IATW Retreat mature, phenomenally successful and inspiring 2019 speakers.

They bring more than 300 years of collective career, parenting, health, financial, fitness and family wisdom to the table. Their bountiful experiences provide the framework for the sessions in our move-the-needle itinerary.

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Regina Belle
American singer-songwriter

Kimberli Boyd
Dancer, Choreographer, Educational Consultant, and Registered Yoga Teacher & Yoga Therapist (E-RYT 200, RYT-500, C-IAYT, YACEP).

Inger Burnett-Zeigler, PhD
Founder/Chief Consultant at BecomingOne Wellness, LLC

Tina Lifford
Actress, Playwright, Author

Connie L. Lindsey
Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Northern Trust, Chicago

Dr. Portia Lockett
Teacher and Co-Author

Linda Johnson Rice
Chairman and CEO of Johnson Publishing Company (JPC), owner of the global beauty brand for women of color Fashion Fair Cosmetics and more than seven decades of archival images and videos chronicling the African American experience through the pages of Ebony and Jet magazines

Mikki Taylor
Author, Speaker, Editor-at-Large, ESSENCE Magazine President, Satin Doll Productions, Inc.

Valerie Tyler
Core Power Yoga Certified