Orletta Caldwell, Ph.D, Beyond Existing Enterprises
p: (313) 829-0034
Orletta is an exceptionally qualified educator and nonprofit management specialist with over 30 years of administrative and leadership experience. She is currently serving as the Executive Director of the Michigan Council of Women in Technology. In another capacity, she assists grassroots nonprofits as the CEO of Beyond Existing Enterprises, a nonprofit consulting organization. Highlights from her distinguished career include serving as Executive Director of Camp Baber, Assistant Professor at Grand Rapids Community College, and CEO of Beyond Existing Enterprises. She also has a wealth of professional and volunteer experience, having worked with Tech Soup, the Community Economic Development Association of Michigan (CEDAM), Metro Detroit Council of Christian Churches, the Urban Renewal Commission for the city of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Association of Gospel Rescue Missions, and Southfield Downtown Development Authority for Southfield, Michigan. Orletta has earned a Bachelor of Public Affairs from Wayne State University, a Master of Science in Management from Cardinal Stritch, and Ph.D. in Public Policy & Administration specializing in Nonprofit Management from Walden University..
Attorney Tina Patterson, Patterson Justice Counsel
p: (313) 385-3720
Tina M. Patterson, Esq. is the Principal Attorney of Patterson Justice Counsel, PLLC headquartered in Detroit, Michigan.
Patterson’s legal expertise includes probate and estate planning, and she holds a Probate and Estate Planning Certification from the Institute of Continuing Legal Education. She has counseled a diverse array of clients in planning and settling their legal affairs for succession. Patterson is also an advocate for correcting injustice and discrimination, and has successfully recovered land and other significant material property for aggrieved clients.
Additionally, Patterson is a frequent public policy analyst, appearing on national panels, to address issues on the intersections of race, public policy and the law. As one of the less than 5% of Black women lawyers in the country, Patterson also frequently serves as a panelist for events highlighting and advocating women in leadership, including The PuLSE Institute’s Global Women’s History Month event with keynote by Dr. Natalia Kanem, UN Undersecretary and Women’s Connection Forum for Advancing Women Leadership in Healthcare.
Kimberly Dokes, RA, Dokes Design Architecture
p: (248) 763-3678
Born and raised in the Washington D.C. Metro Area, Kimberly began her Architectural career in Detroit, MI working for local design firms. She founded Dokes Design Architecture, LLC in 2009 and is currently Principal at the firm. She attended college in southern Alabama at the historical Tuskegee University where she obtained her Bachelor of Architecture degree.
Kimberly has participated in a variety of building project types include multi-family, K-12 school buildings, higher education/university facilities, recreation/youth centers, historic preservation projects, office space consolidation, office renovations, and tenant build-out spaces. She has also enjoyed the complexity of large (federal bond) capital improvements and modernization programs. Such programs include The CIP Infrastructures Program at Detroit Metro Airport and Willow Run Airport; The North Terminal Redevelopment Program at Detroit Metro Airport; and The Detroit Public School Proposal S Bond Program.
April Halliburton, All-4-HR & Business Solutions
p: (844) 425-5447, Ext. 2 – HR Hotline
April D. Halliburton, as a single mom of two dynamic children, started the entrepreneurial journey and founded All-4-HR & Business Solutions LLC in 2009 after working as a legal secretary and assistant for 25 years. Her company provides expert, virtual HR management/consulting services to small businesses in the U.S. with 2- 49 employees. She has over 15 years HR experience. April holds a B.A. in Business Administration; MBA in Strategic Management/HR Management Certificate. She is also a Certified SCORE Mentor, Workshop Facilitator/HR Consultant. Her passion is growing small businesses across the country, one small business at a time!
Deba Harper, Detroit Dream Investment Solutions & CHAMP Nation
Over a span of 20 years, Deba has curated a successful career as a senior Salesforce consultant and administrator, business analyst, producer, and real estate developer. She has worked with small businesses, non-profit organizations, government agencies, multinational and global corporations in various industries like entertainment, manufacturing, and real estate.
Deba is an Systems Innovation Specialist who utilizes advancements in technology to improve the efficiency of producing goods and services by enhancing the Employee Experience (EX), which ultimately improves the Customer Experience (CX).
Real estate development allows Deba to express her diverse knowledge in various industries to identify opportunities for equitable returns by investing in projects with social impact on communities in need of social-economic development. She is a visionary with a dream that led her to relocate to Detroit, a city emerging as a Future City. Detroit is where revitalization and workforce development is the focus on creating a new middle class.
We believe in the power of networking and supporting small businesses, which is why our event is the perfect opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals and build meaningful relationships within our community. We encourage you to come ready to learn, connect, and have fun!
Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to shop local and learn from some of the most successful businesswomen in our community. Save the date for our free Women’s Vendor and Business Showcase happening on Saturday, April 22. We can’t wait to see you there!
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