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!
Mia Wright
Speaker
Mia Wright is the founder of We Can-Cer vive!®, a Second Chance Coach, full of life, and a three-time ovarian cancer survivor. She candidly shares her life experiences through inspirational story telling, motivational speaking, and as a cancer advocate. To DONATE visit: ‪www.we-can-cervive.org‬ Website: ‪www.we-can-cervive.org‬ Email: ‪info@we-can-cervive.org‬ Phone: 301-401-9766 IG: ‪Instagram.com/we.cancer.vive & ‪Instagram.com/miawrightinspires‬ FB: ‪https://m.facebook.com/‬weCANCERviv & https://m.facebook.com/miawrightinspires We CAN-CER vive!® (WCV) is a 501 (c)(3) cancer awareness, patient advocacy nonprofit organization created by 3-time ovarian cancer survivor, Mia Wright. WCV supports cancer patients and survivors financially, physically, and spiritually. We also educate the community on prevention, risk factors, signs and symptoms, as well as, raise funds to support cancer trials in hopes of finding a cure for cancer.