Speakers

An all-star lineup of speakers from near and far will stimulate your mind and soul, including Bishop T.D. Jakes and Mrs. Serita Jakes of The Potter’s House; Tye Tribbett, a Grammy Award-winning artist; and Pastor Joseph Prince of Singapore’s New Creation Church. Join us at MegaFest to discover the world’s most influential, transformative speakers and mainstream entertainers taking center stage. If you are looking for things to do in Dallas this summer, MegaFest 2017 is your definitive arts and entertainment experience for the whole family!



FEATURED SPEAKERS

 
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Bishop T.D. Jakes
The Potter's House
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Mrs. Serita A. Jakes
The Potter's House
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Pastor Sheryl Brady
The Potter's House of North Dallas
 
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Sarah Jakes Roberts
eMotions
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Pastor John Gray
Lakewood Church
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Dr. Caroline Leaf
Cognitive Neuroscientist
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Dr. Shane Perry Sr.
Shane Perry Ministries
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Bishop Jacqueline E. McCullough
The International Gathering at Beth Rapha
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Pastor Joseph Prince
New Creation Church
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Tye Tribbett
Gospel Singer/Songwriter
 
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Pastor Bill Winston
Living Word Christian Center
 
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Pastor John Hannah
New Life Covenant Church

A TIME TO LAUGH COMEDY SHOW

 
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Cedric the Entertainer
Actor/Comedian
 
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Nephew Tommy (Host)
Actor/Comedian
 
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Michael Jr.
Actor/Comedian
 
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Tony Roberts
Comedian
 
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Yvonne Orji
Actress/Comedienne/Writer
 
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Jeremiah "J.J." Williamson
Comedian/Actor
 
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Fred Hammond
Band Leader

INTERNATIONAL FAITH & FAMILY FILM FESTIVAL

 
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Kevin Frazier
Moderator
 
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Debra Langford
Moderator
 
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Laz Alonso
Actor
 
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Adriane Hopper Williams
Moderator
 
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DeVon Franklin
Franklin Entertainment
 
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Carl Gist
Moderator
 
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Tasha Smith
Actress, Comedian and Model
 
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Monique Coleman
Actress
 
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Edwina Findley Dickerson
Actress & Motivational Speaker
 
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Ashley Blaine Featherson
Actress
 
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Elijah Kelley
Actor
 
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Richard T. Jones
Actor
 
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Robert Townsend
Actor/Producer
 
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Brian White
Actor
 
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GregAlan Williams
Actor
 
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T.C. Stallings
Actor
 
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Malik Yoba
Actor, Musician, Educator, Inspirational Speaker and Author
 
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Tom Allen
Award-Winning Filmmaker/Writer
 
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Catherine Brewton
BMI
 
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Lesley Burbridge
Rogers & Cowan
 
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L. Scott Caldwell
Actress
 
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Wendy Calhoun
Writer/Executive Producer
 
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Will Campbell
Quantasy
 
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Pia Catton
Editor-in-Chief of Dance.com
 
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Dr. Margena A. Christian
Lecturer, Journalist, Editor
 
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Michelle Duffie
D3 Entertainment Group
 
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Wanda Durant
Mother of NBA All-Star, Kevin Durant
 
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Shawn Edwards
Journalist, Pop Culture Guru And TV And Film Producer
 
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Julie Fairchild
Lovell-Fairchild (LoveChild) Communications
 
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Matthew Faraci
Inspire Buzz
 
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Derek Folk
Williams Tax & Financial Group, Inc
 
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Jackie Folk
Williams Tax & Financial Group, Inc.
 
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Ron Hall
Author of "Same Kind of Different As Me"
 
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Fred Hammond
Singer/Songwriter/Producer
 
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Ri-Karlo Handy
Bounce TV
 
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Ashley Holland
Creative Artists Agency (CAA)
 
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Dwayne Johnson-Cochran
 
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Jelani Johnson
 
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Marcus King
Manager/Executive Producer
 
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Jon Klein
Producer, Director, Executive
 
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Leshawnda Larkin
Samsung Electronics
 
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Sharon Liggins
Communications Strategist
 
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Janice Littlejohn
 
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Monique Pressley
The Pressley Firm PLLC
 
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Nancy Lovell
Lovell-Fairchild Communications
 
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Darrell D. Miller
Fox Rothschild
 
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Michele Ohayon
Kavana Entertainment LLC
 
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Connie Orlando
BET Networks
 
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Sitarah Pendelton-Eaglin
 
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Sarah Poage
44 Blue Productions
 
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Santiago Pozo
Arenas
 
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Tanika Ray
Pop Culture Specialist, Director, Producer
 
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Robi Reed
Casting Director And Producer
 
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Gil L. Robertson IV
President of the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA)
 
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Franklin Santagate
Pure Flix Entertainment
 
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Lateef A. Sarnor
Kollide TV
 
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Bre Scullark
Entrepreneur, Model, Speaker and Actress
 
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Angela Simmons
Social Entrepreneur, Fashion Designer, Executive Producer, Actor, and Activist
 
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Endyia Kinney-Sterns
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
 
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Amber Thompson
Artist
 
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Dani Van De Sande
The Reality Experiment
 
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Evette Vargas
Award-winning writer, director, producer
 
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Talitha Watkins
Creative Artists Agency (CAA)
 
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Kiyah Wright
Celebrity Hairstylist
 
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Teddy Zee
Film Producer, Media & Technology Executive
 
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Kim Fields
Actress
 
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Brad Tiemann
Executive Producer / Director
 
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Reginald Hudlin
Director and Producer
 
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Josh Webber
Director, Producer, and Screenwriter
 
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Blair Underwood
Actor
 
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John Singleton
Film Director, Screenwriter And Producer
 
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Dr. Daina Berry
University of Texas at Austin
 
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Paula Dofat
Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women
 
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Jekalyn Carr
Evangelist, entrepreneur, artist and speaker
 
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Tony D. White
Executive, Producer and Director
 
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Isaak Presley
Actor
 
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La'Porsha Renae
 
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Monique N. Matthews
Writer/Director
 
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Jasmine White-Killins

Additional International Faith & Family Film Festival Speakers:

Ngozi Paul

 

MEGAYOUTH/FIRECODE

 
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Pastor Andrew Castillo
 
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Reggie Dabbs
 
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Travis Greene
 
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Ralph Harper
DPLOYIT, Inc.
 
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Christy Johnson
 
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Jeremy Johnson
 
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Robert Madu
 
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Saki L. Milton
GEMS
 
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Pastor Travis Simmons
TPH North Dallas

DESTINY WORLD

 
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Cora Jakes Coleman
Destiny World Children's Ministry
 
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Pastor Eric Hamp
Pastor, Conference Speaker and Ministry Consultant
 
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Brittney Hall
Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Instructor

ALIVE DANCE/MIME

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Mickye Castillo
Dancing With Props And Lyrical Movement
 
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Tiffany Hudson
West African Contemporary
 
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Minister Corey Smith
Hip-Hop
 
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Destiney Peters
Modern / Ballet
 
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Rhonda Jones
Mime

EMPOWERMENT SESSIONS

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Pastor John Gray
Lakewood Church
 
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Cora Jakes Coleman
Destiny World Children's Ministry
 
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Cheryl L. Bevelle-Orange
FedEx
 
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Colleen Townsley Brinkmann
North Texas Food Bank
 
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Kailei Carr
The Asbury Group
 
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Laz Alonso
Actor
 
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John Ricketts
Feed the Children
 
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Matt Smith
Pepsico
 
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AJ Johnson
Actress
 
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DeVon Franklin
Franklin Entertainment
 
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Regina Belle
Singer, Songwriter and Actress
 
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Will Downing
Singer/Songwriter
 
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Fred Hammond
Singer/Songwriter
 
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Christopher Walker
Singer
 
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Chris Howell
Chris Howell Foundation
 
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Bethsheba Johnson
Chris Howell Foundation
 
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Veronica Whitehead
Chris Howell Foundation
 
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Carmon Dailey
Parkland Hospital
 
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Dr. Luigi Meneghini
Parkland Hospital
 
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Marissa Horne
American Airlines
 
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Nicole McNulty
Parkland Hospital
 
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Nicole Fontayne-Bárdowell
DART
 
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Denise Moltzan
Parkland Hospital
 
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Kellie Rodriguez
Parkland Hospital
 
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Mitzi Smith
Parkland Hospital
 
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Sarah Solly
Parkland Hospital
 
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Cristina Thomas
Parkland Hospital
 
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Dr. Sheila Chhutani
Texas Health Resources
 
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Dr. Allison A. DiPasquale
Methodist Hospital
 
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Dr. Trina Hall
NAMI Dallas
 
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Dr. Donald W. Hohman, Jr.
Texas Health Resources
 
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Toya White
Texas Health Resources
 
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Dr. Stormee Williams
Children's Health
 
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Dr. Ronaldo Archer
Bestselling Author, Business Executive, NFL Consultant
 
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Reuben Canada
Canada Enterprises LLC
 
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Dr. Eddie Connor
Bestselling Author, Minister, International Speaker
 
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L. Shonny DeBouse-Young
SAN Enterprise, LLC
 
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Dr. Alex Ellis
Award-winning author, Speaker, Activist, and Connoisseur of Style
 
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Neil Foote
Foote Communications LLC
 
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Dr. Lauren Freeman
Lauren Fabulous Firm, LLC.
 
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James Fripp
Yum! Brands, Inc.
 
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Thomas Gagliano
Author
 
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Shamiel Gary
Professional Football Player
 
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Aventer Gray
John Gray Ministries and John Gray Innertainment
 
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Michella Gurley
 
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LaQuita Hall
AT&T
 
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Sylvia High
Aiming High Inc.
 
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Dr. Renee Fowler Hornbuckle
Destiny Pointe Christian Center
 
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Jeanetta Johnson
 
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Dr. Esteban Lopez
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
 
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Rebecca Lopez
Moderator
 
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Rebecca Lynn Pope
Godly Girls Club
 
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Dr. Lauren McDonald
Fresenius Medical Care
 
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Dean Niewolny
Author
 
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Yvonne Orji
Actress/Comedienne/Writer
 
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Yoli Ouiya
Yoli's Green Living
 
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Monique Pressley
The Pressley Firm PLLC
 
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Dr. Catrina Pullum
Excellence Mentoring Academy
 
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Chris Reynolds
Toyota Motor Corporation
 
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Dawn Shestko
DRS Performance Solutions, LLC
 
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Albert Smith
Toyota Motor North America
 
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Cameka Smith
The BOSS Network
 
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Dr. Courtney Walker
Novo Nordisk, Inc.
 
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Donni Wiggins
Speaker, Author, Entrepreneur and Empowerment Coach
 
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Johnny Wimbrey
Author, Trainer and Motivator
 
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Teneshia J. Warner
Founder of The Dream Project & CEO EGAMI Consulting Group
 
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Darrell Webb
National Kidney Foundation
 
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Lonnie Johnson
Johnson Research and Development Co., Inc.
 
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Sheena Allen
CapWay & Sheena Allen Apps, Author
 
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Donna Richardson Joyner
Fitness Expert, Author, Speaker
 
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Darren Woodson
Former NFL Player, Dallas Cowboys & ESPN Analyst
 
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Nora Silva
 
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Chef Cassondra Armstrong
Chef Cassondra Culinary Concepts, LLC.
 
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Roslyn Dawson Thompson
Dallas Women's Foundation
 
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Amana Watkins
PepsiCo
 
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Haston Lewis
PepsiCo
 
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William Langford
PepsiCo
 
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Tawni Haynes
Tawni Haynes Apparel
 
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Zachary Thompson
Dallas County Health and Human Services
 
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Danielle Botello
Community Activist
 
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Janet Cohen Centola
Strong Families Moving Forward
 
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Shanneca Beck
Remember the Giants
 
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Hattie Hill
Women's Foodservice Forum
 
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Alicia Morgan
Bryan Adams High School
 
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Karen Hanner
Feeding America
 
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Dr. Leanne Metcalfe
Blue Cross Blue Shield
 
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Rachel Thomas
Pepsico
 
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Sue Gong
Texas Christian University
 
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Dr. Sherrika Sanders
Authentix
 
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Kudzai Mutasa
Brand Manager
 
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Kim Handy
 
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Love McPherson
Author/Speaker
 
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Tiffany McPherson

Additional Empowerment Sessions Speakers:

Amber Benton
PepsiCo
Fern Johnson
Pepsico

 

ENTREPRENEUR SESSIONS

 
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Claudia Mirza
 
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Melody McCloskey
StyleSeat
 
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Dr. Field Harrison
MINT Dentistry
 
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Reuben Canada
Canada Enterprises LLC
 
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Donni Wiggins
Speaker, Author, Entrepreneur and Empowerment Coach
 
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Johnny Wimbrey
Author, Trainer and Motivator
 
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Lonnie Johnson
Johnson Research and Development Co., Inc.
 
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Kenya Parham
 
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Mikaila Ulmer
Me & The Bees Lemonade

MEGAFIT

 
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AJ Johnson
Actress
 
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Charlie Jordan Brookins

GIRL TALK

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Mrs. Serita A. Jakes
The Potter's House
 
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Sarah Jakes Roberts
eMotions
 
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Ashlee Turk
Delta Air Lines
 
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Cora Jakes Coleman
Destiny World Children's Ministry
 
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Sabrina Harrison
Equipped By Faith Ministries
 
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Trinitee Stokes
Actress
 
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Thelma Wells
That a Girl and Friends Speakers Agency
 
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Mikaila Ulmer
Me & The Bees Lemonade
 
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Kim Fields
Actress
 
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Maya Delgado
Singer, Actress, Dancer
 
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Akin Ayodele
The Dream Builders Foundation
 
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Dr. Jill Waggoner
Medical Expert
 
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Candy Smith
Candy's Signature Cocktails
 
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Forrest Smith
Friedman & Feiger, L.L.P.
 
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Jan Miller
Dupree/Miller & Associates
 
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Pastor Toure' Roberts
 
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Lisa Smith