The Ultimate Woman Network Conference is the premier business conference for professional women and entrepreneurs to inspire, educate, and strategically advance in business.  Meet powerhouse speakers and network with top professionals. Get the tools you need to BELIEVE in yourself, EMBRACE your power, and SUCCEED in all you do!

Join a diverse group of female leaders, aspiring and seasoned business owners, as well as entrepreneurs and founders for a day of education, connections, and fun! 

Register for this dynamic experience created to provide the tools you need regarding sales, branding, content marketing, successful entrepreneurship as an employee, and more.


The Ultimate Woman Network Conference is a one-day conference that provides attendees with critical information to help them believe in themselves, embrace their power, and succeed in every area of life, including business, personal growth, and development.

Known for bringing together a diverse group of female entrepreneurs, industry disruptors, and inspirational figures who share business insights and forward-thinking ideas, the Ultimate Woman Network helps women-focused businesses, charities, and communities reach their goals through this business conference.

Tamika Josephs-Smith

Founder, Entrepreneur, and CEO of Diamond Event Services, Inc., Tamika Josephs-Smith is known for creating and producing large-scale conferences and expos bridging women-focused businesses, charities, and community.

For nearly ten years Tamika has produced the wildly popular Pink Event—an event she created—connecting over 70 local and national brands with more than 500 attendees. She has worked with brands like Bai Drink, Giant Foods, Kind Snacks, M.A.C. Cosmetics, Nylosi, and Starbucks. Her stellar events and thought leadership have garnered features on Fox 45 Baltimore, NBC 11 Baltimore, WTOP Washington, MYTV Baltimore, and The Capital Gazette.


Carolyn R Owens

Carolyn Owens is the President of Infinity Coaching, Inc. which provides career, leadership and life coaching that moves individuals forward allowing them to take COMMAND of their lives. With over 25 years of proven experience, she is a leading authority on leadership and professional development and has worked with and trained top leaders across the globe. Carolyn is a two-time Amazon bestselling author and recognized as one of the select few, certified Rapid Employment Master Coaches in the world.

Mali Phonpadith

Mali Phonpadith is the Founder/CEO of the SOAR Community Network and SOAR Community Summit, TEDx Speaker, #1 international bestselling author, marketing strategist, podcaster and the Executive Producer/Host of Tea with Mali Cable TV Show. In 2015, Mali was selected as a Belief Team community partner through Values Partnership for the Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network BELIEF initiative.

Emily Craft

Emily Craft is a Registered Dietitian and In-Store Nutritionist with Giant Food. Emily has spoken nationally on the topics of pediatric weight management, nutrition counseling, and retail nutrition and is passionate about helping customers integrate good nutrition seamlessly into their lives. She received her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from the University of Delaware and her Master’s in Health Education from St. Joseph’s University.

Dr. Natalie Forest

Natalie Forest is the Founder of Success Revolutions and Revolutionize Your Potential where she engages leaders, corporate teams, and entrepreneurs to identify consistencies for their success. Her engaging methods and techniques are proven to increase productivity, teamwork, and retention, resulting in higher profitability, authentic fulfillment, and less stress.

Dr. Michelle Dawson

Michelle Dawson is a passionate Leadership Coach, International Speaker, Organizational Strategist, and International Best Selling Author. She has helped hundreds of organizational leaders discover growth opportunities, increase productivity and implement action plans to achieve measurable and sustainable results. As an Organizational Strategist, she facilitates these strategies for organizations in the United States, Europe, and Africa.

Jon'll Boyd

Certified event planner, speaker, and author, Jon’ll Boyd is the CEO of Completely Yours Events and founder of The Planner’s Suite. She leads a team of four Lead Event Planners, managing over 65 events each year. Jon’ll actively seeks new ways to give back to the events industry by paying it forward and mentoring other starting and transitioning planners as well as serving on the board of National Association of Catering and Events.

Vanessa Elam

Vanessa Elam is the Founder and Visionary of L.I.F.E. (Living in Freedom Everyday) Women’s Fellowship, a consultancy and coaching organization focused on the liberty and empowerment of women. Through L.I.F.E. Women’s Fellowship’s platform, Vanessa Elam has become a trusted resource in presenting celebratory events and programming for women. Her creative hand is over every solution she provides and every bit of wise counsel she lends to coaching clients. The key is a personal touch that is informed by overcoming a troubled past and finding a  passion and joy in inspiring others to follow suit.

Martine Foreman

Martine Foreman is a speaker, lifestyle and wellness expert, writer, digital influencer, wellness advocate, and an ACE-certified Health Coach. Through meaningful content, speaking engagements, workshops, and coaching/ consulting services, Martine strives to help women develop healthier habits and make better choices that will allow them to live their best lives. A visionary entrepreneur and gifted writer, Martine created her brand with the conviction that today’s woman is in need of more to help her reach her greatest potential. This guiding principle drove her to develop a brand that helps women live more fullfilling lives.

Akia Ashmond Brew

Michael C. Smith is an advocate for artists and musicians seeking to launch careers in the music industry. The organization provides opportunities to increase the artists’ knowledge of the music business and bargaining power. Michael has a diverse background receiving his start in the New York radio market and would go on to help launch the careers of many aspiring artists. Michael served as a consultant to Discovery Channel and the Executive Office of The President of The United States.


Ultimate Woman Network Honorees and their companies exemplify high standards in work ethic, professional accomplishments, business excellence, and commitment to helping others in the business community. As an honoree, their presence and commitment to cultivate a diverse and connected business community is deeply appreciated.

Congratulations to all our 2018 Ultimate Woman in Business Award Recipients!

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Amanda Spann

Brand Span PR

Dana Sicko

Gundalow Gourmet Catering

Dayna Bolden

Lifestyle Digital Content Creator & Entrepreneur


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