2017 Speakers

Amina McWhirter
Emcee
Amina B. McWhirter, Founder/CEO | Love By the Handles This organization started from Amina loving to help people. The countless hours that she has volunteered in many women shelters in the D.C. area shows it. Amina has a heart for people, to empower and inspire them for greatness regardless of their current situation. Her love for handbags compelled her to add a unique twist to the concept of Love By The Handles. All donations must be presented to the recipients in a bag with a handle attached with an uplifting message of hope! Amina is as an Inspirational Speaker, known as The Goal Strategist, an accomplished author of Shh...No More Be Free & Live Life. Amina wants to break the silence on issues that women are experiencing; especially issues on abuse, relationship problems and other things that may be causing unhappiness. ALL proceeds of her book goes directly back to Love By The Handles to help further the work that she does in the community. Email: lovebythehandles@gmail.com Links: FB & IG - Amina McWhirter Twitter lovebth
Erika Ransom
Panelist
Ericka currently is the Program Manager for Shelter Hotline referral and outreach program. This program serves homeless families and individuals in the District. She also has 12 years as a Domestic Violence Advocate in DC and VA
Mayra Figueroa-Clark
Speaker
Mayra Figueroa-Clark is passionate about propelling Single Professional Women towards the love they desire. While creating a safe, nurturing space where relationships can flourish and minds are opened. As a Relationship Coach and International Speaker, Mayra has had the honor to share the stage with no other then Kim Coles, Willie Jolly, Mikki Taylor and Cheryl Wood. As “The Love Expert” challenges her clients to dig deep their fears, fumbles and fantasies that hold them back from an authentic relationship. Her straight-talking approach ignites and inspires women to AWAKEN LOVE! Mayra helps you experience and express your authentic self, while teaching specific strategies on dating and loving me INTENTIONALLY!
Sharita Phillip
Speaker
Sharita Phillip is an Author, Inspirational Speaker, an ordained Deacon, a Law Enforcement officer, and Founder/CEO of Dynamic Empowerment, LLC a life coaching business designed to empower women to live the Dynamic Life God created them to live by changing their mind one thought at a time, and Proverbs 31 Women (P31W) a woman group designed to create support and encouragement for women of all ages in the Word of God. She also has a youth mentor program Dynamic Diamonds where she empowers young ladies between the ages 12-18 to embrace their Uniqueness. She believes it takes a village to raise kids. She is a graduate of Life Coach Institute of Orange County. She is a certified Human Behavior Consultant and DISC Consultant. She has a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice. As a Law Enforcement Officer she has been assigned to the COPS unit (Community Oriented Policing) where she worked in partnership with the Citizens of the community to solve issues within that community such as implementing Neighborhood watch program, and various community events. She is currently a Detective assigned to the Domestic Violence Unit. She released her first book in June 2014 The Dynamic You Movement. She co-authored her second book A peace of me: my journey to authenticity in February 2015, and her third book Behind her brand in April 2015. She has been honored to be a speaker on various platforms such as high heels in high places, revitalize women movement, and several women conferences. She is the founder of Real Talk with Coach Sharita tour. Her mission is to empower 2 million women to live their purpose. She is a wife and mother to three wonderful children. She enjoys reading, road trips, and volunteering.
Amy Taylor
Speaker
Amy Taylor is a speaker, coach, entrepreneur and the CEO/Founder of AmyTaylorInspires.com. Amy works with women who are ready to emerge from shame, come out of hiding, and be more visible not just to themselves but to the world. Amy helps them to build confidence, come out of isolation, and to no longer stagnate their growth or hide from their own greatness. Amy’s greatest purpose is to encourage women to remove their “Shoe’s of Shame” and step into their shoes of “Power & Promise”. ​Amy inspires her audience with her upbeat, passionate and unique style, which allows her to connect with women on a personal level. Amy guides her clients in developing a customized plan to becoming "A Designer’s Original” - the woman you were created to be. As a Woman of Faith, she has overcome her own obstacles to encourage all. She knocks on the door of your heart by providing you with space and courage to be vulnerable. Her infectious smile and lighthearted spirit lift everyone in her presence. Her unique story of transforming her own life from being a single teenage mother, to purchasing her first home at the age of 23 is the inspiration behind her bold mission to teach and empower others. Life is possible if you BELIEVE in yourself. Because Amy has triumphed through life adversities she is affectionately known as "The Bounce Back Queen" to her family, friends, and colleagues. Amy always had a passion for event planning. It was (and still is) her way of bringing women together for relaxation, personal development, and networking. Ty’Sol Enterprise LLC, is a small company where Amy host intimate events such as vision board workshops, spa and jazz events, and mystery bus trips. In addition to operating AmyTaylorInspires.com and Ty’Sol Enterprise LLC, Amy’s dream is to start her very own non-profit organization for teen moms. Amy lives in Baltimore, MD with her husband, two sons and grandson a.k.a “The Mayor”.