Dr. Gloria Mayfield Banks, described by many as “energy in motion,” is a woman of many accomplishments. She has a Harvard MBA and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore. She is a renowned motivational speaker, success strategist, a multimillionaire entrepreneur and is ranked #1 in North America with Mary Kay as an Independent Elite Executive National Sales Director. A published author of her book “Quantum Leaps” Gloria has trained on 6 continents.
Inspiring and igniting the fire in women Gloria has consistently beaten the odds to achieve extraordinary success and teaches thousands of others to do the same. She is happily married to Ken Banks and they share four adult children and four grandchildren. Gloria resides with her family in Baltimore, Maryland.
Caterina Harris Earl’s mission is to empower others to find their passion and live their dreams. She is a powerful motivator, trainer and speaker. Caterina has been a successful entrepreneur for 27 years and works in globally in full time ministry with her husband. She is a leadership and self development trainer who is well respected in her field. Originally from Fremont, CA, in the heart of Silicon Valley, Caterina is known as a “techie” to all of her friends. She now resides in Chicago, IL and Brentwood, CA. Caterina is a college graduate with a degree in Political Science and Economics and a Masters Degree from USC in Public Administration. Caterina has achieved the highest position with Mary Kay, Inc. as a National Sales Director. Her background is in non profit work in Oakland, CA and Washington, DC. and she has a degree in economics and political analysis. Caterina is married to Dr. Anthony Earl. Anthony pastored for 30 years and now is an International Missionary and Church Planter. They have 5 grown kids and 12 grandchildren. She loves to travel the world, attend Jazz Festivals and master every latest gadget.
Crisette Ellis is a native of Detroit, MI. She is married to Bishop Charles H. Ellis III, Who is the Senior Pastor of Greater Grace Temple in Detroit, MI. They have two children, Kiera and Charles IV. She is a graduate of Michigan State University where she received her Bachelors of Science degree in Public Affairs Management. Crisette has achieved the highest position in Mary Kay as a National Sales Director. She is also the CEO of Affirmations by Crisette which is a lifestyle brand of motivational and inspirational products that encourage people to live their best life. She has also authored a children’s book entitled “My Future is So BRIGHT”. Crisette is also a philanthropist and financially supports High School students who are interested in entrepreneurship through the Kristen Marie Scholarship Fund that she established in memory of her deceased daughter. Crisette enjoys reading, writing, inspiring others and traveling the world.
Sabrina Goodwin Monday was born and raised in Tulsa, OK. She now resides in Chapel Hill, NC. She received her Bachelor's degree from Tennessee State University and holds a Master's degree from Boston University in Broadcast Journalism. Sabrina has been with Mary Kay for over 28 years and has achieved the highest position as a National Sales Director. She is married to Kenny Monday, an Olympic Gold Medalist, Hall of Famer in the sport of wrestling. Kenny is the Head Wrestling Coach at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Tarheel Wrestling Club. They have three children, Sydnee, Kennedy and Quincy. Sabrina enjoys reading, traveling, and volunteering with young people.
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Nora Shariff-Borden was born in Boston Massachusetts and is now living in Stone Mountain, GA. Her occupation prior to Mary Kay was a combination of nail technician and salon owner and Fashion Designer, where she sold her clothes to specialty shops all over the US. She is married to her childhood friend Neil Borden who has supported her in everything she has chosen to do! They became friends when Nora was just 12 years old and at the age of 20 finally decided to date and have been married now for 37 Years. They have six children between them, and 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren! Nora was with Mary Kay Cosmetics for 26 years. During that time she achieved the position of Senior National Sales Director, which is one of the highest levels one can reach within the company. Nora has since retired and now holds the position as Senior National Sales Director Emeriti. Nora is a philanthropist and founder of Business Women On The Move For God. Her new found organization will show women who desire to start a business how to start and have a successful business, and women who are in business but seem to be stuck how to get unstuck! The organizations goal is to raise, $10,000 every year to give to a young woman majoring in business. Nora believes that if she can help women realize their full God given potential her work will not be in vain! www.bwotmfg.com
Our friendship has been an inspiration for us individually and collectively, and has inspired many others to value and sustain relationships. The Force of Friendship is committed to sharing our friendships and girlfriends power with the world and to empowering others to do the same. We love the laughter and the fun, the joy and the pain, the ability to empower other girlfriends worldwide to share and do the same. We are blessed to be a blessing and we are empowered to empower others!
"The Force of Friendship" conducts workshops for girlfriends globally. In our workshops, we teach and reaffirm our audiences about life issues including faith, fear, mindset, leadership, courage, success, entrepreneurship, and of course friendship. Our lively, interactive workshops are infused with LOVE and LAUGHTER, and transparency, which is appreciated by all that are privileged to be a part of our community. We empower and inspire others to engage in the fun, friendship and fellowship, and intend to leave our participants with a heart and desire to maintain and develop their own friendships with great purpose and intention. Laughter is like a good medicine and Friendships revive the soul!
The Force of Friendship would love to come to your city or town to enrich and empower many more friends!
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Seven Best-Friends-For-Life Launch The Force of Friendship
Girlfriends Dispel Myths That Women Can’t Have True Long-Lasting Friendships By Sharing Tips On How They Did It In New Book
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CHICAGO - Who's your BFF - best friend for life? That's an easy question for the girlfriends who comprise The Force of Friendship. "All seven of us!" they enthusiastically reply with such harmony and conviction that it sounds like a well-rehearsed chorus.
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Women's Empowerment Expo
April 27, 2019 - Raleigh Our very own Gloria Mayfield Banks will be a featured speaker! Join us for a day of education, music and friendship!
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