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LaToya M. Hobbs is an impactful artist ready to make her mark, yet again, with a sequel installation called Salt of the Earth II. Hobbs, who currently lives and works in Baltimore, creates most of her masterpieces in her in-home studio. She is also a professor at Maryland Insitute College of Art (MICA). Salt of…

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Over the course of her career, Shanell Boyd has been a senior-level, strategic marketing and sales leader curating, strategizing, executing and leading integrated sales and marketing solutions for business-to-business and business-to-consumer clients. Having worked for Comcast, sports and film brands and several major television networks, including UP TV, Oxygen, In Demand and TV One, she…

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A seasoned hospitality sales professional, Joi Jackson has held senior-level positions at several hotel management companies and sports and entertainment venues in Atlanta, Washington, D.C., and Baltimore and generated more than $2 billion in annual sales over the course of her 18-year career. Since 2017, she has been director of catering sales for Levy Restaurants at…

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Angelina Darrisaw Cheeks is a social entrepreneur, an international business career coach, and digital media strategist. Cheeks is the founder and CEO of C-Suite Coach, a groundbreaking career coaching platform that provides accessible professional development content and resources to diverse, millennial professionals. How do you set goals and evaluate your success? I set goals by thinking “big…

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Monique AJ Smith, a higher education veteran of 27 years, launched Seeds of Empowerment ® LLC, an educational leadership consulting firm, in March 2013. An accomplished sports management professional, Smith provides athletic staff retreats, women retreats, and student-athlete workshops across the country with signature workshops such as Effective Communication for Teams and How to Rejuvenate Your Team. Describe your leadership…

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Tieshena Davis is the best-selling author of Think Like a Bookpreneur and the founder of Purposely Created Publishing Group, an international award-winning book publishing firm specializing in author branding and development. Davis teaches entrepreneurs how to create books to elevate their business. She’s been featured in The Huffington Post, Black Enterprise, Publishers Weekly, Forbes and numerous other media outlets. Please describe your leadership style.  My leadership style is…

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Beyonce’s single, “Run the World (Girls),” pretty much summed it up, just in case there was any confusion about who’s running the world. Women have come so far since the days of not being allowed to learn or vote. No longer are women just good for raising kids and taking care of the home. Check out…

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