Ashley Northington is an award-winning marketing communications professional and entrepreneur. She is the founder and agency director at DENOR Brands & Public Relations, a boutique public relations, digital marketing, and brand strategy firm in Nashville. She is also the founder of #LiveYourBrand, an online community for emerging and aspiring entrepreneurs who want to move beyond the ideation phase and take massive action to turn their business dream into a reality.
The host of The #LiveYourBrandShow, Ashley is committed to empowering and inspiring entrepreneurs to stop procrastinating and kick their businesses into overdrive. Through her work with DENOR, Ashley and her team are focused on helping people, brands, organizations and companies share the right story to the right people at the right time on the right platforms. Her firm specializes in blending media and influencer relations with thoughtful digital marketing strategies to create powerhouse brands that make the world a better place.
Ashley has been featured by numerous publications including The Entrepreneurial Mind, Tennessee Tribune, Tennessean, Pulling Purse Strings, Common Cents Radio, The Connect Magazine and more. Her work has been featured by publications and outlets nationwide including New York Times, Huffington Post, HuffPost Live, Aspire 360, Clutch Magazine, Los Angeles Times, NPR, Boston Globe and more.
Ashley is a proud graduate of Tennessee State University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a minor in women’s studies. She also earned a Master of Public Administration with concentrations in public policy and higher education from Louisiana State University.
Founder Kate Dobie was born and raised in a small southern Minnesota town where her dad was the local postmaster. She spent many hours after school and on Saturday mornings shuffling around his mail room.
This foreshadowing aside, Kate has had diverse and dynamic professional experience which took her from that hometown of 500 people to traversing the largest cities and interacting with the biggest brands on the planet, including two and a half years studying Mandarin in mainland China and five years working for Major League Baseball in Australia.
As the first female General Manager of an Australian baseball franchise in national history, Kate has an immense passion for seeing women succeed in business and hopes to serve the Pens Plus Pals community with the same enthusiasm and dedication she brought to the international sports industry.
Pens Plus Pals is a modern matching service for pen pals. Using the best bits of modern technology, P+P reverse engineers to match aspiring pens pals across generations and geographies and facilitate one-to-one tactile communication.
On the surface of the contemporary working world, etiquette might seem passé. Business casual dress slides closer and closer to casual. As organizations shrink, so does the distance (and formality) between the highest-ranking leaders and their entry-level employees. The use of social media encourages everyone to be more open.
None of these realities have eliminated the need for business etiquette. They’ve simply added nuance, and new avenues for making a good impression—or a bad one.
In THE ETIQUETTE EDGE: Modern Manners for Business Success author Beverly Langford demonstrates the career-enhancing power of masterful manners, from job interviews to workplace life to the virtual world and beyond.
Beverly Y. Langford is President of LMA Communication, Inc.® a consulting, training, and coaching firm that works with organizations and individuals on strategic communication, message development, effective interpersonal communication skills, team building, and leadership development. In addition, Dr. Langford, a Clinical Assistant Professor, has taught leadership communication to graduate students at Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business for many years, teaching in the MBA, Professional MBA, and Global Partners MBA programs.
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