With a proven 15+-year track record of successfully navigating entrepreneurship, Vanessa has been summoned national and internationally to speak to audiences of people ranging from teenagers to Fortune 500 company employees. She is the co-owner of Divas In Defense, a family-run business that offers self-defense training for women and girls. Divas In Defense carries out the mission to empower women of all ages with the training and tools imperative to their personal safety and the safety of their families. She also owns PinkBoss, under The Pink Boss imprint, Vanessa has elevated hundreds of women through digital resources, workshops, and providing business launch tools.
Her audience has seen her on the stage at: The Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage Cruise (4 years), The Tom Joyner Family Reunion (2 years), 100 Female Entrepreneurs, Rock Your #MoneyChat Tour, Georgia Tech, Eliza Mary Global Network, Forward Conference, Lead The Change: Faces of Triumph and in Kuwait partnering with Balsam International training and speaking to over 800 women from 65 nationalities.
Her youth-driven appearances include: Black Enterprise Magazine’s Teenpreneur Conference (Atlanta, Chicago, Columbus, OH), Clayton State University’s Summer Entrepreneurship Enrichment Class, The Lighthouse Foundation’s Summer Enrichment Course, two installments of the Tom Joyner Family Reunion, Junior Achievement, Ivy Preparatory Academy’s Youth Enrichment Workshop, and The Atlanta Entrepreneur Women’s Youth Conference.
Her adult audience has seen her on the stage at: Tech Bridge, Georgia State, Walker’s Legacy, The Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage Cruise (4 years), 100 Female Entrepreneurs, Georgia Tech, Forward Conference, General Assembly, Lead The Change: Faces of Triumph and in Kuwait partnering with Balsam International training and speaking to over 800 women from 65 nationalities. Vanessa empowers her audience with her expertise in leadership and personal development training. Her public speaking specialties are:
Overcoming Imposter Syndrome
Finding Your Power
Mindfulness and Meditation for Busy Professionals
Time Management Strategies
Leading Virtual Teams
Addressing Domestic Violence in the Workplace
Divas In Defense
I am a powerful speaker and presenter that helps professionals navigate both their careers & life.