Happy March Connectors!

Happy Women’s History Month! Connect365 is proud to celebrate and honor some of my favorite sheroes of the year…Take a look at our Connect365 March special edition ...“Women Trailblazer Edition” as we proudly continue to celebrate our women visionaries and entrepreneurs!

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Bernice Allan

Bernice Faith Allan is Australia’s leading high-performance breakthrough coach for heart-centred coaches, consultants, and entrepreneurs. A Certified Master Practitioner and Master coach Neuro-Linguistic Programming Master Practitioner of Time Line Therapy Master Practitioner of Hypnotherapy. She is well known for her work empowering hundreds of women to transform their lives by coaching them to break through the fears and limiting beliefs holding them back. To date, Bernice has helped countless women embrace their inner power and helped them to pursue the path that truly sets their souls on fire. For all these accomplishments and more she deserves to be celebrated on this Women’s History Month!

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Pearl Fils-Aime Graham

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Pearl is the founder of A Lady Named Pearl Foundation Inc., an expert in teaching transformation, both in the world of next-generation leadership preparedness and in the world of modeling. Pearl is a seasoned fashion model, performing artist, author, speaker, and university professor. Pearl began her professional career as a model walking the runways for Ebony Fashion Fair, touring the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean. Shortly after touring at Ebony Fashion Fair, Pearl pursued her MBA at Clark Atlanta University. Pearl served as a real estate analyst for a Fortune 1 company from 2008 to 2011, and as an adjunct business school professor at Clark Atlanta University, teaching Leadership and Professional Development from August 2011 to the present day.  In 2012, Pearl released a full-length album entitled “Transformation”.  In 2013, Pearl won the crown for World Top Natural Hair Model and served as an ambassador for natural hair, and the face for international campaigns for Taliah Waajid Natural Hair Care products. 

In 2014, Pearl was named one of “Atlanta’s Hottest Celebrities” by Creative Loafing.  In 2015, Pearl released KINK, a natural hair docuseries produced by A Lady Named Pearl, LLC, and created PEARL Magazine. In 2016, Pearl was featured in the Atlanta Tribune Young Executives as “One To Watch”. 
1n, 2017, Pearl was awarded the 'Unsung Heroine Award' by Saving Children and Families.

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In 2018, Pearl was featured on TedX as the founder of Pearl School of Modeling, for its innovative platform to create models into leaders. In 2019, Pearl School of Modeling received 'Best of Atlanta Award', by the Atlanta Award Program. In 2020, ALNP Foundation Inc received 'Most Influential/Positive Change Award' at Black Excellence Gala produced Pitch Black Weekend.2010 to Current – Pearl has raised thousands of dollars for Haiti through her annual benefit entitled “Pearl Holiday Haiti Benefit.” For all these accomplishments and more she deserves to be celebrated on this Women’s History Month!

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Dr. Felicia Phillips

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She is a Master Business Strategist and CEO of PPICW, Inc. in Atlanta. PPICW is a 2-Time award-winning, certified MBE consulting firm. Dr. Felicia has built her 30-year entrepreneurial career on mentoring and educating small businesses to position them successfully in the marketplace. Dr. Felicia is a board member of BorderLight Cleveland, a member of the Forbes Coaches Council, The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, and has been featured on CBS, FOX, BET, Black Enterprise, Huffington Post, Sheen, The Source, and many other media outlets. She has been recognized with proclamations for her work and has received The Phoenix Award from former City of Atlanta Mayor, Kasim Reed for her commitment to sustainability with the City of Atlanta. Other recognition has been the 2017 InflenceHer Award, Who's Who In Black Atlanta, 2021 National Women's Empowerment Ministry Award, the Georgia Minority Supplier Diversity Council's 2018 Class I Supplier of The Year, and the National Minority Supplier Diversity Council's 2019 Class I Regional Supplier of the Year. For all these accomplishments and more she deserves to be celebrated on this Women’s History Month!

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Lisa Clarke

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Lisa is the Founder and CEO of ATL Search Group, a Women, DBE, and Minority certified staffing company focused on diversity, equity and inclusion. Lisa was born on Long Island, NY, and raised in Jucuapa, El Salvador during the civil war. Lisa has over 28 years of experience in Staffing and Human Resources. Lisa is a member of Leadership Atlanta Class of 2022, Leadership Georgia Class of 2019 and has appeared on various television, radio, and media panel discussions in English and Spanish. She is a leader in the Hispanic community for the U.S. Southeast region. She served as the ALPFA Atlanta Chapter Past President and  Corporate Advisory Board Member.  Lisa served as the Co-Chair and past President for the Women Breakfast Series in English and Spanish and past Board Member for the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Lisa served as an Advisory Board Member for the Goizueta Foundation, Inc. and is currently the Gwinnett County Public Schools Advisory Board Member for the Hispanic Mentoring Program. In addition, she received the Diversity Award from Women of Golf Mean Business. She was a mentioned Honoree for the Latina Style Magazine Top 50 Award Ceremony & Diversity Leaders Conference in Washington D.C. Lisa also received the Servant Leadership Award from ALPFA National at their National Convention in Vegas; Business Women of the Year and One of the 50 Most Influential Latinos in Georgia by the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Distinguished Service Award from the National Minority Trucking Association  Most Recent she was named Latina Business Women of the Year by the Georgia

Hispanic Construction Association and her company was voted as Best Employment Agencies in Gwinnett County by Gwinnett Magazine.

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Dr. Tyra Wingo

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Dr. Tyra Wingo is a self-proclaimed "serial Entrepreneur" that she learned from her parents, Ron and Phyllis Wingo. In addition to the family construction company, they had rental property, a trailer park, installed underground pools, put up carports, and built decks.  Dr. Wingo had a "side hustle" even when employed full-time in the post-secondary education arena where she was in Student Affairs and taught Psychology. 

She has a true servant heart.  She currently serves the community on several non-profit boards as well as local women’s organizations: Vice President and Professional Development Coordinator of Atlanta Women's Network, Charter Member and 2021 Girlfriend of the Year for League of Girlfriends, Board Member for Beginning Today Inc & Parliamentarian for the Cobb County Republican Women’s Club where she won The President’s Award in 2021 for her hard work, time, and dedication.Her book, "These Nails Don't Do Dirt", covers family WINGOIZMS and stories of overcoming the odds.  In addition, she is building The Female H.E.R.D. a women’s development network of fellow female entrepreneurs.  She has franchises or “sister families” in 5 states and several in the metro Atlanta area.