Girls 2 Women Symposium 2017 Panelist & Talent

Master of Ceremonies

Janet Street has spent her life advocating for women and girls for over 40 years. That has been evident in her personal life as a mentor to hundreds, as a community volunteer, as a retired CEO of an all-female youth serving organization in the metropolitan area and in enriching the lives of women through her entrepreneurial ministry.

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Rayven Bailey sang at the Haiti Relief in Atlanta with Kelly Price. In addition, she has recorded a Disney education DVD and sang background for Florida Georgia Line. She has been honored as Child Model Magazine’s 1st runner up for Child Entertainer of the year, two years in row. Most recently, she was a regular on a Lifetime reality TV show, Kim of Queens.

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Billé Frazier is currently the Regional HR Manager at Onepath, LLC. Ms. Frazier has many years of experience serving the community in the areas of youth and women’s issues. She currently serves as Fundraising Chair for the Atlanta Chapter of the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College.

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Judge Kellie Stevens Hill serves as a judge in the Cobb County Magistrate Court. Judge Hill began The Kellie Hill Legal Group. She also served as the Chief Trial Assistant District Attorney, Director of the Public Integrity Unit and as the lead trial attorney on many of the most notable cases in the state of Georgia. She is a National Black Lawyers’ “Top 100 Lawyers” and a Who’s Who “Executive Professional Award” recipient.

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Kennesaw Councilwoman Yvette Daniel hails from Augusta, GA. Her educational achievements are as diverse as her career. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Healthcare Management from Southern Illinois University and earned a clinical degree from George Washington University in blood banking.

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Donna Lowry is an award-winning journalist with a passion for education storytelling. She recently became Director of Communications for the Cobb County School. Donna spent 29 years at WXIA-TV, 11Alive News, the NBC affiliate, where she created the award-winning Class Act and Class Notes segments. Her worked has garnered her nine Emmys and three Gabriel Awards. Her educational background in journalism began at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she received a degree in Mass Communications/Administration and Management.

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Reverend Leela Brown Waller is an ordained Itinerant Elder of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. On May 2012 Rev. Waller received her first Pastoral appointment as the Pastor of Bethel AME Church, Acworth Ga. She is dedicated to restoring the spiritual and physical fibers of this historic Church that sits on a hill. Rev. Waller holds a BA degree in Communications from Reinhardt College and a Masters of Divinity degree from Turner Seminary at the Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta GA.

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Dr. Rihana S. Mason is an Assistant Project Director for the Urban Child Study Center at Georgia State University and adjunct professor at Spelman College. She has authored publications related to vocabulary and literacy. Dr. Mason serves with her husband as co-founder of Majestic Athletic Development, LLC

 

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Sandy D. Welfare is the Executive Director of Women In Technology (WIT), an organization that serves as passionate advocates for women of all ages in Georgia’s STEM community. Prior to that, she was the Executive Director of Cool Girls Inc., Sandy received her undergraduate degree from St. John’s University in New York, and a Master of Business Administration from Sacred Heart University in Connecticut.

 

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Rachel Davis is the Executive Director of The Edge Connection, an entrepreneurial training center and women’s business center that targets women, minorities, veterans and low- to moderate-income individuals aspiring to launch, grow, or sustain a business. Ms. Davis earned her BA in Economics from Spelman College and her MBA from Clark Atlanta University in 1995.

 

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Katelyn Nacon is an actor/singer and songwriter. She is best known for her role in The Walking Dead. You can also see Katelyn in Cartoon Network’s short, Too Many Cooks a new project, T@GGED, which aired on internet channel Awesomeness TV in July 2016. Katelyn has also released an EP on iTunes of her music titled Love in May.

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Zaydah Lotallah is an 8 year old, 2nd grade student at the Amana Academy in Alpharetta, GA. She is an aspiring speaker and loves to teach others what she learns. Zaydah recently delivered a Tedx Talk on education and spoke at an educational Town Hall meeting. She dreams of one day being President of the United States.

Panelist: Parent Panel

Regina Sunshine Robinson is an Author, Motivational Speaker, Talk Show Host, and a Cofounder of EWATE, a Women’s Empowerment Organization. She is also CEO of Fiercely SASSY LLC, a motivational product line. You can tune in to Regina’s acclaimed talk show “The Regina Sunshine Show” on Comcast 24.

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Bridget Bailey is the leading executive of Bridget Bailey Dance Company. She has been a WNBA Atlanta Dream Cheerleader for the past two years and has choreographed routines and performed for thousands of fans at the Philips Arena.

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Traci Gordon works at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital as the Medical Education Program Administrator for Piedmont Heart Institute. Traci has extensive experience in college readiness, career preparedness, and scholarships.

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Maeghan Duckett is a student at Kennesaw State University, the public relations coordinator for the Women for Women society, design team starter for Team Take No Ls’s, Cobb County Tax Commissioner’s Communication Coordinator and the CEO of Duckett Consulting. Maeghan also created a scholarship for Georgia high school seniors.

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Elena Mills-Robinson is a first generation college graduate currently pursuing her Master’s degree, though this journey hasn’t been easy. Originally from Columbus, GA, Elena graduated as the 2009 Valedictorian of Carver High School after overcoming a childhood with abuse, assault, and the foster care system, among other things. Her life experiences helped her turn her pain into purpose. Holding two pageant titles, Elena pushed her platform, “Strong Girls Become Strong Women” encouraging young women to achieve their dreams, no matter their past experiences. Her hope is to continue to encourage others with her life motto, “It’s not where you come from but where you’re going that counts.”