A Maven's World
10th Annual Women's Conference

A Three Month Virtual Event:
March 31, April 28, & May 26, 2022

A Maven's World 2022 Women's Conference

In it’s 10th year, themed “The Future of Women of Color” our three month virtual conference features keynote addresses and panel discussions led by experts in their fields.  Attendees, also have the opportunity to  explore and engage our virtual career rooms, networking spaces, resources, exhibitor marketplace and more.  Annually, our conference draws women who are eager to connect, strategize,  build community, learn and inspire. We are excited to kick off our Virtual Women’s Conference, on March 31st during (in celebration of) Women’s History Month.

View our 2021 Conference Program

Professional Development

Targeting what makes women professionals and entrepreneurs thrive.

Personal Empowerment

Building You up to be the BEST you can be and to take actionable steps in the present.

Community Development

Building a village requires networking and getting to know the community around you.

Thursday April 28, 2022

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Money Matters: Closing the Pay and Wealth Gap of Women Of Color Virtual
  • Monet Ewing - Moderator
    Monet Ewing - Moderator
    Vice President & Senior Fiduciary Officer, State Street Global Advisors
  • Jenny Geffrard
    Jenny Geffrard
    Founder, Surplus FInancial
  • Sasha McKenzie
    Sasha McKenzie
    Vice Principal & Deal Principal, Wellington Access Venture
  • Rosario Ubiera-Minaya
    Rosario Ubiera-Minaya
    Executive Director, Amplify Latinx

Whether it is Pay Inequity in the Workplace or Barriers to Capital for WOC Entrepreneurs, it is a fact that Black, Indigenous, Latinx and other women of color, are disproportionately impacted by the gender wealth gap and are economically marginalized. The COVID-19 recession or “shecession”, has deepened and exacerbated pay inequality by gender and race, which will have lasting impacts.  

This session will explore the wealth gap that continues to perpetuate inequalities. We will also discuss the essential tools and solutions that are necessary to tackle this issue in all its forms. Addressing this concern is not only important for the financial well being of women, but an essential step in rebuilding our economy and must be a focal point in recovery efforts in the present and future.

Thursday May 26, 2022

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Advancing Health Equity for Women of Color Virtual
  • Pilar Tucker - Moderator
    Pilar Tucker - Moderator
    Clinical PsyD Candidate, Socialpreneur & World Changer
  • Melodie Narain- Blackwell
    Melodie Narain- Blackwell
    Founder, Color of Crohn's & Chronic Illness, Inc.
  • Dorosella Green
    Dorosella Green
    Founding President, BEYOND Patient Health Equity
  • Kelly Keelo
    Kelly Keelo
    CEO, A Healthy Crush, LLC
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Past Maven Awardees

Gerri Mason-Hall

Vice President of  Global Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging – Net App

Betty Francisco

General Counsel, Compass Working Capital
Co-Founder, Latina Circle dba Amplify Latinx

Kai Grant

Owner & Chief Curator, Black Market Dudley

Janelle Woods-McNish

Janelle Woods-McNish

Advocate, Spokesperson, Philanthropist, Author

Michelle “Mona” Thompson

Visionary Leader, Senior Pastor, Author,
Founder of R.I.S.E

Areva Martin, Esq.

Author, Principal, Martin & Martin, LLP

Clemmie C. Perry

Founder & Executive Director,
Women of Color Golf (WOCG)

Joli Cooper Nelson

National President,
Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Karen Amaker

Founding director of the Norwalk Early College Academy (NECA)

Medria Blue

Award Winning Educator

Tiffany Cherie Ellis-Niles

Founding partner of Lyles and Niles, LLP

Irvienne Goldson

Deputy Director, ABCD Health Services