Meet the 2021 Inspiring Women Leader's Conference Keynote Speakers


The Inspiring Women Leaders (IWL) Conference has announced their 2021 IWL Keynote Speakers: Kathey Porter, MBA, CPSD and Betsy Allen-Manning.  The 4th Annual Inspiring Women Leaders Conference will be held March 8-9, 2021. The conference will kick-off International Women’s Day and lead into 2 full conference days of keynote speakers, breakout sessions and prime networking opportunities to enhance participants’ personal and professional development. Registration is currently open for the virtual event.

Betsy Allen Manning

Founder, Motiv8u Enterprises

Featured on FOX, CBS, ABC, NBC & TEDx, Betsy Allen-Manning is founder of the consulting firm, Motiv8u Enterprises, and is a top-rated keynote speaker; known for inspiring people with her story of going from failure…to worldwide

singer…to global impactor. With an expertise in human behavior and experience working as a manager for Disney & 5-star hotels, Betsy is honored to have trained over 7,500 leaders & teams for small businesses, franchises & associations, to multi-billion dollar corporations, such as Toshiba, Fidelity, Six Flags & The U.S. Dept. of Defense. An author of 3 books, Betsy’s mission is to develop the ‘Impact Leader’ in everyone, so they can live a more successful & significant life. Betsy Helps Corporations, Franchises & Associations Develop An ‘Impact Strategy’, To Stand Out In Leadership, Customer Service & Business Success.

Kathey Porter

Principal/CEO, Porter Brown Associates and BusinessFAB® Media

Kathey is a nationally recognized small business strategist and award winning supplier diversity expert. With a career spanning nearly two decades in marketing, small business development, supplier diversity and entrepreneurship, she has assisted numerous minority and women-owned businesses to receive millions of dollars in contract opportunities.

A sought after subject matter expert, Kathey is a frequent keynote speaker, panelist and workshop facilitator at conferences and events focusing on supplier diversity, small business development/entrepreneurship, women’s entrepreneurship and empowerment and diversity and inclusion and has addressed audiences at Inc Magazine’s Inc 5000, Fast Company, Interise, ESSENCE Festival, The Conference Board and MBDA, to name a few. In 2018, she was appointed to the Advisory Council on Small and Minority Business Development for the State of Florida.

An adjunct business instructor, Kathey is an Executive Coach for the Black Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Accelerator at Babson College and served as a business coach for Inc Magazine’s Inc 5000.

One of the few African American women business authors in the country, she is the author of 50 Billion Dollar Boss, which was nominated for an NAACP Image Award and Implementing Supplier Diversity. She is working on a third book to be released in Spring, 2021.

An entrepreneur, Kathey is the founder and Principal of Porter Brown Associates, a certified veteran-owned, woman-owned, DBE training and professional services consultancy and BusinessFAB® Media.

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