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OCTOBER 20 - 21, 2018
Toya Wright
Bestselling Author, Entrepreneur and TV Personality Presents the Keynote Address Sunday at 1:00
Entrepreneur, NY Times best-selling author, actress, philanthropist, and television personality Antonia "Toya" Wright is beautiful beyond words, and talented beyond measure. Currently prepping for the release of yet another best-selling novel, the New Orleans native has been busy with a number of lucrative endeavors to include The Garb boutique.

Star of the hit stage play "Love Don't Pay The Bills" Toya impressed the masses and audiences all around the globe are singing her praises and requesting to see more of her on television and on stage. Toya watched in awe as the world witnessed the televised celebration of her baby girl’s birthday via MTV, the special proved to be a hit with millions of viewers and gave viewers a glimpse into the life of Toya and Reginae, and reflected their amazing bond. Since stepping into the spotlight via her BET reality series “Tiny and Toya” and co-starred Tameka ‘Tiny” Harris, Toya has continued to peak public in the spinoff docu-series “Family Affair”.

Perhaps one of the best qualities about Toya is her altruism. Her best-selling novel Priceless Inspirations, offered young women, the very pearls of wisdom that she collected as she traveled a very difficult and tumultuous journey, but somehow found the strength to not only endure, but to successfully overcome. The quintessential jet setter and a very devoted mother, Toya still finds time to mentor young adults and give back to the community. Having founded her non-profit organization, Visual Beauty, Toya uses her experiences to enrich the lives of at-risk and disadvantaged young women, by helping them find their voice, helping them to see their own inner beauty and knowing their self-worth.

Don't miss your chance to hear Toya Wright Deliver the 2018 Keynote Address on Sunday at 1:00
Loni Love
Comedienne, Emmy Winning Host of "The Talk" Presents the Keynote Address Saturday at 2:00
A real-life journey that takes a person from a latchkey kid of a loving and hardworking mother in Detroit’s Brewster-Douglass Housing Projects to a stand-up comedienne/movie star/bacon loving television personality is not something that happens easily or often, but somehow Loni Love pulled it off with her usual aplomb. Not to say there wasn’t a lot of hard work getting there, but when Love puts her mind to something, well, you better move out of the way.

Loni Love is currently a co-host of The Real, the one-hour daily talk show which has just been renewed for a fifth AND sixth season on Fox stations. The nationally syndicated show (with a rebroadcast in primetime on cable network BET) was touted by the New York Post as “fun, funny, involved in life, outrageous by nature, warm and, most of all, real.” The show was nominated for four EMMY Awards, including Outstanding Talk Show, and won the EMMY for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Hosts. The Real also won a 2018 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Talk Series.

As a young person, Loni knew the smartest way to get ahead was to work hard and take scheduled naps. Working hard was an ethic passed down to her by her mother. The naps were Loni’s own doing. While in high school, she worked on and flirted with the guys on the General Motors assembly line, discovering a passion for electrical engineering. Her smarts, hard work and determination helped her land a scholarship to Prairie View A&M University in Texas. She took her studies very seriously but was equally as driven in her downtime. While in college, she began dabbling in stand up and brown liquor, loving every minute of captivating an audience with her comedy. When she graduated college, she took an engineering job in California, which worked for both her chosen vocation and her ‘side-gig’ as a comedienne.
She quickly became a regular at the legendary Laugh Factory, working during the day as an engineer and at night doing her comedy. In 2003, she was a finalist on the revived Star Search, and not long after, Loni won the Jury Prize for Best Stand-Up. From there, she was invited to showcase on HBO’s U.S Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen. At this point, it was time to make a career change, and thankfully for audiences, Loni went with comedy. “I took some time to think about what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. At my job, my manager had a massive heart attack. It made me realize that nothing is certain, nothing is for sure, and if I’m going to make a move, I gotta make a move now.” Loni told Ebony magazine.

In the ten plus years since she began doing comedy full time, Loni has found her niche on The Real (“It’s like a younger, intoxicated version of The View” said Jezebel), as well as the recurring guest DJ on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Loni also currently co-hosts the Café Mocha radio show with rapper MC Lyte. They’ve interviewed President Obama and the First Lady as well as superstars like John Legend, Toni Braxton among many others. Café Mocha is the only nationally syndicated show of its kind that was created exclusively BY and FOR women of color. You can catch the show on over 40 stations including SiriusXM Channel 141. Additionally, Loni has guest hosted on Fashion Police and has been a
correspondent for Entertainment Tonight and E! Along with her work on television, Loni has appeared in myriad movies including Mother’s Day, the successful Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 opposite Kevin James, Soul Plane with Kevin Hart and the Bad Ass franchise with Danny Glover and Danny Trejo.

In addition, Loni is the subject of the documentary “Being Loni Love”, which traces Loni’s life story from her early days as a latchkey daughter growing up in Detroit’s Brewster- Douglas housing projects to national stand up comedienne, tv and movie star.

Don's Miss an opportunity to Laugh Out Loud with Bestselling Author, Comedienne, Theatre Actor, Film Star, Television Host and Part Time Aunt Loni Love as she delivers the Keynote Address Saturday at 2:00.

Justine Bateman
Award Winning Actress, Filmaker and Author Appears Saturday at 1:30

Born in Rye, New York, Justine Bateman has an impressive résumé that includes Family Ties, Satisfaction, Arrested Development, and many more. As an actress, She has been nominated for a Golden Globe and two Emmy awards.

Justine is an advocate for net neutrality and holds a degree from UCLA in computer science and digital media
management. Her film producing credits include Easy to Assemble with Illeana Douglas and Jared Drake’s Z.

Bateman wrote her directorial film short debut, Five Minutes, which premiered at the 2017 Toronto Film Festival, and her follow-up film short is the drama Push and she is currently in preproduction for her directorial feature film.

Immediately following her Main Stage Appearance, you'll have an opportunity to meet Justine Bateman as she signs copies of her book release, "Fame" at the books Pavilion at the LA Women's Expo.

Kim Fields
Actress, Bestselling Author and Producer Keynote Address Saturday at 1:00
Celebrating her 42nd year in entertainment, Kim Fields is a pop culture icon and veteran actress, director and producer. Kim became a household name after starring in several hit sitcoms including “Facts of Life” and “Living Single" and continues to lead a busy life by regularly appearing in film, television and theatre productions. When she's not in front of the camera, directing and producing projects, Kim is constantly working to grow her brands.

Between creating several scripted projects, directing well-known shows including Tyler Perry's "House of Payne" and "Meet The Browns" and launching her own entertainment network, Refresh Networks, she is a woman of many talents. She will soon release two inspirational books, launch her maternity line and family activity zones.

Kim strives to maintain the work and life balance. Although Kim continues to juggle her demanding career and multiple business ventures, she always maintains keeping her faith and family a top priority.

Don’t miss your chance to become inspired by Kim Fields as she delivers the 2018 Keynote Address on Saturday at 1:00.
Emily Simpson
Legal Expert and Breakout Star of BRAVO's "Real Housewives of Orange County" Presents the Keynote Address Sunday at 1:30
Emily Simpson is a small-town Midwest girl who found herself living in the opulence of Orange County and is the breakout star of BRAVO's hit "Real Housewives of Orange County"

Emily grew up in a small town in Ohio and comes from humble beginnings. She was raised by a single mother who emphasized the importance of education.Emily graduated from Miami University in Ohio and was a High School Spanish Teacher for four years.

She then graduated from Thomas Jefferson School of Law. She also passed the California and Utah Bar Exams and currently practices Copyright Law at a law firm in Santa Ana.  Emily also enjoys party planning, and she and her sister-in-law Shireen (who lives directly across the street from her) plan parties as a fun and creative outlet.

Emily loves living in Orange County, but feels that she maintains her small town Mid-West values. She values her marriage and children above all else. She has been married to Shane for almost 10 years, and they have five children total.

Shane is half Persian, and marrying into the Simpson family means learning a lot about the Persian culture and celebrating Persian holidays.  Emily has two step-daughters ages 17 and 12 from Shane’s first marriage, and they have three biological children together: Annabelle age 5, and twin boys Luke and Keller, age 3. Emily’s journey to motherhood was no easy feat. Over a five year period, she suffered several miscarriages and a failed IVF in which she lost twins at 4 months pregnant. After suffering such traumatic losses , Emily’s younger sister Sara, stepped up to the plate and offered to be her surrogate
Emily and her sister Sara went on a surrogacy journey together which resulted in a daughter in 2013 and then twin boys in 2015. Emily chooses to help other women by sharing her struggles to become a mother.  She wants to bring light and normalcy to such a common issue which so many women struggle with. She believes talking about her journey will help other women feel less alone.

Emily is also passionate about inspiring women to love themselves, be confident and encourages women to be strong role models for our children and the next generation of women. 

Don't Miss Emily Simpson deliver the Keynote Address Sunday at 1:30.
MC Lyte
Legendary Entertainer, Actress and Author Keynote Address Sunday at 2:00
At the tender age of 17, Brooklyn native MC Lyte first appeared on the scene with her debut album Lyte As A Rock. Her voice is distinctive and unforgettable. Since that time, her numerous achievements have helped her rise to hip hop “LEGEND” status. MC Lyte has a host of impressive “firsts” to her credit. She was the first rap artist to ever perform hip hop at New York’s historic Carnegie Hall and the first female to perform hip hop at the White House. The list goes on, from being the first solo female rapper nominated for a Grammy to being the first female rapper to receive a gold single.

Ever dedicated to her love of hip hop, MC Lyte continues to raise the bar and reinvent herself musically while expanding her resume and fan base. The talented Lyte is a well-respected entrepreneur, voice over talent, actress, public speaker, and philanthropist. Blessed with a gift for words, Lyte hosted BET/Centric’s hit TV talk show “Morning Cup” and she was heard weekly for six years as co-host of Sirius/XM’s “Café Mocha.” Her love for acting landed her roles on network television and the big screen and she’s also been the voice of the VH1 Hip Hop Honors and the BET Awards for the past decade. A role model to women and respected by men everywhere, MC Lyte never compromises who she is and consistently displays that a woman can turn heads fully clothed!

A trailblazer in the industry, MC Lyte is a powerful role model for women and represents beauty and strength. She has twelve albums, including her critically acclaimed album, LEGEND, and her latest release, SpotLYTE. This year, Lyte also launched her successful beauty brand, Lipsynk Cosmetics, providing daring looks that are tasteful and easy to achieve...without breaking the bank and enabling every woman to fully express her inner style, creativity and self-confidence.

Immediately following her Main Stage Appearance on Sunday at 2:00, you’ll have an opportunity to meet MC Lyte as she signs copies of her latest release with Co-Author and Financial Expert Lynn Richardson, Your Man Your Money!
Dr. Lynn Richardson
Celebrity Financial Coach and Bestselling Author Sunday at 2:00
Named by Urban Influence Magazine as one of the 20 Hottest Influencers in America, Dr. Lynn Richardson is an author, entertainment executive and celebrity financial coach who uses her quick wit and humorous presentation style to help others face their money issues and achieve personal, professional and spiritual harmony. With more than two decades of leading roles in the banking and real estate sales industries, Lynn vision is best portrayed in her books, most notably Living Check to Monday: The Real Deal About Money, Credit and Financial Security and Your Man, Your Money.

Lynn is featured regularly on the all the major Television networks and in countless media outlets nationwide.
Richardson released her second book, "Living Check Beyond Check to Monday: A Spiritual Path to Wealth and Prosperity," along with her third highly anticipated real estate book, "Yes, You're Approved! The Real Deal About Getting a Mortgage and Buying a Home," which she co-authored with her mentor, friend, and sorority sister Lori Jones Gibbs. She was appointed to join Dr. Benjamin Chavis (CEO) as the Chief of Operations for the Hip Hop Summit Action Network, where she continues to work with Russell Simmons, other celebrities, and a host of corporate and community partners to execute global initiatives empowering the hip-hop youth and urban professionals around the world.

Don’t miss your opportunity to become inspired by Dr. Lynn Richardson during her Keynote Address on Sunday at 2:00.

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