It's time to break through the noise, reclaim strength and lead with everything that is good and wonderful about all diverse cultures...and it's time to do it together. We've created a safe, authentic and necessary space for women of color - and women who support them - to grow, develop and bond over shared experiences.


This interactive luncheon will promote new alliances, and address ideas and solutions to move us forward as CONNECTED WOMEN and PURPOSEFUL LEADERS. There's no reason we can't achieve all that we desire for our careers and life.

Reserve your space to join the conversation and bask in the company of other women of
color + purpose + power.









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DeAlva Wilson
D. Wilson Agency

Expert Panelists

Additional panelists to be announced


Marsha Barnes


The Finance Bar

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Marsha is a sought after Certified Financial Social Worker, Financial Educator, and finance commentator. Marsha has been recognized as a Female Tech leader by Digital Finance Institute for her ability to create innovative and accessible financial resources. She is also named as Go Banking Rates Best Money Expert 2018 in the Building Net Worth Category.


Marsha is also the Official Brand Ambassador for FICO.

Since the inception of The Finance Bar, Marsha’s zest for financial wellness has allowed her to serve as a personal finance expert for social, educational, and beauty outlets around the world including Google, Forbes, Essence, State Farm, OWN: Iyanla Fix My Life, Black Enterprise and many more.

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Rocio Gonzalez-Zornosa

Executive Director
Latin American Chamber of Commerce of Charlotte 

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Rocio has been providing support and service to the Latin community through the Latin American Chamber of Commerce of Charlotte since 2004 as an active member, and as the Board of Director’s Secretary 2010 and 2011. She became a full-time Director of Membership and Resource Development in 2012, and promoted to her current role as the Executive Director in January 2015.


"Community Service Person of the Year" 2016 presented by “Exelente Awards".
"NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award" in 2016. “Women in Business 2017” ​the Charlotte Business Journal. “Advocate of the Year 2017” the LatinaStyle Magazine.

"WC15 Power” Award 2018.

Charlotte Women to Watch 2019.


Tish Guerin

Football Operations,
Director of Player Wellness

Carolina Panthers

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Tish, a Charlotte, NC native, has been active in the Social Work field since 2005. Over the years, she has worked with a variety of populations and within several settings to consistently refine her skills and provide Clinical influence to the field of practice she holds dear.

When working with the most vulnerable populations, Tish believes in the following mantra: "When we are provided with a space that is non-judgmental, supportive and creative, we may feel a greater ease to look at the places where there is fear, hurt, or anger. It is in this space where we overcome aversion allowing for transformation and transitions to occur."


Anne E. Essaye

Horack Talley Pharr & Lowndes

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Anne is passionate about empowering women and engaging in the community.  She is a founding member of the Women’s Impact Fund and served in several leadership roles, including Board Chair. Anne also has been the Board Chair of several other nonprofits.  She was a leader of DVA Charlotte, a women’s civic engagement group formed to support the 2012 Democratic National Convention and the Honorable Mayor Foxx’s four legacies.  “DVA Charlotte” was nationally recognized for its innovative approach to civic engagement at the 2013 Women’s Conference hosted by the Obama White House. She was named Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year by the North Carolina Bar Association and “40 Under 40” by the Charlotte Business Journal.

Anne currently is a senior attorney with the law firm Horack Talley Pharr & Lowndes.

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Peggy Fuller, M.D.

Founder &  Director
Esthetics Center for Dermatology

Board-certified dermatologist Peggy Fuller, M.D. is the founder and director of Esthetics Center for Dermatology. She is a diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology and a member of the American Academy of Dermatology and the Women's Dermatologic Society.


Dr. Fuller has built a multi-racial clientele during her career and developed broad expertise in treating a variety of skin types in clinical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. National media outlets seek out Dr. Fuller for her expertise. She has been profiled or quoted by Dr. Oz Magazine, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, USA Today, The Associated Press, Black Enterprise Magazine,, WebMD Magazine, The Charlotte Observer and many others. She's also been the subject of a cover story in MedEsthetics and profiled in Dermatology Times.