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Mogulpreneur of the Year

Award nominees


Aisha Taylor Issah

Aisha Taylor Issah, Founder & CEO of the Sistahs in Business Expo, is a successful entrepreneur, ordained minister, and former college professor. Aisha launched the Sistahs in Business Expo (SIBEXPO) in October 2017, with the goal of providing an affordable and accessible platform where entrepreneurial women of color could grow and showcase their businesses while gaining valuable resources and information. SIBEXPO is the country’s only multi-city small business expo created specifically to celebrate entrepreneurial women of color, the country’s largest and fastest growing demographic of entrepreneurs.

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Chynna C. Miley

Chynna Miley is a full time Educator who teaches high school students with Special Needs. When she is not working full time as an Educator, she is decorating lavish events for her event planning company, Events By CCM. Chynna is an Event Stylist and Party Planner who specializes in providing clients with custom creations, event rentals and creating beautiful decor. Events by CCM is a Full Service Event Planning Company that specializes in Candy Buffet Tables, Full Room Decor, and Custom Creations and Luxurious Rentals for Baby Showers, Birthday Parties, Bridal Showers, Social Events and more!

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Lindsey Vertner

In 2007, a “fatal” car wreck had multiple medics pronouncing Lindsey brain-dead and paralyzed. Battling to live, Lindsey acquired a rare outlook on life that guides her work as an award-winning peak potential strategist, transformational speaker, and multi-time Amazon #1 best-selling author. Founder of Lindsey Vertner Global, she’s devoted to teaching high-achieving women how to master their mindset and increase their clarity, confidence, & cash-flow. Her mission is to teach women around the world how to build a living legacy by maximizing their God-given purpose to create a First Class Life® full of purpose, fulfillment, and happiness.


Nikki Venus

Nikki Venus is a Business Style Coach and a self-proclaimed superwoman chasing her passion of mentoring other women in the pursuit of their styling business development. Getting her start in the fashion industry as a boutique owner, Nikki expanded her powerful presence into the fields of fashion styling and coaching. She is a self-made, on-demand fashion entrepreneur that left the corporate world to immerse herself in the fashion industry.


Rosalyn Hedgepeth

Rosalyn Hedgepeth is a philanthropist, entrepreneur, and business consultant. With over 7 years of experience in Finance at three Fortune 50 companies, she has a passion for empowering women through webinars and speaking engagements where she encourages women to increase their financial status through building their self-worth. In addition to her corporate endeavors, Rosalyn is the co-founder of Project We Care Incorporated, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that encourages young professionals to give back to their local communities through their time, talent and efforts. Since 2014, Project We Care Inc. has sponsored over 30 families for Christmas, mentored over 450 young men and women through programming, renovated 1 school and fed over 1,000 homeless men and women.



Tiana Heath

A talk show host, producer, and author, Tiana Heath aka MsTeeTalk has been part of the media industry for the last 9 years. Born and raised in Long Island, New York, she has always been passionate about helping people narrate their stories. More commonly known for her web show, ‘Tee Talk,’ Tiana gained her confidence by leading video logs about many topics ranging from personal anecdotes, hair tutorials, pop culture analyses, and many others. This became a blossoming interest for her, directing her education into a similar field where she would find success. Tiana graduated with her scholastic focus on Radio and Television from Brooklyn College, earning her Associates Degree in 2015 and her Bachelors in 2017.

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Tiara LaRae Johnson

Tiara LaRae Johnson is America’s Dream Coach and Serial Dream Chaser, she helps people decode their dreams. She believes that through prayer, manifestation, and execution anyone can make their dreams their reality. Tiara has been titled an Outstanding Georgia Citizen by the state of Georgia, Atlanta’s 20 ATL List, and many more awards nationwide. Tiara became the founder and CEO of the TLJ Agency when she was only 21-years-old. Her superb and effective communication skills, ability to build strong relationships with high profile clients, willingness to work long hours in order to execute vision, and dedication to a field that she is truly passionate about has landed her 500+ clients ranging from small business, personal brands, and corporate clients.


Toi Cheri Kyles

Indigoz Shoes, out of Atlanta, GA was birthed by Toi Kyles. A graduate of Marymount University with a degree in Fashion Merchandising, she began developing her unique skills by personally producing and coordinating fashion shows for her exit exam at the University. Upon obtaining her degree, she entered into a much coveted internship with Carl Brown, part owner of FUBU. As Toi began developing her career she observed there was an obvious void in the shoe industry when it came to intertwining Style and Maximum Comfort. This led her to discover her passion for promoting healthy footcare and desire to transform the shoe industry. Her astounding creativity mixed with her experience has also led her to develop a special insole, that is inserted in every shoe from Indigoz, that is currently patent pending.

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