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Our Mission:

Empower.

Success Her Way is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a platform to connect, educate and elevate emerging women business leaders and aspiring entrepreneurs.

 
 
 

About Us

 
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Success Her Way is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a platform to connect, educate and elevate emerging women business leaders and aspiring entrepreneurs. We are devoted to being the premier organization that helps women elevate by giving them the resources needed to grow to the next level.

Success Her Way was founded to promote self-empowerment for women. We recognize the importance of having a circle of powerful women encouraging you when you need it most. We understand the hardest part of transitioning into something new is coming to the realization that you must take a chance on YOU!

 

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Our founder

Sought after speaker and entrepreneur; LaShawn Reed-Kendricks, MBA launched her first business in 2016 bringing forth the Success Her Way Summit. This annual event brings hundreds of women across the country together for a full day of education, empowerment and networking. LaShawn has a passion for supporting women entrepreneurs by assisting them with strategies to increase income within their businesses. LaShawn is also the owner of Ace Tax Refund, a full-service tax preparation company located in northeast Ohio. LaShawn has been highlighted for the work she’s done to empower women in several publications, received many awards, featured on local television broadcasts, and has also appeared on the Steve Harvey Show. LaShawn believes that “If you can see it, you can achieve it!

 

THE SUMMIT

The Success Her Way Summit is a tailored event for emerging women business leaders. At the “EntrepreNEWHER” Summit we want women entrepreneurs to join us for a day of learning the strategic steps to becoming a successful business owner. We will have presenters with a wealth of knowledge who will give insight on obtaining business credit, how to leave your 9-5, how to price products and services, marketing and branding, and how to create sales funnels for your business. Our boss babe entrepreneur panel will share their journey of entrepreneurship and how they've maintained to keep pushing through the tough times in business. There will be plenty of time to network with the other girl boss attendees as well as visit with our amazing boss lady vendors for an incredible shopping experience.

 
 

2018 SUMMIT STATS

180

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Our attendees were women who come from diverse backgrounds, ages 25-60+, who enjoy learning new ways they can increase self-empowerment to better themselves as employees, business owners, wives and mothers.

 

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amazing presenters

We brought together a team of innovative speakers to teach our attendees the keys to building a successful business and career.

 
 

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vendors

We had 19 women owned small business vendors. Our vendors were from multiple industries ranging from; natural skin care products, clothing boutique owners, aromatherapy experts, training and development consultants, first time authors and many more.

I had the pleasure of attending your inspiring seminar.  I had no idea of what to expect and was pleasantly surprised!  I wanted to personally thank you for all the hard work it took to organize this event. Every aspect from the vendors, speakers, lunch, and electric atmosphere was truly empowering.  Most of all, I had a chance to meet new women and network in a relaxed setting. Thank you again for all you do.”

-Michelle Reiner, CEO of Joshen Paper & Packaging Co

 

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Our Speakers

 
 
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IRENE DAY

Irene Day is a Cleveland native who used her woes with the credit system to start the only minority owned credit repair company legally operating in the state of Ohio.  Growing up, she was completely unaware of how important her finances would be in adulthood.  In 2014, after struggling with her personal credit, she was able to payoff existing debt with an inheritance only for her credit score to raise just 12 points.  This jumpstarted her personal credit repair journey, where she was able to raise her score almost 400 points.  Upon graduating from Baldwin Wallace University in 2016, she decided to take a chance on entrepreneurship.  This resulted in the birth of Hannah Financial. Since her launch in 2017, she’s been able to help over 2,000 people overcome their credit problems. Today she teaches entrepreneurs how to build business credit to help fund their business and is an adjunct college professor at Cuyahoga Community College.

Learn more at www.hannahfinancial.com

 
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TERDAWN DEBOE

TerDawn DeBoe is a full-time entrepreneur starting InnovativEdge Marketing (now known as Creative Thought Solutions) which has provided services for AT&T, The Urban League of Greater Cleveland, Caesar’s Casino, and 100’s of other businesses all across the country. She has grown that business from a one-woman show to a team of six people specializing in finding creative solutions for companies and helping them accelerate their growth. She is considered the go-to expert when it comes to finding creative ways to bring a vision to life while assisting each company in reaching their goals. She and her team focus on one of the biggest struggles of marketing, getting results using her signature P.R.O.F.I.T. System ™ which is why their clients continuously come back for services.

TerDawn is also a preferred marketing provider for The President's Council, Ohio's leading African-American business chamber.

Learn more at www.TerDawn.com

 
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BRITTANY LEIGH

Brittany Leigh is an influencer, online business owner and full-time mommy to Baileigh Christine, who is also part owner of House of B Jewels and House of little b. Brittany has been a featured panelist on several women’s empowerment and entrepreneurial events including: Marketing Matchmaker with panelist Ming Lee and Ms. Bling Miami, Confessions of a Werkaholic podcast with Ms. Koereyelle, and received honors as mother of the year by the Mrs. Dominique Evans aka Hair Art by Dominique at her Cocktails and Conversations. Despite her success, she remains relatable. Audiences are drawn to her transparency and her story—which highlights why and how she got started, as well as tangible takeaways and motivation to help others use their God-given gifts to serve the world.

Brittany is the definition of relentless work ethic, vision and purpose and she remains focused on continued growth in business and motherhood. As a proud Spring 2019 graduate of The University of Akron, Brittany received her Bachelor of Science in Business Management. She has broken barriers and remained steadfast. She lives by the scripture Zechariah 4:10, “Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin…”

Learn more at www.houseofbjewels.com

 
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JAZMINE MARIE

Jazmine is the founder of her self entitled platform, Jazmine Marie, where she teaches and encourages wholeness and wellbeing in women. Jazmine is a fellow traveler on the road of emotional wholeness and is a living testimony to the higher quality of life one experiences after doing their “emotional work.”

Jazmine is the host of the Brunch Book Club who’s motto is to encourage, uplift, inspire and motivate each women to be her highest self.

Jazmine is also the co-host of The Fresh Life Podcast, along side her husband and author Chris Marvel. The Fresh Life was designed through the lens of life-lessons to give their audience fresh inspiration, fresh ideas and a fresh way of living.

Jazmine earned both her degrees at The Ohio State University. Focusing on her background in Human Development and Family Science, coupled with being a Certified Relationship and Marriage Coach, Jazmine is passionate about helping other’s navigate self-improvement and overall growth.

She is a Professor at Cuyahoga Community College. Where she teaches a mandatory course for all incoming Freshman titled, First Year Experience. As true to character, she spends more time then required on the chapter entitled, “Whole Self!”

She resides in Cleveland Ohio with her husband, and the couples two sons Caleb and Jaxon.

 
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NICKY MILLER, MBA

From corporate to purpose: Her testimony became her passion and drive; she is sought after as a voice on the Power of I Am, purposed filled living and community change. After 17 years in corporate America as a Human Resources professional, leader, coach and manager of 30 executives at a Fortune 500 company, she decided to take a leap of faith into entrepreneurship. Today Nicky Miller is a dynamic Motivational speaker, Socialpreneur and Breakthrough coach. She is also a Self-Help Author of three empowerment journals called The Power of I AM, The New Generation and A New Vision; providing inspiration to women, adolescents and the visually impaired. Nicky is the Founder of I AM: Mirror Messages nonprofit; a cultural movement and multiplatform designed to build the self-esteem and positive mindset of women and girls facing domestic violence and low self-esteem. She uses positive “I AM” affirmations and mindfulness meditation techniques to help individuals master their mindset and energy. While pursuing a Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Nicky serves as the first Chairwoman of WIN (Women in the NAACP) for the Cleveland Branch advocating for community development and empowering the people.

 
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MORGAN A. OWENS

Serial Entrepreneur, Author and National Speaker: Morgan A. Owens launched her first business Curvy Cardio 5 years ago, since then she has gone on to successfully launch several other sub brands under her second business, The Morgan A Owens Brand. The Morgan A. Owens brand mission is to educate, empower and elevate minority business owners, corporate women and young girls of color. The Morgan A. Owens Brand does this through workshops, speaking events, tools and books; fostering topics that include health and wellness, financial guidance, overcoming community/racial obstacles, brand building, economic and community empowerment. Morgan has been featured in both local and national press. She has been honored from organizations such as the YMCA, The Urban League and YWCA. She lives by the motto, "Give a woman a great shade of lipstick and she can conquer the world!"

Learn more at www.morganowens.com

 
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LASHAWN REED-KENDRICKS

Sought after speaker and entrepreneur; LaShawn Reed-Kendricks, MBA launched her first business in 2016 bringing forth the Success Her Way Summit. This annual event brings hundreds of women across the country together for a full day of education, empowerment and networking. LaShawn has a passion for supporting women entrepreneurs by assisting them with strategies to increase income within their businesses. LaShawn is also the owner of Ace Tax Refund, a full-service tax preparation company located in northeast Ohio. LaShawn has been highlighted for the work she’s done to empower women in several publications, received many awards, featured on local television broadcasts, and has also appeared on the Steve Harvey Show. LaShawn believes that “If you can see it, you can achieve it!

Learn more at www.essentials4success.biz

 
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FALLON SCOTT

Fallon Scott, F28 Agency Founder & Business Automation Strategist, has inspired others with her vision of the future, while creating & executing strategies to ensure manifestation. A Houston native, Fallon graduated from Baylor University with her Business & Master of Accountancy degrees before accepting a full-time offer with a Big 4 CPA Firm in Atlanta. She left when an opportunity arose to work for a Fortune 100 Company’s Corporate Audit & Enterprise Risk Management group doing what she loves - traveling & leading teams internationally. She left Corporate at 28 years old to pursue full-time entrepreneurship after replacing her full-time salary with her side hustle. With F28 Fallon seamlessly blends her professional audit experience as a CPA turned entrepreneur with her passion for being a catalyst for Freedom, and she is laser-focused on her mission to bring freedom to frustrated, overwhelmed and burned out entrepreneurs across the globe through business process optimization & automation.

Learn more at www.f28agency.com

 
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EMERALD SPARKS

Emerald Sparks is an award winning personal and business finances expert, author, and speaker, who works with individuals to become better financial stewards of their money, as well as with business owners to keep their profits and pay themselves a salary. From a wasteful spender to financially savvy entrepreneur, Emerald’s takes her personal lessons and determination to inspire others to reach their financial greatness and solve their own misconceptions about money. As Founder and Chief Financial Strategist of Emerald Sparks Ltd, a personal and business finances consulting company, Emerald has developed workshops and courses that have changed the trajectory of people’s bank accounts, mindsets, and wealth building journeys. Emerald is a self—published, bestselling author of Vision. Future. Reality How to Budget Like a Boss, which provides a clear instructional guide of how to vision budget and make your money do what you want it to do, as well as the Create Sparks: A Bossed Up Financial Planner to Maximize Your Income. Emerald lives and works in the greater Cincinnati, Ohio area with her husband and two fur babies.

Learn more at www.emeraldsparks.com

 
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SHALAH TURNER

Shalah Turner is the owner and managing member of Conscious Consulting LLC. A company she launched in 2015. It starts with an idea is more than just a tagline, it is Shalah’s story. For Shalah this is a culmination of skills she has used in both her professional and educational background. Shalah obtained her Bachelor of Arts in English and Literary Studies from Lake Erie College. Shalah went on to gain a Master’s in Public Administration from Cleveland State University where she focused on youth policy and best practices. At the core of all practices and her approach for each project is a strong focus on intentional research. Shalah has worked with a host of organizations, school districts and individuals to create clear action steps to assist them in completing their designated goals.

Learn more at www.ultimateexitstrategy.com

 
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COCO VONNE

Coco Vonne -Moderator/Social Media CorrespondentCoco Vonne is a registered nurse by day and model by night! On Monday's she co-host's with the CSE POSSE on WOVU.ORG 95.9FM a black, independently owned radio station. She is the curvy face of two independently owned black boutiques ran by women in Cleveland, Ohio.A wife and mother of two, with a Nursing Degree from Kent State University. She made her debut in the modeling world in February of 2018, with her first runway debut in May 2018. While gracing runways and print modeling, she is committed to helping aspiring models learn the ins and outs of the business.
She has several features online through social media platforms. Some of her favorites are Forever 21 Plus, Cosmopolitan Online, Plus Model Magazine and Miss Jessie's!Coco began to follow her passion of radio and red carpet hosting in February of 2019, just one year after she began modeling. With style and grace she commands attention, inviting you into her space and with a listening ear allows for your voice to be heard. She is the change she wants to see in society that isn't always excited to see her figure. She wants to remain presence in her community and on and offline.

 
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NIYIA WHITSETT

Niyia L. Whitsett founder of Uniquely Niyia, LLC is a Health and Wellness Empowerment Coach who loves to help women live their best lives. She is full of style & substance and believes in visually manifesting your world until it’s filled with the abundance that we were promised by God. She is an Author, certified Grief Recovery Specialist and Aromatherapist. She became an entrepreneur because her ideas are unconventional and very creative beyond a corporate setting. Her focus is simply looking and feeling good. Niyia Enhances her audience by teaching on how to accomplish emotional stability.

Uniquely Niyia, LLC focuses on Health & Wellness and is a strategic MISSION that will inspire you to “Heal Your Emotions so that you can Heal Your Life!” Niyia is a voice that sets a standard to this generation of women to reconnect with holistic healing.

Learn more at www.Uniquelyniyia.com

 
 

Our Sponsors

 
 
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BECOME A SPONSOR

Sponsoring the Success Her Way Summit provides you the unique opportunity to connect with our community of women who come from diverse backgrounds, ages 25-60+, who enjoy learning new ways they can increase self-empowerment to better themselves as employees, business owners, wives and mothers. 

Sponsorship will assist you in building brand awareness within our community of over 10k supporters and demonstrate your company’s support of our mission. Our attendees include both corporate professional women and women entrepreneurs.