Speakers and Honorees

Our dynamic speaker & honoree line-up is ready to empower you! 2019 Dare 2 Aspire #levelup

Honorees

Tosi Ufodike Creator & Host – Dare 2 Aspire

Tosi Ufodike is a serial entrepreneur, wife and mother with over 20 years work experience. Prior to starting several businesses she worked for GE in the corporate world, obtaining the best financial training and traveling the world. She has been featured in numerous publications and online magazines. Tosi is a pioneer in the childcare industry, starting the first multicultural nanny agency, My Good Nanny. Tosi is a gifted motivational coach, who inspires women to follow their goals and dreams with her annual Dare 2 Aspire business conference. She is a bestselling author, speaker, and natural haircare champion, creating the first vegan line of hair products for naturals, HairYum. Tosi pushes women to play bigger and dream bigger, in an effort to produce results that propel their businesses to the next level.

Aventer Gray Pastor & Mentor

Aventer Gray - Summed up into one word is nothing short of DYNAMIC. Born in Dothan, Alabama and hailing degrees in ‘Cardiopulmonary Science’ and ‘Health Service Administration’ this powerhouse is on a mission to change lives and pave the way for others to do the same - thus making her an undeniable household name. As a Speaker, Teacher, Pastor, Mentor, Mother of 2, Wife, Entrepreneur, and Philanthropist, she does it all and is just getting started.Aventer Gray is currently the Co-Pastor alongside her husband the renowned John Gray of ‘Relentless Church’ in Greenville, SC. She is also the COO of ’John Gray Ministries’ and ’John Gray Innertainment.’ Aventer is a force to be reckoned with as a regular speaker at the esteemed 'Lakewood Church' Pastored by Joel Osteen in Houston, TX.

Sarah-Elizabeth Langford Reed Community Leader

Sarah-Elizabeth Langford Reed, a native of Atlanta, is the Vice President of Corporate & Government Partnerships for Two One Technology a firm founded and owned by Don Barden and Hawks NBA Legend Dominique Wilkins. Reed was reared in a “political” family. Reed’s father served on both the Atlanta City Council and in the Georgia State Senate. Her mother, a prominent attorney, was appointed by the 57th Mayor of Atlanta to serve as the Atlanta City Attorney. Sarah-Elizabeth graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan with a degree in French and received her J.D. from Howard University School of Law. While in law school, she worked for U.S. Congressman John Lewis and later for the D.C. Office of General Counsel for five years in the affordable housing industry for over ten years. In February 2017,

India Monae Investor, Fashion Stylist

India Monae is an innovator, lifestyle influencer, and successful female real estate investor out of the prestigious Atlanta area. Blending her passions for fashion and real estate, India has created an influential platform teaching millennials how to dominate debt, build wealth, and live the lives they've imagined. India began her career to influence as a freelance fashion stylist after working for Beyonce’s Dereon and Nordstrom. Being able to use her gifts as a visual creator expanded her opportunities for curating timeless looks for Atlanta’s elite. India would later open an online clothing boutique called indiaMonae.com. Her new business venture successfully grew to $90k in a short period. This was only the beginning.

Tami Reed Fashion & Lifestyle Blogger

Since launching her brand in 2005, Reed has become a multiple award-winning blogger and an international recognized face in the fashion industry and the entertainment scene. Jetsetting between Los Angeles, New York and Atlanta, Tami Reed truly embodies the heart and soul of all women. As a mother, a sister, a grandmother and an entrepreneur, Tami has successfully managed to juggle the many hats with class and grace.

Speakers

Tosi Ufodike Creator & Host – Dare 2 Aspire

Tosi Ufodike is a serial entrepreneur, wife and mother with over 20 years work experience. Prior to starting several businesses she worked for GE in the corporate world, obtaining the best financial training and traveling the world. She has been featured in numerous publications and online magazines. Tosi is a pioneer in the childcare industry, starting the first multicultural nanny agency, My Good Nanny. Tosi is a gifted motivational coach, who inspires women to follow their goals and dreams with her annual Dare 2 Aspire business conference. She is a bestselling author, speaker, and natural haircare champion, creating the first vegan line of hair products for naturals, HairYum. Tosi pushes women to play bigger and dream bigger, in an effort to produce results that propel their businesses to the next level.

Monica Parrott Accountability Coach

Monica Parrott, also known as “The Entrepreneur’s Midwife” a title that fits her like a crown. With over 15 years as a successful entrepreneur and several thriving businesses under her belt, Monica's mission is to help other entrepreneurs give birth to their vision. Through a series of classes and motivational exercises, your mindset will totally shift, you will start to receive clarity and your purpose in business is confirmed. Her unique speaking style leaves you with an eagerness and drive to flourish. A serial entrepreneur, wife, and mother of one, Monica's incredible ability to produce topnotch results coupled with her unbridled passion for successful entrepreneurship has earned her a reputation as an unshakable business mogul.

Arnesha Bobo Virtual CFO

As your Virtual Chief Financial Officer and Strategic Partner, Arnesha works with small business owners to create an effective financial workflow process. She focuses on strengthening your financial reporting, accounting, and cash flow projections. Prior to entrepreneurship, she worked for some of the top 100 companies averaging over $100 billion in revenue. Through hard work and late hours. Arnesha climbed the corporate ladder and worked her way up to a senior level within the accounting and financial reporting department. In all, she brings in 10 years of accounting & financial reporting experience. She completely devoted to helping you track your business financial data.

Fennella Like Whoa Fashion Blogger & Branding Expert

Fennella Like Whoa is a Sierra Leonean American fashion blogger and creative entrepreneur with a love for fashion, wigs and branding. She graduated from Spelman College with a Bachelor’s in English where she was known for her fashion sense, bold wigs and hosting annual branding workshops for students to learn how to build and leverage their online influence.

Dr. Felicia Phillips CEO at PPICW, Inc.

Dr. Felicia Phillips, is a Master Business Strategist and President of The U.S. Business Women's Network. Her award-winning Agency PPICW, is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. PPICW is focused on helping diverse business and corporations with their supplier diversity and diversity and inclusion initiatives, strategic planning, training and development.Felicia is a 29 year serial entrepreneur, a member of The Forbes Coaches Council and has been featured in Upscale Magazine, The Huffington Post, Atlanta Journal & Constitution, Rolling Out Magazine, CBS Better Mornings, BET, TLC, Centric TV and many other media outlets.

Tania K. Robinson Financial Planner

Tania K. Robinson is a Financial Professional with Prudential Advisors, The Southern Financial Group in metro Atlanta. Her goal is to provide business owners and families with assistance in building their financial freedom. Her personal goal is to become a lifetime resource for each client. Tania has been in the financial services industry for over 15 years holding her series 7, 63 and 66 Securities licenses as well as her life, health and variable life licenses. She also received the Financial Services Certification Professional Designation (FSCP) from the American College of Financial Services in Bryn Mawr, PA.

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