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2020 Women’s Empowerment Summit

Breaking Barriers, Expanding Possibilities

BancorpSouth Conference Center

375 East Main Street | Tupelo, MS | 662-844-2602

Great Speakers – Networking
Entertainment – Personal Development
Empowering Women to Build For Success

Dorothy Wilson

Dorothy Patrick Wilson is a brand strategist, coach, speaker and author. She publishes Gulf Coast Woman and Gulf Coast Weddings magazines and produces MyCoastHome TV show, The Bridal Experience and Bride Ride. Her latest book, “Unboxed”, released in June 2019 ( She and her husband, James, own Mighty Men Movers MS, LLC.

She is co-founder of the Success Women’s Conference, which inspires, connects, empowers and recharges women at a sold-out event each year in September. The conference ( attracts thousands of professional women from across the U.S. and has been named a Top 10 Conference for Professional Women.

Known for her creative strategies and passion to empower women, small business owners, and nonprofit organizations, she has been recognized by the Small Business Administration (SBA) as a Women Business Champion and by the Mental Health Association of South Mississippi as Humanitarian of the Year (2019). She has received the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce’s Pat Santucci Spirit of the Gulf Coast Award; and Tom Tandler Lifetime Achievement Award. She will receive national recognition in October from the National Association of Business Owners as a Top 10 Business Owner.

She is co-chair of Lighthouse Business & Professional Women; chair-elect of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce; and a director of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community Foundation.


Dr. Felicia Phillips

Dr. Felicia Phillips is a Master Business Strategist and President of The U.S. Business Women’s Network.  Her award-winning Agency PPICW, is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia and is a strategic partner of the Small Business Administration and Delta Air Lines. Felicia has built her career on serving, educating and mentoring minority and women-owned small businesses. 

Felicia is a 29 year serial entrepreneur, a member of The Forbes Coaches Council and has been featured in The Huffington Post, Atlanta Journal & Constitution, Rolling Out and Upscale Magazines,CBS Better Mornings, FOX, BET, TLC and many other media outlets. Felicia has had the pleasure of working with Georgia State University’s Andrew Young School of Policy, Wells Fargo, Southern Company, City of Atlanta, IKEA, The Environmental Protection Agency and many other organizations. 

Dr. Phillips received The Phoenix Award from former City of Atlanta Mayor, Kasim Reed for her commitment to sustainability, Who’s Who in Black Atlanta, the Georgia Minority Supplier Diversity Council’s 2018 Class I Supplier of The Year and the National Minority Supplier Diversity Council’s 2019 Class I Regional Supplier of the Year and many other awards and honors. 

Dr. Phillips is a wife and mother of two adult children Cierra Elise and Grant Alexzander and resides in McDonough, GA.


Dr. Linda G. Wiley

Dr. Linda G. Wiley is a certified diversity executive and certified relationship specialist and the CEO of Turning Point Leadership Group, LLC an innovative relationship management firm specializing in diversity and inclusion. With more than 20 years of experience, Dr. Linda trains and coaches individuals and consults with organizations for more effective relationships in this diverse and complex world. Follow her on LI, FB, Twitter, and Instagram.



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Registration Fee $25 | Includes afternoon lunch