Felicia Renee Shakespeare is a native Chicagoan who has achieved calculated success in both the business and the education sectors. She is a bestselling author, brand strategist, speaker, technology educator, entrepreneur, and empowerment coach. Felicia's career experience spans through years in both the business and education sectors, working for Fortune 500 companies and supporting one of the largest school districts in America. Some of her pivotal business exposure came while working for tech icon IBM Corporation in the areas of Sales, Operations and Account Management in the Global Financing and Global Services Divisions. Felicia redirected her skills to the education sector and has held a number of successful roles at both the school and the central office district level both in tech, teaching and administration. She often says that she is "in the business of educating."
Felicia understands well the challenges that women can face. Specifically as a woman of color, she has come to realize that if not corrected, the greatest thing that can hold you back in life are the thoughts that lie within you! She is the recipient of the 2017 WNBA Chicago Sky's #RedefinePossible Women's Leadership Award, the 2017 Dream Conference Aspiring Entrepreneur Award, and was selected as a 2017 Author of the Year Finalist in the small business category for her independently published book "You Are Your Brand: Building From the Inside Out!" Felicia recently founded "mClass" a network focused on providing women with tools and resources that are seeing to become the best version of themselves in business and in their personal lives (www.mClass.me).
Felicia has spoken for several thriving women and entrepreneurial focused organizations to include; Dress For Success Worldwide Success Summit, Top Ladies of Distinction Leadership Conference, The Black Women's Expo, Anita Borg and more. She has recently developed partnerships and facilitated brand development workshops for top organizations such as Penske Corporation, i.c. Stars and the Chicago Public Library. Her inspiration comes from empowering others to be intentional about living a life of faith and purpose. In the fall 2018 Felicia will launch and host her inaugural "A Purpose Drive Woman" conference in Chicago. Website: www.feliciashakespeare.com
Women in Tech & Entrepreneurship Breakfast
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