April 29 - 30, 2021
12:00pm - 6:00pm EST

ThriverCon is the 1st intentionally diverse virtual conference helping BIPOC, womxn of color & LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs create more INCOME & IMPACT in their businesses


  • ThriverCon is INTENTIONALLY DIVERSE  from the very beginning about curating BIPOC, women/womxn, non-binary speakers. It's not an after-thought or diversity add-on. Our diverse line-up of speakers are well known in their industries, influencers, thought leaders, 6 & 7 figure entrepreneurs and change makers.⁣ We have Black, Indigenous, Latinx/Hispanic, Asian, LGBTQ+ speakers. 
  • All ThriverCon speakers are getting PAID! We believe in compensating our speakers for their time, expertise and experience. We also believe that other summits and conferences, especially corporate events, should monetarily pay their BIPOC speakers as well.
  • ​Scholarships will be awarded to BIPOC emerging entrepreneurs to invest back in their project/side hustle/business.
  • Tickets are ONLY $1!!! 100% of ticket sales will be donated to our beneficiary charity partner, Annie Cannons. Annie Cannons is registered #501c3 non-profit that provides training for survivors of human trafficking and gender based violence to be software engineers and entrepreneurs.
  • ​Speaker topics and panels are designed to give IMMENSE VALUE (i.e. soulful selling, monetization, creating multiple revenue streams, ethical business practices, etc.) 
  • ​Our attendees will be entrepreneurs, coaches, consultants, healers, service-based professionals, etc. who are mission and purpose driven entrepreneurs who support diversity, equity, inclusion, empowerment, social justice and other causes.


Dr. Kiona

Opening Keynote Speaker

Dr. Kiona, Ph.D., M.S., M.A. is an academic, author and the founder of How Not To Travel Like A Basic Bitch, which was launched in 2016 as a platform to deliver education through travel in a digestible and accessible way. Dr. Kiona also hosts a spin off research-based podcast called How Not To Travel (which has hit #1 in 13 different countries) and off-line educational lessons in Cuba where people can re-imagine a system outside of capitalism.

Melissa Ruiz

As a registered RYT 200 yoga/meditation teacher and online SOULpreneur business coach, Melissa believes in living a simple life that is inspired by health, wellness and positivity. Growing up in New Jersey and currently residing in New York City, Melissa worked as a TV producer for 13 years before leaving everything behind to pursue her true calling in life as a business coach. This drive to help others is what leads Melissa to growing her business, which is on track to hit seven figures by the end of 2021.

Vanessa Santos

Vanessa Santos is an award-winning brand strategist, product leader, and heart-centric speaker with success in driving digital innovation. A catalyst and thought leader for accelerating culture shift and business growth,

Vanessa advises startups helping them organize the chaos. As a multi passionate, Vanessa explores her creative side, as co-founder of Bodega Records. Vanessa is also a published songwriter and creative partner of recording artist Derik Fein. Vanessa's life's work is advancing and consulting
female entrepreneurs with the goal to empower women of color to flourish in their entrepreneurial ventures or career pivots.

Renee Reese

Renee Reese is a transformational writer, speaker, teacher, Worthiness Queen™, and an innovator in the personal development industry.
As a kid, she always had her nose in a book, ready to learn or get lost in another world. As an adult, with the same love of learning, she consistently learned about trauma, healing, the brain, the subconscious mind and everything she could about personal development and self-improvement. It’s this work that helped her to heal from her own trauma and be free from codependency, depression, anxiety, and c-PTSD.
She is an attorney, certified success coach, NLP practitioner, T.I.M.E. techniques practitioner and hypnotherapist.
She's a dynamic in- demand speaker and audiences love her for her practical application and takeaways, transparency, and relatability.
In her free time, she loves to do yoga, spend time with family, have long talks over good food with good friends, travel, and wear bright lipstick wherever she goes.


Jen Fontanilla

Jen is a former financial advisor and now a Certified Money Coach (CMC)®, speaker, and bestselling author of six books. Over the last 16 years, she has worked with organizations such as The Walt Disney Company, Sony Studios, Target, Goodwill, and the U.S. Air Force and has appeared on radio and TV programs, podcasts and blogs, sharing her money management expertise and knowledge. Jen loves helping women create their ultimate life by gaining clarity, hope, and confidence to create an incredible financial future while mastering their money and mindset.

Chia-Ti Chiu

Chia-Ti has been teaching yoga, meditation and resilience building for 18 years. Her passion is making the connections between mindfulness and social justice, through a trauma-conscious and strengths-based lens. She teaches adults in community settings and teens in suspension high schools, detention centers, and alternate-to-incarceration sites in New York City. Through her business, onelovewellness, Chia-Ti leads international yoga retreats and facilitates workshops around the cultivation of inner spaciousness and flourishing. 

Ixchel Lunar

Ixchel Lunar (She/We/They) is a Time Witch. 25+ year Web Deva, Eco Feminist Politico, Indigiqueer Mayan. She was the First Indigenous Latine Vice Mayor of Petaluma, CA. Ixchel is devoted to training Edgewalkers to reclaim their time, skip the burnout and cultivate Flow rituals (despite living in a rapidly shifting landscape) as they work at the intersections of Justice-centering, Emerging, Decolonizing, and Interconnecting (JEDI). We believe that Flow is a birthright, one that dominant culture systematically steals from Edgewalkers. Decolonize and Reclaim your Time, Liberate your Flow, and Dream in the Wild to imagine and create a better and more just world for all.

Catarina Rivera

Catarina is the founder of Blindish Latina, a platform smashing disability stigmas through storytelling, advocacy, and education. She has worn hearing aids from a young age and was diagnosed with progressive vision loss at 17 years old. Catarina is a public speaker and consultant with 14+ years of experience in the public sector, in nonprofits and education. As a social entrepreneur, Catarina is also the co-owner of ExplorEquity, a sustainable travel company. She has a BA from Duke University, an MSEd from Bank Street College of Education, and an MPH from the CUNY School of Public Health-Hunter College.  

Apollonia Ponti 

Apollonia Ponti is a certified coach, speaker, and the #1 international dating and relationship expert in the world who specializes in coaching men in her own strategized healthy approach. After having a broken relationship with her narcissistic father as a child, Apollonia made it her mission in life to help thousands of men find true love.

In less than 3 years, Apollonia has built a multi-million-dollar business from the ground up and has a proven track record of guiding and coaching 5,000+ men to believe LOVE is not complicated!

Makhosi Hefisah Nejeser 

Makhosi, of TheRoyalShaman.com, is a Spiritual Guide & Authentic Shaman that helps Soul-Seeking, High Achievers create an Extraordinary Business & Life using mindset, mindfulness & metaphysics mastery. Through Shamanic DNA Activation & Energetic Alignment, she assists high-achievers to discover their purpose, decode their essence and break through the blocks keeping them from creating limitless abundance, unparalleled freedom & exceptional impact.

Manasi Kakade

Manasi Kakade (She/her) is a Self-mastery Mentor and Speaker for Bridgewalker visionaries..

A Bridgewalker is an analytical, critical thinker fascinated by spirituality. They operate at the intersection of spirituality, systemic change, and practical actions.

Manasi teaches Bridgewalker coaches, healers, artists and authors how to master their 7 Chakra through practical business actions and become so deeply rooted in their Dharma (their unique way of being) that they remain centered and resilient while expressing their visionary mission and message.

Her clients often describe her work as the “Liberation of the soul”.

 Izzy The Goddess

Izzythegoddess is a “The Sensual Goddess” of Coaching with a background in Yoga & Dance. She helps guide women on their healing journey through intuitive movement & holistic wellness. With a certification in Embodied Healing , a RYT-200 , & professional dancer. Izzythegoddess is the creator and CEO of “The Goddess in You” LLC. A brand that’s empowering women to fully get connected to the core of who they are through 1:1 coaching , movement sessions , & workshops. Based in : NJ/NY

10% Discount off 1:1 session : code (FREEDOM)

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Daniela Sage

Daniela Sage is a spiritual mentor, artist and event producer with a background in psychology, holistic wellness, shamanism, energy work & sound healing. She runs Light Codes Wellness, LLC and lovingly guides her clients towards greater self-discovery, empowerment, conscious Creatorhood, and inner peace. She serves one-on-one clients and groups, virtually and in person.

Daniela's highest intention with all her events, retreats and curated healing experiences is to bring many activated and awakened souls together to collectively raise the vibration on the planet, and to open a portal of love and healing for all. Her sacred offerings are both deeply activating and restorative. She incorporates multi-sensory practices, which gently guide participants inward to the core of their inner being to relax, upgrade and rejuvenate.

Daniela is originally from Colombia, she speaks fluent English and Spanish, and currently resides in Miami, Florida.

Shanila Sattar 

Shanila Sattar is a 4th generation sound healer, breathwork coach, women’s researcher, national speaker, and host of a Top 6 podcast, The Playground. She is the founder of AlwaysPlay Studios and The Integrative Healing Academy, where she trains sound healers, breathwork facilitators, and mentors aspiring healers.

Gigi Diaz

GiGi Diaz is a Mindset & Social Media Branding Coach, an on air iHeartRadio personality in multiple markets, executive producer and host of the Chats with GiGi podcast and serial entrepreneur with over 18 years of experience. She’s the founder of Seizing Happy™ ; a life coaching organization dedicated to nursing the business and the woman behind the business equally. 

GiGi received her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Anthropology, as well as her Masters in Communications both at Florida International University. She returned to school at the University of Miami to receive her certification as a Life Coach alongside a Certificate in Happiness Studies. She now teaches women entrepreneurs how to achieve success with less stress and scale their business using social media. 

She’s a leader, a motivator, and an inspiration. 

Kate Hancock 
Kate Hancock is a successful Serial Entrepreneur.

She is the founder of the award winning Spa OC Facial Center, Boutique Hotel Bintana Sa Paraiso and IBH Media. 

A Tech and Real Estate Investor. Named as 100 Most Influential Filipina in the World, The young Entrepreneur to watch in 2017, Women of the Year Nominee from Orange County Business Journal and Business of Excellence award

She is a proud mother of two and has an amazing story going from minimum wage to the Inc 5000 list of fastest growing companies in the US. 

Shes been featured in USA Today, Asian Journal, Forbes, Inc, Huffpost, Buzzfeed and Modern Luxury. 

June Suepunpuck 

June is a Joy Guide & Energy Healer who puts the ‘woo’ in WOOHOO! Through Joy Guidance, Human Design, & Oracle Readings, she helps leaders connect to their own unique gifts and super powers so they may find their greater calling in this lifetime. June’s hope is to guide them towards a more joyful, magical life via playful curiosity and radical self-acceptance. Ultimately, June’s mission is to multiply heart-centered leaders who want to help heal the world.  

Kataluna Enriquez

Kataluna is a healthcare admin, A Fashion Designer and a Model. She was born in the Philippines and migrated to the U.S, where she grew up. She Graduated with A fashion Design degree and overtime started competing in Beauty Pageants which also led her to start her business, KatalunaKouture. 
Recently, Kataluna made history for winning Miss silver state and the first Trans woman to compete in Miss Nevada USA later in June. She uses her platform in the media to grow her business and to advocate for several causes like mental health, Gender equality, and combating Hate.

Marian Valenza

Marian Valenza is the Founder of Thriver Lifestyle and ThriverCon, a Conscious Business Coach, TEDx & Global Speaker. She is also the host of Thriver Lifestyle Podcast and a Bestselling Author.

Marian helps revolutionary entrepreneurs build 6 & 7-figure businesses by synergizing strategy (practical) and soulwork (energetics/manifestation). She merges her 15+ years of marketing, media/pr and business development experience with her mission to create positive social impact and help elevate the collective consciousness.

Marian is active in the non-profit community serving on the Board of Directors for Project by Project, a social justice and leadership development organization for Asian Americans, and also the Founding Member and USA Chapter Lead for KeyNote Women Speakers, a non-profit with a global mission to create more diversity on speaking stages. She has been featured on CBS, NBC, ABC International Business Times, Thrive Global, Miami Under 40 and over 60 podcasts and publications. For more info visit www.marianbacoluba.com and follow her on Instagram @marian.valenza. Watch her TEDx Talk: http://bit.ly/MBUTEDxTalk 


ThriverCon is meant to inspire, educate and activate BIPOC entrepreneurs, founders, coaches, consultants, content creators, influencers, educators, professionals, other service-based professionals and allies of diversity & BIPOC communities. 

If you are ready to create more impact, positive influence and generate income to grow your business, and want to network with like minded folks and brands that support diversity, equity, inclusion and activism, you don’t want to miss this!

• Diverse Group of BIPOC Entrepreneurs
• Social Media Influencers
• Public Speakers
• Authors & Writers
• Founders
• Coaches & Consultants

• Service-Based Entrepreneurs
• E-Commerce Entrepreneurs
• Digital Marketers & Agency Owners
• Content Creators
• Course Creators
• Educators

• Media/Press
• Sponsors
• Professionals
• Activists
• Allies to BIPOC Communities

Conference Program

Thursday, April 29

*** All times in EST

12-12:30pm: Opening Remarks by Founder: Marian Valenza and Breathwork & Sound Healing by Shanila Sattar

12:30-1:15pm: Opening Keynote – Dr. Kiki

1:15-2:30pm: Show Me The Money! Finance, Funding, Investing & More

• Melissa Ruiz (She/Her)
• Renee Reese (She/Her)
• Vanessa Santos (She/Her)
• Jen Fontanilla (She/Her)
• Moderator: Marian Valenza (She/Her)

2:45-3:30pm: Marketing & Monetizing on YouTube in 2021 by Apolonia Ponti (She/Her) 

3:30-4:15pm: Decolonize and Reclaim Your Time to Liberate Your Flow by Ixchel Lunar (She/We/They)
• Reimagining what Time is (colonial, indigenous, cosmic, etc.) and how it's been systematically used against us
• Remembering your rhythms, dreaming in the wild, and rest for the rebellion
• Steps to becoming an autotelic devotee of Flow for thriving on a transitioning planet

4:30-5:15pm: Live Interview with Kataluna Enriquez - Miss Silver State, Designer & Transproud Advocate

5:15-6pm: Use Accessibility as a Tool to Reach More Clients by Catarina Rivera (She/Her) 

Description: 25% of adults in the United States have some form of disability, and this is expected to rise due to COVID-19. Incorporating accessibility into your brand's DNA will help you grow your reach, especially with millennials. This talk will teach you some core disability awareness principles, and It will show you easy techniques you can implement right away to improve accessibility and inclusion.

Friday, April 30

*** All times in EST

12:15pm-1pm: Divine Feminine Sales by Makhosi Hefisah (She/Her)

1-1:45pm: Business Success through Self-mastery of 7 Chakra by Manasi Kakade (She/Her)

Description: The ancient Indian system of 7 Chakra is a simple blueprint for expanding human potential. The superficial, appropriated information that you hear in pop-culture spirituality misses out on the true wisdom of this system, and keeps it impractical or inaccessible. 
In this talk, Manasi Kakade, will decode this system from her home country in a way that you have never heard before. She will share:

- The original Sanskrit names of each of the Chakra, and what they teach us about fulfilling our potential, our purpose

- Common symptoms that indicate imbalanced Chakra energies aka getting distracted from your truth

- Practical actions you can take today to start balancing your Chakra aka mastering your truth

1:45-2pm: 15 Min Break + Sponsors - Lauren/The Get Together Events Co 3 Min Talk

2-3:30pm: Tapping Into the Power of Feminine Energy in Entrepreneurship

• June Suepunpuck (She/Her)
• Izzy the Goddess (She/Her)
• Daniela Sage (She/Her)
• Shanila Sattar (She/Her)
• Gigi Diaz (Moderator) (She/Her)

3:30-4:15pm: Clubhouse for Entrepreneurs by Kate Hancock (She/Her)

4:30-5:30pm: Conscious Public Speaking with Your Message That Matters by Marian Valenza (She/Her)

Description: Now more than ever, your message needs to be heard across platforms all over the world! Public speaking, publicity and getting press for your business is an accelerator for exponential growth and sales. In this session, you’ll learn proven strategies to get you on speaking opportunities, podcast interviews and more! You’ll also learn how to monetize and maximize your impact!

5:30-6pm: Closing Ceremony & Announce Scholarship Winners


Early Bird (Until 03/31/21)

• 2-Day Access to Live Virtual Summit on April 29-30, 2021 with 20 amazing and diverse speakers (12 hours!)

General Admission

•  2-Day Access to Live Virtual Summit on April 29-30, 2021 with 20 amazing and diverse speakers (12 hours!)
• 100% of ticket sales will be donated to Annie Cannons

ONLY $1!


1. Must identify as BIPOC, woman/womxn/femme and/or LGBTQ+
2. Must complete the application and submit before the deadline of Friday, April 23, 2021
3. Must be present at ThriverCon to receive the scholarship at the Closing Ceremony on Friday, April 30, 2021

• $500 USD
• Complimentary Ticket to ThriverCon 2021
• Full Access to Marian Valenza's Radical Ownership Academy Program 
  (Value $1997)
• 30 Minute Business Coaching Call with Marian Valenza (Value $500)
• Copy of bestselling book: Unleash Your Voice: Powerful Public Speaking for Every Woman



Capital One Cafes believe financial wellbeing is better with everyday wellbeing. Which is why they're serving up comfortable spaces for you to kick back and relax, food and beverages to help fuel you, and free financial support - whether you bank with us or not. This is Banking Reimagined.

To learn more about Capital One Cafés, visit www.capitalone.com


Alana Karen is an award-winning tech leader, author, and speaker whose work impacts many of our everyday lives. She's the author of Adventures of Women in Tech: How We Got Here and Why We Stay.


Manasi Kakade (She/her) is a Self-mastery Mentor and Speaker for Bridgewalker visionaries.


Overcoming adversity is nothing new to Steven Matly.

A high school dropout turned entrepreneur, he has twice created six figure revenue generating companies and recently seven figures with less than $5,000 startup capital. In 2014, Steven launched SM Diversity, a boutique hiring agency committed to helping businesses create a more diverse and inclusive workforce.

Steven has become one of the up and coming thought leaders in the area of diversity and inclusion employment practices. He was recently featured in the Forbes (Top 10 Diversity and Inclusion Trail blazers you should get familiar) with and Seattle Magazine (Top 35 Most Influential People of the Year) which list Jeff Bezos of Amazon and Kevin Johnson of Starbucks as well.

He has organized ground breaking workshops such as their HACK Diversity & Inclusion Program with all proceeds benefiting various nonprofits while serving on panels alongside organizations such as Technology Access Foundation, Seattle Human Resource Society, Tech Inclusion, Seattle Interactive Conference, Chase Startup Week, WTIA, Uber, F5, Boeing, Microsoft, Facebook, Google, Bank Of America, Amazon, Zillow, Expedia, Wells Fargo, Boeing, Progressive, Talent Acquisition Week San Francisco, Starbucks, BECU, Seattle Interactive Conference, Nintendo, T-Mobile, Tableau, Nordstrom, WeWork, and other Fortune 500 companies.

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 TedX University of Washington | Seattle Magazine |Forbes


The Get Together Events Co. is your month-of event coordination company, offering affordable planning services, peace of mind and damn good times to New York, Nashville, Chicago and virtually.

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At least 10% of all ticket sales net proceeds will be donated to our beneficiary charity partner, AnnieCannons. AnnieCannons is a U.S.-based nonprofit social enterprise and registered #501c3 that transforms and trains survivors of human trafficking and gender based violence into software engineers and entrepreneurs. The organization offers a 
unique program designed to leverage the economic and social power of the digital workforce
to empower one of the most marginalized populations worldwide.

Want to donate more to AnnieCannons? CLICK HERE 


Mindhatch & Coonoor Behal


Coonoor Behal

Coonoor Behal is the Founder & CEO of
Mindhatch, a consultancy that helps
organizations create the conditions for
innovation and creativity to thrive.
Through Mindhatch, Coonoor delivers her
unique mix of expertise in Design Thinking,
Organizational ImprovTM, Innovation
Facilitation, and Diversity & Inclusion.



Tiffany Carter takes the mystery out of making BIG money while doing something you love. She uses a magnetic combination of her clear-cut communication style that she developed as a TV news broadcaster for NBC and CBS, her business savvy and proven strategies as a multi millionaire entrepreneur, and her intuitive ability to connect with women on a deeper level, to uncover what’s blocking you from achieving your dream life.This multi-millionaire entrepreneur went from a life of self-destruction to success, from abuse to abundance, despite the odds being entirely against her. Tiffany’s mission runs deeper than helping women create wealth; her bigger purpose is to help women find their worth.

Low self-worth = Low net-worth
High self-worth = High net-worth


Speaker Gift Sponsors



100% of all ticket sales will be donated to our beneficiary charity partner, AnnieCannons. AnnieCannons is a U.S.-based nonprofit social enterprise and registered #501c3 that transforms  and trains survivors of human trafficking and gender based violence into software engineers and entrepreneurs. The organization offers a 
unique program designed to leverage the economic and social power of the digital workforce
to empower one of the most marginalized populations worldwide.

Want to donate more to AnnieCannons? CLICK HERE

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