Health and Wellness

Ali North, the Baby Planner

Keynote & Workshops for Moms-to-Be

Pregnancy is such an exciting time, yet can be overwhelming as well. The mission of baby planner, Ali North, is to support, educate, and mentor expectant parents in order for them to be confident, relaxed, and joyful during pregnancy, birth, and beyond. Ali covers such topics as health and nutrition during pregnancy, choosing the best items for the baby registry, basic baby proofing, creating a birth plan, deciding a sleeping situation for baby, what to expect the first week of Baby’s life, newborn care, and finding childcare. Owner of the Los Angeles baby planning company, Sweet Expectations, Ali is a certified baby
planner through the International Maternity Institute. She is a wife and proud mother of a 2-year-old daughter and infant son.  Read More…

Ora Reed

Motivational | Women’s Issues | Faith | Health | Wellness

Ora Reed is a singular musical talent. She is acclaimed as an exceptional singer and musician and recognized as a true Mississippi natural resource. So much so, she was appointed by then-Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour “Cultural Ambassador for the State of Mississippi,” a title she has proudly carried to four continents and more than a dozen countries.Read More…

Donna Hartley


Donna is a plane crash, cancer, and heart surgery survivor.  Donna is a California / Nevada based professional speaker and the author of the Fire Up! series.  Donna is a survivor!

  • On March 1, 1978 – survived a fiery DC-10 plane crash that transformed her life in seconds and inspired her to testify to change airline safety regulations.
  • On March 1, 2002 – was diagnosed with Stage III Melanoma and today is cancer free.
  • On March 1, 2006 – triumphed over unexpected open heart surgery to replace a faulty aortic valve.

The message she delivers will have you looking at your life for years to follow.  Faced with three threatening events she learned to be a survivor during challenging times.  Read More…

Dr. Ricki Garrett

Women in Business & Business Etiquette

Named as one of Mississippi’s top business leaders by The Mississippi Journal, Ricki brings a wealth of experience in higher education governance and leadership, and in healthcare. Her award-winning Ph.D research on women in governance provides insights into top levels of governance, working with male colleagues, and making the most of leadership opportunities.  Read More…