featured speakers


Dr. Claudia Beeny

We are beyond excited to welcome Dr. Claudia Beeny of House of Shine as our featured speaker for the 2019 Passion & Purpose in Action Women’s Empowerment Summit in April! 

Claudia enjoys helping people find the disconnect in their lives — the space between where they are and where they want to be — and then setting them in motion toward a life that is more rewarding. Her first experience leading others to discover their shine was when she served as a camp counselor in her youth. She went on to become a Resident Assistant (RA) while she was in college, and then spent the next 23 years working in higher education. In each of these roles, she focused on helping others find out what they wanted to do in life, while having the maximum amount of fun and making the greatest number of memories possible.

Claudia’s top five strengths are Strategic, Focus, Achiever, Input, and Ideation. By pairing her experience in education with her natural strengths for hatching new ideas, creating plans, and executing them, she is able to wake up every day committed to doing what she enjoys most and feels most passionate about. She finds it extremely gratifying to walk alongside others on their journey, and genuinely understand the highs and lows of their experiences.

Read more about House of Shine and Founder Dr. Claudia Beeny here


Nubia Murray

Nubia Murray is the Global Marketing Manager for the McDonald Corporation. Murray has worked in sponsorship and partnership marketing for over a decade, spearheading various global properties including the Corporate Challenge running series, which she managed in the US, Frankfurt, South Africa, Sydney and Singapore. Capitalizing on this experience, Nubia recently joined the Global Marketing team at McDonald’s Corporation, contributing to the strategic oversight of the Family Experience in 120+ countries and 36,000 restaurants worldwide.

In former roles, Nubia guided partnerships with national reach including FC Dallas Soccer, the Arizona Diamondbacks, NY Giants, NY Jets, the PGA Tour, and Madison Square Garden, inclusive of the Rangers, Liberty, Knicks and the Westchester Knicks. While at JPMorgan Chase, as a result of Nubia’s leadership, the firm was awarded the Community Partner of the Year and Most Valuable Partner awards by the Arizona Diamondbacks.

As much as Nubia has gotten out of her professional experiences, she has given back tenfold. As a Junior League Volunteer, Nubia trained community leaders to be effective board members by facilitating the Forum for Non-profits annual conference. Her focus on impactful civic engagement is also exercised through her involvement with the Council of Urban Professionals as a CUP Fellow, a highly competitive development program designed to prepare selected applicants for civic involvement. Nubia is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and through her membership is highly involved in community initiatives in the Chicago area.


Official Summit Coach


Danielle Adams

We are extremely excited to have Danielle Adams of QueenSuite Coaching, Professional & Personal Development Strategies as the OFFICIAL Coach for the 2019 Passion & Purpose in Action Women’s Empowerment Summit! 

Danielle is a results driven 2017-2018 TED Fellows Coach. She is ready to help a group of women who are attending the summit propel their careers, businesses and personal lives forward. The opportunity to engage with Danielle will require a VIP+ Group Coaching ticket. 


Workshop Presenters


Tamara Williams

“Discover, Embrace, and Become Your Distinct Design”

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Kimberley Hairston Hicks

“What I Love About Me”.


Mikel Brabham

"R.U.N. Me My Coins"

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Jenan Salleet

“Emotional Intelligence: What’s Your Score”.


Ereena George

Have Your Life Choices Benefited or Hindered you?”

Victoria Lopez-Herrera

“Wonder Women: 10 Strategies for Building Self-Efficacy”


Dr. Geneviéve Mercier

“Your Health: Who’s in Control”


Erin Miller

“Reframing Your Money Mindset to Attract Abundance”

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Shonda Moralis

“Breathe, Empower, Achieve: 5-Min Mindfulness for Women”

Nikki Gingrich

Reframing Your Money Mindset to Attract Abundance


Dr. Khine Ngwe Hnin Zaw

“Women & Power”

Janell Connolly

“Overcome Fear: Strategies to Get Started & Take Action”