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This event occurred on
July 24, 2021
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
United States

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3675 Market Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19104
United States
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Jimmy White IV

Professional Development Expert
Jimmy White IV is an Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran who continues his servitude to our nation by advocating for local and national youth & Veteran empowerment. As a native of South Philadelphia Pennsylvania, Jimmy presents to audiences on the topics centered on character and leadership development.

Raphael Freeman

Founder, Utter Abundance
As a native of West Philadelphia Pennsylvania, Raphael Freeman identified his vision of a future where everyone can win. The majority of his career had been in the business-to-business sector and customer service before making a pivot into entrepreneurship and personal development. Now a coach and serial entrepreneur. Raphael shows ambitious entrepreneurs, agents, and advisors (who want to be in the top 10%) the clearest path for systematically hitting their biggest stretch goals in record speed without uncertainty, confusion, or overwhelm using a step-by-step framework for discovering your "hedgehog concept" and executing at the highest level.

Shirley Posey Jackson

Shirley Posey has been an educator for eleven years, including her role as a college professor and as Johns Hopkins University CTY Sensory Brain Instructor. She has facilitated 11th grade Biology at Imhotep Institute Charter High School since 2017. Shirley earned her B.S. in Biology from Clark Atlanta University and her Masters in Medical Science from Hampton University. She is the co-founder of NeuroAdvanced Academics,Inc.,an educational firm using neuroscience based practices to enhance academic learning and to facilitate Professional Development for educators.

Sylvia Watts McKinney

Executive Director, Summer Search
Sylvia is a mission-driven and creative leader recognized nationally for her innovations in real estate, nonprofit governance/operations and entrepreneurship. She is adept at driving change and instilling a culture of collaboration. She has special interests in urban planning, youth education and leadership development. Sylvia holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of South Carolina and Master of City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She serves as a leader in the following nonprofit/social organizations in Philadelphia: West Oak Lane Charter School (Chair, Governance Committee); The African American Museum of Philadelphia (Chair, Collections and Exhibits Committee); Arch Street Presbyterian Church Restoration Committee (Convenor); and The Penn Towne Links, Inc (Chair, Services to Youth and Scholarship).

Tanya T. Morris

Founder, Mom Your Business
Tanya T. Morris aka The Mentor Mogul has been helping professional women and organizations increase productivity and achieve goals through coaching and mentoring for the bulk of her professional career. It was this passion to help professional women, entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders that led Tanya T. to start MOM Your Business in 2017. With over twenty years experience in nonprofit management as an outreach specialist, mentor and advocate, Tanya T. developed a wealth of knowledge in cultivating startups, strategic planning, volunteer recruitment and marketing. She now uses all of her resources, skills and network at Mom Your Business to support mompreneurs (a woman actively in business, blending work, family and a bunch of other stuff) by connecting them to resources and opportunities that lead to success in business and in life

William Toms

Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer, REC Philly
William Tyrone Toms is a 29 year old award-winning entrepreneur from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As the Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer of REC Philly, Toms serves as the visionary + strategist behind the company's endeavors. In under four short years, he and his business partner Dave Silver have grown REC to almost 20 employees and raised over $3M dollars to scale their socially-driven business model from a warehouse in North Philadelphia to a state-of-the-art facility in Center City.

Organizing team

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