Dr. Funmi Obilana | Host & Founder of Total Woman Inc.
Dr. Funmi Obilana is a lawyer by profession who left her ambition to fulfil God’s call upon her life. Dr. Funmi served with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the Department of Public Welfare and the Unemployment Compensation Agency of the Department of Labor and Industry. She is an author, motivator, international speaker, life coach, Church planter, and Pastor. Dr. Funmi is the founder and visionary of Total Woman Movement, a movement designed to give Hope, Empowerment, Love, Purpose to all women despite their socio-economic status. Dr. Funmi believes the girl child in every woman should get an opportunity to heal and live their best life. She believes it will take women to help women in building stronger families and inspire communities they reside in; and this is at the heart of the movement, “Total Woman HELPing women”! To this end, through Total Woman conferences, she has witnessed marriages healed and restored from abuse whether marital or familial, women overcoming challenges of self-esteem and worth, women going to the next level in their profession, rising of young entrepreneurs just to say the least. Dr. Funmi Obilana has been married for 36 years to Pastor Tope and still counting. Together they are blessed with two adult sons, daughters-in-law and four grandchildren. She has authored three books, Electric Thrills, Terminal D and Bundles respectively. Dr. Funmi cares about causes that affect the girl child and women in general i.e. human trafficking, domestic abuse, sexual abuse etc.
Pastor Esther Obasi-Ike | Keynote Speaker
Esther Obasi-ike is a pastor, a dynamic preacher of the gospel and a multi-gifted international inspirational speaker. She is also a conference facilitator, leader, mentor, government, non-governmental and corporate consultant, counselor, teacher, author, spiritual leader, advisor, educator and media guest. She has travelled extensively to over twenty five nations across the globe.
Pastor Esther gave her life to Christ in 1984 and was elected into Christian Union leadership in 1987. In 1996, after a series of career growth opportunities, she joined her husband Pastor Prince Obasi-ike in Kenya and the two became the pioneer missionaries of RCCG Eastern Africa. She was ordained a pastor of RCCG in 1997. She is the pastor in charge of RCCG Solution Centre, Nairobi which has over one thousand members.
Pastor Esther is also the Founder/ President of the Queen Esthers’ Generation (QEG), a dynamic interdenominational women’s outreach with its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. The outreach is held once a month and has a membership of about three thousand women. QEG aims to Transform, Equip, Empower and Engage God’s people for Christian Service. Currently, QEG has presence in six counties of the Republic of Kenya and has also rolled out to other nations in Africa and beyond with its presence in Canada and Virginia state of USA.
Pastor/ Dr. Esther earned a doctorate in Missiology from Fuller Theological seminary, California USA and a Masters’ degree from Africa International University Nairobi, Kenya. She was also trained in the world class Haggai Institute Hawaii USA and now serves as a facilitator at Haggai Institute, Nairobi, Kenya.
Pastor/ Dr. Esther is a family woman. She is married to Pastor Prince Okechukwu Obasi-ike the pioneer missionary of RCCG Eastern Africa Region since 1995, a man gifted and called to demonstrate God’s deliverance power in the Kingdom. Esther and Prince work as a team to fulfill their purpose. They have enjoyed twenty-six years of marriage and are blessed parents of two successful young sons Favour Obasi-ike and Goodnews Obasi-ike.
Dr Esther Obasi-ike has won three awards:
(1) 2009 – The Mark of Excellence Award in Leadership and Ministry by The Institute of Christian Leadership and Theology Education.
(2) 2010 – Esther and her husband Prince Obasi-ike received the Nigeria High Commissioner’s award for exemplary community Service and Social Development in Kenya.
(3) 2013 – Distinguished Leadership Award- awarded for providing exemplary servant leadership in society by Africa International University, Nairobi – Kenya.
Terri Matthews | Keynote Speaker
It’s difficult to find a label for Terri Matthews. “Whirlwind” might be appropriate, or “trailblazer.” Taking on the diverse mantles of intrepid “serial entrepreneur,” passionate philanthropist, dedicated mom, style icon, and all-around life-loving go-getter, the California native has emerged as an inspiring change maker in Philadelphia and across the country.
Terri’s drive started early. After enrolling herself in college at the age of fifteen, she self-funded her education, graduating with degrees in Human Resources Business Management and HR Law. From there, she hit the ground running, throwing her trademark focus and determination into her business aspirations. She has applied her skills as a senior executive at numerous Fortune 500 corporations, successfully improving work-flow and process, balancing multimillion dollar budgets, and increasing production and profits.
Living up to the epithet of “serial entrepreneur,” Terri has also embarked on ventures from construction to consulting to clothing. She is currently the president of MattCo Construction, Inc., standing out as one of the few women to hold such a position in the male-dominated construction management field. In addition, she owns and operates CleanIt Solutions, Inc., an environmental cleaning concepts company, and TM Partners, LLC, a consulting firm where she channels Olivia Pope in dealing with high-profile clients (though minus the sleeping with presidents). And that’s hardly the end of the story. Further endeavors include her healthcare company, ORI HomeCare; an inspirational clothing line deemed Gravity & Grace focused on forgiveness and humility; and a partnership in IKAN, a community of women seeking female empowerment and representation in the corporate world.
While Terri has a proven track record in the corporate arena, her passion lies with helping people, both in overcoming obstacles and in achieving their dreams. She speaks from experience, citing her own modest background and early challenges as key stepping stones in developing her drive and skills today. In her mission to help people turn dreams into reality, she has spoken to crowds of over 30,000 through panels, faith-based conferences and seminars, educational organizations, corporate gatherings and more.
Yet one of her biggest inspirations comes from her son, Jaden, who was diagnosed with autism at the age of three. The mother of three dropped everything to tend to the needs of her youngest child, diving head-first into understanding the complexities of services needed for children with autism. As she dedicated time and money to ensuring that Jaden received the most advanced therapies available, Terri was struck by the overwhelming obstacles facing families of autistic children. She jumped into action and in 2010 founded Jaden’s Voice, Inc., a nonprofit that provides vital support, therapies, information, and capital to families impacted by autism. As CEO of Jaden’s Voice, Terri leverages her extensive background in human resources and business strategy to fundraise and take action to benefit families in need. A key achievement of this is Jaden’s Friends; an approach developed in partnership with Apple and the A.J. Drexel University Autism Institute, Jaden’s Voice certifies environments as autism-friendly. Terri’s enthusiasm for autism advocacy and her determination to address the needs of underserved demographics led to her election as the President of Early Intervention Services for the State of Pennsylvania, as well as appointment by Philadelphia Councilman-At-Large Dennis O’Brien to serve on his Philadelphia Autism Project.
And despite the jam-packed schedule, this stylish trailblazer shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
Dr. Deidre Anderson (Dr. D)| Speaker
Deidre Anderson Ministries International
Deidre Anderson Ministries International (DAMI) was born out of vision and passion to help people break free of the destructive behavior patterns and cycles that prevent them from fulfilling their divine purpose. Through conferences, workshops, revivals, and teaching resources, Dr. D is committed to spreading the gospel worldwide and to helping people apply Biblical principles to their everyday lives. She challenges listeners to boldly confront every stagnant area of their lives, using God’s word as a weapon to destroy the enemies that have held them captive.
An author, seasoned facilitator, and public speaker, Dr. D also is the president and founder of Trailblazers — a leadership training and staff development company – and Women Empowered – a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping women become the best leaders that they can be.
Dr. D’s educational accomplishments include a doctorate in strategic leadership from Regent University as well as a Master of Arts in Education from LaSalle University and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Temple University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. Her initial book, The Beauty of Breakthrough, was first published in 2008. The second edition was published in 2010. Since that time, she has published two additional books – Launching ME, Inc. – and The Launching Pad.
Dr. D’s extensive travels have taken her throughout the country and around the globe to countries such as Israel, France, Spain, England, Canada and Mexico. She has ministered to thousands in Africa and done missions in several nations, including Palestine and Honduras, where she helped build houses, empower women, and nurture dozens of children. She currently resides outside of Philadelphia with her husband, Alexis. The couple has two children, Alexis, Jr. and Dionne.