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Theme: Relevance

May 4, 2024
10:00am - 4:00pm CDT
(UTC -5hrs)
Sugar Land, Texas
United States
This event is invite-only.


James Reese Career and Technical Center
12300 University Blvd
Sugar Land, Texas, 77479
United States
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Anvi Garyali

Public Health Advocate
Anvi Garyali is a student at the University of Texas at Austin studying Health & Society and is passionate about policy and advocacy. Over the last few years she has contributed to working for the Fort Bend Community Prevention Coalition in Houston, Texas, promoting mental health awareness and substance abuse prevention. Garyali presented at the 32nd Annual National Leadership Forum of Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) - the nation’s largest and premier training event at Washington DC for substance abuse prevention and treatment. At the forum, Garyali educated civilians and policymakers at Capitol Hill about her self-generated non-profit organization “Rhythm of Life” - promoting the importance of mindfulness.

Bralade Koroye-Emenanjo

Leadership Development Expert
Bralade Koroye-Emenanjo is a multifaceted professional, excelling as a leader, speaker, author and coach, with a focus on personal power, purpose, and prosperity. A Fortune 100 Operations Leader in corporate America, she has degrees in Chemical Engineering and is currently a Doctoral Candidate in Leadership Studies. Bralade is a dynamic leader. Through LeadEssence Coaching & Consulting, The Boundaries Movement and The Leading Lady Mentoring Program, she fosters leadership qualities, empowering individuals for personal and professional growth. Her leadership has impacted some 2000 women to live fully, love freely and lead fearlessly. As bestselling author and visionary behind Preach What You Practice Media, Bralade captivates audiences with bestselling books , "A Line in The Sand" and "A Tale of Two Wives" and documentary films. Her storytelling prowess amplifies voices and sparks impactful conversations, reflecting her commitment to empowerment and societal change.

Kelli DuCloux

Financial Education Entrepreneur
With a Ph.D. from USC, the University of Southern California, two Master's Degrees in Education & Educational Psychology, a wealth of experience teaching many topics including Math, Science, and English across all Socio-Economic Statuses and all educational levels, ranging from Kindergarten to College, and the founder of a 5 year old company, The Stock Options Trading Academy, which has helped over 4,000 people start investing in the stock market, Dr. Kelli’s goal is to positively impact 1,000,000 people. She believes that if she can help people learn to make money with the stock market, then they can be free to spend their time working in their God-given purpose using their God-given talents, versus working in a job. With her systematic way of breaking down difficult concepts, she retired herself from teaching in the classroom and now has succeeded in helping thousands of people learn how to make money.

Lori McDowell

CEO & Author
Dr. Lori McDowell is the CEO of Reimagine U Strategies. She is the author of The Reinvention Mindset, a highly anticipated book to be released in May 2024. Lori is passionate about helping individuals find joy in the world and live the life they desire. Lori helps individuals get past roadblocks and find fulfillment. Lori believes that being a success on paper is not enough, to be truly fulfilled, you need to be a success in your soul. Love and caring are the cornerstones of Lori’s business. As a speaker, Lori shares her story, including how she was able to reinvent herself after a horrendous firing, by tapping into her belief that we can’t control what happens to us but we have a choice in what we do with it. Leaning into that idea is a recipe for success. Her book, The Reinvention Mindset takes the reader on a journey to overcome roadblocks and find a life filled with joy and love.

Neha Naik

Tech Recruitment Specialist
Neha’s boutique recruitment company, RecruitGyan, specializes in helping hyper growth tech startups build and keep a first-rate team. She implements strategic recruiting and retainment initiatives to reach an average 92% fill rate, increase a company’s hiring rate by 65% and reduce turnover from 54% to 21%. Now with over a decade of experience working with Fortune 500 companies and startups in full-cycle recruiting, Neha shares her insights on tech recruiting and business trends on various platforms.

Organizing team


  • Dimpy Garyali
  • Elayna Fernandez
    Team member
  • Meka Diamond
  • Ukeme Etuk
    Team member