Black History Month

Elevate your Black History Month event with inspiring speakers who bring depth and insight to the celebration. Our curated roster features dynamic individuals who can share compelling stories of resilience, diversity, and empowerment. From business leaders to cultural influencers, our speakers embody the spirit of Black excellence. Make your event memorable and enriching by booking speakers who can engage and enlighten your audience. Contact us today to explore our diverse range of speakers and ensure your Black History Month celebration is a resounding success.

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Dr. Froswa Booker-Drew
Dr. Froswa
Booker-Drew
President and CEO of Soulstice Consultancy, Thought Leader, Consultant, Author, and Creator of the Reconciliation and Restoration Foundation

Dr. Froswa Booker-Drew is the President and CEO of Soulstice Consultancy, providing guidance on philanthropy, community engagement, leadership development, and organizational culture support. She founded the Reconciliation and Restoration Foundation and is an adjunct faculty member at Tulane University. She authored four books, including Empowering Charity. She also co-founded HERitage Giving Circle, Power in Action-Dallas, and the South Dallas Employment Project.

Dr. Froswa Booker-Drew
Dr. V Boykin
Dr. V
Boykin
Organizational Leadership, Learning and Development, GTM Enablement, Equity Leader, and Keynote Speaker

Dr. V Boykin is a keynote speaker, published researcher, and leader in the organizational leadership and equity space. Dr. V’s expertise is creating equitable work experiences for women and people of color. Dr. V established clear evidence to illustrate the importance of social support systems in tackling workplace equity through shifts in the social environment.

Dr. V Boykin
Tucker Bryant
Tucker
Bryant
Poet & Innovation Keynote Speaker

What Tucker Bryant learned during a decade spent between Stanford and Google surprised him: even people on the cutting edge of innovation often struggle to take risks. The truth is that we all want to step out of our comfort zones, but we also have comforts so deep-seated that we aren’t aware they even exist. And our instinct to protect that unconscious comfort suffocates our creativity, disengages us from our work, and stunts our ability to lead.

Tucker Bryant
Courtney Caldwell
Courtney
Caldwell
Cofounder & CEO of ShearShare, Trailblazing and Award-Winning Tech Entrepreneur and Marketer

Courtney Caldwell is the Cofounder & CEO of beauty-tech startup, ShearShare, the largest provider of on-demand salon and barbershop space rentals and the most affordable leases in the market. She is also an award-winning entrepreneur and tech founder and has spent two decades building winning teams in tech marketing.

Courtney Caldwell
Tye Caldwell
Tye
Caldwell
Visionary Founder of ShearShare, reshaping the beauty industry, Author, Educator, and Award-Winning Salon Owner with a Global Impact

Dr. Tye Caldwell is the Cofounder & Chief Strategy Officer of ShearShare. Recognized as a tech visionary and industry pioneer, Dr. Caldwell’s mission is to help beauty and barbering professionals around the world maximize their earnings potential. He has worked in beauty for 25 years as a master barber-stylist, educator, and small business coach, offering his 20+ years of industry knowledge as a proven roadmap.

Tye Caldwell
Kim Carson
Kim
Carson
CEO and Founder of Parallax Futures, Conceptual Technologist, Diversity in AI champion, Author

Kim Carson, the dynamic force behind Parallax Futures, is a catalyst for change in the tech landscape. With a diverse background encompassing political science and tech leadership, she sparks dialogue on the need for diverse perspectives in AI, evolving workforce landscapes, launching new businesses, post-disciplinary ethos, and authentic self-expression. Kim's journey resonates with resilience and purpose, inviting others to embrace innovation and inclusion for a better tomorrow.

Kim Carson
Ugwem Eneyo
Ugwem
Eneyo
Co-Founder & CEO of SHYFT Power Solutions, Pioneering AI and IoT in Energy Tech in Emerging Markets

Ugwem Eneyo is co-founder and CEO of SHYFT Power Solutions, specializing in the use of IoT software and big data to improve access to clean, reliable and affordable energy solutions in markets that struggle with grid resiliency. Ms. Eneyo explores how we use tech to create ‘grids of the future’ but particularly in emerging markets. She’s given talks on the nexus of energy and sustainable development to global thought leaders, including the World Bank.

Ugwem Eneyo
Mitchella Gilbert
Mitchella
Gilbert
CEO and Founder of Oya Femtech Apparel, Visionary Startup Founder, Innovator, Motivational Speaker

Mitchella Gilbert is a visionary startup founder, innovator, and the CEO and Founder of Oya Femtech Apparel, a groundbreaking brand that addresses feminine health issues. She is one of the first 200 black women to secure over $1,000,000 in venture capital, and has received prestigious accolades such as the John Wooden International Leadership Award. She also served as a 2024 diplomatic delegate to Japan on behalf of the City of Los Angeles.

Mitchella Gilbert
Tamar Huggins
Tamar
Huggins
Multi-Award-Winning Entrepreneur, Educational Equity Advocate, Tech Trailblazer, Speaker, Author

Tamar Huggins, a pioneering Canadian tech entrepreneur, author, and educator based in Toronto, is dedicated to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the tech sector. She founded DRIVEN, Canada's first tech accelerator for BIPOC leaders, raising $1.1 million for underrepresented tech startups.

Tamar Huggins
Harold Hughes
Harold
Hughes
Bandwagon CEO, Tech Innovator, and Diverse Ventures Champion

Harold Hughes is the founder & CEO of Bandwagon, a South Carolina-based live experience technology company. As a community builder, Harold co-founded Black@ Labs and as a web3 builder and community leader, Harold published "A Kids Book About Blockchain" to help educate people "from 6 to 60" about the revolutionary technology that Bandwagon specializes in. Harold is also an active angel investor, primarily investing in women, people of color, and Black founder-led companies.

Harold Hughes
Dr. Clarence B. Jones
Dr. Clarence B.
Jones
Civil Rights Activist, Author, and Former Strategic Advisor, Attorney, and Speechwriter for Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. Clarence B. Jones served as legal counsel, strategic advisor, and speechwriter to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He contributed to the first seven paragraphs of the iconic "I Have A Dream" speech. Dr. Jones is an accomplished author, lawyer, civil rights leader, and business executive. He has received prestigious honors, such as the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and is actively involved in social advocacy, fostering Black-Jewish relations through Spill the Honey Foundation.

Dr. Clarence B. Jones
Russell Ladson
Russell
Ladson
CEO of Drop, Creative Technologist

Russell Ladson is a creative technologist whose work sits at the intersection of emerging technologies, purposeful design, and visual art. His work investigates the use of emerging technologies like AR/VR (XR) to heighten the human-to-human experience through experimental concepts around information discovery in a post-smartphone world.

Russell Ladson
Anthony McLean
Anthony
McLean
Master Storyteller, Actor, Author, Leadership, Mental Health and Inclusivity Advocate

Anthony McLean is a "master storyteller" known for his engaging presentations on mental health, diversity & inclusion, and their intersection. He has worked with leading organizations like PepsiCo, Intel, and Coca Cola, helping them foster empathy, acceptance, and mental well-being to enhance team performance. McLean is also a respected voice in his field, having delivered hundreds of inspiring talks worldwide and authored the book "All Fired Up"

Anthony McLean
Janice Omadeke
Janice
Omadeke
Founder of The Mentor Method, Serial Entrepreneur, TedX Speaker, Thought Leader, Mentor, & Author

Janice Omadeke is a proven leader focused on data-driven decision-making, focusing on strategy, innovation, and cultural change management. She founded The Mentor Method, an enterprise software for transforming company culture through mentorship. She is a thought leader and advocate for mentorship and entrepreneurship, and has been recognized by Forbes, Harvard Business Review, and Inc. Janice is certified in Entrepreneurship from MIT and PMP-certified with over ten years of corporate leadership experience in Fortune 500 companies.

Janice Omadeke
Yemi Penn
Yemi
Penn
Curious Rebel, Author, Researcher (PhD) & Global Speaker

Yemi Penn is a courageous, powerful, kind and compassionate thought leader. With over two decades working on the field and in corporate environments in the U.K, USA and Australia; her drive for excellence through energetic brilliance is a rare find. She invites teams, senior leaders and executives to ignite their Rebellious Curiosity. This allows them to achieve superior results in their business functions, providing a point of difference. Yemi shares ways to do this in a sustainable way to ensure wellness in the people and the profits.

Yemi Penn
Ryann Richardson
Ryann
Richardson
Founder, Political Activist, Miss Black America

Ryann Richardson made history when she became the 50th Anniversary Miss Black America. The tech marketer-turned-founder and Diversity & Inclusion advocate spent 10 years building brands and culture for companies spanning early-stage startups to billion-dollar "unicorns" to the Fortune500. Her work earned her a spot as the youngest honoree on Savoy Magazine’s list of Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America, and set her on the path to discovering her unique purpose as a champion for underrepresented voices.

Ryann Richardson
Ramona Wright
Ramona
Wright
TEDx Speaker, Founder, Strategist, Author, Tech Investor, Philanthropist, Coach

Ramona Wright, a TEDx speaker, author, tech investor, producer, tech investor, and philanthropist, has more than 15 years of strategic communication expertise. She’s a trailblazer who taught public relations and social media marketing to more than 200. Ramona is an accomplished speaker who has spoken on behalf of the American Heart Association, Google, and Microsoft. She worked with Emmy, Grammy, and Oscar Award-winning talent.

Ramona Wright