President, Ellice Darien
Ellice Darien is the owner of ByDarien Skincare and Darien Essentials, her company specializes in honest skincare and empowerment through their independent sales representatives. There are currently representatives in New York, Richmond, Los Angeles, Nashville and Atlanta. She is know for motivating and equipping individuals by providing accountability and strategies and has worked with corporations to use there gifts to Soar to even greater heights. some of the clients has been Worldcom, New Horizons, Elizabeth Claiborne, and Sears. Using her experience as a sales trainer, project coordinator and also nurse has helped Ellice work with ByDarien representatives, entrepreneurs and professionals to help the connect their Vision with a actual functioning plan. Using these methods she has developed in Mid 2017 her book A Mindful Existence will debut which is a Guide to bringing vision and goals into fruition.
Vice President, Shequita Lee-Bogle
Shequita Lee started on her Social Media journey in 2009 by joining Twitter. Then moving to Facebook a year later. Upon joining Twitter she was able to connect with a local networking group, which was comprised of women in business. From there she started for entrepreneur journey, and built and grew her team by using social media. Upon growing her team, she would coach her team members in what content to share on the platforms, as well as coaching other teams with social media strategies. It wasn't until 2016 that Shequita decided to claim the title of Social Media Coach & Strategist, and she hasn't looked back since then. She continues to help, and guide authors and solopreneurs in growing their social media platforms and helping them figure out what platforms work best for their growing business.
Members Recruiter & Relations Manager, Shonda Harris-Muhammed
Educator of 22 years. Former School Board Member in Richmond City for four years, a member of WELV, VCTM, NEA and VEA. Founded Northside Coalition for Children, Inc. in 2008 for the purpose of providing free school supplies to children who reside in Richmond, Virginia. Currently a candidate for Doctoral degree from Walden University Masters from Walden University BS from Norfolk State University Married with two awesome children.
Mentor Program Manager, Monique Williams
Monique Williams, MA, is the owner of Beginnings Family Enrichment, LLC located in Chesterfield, VA. She provides coaching and consulting services to strengthen individual and family dynamics. Having earned a Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling, with an emphasis in Marriage and Family as well as a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice, Monique established Beginnings Family Enrichment, LLC to provide consulting and coaching services systemically and individually. She does this by providing training and professional services to human service based agencies, which include speaking, professional development, and short-term/ solution-focused home-based family life counseling services. As a Coach, Monique offers group and elite personal life coaching services to help women create and enjoy balance in life, family, and love!
Mentor Program Manager, Sonja Keeve
Sonja Keeve is an author, inspirational speaker, and entrepreneur. As a wife, mother, mentor and leader in her community, her passions lies in inspiring young ladies and women to fulfil their dreams every day! As a professional in the mortgage industry, she dedicates her time to building strategic relationships with loan officers and clients offering solutions to home ownership. Sonja is the CEO and founder of the Walk in Love 2 Creations where they specialize in clothing apparel for men, women and children. She is also a first time published author in the anthology, Women Inspiring Nations.
Activities & Events Manager, Teresa W. Hicks
For almost 30 years Teresa W. Hicks has had the pleasure of serving in the vast field of education. She attained her Bachelor of Science degree from Radford University in 1984 and her Masters degree in Education from Virginia State University in 2001. Teresa is also a member of the Project Zero Class of 2007, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Since 1987 she has served in children’s ministry as a teacher, lead teacher, and as assistant superintendent of her church school. Since 1997, Teresa has been affectionately known as “Mrs. Hicks” to over 360 Richmond City preschoolers and their families in both the Head Start program and the Virginia Preschool Initiative. “It brings me unspeakable joy to know that God uses me to facilitate a loving, caring and productive environment for students and their parents to learn, be nurtured, and have a safe haven.” During this time, Teresa has served as lead grant writer on the following funded grant projects: Partners in the Arts-$10,000.00, Walmart Foundation-250.00, First Books-2500.00, Agriculture in the Classroom-$500.00, State of Virginia Teacher Mini Grants(2 times)-300.00 each time, Children’s Museum Field Trip Funding (3 times) and Theatre IV Field Trip Funding. From 2012-2014 she served as co-coordinator for her schools Community of Caring program. In 2014 the school won the title of Character Education School of the Year from Character.org. Mrs. Hicks has also trained countless teachers in professional development with Richmond City Public Schools, the State of Virginia Head Start Association, the Virginia Association for the Education of Young Children and several times for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. In 2012 Teresa, along with her husband became an ordained minister.It was a traumatic life experience in 2006 that lead her to believe that life needed to be celebrated in a fun, caring, and beautiful way. Since that time Royal Treatment Event Planning was born. Teresa believes that women need to celebrate each other and not merely tolerate one another.