SOPHIA A. NELSON, ESQ.
Sophia A. Nelson, Esq. is an award-winning journalist, frequent on-air political commentator for CNN, and adjunct professor of religion and philosophy at Christopher Newport University. She is the author of three bestselling nonfiction books: the award-winning Black Woman Redefined: Dispelling Myths and Discovering Fulfillment in the Age of Michelle Obama (2011); The Woman Code: 20 Powerful Keys to Unlock Your Life (2014 and 2021); and ePluribus ONE: Reclaiming Our Founders’ Vision for a United America (2017).
Nelson is a highly sought-after motivational speaker and leadership trainer in Fortune 500 companies and at colleges and universities all over the world. She is a senior columnist for USA Today and contributing editor at theGrio.com, and writes frequently for The Washington Post, Politico Magazine, The New York Daily News, and BET News.
Neki Mohan is the VP of MultiCultural Business & Community Engagement for Visit Lauderdale.
The longtime resident of BROWARD COUNTY is a passionate advocate for showcasing the diversity of her community and creating opportunities for everyone.
As a journalist of decades, she is known for her energetic storytelling and has won awards for her work at home and abroad. In 2020, she she launched her own media company, she has been shining a spotlight on things she loves about her community in South Florida & the Caribbean. A sought after motivational speaker and moderator, she is an asset to teams getting out vital information to the community. Passionate about building community and sharing good news, she has served as an ambassador for the Caribbean Community on arts and culture, health news, educations and empowering women. She is on an Arts in Action advisory board at the Broward Center for the performing arts. She has been named one of the top Caribbean Influencers in South Florida by Legacy Magazine.
Most recently she anchored a number 1 rated morning show at the ABC affiliate in Miami for over a decade. A compelling storyteller, her reporting has taking her across the Caribbean, the US and the World. She has covered red carpets, world leaders and some of the biggest news stories at 10 TV stations in 5 cities. Her stories have won many awards by several organizations.
Born in Brooklyn, NY to West Indian parents, she was raised in Trinidad and Tobago and came back to the US for College. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Politics from the University of Maryland. She began her career alongside journalism greats like Carole Simpson, Peter Jennings, David Brinkley and Sam Donaldson at ABC News Washington Bureau. Her on air career began in Jackson Mississippi and has taken her to Los Angeles, Cleveland and 2 decades in Miami.
Neki is a passionate mentor and has been mentoring for the Women of Tomorrow program for 20 years. She has also been an adjunct professor at Barry University and is a board member at the Jack and Jill Early Childhood Education Center in Fort Lauderdale.
IFBB Pro Orlandina Balan is a Wholistic Lifestyle Coach and founder of The Fitter Woman, Inc. She has created a highly successful Flat Belly & Tight Booty Clinic in which she helps her clients work towards getting their bodies in optimal fat burning mode through her 3o minute workouts, signature meal plans and group coaching model. Like many professional women Orlandina is a busy entrepreneur who wears many hats.
She is an educator, executive producer and host of her TV show Muscles and Stilletos, professional physique athlete, motivational speaker and author. Her mission is to help professional women reclaim their clock and their waistline, empowering them with the tools that they need to create a balanced lifestyle that encouraging them to look and feel Bold, Fit and Fabulous in and out of the office.
Carol Muleta is a Parenting Strategist and Consultant. She created The Parenting 411, a portal where she engages parents and awakens the JOY in their journey with her fresh approach to addressing misbehavior, building strong family connections, and fostering children’s success in school and in life. Carol reaches parents through workshops, webinars, and group coaching. She was named 2019 DC Mother of the Year® by American Mothers, Inc. She hosts the Parenting 411 radio show and was named Radio Personality of the Year at SpeakerCon 2019. A 4x best-selling author, she recently released a motherhood memoir, Mother’s Work: Pearls of Wisdom & Gems from My Journey. Carol and her husband are the proud, and now well-rested, parents of two young adult sons.
Coach Angela Kerri is a heavy weight in the world of intensive personal development whose personal story of overcoming tragedy has inspired people world-wide. She is an expert in applying powerful wholistic principles that allows women to thrive during life transitions, re-discover their true purpose and harness their intuition through her customized signature coaching program.
Coach Angela Kerri is a certified wholistic life coach for high-performing, professional women who are top-tier experts, entrepreneurs, and executives in their field and is the founder of the InnHERwork Wellness Retreat. For more information go to www.angelakerri.com