Our mission is to help women in leadership to go and “preach the word;
be prepared in season and out of season, correct,rebuke, and encourage – with great patience and careful instruction.” (2 Timothy 4: 2)
Women 2 Women 26th Day of Giving Celebrates
"Strength of A Woman" 2019
Recognizing and paying tribute to the Women of Central Florida who has made an impact and contribution to the growth of their community and profession.
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT FALCON'S FIRE GOLF CLUB
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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NOMINEES!
Armelle Desir is a voice for empowering others to not allow their pain of their past affect their future. As an Author, Inspirational speaker, Sexual abuse Survivor, Advocate, and founder of The Gift of Hope- a nonprofit organization that focuses on sexual abuse awareness, advocacy and prevention, she has impacted others by sharing her story and life lessons. Armelle also helps other victims from the US all the way to Haiti, recently joining forces with other organizations in the country to help bring awareness to sexual abuse in violence in Haiti, and help provide services to the victims in the country as well. Armelle has also constructed a powerful movement called Unleashed dedicated to empower others to Unleash themselves of the pain of their past so they can live a life of abundance and success. Armelle is a compassionate mentor, passion driven leader, and friend.
Candi Bryan is a breast cancer survivor, wife, mom and ministry leader. She is also the producer and the host of her podcast on iTunes, Good Morning Ladies. Candi was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer in 2016 and
underwent chemo followed by a double mastectomy and radiation in January of 2017. Candi has truly come to know
God as healer and redeemer. As she was going through her battle she realized she had walked away from her first true
passion which is to have a ministry for women. Candi is a UCF broadcast major who has always had a love to media. She has worked with several broadcast companies in Central Florida from News 13 to Viacom. She also has an MBA in business, has worked in business sales for 17 years, and uses her experience in media & business to run a growing women's ministry. In 2008, along with some amazing powerful women, Candi founded a prayer group that would grow to become the nonprofit outreach organization RENEW, which stands for REACHING EVERY NEED FOR EVERY WOMAN. The women who serve along side Candi focus on outreach, meeting the financial, spiritual, and emotional needs of women.
When you have a dream and you’re willing to trust in God the sky is the limit. Raised in a small Community called South Apopka, Carea Gunn grew up in a Single Parent household with three other siblings and was taught at a early age the importance of hard work and never giving up. As a child, Carea watched her mother go from public assistance to an Entrepreneur and business owner of several flourishing business, this foundation paved the way to Carea developing Shero Hair Collection- a number one distributor of virgin hair and Custom wigs.
Enase Previlon, a young lady filled with hope and a bright smile. Enase was born in Goniaves,Haiti and came to the united states at the age of 3. She is the first of six children in her family. Enase was raised in christian family that taught her leadership goals and conduct.
As she grew up, she knew that she had the responsibility to cover her siblings and to keep them in line. At the age of 17 she decided to take over the youth class at her church. Enase was in charge of teaching,creating lesson plans for children 3 years old and up. Enase felt complete joy while teaching. As the years went by she was faced with many obstacles such as health issues and being hated due to the fact that she chose to be different. At the age of 18 she knew that God had called her to be more than just a Sunday school or a "church goer". One day her friend invited her to a prayer line and from there God confirmed what her calling was. She began to travel and lead worship but every where she would go, God led her to speak life into young women. Often times leaders speak life without action. Enase has been left broke while helping others. Despite being rejected by family and friends, she persisted and followed her heart. Her heart and desire to love others unconditionally constantly draws people to her. She has helped abused,homeless,hurt women get back into a positive state of mind. She believes that character and the conduct of a women is absolutely important.
She is the owner of: FusionShowcase, a full service event production company and; TheVision, a non-profit organization focused on educating the younger generation, while providing a helping hand and basic necessities. Jennifer's vision is to combine music, dance, poetry, art, and her love for God to create and share an authentic atmosphere wherever she goes.
My name is Kimberly Beth Graham. I was born in Miami, FL. My family is from the beautiful island of Jamaica. I have been married to my wonderful husband Lloyd Graham for 25 years. We have 5 kids (3 together) and 6 grandkids. We live in Orlando, FL. I currently work for Orlando Health hospital, and I have my own company Kim’s Sweet Kreations. I have a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Health Care Administration, and a Master’s degree in Business administration. I attend RCCI church where Prophetess Victoria Sowell is my spiritual mother and pastor! I am an intercessor and a worshipper! I love to travel, and enjoy life, family, and my dear friends.
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Maryse Nelson is founder and president of SAMARITA MINISTRIES, INC., a nonprofit organization that reaches out especially to those whose spirits are ‘crushed’. She enjoys motivating audiences and individuals to achieve higher standards in life and to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. A graduate of New York University with a BS in Physical Therapy and the University of Phoenix with a Masters in Business Administration, Maryse is a professional speaker for organizations that seek to improve morale, teamwork, and communication skills. Under Maryse’s leadership, SAMARITA MINISTRIES organizes missionary projects in Haiti, benefiting the disabled population. They are diligently at work in the United States as well. One core program is FANM SE KAJOU, which rescues and strengthens women to overcome tragedy and help others in return.
Spiritual mentor and consultant; pastor of Jesus is Lord Ministry Inc; CEO of Women of Power & Praise. She has a bachelor’s degree in Theology; a Doctorate in Ministry. Community service: board member of Healthy Start Coalition of Osceola; Chairman of Youth Development Task-force; board member of Fetal Infant Mortality Review; Board of Advisory of Isaiah university; participant of Children’s Cabinet of Osceola; Volunteer Chaplin for Osceola jail from 1990-2005.
As a survivor of human trafficking I'm devoted to reaching, restoring and equipping victims of Human Trafficking as well as those being sexually exploited. I do this by leading a team into the Strip clubs and brothels every month offering support and building intentional relationships loving people where they are as they are. I speak nationally about my own experience to bring hope with awareness and advocate for those I serve. Christa speaks Nationally sharing her story and book titled: No Safe Place from childhood Abuse to sex trafficking. She is the founder and Executive Director of “Loving You Where You Are At” a survivor led outreach and support group in The Greater Tampa Bay area. Their mission is to reach, restore and equip women in the commercial sex industry and victims of trafficking. They are a nonprofit and plan to open an Emergency Response Home for those ready to exit in 2019.
Christa is an abolitionist fighting sex trafficking and sexual exploitation. She passionately shares the hope she found in Jesus to overcome! She has received many awards for her work and has been featured on many talk shows including the 700 Club.
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I’m simply a woman with an ugly past presently working to create a beautiful future, I can’t change who I was but I’m so proud of who I am! My name is Amanda Clephar, 26 years old born 12/10/92 in Orlando Fl, I was a 9th grade drop out, rape victim, runaway, domestic violence victim, bullied, drugged, in a coma and some more things, I had every reason to hate but my experiences made me love harder I love helping others even when I don’t have it myself, I didn’t allow my past to make me bitter but I did use my negatives to make positives, in February 2017 I started a group called I am not my past which was mainly used to help women who were abused speak out, it became more than just a Facebook group so I took it further and started having support groups! Depression took over for a couple months but I was determined to come back with a bang and in August 2018 I started a project called let me vent sis, where women from all over can come network, have fun, touch different topics, Vent of course and come together because I believe we are all sisters no matter where we come from, my ultimate goal is to be the confidant that I needed when I was younger, I’m far from perfect but I am the perfect example of how awesome God is! I went from a dysfunctional child to a future business owner, great mother and more!
A wife and mother of seven children. Spiritual mentor and event planner; Pastor of the Haitian Church of God of Poinciana (6 years) and Co-Pastor of the Haitian Church of God based out in New York for over 40 years. Dedicates her time giving and assisting member of church with counseling support, housing, food, and clothing. She stops at nothing when it comes to helping others.
Sarath Grace is a youth Leader at LCGM, she is a teacher at St. Cloud Middle School. She has a passion for young people, she uses the divine wisdom and intercession in prayer to gain the heart of young people and lead them to Christ and stay away from the tactics of the enemy. Her passion for young people started while she was in college when she started having a lot of her classmates coming to her seeking for advice and prayers. Though her college lifestyle was not as good as she wanted, she too experienced a lot hurt, deceit, disappointments, attacks, and even homelessness. January 2016 Sarath started going to Life Changing Global Ministry where she started using her gift more and walking into her calling. Her goal is to empty hell and save one soul at a time for Jesus. She is currently in the process of obtaining her master's degree in Educational leadership.
My sentences DR. Shant'a Barton- Stubbs is recognized as a household name in her community for her surreal contributions towards helping others accomplish their goals in life and also reach their full potential. Shanta teaches at risk youth that they are the good in their hood and currently has over 14 years experience in making a real difference in the Parramore community . Her roles as a mental health therapist, a compassionate leader, a successful entrepreneur, a philanthropist, an author, and a motivational speaker has earned her the title the GLOW GIVER
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Shirley Dorsainvil is a current Masters Student at the University of Central Florida. She is a Digital Entrepreneur and Founder of the flourishing digital communities, Haitians Who Blog and Haitian Art Stroke. While serving as the Executive Director of Haitian Queens Platform. She aspires to help women connect with one another in ways that are cause for aspiration and inspiration with her motto being “I aspire to inspire through building a sense of community and through the development of networks”.
Vanessa Dieujuste is the Founder and President of Queens of Kulture, Inc. , which is a non- profit organization whose mission is to inspire and nurture growth by empowering women of all back grounds through education , leadership, and service. She is a currently a nursing student at Cambridge institute of Allied Health & Technology . Mrs. Dieujuste enjoys being a wife, mentor and CEO of several small businesses such as Dream Lyfe Events and Beaute Bouquets by Vanessa. She is also the Director of Tri Cities Miss Sweetheart Pageant, 2018 Former Mrs. Port au Prince& Club Kreyol at UCF Former Pageant and Dance Director. Her philosophy of life is " Life has no remote....get up and change it “.
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Michaelle Mereigh is a speaker and author who inspires her audience to get back up when life has knocked you down. After overcoming deep depression & suicidal thoughts Michaelle was able to take the necessary steps to receive true healing to become whole again. Michaelle decided to choose life and "Live Again". Through her experience she discovered that there is purpose in your pain and as a result “Empowered To Live Again" was birthed. Now Michaelle travels to inspire and empower people one on one and in group settings to take the necessary steps to " Live Again". Her message is simple “You can rise to Victory from defeat “
After high school, Arkeisha was blessed with her first bundle of joy Keith Green Jr. He entered this world weighing 8lbs, 14 ounces and 21 inched long. His birth manifested her loved for children. After his birth, Arkeisha began to embark on the next chapter of her life with her bouncing baby boy. She enrolled in Miami Dade Community College to begin her degree in Business Administration and if that wasn’t enough for a new mom, and because of her love for children, she decided to seek whatever certification she could to get in the field of Early Child Care; and so, it began. She obtained her Child Care certification, CPR certification and countless hours of training, working with little kids. Soon after in May of 2001, she was blessed with her second bundle of joy who she named Kareem Angel Green. He was also a whopping 8lbs, 16 ounces and 19 inches long. Unfortunately, she would only get to share memories with him for five years. On June 16, 2016, Arkeisha’s life and her family’s life would change forever. It was a sunny South Florida day it was supposed to be a great day for Kareem at summer camp but, his precious life was cut short due to a drowning accident. This accident caused her tremendous pain, suffering and grief-one that will last till eternity. But, because of her love and fervor for helping others, she found solace and began to let her voice be heard so that noon else would go through this type of pain. She began donating swimming lesson vouchers to various parks so the less fortunate will have an opportunity to learn how to swim. She received proclamation in the City of Miami for donating the most vouchers. She relocated to Kissimmee/ Orlando area and received a proclamation there as well. She speaks to organizations about water safety and has also received several awards for her works in helping communities save lives
Leia Perez, a former accountant turned pastry chef, is the owner of Candyland Designs Co. a local bakery in downtown Kissimmee. Mrs. Perez has a degree in business management and finance from Case Western Reserve University. She and her family relocated to Florida from Ohio after her husband, Sgt. Perez, was retired from the ARMY. Though Mrs. Perez runs her bakery full time, she is also a mentor for the Osceola Education Foundation's high school students, the owner of a nonprofit organization benefiting the eradication of child hunger and an avid executor of random acts of kindness!
Michelle Welch is no stranger to entrepreneurship. Growing up in a business based household she quickly learned the importance of strong work ethic with a balanced blend of unending determination . Michelle found herself assisting in multiple business start ups and helping them increase their bottom line. In 2015 Michelle founded Queen Cleaning Concepts, a commercial and residential cleaning company that quickly gained success due to her stellar marketing efforts. She is a serial entrepreneur , a business owner and certified Life coach. She specializes in empowerment and business coaching. Her passion spreads widely into the community. Which prompted her to create the non profit - The Momtreprenuer Network. She loves encouraging single mothers and women of all ages in general! But the Queen of Clean's most important job is her role as a single mother for her two boys!
Reverend Barbara G. Wolliston, a native of Jamaica, is an Ordained Pastor and in full time ministry with her husband. The couple pastors the New life Cultural Center in Kissimmee. An entrepreneur, Barbara founded WollMax Secretarial Services, First Impression Childcare Center, and New Life Childcare. These businesses provided exceptional care for over 100 children and their families in the Kissimmee and surrounding communities. She is the founder of her most recent ministry: 2WPM - Women Worldwide Prayer Movement - which includes the unique 1-minute Global Prayer, poised to impact millions of women here and around the world.
“The strength of a woman is not measured by the impact that all her hardships in life have had on her; but the strength of a woman is measured by the extent of her refusal to allow those hardships to dictate her and who she becomes.”
― C. Joy Bell C.