Women’s Issues

Judy Smith

Judy Smith

Judy A. Smith is the founder and President of Smith & Co, a leading strategic and crisis communications firm with offices in Washington D.C. and Los Angeles.  Over the last 25 years, Ms. Smith has brought her unique combination of communication skills, media savvy, legal and political acumen to clients facing a wide array of issues and challenges throughout... Continue »
Wendy Raquel Robinson

Wendy Raquel Robinson

Audiences know Wendy Raquel Robinson as the sexy and feisty sports manager ‘Tasha Mack’ on BET’s #1 rated scripted series, The Game. This groundbreaking role has earned her an NAACP Image Award nomination for “Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series” and three nominations for “Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.” With another record-breaking premiere and continued rating success,... Continue »
Marguerite Mariama

Marguerite Mariama

Dr. Marguerite Mariama is an artist and educator who specializes in African American Musical Culture. She has both national and international experience as a big band and small ensemble jazz and blues vocalist and has appeared in music festivals throughout the country. A veteran dancer and choreographer who took her early training from dance luminaries such as Katherine Dunham and Livinia Williams, she has performed with Charles Moore’s Dancers... Continue »
Doris Burke

Doris Burke

Doris Burke, a versatile basketball commentator, has worked with ESPN since 1991.  Currently, she is serving as the men’s college basketball analyst for the Big East Conference and continues to serve as an analyst and reporter for ABC Sports/ESPN’s NBA coverage.  She is also the lead analyst for  ESPN’s coverage of the Women’s NCAA Tournament and provides studio and... Continue »
Dr. Lawana Gladney

Dr. Lawana Gladney

Dr. Lawana Gladney, success psychologist and life expert, and emotional wellness doctor is a renowned speaker, author, and media personality who shares her message of success and wellness with audiences across the nation.  Like many women, she has a career, an advanced education, is a successful business owner, and mother of four children.  And like the typical woman, she... Continue »
Erin Brockovich

Erin Brockovich

In a world where heroes are often in short supply, the story of Erin Brockovich is an inspirational reminder of the power of the human spirit. Her passion, tenacity and steadfast desire to fight for the rights of the underdog defied the odds, her victory made even more sweet by the fact that while helping others, she in turn... Continue »
Naomi Judd

Naomi Judd

“I’m a communicator,” says Naomi Judd, “whether I’m expressing myself through writing a song or a book or I am singing, acting, speaking at an engagement or even chatting one-on-one with a stranger on the street. Finding a way to share our common experiences is my grand passion.” Naomi first expressed this passion of communication as half of country... Continue »
Joan Lunden

Joan Lunden

Joan Lunden is one of America’s most recognized and trusted television personalities. As host of ABC-TV’s “Good Morning America” for almost two decades (1980-1997), the the longest-running host on early morning television, Lunden helped millions of viewers greet each new day. During her tenure she reported from 26 countries, covered four presidents, five Olympics, and two Royal weddings, and... Continue »
Iyanla Vanzant

Iyanla Vanzant

Rev. Dr. Iyanla (pronounced E-Yan-La) Vanzant’s story reads like an epic adventure filled with near misses, struggle, strength, courage and triumph! From her life’s experiences she has uncovered her life’s purpose, discovered the power that lies within and recovered her authentic self Iyanla Vanzant has emerged as a living testament to the value in life’s valleys and the power... Continue »
Tisha Campbell Martin

Tisha Campbell Martin

Tisha was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and raised in Newark, New Jersey, where she attended Newark Arts High School. Her mother, Mona (née Raye), was a nurse, talent manager, gospel singer, and vocal coach, and her father, Clifton Campbell, was a factory worker and singer. Her parents encouraged her love for music. Tisha has two younger brothers and... Continue »
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