Emma is a published photographer, certified makeup artist and two-time award winning entrepreneur with one mission…to help women find the confidence and comfort to be who they are. Boudoir & Personal Branding is her speciality, and it’s all about who YOU are. It’s not just about pretty pictures and SEEING your beauty…it’s about FEELING beautiful in every aspect of the word. It’s about telling a story. A story of confidence, courage, vulnerability and love.There is beauty in every story and every woman has a story. You just have to be willing to show yourself that beauty…that woman. But only so much can be achieved in one day. That’s why Be You Uplifted was born. To give women the continued self-love support they need beyond Emma’s studio.
Jean Kanokogi, Ph.D. is a Senior Special Agent for the US Government with extensive experience in conducting criminal and administrative investigations. With a career spanning for over 23 years in law enforcement, Jean has been the lead investigator on several high-profile cases. She has researched and instructed as a subject matter expert in deception detection, cognitive interviews, rapport building, interview/interrogation methodologies offensive/defensive tactics and firearms safety and engagement.canda
Raised in San Dimas, California, Amy has been singing and performing her entire life. She is a classically trained pianist and vocalist who has been playing the piano since the age of 4. She has over 15 years of professional singing experience with large audiences where she opened for many country music greats including; Trace Adkins, Clint Black, Charlie Daniels, Little Texas, Hal Ketchum, Phil Vassar, Josh Gracin, and others. While in Nashville, she caught the attention of many industry professionals for her powerful vocals and glamorous style. Amy was featured in the July 2009 issue of Country Weekly Magazine as well as the September 2009 cover story for Nashville Music Guide. Her contagious spirit and her passion for music resonate with all who hear her. She has overcome tremendous obstacles throughout her journey and now uses that to bring hope and encouragement through her music. She recorded her first album, Right Here Right Now, in 2007. Amy recently recorded a new EP in "Music City" (Nashville, TN) produced by legendary music Producer Fred Mollin at Sound Emporium Studios. Release date fall of 2021.
My focus shifted from managing multi-million £/$ projects, to making a difference in business and society in a more direct way. I took my first business from startup to exit in 6 months, then expanded my portfolio across 3 continents and multiple industries. I describe myself as an impact entrepreneur and consultant, with a focus on purpose-driven funders, funding and sustainable enterprise; harnessing the power of partnerships and technology for socio-economic empowerment, innovation & business success with purpose.
As a virtual business consultant and a social media strategist, Brianna Coon provides business owners with impactful services to make their work-life more enjoyable. Assisting you with all aspects of day-to-day business operations as well as building a social media and marketing strategy specifically tailored to your goals. With five years of experience in the real estate industry and many more in customer service, when it comes to the impact Brianna can create for you and your business, the possibilities are limitless!
"The island is rich with resources and amazingly skilled people that just need some support and facilitation to be fully successful year round." - Tweaking Economic Growth on Vancouver Island with Divas That Care Host Candace Gish and guest Rosanna Pittella (Director of One Voice and the Isla Spotlight). Visit www.divasthatcare.com to listen in on more of their amazing shows!
Journey of Discovery with Divas That Care host Candace Gish and guest Isla Spotlight partner Susan Isaac! Visit www.divasthatcare.com to listen in on more of their amazing shows!
"I took my passions to have a big impact and my inner voice message saying I had to do more, to step into the new direction of my life." - Heal Your Past & Live Today with Divas That Care host Candace Gish and guest Ailleen Castellano. Visit www.divasthatcare.com to listen in on more of their amazing shows!
"We are committed to encouraging more girls to pursue STEAM fields." - Cool Kids Science RVA with Divas That Care host Candace Gish and guests Jordan and Kennedy Wright. Visit www.divasthatcare.com to listen in on more of their amazing shows!
"I'm passionate about this cause because many females who are interested in STEM careers and fields might feel pressure from society to explore careers in liberal arts, and as a result could miss out on an educational or job opportunity in something they are passionate about." -Girls in STEM with Divas That Care host Candace Gish and guest Katie McKinney. Visit www.divasthatcare.com to listen in on more of their amazing shows!
Hello, my name is Candace Gish and I am hard at work every single day in my mission to redefine the term DIVA. Now, I want you take a moment to imagine something with me. After months of submitting press releases, participating in radio and podcast interviews, and attending countless networking events, your payoff is finally here. You have landed a highly coveted meeting with a group of influential women who are all interested in hearing more about your product or service. They would like to consider you for a substantial monetary donation and access to a large network of clients that fit your desired profile.
You walk into the conference room with your business plan, marketing materials, and recommendations in hand, ready to slay this meeting. You know that this opportunity was all you needed to get the buy-in to level up your business and nothing is going to stand in your way. As you take a seat at the table, you feel empowered and excited to join forces with such a talented group of women. That is until you notice that your grin is not returned by over half of the group of women. You wonder why, until the first woman speaks up. She tells you that while you’re track record is impressive and your business is thriving, they have extreme reservations about introducing you to their network because you have not worked well with other women in the past. They say they have testimonies that you have refused to collaborate with like-minded people in need of your advisement. They say you are…a diva. Over time, due to the fear and intimidation that powerful women present, our power has become monetized, stripped, and exploited. But we recognize that now is the time to reclaim and re-brand that power with a positive spin. We can only do that collectively, as an informed and unified community. There is power in numbers and the Divas That Care Network supports harmony, empowerment, and positivity, by uplifting one another as a race of women.
We stand rooted in the wake of the inspiring, trailblazing women of the past and present, who forge their way past obstacles and becoming way makers for existing and upcoming generations.
This brings me to a favorite quote of mine: “Nothing is impossible. The word itself says, ‘I’m possible’.”
The brazen choices of women today and of the past have shaped my actions every single day. Audrey Hepburn broke down the word impossible, which imprisons and deflects countless people daily and chose to mold it into a statement of empowerment. That takes an enlightened mindset. Those who have refused to yield for the barriers placed before them have gone on to do things that have shaped this world in unthinkable ways. The impossible made possible.
I created the Divas That Care Network because I am the mother of four beautiful girls who look to me to model the hope and countless opportunities that lie in their futures. I recognize and salute the power that a true DIVA holds. A strong, informed, and empowered woman is a force to be reckoned with and admired. She will not back down or accept no for an answer. She works hard and pays her dues on her path to success, but not without often being overlooked and discounted by others, due to her self-assuredness. She is a lover, a giver, loyal, and dedicated, but her passion is often mistaken for overconfidence.