Hot Seat Guests (Speakers/Panelists)

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Dr. Lola Adeyemi, MPH, MLA

Dr. Lola is a "multipreneur” - a physician by profession, an entrepreneur by design, and a coach by choice. As an ICF certified professional coach, she helps clients achieve unparalleled growth, introduces them to exciting opportunities, and drives people to success. Her perspectives on entrepreneurship, mentorship, and leadership can be found in Forbes, Medium, Thrive Global and LinkedIn. When she is not coaching or mentoring, or building her businesses Magna Carta Health and Mentoring Her, she spends her time speaking at events. Magna Carta was bootstrapped to success and currently services 15K patients a year and counting. Mentoring Her is projected to be the Facebook for mentoring women. Dr. Lola received her medical degree from Olabisi Onabanjo University in Nigeria; she received an MPH from Johns Hopkins University and an MLA from Harvard University.

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Dr. Gassam is a TEDx Speaker, Forbes Senior Contributor, and Consultant, helping businesses foster a culture of Diversity & Inclusion. She is the founder of BWG Business Solutions LLC, a company focused on creating strategies to foster an equitable workplace. Gassam is also a professor at Sacred Heart University, teaching courses in diversity and inclusion, performance management, data analytics and employee engagement. Her Ph.D. focused on hiring and selection bias and she strives to use her knowledge and research expertise to strengthen organizations, increase cultural competency and help foster a diverse and inclusive workplace.

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Dr. Lisa Johnson pratt

Dr. Johnson describes herself as “a MAD Woman on Purpose.”


Mom: High EQ, Compassionate, Pushing Purpose over “Things”

Activist: Striving to End Violence Against Women 

Doctor: Using Medical and Scientific Knowledge to Educate the Public

On Purpose:


Coach/Mentor: Helping individuals, teams and evolving talent discover their purpose 

Businesswoman: Founder, Ananias Ventures; Former Fortune 500 Executive

Developing: Squashing the desire to control the uncontrollable