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Theme: Fearless

This event occurred on
November 28, 2020
Montgomery, Alabama
United States

Imagine a day filled with brilliant speakers, thought-provoking video and mind-blowing conversation. Tedx SheridanHeights Women was created as a unique gathering in our community to unleash new ideas, inspire and inform.

Rosa Parks Museum
252 Montgomery St
Montgomery, Alabama, 36104
United States
Event type:
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Adeyela Albury Bennett

CEO of Women in Training, Inc.
Adeyela Albury Bennett hails from Nassau, Bahamas, but considers herself to be a citizen of the world. Prior to moving to Montgomery in 2017, she lived in Washington, D.C.; Miami, Florida; and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Ms. Bennett is the CEO of Women in Training, Inc., or WIT, a youth empowerment organization started by her 12-year-old twin daughters, Breanna and Brooke Bennett. In Women in Training, we work to eradicate period poverty by providing menstrual education and monthly supplies of menstrual and hygiene supplies to people in need. Period poverty is not just about menstruating people lacking access to sanitary pads and other menstrual hygiene products. Period poverty is about the impoverished ways that we THINK of feminine power and menstruation. Period poverty is also about the ways that patriarchy has made women’s bodies something to be feared, instead of honoring women as the home of our collective spirituality, wisdom, knowledge and understanding.

Candyce "Ce" Anderson

Candyce "Ce" Anderson, M.S., L.P.C., is a sought-after expert on wellness, domestic violence, sexual assault recovery and setting healthy boundaries who has been seen and heard on the likes of NPR, NBC, and The Roland Martin Show. Ce is the co-host of Down to the White Meat, The Podcast, where she and her colleague facilitate real conversations about the health of the Black collective. Ce Anderson holds a B.S. in Psychology from Howard University and a M.S. degree in Counseling & Psychology with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health from Troy University, where she was inducted into Chi Sigma Iota, the international honor society for professional counselors. A practicing therapist, advocate, and author, Ce provides expertise to healthcare professionals, private organizations, institutions of higher learning and faith-based groups and businesses that are looking to make it easier for their employees to bring their whole selves to work.

Charisse Stokes

Executive Director, TechMGM
Charisse Stokes is the President of Tidal IT Solutions, a Montgomery, AL based, information technology solutions, small business company. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Clemson University in Ceramic Engineering and a Master of Business Administration (Finance) from Auburn University Montgomery. Charisse is a recognized community leader and currently serves as the Executive Director for TechMGM, A Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce initiative. Most recently she was appointed by Alabama Governor Kay Ivey to the Alabama Commission on Innovation.

JaTaune Bosby

Executive Director, ACLU of Alabama
JaTaune Bosby is the Executive Director of the ACLU of Alabama. JaTaune received her bachelor’s degree in political science from UAB and earned her graduate degree in organizational communication from Northwestern University. Prior to relocating to Montgomery in 2015, she worked as the manager of engagement for a behavioral health agency in Chicago’s North Lawndale community and was the Communication and Outreach Director for the Miss Black Illinois USA Scholarship Organization. An advocate of community building, leadership development, and equity, she serves as the vice-president for Renascence House, Montgomery’s re-entry program for the formerly incarcerated. She is an alum of Leadership Montgomery’s Torchbearers program, Leadership Alabama’s ALI inaugural class.

K’la Inman

Owner/Founder, Getting Started Acting/Modeling Workshops
K’la Inman is the expert every parent of an aspiring actor or model needs to know if they want to learn how to book PAID gigs WITHOUT being scammed or wasting a lot of time! Her zone of genius is teaching parents the right way to get their children started in the entertainment industry without falling prey to pricey conventions, traveling “star searches” and highly overpriced photoshoot scams. She has a reputation for helping educate parents on every aspect of the business so their children are prepared to book paid jobs and not be taken advantage of.

Namrata Goswami

Senior Analyst and Author
Dr. Namrata Goswami is an independent scholar on space policy, great power politics, and ethnic conflicts. She has been a subject matter expert in international affairs with the Futures Laboratory, Alabama, USA and guest lecturer, India Today Class, Emory University. After earning her Ph.D. in international relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, she served for nearly a decade as Research Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi, working on ethnic conflicts in India’s Northeast and China-India border conflict. Shortly after relocating to the U.S, she established her own strategy and policy consultancy in 2016.

Taujuanna (TJ) Shontae Ware

SIngle Moms Network Founder
Taujuanna (TJ) Shontae is the Founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Xqusite Marketing, a full-service marketing & branding agency located in Atlanta, GA. As a leader in her industry, TJ was selected by Facebook to lead the Facebook Developer Circles: Atlanta group where she serves the tech community by hosting meetups that consist of hackathons, workshops, seminars, and training all tied to the tech industry. She is passionate about helping others and giving back to the community which is why she launched the Single Mom Network to provide single mothers with resources they need to grow and thrive while facing everyday life challenges. When TJ isn't working with clients or serving the community she enjoys spending time with her 14-year-old son and traveling.

Trinity Baines

Spoken Word Poet
A native of Montgomery, AL, Trinity is a devoted wife and mother of two. Executive Administrative Professional, Certified Life Coach Practitioner, Inspirational Speaker, Mentor, and self-proclaim Spoken Word poet, she holds a resume of 15 years of experience. Trinity is a lover of the arts, community outreach and personal development. It is her vision to curate safe and thriving platforms for inner city youth and disadvantage urban communities.

Organizing team


Montgomery, AL, United States
  • Darrin L. Harris
  • Khadidah Stone
  • LaQueta Savage
    Team member
  • Regina Coley
  • Tara Ellis