Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

On Saturday, hosted its inaugural DREAM BIG 2015 Summit at the Westside Cultural Arts Center in Atlanta. Created by personal branding expert Courtney Rhodes, Dream Big was designed to equip women with tools to develop their personal brand and achieve their goals.


 Panelist Photo

Participants included Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall, Steve and Terri Ewing (Wade Ford), celebrity photographer Drexina Nelson, model/speaker Pearl Fils-Aime (, Erika Baez (Regional Merchant Services, Bank of America), financial advisor Terrell Dinkins, fitness expert Sonia Marie Trimble (Author, Little Miss Healthy Pants), Patrice Worthy (Editor,, filmmaker Nicole Parker, Jessica Gaines (Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs), casting director and filmmaker Rhavynn Drummer, Sigele Winbush (PR Manager, Atlanta Ballet), lingerie designer Uyo-Okebie Eichelberger, Alex Davis (PR Manager, Bloomingdale’s), Dina Marto (Twelve Music Group), Saptosa Foster (Managing Partner, 135th Street Agency), fashion designer Shinekia Thomas, Qaadirah Abdur-Rahim (CEO, Future Foundation) and journalist Ronda Racha Penrice (African American History for Dummies).

Kwanza Hall

Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall with TheBrandistaGuide

Attendees enjoyed light bites, networking, gift bags and a free professional headshot from Drexina Nelson’s expert team, which also gave away a complete image makeover package to one lucky guest. Special thanks to Creative Director Nicole Mitchell and event sponsors Wade Ford and Drexina Nelson Photography.


Wade Ford’s Steve Ewing thanks the attendees

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