew about working in high-stress healthcare environments. Creating WIRL…

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Elizabeth Simpler

Elizabeth (Liz) Simpler, a step-mom, aunt, career woman, and clinical psychology grad student and the co-founder of WMC. Liz was inspired to help other working women after taking on the role of co-parenting three toddlers. Liz has her Bachelor’s in anthropology and biology from Penn State University and her Master’s…

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Mark Thompson

Mark Thompson Tech Entrepreneurs

Mark Thompson is a serial entrepreneur, SaaS enthusiast, and co-founder of PayKickstart – the shopping cart and affiliate management platform that’s reinventing how startups and businesses sell online. In the first 72 hours of its existence, PayKickstart generated over $1M in sales. Besides being a successful entrepreneur, Mark is also…

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Tim Campbell

Tim Campbell Tech Entrepreneurs

An entrepreneur at heart, Tim Campbell brings over 20 years of experience, strategic expertise and brand stewardship as Founder and CEO of GiftCast. Campbell understands traditional and digital channels and knows how to apply them effectively to create bold brand ideas that achieve and surpass goals. He has worked with…

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Stuart Schwartz

We trust our homes to many professionals in the service industry. The best we can hope for is that they are good at what they do and that they will take good care of what is to most, our biggest investment. Stuart Schwartz, Owner, Founder, and Master Plumber of Schwartz…

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Kimberly Maska

Kimberly Maska is the CEO of Spiritual Biz Publishing, creator of Spiritual Biz Bootcamp, and publisher of Spiritual Biz Magazine. Dedicated to showing spiritual entrepreneurs how to create 3D success while maintaining a 5D vibration, she has become the go-to marketer for spiritual entrepreneurs around the globe. She uses her…

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Parag Dalsania

    Dr. Parag Dalsania was born in a small farming village where there was no running water or electricity. in western peninsula of India. Being born premature, his grandmother first exposed him to plants and herbal treatments to ensure his survival. A few years later, he and his family…

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