Georgia Dawkins is “The Purpose Producer.” From ABC’s Good Morning America to FOX’s Central Ave, Georgia has worked within a multitude of television genres including local news, network news, talk shows, reality television, and entertainment news. The award-winning producer and author got her start as a digital fellow with ABC News in 2008. Since then, she has gone on to produce television content for millions of viewers across the country. She has served as a television producer in local and national markets ranging from Tallahassee to Atlanta, and New York to Los Angeles. However, Georgia’s journalistic career soon took her out of the local media market and on to the national stage. In 2016, she cemented her place in programming when she helped develop Sister Circle Live (TV One), a national talk show featuring four African-American female hosts. @GEORGIADAWKINS DISCOUNT CODE: GEO2020
Kelliyah Paris is a 16 year old singer from the UK. Born and raised in London, Kelliyah grew up in an entertainment environment. Her mother Ashley De La Mode was a celebrity makeup artist to many which gave Kelliyah the ability to learn from her mother in the entertainment industry. She followed her mother on all jobs including when her mother started her journalism career which gave Kelliyah the one on one training.However, Kelliyah's passion remained music from her early childhood. Kelliyah sadly suffered from ovarian cancer in 2018 at the tender age of 14. A traumatic experience that led her to confide in music more than she ever did. She was brave to do a documentary with the BBC sharing her experience to support young women who suffered the same experience as her.It is then that her mother Ashley De La Mode decided to support her passion of music on another level.She has been writing music since she was 5, but started her first recording session in 2017 at the age of 13 .Kelliyah is now ready to embark on her musical journey. @KK_TOOSPECIAL DISCOUNT CODE: KK2020
Lerato is a multifaceted content creator and influencer who consistently connects with her audience through her unique ability to deliver vibrant, informative and highly relatable content. She is also the current South African Editor-In- Chief for MadisonJaye.com, has written for platforms such as Thought Catalog, Huffington Post and News24 and has been featured numerous times as a youth thought-leader on Cliff Central, Mail and Guardian, News24 and has been featured numerous times as a youth thought-leader on Cliff Central, Mail and Guardian, Newzroom, and international Hip Hop Podcast. @LERATOMANNYA DISCOUNT CODE: LEE2020
Tina is the co-author of the children's book “Daily Confessions for Kids,” that she wrote with her then 7-year old daughter, Zoe. She is also the Founder of the community, Mom-All-In-One, where she encourages mothers from all walks of life to show up and be the best mom that they can possibly be to their children and their families, all while making sure not to leave out the most important person, themselves. Tina has been an advocate in making sure that her children stay on a mission to living out their dreams at an early age and has taken an active role in managing both her daughter and son’s “careers,” as they work as young artists in the world of dance, modeling, acting and authors, while also fulfilling her own passion to pursue acting . Originally a native from the Washington, DC area, Tina relocated from Maryland to Las Vegas, NV to continue with her children’s aspirations as well as her own. @MOMALLINONE DISCOUNT CODE: TINA2020
Jori is a natural hair blogger and content creator from Maryland. Her channel was created in 2015 to encourage and educate other women to love and embrace their individual beauty. Jori shares tips, hair products/tools and hair tutorials to support the everyday woman navigating through her natural hair journey. Recently, she has started a YouTube channel to bring more in-depth content to her audience.
Melissa Jakes, a Washington, DC based Event Planner to Influencers. She has been the right hand guru behind some of the most epic Weddings, Conferences, Corporate Events, Baby Showers, Birthday Parties, and so many other amazing events. Her clients have actually coined me, "The Olivia Pope of Live Events". And, she gladly accept that title. Honestly, giving her clients a great experience during the event process is truly why I love my business. In addition to being an Event Planner to Influencers, She is a public speaker, facilitate conferences and workshops for Universities and Non-profit Organizations. Her recent features have been iHeart Radio,The Event Planner Association, Long Island Bride & Groom, Honeybook, HerMind Magazine, Yelp, Google, Rent My Wedding Magazine, and Boost with Facebook. She has published her first book, "Make Money Through Live Events for Influencers." It made #2 on Amazon's New Releases, and I am also apart of an anthropology, "Journey To Greatness," which made #1 on Amazon's New Releases.
Janice Gassam is a consultant that facilitates workshops to spark important dialogue for more workplace inclusion. She is the host of the Diversity Dinner Dialogue and is a senior contributing writer for Forbes and a contributing writer for Fast Company.Janice has a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology and is a professor in the Business school at Sacred Heart University. In 2020 Janice started a podcast, Dirty Diversity, where she discusses all things diversity.
Melissa Mayo-Swan is the CEO and creator of Me-Me’s Styles for Miles. Melissa is a DC native that has been intrigued by the beauty and fashion industry for as long as she can remember. She has been a Personal Hairstylist for 20+ years. She is constantly working with different personalities and keeping up with the latest beauty and fashion trends. She loves taking on challenges to help her clients feel better about themselves. When you sit in her chair it becomes more than just a service. It becomes a friendship, a counseling session and also bonding like family. Her other passion came along while working in the hospital industry. Tho she is not a nurse or a doctor, families and patients became her first priority. She takes her customer service skills to the next level to provide comfort to patients and families.
Maiya Pilár is a native of and licensed hair stylist in the DC metropolitan area who loves everything creative. Using her hands to create beautiful hairstyles and pieces of art are her passions. In addition to being a creative, Maiya is also a nursing student with aspirations to help those in need. She believes her purpose in life is to educate and inspire. It’s her motto for everything she does.