VIP RIDE Kickoff: International Social Event “All Girl Takeover”

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Aloft Downtown Atlanta


Day 1


Career and Skillset Center

Auburn Avenue Library

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Loudermilk Conference Center


8:00 AM

Registration and Check-In


8:30 AM

Continental Breakfast


9:00 AM

A Talk with Power Executives in Tech

Executives talk tech industry trends, diversity, inclusion, career advancement and the power of individual voice.


10:00 AM

She Leads: Strategies for Effective Leadership

Female leaders from across the entertainment and business world have a discussion about their leadership positions they are in today, as well as offering practical tips that can be implemented to promote growth and change.


Eboni Elektra, The “SOCIAL LIGHT” Brand, Social Influencer

Charmaine Ward-Millner, Director, Corporate Relations, Georgia Power


How to Build An E-Commerce Empire

Learn how to leverage your influence on social media to build an e-commerce empire. Learn tips on how to sell online in this one-of a kind session.


Tie Cooper, Beauty Expert & Editor

Sabrina Peterson, Founder, Glam University


Women Investing In Women: How to Access and Leverage Capital for Women-Owned Startups and Businesses    

Ways aspiring entrepreneurs can get a glimpse of what investors are looking for in a “fundable company.”


JuJu, Realtor & Actress

Monique Idlett-Mosley, Managing Partner, Reign Ventures


11:30 AM

Networking Break


12:00 PM

Women’s Luncheon – Women of Influence: Powerful Women Who Are Making A Difference with Honoree Essence Atkins


2:00 PM

Monetizing Music Through Tech

The rise of live streaming, technological advancements and platforms have created a need to adjust monetization models. As an artist, manager, or independent label learn how to position yourself and your business to be at the greatest advantage to monetize your music and original content.


J1, Head of Hip Hop for Pandora Music + Sirius XM

Monica Brown, VP of Program Management for Pandora Music + Sirius XM

Brandon Criss, Co-Founder, Rap Plug, Moderator


Inspiring Creatives Through Financing

How to receive funding to assist independent content creators and creative entrepreneurs. Creative Industries Loan Fund.


Sheoyki Alexis Jones, Program Manager, Creative Industries, Invest Atlanta


Women in Hip Hop: Making Money Moves

This talk highlights the influence of women, what it means to be women in the business of hip hop along with cause-driven topics that impact the industry.


Turn Your Followers Into Customers

Over the years social media has evolved from likes, comments, and shares to a revenue generating channel for brands, small businesses, and creative entrepreneurs. Join influencers, as they break down the various ways in monetizing your social media audience.


Chay Rodriguez, Moderator

Alexandra Butler, Celebrity MUA

Kash Howard, Celebrity Fashion Stylist


3:30 PM

Networking Break


4:00 PM

Rock Star Entrepreneurship – How to Start-up and Build Your Dream Business Hosted by Intuit


Making Sense of Your Money: The Importance of Financial education in Life and Business

Hosted by Comerica

Irvin Ashford Jr., Senior Vice President, External Affairs National Director of Financial Education


Cause Messaging in the Digital Age of Social Movement

Live conversation with Tamika Mallory on the role social platforms play in today’s social conversations and movements. Both practically to invoke change and monetarily to fund them.


Tamika Mallory, Social Justice Leader, Activist


Rules of the Game and Gain: How to be a Change Agent in the World of Sports and Entertainment


Discussing how all of the roles work together for the good of the game and gain. From how athletes/entertainers are covered in a positive light in the media, how to get them coverage, the role of an agent, how athletes are chosen and thrive.


Nicole Lynn, Agent, Young Money Sports

Scoop Jackson, Journalist, ESPN Commentator


5:30 PM

Networking Break


6:30 PM

RIDE Film & Entertainment Honors: Datari Turner


9:00 PM

After RIDE: One on One Business Plan Review Session


Day 2


Career and Skillset Center

Auburn Avenue Library

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Loudermilk Conference Center


8:00 AM

Registration and Check-In


9:00 AM

RIDE Awards


11:00 AM

Drones Affect on Today’s Content Creation: Drone Operation, Drones Impacting the Dimension and Value of Content


Jacquene Curlee, CEO of Kidz Drone Zone


Women in Media: Roles, Voice and Representation

We brought together a formidable duo of leaders in the world of media both in front of the camera and the boardroom. These extraordinary women share valuable lessons on leadership, and establishing their voice against the odds.


The Social and Economic Impact on Community Development and How It Affects You

This discussion is centered around our changing community and the important role corporate and community organizations play in their development.


Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer, U.S. Bank

Invest Atlanta


How to Generate Wealth using Your Talent

If you really want to build wealth, then the best way of doing this is through working for yourself and maximizing your purpose and talents by building up your own successful business.


Tie Cooper, Beauty Expert & Editor

Mychael Michelle, Celebrity Hairstylist

LeAna Alexander, Designer

Tahirah Carter, Licensed Cosmetologist, Brand Influencer



12:30 PM

Networking Break


1:00 PM

From Life to Reality: Live Session with Safaree


3:00 PM

Digital Career Transition

Aren’t you tired of the same work routine? It’s time for a change! Join Beauty Boss Juju as she shares how she balances being an entrepreneur, realtor, author and tv personality.


JuJu Realtor & Actress


Networking Break

Happy Hour


6:30 PM

RIDE Music Honors: OG Parker, LVRN, and Jazze Pha