Women’s Issues

Marilyn Hemphill Tinnin

Author & Speaker

Marilyn Tinnin is the founder and publisher of Jackson Christian Family. She left that publication in 2006 to launch Metro Christian Living which became Mississippi Christian Living Magazine in 2014. A life-long Mississippian, Marilyn attended the University of Mississippi and received a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Piano Performance from Mississippi College before following in her mother’s journalistic steps to her lifelong dream of writing. Her mother, Marie Hemphill, was an award-winning journalist and the author of Fevers, Floods, and Faith, a comprehensive history of Sunflower County, Mississippi.   Read More…

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…

Dr. Ricki Garrett

Women in Business

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…

Mandi Stanley, CSP

Mississippi’s First Certified Speaking Professional | Conference Keynoter | Session Leader | A Business Speaker for Businesswomen

You’ll laugh!
You’ll learn!
You’ll leave with your “Hair-On-Fire!”

With more than 16 years’ experience on the seminar circuit, Certified Speaking Professional Mandi Stanley works primarily with business leaders who want to boost their professional image and with people who want to be better speakers and writers. She has traveled throughout North America entertaining and educating more than 40,000 seminar participants, totaling 4200 platform hours. Some of her repeat clients include: Campbell’s Soup Company, the United States Air Force, Kimberly-Clark’s World Headquarters, Mississippi Bankers Association, McDonald’s Corporation, Godiva Chocolate, The Rockefeller University, and the National Football League (that’s right—the NFL!)  Read More…

Katie Anderson

Author, Kiss and Make Up

Katie D. Anderson was a stay-at-home mother who out-of-the-blue decided to indulge her inner creativity and write a book. Her faith and determination propelled her dream into a reality not to mention a six-figure book deal, a Warner Brothers movie deal, a video game app, and a potential cosmetics deal.  Her first novel for teens, Kiss and Make Up, is a tale about sisterhood, the bond of family and finding one’s inner beauty. The book is a perfect teen read and like a favorite nail shade, it can be shared by moms, daughters, sisters and friends.