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                                                      SOPHIA A. NELSON,  Esq. an award-winning author, award-winning journalist, and renowned international inspirational speaker. Nelson is a national columnist for several major outlets including, The Washington Post, CNN OPINION, and she serves as a contributing editor to theGrio. You can see Nelson regularly on CNN, MSNBC and PBS as a legal and political analyst. As well as other national outlets like Morning Joe, The Today Show and Dr. Oz. Nelson has served as an adjunct professor in Virginia and as a scholar, lecturer, and panelist, at elite Ivy League schools such as Harvard’s JFK School of Government, Grambling University, Hampton University, Philander Smith College and Southern University, LSUHS Medical School, Butler University and DePauw University to name a few. Nelson is a Pulitzer prize nominated author in letters, as well as an award winning corporate diversity and inclusion trainer. Nelson is a Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and she is a retired Attorney admitted to the prestigious bar of the United States Supreme Court. Nelson is the author of four nonfiction books: Black Woman Redefined, The Woman Code, ePluribus One and her newest release in June 2022, “Be the One You Need: 21 Life Lessons I Learned While Taking Care of Everyone but Me



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, professionals who are top-tier experts, entrepreneurs, and executives in their field and is the founder of the InnHERwork Wellness Retreat. She also facilitates transformational and dynamic workshops that assists leadership teams, organizations and companies in navigating effectively through transitional and growth periods. She is a proud mother of 3 beautiful girls. For more information go to


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                                                 Dr. Avis Jones DeWeever


... is the Founder of the Exceptional Leadership Institute for Women, a global personal and professional development firm that helps established and aspiring entrepreneurs and executives experience accelerated success while building a holistic life they love.  She’s also the President of Incite Unlimited, a Washington, DC-based boutique consulting firm specializing in diversity consulting, communications strategy and the development and implementation of impactful research.


Dr. Avis formerly served as the youngest ever Executive Director of the National Council of Negro Women, a historic membership organization touching the lives of over four million women of African descent worldwide.  She’s had the honor of being the Keynote Speaker to the Inaugural President of the United States’ Young African Leaders Summit and was a Featured Speaker before the World Bank.  She currently conducts workshops and trainings on women’s career and entrepreneurial success on behalf of U.S. Embassies across the globe and helps corporations better design and implement strategies to maximize the power of diversity and inclusion at work as well as for the marketplace of today and tomorrow.  For individuals, Dr. Avis coaches one-on-one, in small groups, and through on-line courses in order to help her clients Master the Art of the Career Shift.  In so doing, she helps women shift their careers in three distinct areas: (1) ascending to leadership within their current professional space; (2) safely and effectively transitioning to a new career; or (3) making the ultimate shift, from employee to successful entrepreneur.


Find Dr. Avis regularly as a Contributor to TV One’s NewsOne Now with Roland Martin, PBS’ To the Contrary, Sirius XM Radio’s The Agenda, and the Huffington Post.

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