BUILD YOUR BRAND
Felicia Shakespeare is a native Chicagoan who has achieved success in both the business and the education sectors. She is an author, international speaker, educator and entrepreneur. Felicia's career experience spans through years of working for Fortune 500 companies and for the third largest school district in America. Felicia’s mission is to inspire others to be intentional about living a life of faith and purpose. She is the Founder of A Purpose Driven Woman LLC, a personal development company focused on providing a safe space for women to receive business, personal and professional growth resources for their business and in life through online and offline platforms. Some of her pivotal business exposure came while working for tech icon IBM Corporation in the areas of Sales, Operations and Account Management in the Global Financing and Global Services Divisions. After a successful career at IBM Felicia redirected her professional training to a career in education for the classroom, in the Professional Development of school and teacher leaders. Felicia has held a number of successful roles at both the school and the central office district level both in tech, teaching and administration. She often says that she is "in the business of educating."
Felicia is the recipient of the WNBA Chicago Sky's Redefine Possible Women's Leadership Award, the Dream Conference Aspiring Entrepreneur Award, and was selected as Author of the Year Finalist in the small business category for her independently published book "You Are Your Brand: Building From the Inside Out!" Felicia in May 2018 founded "mClass: Master Mentor Motivate" the signature women's empowerment community powered by A Purpose Driven Woman LLC. This year her second A Purpose Driven Woman Conference will be held on Saturday November 9, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. She is also the curator and host of the A Purpose Driven Woman Podcast which she shares powerful insights and a mix of a high quality line up of guest entrepreneurs, career and ministry professionals.
Felicia has spoken for several thriving women and entrepreneurial focused organizations to include; FWD (For Women & Diversity) Collective, Dress For Success Worldwide Success Summit, Top Ladies of Distinction Leadership Conference, The Black Women's Expo, Anita Borg and more. She has recently developed partnerships and facilitated brand development workshops for top organizations like Penske Corporation, i.c. Stars and the Chicago Public Library. She enjoys family, life and new travel experiences.
"When I met Felicia Shakespeare I was impressed with her enthusiasm and commitment to positively impact people with her word, both written and spoken.
I was also impressed with her commitment to helping people to see the power of their brands in building their success, both personally and professionally."
- Dr. Willie Jolley -
International Best-selling Author
"A Setback Is A Setup For A Comeback"
#1 Inspirational Speaker in America