Motivate Her SC

A spectacular one-day event that will strengthen leaders, build relationships and help entrepreneurs gain access to opportunities like never before!

Saturday, September 28, 2024
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Lowcountry Conference Center
(Summerville Hilton Garden Inn/Homewood Suites building)

Are you a business owner looking for support? Ready to take your business to the next level?

We're building a community of hope and a sisterhood of growth-minded professionals who want to strengthen their skills and expand their network.

Featuring Keynote Speaker

Natalie Williams

Natalie Williams, originally from New Jersey, has lived in the Charlotte Metrolina area for over 15 years and is the Chief Operations Officer at the Urban League of Central Carolina. With over 20 years of experience in financial, organizational development, and operational management, she has previously served as Director of Operations for several organizations, including ASPIRE Community Capital and the Carolinas Minority Supplier Development Council. Natalie also founded NAW4 Integrated Business Solutions, LLC, where she offers business consultation to small minority businesses, aiming to empower individuals in their entrepreneurial journeys. Her dedication to community service extends to her roles on several nonprofit boards and as a co-author of a professional development book. Recognized with numerous awards, such as the 2024 Ethel Community of Excellence Award, Natalie balances her professional achievements with a deep commitment to her family, enjoying time with her husband of 36 years, three children, two grandchildren, friends, and barbeques.

Take advantage of our discounted price through July 30, 2024

Early Bird Tickets Available

$149

Promote your business to liKE minded professionals

Exhibitor booths available

$150

*(includes entrance for two into the conference)

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topics areas include:

  • Starting Your Small Business
  • Marketing Your Small Business 
  • Funding Your Small Business 
  • Small Business Certifications
  • Government Contracting for Small Businesses

Meet our speakers

SHANIEQUA WASHINGTON

The Power of Perspective: Leveraging Diversity for Competitve Advantage

Diversity can boost your business! Learn why diverse teams are smarter, more creative, and reach wider markets. We’ll tackle the tough stuff too—like the barriers that keep businesses from being as inclusive as they could be—and share straightforward strategies for tearing those barriers down. Find out how you can turn diversity into your business’s superpower and stand out in the market.

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SHEILA MILLS

Forward on Purpose—From Stagnation to Soaring

Sheila L. Mills is CEO of FAITH CONCEPTS LLC dba Life Purpose by Design Consulting— women empowerment speaker, youth mentor and resiliency life coach. Her mission is to educate, engage, and empower others to succeed with 3 Cs—clarity of purpose, courageous faith, and a commitment to overcome adversities–despite the obstacles that threaten to push you off course from attaining your highest purpose—a life empowered by God’s design.

LaShaya norton

Dreams Do Come True!

I’ll share my entrepreneurial journey, the highs and lows of starting a business, and the key strategies I used to secure funding, gain essential knowledge, and build a supportive community. Entrepreneurs will learn about transitioning from idea to startup, creative funding approaches, accessing professional development resources, and leveraging community support to build a thriving business.

Lisa Michelle

The Mindset of a Successful Entrepreneur

Unlock the secrets to entrepreneurial success by diving deep into the crucial mindset traits that distinguish thriving entrepreneurs from the rest. This is designed to equip aspiring and current entrepreneurs with the mental tools needed to navigate the challenges and triumphs of the business world. Join us for an engaging and interactive exploration of four key topic areas: Identifiable Mindset, Realistic Mindset, Mindset of Resilience, Mindset Moving Forward.

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Sponsorship Opportunities Available

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contact us at

843-408-0343 | ihopewbc@increasinghope.org | www.ihopewbc.org