How do I become a visible representation of Queer Joy and Financial Success when I’ve never seen it? How do I avoid imposter syndrome if I’ve never seen someone who acts like me do it? How do I know it’s even possible?!
I get in the damn room, my friend! 18 months ago I followed Steve Moracoonto the TEDx stage and now I’m running my whole damn LGBTQ Summit, y’all! Business success is real and possible for ALL of us.
Do you want to level up?? Get intheroom.
Don’t let anyone keep you out.
Not even yourself.
Harris is a 30-something-year-old nonbinary person from Hertfordshire, UK. Harris realized they were trans/nonbinary in their mid-twenties and have since made the commitment to becoming the advocate they needed, but never had.
To date, Harris has taught and coached over 30,000 people in their mission to educate the general population about gender identity. An entrepreneur and seasoned LGBTQ+ advocate, Harris is dedicated to making every story as familiar to us as our own.
They will be speaking at the Pride and Joy Summit's Gender Identity track; their talk is about Why Gender Euphoria is our Guiding Light.
Takeyla Benton is a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Analyst by day and revolutionary poetic bodhisattva soul every other day.
She has over 15 years of experience in banking management and career mentorship. She's a life coach, mystic, and guided meditation coach helping Black and Brown women find their purpose through the pain. She's a mother, writer, and activist for transformational growth from within.
Takeyla is speaking at the Parents and Leaders as Allies track on the Pride and Joy Summit about Corporate Allyship.
Beltrán is a queer and body-positive journalist, activist, communicator, speaker, and activist.
His main goal is to spread awareness to a larger audience in hopes of making the world a more equal space for all. He does so by focusing on issues that concern the communities in which he belongs.
He will be speaking on the Pride and Joy Summit's Influencer day, his talk is entitled “Media is (not) a Mirror". Beltrán will be speaking about the lack of representation of body and sexual diversity in social media and image-based industries and its negative impact on mental health. His presentation will be given in Spanish with an English caption.
Isabella Armour (she/they) is a Digital Marketing Specialist who serves LGBTQ+ owned and inclusive small businesses.
They focus on normalizing queerness within digital spaces, like Pinterest and Instagram and they push to make the online business world a place that is human-first and trauma-aware.
She is speaking on the Coming Out Early in Life track at the Allyship, Communication, and Boundaries Panel about "Supporting your Fellow Queer People".
With over 20 million views to date, Court and Lex continue to stand up for members of the LGBTQ+ community as well as people of color. They use their platform to make people laugh and to be their authentic selves unapologetically.
Court and Lex now have over 100K followers on Instagram and over 400K followers on TikTok with an amazingly loyal fan base. They have a very unique look with even more unique personalities that shine through to their fans.
Not only are they influencers, but they are the parents of three beautiful children. In addition to that, Court and Lex model for clothing brands, act, direct, and even dabble in the music industry. Court and Lex are the up-and-coming poster family of the LGBTQ+ community.
Court and Lex will be speaking on Influencer Day at the Social Media Best Practices Panel Discussion and on Family Day, under the Queer Adulting track; their talk is entitled The Journey.
Samantha (she/her) is a lesbian money coach. She founded The Money Institute to educate the queer community on how being gay affects their finances.
She has several coaching programs dedicated to empowering the queer community to eliminate debt, save thousands and live their best life.
Sam is speaking in the Coming Out Early In Life track on How Being Gay Impacts Your Finances - And the Real Cost of an Apartment.
Hannah Lee Kidder is a contemporary and fantasy author. She grew up in rural Louisiana, which inspired a dabble in escapism via make-believe worlds where gay kids have a good time.
Hannah is also a content creator, writing coach, and consultant. Her real-life escapism brought her somewhere in the Colorado mountains where she lives with her roommate, Saya, who is a dog.
She will be speaking on Influencer Day, for the Getting Published Panel Discussion of the Pride and Joy Summit.
Jenna Slaughter is a breaker of rules, a trauma-informed Self-Love Coach, and host of The Unlearning Podcast.
They help their clients unlearn limiting beliefs, release the emotional baggage and go their own way-- in both life and business.
Jenna will be speaking in the Coming Out Early in Life Track of the Pride and Joy Summit. Their talk is about Conquering Loss and Uncertainty with Vulnerability and Imperfect Action.
Jo-Marie Einish is a Cree-Naskapi of Northern Quebec, Canada.
They are two-spirit and their pronouns are They/Them/Theirs. They study Political Science at Concordia University while also studying part-time at Harvard, remotely.
Subject to intergenerational trauma and colonial tactics of western society, Jo-Marie is passionate about decolonization and creating a space for First Nations people in the economic/social/political stream. They are passionate about human rights, and the wellbeing of all youth.
Jo-Marie is speaking in the Gender Identity Track of the Pride and Joy Summit. Their talk is entitled How Non-Indigenous Persons can be Allies with Respects to Indigenous Gender Identity.