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This event occurred on
June 9, 2018
Los Angeles, California
United States

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Watts Housing Projects Rec. Center
2250 E. 114th St.
Los Angeles, California, 90059
United States
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Blake Mallen

As a Millennial Lifestyle Entrepreneur, Blake Mallen has built billion-dollar brands and created success the unconventional way. He is the Co-Founder and President of two global lifestyle brands providing platforms that power health transformations and inspire people to turn their “Bucket List” into a “Liv List.” Continually challenging the status quo, Blake is constantly reinventing the visual of success by empowering others to ‘Shift The Script’ away from the limitations of what is expected of us. He is known as the Voice of the Micro-Generation, is featured in industry publications, and speaks at national and international conferences on the topics of social marketing, brand building, organizational culture, entrepreneurship, leadership and personal growth. Learn more at https://blakemallen.com

Chris Womack

Mr. Christopher C. Womack has been the Executive Vice President and President of External Affairs of Southern Company since January 2009. Mr. Womack previously served as Executive Vice President of External Affairs of Georgia Power Company from March 2006 through December 2008 and Senior Vice President of Fossil and Hydro Generation and Senior Production Officer of Georgia Power Company from December 2001 to February 2006. Mr. Womack has held numerous executive and management positions, including the Company's Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Chief People Officer and Senior Vice President and Senior Production Officer of Southern Company Generation. Mr. Womack joined in 1988 as a governmental affairs representative for Alabama Power.

Jaleel White

Ranked #37 in VH1's list of the 100 Greatest Kid Stars. Jaleel Ahmad White is an American actor. In 1989, he was cast in the role of Steve Urkel on the sitcom Family Matters. Born on November 27, 1976 in Pasadena, California he is known for Family Matters (1989), Big Fat Liar (2002) and Sonic the Hedgehog (1993). Before auditioning for Steve Urkel on Family Matters (1989), he was looking for the classic nerd glasses (black, thin, with tape around the center) but had no luck. His father, a dentist, tossed him the glasses that he used to keep particles out of his eyes. Jaleel just figured that he would find different glasses at another time. The crew loved the look, so he kept them.

Lavell Yang Grant

Local hero Lavell Yang Grant grew up in Watts, CA as a product of his environment and the struggles that come with it. Now an influential leader at the Watts Empowerment Center spends his days mentoring youth giving them the guidance that he never received.

Monika Bhasin

Monica Bhasin CEO, Founder of GLYDr has paved the way to her success. She has a truly incredible story of her upbringing in India where the odds were completely against her and using that to motivate her and bring a multitude of success her way!

Rodney Jerkins

Rodney Jerkins (born July 29, 1977), also known by his stage name Darkchild, is an American record producer, songwriter and rapper. He has collaborated with a broad range of popular artists, including Ashanti, Janet Jackson, Beyoncé, Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Britney Spears, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, Patti LaBelle, Brandy, Aaliyah, Justin Bieber, Luther Vandross, Jennifer Lopez, Toni Braxton, Destiny's Child, Spice Girls, and The Pussycat Dolls. Songs and albums which Jerkins has produced have sold over 160 million records worldwide. Jerkins has also won four Grammy Awards. Among his most successful productions are "The Boy Is Mine" for Brandy and Monica, "You Rock My World" for Michael Jackson, "Holler" for the Spice Girls, "It's Not Right but It's Okay" for Whitney Houston, "Say My Name" for Destiny's Child, "If You Had My Love" for Jennifer Lopez, "Déjà Vu" for Beyoncé, "He Wasn't Man Enough" for Toni Braxton, "Telephone" for Lady Gaga and "Overprotected (The Darkchild Remix)" for Britney Spears.

Roy Redd

Roy Redd is a best selling author whose writings include Finish, and The Success Magnet: Cultivate the 5 Values That Attract Success. Roy helps people get out of their own way so they can achieve the results and outcomes they desire. Roy is a true student of life and inspires many around the world. Today Roy coaches pro, collegiate, and high school athletes on what he calls UnBounded Performance helping them overcome their mental blocks so they can perform at their best.

Troy Brown

Troy Brown is the Vice President and Director of Marketing at University of West Los Angeles Law School, which his family owns. He has an amazing inspirational story which includes a comeback after being hit by a drunk driver years ago!

William Hung

He performed Ricky Martin's "She Bangs" at an American Idol audition, but did not get the cut. After this, he got a big recording contract, and is even more popular than some of the finalists of the third season of "American Idol". He performed a series of shows in Macau Casino and Hong-Kong, China in early August 2004. He also attempted to get his big break in cinema in China. His album, 'Inspiration', sold more than 100,000 copies by August 3rd, 2004.

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Los Angeles, CA, United States