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Dr. Donna Smith Bellinger

Dr. Donna Smith Bellinger is the CEO of DS Bellinger Consulting, LLC and has enjoyed more than 40 years of corporate leadership experience. She is a strategic, no-nonsense sales consultant who is committed to driving results for her clients.


Having worked in both corporate and entrepreneurial sectors, Donna is familiar with both worlds and well versed in the challenges each sector faces, as well as how to overcome those challenges.


Engaging, humorous, and unfiltered, her ability to relate to prospects in both sectors and “speak their language” has made her successful as a sales professional, and that’s the secret she teaches her clients. She simplifies the sales process, and her clients learn how to have better sales conversations, create more effective sales processes and close more deals. In addition, Donna has taught at Columbia College Chicago, is on the Advisory Board of Oakton Community College, and was awarded both a Doctor of Philosophy (Honors Causa) and the Business & Entrepreneurship Coach Certificate by the T.I.U.A. School of Business Honors Program.

Dr. Candace Drummond

Dr. Candace Drummond has a mission to improve the occupational and mental health of moms and mompreneurs everywhere, featuring services offered by the AViD Intellectual, Inc. and her Momscapades brand.


As a long-time mental health and psychological services provider, she is uniquely aware of the self-care and financial challenges that push most moms and mompreneurs to burn out. As a Clinical Psychologist and Licensed Mental Health Counselor, she can conceptualize even the most complex cases and provide strategic planning to best assess, evaluate and treat various mental health maladies.

As a Licensed Insurance Agent she can help mompreneurs plan for the future while building wealth for future generations. As a Registered Tax Return Preparer, she can help you understand the benefits of business ownership and guide you to the best corporate structures for your goals.

Finally, as a mom, she can better understand your unique needs and help you to create the work-life balance you need.

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Natasha Ickes-Saman is a seasoned entrepreneur with a passion to help people reframe their challenges into opportunities so they can be happier and more fulfilled. In her search to understand more about the human psyche, she obtained an Associate of Arts Degree in Social Science and a Professional Communications Certification from Harvard University Extension School. As founder of Shear Passion Salon, she annually spends over 2,000 hours speaking to well over 1,000 women about trauma, challenges, and adversity. Those in-depth conversations, as well as over 100 hours of classes and study in the fields of psychology and sociology, and reading countless books on the science of happiness, overcoming adversity, childhood trauma, and human psychology, gave her a unique perspective and viewpoint that she uses in her work today.


She is also the award-winning and best-selling author of Overcoming: A Journey

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From Pain to Peace, Purpose and Power. The success of her first release led to her speaking on stages all over the world from Paris to Italy and much of the United States. She is a TEDx speaker who will be delivering her 2nd TEDx talk in September of 2023.


Her philanthropic work with people experiencing homelessness across the Bay Area, as well as her work as a facilitator for non-profit organizations such as Sistaaz Heal, led to a Certificate of Recognition from the California State Senate and a Certificate of Recognition from Contra Costa County in 2019. She also won an award from the 2022 Women Who Lead Conference.


Natasha is a regular contributing author for the Hudson Weekly and Los Angeles Tribune, as well as radio, podcasts and T.V.

Angelica Prather
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Successful income strategist and entrepreneur Angelica Prather has had a big impact on the beauty and entrepreneur sector. With twenty years of experience as an entrepreneur, she has risen to the top of her industry. She has been praised and given awards for her work to help business owners become financially independent.

Angelica was awarded the Passion Vista Global Icon Business Woman award in 2021 in recognition of her remarkable achievements in the market. She worked very hard and was committed to assisting others in achieving success, which is why she was honored.

Angelica brings a variety of expertise to the table as a co-founder of Robyn Laurél Haircare Products, a certified cosmetologist educator, and a salon owner. She and her husband, Terrence Prather, ran Robyn Laurél & Co., a multi-six figure brick-

and-mortar business, for 10 years. Due to the pandemic, they switched to a virtual company model in 2020, which helped them reach out to more customers and adjust to the shifting market.

and-mortar business, for 10 years. Due to the pandemic, they switched to a virtual company model in 2020, which helped them reach out to more customers and adjust to the shifting market.

launching Charge Your Worth Academy ™  which is a virtual comprehensive, and high-performance coaching program, and our own software company, Dreamwork Flo TM, as well as an all-in-one best CRM platform.

She is dedicated to supporting individuals in achieving financial independence and is well-aware of the challenges that business owners face. She has assisted countless business owners restructure their offerings, create a system of continuous cash flow, and work less while earning more thanks to her flagship curriculum, Charge Your Worth Academy ™ along with the tools it takes to operate and scale a business in today's market .

Angelica's objective is to ensure that business owners are in control of their companies, rather than being controlled by them. She is committed to assisting individuals in leaving the "struggle bus" and establishing successful businesses. Her objectives are to close the income gap and to encourage business owners to enter the C.E.O. entrepreneurial game.

Angelica is a successful businesswoman and is aware of the difficulties in developing a company from scratch. Her message is very clear: "Unapologetically Charge for Your Greatness." She has successfully established her own successful business from the ground up with community support. Entrepreneurs can attain financial independence and enjoy the ideal work-life balance with Angelica's help. Her recognition as a Global Icon Business Woman by Passion Vista strengthens her position as a reputable industry leader, and her capacity to change with the times speaks volumes about her business intelligence.

Sharon Kopp
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Sharon is a Sales and Marketing Operations expert who delivers a unique perspective through her Endurance Method. Generating over 3 million dollars in revenue in less than a year running sales and marketing as an employee, she knew she could do it for herself too.


Working with startups in various industries including Healthcare, SaaS, Cyber Security, and Wellness, the strategies and systems that she uses help to both balance the stress of life and growing a business. Her clients can be found globally, on the Inc. 500, and have won countless awards.


Sharon started her business due to unpaid maternity leave and took her skills and created a system to ensure that anyone can have success with ease. She is passionate about helping her clients learn the operational strategies they need to run their life and their business no matter what life presents you with.

Sharon Ringier
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Sharon Ringiér is the Founder of the "I'm Possible" Women's Empowerment Collaborative, Inc. Prior to starting I’m Possible, she started a boutique wedding planning company and expanded to social and corporate events in March 1997. Sometime later, she became the Chicago Chapter President for the Event Planners Association for 3-1/2 years which in 2014 was awarded the Outstanding Leadership Award for her dedication to helping other small businesses in the event planning industry.

In 2012, she became a published co-author of “Socially Smart and Savvy.” As a Special Event Planner, she was known for her exuberant personality and can-do attitude. She worked with amazing clients such as Queen of Blues, Shemekia Copeland and many others helping to bring their visions to life. Finding inspiration in any event she produced, her execution and creativity helped to make her name

known in the Bridal & Event industry. Sharon’s ability to take a client’s vision and turn it into a masterpiece put her in a position to earn numerous awards and recognitions from 2011 to 2014. She was recently awarded 2020 Daily Herald Business Ledger Influential Women in Business, 2020 Top 90 Women in Business Blog & Websites for Women Entrepreneurs, 2020 List of Influential African American Business Women You Should Know On Linked.

While planning was her muse, she always found herself mentoring other small business owners to challenge themselves to DO and BE better. Understanding the struggles of female entrepreneurship, she decided to utilize her ability of planning events to create the I'm Possible Women's Empowerment Conference, launching February 2018 which then became the I'm Possible Women's Empowerment Collaborative, Inc. (IPWEC) April 2018.

Sharon has been seen on ABC, CBS, WGN720, DIY Network, iHeartRadio, BIBO Live, BIBO Weekly, 105.5 KissFM, 93.9MYfm, BIG95.5.

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