WHEN: Saturday, October 7, 2023
TIME: 12 - 3 pm
speakers & panelists
Sirena Moore -Thomas, Keynote Speaker
Sirena Moore-Thomas is an experienced Entrepreneur, Strategist, and REVENUE GENERATING MACHINE! With no college degree and very little resources, she has generated millions of dollars in revenue, won hundreds of Federal Contracts and continues to inspire business leaders around the world. She consistently finds success in seemingly impossible situations.
As a single mom of twin girls, her entrepreneurial accomplishments coupled with her infectious energy and ambition quickly caught the eye of National media including New York Times, Black Enterprise Magazine, Essence Magazine, NBC Nightly News, Upscale Magazine, BET-j, and many others. Sirena has received a myriad of awards highlighting her business proficiency and next generation leadership. Sirena’s innate ability to connect with individuals and impact the lives of so many is evident in her high demand. This homeschooling boss, wife, and mom of 4 is truly a woman on the move.
Erica Blocker, Panelist
Erica Blocker is a certified life coach, bestselling author, and personal development trainer. She’s the creator and host of the Moms with Dreams Show podcast and founder of Moms with Dreams University. Juggling roles as a single mom of four and an entrepreneur with a full-time corporate career, Erica understands that the journey to your dreams is not always easy. Erica is passionate about helping moms follow their dreams without feeling guilty. She specializes in helping women navigate through the peaks and valleys of motherhood while teaching the importance of self-care, rediscovering and doing more of what you love and finding happiness and peace after divorce.
Erica holds a Masters degree in psychology and a Bachelors degree in small business management and entrepreneurship. She lives in New Jersey with her children, who keep her entertained on the journey to her dreams.
Kia Denise, Panelist
Kia is a wife, mother, cook, entrepreneur, and food lover. She came into the industry 9 years ago as a stylist and transitioned to a lifestyle brand after becoming a mother. Her love of food & home decor inspired the evolution of her brand, "From My Style 2 Urs" to "Kia Denise” All Things Lifestyle. She enjoys sharing her love for food, fashion, family, and home decor. Kia is also the author of an awesome cookbook, “Mommy What’s for Dinner?” & she regularly hosts cooking classes.
Khalia Deborah, Panelist
Khalia Deborah is a Certified Life and Transformational Coach, holding a B.S. in Business of Accounting & Finance, a Photographer and the mother of two amazing little
boys. She is the Founder of Khalia Deborah Coaching, as well as, the leader of the Dreams To Founder Movement! Through 1 on 1 coaching, Workshops, Conferences &
empowering speaking, she uses her life, what she has learned and acquired to empower and challenge others to step into a greater realm of their lives!
Khalia not only coaches her clients on how to build up a successful and sustainable business and brand, but she coaches them to have the confidence, courage, skills and qualities of a leader that will positively impact not only their lives but the community and people they serve. Khalia Deborah is here to help shift mindsets, cultivate valuable relationships & build better leaders that will impact this world in the greatest way possible!
Jacqulyn Priestly, Mom Panel Moderator
Jacqulyn Priestly is a wife, mother of three busy boys and executive at a Washington, D.C. based public relations firm.
With a passion for her faith, family and friends, Jacqulyn believes we are each called to make a positive and lasting impact in the life of another person, to include our children as well as others.
She believes both the good times and the bad provide never-ending lessons and that our responsibility is to be receptive to lifelong learning and sharing, and events like Recharge allow all of us to do just that.
Jacqulyn is a graduate of Howard University where she earned a bachelors degree in journalism.
Kalilah Wright, Speaker/Moderator (Moms with Dreams)
Born in Jamaica W.I., Kalilah migrated to the United States at the tender age of 4
and was raised in Brooklyn, NY. She is the Founder and CEO of expressive brand Mess
in a Bottle. As an accomplished designer and trained architect, she used her Masters
degree from Morgan State University and Bachelors of Arts from Penn State University
to establish the brand in January 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland. Mess in a Bottle allows
you to put messages on t-shirts and are packaged in reusable bottles.
The Mess in a Bottle brand was established to evoke change, question Kalilah’s audience
and allow individuals wearing their messages to be vocal without saying anything at all.
Each item is designed and printed at her Baltimore in-house studio space.
Kalilah has participated in multiple pitch competitions and won the Wells Fargo Business
Pitch competition at Blogalicious in 2016 and most recently, the 2018 iFundWomen pitch
competition in conjunction with the Baltimore Ravens. Celebrities such as Serena
Williams, Luvvie Ajayi, Lena Waithe, Yvonne Orji, and fashion gurus Claire Sulmers
and Ty Tyrone, are all proud supporters of Mess in a Bottle.
Dr. LaNail R. Plummer, Speaker/Moderator (Momming Through Challenges)
As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC-MD), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC-DC), a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS), and Board-Certified TeleMental Health (BC-TMH) counselor, Dr. LaNail R. Plummer is committed to improving the lifestyle of many through the aspects of mental health and character development. Through the values of integrity and awareness, Dr. Plummer believes that emotional, spiritual and cultural healing is attainable.
As a counselor, Dr. Plummer is passionate in being a guide to her clients. She has over 13 years of clinical experience that spans variations in clients ages 3+, co-parenting, couples, and families. Additionally her work can be tailored to support the individual and couple-based needs of members of the LGBTQ community while also allowing for the role of spirituality and meaning.
Dr. Plummer is also a full-time faculty member at Johns Hopkins University with specializations in clinical supervision, diverse couples counseling, and intersected-minority clients.
Nakea Murray, Speaker/Moderator (V-Talk)
Looking to share natural solutions to solve personal intimate health issues, Nakea Murray launched V-TOX™️ Intimate Health & Wellness in 2015 in Philadelphia PA. The line of nature based feminine care products includes a Intimate cleansing bar, menstrual care and herbal steam treatments. Starting out from personal experience, V-TOX™️ has become the go to brand and a vital training resource for Vagicians and practitioners around the country that offer personal care and information sessions.
Book a room
Make a weekend out of it and book a room! We have a special room rate at the Hyatt House for Friday, May 3rd & Saturday, May 4th. To reserve our special rate, reservations must be made by April 5, 2019 by booking online HERE or calling