Marisa King is an award-winning entrepreneur, an enigmatic speaker and revered business and lifestyle coach who had dedicated her life’s works to empowering and inspiring young girls and women to rise above the odds.
Marisa established her name as the CEO of Buzz Brand Marketing Group, Atlanta and New York and as co-founder to the King Foundation of Excellence which provides young people with real opportunities for education and career development. She has further partnered on Intimate Conversations, a quarterly women’s empowerment brunch in the Metro Atlanta area.
As a devoted advocate for women and a serial entrepreneur, Marisa, in her role as an Integrated Lifestyle Architect, shares her cultivated wisdom and experience to reveal the secrets of successful business and healthy lifestyle choices through powerful motivational speeches and engaging events and workshops.
Chante Ramsey is an artist-entrepreneur visual conceptualist with a passion to change the world!A self-taught portraits and fashion photographer, she established her company, VySyn Photography in 2011 with a vision to show the world what a wonderful place it is one amazing human at a time whether capturing clients in her vibrant portrait shoots, NYFW inspired look book shoots or on the runway drive-by shots featuring the wearable artwork by local designers or that candid person to person moments in the streets of New York and beyond.Her photography career began after the loss of her mother in 2005 to breast cancer at the age of 51. To escape her perpetual sadness and emptiness left behind from losing a parent after a tenuous battle, she used photography to fill that void. While working as co-founder of Synchronized Rhythm, a live performance cultural arts joint venture for underground artists in NYC, she fell in love with photography and began to build her portfolio. She has indulged her creative curiosity by constantly shooting the world around her and collaborating with other photographers on various projects to learn her craft. Her work has been featured at local venues including the Barbara Campbell boutique, Casa Frela Gallery, TeaFey Infusions, to name a few. And in Spring 2015 she launched her women’s photography initiative, the SHE Project, in tribute to the women in her life and in the memory of her mother. The SHE Project features women in her visual and podcast series who have found their purpose and are a living testament to the results of hard work and determination.
Beth Brown is a portrait, fashion & empowerment photographer as well as a behind the scenes documentary photographer for film. She is the owner of Babs Photography LLC & the founder & CEO of The Big Black Black Book NYC (TBBB), a social media directory of small business owners serving the NYC area.
Brown’s professional photography honors include being a featured artist in SaveArtSpace’s 2018 “The Future is Female” for her street-portrait Balancing Act, the 2014 Memorial Prize for realistic photography in the National Juried Art Exhibition of CAA in Cooperstown, NY for Self-Portrait as well as being one of five finalists for NAWBO”s “No Small Thing” 2014 Small Business Week video contest. Her photography has been seen in Hycide, Gahaya Links Catalog, The Guardian, SAS, The Daily Dot, & FabUplus Magazine.
Brown also uses her photography to promote social-political change. Since August 2017, she has organized & hosted 7 headshot & directory building events & collaborated with conference hosts as a business headshot vendor. For each event, she has assembled a team with another professional photographer, MUA, jewelry stylist along with volunteer assistants to take professional headshots of entrepreneurs. With team collaboration, Brown has created a media platform of power & unity that changes how persons of color are portrayed by typical medial outlets.
For her community photography activism, in 2020, she was nominated to be honored by Women With Voices & in 2018, Brown received a citation from the Borough of Brooklyn for her service and “commitment to community well-being” from ANS Association. TBBB lists 125 small businesses of quality in 27 business categories & has been featured on New 12 Brooklyn, BKReader, Indie Soul Television, VoyageHouston, & Conversations with Verdel Jones. Brown is also passionate about empowering the youth & is a board member for TALLOM Foundation & a volunteer team member for Youth Empowerment Show.
Currently, Brown is in the process of creating & launching her program Seeing Yourself in a New Light, which will support Christian women & men with healing their identity after rape or heartbreak & learn to see themselves in a new light so they can flourish & love themselves as God intended.