14TH ANNUAL WALL STREET PROJECT ECONOMIC SUMMIT

“A More Perfect Union: Time to Rebuild America”

JANUARY 11-14, 2011

Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers
811 7th Avenue at 53rd Street, New York City

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2011
6:00PM-9:30PM SUMMIT REGISTRATION
6:30PM-9:30PM

OPENING RECEPTION

14TH ANNUAL RAINBOW PUSH COALITION AND CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION FUND
WALL STREET PROJECT ECONOMIC SUMMIT 


Entertainment: Recording Artist, Lalah Hathaway

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2011
DAY THEME ACCESS TO CAPITAL, INDUSTRY, TECHNOLOGY, YOUTH
7:00AM-7:00PM SUMMIT REGISTRATION
8:30AM-10:00PM ACCESS TO CAPITAL, JOBS AND OPPORTUNITY PLENARY

Highlighting the Urban Reconstruction Agenda and the Dodd-Frank Federal Financial Regulation Bill - Section 342 and State and Local Parity Initiatives

Speaker(s):
Don Thompson, President and COO, McDonald’s Corp.
Eric E. Peterson, U.S. Vice President – Diversity, General Motors Company
John C. Liu, Comptoller, New York City

Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., Founder and President, Rainbow PUSH Coalition

10:15AM-12:00PM OPENING PLENARY: Digitizing Wall Street: Tech Growth and Financial Investment Bit by Bit

During this session our panelists will engage in a discussion to expand the dialogue on financial recovery beyond the few well-known financial powerhouses, as well as introduce technology as a bridge to innovation and the Rebuilding America program thus opening the doors for WMBEs as investors and professional services providers.

The plenary session will conclude with a series of simultaneous Lightning Roundtable discussions. The action will start with the introduction of the leaders for this innovative breakout; several highly successful coaches, financiers, and entrepreneurs, who will give a brief profile snapshot of their careers and current pursuits. This will be immediately followed by a series of roundtable discussions between them and members of the audience, which promises to bring together the substance of the keynote and panel, and the individual talents of leaders.

Moderator:Tasha “TC” Coleman, Esq., President, UpwardAction

Panelists: Amos Winbush III, Founder, Cyber Synchs; Alfred Edmond, Jr., Sr. VP/Editor at Large, Black Enterprise; Benny Lorenzo, CEO, Kaufman Bros.; Steve Randich, CIO, Citi

10:00AM-3:00PM YOUTH SEMINAR 10:00AM-1:30PM
YOUNG BUCKS & THE HIP HOP EXPERIENCE

The Hip Hop Union will host 300 students in a day of financial literacy and interactive career stations. Hip Hop Union Organizations, Teaching Artist and Special guests will engage and motivate students with success stories and lessons on their role in rebuilding America.
Speakers(s):
Hip Hop Union Organizations Social Services of Hip Hop, Hey Young World, Hip Hop Saves Lives, Work Thru the Pain
Thabiti Boone from the Pres. B. Obama White House Fatherhood Mentoring Initiative will join them in conversation, NBA All-Star Dads Initiative, Basketball College Hall of Famer, Author/Founder Rise to the Occasion Program.

1:30PM-3:00PM Break Out Session 1
First half of the session will be a panel discussion with Macy's executives in key strategic business areas to discuss the business behind the business of retail w/ Q and A session. Second half of the session will be a brief demonstration on how to dress for success by Macy's College Relations professionals leading to a competition amongst 3 lucky participants to demonstrate a best "job interview ready" ensemble, winner will receive a $500 Macy's Gift Card!

Moderator: Raymond Jones - Associate Planner

Panelists:
Lisa Walker - Director of Special Events, Macy’s Inc.
Shamika Lackey - Director of College Recruitment, Macy’s Inc.
Kristyn Page - Director of Multicultural Marketing, Macy’s Inc.
Jared Green - Assistant Buyer, Macy’s Inc.

Sponsor: Macy’s


1:30PM-3:00PM Break Out Session 2

Small Business Institute

8:00AM-5:00PM

SMALL BUSINESS INSTITUTE (SBI)
A full day advanced technical assistance forum for small businesses seeking accelerated growth, optimization of business plans, and business process improvement.

SBI Point Persons: Andrea Coleman, Stephanie Burroughs, Lloyd Grant, Emmett Vaughn, Mel Washington

Park Suites 3 and 4
Fifth Floor

8:00 a.m. NETWORKING BREAKFAST
Attend the SBI networking breakfast for an impactful experience of interacting with successful business experts; connecting with exceptionally managed companies and interfacing with business peers.

8:30 a.m. SBI KEYNOTE OPENING SPEAKER
Introduction of Keynote Speaker: Emmett Vaughn, Exelon Corp
Speaker(s): George Fraser, Chairman and CEO FraserNet

9:00 a.m. PANEL DISCUSSION : Equipping your business for 2011
Description: A comprehensive panel discussion on best practices to effectively propel business growth and success.
Moderator: Stephanie D. Burroughs – StephanieSpeaking, LLC
Panelist(s):Wy Livingston, Wy Stone Teas; Charles D. Lockey, Citi; Michael M. Clay, NYS Dormantory Authority; Maisha Walker, Messenger Medium;

Madison Suite 3
Fifth Floor

9:45 a.m. BUSINESS IMPROV

Description: You Have One Chance to Make a First Impression: a skit for small business owners
Speaker(s): Cheryl Chandler - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Stephanie D. Burroughs – StephanieSpeaking, LLC

Madison Suite 4
Fifth Floor

10:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M. BUSINESS ZONE
Peruse the Business Zone to receive an inside look on cutting edge business tools, featured presentations, product demos, giveaways and more.
Participants: Citi, Kodak, New York State Government agencies

Madison Suite 5
Fifth Floor

10:00 a.m. SBI SESSIONS - PART 1

SESSION I - Introduction of Women Owned Businesses Federal Set Aside Program
Description: Join this session on the importance of partnerships between the government and women owned businesses.
Speaker(s): Small Business Administration; Cheryl Chandler-U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

SESSION II – Negotiating the Government Contracting Arena
Description: There are great opportunities when it comes to small businesses and government contracting. Discover various government contracting opportunities; learn about the new rules and regulations and what it takes to successfully navigate the government contracting arena.
Facilitator: Stephanie D. Burroughs – StephanieSpeaking, LLC
Speaker(s): Walter Maxwell, Dir. of External, Affairs NYC Dept of Small Business Service; Das Velez, Director of M/WBE Programs, Empire State Economic Development Corp., Michael J. Garner, Chief Diversity Officer, MTA

Madison Suite 3
Fifth Floor

SESSION III – When the Contract is Green
Description: Explore methods to assist businesses in maximizing on opportunities in securing green contracts.
Facilitator: Andrea Coleman, Rainbow PUSH Coalition
Speaker(s): Keith D. Fogg, Petroleum Purchasing Incentives Inc.; William A Johnson, Green America Public Private Partnership

Madison Suite 4
Fifth Floor

11:15 a.m. SBI SESSIONS – PART II

SESSION IV – Improving Financial Performance
Description: Improving Small Business Financial Performance by Eliminating “Simple Mistakes”
Facilitator: Mel Washington
Speaker(s): Michael Horsey – Mitchell & Titus

Madison Suite 5
Fifth Floor

SESSION V – Leveraging the digital space to grow your business
Description: Learn how to leverage technology as a tool to grow your business with the use of cutting edge technology, social media and online marketing.
Speaker(s): Eric Hamilton- WebAcademy; UpwardAction; Wendi Caplan-Carroll, Constant Contact; Maisha Walker, Messenger Medium; David Kassnoff, Kodak

Ballroom
Second Floor

SESSION VI - When to bid as a “Prime” or “Position for Subcontracting?” Business Development Strategies targeting Private Sector Corporations

Description: Participants will get a practical overview of how to assess the effectiveness of business development plans for small businesses seeking to increase business with large privately held corporations. Topics will include but not be limited to: knowing how to determine what corporations best fit your development/sales plans; understanding and planning for corporate purchasing cycles; positioning a small business to be a preferred sub-contracting partner and optimizing Minority Business/Diversity Certifications with Private Sector Sourcing Initiatives
Speaker(s): Emmett Vaughn, Exelon Corporation

Conference Room E
Lower Level

12:30 p.m. ECONOMIC AGENDA LUNCHEON (SBI to Join Summit Attendees)
Description: Strategic partnerships with diverse firms should be viewed as more than just “the right thing do.” They can be key components of overall plans to drive shareholder value, diversify client reach and /or expand sources of capital and market intelligence. Many corporations and institutions are thinking creatively about how to drive shareholder value by establishing partnerships with diverse firms possessing unique market access capabilities.

3:00 p.m. OPENING NETWORKING ROUNDTABLE SESSIONS
Keynote Speaker(s):
Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.

Ballroom
Second Floor

3:15 p.m. CORPORATE SPEED NETWORKING ROUNDTABLE
Description: Business Leaders will lead participates in Roundtable discussions featuring personalized advice on best practices and strategies for vendor growth.
Participants: Citi, Petroleum Purchasing Incentives Inc.

3:15 p.m. GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING OPPORTUNITY NETWORKING ROUNDTABLE
Description: Government Leaders will lead participates in Roundtable discussions featuring personalized advice on best practices and strategies for vendor growth.
Participants: City of NY Small Business Services and New York State agencies.

6:30 p.m. OPENING RECEPTION(SBI to Join Summit Attendees)

12:30PM-2:30PM ECONOMIC AGENDA LUNCHEON

Strategic partnerships with diverse firms should be viewed as more than just “the right thing do.” They can be key components of overall plans to drive shareholder value, diversify client reach and/or expand sources of capital and market intelligence. Many corporations and institutions are thinking creatively about how to drive shareholder value by establishing partnerships with diverse firms possessing unique market access capabilities.

Speakers:Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., President and Founder, Rainbow PUSH Coalition
Thomas P. DiNapoli, New York State Comptroller
John Hofmeister, Founder and CEO, Citizens for Affordable Energy, Inc.
Harriet R. Michel, Recent Past President, National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)
Donna Sims-Wilson, President, M.R. Beal & Co.
U.S. Department of Treasury, Representative

Honorees:
New York State Comptroller, Thomas P. DiNapoli
Harriet R. Michel, Recent Past President, National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)

3:00PM-5:00PM SESSION I
ADVERTISING

3:00PM-5:00PM SESSION II
THE STATE OF THE U.S. HOUSING CRISIS: IS THE FUTURE BLEAK OR BENIGN?


State of the US Housing Crisis? Is the Future Bleak or Benign? The ongoing credit crisis has resulted in both capital and liquidity constraints for financial institutions and has created opportunities for public-private partnerships (residential/.commercial.) Evaluate solutions for investors and homeowners. Hear from investment professionals who have +20 years experience to answer questions in today’s residential and commercial real estate sectors.

Moderator: David Kelly, Carleton Real Estate

Panelists:Carl Webb, Managing Partner, Paladin Strategic Partners
Steve Thomas, American Mortgage
Don Cogsville, The Cogsville Group
Ben Blakey, Courtland
Yale Stark, Ranieri Partners

3:00PM-5:00PM SESSION III

FINANCIAL CONSIDERATIONS IN PROFESSIONAL SPORTS
Description:

Expert panelists will discuss how athletes and leagues manage money in uncertain economic times, how their business has been affected by the recession and how leagues and athletes are creating additional revenue streams.

Moderator: Charles Smith, former player for the New York Knicks and Olympic Bronze Medalist
Panelists Include:Mike Bantom - NBA Sr. VP, Player Development
Natara Holloway- NFL Director of Corporate Development – New Business Development
Joe Briggs - NFLPA Manager of Government Relations and Public Policy Council
Tanya Horowitz - Financial Assets Manager
Kris Jenkins - Defensive Lineman, New York Jets
Moderated by Charles Smith, former member of the New York Knicks

6:30PM-7:30PM OPENING RECEPTION
7:30PM-9:30PM SPECIAL EVENING RECEPTION THE HIP HOP UNION – WHERE DO WE BEGIN?

The Billion Dollar Roundtable
This powerful workshop examines the 684 billion dollars of buying power the Hip Hop Community is projected to possess in 2012 and the Hip Hope Union’s role in creating opportunities and rebuilding America. Moderator Wayne Winston, NAACP will lead an all- star panel of guests from around the country in a proactive discussion about joining forces and committing to redirect monies spent by the Hip Hop Community to more productive and resourceful means.

Moderator: Wayne Winston, NAACP
Panelists: Herb Boyd, Civil Rights Activist/Author We Shall Overcome; Willie Simms, Former President Teamsters Union LA; Dr. Fredrick Harris, Director, African American/Political Science Studies, Columbia University; Tony Neal II, Founder Core DJ’s; Ernie Davis, Former Mayor of Mt. Vernon, NY

9:30PM-12:00AM HIP HOP RECEPTION

On Power Wednesday, January 12th, 2011, stars, legends, pioneers, conference attendees and Hip Hop Union organizations are invited to celebrate the launch of the year long campaign to get at least 5 million Hip Hop Citizens to declare “I AM A Citizen” and commit to rebuilding America. The Hip Hop Union will celebrate its plan for the Hip Hop Union National Flag and partnership with Long Island University.

Award Presentation by SDS Enterprises’ Recording Artist, Hostile, Spoken Word by Brother Earl, and the Maryland Performing Artist, Red Dot.

Honoree(s): I Am A Citizen Award Recipient – Ruben Diaz, Jr., Bronx Borough President

THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 2011
DAY THEME THE CHURCH, COMMUNITY, LABOR
7:00AM-7:00PM SUMMIT REGISTRATION
7:30AM-9:30AM LABOR BREAKFAST
Rebuilding America – Leading the Change

Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr.; George Gresham, President 1199 SEIU; Larry Hanley, 9th President, Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU)

10:00AM-10:30AM PRESS CONFERENCE
10:00AM-12:00PM MORNING SESSION I
I AM A CITIZEN BUSINESS AND ARTIST MATCHMAKING EXPO

Artists and Businesses will present their project, goods and services to an audience of supporters, Wall Street investors, sponsors and an elite group of industry executives who will critique presentations from Epic Records/Sony Music Group, Music Choice, Coast2Coast Mixtapes, Digiwaxx Media LLC, Core DJ’s, Dee-Lo Music Group Street Rootz Entertainment and the Hip Hop Union.

10:00AM-12:00PM MORNING SESSION II
COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS WITH THE HEALTHCARE AND PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRIES

This session will examine the untapped opportunities for job creation within these industries, with a keen focus on the health and wellbeing of communities of color. As an example, while pharmaceutical companies boast record profits, tens of thousands of their minority workers have been laid-off, communities of color have been denied jobs and contracts and the industry has been reticent in including minorities in important clinical drug trials.

The panel will impart what churches and community leaders do to establish win-win working partnerships with healthcare and pharmaceutical companies including: clinical trials, community education seminars, charitable giving to churches and church CDCs, advertising opportunities to minority-owned media and business contracts with minority vendors.

Moderator:Dr. Clyde Anderson, Executive Director, Clergy and Providers for Racial Healthcare Equality, New York
Panelists: Sean Jerrick, CEO, Electronic Health Enterprise Inc.; Gregory Hankins, President and Founder, Retirement Aspirations; Mary Pender Green, Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services; Barbara Janey, Vice President, Community Advocate Public Relations, Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark, NJ and Dr. Bert M. Petersen, Jr., M.D, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Global Cancer Control

10:00AM-12:00PM

MORNING SESSION III

CIVIL RIGHTS "10-2-10"
Invited Guest Speakers:
Rev. Al Sharpton, President, National Action Network; Marc Morial, President, National Urban League; Barbara Arnwine, Executive Director, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

12:30PM-2:30PM ONE THOUSAND CHURCHES CONNECTED (OTCC) MINISTERS’ LUNCHEON, WORKSHOP AND PLENARY PROGRAM
PART I

The OTCC Luncheon will recognize the successes and advancements made by the faith community amid this challenging economic period in U.S. history. The emphasis will be on best practices for economic empowerment though education and collective approaches to community stability, service and growth.

OTCC Luncheon Program Invited Guests Include:

Keynote Speaker: Bishop Paul Morton - International Presiding Bishop of the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International

Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. – President and Founder, Rainbow PUSH Coalition
Bishop Charles H. Ellis III, Greater Grace Temple, Detroit, MI
Dr. Calvin McKinney, General Secretary, National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. and Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church of North Jersey at Garfield
Rabbi Marc Schneier, Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, NY
Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook Ambassador-At-Large for International Religious Freedom-Department of State
Dr. Serene Jones, President, Union Theological Seminary, NY
Bishop Anderson Lewter,Hollywood Full Gospel Baptist Cathedral, NY
Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr., Presiding Bishop, C.O.G.I.C.
Dr. Stephen J. Thurston, Sr., President, National Baptist Convention of American, Inc.
Dr. Carroll A. Baltimore, President, Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc.
Bishop Donald Hillard, Jr., Cathedral International, NJ
Rev. Dr. Frank M. Reid, III, Bethel A.M.E. Church, MD
Dr. William D. Watley, Ph.D., St. James A.M.E. Church, NJ
Dr. Jonathan Weaver, Greater Mt. Nebo A.M.E. Church, MD
Bishop Henry M. Williamson, Sr., Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, CA
Rev. Dr. Dennis Dillon, Brooklyn Christian Center, and publisher, The Christian Times, NY
Dr. Grainger Browning, Ebenezer AME, MD
Dr. Kris Erskine, Bethany Baptist Church, Harlem, NY
Dr. Clyde Anderson, Executive Director, Clergy and Providers for Racial Healthcare Equality, New York
Dr. Guy Campbell, State President, General Baptist Convention of New Jersey
Dr. David Jefferson, Metropolitan Baptist Church, Newark, NJ

2:45PM-5:00PM OTCC MINISTERS’ FINANCIAL EDUCATION WORKRSHOP AND PLENARY SESSION
PART II(2:45 – 3:45PM)


SAVE OUR HOMES AND CHURCHES FINANCIAL LITERACY AND MORTGAGE MODIFICATION WORKSHOP FOR PASTORS, FINANCIAL MINISTRY COORDINATORS AND LAY-LEADERS

The Hands On Banking® Curriculum will show you how to help parishioners: Maximize Financial Assets, Avoid Low Credit Scores, Reduce the Incidence of Foreclosure and Make Sound Financial Decisions.

Moderator: Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.
Facilitated and Sponsored by: Wells Fargo - Hands On Banking and the National Rainbow PUSH Coalition

PART III (3:45-5:00PM)

Plenary: Concentrating on poverty, unemployment, church and community foreclosures, ministers will consider the role of the pastor and the 21st century church in effectively responding to the new diasporas and marketplace. The agenda for the repositioned 21st century church is more comprehensive today than ever before and the issues escalate far beyond nurture, outreach and witness. To remain relevant, connected and serviceable to new populations with new and existing needs that hinge on economics and politics, there is a need for the church to be retooled, retrained and re-engineered.

During this convening of pragmatic faith leaders, tenured in transforming and growing church communities beyond the brick and mortar syndrome, and educators who are training new generations of ministers for 21st century and urban ministry, leaders will share successful approaches to tackling the social and economic challenges that have hindered the progress and responsiveness of the church to its community.

3:00PM-5:00PM

AFTERNOON SESSION II - INTERNATIONAL

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN AFRICA: A FOCUS ON THE DIASPORA AND FOREIGN INVESTORS.

This session will focus on the role the Diaspora and foreign investors can play in Africa’s economic resurgence and growth. The panel will discuss Africa’s tremendous business opportunities not only in oil, gas and natural resources, but also in areas such as energy, telecommunications, technology, entertainment, construction, financial services, and tourism. This forum will also provide an opportunity to outline US trade policy towards Africa.

Speakers:
Senator Rodney Ellis – State Senator, Texas
Eugene Jackson – Businessman
Mr. Mike Mabuyakhulu – Provincial Minister, KwaZulu-Natal
Eric Wright - Chief Executive Officer, Africa Venture Partners

3:00PM-5:00PM

SESSION III

Non-Bank Lending Alternatives – How They Can Help or Hurt Our Communities

Despite some of the recent gains in the economy, the American consumer is still not well. The recession has hit the middleclass hard. The nation’s unemployment rate has nearly doubled and more than a quarter of the nation’s homes are in foreclosure. Millions of Americans are unemployed or working in jobs that barely allow them to make ends meet. Even people with good credit history seem to be finding it hard to obtain traditional or prime loan products. More alarming is the inability for working people of modest means to access any type of bank or credit card products. Banks are still not lending, so people in our communities have been forced to look elsewhere. Our goal is to give those consumers more access to credit and the ability to demand and receive more clarity, fairness and transparency from financial products. We will also address credit needs not being met by traditional lenders and how policy makers and lenders can work together to bridge that gap.

This panel will shape an honest discussion around how banks, credit unions, title lenders, payday lenders, mortgage lenders and other financial institutions treat our communities. We will hear from leaders who will address both existing consumer protection potential policies and others that could help if enacted. We will review actions in some of our state houses that were designed to help and their results and produce a record of this meeting to carry our message around the country.

Moderator: Marvin Walker, Milwaukee Community Activist
Panelists:
Joyce McDonald, Director and Co-founder of Frameworks Community Development Corporation
Landri Taylor, Denver National Urban League
State Rep. Fred Durhal, D-Detroit, MI and incoming chair of the Michigan Legislative Black Caucus
State Sen. Bert Johnson, D-Highland Park, MI
Rev. JP Neal, South Carolina educator, public servant, religious leader and community developer

6:00PM-8:00PM Gospel Program in honor of The Reverend Timothy Wright
Featuring Performance by Bishop Hezekiah Walker; Keith "Wonderboy" Johnson, and Moses Tyson, Jr.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 2011
DAY THEME WOMEN AND LEADERSHIP
9:00AM-11:00PM

MORNING SESSION I
Congressional Leadership Roundtable

Panelists:

Congressman Charles Rangel
Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke
Congressman John Conyers

9:00AM-12:00PM MORNING SESSION II
WALL STREET PROJECT CAREER DEVELOPMENT, RETRAINING AND RETOOLING PANEL AND BREAK-OUT SESSIONS

These sessions are geared to strengthen transitional professionals with empowering tips and resources, skill sets, and insights on the new dynamics of how Americans are going to work today and in the future.

  • Winning resumes
  • Maximizing technology
  • Networking strategies and staying on top of your game

Panelists and Facilitators: John Crant, Author Career Coach, Speaker; Karen Bowser, Bowser Research and Consulting Inc. and The Five O’clock Club Career and Business Coaching; Kim Lemon, President, The Lemon Group; and Pat Thomas, Thomas Coaching Company; Stacie N. C. Grant, C&G Enterprises

8:30AM-12:15PM MORNING SESSION III
WOMEN AND WEALTH SESSIONS:

PINKSLIP; FRANCHISE BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES; WOMEN AND WEALTH WORKSHOP
8:30AM-9:45AM PINK SLIP

Whether you had to leave your job as a result of a corporate restructuring or your job was spared and now you're left with multiple jobs and survivor's remorse, this session will provide insight on thriving. If you are a current Wall Street professional or Wall Street alum, this panel of market experts will share the best strategic moves to protect you from the threat of job loss. If you've already left corporate, you'll gain insight on transitioning.

Moderator: Dee Marshall, Certified Coach, International Speaker & TV Lifestyle Expert

Panelists:
Zelda Owens Waters, Managing Director, Hire Counsel Inc.- Confirmed
Jasmin Richardson President, Echelon Life - Confirmed
Nicole Valentine-Moody, President, Synergy Business Development, Inc.
Tanisha Sykes, Senior Career and Finance Editor, Essence Magazine

10:00AM - 11:00AM

DEAL FLOW AND FRANCHISE BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

We will explore how “Deal Flow” as a changing paradigm, incorporates a stream of viable offers and/or opportunities that can bring in enough revenue- or equity-generating opportunities to keep the collaborative business entrepreneurial environment to function at peak capacity. In addition, we will highlight and showcase franchisors that are targeting and searching for qualified female franchise owners for their systems. Women prospects offer a great and effective source for franchise growth and franchisors want to tap into this resource.

Moderator: Carolyn N. Sawyer, President and CEO, Tom Sawyer Co., Inc.

Panelists:
Sakina Spruell, Keeping It Rich on BET.com and President Minute Man Press
Avis Yates Rivers, President & CEO, TGCI
Kathi Wilkes, President & CEO, Wilkes Associates
Denise Pines, President, Denise + Pines Inc.

11:00AM-12:15PM WOMEN AND WEALTH WORKSHOP

So you’ve read every book, attended every workshop, watched every television show which addresses the issue of money. Intellectually, you understand the fundamentals…Now what? This interactive panel will demystify the process of turning your relationship with money from passive to assertive. This panel will teach you what shift in your mind set is needed to move towards having a wealthy, healthy financial life. You will gain the insights needed to chart action steps and be able to ask questions of experts who possess established track records in giving women a sound financial education.

Moderator: Sabrina Lamb, Author and Founder/Executive Director, WorldofMoney.com

Panelists:
Jacquette Timmons, President Sterling Choices, Author "Financial Intimacy"
Deborah Owens, Author, PBS broadcaster, Financial Wealth Coach
Stacey Tisdale, PBS's Need To Know and author

12:30PM-2:00PM WOMEN AND WEALTH LUNCHEON AND WORKING PLENARY

Keynote Speakers: Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke
Iyanla VanZant - Author, Inspirational Speaker

Panelists: Dee Marshall, Certified Coach, International Speaker & TV Lifestyle Expert; Zelda Owens Waters, Managing Director, Hire Counsel Inc.; Jasmin Richardson President, Echelon Life; Nicole Valentine-Moody, Synergy Business Development, Inc.; Tanisha Sykes, Senior Career and Finance Editor, Essence Magazine; Carolyn N. Sawyer, President and CEO, Tom Sawyer Co., Inc; Sakina Spruell, Keeping It Rich on BET.com and President Minute Man Press; Avis Yates Rivers, President & CEO, TGCI; Kathi Wilkes, President & CEO, Wilkes Associates; Denise Pines, President, Denise + Pines Inc; Sabrina Lamb, Founder/Executive Director, WorldofMoney.com; Jacquette Timmons, President Sterling Choices, Author "Financial Intimacy"; Deborah Owens, Author, PBS broadcaster, Financial Wealth Coach; Cheryl Creuzot, Wealth Development Strategies; and Stacey Tisdale, PBS's Need To Know and author

Honorees: Congresswoman Nydia Valazquez, and Congresswoman Maxine Waters

2:00PM-2:30PM SPEED NETWORKING
2:30PM-3:30PM MAKEOVER COMPETITION
3:30PM SUMMIT ENDS