OD Harris with Ready Set Go Sharise Erby with PWEN and Wendy McClellan with Structure for Success
Ready Set Go Foundation, nonprofit based in Tempe, AZ, helps entrepreneurs start their business. Wisdom Tax & Business Consulting helps business and owners maximize their deductions to minimize their tax liability.
The National Ready Set Go Foundation’s 5th Annual “Entrepreneurs & Leaders Ignite”
Friday, September 27
11:30 am – 11 pm
Location: The Arizona Biltmore Waldorf Astoria Resort
2400 E. Missouri Avenue, Phoenix
Description: Aspiring U.S. veterans and women entrepreneurs will learn how to launch a successful business from high-profile experts at the National Ready Set Go Foundation’s (RSG) 5th Annual “Entrepreneurs & Leaders Ignite” (ELI) on Friday, September 27! Featuring presentations from corporate and nonprofit founders, interactive workshops, Mastermind sessions, networking, vendors and exclusive after-party with entertainment.
Topics include “Personal Branding in a Social Age,” “Go Global or Stay Local, “Sales Matter,” “Woman Up! Gender in the Workplace,” and how-to sessions on obtaining Minority-Owned Business Certification and financing, strategies to build influence in the community and other important information and coaching for new entrepreneurs.
Speakers at press time are Nick Sheppard, former player for the NBA LA Lakers and Phoenix Suns; Michael Bankston, former NFL player for the Arizona Cardinals and owner of Bankston Ventures; Sharise Erby-Castle, the founder of the Phenomenal Woman Empowerment Network; Dr. Angela Allen with Banner Alzheimer’s Institute; Jaysie Sheppard, former WNBA Player for the Phoenix Mercury; Pat Gilliam, founder of the Sisterhood Extravaganza Network; Norris Thomas, Fox Sports News Anchor, among other successful local and national business leaders
Phone Number: (623) 252-0784
Other information: YouTube Ready Set Go Foundation
OD Harris is an entrepreneur, an author, philanthropist, an award-winning authority in business leadership, and has served as an advisor for small to large businesses for the past 20 years. As veteran of the United States Army, OD has discovered the keys to unlocking his life’s purpose. He has the unique ability to synchronize faith and financial freedom personally and for those he develops. The scope of OD’s expertise is capacious, ranging from formation and development of business, to the advancement of individuals through personal and spiritual mentorship.
Mr. Harris has nationally impacted the lives of many as the CEO of the nationally awarded Ready, Set Go Foundation (RSG) which focuses on changing the status quo in business and entrepreneurship by closing the gap on economic depravity; offering programming that builds economic development. Ready, Set Go Foundation has helped over 700 veterans and entrepreneurs establish and execute their businesses and has given over 1 million dollars in financial service scholarships to assist with necessary requirements for business start-ups. Platinum Recording Artist Adina Howard praises RSG and OD for the work he does in the community and how she was a beneficiary of his program. RSG has been endorsed by AZ Representative, Reginald Bolding and US Congressman, Ruben Gallego.
OD Harris Media is a cutting-edge media company offering the trifecta of mass communication with an emphasis on providing meaningful content to audiences that encourages and inspires. OD Harris Media has covered major media productions from the Grammys to the Golden Globes; and has created content for 20th Century Fox, and StARZ. Red carpet events, radio, television, photography and film, this company provides stellar services to its clients.
As the 2018 40 under 40 award recipient, OD Harris has been acknowledged both publicly and privately for his work in the community and business. His book, Unlocking Your Purpose takes its readers on a journey through the life of Mr. Harris, and provides tips and tools on how he built a successful accounting business- Wize Tax and Accounting, in 2003, with zero working capital. Within its first year, Wize Tax and Accounting grew rapidly by OD acquiring national and global clientele- successfully breaking even the first year. This led to a profitable second year, allowing OD to open multiple offices.
In 2012, OD decided to sell his operation (34 locations & 7 States) to his office managers and a private equity firm. He later changed his business model to create a Home-base eco-system that uses innovation to assist individuals looking to start their own accounting practice; and used it to expand his platform to revolutionize the world of business and entrepreneurship.
Phenomenal Woman Empowerment Network’s (PWEN) mission is to meet women right where they are personally, professionally, and spiritually to provide them with the resources and tools to take their success to the next level and be emPOWERed, encouraged, equipped, and elevated.
PWEN achieve’s their mission through around the year programming, which consists of workshops, seminars, conferences, webinars, coaching and mentoring. Since 2013, PWEN has had the privilege of being part of the next level success of just over 11,000 women and a growing population of men.
PWEN enjoys serving the entrepreneurial movement through bootcamps, workshops, coaching and mentoring. PWEN has also added specific career training to our development mission and now are positioned to help women who may be struggling with finding work or a career to become a vibrant business owner while creating their own economy.
For over 25 years Sharise L. Erby-Castle has been coaching, leading, teaching, ministering, and speaking into the lives of women and a “few good men” in her community, her church, at conferences, on her job, in a parking lot, or wherever she feels the tugging of her spirit. Her mission is to speak next level success into the lives of those within her sphere of influence. She has a unique way of getting your attention and speaking to your heart!
Sharise is the visionary founder of Go Tell It Communications & Publishing, LLC., the Phenomenal Woman Empowerment Network Inc. with chapters in Phoenix, AZ and Tulsa, OK, which hosts the Annual Phenomenal Woman Empowerment Conference, she is the Economic Development Co-Chair for the Maricopa County Branch of the NAACP, and has now authored two powerful inspirational books, Just Do You and Whole Women Win, Unleashing the Winner from Within, and the Social Media Come Up For Entrepreneurs workbook.
She has been recognized as a “Woman Rising Up” by Women on a Mission, and is the recipient of the 2016 Black Wall Street’s Community Leadership Award. Sharise has been seen and heard on KGUN, TV7, RightThisMinute, Carrying the Message Talk Show, Cz the Day w/ Susan F. Moody, and a host of prominent radio shows. It’s time to level up with Sharise L. Erby-Castle.
Connect with Sharise on LinkedIn.
Founded by Wendy McClellan, Structure for Success is an HR, business development consulting firm offering an integrated approach to growing small to mid-size businesses.
With more than 25 years’ experience in executive leadership, Wendy McClellan’s forte is hiring the right person for the right job and turning employees into managers, and managers into leaders. She removes uncertainty from the workplace, and believes that strong relationships and communication are the keys to successful leadership.
To pay it forward, Wendy serves on the GCU Honors College Advisory board, and recently served on the boards of the Women’s Enterprise Foundation and the National Association of Women Business Owners. Wendy regularly speaks on leadership, communication, personal empowerment, employee support, and business development. She is a Kolbe-certified consultant and an instructor at ASU’s Lodestar Center.