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.
LaTrice Davis
Speaker
LaTrice Davis is a Professional Figure Competitor, Author, Speaker and Health and Wellness Coach, with an unwavering passion to inspire change. As a survivor of depression, low self-esteem and many insecurities related to both, she has become a wealth of knowledge, wisdom, inspiration and encouragement to many. She embodies the belief that one can transform their life by simply changing their mind. She has used health, fitness and wellness to not only demonstrate this but to teach the principles surround building external muscle as the same principles necessary to develop the internal muscle of change. She has been able to leverage her more than 20 years of experiential knowledge in the social service field with her more than 10 years of experiential knowledge in the health and fitness industry, to create a wellness perspective based on H.O.P.E. (Helping Others Pursue Excellence) that embraces the total person, assisting individuals in transforming their lives, mind, body, and spirit. She is dedicated to inspiring individuals to transform their lives by discovering passion and defining purpose in order to fulfill their destiny. She resides in the Washington DC metro with her of 3 beautiful daughters. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and a Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling; but more importantly she is a real woman, living a real life, dedicated to inspiring real people to seek after their true purpose. Her passion for health, wellness and fitness along with her desire to simply take control of her own personal life, birthed Destiny Health & Fitness, LLC; her visionary approach to discovering purpose, using the principles that govern health, wellness and fitness. She will often be heard saying “health and fitness is more than just about losing weight and looking good. It’s about being well mind, body and spirit. It's less about reshaping your body and more about rewiring your mind. Your appearance is just the bonus earned by the hard work." She is truly Determined to Win and Destined To Inspire!