Meet Our Speakers
The Red Dress Experience hosts empowering leaders addressing the unique challenges specific to women in business, corporate, non-profit, education, government, and faith-based organizations across the community.
Our speakers are intentionally selected and well-qualified to lead all the conversations we have in store for you, from the coaching sessions, workshops, panel discussions, table talks, and upscale brunch featuring our dynamic keynote speaker, every moment will be worth the experience.
FOUNDER & CEO @ THE RED DRESS EXPERIENCE CONFERENCE
JACKSON HR & ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES LLC
SHARDAE PRESLEY ORR
Morning Devotional Speaker
Author of The P.L.U.G. (Purposeful Living Unto God) Devotional Book. A series of devotionals created to assist Christians in connecting to the word of God outside the walls of the church.
Women in Leadership: Giving and Receiving Feedback
Dethra Giles is a four-time TEDx speaker, executive coach, and award-winning author best known as the CEO of ExecuPrep, was ranked by Engagedly as a Top 100 Influencers for outstanding contributions towards promoting a culture of diversity and inclusion and selected as HR Gazette’s HRchat Pod Top 22 most influential experts in HR. Clients call her “University tested, and industry approved.” Her unique blend of advanced education and industry experience positions her to provide maximum impact to executives and high potential teams.
Having worked with clients like Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessey, Kaiser Permanente, The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and Cox Communications, Dethra takes her education and years of experience and turns them into results-driven actions for her clients.
According to Dethra, her job is to deliver results to her clients by developing actionable strategies, optimizing performance, and eliminating distractions.
A sought after speaker, collaborator, trainer, blogger, Women’s Empowerment Champion, and spiritual motivator, Eleshia V. Cash is the CEO of Jackson HR & Administrative Services LLC, Ydennek Girls Who Lead Foundation, and founder of the National Women’s Empowerment Ministry.
Eleshia V. Cash is known for being The Collaborator across many platforms. She is a dynamic speaker, trainer and contributor of content who is well- respected as a community and spiritual leader as well as an HR professional. She is a truly unique individual that wears many ‘hats’, and has made her mark in the community due to her passion for women, her church, her business, and her own non-profit organization which promotes Young Women in Leadership. Eleshia is also the author of the Little Red Networking Book (Women's Empowerment 1st Edition) and the Little Red Networking Book Companion Planner which offers a one of a kind blend of tips to assist women with building a strong network of connections.
AUTHOR & FOUNDING PRINCIPAL, JULIET HALL INC.
"Progression Is The NEW Promotion"
Juliet Hall is an author and the principal of Juliet Hall INC, a boutique leadership consulting agency based in Atlanta, GA. Recognized by several organizations in Atlanta as a “Top Black Woman of Influence,” Juliet serves as an advisor and executive coach to C-suite and deputy leaders and speaks on national stages on the topics of servant leadership and self-maximization. She is passionate about helping leaders, especially women, who are at a professional crossroads to pursue their own self-discovery, develop their natural talents, and thrive in what they are uniquely created to do. With a professional background that includes 20 years of leadership in multi-billion-dollar corporations, Juliet has presented her work to executives across different industries, including government, education, healthcare, ministry, and non-profit. Her insights are shared in her newly released book, Own Your Opportunities: A Story of Self-Discovery and Self-Determination (Post Hill Press, October 2022). A graduate of Spelman College and the Terry College of Business at The University of Georgia, Juliet has traveled to over twenty countries and enjoys cardio boxing and playing tennis.
CEO OF NOURITRESS Perfect Hair
Black Women Owned: How To Take Calculated Risk In Your Business
What began as a way to make money while earning a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science during her college days at Tuskegee University has grown into a means of turning passion into profit. However, her true passion for the beauty industry kept calling, and she chose to follow her dream.
Today, CEO DeShawn Bullard (Cosmetologist/Certified Trichologist /Hair Loss Specialist) provides healthy and thinning hair restoration products and services nationally & internationally. Her retail brand, NouriTress Perfect Hair Products has graced the shelves of major retail stores such as Walmart, Walgreens, Sally Beauty Supply, J.C.Penney, Target and in select grocery store chains and beauty supply stores. Her NouriTress Professional Salon division products are distributed to professional hair salons and Beauty Schools across the USA. NouriTress also has international distribution in countries such as Canada, UK & Africa.
ASSOCIATE LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR
Right Within VIP Luncheon - Overcoming Workplace Trauma
Kelley Brown born and raised in Chicago, IL is a devoted wife of 22 years to Reverend Travis L. Brown, a mother, nana, therapist, mentor and leader in the community. Kelley serves as the State of Georgia’s Authority in the Office of Adult Mental Health at The Department of Behavioral Health & Development Disabilities (DBHDD). Currently operating as the Programmatic Manager for 26 - Assertive Community Treatment Teams (ACT), 10 - Community Support Teams (CST) and 14- Intensive Case Management (ICM) Services Unit across the State of Georgia. Kelley is a Global Mental Health First Aid Instructor, Anger Management Specialist and Self-care Advocate. She is an Associate Licensed Professional Counselor, under clinical supervision of Dr. Keisha Buchanan. She holds a Master’s in Education and Leadership from Stayer University and a Master’s in Counseling from Argosy University. She is a member of the License Professional Counselors Association of Georgia, (LPCAGA) Network. Kelley has over 25 years combined experience as a person-centered life coach, counselor, and educator. She has utilized her practical action strategies that focuses on wellness and self-care along with her counseling expertise in State Government, Faith Communities, Educational Settings, Residential Facilities, Community Outreach Initiatives and Private Practice Settings.
DR. LIBYA BAAQAR
EXECUTIVE PASTOR @ TRINITY A.M.E CHURCH
EMPOWERED BY WOMEN
Panel Speaker : "Creating A New "Black Women's Code"
Reverend Dr. Libya BaaQar (Bay-car) is a native of Atlanta, GA. She currently serves as Executive Pastor at Trinity A.M.E. Church, Atlanta, GA. She is the Correspondence Secretary for the Women In Ministry organization of the Sixth Episcopal District of the AME Church. She received her ordination in May 2009 and was instrumental in developing the Women’s Ministry where she organized bible studies, workshops, and revivals for the women of her church. She also served as Assistant Director of Christian Education, instructor of her church’s New Members’ Institute, and teacher of their Church-wide Bible Study.
PUBLIC HEALTH LEADER
Panel Discussion Speaker
Shana Scott is a public health leader that has worked at the intersection of public health, law, community advocacy and policy for almost 20 years. Shana currently serves as the Vice Present of Health and Community Impact with the Atlanta Metro American Heart Association. Prior to the Association, she served as Director of Compliance for Barnes Healthcare Services and for over 5 years as the Deputy Director of the Office of Policy, Systems, and Environmental Change in the Chronic Disease Prevention Section at the Georgia Department of Public Health. In that role, Shana worked alongside state leaders, elected officials, health system leaders and department of public health directors across the State of Georgia to develop and implement sustainable outcome measures for Georgia’s citizens. Shana was also responsible for engaging internal and external partners on PSE changes and health systems transformation efforts for chronic disease prevention while overseeing over $10 million in federal and state awards. Outside of her professional experience, Shana sits on the board of directors for HealthMPowers and enjoys working with future public health leaders.
DR. ANGELICA GETER,
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF STRATEGY AND BUSINESS
EMPOWERED BY WOMEN
Panel Speaker: "Creating A New "Black Women's Code"
Dr. Angelica Geter serves as Executive Vice President of Strategy and Business for the Black Women's Health Imperative. Dr. Geter leads FairWork™, the organization’s first evidence-based strategy to measure and eliminate barriers to healthy and fair workplaces. Dr. Geter, first-ever Chief Health Officer for the City of Atlanta, was appointed by Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and led the Pandemic Coordination Team assembled in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a 15-year public health expert, Dr. Geter has coauthored more than 30 peer-reviewed publications on racial and gender disparities and her research has been used to advance national recommendations, programs, and interventions. Dr. Geter’s academic credentials include a DrPH in Health Behavior (University of Kentucky), an MPH in Behavioral Sciences and Health Education (Emory University), and postdoctoral training at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Morehouse School of Medicine.
KESHA T. CLINKSCALE , MPA, MHA
VICE PRESIDENT OF CULTURE &WELLNESS
EMPOWERED BY WOMEN
Panel Speaker : "Creating A New "Black Women's Code"
Kesha is VP, Culture and Wellness with Habersham Medical Center. She is a graduate of Tulane University where she studied Sports Medicine and African Studies. After graduating, she relocated to South Africa to work and conduct research.
For over two decades, Kesha has worked exclusively in nonprofit. She holds master’s degrees in Public Administration from Troy University and Health Administration from LSU.
She is founder of Young Gents, Inc., a movement that is normalizing black excellence for boys through etiquette, golf, and cultural immersion.
Kesha is a marathon runner who enjoys yoga, hiking, and traveling with her husband of 22 years, and their two children.