Guest Speakers

  • I Believe in Me

    Keynote Speaker

    Washingtonian, Ms. Maria Stanfield is a Senior Executive in Corporate America, CEO,
    Career Coach, Speaker, and founder of My Sister’s Closet and My Sister CEO. Maria is
    passionate about carrying the torch of the women who’s shoulders she stand on, which is what led her to birthing My Sister’s Closet in 2014. My Sister’s Closet mission is to meet the needs of women through professional services and monthly workshop sessions.
    Maria quickly realized that My Sister’s Closet was just the beginning of what was to
    come. In 2016, God gave her the vision to launch My Sister CEO, a community of pioneering
    women who share the belief that with the support of one another their dreams can become a
    reality. My Sister CEO’s mission is to foster collaboration and growth among women in their
    personal, business, and work life, through mentorship, coaching and community engagement.
    Maria is a sought after speaker for delivering an empowering message as a panelist,
    breakout, and keynote speaker on topics such as Professional Development, Workforce
    Readiness and Executive Level Career Success Strategies, for a host of conferences,
    corporations, churches, organizations, and radio shows just to name a few.


    In 2017, Maria was chosen as the Career Coach for the Steve Harvey Act Like A Success Conference where she was
    a panelist and breakout speaker.
    Maria has been profiled in a number of media platforms: The Washington Lawyer DC Bar Magazine and The Washington Business Journal for her article entitled; “Changing Dress
    Codes for law firms”, and an interview entitled; “Change at the Top: A Two Part Series About
    Making The Most of Management Changes” where she discussed her successful integration and communication tactics and was featured as Working Mother of the Year in Working Mother Magazine.

    Maria holds a top ranking position as Director of Administration for an international Law Firm, in addition to running successful businesses. Her incredible story of determination and professional tenacity is nothing shy of amazing as Maria shares her story of how she worked her
    way to the top in her book “From the Front Desk to the Corner Office.”

    Maria cherishes her loving husband, her beautiful three daughters and the newest addition to the family her granddaughter the princess.

  • What Are You Worth?

    Stephen Brown currently serves as the Controller for the Armed Services YMCA where he

    oversees the accounting work for their headquarters office located in Woodbridge, VA as well as its affiliate 13 branches located across the U.S. Stephen also has his own business known as Fastrack Financial and Tax Services to assist individuals and small companies with their tax
    filings and financial reporting needs.


    Stephen received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Hampton University and his Master’s Degree in Accounting from Liberty University. In
    addition, Stephen received his Master’s Degree in Christian Education from the Carolina
    University of Theology and serves as the Youth Pastor at Hope Aglow Empowerment Church.

    He and his wife Nicole Brown have been married for 23 ½ years and are the proud parents of Stephen Jr., Nikki, Stephanie and their godson Ricky.

  • Social Media:

    Do I REALLY Need All Of That?

    Alysia McGuire is from PG County Maryland and is currently a Graduate Student at Bowie State University. Alysia will obtain her Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology, May of 2019. Outside of School and work, Alysia is a social media strategist. She has covered many events for clients on their social media handle to promote and capture great moments, e.g. talk show, Donna Jones Live.


    Alysia currently serves on the social media ministry at City of Praise Family Ministries. The social media ministry is responsible for planning, developing and implementing the overall social media strategy in order to support and improve online presence. 

    Being a social media strategist is not just a hobby for Alysia, it is her passion to help others get the right exposure to their brand. 

  • Men in Business


    Tyrone Powell is a well-recognized and respected Minister, Worship Leader, Businessman, Mentor and Music Producer. Tyrone has been in full time Ministry for over 25 years now and has had the privilege of connecting and working with many successful people around the world.

    As a native of Niagara Falls, New York, Tyrone knew as a kid that his life would serve a greater purpose than just existing from day to day, but there was a divine calling on his life to touch people all over the world.

    After relocating to the DMV (D.C., Maryland, Virginia) area, Tyrone as well as others realized that he had strong athletic ability and that gift would allow him to be recruited by literally almost every major university and college in the United States. After proudly making the decision to stay close to home, He decided to attend Howard University the mecca of HBCU’s.


    As a proud alumnus, Tyrone went on to receive many honors and awards for his athletic skill which afforded him the opportunity to play professionally in the United States as well as abroad.

    In 1995 while Playing professional basketball in China and under divine inspiration, Tyrone made the decision to transition from the life of professional sports to the life a
    full-time ministry where he currently serves to this today coupled with owning and
    managing a Music Production business (InnerMan Sound Productions) that provides
    music for television shows and commercials for major television networks.


    With so many accomplishments to note and worldwide travel it could be very easy to sit back and rely on the many accolades, but the main focus and mission has always been to unite cultures and nations with the Good News and empowering message of Hope; inspiring people to dream again and go after those dreams with the Knowledge and the
    Wisdom to succeed!


    Tyrone and his family currently reside in the state of Virginia.

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