Felicia Shakespeare is a nationally nominated bestselling award Author, Business Podcast Host, Educator and Entrepreneur. The name of her award nominated book is You Are Your Brand: Building from the Inside Out.

Felicia is the Founder of A Purpose Driven Woman LLC (APDW).  She shows female entrepreneurs & career professionals how to be successful in business and in life. Her key way of doing so is helping them build their brand by first connecting to their purpose. Her theory is “without a purpose, what’s the point?” In addition to curating the APDW  Podcast, Felicia has curated and hosted her own conference with a reach in Chicago | Atlanta | London. She was nominated for and became the winner of the Global Woman 2020 Inspirational Award. 

In addition to her personal book projects she is the Visionary Author of A Purpose Driven Woman: 14 Memoirs on Becoming Fearless & Intentional, where she help 13 women share their stories as a published author by participating in a collaborative project where she provided coaching and tools for participants to launch their own brand. 

Felicia became an International Speaker live in Paris, France in 2019 for “A Woman’s Narrative.” She was a featured speaker for the “Global Woman Summit'' in 2020 London, UK with the likes of Jack Canfield and Kim Kiyosaki. She has also spoken for, moderated or provided trainings to many outstanding national and global organizations. See a compilation below:

  • A Purpose Driven Woman Conference Series 

  • Black Women’s Expo (Chicago, Atlanta)

  • Penske Corporation

  • Dress for Success Worldwide Central

  • Top Ladies of Distinction National

  • Anita Borg

  • General Assembly

  • The Creative Tech Expo

  • Spelman College

  • The Next Collective

  • Ossa Collective 

Podcast Interviews:

  • HERstory Podcast

  • Mind of a Mentor Podcast


  • 2020 Global Woman Inspirational Award

  • 2019 FWD Award (For Women & Diversity

  • 2017 #RedefinePossible Women’s Leadership Award

  • 2017 Dream Conference Entrepreneur Award

  • Shining Example Award

  • I.C.E. Award (Impacting the Community through Education)

Media Features:

  • NBC

  • FOX

  • ABC

  • CBS

  • Cover Story, Global Woman Magazine June 2020

  • Today’s Purpose Woman Magazine

  • Essence Festival

  • Chicago Tribune

  • Chicago Now

  • Small Biz Trends

  • Startup Today Magazine

  • And more...

Social Media:

  • Follow her on Instagram | LinkedIN:  @feliciashakespeare

  • Facebook: @feliciarshakespeare

  • Twitter: @iamfelicias


Dr. Willie Jolley

International Best-selling Author

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.



The book You Are Your Brand: Building From The Inside Out! (YAYB) is designed to be a resource tool for the one who wants to get motivated about their future and how that future is cultivated through personal, professional, and business growth strategies.
YAYB concentrates on the imprint YOU are exuding to the world. You will walk away inspired, informed, and motivated to become intentional about presenting the best possible you because you are your brand.


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