Teneshia Jackson Warner’s life story has been one of perseverance, diligence, risk-taking and inspiration. Her motto “It’s not enough to follow your dreams, we must chase them”, is a theme that is weaved throughout the impressive career that Teneshia has built over a decade spanning multicultural marketing, project management and inspirational life coaching.
Teneshia began her career as a mentee of the globally successful innovator, entrepreneur and hip-hop Mogul, Russell Simmons. For five years under Russell’s leadership, Teneshia gained valuable experience as the as General Manager of Rush Communications. Inspired and encouraged by Russell, Teneshia embarked upon her own entrepreneurial path, and founded her own marketing firm, Egami Consulting Group (Egami).
Egami is now an award-winning multicultural marketing firm and as CEO/COO, Teneshia connects brands to urban and multicultural consumers. Egami enables brands to “INSPIRE”, consumers through innovative, invigorated and engaging best in class marketing campaigns, strategic partnerships, custom community programs, public relations and/or new product launches. Since 2007, she has led the firm from a dream concept to a thriving multi-million dollar business.
Under Teneshia’s leadership, Egami formed a strategic partnership with the world’s third largest communications firm MSL Group, a Publicis Groupe global engagement firm, and acts as their exclusive diversity marketing partner working to deliver multicultural marketing solutions to their client network. Together they have delivered award-winning client work for leading brands such as P&G’s Bounty and My Black is Beautiful, Verizon Wireless, Hennessy, Heineken, Dasani, General Motors, Western Union and KFC.
Teneshia has won several business awards including the coveted Black Enterprise Rising Star 40 and Under in 2012 and in 2010, she was also recognized by The Network Journal Forty Under 40 Award for US African-American achievers. DiversityBusiness.com has ranked Egami among the Top 500 Diversity Businesses for 2012. In 2009 as testament to their collaborative prowess, Egami and MSL Group received an ADCOLOR Most Valuable Partnership (MVP) award celebrating agencies that partner to deliver innovative solutions to their respective industries.
In fall 2012, Teneshia made her debut as an author released Profit With Purpose: A Marketer’s Guide to Deliver Purpose-Driven Campaigns to Multicultural Audiences. Published by Paramount Marketing, with the foreword provided by Russell Simmons, her book received rave reviews from leading marketing influencers, celebrities and industry press as the first book to be written on multicultural Purpose-Driven Marketing.
On November 13th 2012, Teneshia launched the Inaugural Purpose Awards which salutes and honors brands.
Dr. Ro is an award-winning health journalist and television personality known for her easy-to-apply diet, fitness, and health tips for women and families. A leading nutrition coach for over 2 decades, she was recently named by More magazine as one of America’s top-five nutritionists. She holds a Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences from Howard University and is author of “Dr. Ro’s Ten Secrets to Livin’ Healthy” (Bantam) – a best-seller praised as a top-ten diet book by USA Today. Having survived the loss of her mother at age 9 to stomach cancer, she has researched and written extensively about how to break bad health habits – from eating high-calorie comfort foods and resisting exercise to giving up on health goals and taking on the negativity of saboteurs. Dr. Ro says it takes only three weeks to form a new habit – an important note to women striving to replace bad habits with new healthy behaviors. For more information on Dr. Ro and her healthy lifestyles platform visit www.everythingro.com
Sonia Jackson Myles is the founder & author of The Sister Accord, The Promise That Will Transform Your Life!™ which has become a global movement centered on the power of loving, trusting and loyal relationships in transforming every aspect of the lives of girls and women.
Sonia is a summa cum laude graduate of Florida A&M University (FAMU), and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and an MBA with a concentration in Marketing. She was named one of Essence magazine’s 25 Women of Power in 2008, was selected as a History Maker by Bloomberg News in 2009, and was awarded the Trumpet Award Foundation’s Women in High Heels Award & FAMU President’s Award in 2010.
Her passion for service has led her to serve as the chairperson of (FAMU) Sybil C. Mobley School of Business & Industry Advisory Board. Additionally, she serves as a trustee for Impact Young Lives–which supports students in South Africa with education opportunities, and was selected to serve on espnW’s Advisory Panel. espnW’s mission is to serve, inform, and inspire female athletes and sports fans. She is also a member of the Disney’s Dreamers Academy Speakers Resource Group, and is a past board member for Women Helping Women, an organization that assists survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.
As a well-known inspirational speaker, she has spoken at numerous events for girls & women, schools, universities, colleges, and churches throughout the nation. She was also a panelist at the 2010 Essence Music Festival and presented The Sister Accord at the Essence Women’s Leadership Conference and Disney’s Dreamers Academy. Sonia recently launched her Leadership Development consulting practice with the “Great Leaders Have Great Relationships Series©” and her “Dreamwalking©” seminars designed to assist people with bringing their dreams to life in an effective and efficient manner.
Myles is the author of The Sister Accord: 51 Ways To Love Your Sister© and is a loving and dedicated wife and mother of two sons, Kendall, 18 and Jordan, 16.
Chrishon Lampley is a vintner, radio personality, creator and partner of the lifestyle wine brand Love Cork Screw that launched 6 varietals in the 4th quarter of 2013. Since its inception, the LCS brand has acquired over 45 locations including Mariano’s, Binny’s (recently adding WholeFoods) and is growing rapidly. Much of the expansion has been attributed to being in the industry for over 14 years, which has given her the opportunity to develop a keen awareness of what people enjoy and what the market is missing. A large portion of this knowledge was garnered from the several years she owned a popular art lounge in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood.
One close relationship that was fostered became a business partner and co-host on her Internet radio show aptly titled Love Cork Screw. The radio program is based loosely on her popular blog and connects to thousands of listeners weekly as they engage in a myriad of topics relating to love, life, and relationships. She has expanded her brand to include wine scented candles and a premium cigar line named “Lampley” cigars.
Being in the public eye bestows Chrishon with much attention and influence that she uses to mentor young women and budding entrepreneurs whom can benefit from her pitfalls and successes. She gives her time and resources greatly to nonprofit organizations and is an avid member and supporter of the Chicago Urban League and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.