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NOVEMBER 4 - 5, 2017
Georgia World Congress Center
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Vivica A. Fox
Actress, Producer and Entrepreneur delivers an inspiring Keynote Address on Saturday at 1:00
Vivica A. Fox has co-starred with some of Hollywood’s hottest actors, including Academy Award winners Jamie Fox, Halle Berry and Whoopi Goldberg and Academy Award nominees Will Smith, Uma Thurman and Queen Latifah. Fox’s feature credits include Quentin Tarantino’s “Kill Bill,” “Set It Off”, “Ella Enchanted,” “Independence Day,” “Soul Food,” “Batman and Robin,” “Kingdom Come,” “Why Do Fools Fall In Love”, “Boat Trip” and “Juwanna Mann.” She also co-produced and starred in “The Salon” with Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard and in “The Hard Corps” alongside Jean Claude Van Damme. Fox’s television films include Showtime’s Hendrix and the ABC/Disney movie, A Saintly Switch.

In the world of reality, Fox hosted TV Land’s, The Cougar, and teamed up with VH1 to executive produce and host, Glam God. Vivica was also a fan favorite on ABC’s, Dancing With The Stars and served as a judge alongside Academy Award winner Faye Dunaway on the WB’s, The Starlet. On the Fox Network, Vivica also enjoyed success headlining her own sitcom, Getting Personal.

Fox was honored at the NAACP Theater Awards where she received the prestigious Spirit Award and won the NAACP Image Award and the Prism Award for Best Actress in a Television Series and was honored with the Lady of Soul Lena Horne Career Achievement Award. Vivica also stars in the upcoming Summer release of Resurgence, the sequel to Independence Day and

Fox has also been voted one of People magazine’s fifty most beautiful people.

Don’t miss Vivica A. Fox as she delivers an inspiring Keynote Address on Saturday at 1:00!

Brandy
Grammy Award-Winning R&B/Pop Singer, Songwriter, and Actress Delivers the Keynote Address on Saturday at 1:30
Don’t miss a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become inspired by Keynote Address “My Mother, My Daughter” featuring entertainment Icon Brandy and her Super Mom Sonja Norwood as they challenge all mothers and daughters to stay together and love together. Brandy and Sonja will share their ups and downs, how they managed to love each other despite their differences and the importance of individuality and space, being best friends and the importance of making their relationship work. Brandy and Sonja will share their individual challenges and struggles to fight for their relationship despite the intensity of the celebrity factor and will inspire you to make the most of your family relationships in their powerful and engaging Keynote Address on Saturday at 1:00!

Brandy is a multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning R&B/pop singer, songwriter, and actress and became one of the most successful multi-media stars thanks to her constant presence on both the pop and R&B charts, her popular hit sitcom Moesha and the classic made-for-TV movie phenomenon Cinderella, which attracted more than 60 million viewers and broke new ground with its multi-cultural cast.

Since emerging with her 3x-platinum self-titled debut album (released when Brandy was only 15-years-old), this trail-blazing pioneer has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide (including the 5x-platinum selling Never Say Never) and is ranked one of the best-selling female artists in American music history, having sold over 11 million albums in the United States.

During her reign she recorded five albums and earned scores of awards, including Grammy, AMA’s, Soul Train Music Awards, NAACP Image Awards, Billboard Awards, MTV Awards, Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, and three BMI Awards.

While maintaining a recording career, Norwood also gained fame for starring in several film and TV projects including the hit sitcom, Moesha, A version of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, a supporting role in the I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, BET Networks series The Game, and as a judge on the #1 rated talent competition, America’s Got Talent. All of this success landed Brandy features in Billboard, Uptown Magazine, Essence Magazine, NY Daily News, Rolling Stone, The Today Show, PlayBill, and more!

Additionally, Brandy has also been a spokes model for Cover Girl, DKNY and Ultima/Kaneka brand by Brandy.

Brandy made her Broadway debut in the Tony Award-Winning, record-breaking musical smash, Chicago as Roxie Hart. Chicago is the #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history and Brandy is now a part of that history.

At the top of 2016, Brandy released Beggin & Pleadin, a bluesy trap-soul melody that was greeted with much admiration. There is more to come as Brandy works towards recording her seventh studio album.

Brandy and her Mom Sonja Norwood will share the ups and downs, how they manage to love each other despite their differences and the importance of individuality and space, being best friends and the importance of making their relationship work. Brandy and Sonja share their individual challenges and struggles to fight for their relationship despite the intensity of the teenage celebrity factor.

Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime Mother – Daughter Keynote Address that challenges all mothers and daughters to stay together, work together and love together on Saturday at 1:30.
Mario Lopez
Emmy Winning Host of "Extra!" Delivers the Keynote Address on Sunday at 1:00
A man of many trades, Mario Lopez has the overwhelming desire to always keep active. Mario is the Emmy winning host of EXTRA, a nationally syndicated daily show. Concurrently, Lopez is the host of the nationwide radio show "On with Mario Lopez".


Lopez New York Times Bestselling autobiography, "Just Between Us" shares his successes and disappointments, never before-­-told stories and family values. Lopez became a New York Times bestselling author for his healthy eating guide "Extra Lean" and his follow up "Extra Lean Family" featuring recipes and tips that are beneficial to the entire family. Additionally, Lopez penned "Mario Lopez's Knockout Fitness" a bestselling fitness book that offers readers a look into his impressive workout regime, and Mud Tacos, a vibrant children's' book he co--authored with his sister Marissa. As a follow up to "Mud Tacos", Lopez released "Mario & Baby Gia", a children's book he wrote for his daughter which is currently being developed into an animated series.

No stranger to rigorous routines, Lopez danced his way to the finals on ABC's hit show Dancing with the Stars and completed his first run on Broadway in the long running hit musical A Chorus Line.

Mario was named the Alumni Ambassador of Fitness by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America while joining the ranks of other prominent alumni, including President Clinton and Denzel Washington and in the organization's BE GREAT campaign. Mario helps bring to light the major issues affecting today's young people, including the importance of graduating from high school and maintaining a healthy lifestyle and the key role community based organizations like play in the positive development of children.

Kelly Osbourne
Actress, Singer, Fashion Designer and Bestselling Author Delivers the Keynote Address Sunday at 1:30
Kelly Osbourne is a television personality, host, fashion designer, singer and actress. She first came to prominence while appearing on the reality series, "The Osbournes" with her family, for which they won an Emmy Award.

Osbourne was recently seen on the judging panel for “Project Runway” spinoff “Project Runway: Junior,” which features teenage contestants. The second season is currently airing on Lifetime. She also appeared as a judge on the most recent season of “Australia’s Got Talent” and has been lending her voice to the Disney animated series “The 7D,” playing the villain ‘Hildy Gloom.” Just a few weeks ago Osbourne published her new book, THERE’S NO F*CKING SECRET.

Osbourne was a co-host on E!’s hit show, “Fashion Police” and is frequently found on the red carpet at top award shows and key events, including the SAG Awards, Grammy Awards, MTV Movie Awards, and events surrounding Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is New York, as well as London Fashion Week.


Osbourne released a collection of M*A*C Cosmetics she co-created with her mother, Sharon. She has also been busy designing Stories…By Kelly Osbourne, her first ready-to-wear fashion line.

She has also appeared on ABC’s smash hit, "Dancing with the Stars” in which she and professional dance partner Louis van Amstel took third place. The MTV reality show "The Osbournes" chronicled the family’s day-to-day life. Kelly, the middle child, emerged (according to Rolling Stone) as "a wickedly funny, brutally honest, pint-size, potty-mouthed spitfire."

She made her stage debut in the role of prison matron, “Mama Morton” in the musical drama "Chicago" in a seven-week run in the musical at the Cambridge Theater in London. Osbourne had a cameo role, playing herself in Mike Meyers’ “Austin Powers in Goldmember.” She recently starred in the comedy, "Should've Been Romeo," as "Nicole" a fun loving groupie. She was also seen opposite Miley Cyrus in “So Undercover.”

Osbourne has been a longtime supporter and ally to the LGBTQ community, partnering with various organizations like The Trevor Project to shed a light on the discrimination faced by the queer community worldwide. In general, she has always encouraged people to just be themselves, to have pride in who they are and unite together. “Together we achieve what is impossible to those who stand alone. Those of us who embrace and respect freedom stand together, progress together, celebrate together and grieve together.” Kelly was honored with the Trevor Hero Award.

Immediately following her Main Stage Appearance on Sunday at 1:30, you’ll have an opportunity to meet Kelly as she signs copies of her release, THERE’S NO F*CKING SECRET at the Books Pavilion at the center of the Atlanta Women’s Expo!
Cynthia Bailey
Supermodel, Entrepreneur and “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” Delivers the Keynote Address on Sunday at 2:00
Supermodel Cynthia Bailey moved to New York City 25 years ago to pursue a career as a fashion model. With nothing more than a high school Homecoming Queen crown and a few local beauty pageants under her belt, she knew that she had arrived when Wilhelmina Models in New York City jumped at the chance to sign her to a 5 year contract. From there things really started to take off! Her first booking was for the cover of ESSENCE magazine which not only was one of the highest-selling covers in ESSENCE history, and was also a personal favorite of then editor-in-chief Susan Taylor. It wasn’t long before Cynthia would find herself gracing the cover of ESSENCE magazine again for the second time which literally flew off the newsstands!

The next move was to Paris & Milan where you could find Cynthia strutting down the runways for Fashion Week. After living abroad for almost a year Cynthia made her way back to New York City, and was in high demand for campaigns like Maybelline & Oil of Olay. Magazine editorials Vogue, Elle, Glamour, and Vanity Fair were soon to follow. Over the years she has become a very recognized face for Macys, Neiman Marcus, Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Talbots, Chicos, and Bregdorf Goodman.
Cynthia’s biggest career moment was when she beat out Naomi Campbell for a co-starring role opposite Sandra Bernhardt in her film WITHOUT YOU I’M NOTHING. From there she was always on call for her friend and super-star film director Brett Ratner for all of his early movies & music videos. Cynthia’s commercials include Macys, Levis, Mercedes Benz and many more.


Cynthia considers her greatest accomplishment as a fashion model was being photographed by photographer Annie Leibovitz for VANITY FAIR magazine alongside Iman, Beverly Johnson, Naomi Campbell, and Tyra Banks. Cynthia credits her strong will & strong spiritual background for her success. “I believe in hard work, ambition, love, and positive affirmation,” says Cynthia.. “Everyone has a destiny. With faith in yourself & faith in God you can accomplish anything. When you send that energy out to the universe it has to come back to you.”

Cynthia is the CEO of the Bailey Agency of School of Fashion and just launched Cynthia Bailey Eyewear, providing the most stylish & chic selections of affordable high fashion eyewear.
Make sure to visit the Cynthia Bailey Eyewear Pavilion at the Center of the Expo.

Don’t miss an opportunity to become inspired by Cynthia Bailey as she delivers the Keynote Address on Sunday at 2:00.
Dr. Heavenly Kimes
Business, Money and Relationship Expert and BRAVO TV’s “Married to Medicine” Delivers the Keynote Address on Saturday at 12:30
Dr. Heavenly Kimes knows a thing or two about success. As an award winning business, money and relationship expert, she has helped people realize their dreams. For over 12 years she has successfully owned and operated multi-million dollar companies and has negotiated deals worth millions based on her business savvy and self-education.

A native of Miami, Florida, Dr. Heavenly attended Florida A&M University earning a B.S. in Chemistry and Military Science and then moved on to Meharry Medical College, where she graduated in the top 10% of her class with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery. It was while attending Meharry that she met the love of her life, Dr. Damon Kimes.

An avid believer that real success starts with the proper mind-set, Dr. Heavenly decided early on to learn as much as possible about business and how to use it to change her life. Her commitment to success spurred her to earn a real estate license, an insurance license and a Series 65 certification, all while raising a family and building her dental practices.


In 2012, Dr. Heavenly released her first book entitled, “Dr. Heavenly’s Business Prescriptions”, a straight – talk guide to success for those who want to change their lives and create wealth. In the book, she shares the mistakes she’s made and how she changed her mind-set to become one of Atlanta’s “Top Docs” and a multi-millionaire. Recently, she co-authored the bestselling series “Wake Up…Live The Life You Love” and created “Dr. Heavenly University”, a curriculum based learning series geared to help
entrepreneurs learn how to get their businesses started properly from the beginning with their exit strategy in mind.

Because of her expertise, Essence magazine featured Dr. Heavenly in the article entitled “How to Get A Millionaire Mind-Set”.

Over the last two years Dr. Heavenly has been setting herself up to become the “one to watch” in media, following in the footsteps of Oprah Winfrey and Martha Stewart. She is currently hosting a weekly radio show, “The Dr. Heavenly Show”, launching an online lifestyle magazine “Epitome of Success” and starring in the hit BRAVO TV show “Married To Medicine”, she is well on her way to creating a dynasty in media.

Her education and credibility says it all! Beauty, brains and tenacity are her trademarks and as she always says “if a woman from the drug infested streets of Overtown, one of Miami’s most terrifying neighborhoods can achieve her dreams, so can you!”

Don’t miss your chance to become inspired by Dr. Heavenly Kimes as she presents the 2016 Keynote Address on Saturday at 12:30.
Kenya Moore
Actress, Entrepreneur and “Real Housewives of Atlanta” Delivers the Keynote Address on Saturday at 2:30
Kenya Moore is perhaps most recognized for being the outspoken and fiercely funny
star of The Bravo Network #1 rated “Real Housewives of Atlanta”. But she first charmed
us with her brains and beauty when she was won the distinction of being the second
black woman to be crowned Miss USA. However, it has been her intellect that has
sustained her in the entertainment business. The former Magna Cum Laude psychology
and communication major left Detroit armed with fierce drive determined to build her own unique brand, and that she did.

The highly sought after actress has often been referred to as “ratings gold” delivering
record breaking viewership to hit TV shows. Moore proudly won $20,000 for her charity,
The Detroit Public Schools Foundation.
Perhaps Celebrity Appearance sharpened her skills as Moore later launched Kenya Moore Hair Care in 2015.


Known for her long luxurious real hair, Kenya has always had a passion for hair care often recalling when her grandmother would say to her, “Your hair is your crowning glory”. She not only conceptualized the innovative new hair care line, she also developed, formulated, and delivered Kenya Moore Hair Care to the marketplace.

To date, making Miss Moore one of a few who remain double minority owners in this capacity. The innovative hair care line is formulated to grow natural hair longer, stronger and thicker. Kenya Moore Hair Care launched to overwhelming success and is now sold in retail stores across the US including Sally Beauty Supply.

The CEO’s monikers include Actor, Author, Writer, Producer, Beauty expert and Director. Immensely equipped with these powerful attributes, and what Kenya describes as “blessings” her fans and friends alike have come to love and respect ‘Mizz Moore’ and her hustle. We Want Moore!
MC Lyte
Legendary Entertainer, Actress and Bestselling Author Delivers the Keynote Address on Sunday at 12:30
At the tender age of 17, Brooklyn native MC Lyte first appeared on the scene with her debut album Lyte As A
Rock. Her voice is distinctive and unforgettable. Since that time, her numerous achievements have helped her
rise to hip hop “LEGEND” status. MC Lyte has a host of impressive “firsts” to her credit. She was the first rap
artist to ever perform hip hop at New York’s historic Carnegie Hall and the first female to perform hip hop at
the White House. The list goes on, from being the first solo female rapper nominated for a Grammy to being the first
female rapper to receive a gold single.

Ever dedicated to her love of hip hop, MC Lyte continues to raise the bar and reinvent herself musically while
expanding her resume and fan base. The talented Lyte is a well-respected entrepreneur, voice over talent, actress,
public speaker, and philanthropist. Blessed with a gift for words, Lyte hosted BET/Centric’s hit TV talk show
“Morning Cup” and she was heard weekly for six years as co-host of Sirius/XM’s “Café Mocha.” Her love for acting
landed her roles on network television and the big screen and she’s also been the voice of the VH1 Hip Hop Honors
and the BET Awards for the past decade.

A trailblazer in the industry, MC Lyte is a powerful role model for women and represents beauty and strength. She
has twelve albums, including her critically acclaimed album, LEGEND, and her newest release, SpotLYTE

Immediately following her Main Stage Appearance on Sunday at 12:30 , you’ll have an opportunity to meet MC Lyte as she signs copies of her latest release with C0-Author and Financial Expert Lynn Richardson, Your Man Your Money at the Sunni Gyrl Pavilion!
Trina Braxton
Actress, Singer, Entrepreneur and Star of "Braxton Family Values" Delivers the Keynote Address on Sunday at 1:30
Trina E. Braxton began her career as one third of the R&B girl group ‘The Braxton’s’ with her sisters. Since that time, we have watched Ms. Braxton’s brand evolved to include multifaceted entertainer and astute businesswoman. Best known for her bluntness, Trina is a fan favorite and co-executive producer on WE’s top-rated reality show, Braxton Family Values, celebrating it’s 5th season.

Although often portrayed on camera as the ‘life of the party,’ Trina is fun, full of energy and knows how to enjoy life. However, it is her successes in business that truly causes her to stand out from her sisters. Currently she is the owner of Soltri Entertainment, a full-service production company that produced her break out single “Party or Go Home”, and the popular Atlanta tapas restaurant, Bar Chix, that just celebrated its first year of service and is currently seeking its second franchise location.

In addition to being a budding brand mogul, acting is also a passion for Trina Braxton, and has been since childhood when she would act-out television scenes with her sisters before anyone knew the famous surname Braxton. Formally trained at Atlanta’s prestigious Nick Conte’s Professional Actors Studio, Trina has appeared in numerous big screen and television projects and independent films such as, TV Land’s sitcom “Soul Man with Cedric the Entertainer and Neicy Nash, as well as Tyler Perry Studio’s I can do bad all by Myself, and Tyler Perry’s hit play “Meet The Browns.”

Knowing and believing in the power of education, Trina earned her degree in business and communications. As mother of two sons, Trina also encourages education as the way to accomplish goals in life to her sons.

Trina utilizes her knowledge to produce innovative products and services for beauty, fitness, fashion and entertainment industries that align with her out-of-the-box thinking and genuine approach garner new business ventures for her brand.

Don't miss your opportunity to hear Trina Braxton Present the Keynote Address on Sunday at 1:30!
Sonja Norwood
Producer, Hollywood Agent and Super-Mom Delivers the Keynote Address with her Iconic Daughter Brandy on Saturday at 1:30
Don’t miss a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become inspired by Keynote Address “My Mother, My Daughter” featuring entertainment Icon Brandy and her Super Mom Sonja Norwood as they challenge all mothers and daughters to stay together and love together. Brandy and Sonja will share their ups and downs, how they managed to love each other despite their differences and the importance of individuality and space, being best friends and the importance of making their relationship work. Brandy and Sonja will share their individual challenges and struggles to fight for their relationship despite the intensity of the celebrity factor and will inspire you to make the most of your family relationships in their powerful and engaging Keynote Address on Saturday at 1:30!

Sonja Norwood is an accomplished talent manager, television producer, and dealmaker, but most importantly a mother who has proven that dedication to family and faith are powerful tools for success.

Armed with a loving family and savvy business skills, Sonja Norwood has navigated the stellar careers of her children, award-winning entertainers Brandy and Ray J. While the journey has sometimes been rough—taking the singer-actors from platinum records to tabloid headlines, from personal tragedy back to TV stardom -- this Super-Mom has made sure that the Norwood Family has remained bonded together, and it is her role as a mother that most important to her.

As CEO of Norwood & Norwood Inc. for over twenty years, Sonja’s track record includes a bevy of achievements - multi-platinum success for her children, a host of TV, movies and endorsements relationships across the industry.
These achievements are even more astonishing when you consider that Sonja came into the entertainment industry without any seasoning, relying on the knowledge she gained from the corporate world to navigate the entertainment industry’s ambiguous terrain of recording, television, and film which also lead her to manage and to consult other talents.

Sonja realized the dangers of placing her young children’s future into the hands of strangers and decided to take on the daunting task of managing her children’s careers personally. Initially, it proved to be a bigger task than she had ever imagined, but she prevailed against the entertainment industry’s negative preconceptions of “stage moms” and “momagers.”

Sonja’s dedication to children led her to support the Norwood Kids Foundation, a non-profit community arts educational organization for children.
Dr. Jackie Walters
Nationally Celebrated Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist and Star of BRAVO’s Hit “Married to Medicine” Delivers the Keynote Address on Saturday at 12:30
Dr. Jackie Walters graduated from the University of Mississippi and Alcorn State University earning dual Bachelor of Science degrees. She later earned her medical degree from the University Of Mississippi School Of Medicine. In 1997, Dr. Jackie completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology from the Medical Center of Central Georgia and Mercer University. After residency, she started in private practice where she also became affiliated with Northside Hospital in Atlanta. She has remained in private practice for 18 years.

As a nationally celebrated board certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Dr. Jackie's high profile clientele consists of The Braxton's, rapper TI, and superstar Usher.

A two-time breast cancer survivor, Dr. Jackie understands the effects of personal health challenges. As a dedicated teacher, she has integrated a Women's Wellness Program into her practice to help eradicate the increasing number of heart disease cases amongst women. In 2013, Dr. Jackie founded the 50 Shades of Pink Foundation, an organization that pays tribute to women and men diagnosed with breast cancer, nurturing their psychological and physical well-being.

In 2013, Dr. Jackie also burst onto the small screen as one of stars of Bravo's hit reality series Married to Medicine where the esteemed practitioner earned legions of fans for her distinct style, sense of reason, sincere compassion and unrivaled elegance. She is also co-host of the “Open & Honest Radio Show” with Dr. Heavenly Kimes.
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