SPEAKERS

Our speakers are available for keynote speeches, presentations, to emcee, and to serve on or moderate panels. Some of our speakers are also available to facilitate retreats and to conduct custom leadership development workshops. Our speaker fees range from $3,000 to $10,000 and are based on location and type of service requested.

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Adenah Bayoh

ADENAH BAYOH

CEO, Adenah Bayoh & Companies
Owner, IHOP Irvington & IHOP Paterson
Real Estate Developer

Adenah Bayoh embodies the American dream. At age 13, she escaped the civil war in her native country of Liberia, immigrated to the United States and is now one of the most successful entrepreneurs in her home state of New Jersey.

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Brenda Blackmon

BRENDA BLACKMON

Emmy Award Winning News Anchor
Two-Time Winner of the Edward R. Murrow Award for Broadcast Excellence

Brenda Blackmon is an Emmy Award winning New York television news icon. Most recently, she anchored PIX11 News at 6:30 p.m and My9 News at 10:00 p.m.

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Tara Dowdell

TARA DOWDELL

Founder, Tara Dowdell Group & TDG Speakers
Television Commentator

Tara Dowdell is a highly accomplished marketing and communications strategist. She is the founder and President of TDG Speakers and Tara Dowdell Group, a marketing and strategic communications firm. In addition to her consulting practice, Tara is a respected television commentator and speaker.

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Jess Edelstein

JESS EDELSTEIN

Co-Founder, PiperWai
ABC’s Shark Tank Success Story

Jess Edelstein is the co-founder of PiperWai Natural Deodorant, an ABC “Shark Tank” success story. Jess developed the idea for PiperWai after using other natural deodorant products that were ineffective or that irritated her skin.

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Joyce Harley, Esq.

JOYCE HARLEY, ESQ.

Former Mayor, South Orange, NJ
Vice President of Administration & Finance, Essex County College

Joyce Harley is a trailblazing attorney with a distinguished and celebrated career in public service. An expert in state and local finance, community development, economic development, and public policy, she was the first woman to serve as the Essex County Administrator where she managed a $700 million budget.

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Sarah Ribner

SARAH RIBNER

Co-Founder, PiperWai
ABC’s Shark Tank Success Story

Sarah Ribner is the co-founder of PiperWai Natural Deodorant, a success story on ABC’s hit show, Shark Tank. While pursuing an MBA at Columbia Business School, Sarah partnered with her childhood best friend, Jess Edelstein, to launch PiperWai.

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Charles Way

CHARLES WAY

Former NFL Fullback, NY Giants
Former Head of Player Development, NY Giants
Venture Capitalist

Charles is a former fullback for the New York Giants where he led the team in rushing and established himself as the leader in all-purpose yards during the 1997 season. After playing for 5 seasons his career was cut short by an injury.

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Tahesha Way, Esq.

TAHESHA WAY, ESQ.

Former Administrative Law Judge
Former Freeholder Director, Passaic County Freeholders
Author

At age 19, Tahesha learned how to overcome extreme adversity after surviving a brain hemorrhage. Through hard work and will, she has built a storied career in law, public service, and the media.

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