It’s getting real, real, and successful around here for 2022!

Individuals are out here soaring and thriving during some of the darkest days in the history of our nation! Yet, some people still don’t possess a “give up” spirit. They understand the assignment! Because there is no glory in the quit! From business to ministry, to philanthropy, even to media- we have some people from all over the country who are true definitions of champions! They have what it takes. They are showing up unapologetically and walking in their purpose. Here are people that you definitely want to be on the lookout for in 2022!

Dr. Jessica Reese

Jessica Reese burst out of her cocoon, emerging with her own beauty brand, The Pynk Butterfly. She has developed her line of products with her beauty brand, employed over 50 beauty professionals, and franchised her brand to 2 other aspiring salon owners. However, we can’t go without saying, Jessica opened the first of 5 salons upon completing her cosmetology license in Columbia, SC.

Jessica seeks to impact the industry locally, but she has made waves internationally by facilitating business and hands-on training on the continent of Africa. From styling celebrities to being on set for photoshoots and movies, Jessica hopes to leave a mark and inspire others to “Dare to Fly.”

Follow her on IG: the_pynk_butterfly

Taquoya Porter

Taquoya Porter has been saved since she was seven years old. Since she was 16 years old, she has been serving young people as a Sunday School teacher, leading youth Bible classes and then as Youth Pastor of Turning Point, where she is responsible for the programming and spiritual well-being of about 150+ young people. Taquoya impacts even more children as Co-Director of TM Youth Camp and founder of TM Children’s Camp. In addition, she has traveled around the globe preaching and serving others through medical clinics and food distribution. She also coordinates numerous efforts to evangelize and support her local community in her home city.

She founded the PRESS (Prayer Reaches Every Single Situation) Movement, which has been used to establish PRESS clubs throughout the country. Over 20,000 people follow the PRESS movement online, and hundreds have participated in the clubs yet, it’s just getting started.

Personally, she is blessed to be a mother of three and a wife of 20 years.

Follow her on IG: @taquoyaporter @pressmovement

Dr. Sade Stephenson

Sade Stephenson brings more than 14 years of nursing experience and immense passion for educating the next generation of healthcare providers to her role as CEO and Program Director at McKallen Medical Training. She prides herself on mentoring students and offering guidance navigating their nursing career paths.

Lille Mae

As an award-winning PR expert and founder of the Glambitious Brand, Lillie Mae has helped entrepreneurs worldwide grow their business through books, coaching and masterclasses for over ten years. She’s also hosted special events around the country, including New York, Atlanta, Miami and New Orleans, during Essence Festival. One of her exciting accomplishments includes helping a ‘beautypreneur’ client reach $500K revenue in 6-months, and this year she looks forward to helping new business owners become entrepreneur superstars with her marketing & media offers at

Lillie Mae is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and has appeared on Netflix, TMZ, Black Enterprise, NBC 11Alive, Cosmopolitan, Huffington Post and more. To connect with her on social media, follow @iamLillieMae and @GlambitiousIAM on Instagram.

Dr. Eukeethia Barnes

Dr. Eukeethia Barnes is a Global Business Strategist & Business/Financial Educator. She is the owner and CEO of Fresh Start, a chain of entities offering aspiring entrepreneurs the tools to build, upscale, and expand their businesses. Previously, Eukeethia worked in Corporate America, building her experience and financial expertise in the process. Aside from FS, she is currently the co-owner of Mitigation Tax Resolution and Lendio Greater Atlanta. Her colorful journey towards life and success has molded her to be one of the most sought-after tax professionals and business educators all over America. She is currently the Regional Director/Co-Ambassador of Georgia for the Association of Black Tax Professionals (ABTP) and chairperson of the PAC committee in Dekalb County. Aside from being a community activist, she’s also a bestselling author. Her passion for helping others is ignited by her brand “I Am Eukeethia B.” which aims to empower aspiring entrep reneurs and bring inspiration for everyone.

Don’t forget to follow Dr. Eukeethia Barnes on IG @iamdreukeethiab for great & informative information!

Follow her on Facebook: @DrEukeethiaBarmes.