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I help women build their brand

by connecting to their purpose



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The Speaker

Felicia is a dynamic speaker and moderator that has spoken on stages locally, nationally and globally. In 2022 Felicia moderated the panel, the Rising Young Female Entrepreneur, interviewing the Winner of “The Apprentice UK'' Harpreet Kaur and several other influential women in the UK. Some of her most memorable speaking  opportunities were with Dress For Success. She spoke has been invited back time and time again for the Worldwide Central’s Going Places Network and the Professional Women’s Group. She was also a panelist for their National Conference “Living The Dream.”  Her first LIVE international speaking opportunity came in 2019 was for the A Woman’s Narrative one day event in Paris, France. She was a featured moderator and speaker for the Global Woman Summit in 2022 (live in London) and in 2020 (virtually in London) sharing the stage with the likes of Jack Canfield, author Chicken Soup for the Soul and Kim Kyosaki, wife to Robert, author of the all time best selling book in finance Rich Dad, Poor Dad. 

who is Felicia

Who is Felicia Shakespeare 

Felicia Shakespeare is an award winning Global Speaker, a 5x Bestselling Author, Educator and Personal Brand Strategist. She is the Founder of A Purpose Driven Woman LLC which has successfully produced a podcast, conference series and a compilation book project. Felicia is the recipient of multiple prestigious awards; the Global Woman Honorary Award (2022) and the Global Woman Inspirational Award (2020), the FWD Award (For Women and Diversity, 2019) and the WNBA Chicago Sky’s Redefine Possible Women’s Leadership Award (2017-18). Other notable awards include:

Business Star,  The Boss Network

Dream Entrepreneur Award, Dream Conference

Shining Example Award, Associated Colleges of Illinois

ICE Award  (Impacting the Community through Education), Aurora School District


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Mike Pritchard

Senior Vice President at Penske Truck Leasing
“Felicia presented a fantastic program designed to develop the meaning and motivation of personal branding to 30 of our aspiring female leaders. That 2 hour time with Felicia still resonates with the team as I constantly hear from those in attendance of the impact that her message provided. The passion, focus, and resilience of Felicia is not easily duplicated and provides an energetic spark to me each time I have the opportunity to come in contact with her."

Kathleen Quinn

"Felicia's ability to inspire students, faculty, and business partners to achieve greater outcomes is a result of her effective communications, collaborative work approach and productive relationships with senior leadership. Her delivered outcomes of this unique skill set are increased levels of brand awareness, higher customer satisfaction and measurable results for internal and external stakeholders. Additionally, her leadership of two separate events that I attended was exceptionally engaging for panelists and participants. She emanates joy and inclusiveness in all she does."

Lesley Martinez

MS MRKT, PhD Candidate
"I am writing this letter on behalf of Felicia Shakespeare as a testament to her exemplary
service we have witnessed over the past two years. Felicia Shakespeare has both increased the visibility and established a collaboration of our core programs with major network organizations such as the Obama Foundation, Comcast, Microsoft, and Chicago Public Library. She led the development of the Tech Empowered Conference at our annual Creative Tech Expo, where she curated an amazing panel of Tech Professionals and CTO’s. Felicia is a champion for access and equity for underrepresented people in tech industries. My recommendation is a resounding enthusiasm for any and all opportunities for Ms. Shakespeare to walk in her excellent leadership abilities and expand the horizons for the next generations."
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