2023 PowHER In-Person International Women’s Summit

PowHERFul Women Building Legacies

WHO: Women from all over the globe

WHAT: 2023 PowHER International Women’s Summit

Hilton Garden Inn
3437 Bobby Brown Pkwy
East Point, GA 30344

WHEN: Saturday, November 11, 2023; 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

WELCOME TO THE BREEDING GROUND OF OPPORTUNITIESJoin us for 6 hours of teaching, training, coaching and mentorship that will strategically shift you to the next level.

Are you ready to scale your business to 6-Figures and beyond? Join us for the premier summit for women professionals, entrepreneurs, mothers, wives, daughters who are ready to build, grow, monetize and leverage!

WHY POWHER:Despite the many achievements of women in both politics and the marketplace; a female as vice-president of the United States, a black female judge heading the U.S. Supreme court and a female heading companies such as, Delmiaworks, in Europe, we still have a long way to go and cannot be satisfied as women in many parts of the world continue to suffer from exclusion in so many dimensions of their lives.

Women still face restrictions and limitations in the boardroom, in education, in relationships, and in the entrepreneurial space worldwide. Fortunately, the tides of history are underway to make the minimal, yet notable successes translate into permanent gains for women empowerment and equal opportunity. POWHer, is using its voice and platform to help women enhance their economic productivity and better their personal development outcomes for growth and independence. Our extensive list of speakers are equipped to take the journey with you, will you join us?

PoWHer is the experience every woman needs but never knew she did. PoWHer builds bridges and gaps in our community. Its purpose is to create a garden of women who bloom where they are planted. With the understanding that like a flower, each person comes with unique beauty and purpose. It is also an opportunity to bring women and men of influence together to have open dialogue about issues affecting women.


Suzette Arnold, President, JamCham

Suzette Arnold serves as the President of the Jamaican Chamber of Commerce of Atlanta, (JamCham). She joined the organization in 2018, and during her short tenure has strategically set out to grow the organization. She has enhanced the education program, introduced one-on-one mentorship for small business owners, and has been fully engaged in the planning and developing fundraising events for the Chamber.

Staying true to her mandate, she is a champion for women and has established JamCham’s PowHer Women’s Summit to create a space that provides opportunities for women to network, collaborate, and create partnerships with other professional groups and organizations in our community.

Her passion for service is driven by her connection to her community and the urging of the women who nurtured and raised her. She is civic-minded and illustrates this by her involvement in the community she is a part of. She frequently volunteers in the community and sometimes lends a voice for change.

Her philanthropy and service include serving as the Chairperson for the DeKalb Preparatory Academy Charter School and volunteering with the Atlanta-Montego Bay Sister Cities She is also an Adjunct Professor at a local college in Metro Atlanta.

In her professional life, Suzette is a faculty member at the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government. She currently serves as the facilitation manager and instructor in the Governmental Training, Education, and Development division where she conducts training sessions for the state, local government agencies, and professional associations. She also conducts retreats for local governments and is a certified facilitator in dispute resolution, strategic planning, political integrity, and ethics.

She previously served as the director of grants and contracts with the Georgia Department of Labor and the Fulton County government. Suzette has 20+ years of experience managing project-based teams in Georgia and New York. She has expertise in social service programs involving homelessness, mental health, mental retardation, substance abuse, workforce development, housing, and community development.

She is married to her husband Michael and co-raised a son, Nicholas.

She was educated at the Bernard Baruch College, (City University of New York), where she earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration with a focus on Public Policy and Evaluation.

Dr. Joan Wright-Good, PowHER Chairwoman

Dr. Joan Wright-Good is a Cultural Architect of our time, a dynamic International Speaker, Preacher, Business Coach, Best-selling Author, and, Award-winning CEO. She is a master at training and, teaching the art of being who you were created to be. Recently widowed, the mother of two was born in Kingston, Jamaica. She went from the corridors of the Maxfield Park Children’s home (a government-run home for orphans) to the White House in the United States of America. Joan overcame abuse, trauma and teen pregnancy to achieve millions in sales as a first-generation international CEO. The high school dropout, now a multiple college degree achiever, uses her influence to educate others on regeneration and wealth-building using their innate gifts/talents and passion. As an ordained Minister, Dr. Wright-Good teaches from experience that we can be wealthy, whole, and saved without compromise. Her conviction is, “without a biblical relationship with Christ, none of what we do on earth matters.”

As the Founder and Creative Director at the Business Mogul Academy, she teaches, coaches, and helps students and clients to start businesses and publish books. As the Founder and CEO of JWG Publishing House, she publishes books and magazines. Both businesses are A+ rated by the BBB. As a speaker, Joan has spoken across the globe on topics such as relationships, money, women development, youth development, and all things business. Her 14 city Good Life Global tour traveled around the US, the Caribbean, Europe, Canada, and Iceland. If you are looking for a multifaceted, well-rounded, experienced Speaker for your audience, look no further! Joan’s profound knowledge of business and her command of sound biblical doctrine sets her apart as a Game Changer.

Her books ‘From Brokenness to Victory,’ and “YOU are Different for a Reason – Maximize Your Difference” are bestsellers. Her new release “What if You Decided to Grow is a guide for entrepreneurs aiming for success.

Dr. Wright-Good was awarded by the White House as a ame Changer in 2016, and a corporate responsible CEO in 2019 by the Wheatle Ball Association, a global platform with United Nations affiliation. She has also been honored and awarded by several corporate, private, and government organizations. Dr. Wright-Good has been featured on media platforms such as FORBES, Fox26 News, Sheen, Black Enterprise, RollingOut, The Tom Joyner Show, Huffington Post, Voyage Miami, CVM TV, The Gleaner, The Jamaica Observer, TVJ, BYTV Miami, iHeart Radio, Houston2Houston, Empower Magazine, MadameNoire and more. Her story of rising from the ashes after sexual and physical abuse, dropping out of high school due to teen pregnancy, and homelessness, is a compelling reminder of God’s grace. “His purpose will always supersede our pain,” she professes.

Dr. Wright-Good holds a Bachelor in Management Studies and Politics from the University of the West Indies (Jamaica). A Law degree (LLB) from the University of London, a Masters in Business Administration & Leadership from Kaplan University (USA) and a Doctorial degree (Ph.D.) from Liberty University. The corporate responsible CEO financially supports the Maxfield Park Children’s Home annually, by assisting female aged-out orphans whose dream it is to attend college.

She sits on the board of the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce Atlanta, and chairs their PowHer women’s Committee.

Business Awards:
Global Game Changer, President Obama
MizCEO Women Leader’s Award
GirlFessional Collaboration Award
Unity & Legends Women Leader Award
BTrue2U Leading Coach Award
DTBWE Organization Speaker’s Award
100 Successful Women in Business in 2020/2021
Opulent Business Recipient 2019

Ellie Dip, Business Coach & Strategist

I started my business in 2020, at 27, with 4 kids, in a corner. It’s so important for me to share my journey to entrepreneurship, and how I made $1.3 million in 10 months – because I know that my story can inspire someone else to have the same success.

I started my business in the 2020 Pandemic using the initial $1200 stimulus check. I knew that I wanted to share my knowledge about business, finance & entrepreneurship and decided to use some of that money as my seed capital.

It wasn’t perfect, It wasn’t easy, but I got it done. I started the business 5 months after finalizing my divorce – in the midst of losing one identity as a wife, I gained another as an entrepreneur.

Lisa Nicole Cloud, CEO, Business Mogul

Lisa Nicole Cloud is a true multifaceted business mogul who has achieved phenomenal success as a self-made millionaire, author, direct sales expert, fashion designer and founder of the Women’s Empowerment Network (WEN). She is the CEO of Elite Marketing Strategies, Lisa Nicole Cloud Enterprises and the Lisa Nicole Collection. As an author, noted motivational speaker and sales trainer, Lisa is a powerhouse in her own right. She is the epitome of proof that with hard work, a bulls eye focus, personal development, and great mentorship, anyone is capable of living the life of their dreams.

Inspiration and creativity are two of Lisa’s strongest gifts. Industry peers have dubbed her as “Ms. Millionaire Maker” for her accomplishments in the development of MLM Millionaires through the 5LINX opportunity. Lisa realized early in her career that entrepreneurship was the key to controlling your financial destiny. She is passionate about teaching ordinary people how to live extraordinary lives by turning their passions into profits. She has personally coached and mentored many individuals who go on to earn millions in the direct sales profession. She is best known for her dynamic sales training courses and for showing people the power of their dreams. Her mantra is … Live Your Dreams … It’s possible!

In living her dreams, Lisa makes it a point to approach life with purpose, passion and vision. Having completed her undergraduate education in psychology / pre-med at Emory University and going on to complete graduate studies at John Hopkins University, Lisa is a firm believer that success happens by choice…not by chance. With over a decade of influence in the industries of direct sales, professional networking, and life coaching.


Rese Carter

Mental & Physical health within the black community

Rese Carter is from the beautiful island of Jamaica, home of Bob Marley (reggae icon) and Usain Bolt (fastest man on the planet). Rese’s journey with health & wellness began at home on KenRoyale’s estate, an organic farm ran by both her parents.

Rese received her Master of Science in Nutrition & Integrative Health, from the number one Integrative Health University in the United States, Maryland University of Integrative Health. Rese is also a Certified Nutrition Specialist® (CNS®), Certified Health & Lifestyle Coach and is a proud ambassador of The Institute for Integrative Nutrition.

Rese is trained in over 100 dietary theories, chronic diseases, pathophysiology (the root of diseases), medical nutrition therapy, use of herbs, and medical-grade supplements. Rese believes in personalized eating plans, supported by integrative practices.

Rese specializes in female hormone health. She also frequently works with clients with lifestyle dis-Eases such as hypertension, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, obesity, sleep disorder, anxiety, and digestive issues.

In her spare time, Rese enjoys cycling, hiking, yoga, volunteering, and creating recipes (@coachrese, @realvibrantfoods) to see some of her delicious recipes.

Dr. Sheldon Dyer

Inclusion education and women in leadership from a man’s perspective

I am an experienced people leader with strong operational leadership and analytical skills in several key areas such as Performance management and analytics, organizational development, training and development, staffing/recruiting, finance, budget, and P&L management. I currently lead diverse teams within my organization while consistently influencing and collaborating with executive sponsors.

Published Author of the book: Business Etiquette 101: The young professional’s guide to a successful career.

Dr. Shanah K. Grant

C.E.O and Founder of Sharpe Sessions Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Dr. Grant is an experienced mathematician who helps students overcome their fear of math by changing the way they think and approach math. She has a passion for helping others build mathematical knowledge, understanding and skills. She is highly knowledgeable in mathematics and strives to make a positive influence in her community through research, tutoring, and professional talks. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics, a Master of Science degree in Mathematics, and a Ph.D. in Mathematics, with a focus in Collegiate Mathematics Education. Dr. Grant currently works as an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at an institution known to graduate the top number of black students with math degrees and an adjunct math instructor at a Technical College in the metro Atlanta area. As the C.E.O and founder of Sharpe Sessions, she offers online tutoring services to help students build their confidence in math and learn different strategies for tackling math problems. She uses innovative methods to help students understand mathematical concepts and develop critical thinking skills. With Dr. Grant’s assistance, students can gain a better grasp of math that will serve them well in the classroom and beyond. She has helped students gain admissions into their dream schools such as Duke University, Georgia Tech, Cornel University, Howard University, and Emory University, fully funded! Her passion for helping students attend college debt free spills over into her role as the director of a $1.4 million National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant that awards students seeking a math degree with up to $40,000 in scholarship to cover tuition and fees. In her spear time, Dr. Grant teaches teens and parents financial literacy.

Website: http://www.sharpesessions.com/aboutus

Natalie Birdsong

Women in Beauty, How to grow a hair mogul company

Master Hair Weave Artist and Educator, Natalie B., brings over 12 years of experience, education, and advanced skill level to the world of hair extensions. Known for her FLAWLESS Versatile Sew-in Hair Weave technique, she also offers unique services like The Magic-Part Sew-In, and Seamless Microlink Hair Extensions.

No stranger to the hair world, Natalie B. attended both cosmetology school and natural hair school, cultivating her craft and building her knowledge about haircare and the hair industry. She has also received special training and certifications from other Celebrity Hair Stylists, like Tokyo Stylez, Anthony Cuts, and Curl Up and Dye Janet! Additionally, she’s had her work published in prestigious magazines, like Ebony, where she styled Simone Biles for the Ebony 100, and Black Enterprise, where she was recognized for her entrepreneurial efforts.

She is the proud owner of Natural Girl Hair Imports, a salon located in beautiful, downtown Chicago, and regularly travels to major cities, like Atlanta, New York, and L.A., to cater to a growing demand for her services. Listening to the concerns of her clients and potential customers, Natalie B. also curated her own line of ethnic-friendly Hair Extension textures, Hair Care Products, and Styling Tools. Additionally, she offers hair courses, and business education courses to help others build and grow their own brands.

Natalie B. has been called upon by celebrities, professionals, and fashionistas across the U.S., who trust her to create natural-looking, beautiful hair weave styles, while simultaneously educating them on proper hair care techniques. When choosing the best matters, the elite choose Natalie B.

Stephanie Elise

Real Estate, Tax Franchiser, Financial Expert

Stephanie Elise is a notable business connoisseur with decades of business building experience. Owning and operating multiple successful businesses contributes to her expertise, knowledge, and passion. Always a student, she has an eagerness for continuous education while consistently educating others — even during her challenges battling expressive language disorder, Stephanie continued to further her education by earning a bachelor’s from Chicago State University with an Accounting concentration. Stephanie decided to apply her experience from running her family businesses into entrepreneurship to build a legacy of her own, which was an effortless transition. Her father led by example, being the founder of his landscaping company. Stephanie’s dad extended an opportunity to oversee operations. Reveling in every aspect of her newly found ability, a full-time entrepreneur was born. The guidance and support of her father pushed Stephanie to make her father’s business very successful. It was her honor to work side by side with him, and although her father has since transitioned, she owns and operates her landscaping business surpassing five years.

As Stephanie believes in generational wealth, her involvement in family-owned business didn’t stop there. She found interest in a tax franchise, owned by her stepmom. Soon after, Prosperity Financial Services (PFS) was founded in 2003, providing dedicated and personalized tax services to its consumers. PFS was owned and managed by Stephanie for several years. Now retired from actively providing tax solutions, the company thrives under the management of the family. Since passing the torch she recently launched the Prestige Income Tax in a Box Franchise. Making her the first black woman owned franchisor to create the first homebase model income tax service in 2021.

In 2013 Stephanie decided to shift into the shapewear industry. At that time, the global market value was $46.8 million, and Pretty Girls Waisted launched providing shapewear and non-invasive body contouring. In 2020 adding health and wellness products through network marketing and dominated her online health and wellness brand. Stephanie was awarded Top Enroller ranking #9 out of 300,000 affiliates in the company for 2022. Diversifying her professional portfolio to real estate, Stepanie became skilled at purchasing and managing income properties, short term rentals and now a general contractor. Stephanie believes in community building, educating and empowering women. As an author and media host she teaches them how tap into their full earning potential. Multi-Level Money Podcast and e-books are just a few resources Stephanie provides enhancing her tribe skills and talents. Stephanie’s proven track record has evolved her to become a sought-after Business Coach with a reputation that precedes her. Helping aspiring entrepreneurs in niche-specific businesses to successfully launch and scale their business.

Keayna Washington

Women and serial entrepreneurship, securing properties and narrowing the wealth gap

I have been in the residential mortgage banking industry for 8 Years. As a advocate my mission is to help my clients and their families obtain the best residential mortgage options offered. Educating them so they understand the options they have and the process of purchasing. I pride myself on providing personal education to those less informed and through planning to help my clients reach their real estate financing goals. I make sure my clients have all the facts and tools when ready to make the decision of their lifetime. I am trusted by real estate agents, attorneys, financial planners and CPAs on a national basis. With the ability to service in all 50 states.

My role is to advocate for you the client. With my exceptional experience in the industry I have been able to leverage my relationship with various lenders, inspectors, appraisals, banks and realtors.

Lisa Ferrell – Women in Education and digital

Lisa Ferrell has worked in series and tele-film development for such companies as CBS, Lifetime Television/Hearst Entertainment, NBC and TBS. While at motion capture studio Giant Studios/Profile, she was involved in the post production of films that include New Line Cinema’s “Lord of the Rings” trilogy and Sony Imageworks animated holiday feature “Polar Express” directed by Robert Zemekis and starring Tom Hanks. She was also instrumental in creating the pilot episode for the long-running “Ripley’s Believe It or Not!” series for TBS among many other projects. Currently, Lisa works as a Professor of Practice for Georgia State University’s Creative Media Industries Institute (CMII). The CMII is an institute dedicated to emerging technology, i.e., Motion Capture, Volumetric Capture, AR / VR.

Lisa has served as Executive Producer for several of Atlanta’s foremost post production, motion capture and VFX facilities, including the Toronto-based SPIN VFX, and has helped create creative for some of the foremost advertising agencies and brands in the world. After starting Lisa Ferrell Productions in 2016, Lisa worked on numerous projects for such clients as J Walter Thompson Inside New York, Hartsfield Jackson Airport, CARE USA, Toys R Us, music videos, a number of short indie films and concept pitch projects.