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Rich Wallace is the Founder and CEO of the Southern California Black Chamber of Commerce. He began his working career at the young age of 16. He was notably, the first African-American to work in a department store in Downtown Fort Worth Texas. He used this stepping-stone as the start of his illustrious career. He has worked for Edison Brothers, FEMA, Black Meetings & Tourism Magazine and was drafted into the U. S. Marine Corp. He later owned and operated seven of the most successful Grandy’s Restaurants in Texas with over 120 employees and over $1,000,000 in annual sales. In 1993 Mr. Wallace, founded the Southern California Black Chamber of Commerce. He recognized early on a gap existed between African-American entrepreneurs and the connections they needed to succeed. He established the Chamber as a way to bridge this gap and bring resources, information and connections to small business people, nonprofits and young entrepreneurs.
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Tiffany C. Wright
Tiffany C. Wright is a world traveler (43 countries and counting) who brings a varied, yet distinct perspective and set of skills. Tiffany began her career as an intern for 4 summers at General Motors, then spent several years at Honda in the U.S. and Japan after graduating with a BS in Industrial & Systems Engineering from Ohio State. She later obtained her MBA from the Wharton School of Business and worked in finance, business development, and strategy positions at Enron, Siebel Systems, and Georgia Institute of Technology. She started and ran a real estate investment firm then purchased and operated a commercial construction publication. She previously served as interim COO for several business services, construction and real estate companies. Tiffany is also the author of two small business financing books and has written numerous articles for UPS Store, ADP, Key Bank, and others on a range of small business topics. With this background, Tiffany is highly skilled at examining the pieces of the business puzzle and putting it all together to resolve organizational, personnel, operational, and strategic issues. She focuses on obtaining buy-in on all levels and getting at the true source of the issues. The businesses she has worked with have experienced significant positive operational changes, ranging from profit increases of 20% to 250%, cash flow increases of 2-4x and company valuation increases of 2.5 times. The intangible results have also been noteworthy: owners able to drastically reduce their work hours or retire stress-free.
Education,Health and Wellness
LaToya Wilson (AKA L.R.) is a native of Mississippi. She wears many hats for the roles of lead media correspondent, blogger, author, empowerment coach, and motivational speaker. Despite these roles, her best roles are as Mom and Nana. At the tender age of 16, LaToya began her motherhood journey to her daughter and quickly married for the first time. Years later, she had three more children with her second husband. Challenges led to a divorce. LaToya found herself struggling with depression, addiction and more. Her faith in God led her to overcoming her battles. Today she is a career professional who is on a mission to empower other women who may be facing the same battles that she fought to overcome. LaToya is a conquerer and continues her mission with the 2020 creation of LR Wilson Consulting LLC. Through empowerment coaching, books, products, events and public speaking she is helping other women to position themselves for greatness. She now resides in Minnesota with her youngest son. She is filled with the outpouring of love from all of her children, community and her lovely granddaughter, Aubrii.
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I am a cannabis chef, connoisseur and advocate who believes in the medicinal, recreational and financial power of the cannabis plant. I started the Green Baker, LLC in mid 2018 as a way to be able to use my 20 years of culinary skills to create delicious medicated goodies that could be enjoyed by all, that included my son, Danny, who was born with cerebral palsy. After many years of working hard for others' benefit, I wanted to finally use my talents to support the greater good. Cannabis has been a blessing for my son and I wanted to be able to give that gift to others. My podcast covers a wide variety of backgrounds, cultures and professions, but we all want to help educate, advocate and destigmatize the responsible use of cannabis through story telling. Sharing our personal and professional journeys is a way to bring through human connection back to this plant.
Beverly A. Williams Author of GPS to Employment Success: How to Find and Succeed in the Right Job I'm Beverly Williams, author, labor and employment law attorney, arbitrator, and lecturer. Parthenon Enterprises, Inc. is a content development company I began several years ago. “Your Employment Matters” is the brand of employment-related programming and written materials developed by Parthenon. GPS to Employment Success: How to Find and Succeed in the Right Job is my latest employment advice book for anyone who seeks employment or a promotion. It continues the discussion about what can be done to maximize individual success in the employment arena. Please visit my website: www.youremploymentmatters.com. Mission: Parthenon’s mission is to develop entertaining, informative, and instructive employment–related programming and written content and make it available on multiple media platforms. Our goal is to empower readers, listeners and viewers of all ages, ethnicities, religions and genders to be more successful in employment matters. Issues: People who have always worked are unemployed or underemployed and struggling or unable to care for their families. Those who have jobs don’t (or shouldn’t) feel that their employment future is secure. They aren't satisfied with or don’t know how long they’ll have the jobs they have or they don’t feel that they can move up where they’re currently employed. Young people and even sometime those more experienced, in our cities and elsewhere, will need to compete for jobs and other opportunities such as internships, scholarships and apprenticeships. Given the seismic changes in the employment landscape, preparation is essential to achieve favorable results. Recommendation: I advocate using Dorothy Vaughan, a NASA mathematician and computer programmer, and the person played by Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer in the widely acclaimed film, Hidden Figures, as a role model. Ms. Vaughn developed and successfully executed employment and career strategies. Quite simply, she was proactive. Among other things, she paid attention to industry developments and acquired additional skills. I welcome the opportunity to explore how I can contribute to individual and organizational efforts to prepare individuals, members and families for the ever-challenging employment reality.
Health and Wellness
Edna White inspires Women to Know Their Worth & Get More of What They Deserve Out of Their Life, relationships & Business. After surviving childhood sexual abuse from the age 5-15 years old, a late term abortion, teenage pregnancy, marriage then divorce, having a successful career a male dominated real estate industry and live the tell the story and now translating all that and more to a abundant fulfilling life that is lived purposefully. Edna know what it takes and the pain women feel when they are broken, stuck and wanting to know the next steps. She has helped thousands do just that with digging deep and unearthing the gifts we all have. Edna White is your life purpose coach.
Arts and Culture
My name is Author Jay Welsby and I've written 4 books. I self taught myself how to read and write. I've been to jail over 20 times and I'm a convicted felon who changed his life through language arts. My series Changed is doing really well. I would love to talk about my journey becoming an author and my books.
Joe Ward is the Founder, President and CEO of Ward Management Group. He provides keynote speaking, executive training, coaching and management consulting services. As a professionally certified speaker, teacher, trainer, and coach, Joe helps individuals and businesses achieve their goals while wowing audiences with a special blend of humor, raw candor, and wit. The first in his family to attend college, Mr. Ward brings a unique perspective having had successful careers in the military, as a senior executive, and survivor of the 9-11 attack on the Pentagon. His presentations will make you laugh, cry, and think. They will also inspire you! Joe is a retired USAF officer and veteran of OPERATION RESTORE HOPE. He served as an officer with two global management consulting firms and retired as a member of the federal government Senior Executive Service. Joe specialized in helping federal clients with shared services, governance, strategy, and enterprise risk management. Mr. Ward led the National Business Center (NBC), one of the largest federal shared service centers, to new heights. Under his leadership, the NBC won awards for Excellence in Culture Creation; Customer Service; and People & Communications from the Shared Services & Outsourcing Network (SSON). The SSON is a global network of both public and private shared services professionals to include numerous Fortune 500 companies. Joe’s bold vision is widely recognized for bringing attention to overdue changes in federal shared services governance and helping shape the establishment of the Uniformed Shared Services Management Office. Mr. Ward is the recipient of numerous awards to include selection as one of the top accounting and finance officers in the DoD, top writer and speaker at the premiere DoD financial management school, and recognition as author of the year from the Air Force Comptroller magazine. Mr. Ward is an Executive Fellow with the KPMG Government Institute and past treasurer, African American Federal Executive Association. He is also a Certified Defense Financial Manager, Certified Government Financial Manager, and Certified Change Management Practitioner.