Most notably known for her passion to advance the Kingdom of God, Tara Middleton is a leader whose mission is to empower women spiritually, academically and financially.
Her desire to fulfill her purpose has afforded her the opportunity to become an author, motivational speaker, blogger and a former columnist of “Ask Tara” in On Point magazine. Tara is currently preparing for the publishing of her first book. In addition to being an author, she is the Founder and CEO of Rare Rubies. Under the umbrella of Rare Rubies, among other functions, Tara is a leadership consultant and life coach for women of all ages.
Tara is a graduate of Francis Marion University where she received her B.S. in Biology and studied the Pre-Medical track. During her time at FMU, she mentored other collegiate women through an organization she co-led called Sister to Sister. Tara is currently serving as a minister under the leadership of her father, Dr. Ja-Don Buckner, Pastor and Founder of Walterboro Christian Center.
Tara left Corporate America and began pursuing her passion. After being inspired by her own life challenges, obstacles and experiences, she was determined to not allow women to remain the victim. Instead she assist them in discovering that they too can be victorious. Who am I? What do I want in life? How do I achieve it? Tara helps individuals answer those questions about their lives.
She is a life coach who has an emphasis on counseling others. Tara draws from her natural abilities as a former educator to coach individuals, motivate, and teach the Word of God with revelation in a way that is easily understood and provokes change. She is devoted to awakening women to their purpose and guiding them as they walk in their assignments. She believes that no talent should go undiscovered and wasted. She endeavors to live life by walking fully in her purpose while living a life of integrity, love and character. She desires to leave no pages unturned or treasure buried within. www.iamarareruby.com
Annie Abraham, medical scientist, has created JEWELINX, an innovative fashion gadget that will save you time and help to pair jewelry with your outfit.
The idea of JEWELINX came to Annie as she struggled each morning to multi-task between taking care of her family and getting ready for work… often forgetting to complete her outfit with her favorite jewelry.
“I really wanted something that would help me organize my jewelry and accessories. Ideally, I wanted to see it displayed on a hanger with the outfit without having to try everything on. There was nothing on the market that fulfilled this need.” states Annie.
“For some women, accessorizing can be a time-consuming challenge. During my morning rush, I found myself constantly forgetting my necklace, ring or a bracelet, which was quite annoying.”
The result was the creation of JEWELINX, the first product from her newly formed company, A Fabulous Idea, LLC.
Jewelinx is a 4.5-inch-long by 3-inch-wide flat jewelry holder that hooks directly onto a hanger to display and hold jewelry. It has protruding prongs on the front for attaching necklaces and below two hooks, which can hold rings, watches, fitbits and bracelets. Several holes allow you to display earrings.
Clearly, Annie’s product solved a common problem. Orders came pouring in. In just over eight months, more than 40,000 Jewelinx have been sold nationwide.
Demands came from everywhere, from bridal parties, to the fashion industry, stylists in TV & film, to name a few. Soon enough, JEWELINX was featured on NBC's Today Show, HSN, CBS, American Dreams, Huffington Post, LA Times, Miami Herald, Philadelphia Enquirer, and Denver Post.
JEWELINX is available in white, black and pink. You can purchase directly through the company’s website, unique boutiques and soon-to-be found at Bed, Bath & Beyond.
To learn more visit: HangerJewelinx.com
Lavada Dale is a New Jersey native, mother of three, author and entrepreneur. She is the author of The War between My Mind, My Soul, My God and The Tears of an Inmates Wife.
In 2014, Lavada launched Haircredible, a hair care line that caters to women with fine hair and extensions. Lavada’s entrepreneurial journey began in the beauty world as she experienced some difficulties with hair growth and balding.
This traumatic experience led to countless unsuccessful doctor appointments, steroid shots and trial and error with several hair products. The lack of products that worked for Lavada’s fine, limp hair gave her the idea to start a line that catered to similar textures. This journey soon consumed her as she received feedback from women via social media regarding the lack of emphasis on multicultural women with fine textured hair.
Lavada has taken her experience as an entrepreneur and passion for empowering women to launch the #MyFineHairisBeautiful campaign to ensure this demographic is not left out of the conversation amongst beauty enthusiasts and influencers. It is her goal to build awareness about the Haircredible brand and ensure women know they have many options for beauty products. Haircredible products are currently sold online at Haircredible.com and shipped throughout the country.
To learn more about Lavada Dale and and Haircredible, follow their social media pages: Instagram: @Haircredible & @LavadaLegacy
Bio: Sandra Fidelis is an Online Business Coach, Speaker, and Author who works with women entrepreneurs who want to be in the top 5 percent. She teaches women the exact marketing techniques to fill their client roster with ease, shows them how to charge what they’re worth and create a booming business from the ground up without the overwhelm. Download Sandra’s FREE Consistent Cash-Flow Formula here: http://sandrafidelis.com/about/
Lynn Robinson is the author of the book, Put Your Intuition to Work. She suggests that intuition is our “Inner GPS.” When we listen to it and act on its wisdom, it will point us in the right direction — towards success! She knows how our intuition can get us what we want and take us where we want to go.
Lynn has been sought out internationally for her intuitive advice and counsel. She’s a popular and widely recognized author and motivational speaker who works with businesses and individuals as a trusted intuitive advisor, offering valuable insights into goals, decisions and strategies. Lynn has authored seven books on intuition, which have been translated into more than a dozen languages. She has a passion for teaching people how to access their intuition and develop it for practical use in everyday life. You can find out more at LynnRobinson.com.
Lakesha Rose is the Founder/CEO of Rose Phillips Online, a multimedia platform that showcases the best in Chicago living.
Lakesha has been part of Chicago’s thriving interior design industry for more than 15 years as founder of L Design Group, which has brought classic but accessible luxury to several homes in Chicagoland. Lakesha’s motto is “modern polish with traditional comfort,” which is reflected in the effortless style of her newest venture.
Lakesha previously served as one of Chicago’s leading lifestyle experts, making special appearances on shows with WGN, ABC, NBC and others. Lakesha’s background in interior design, combined with her culinary skills and social knowhow, made her a frequently sought-after guest for talk shows. She currently fills in as an anchor for WCIU’s morning show, You and Me.
Lakesha launched her lifestyle site Rose Phillips in 2016 to help bring the Chicagoland community the most empowering, engaging and culturally relevant content possible. There’s something for everyone, including style, food & drink, travel, home decor and even family life in the Second City. It’s a place where readers can get a unique look at exciting Chicago businesses, including interviews, behind-the-scenes tours and sneak peeks at upcoming collections.
Tasha M. Scott is a speaker, certified Life and Business Coach for women in business, workshop leader, entrepreneur and author. She is a wife and mom and the founder of the "Don't Limit Me" and WomenCONNECT(tm) movements. She owns two thriving businesses, Scott Realtime reporting LLC and Tasha M. Scott.com where she motivates and encourages women in professional, leadership and entrepreneurial roles.
Through her coaching programs, live workshops, small groups, and WomenCONNECT(tm) movement, she regularly delivers life-changing messages, empowering others to live out their dreams and fulfill their purpose.
Tasha draws audiences in with her powerful, transparent stories that are honest to the core. With humility and conviction she shares lessons she’s learned in business and life.
Tasha exhorts others to fully realize every ounce of potential within them and live a "no holds barred" life of purpose and significance. Her popular video blog contains useful instruction, guidance, and support for living the Unlimited Life. All her endeavors facilitate others in pursuing their own personal journey toward Maximizing their Existence! http://www.tashamscott.com
Topic: 3 Powerful Strategies To Gain Time, Freedom and Double Their Bottom Line In 90 Days.
Octavia Conner is the founder and CEO of Say YES to PROFITS, LLC. Also known as the Profit Maximizer™ she is recognized as a leader in the business financial industry.
Author of the bestselling book, Say YES To PROFITS: 3 Methods For Building The Profitable Business Of Your Dreams, Octavia is equipped with over 14 years of accounting and business development experience. Her proven profit maximizing strategies have enable entrepreneurs to gain financial peace of mind in knowing they are maintaining a positive cash flow and healthy profits at all times. http://octaviaconner.com
Topic: "What it means to be a female entrepreneur in a male dominated entertainment business"
Broadway is being dominated by rock musicals. So In 2004, Sheri Sanders put her acting career on the back burner and decided to create Rock The Audition, a musical theatre revolution teaching students and their educators how to successfully audition for Rock musicals with authentic popular music.
In 2011, Hal Leonard published her book, Rock The Audition: How to Prepare for and Get Cast in Rock Musicals, and she spent the next 4 years transforming 51 musical theatre programs all over the US. Her students have been on and Off- Broadway as well as competing on The Voice, X-Factor, American Idol, and the Glee Project.
This year Sheri teamed up with Broadway producer Hunter Arnold to create Rock The Performance, a web universe for all things popular music as they relate to musical theatre training! Sheri has since gone back into acting to lead by example while she continues to change the face of auditioning for Musical Theatre.
Minerva Dairy Inc of Minerva, OH was founded in 1894 when 1st Generation Max P. Radloff established Radloff Cheese in Hustiford, WI. During the early 1900’s, Max built multiple cheesemaking locations, culminating with Minerva Dairy, which began producing bottled milk, ice cream, butter and cheese in 1935.
Today, in its 5th Generation of family ownership, Minerva Dairy still produces a 84% Batch Churned Amish Butter as well as a wide variety of cheese that includes Cheddar, Swiss, Italian and Kosher varieties. Minerva Dairy is America’s oldest family-owned cheese and butter dairy.