Sista 2 Sista: Women Empowering Women 2023 speakers.
Judy Goode is the CEO of the Christian- based company Amazing Services. She worked in Wall Street for almost 35 years as a Managing Director for a data processing firm. In early 2001, she and her husband Andy decided to retire and move to Orange Park, FL in 2003.
Her business, Goode’s Cleaning is a Christian-based company with a high level of integrity. Her iconic company motto “We Don’t Cut Corners We Clean Them “ has made Goode’s Cleaning memorable to her clients for the last 19 years. Her company has been nominated by the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce Small Business Leader of the Year, awarded Clay County’s Business of the Month, and recently the Super Service award by Angie’s List from 2015-2020. Judy has been featured in the Program Success Magazine in 2019 and appeared on Channel 4’s, “Look Local” TV broadcast.
Judy is a Dale Carnegie Graduate and is passionate about helping others succeed in their business endeavors. She’s the author of two titles; The Power 2 Change and Your Key To Building A Successful Office Cleaning Business; both can be found on Amazon. Judy is married to her high school sweetheart Andy for 55 years. She has a daughter, four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren with number 6 on the way.
Esther Atkins was born in Georgetown, Guyana and moved to the United States in February 1983. Esther has been married for 19 years and has two children. In addition, she has been employed for Sears Service for 18 years and was an office manager for 19 years. She is also active in her church community.
The business endeavor that has changed her life is her Mary Kay business. She invested in this business March 16, 2010. This business has connected her with women of all walks of life and gave her the unique opportunity to empower women's lives. She enjoys giving them hope and instilling confidence in them when life presents challenges. Esther earned not one but two diamond rings with Mary Kay. Together with her growing team, they are currently in a qualification process to become their own unit and earn the coveted career car. In the last three months, Esther added 13 new team members while pursuing her ultimate goal of becoming an International Sales Director with Mary Kay.
Riley is very socially conscious and has her finger on the pulse of issues that are relevant to the younger generation. She is civic minded, and sounds the alarm when she encounters any group that has no voice.
Rising star Riley O’Keefe is currently a junior at Bartram Trail High School. Like many other high school students, Riley is busy maintaining her grades and planning for the future. Riley is a determined and principled individual and intends to pursue law, more specifically environmental law. In pursuit of this goal, Riley is a member of the debate team, the Law and Ethics club, and volunteers with various on campus activities.
Riley is very socially conscious and has her finger on the pulse of issues that are relevant to the younger generation. She is civic minded, and sounds the alarm when she encounters any group that has no voice. Riley is also involved with the ACLU and has been vocal on her school district as well as in the community about women’s rights. Her most recent involvement being speaking at a Women’s March in Saint Augustine.
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Lorna will be singing for the Sista 2 Sista: Women Empowering Women, Divas Unveiled event this year. Ms. Pressley is the Associate Pastor of Grace & Hope Deliverance Ministries and is affectionately known as A.P. Lorna. She is a native of Jacksonville, FL, where she has served diligently in the ministry of music since her childhood. Mrs. Pressley received her Associate Degree in Theology from St. Thomas Bible College in May of 2004. Her anointed voice will simply blow you completely away. It is nothing short of magical! Lorna continues to mentor singers and musicians locally while displaying Godly character in every aspect of her life. She has made herself available to God and in return God has anointed her to teach & preach with clarity from the scriptures in a way that all ages and denominations can comprehend.
You do not want to miss the musical talent of Mrs. Lorna Pressley at this year's Sista 2 Sista: Women Empowering Women event. We look forward to seeing you there.
Tammy Smith is a Gospel Recording Artist and Praise and Worship Leader. She is a (former) Lead Vocalist for the Grammy, Dove, and Stellar Award-winning Chicago Mass Choir for 13 years. She has been featured on their latest CD “Chicago Mass Choir XV”. Her career has taken her to Paris France, Zurich, Geneva, Switzerland, and Greece.
Tammy has been honored and nominated for the “2014 Rhythm of Gospel Awards in 3 Categories. As a result, she was awarded “Best Performance By Praise and Worship Artist of the Year. She has graced the stage to open for John P. Kee, The Clark Sisters, Deleon Richards, and Richard Smallwood and the “Three Mo’ Tenors. Also, she has appeared twice on the TBN Broadcasting Network. In February 2010, Tammy was a recipient of the “Most Influential Entertainment Achievement Award”. In October 2004, she was a finalist for the “New York Gospel Superfest as 1st Place Runner up.