The Queen Collaborative

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The Queen Collaborative Program

To educate Women of Color on the basic principles of leadership and entrepreneurship instructed by Black Women leaders/entrepreneurs

This program is a 6-week virtual program, 2 hours per week.  The takeaways from the program included:

Leadership Oakland Certificate of Completion

Gained knowledge from experts in the field

Access to LO network for connections and resources

The Queen Collaborative Program

September 29, 2022 – November 3, 2022


Application Due: September 9, 2022
For more information, please email


Dr Noble

The Queen Collaborative Program is hosted by Dr. Kordilia Noble

With more than 20 years’ experience in career coaching, workforce development & higher education, Dr. Noble is a strong leader.  Leadership is about empathy. It is about having the ability to relate and connect with individuals for inspiring and empowering. This is the passion that fuels the fire for this amazing program.  Besides mentorship and career coaching, Dr. Noble supports the community by educating Women of Color on the fundamentals of leadership and entrepreneurship.  Welcome to The Queen Collaborative!

Giangrande 200

WEEK ONE: Thursday 9/29/22 – 10:00 am – Noon

MINDSET MATTERS – Jocelyn Giangrande, M.A., SPHR, CCDP
Nationally Known Diversity & Inclusion Expert, Author of What’s In Your Sandwich? 10 Surefire Ingredients for Career Success

Leadership & Perseverance for Entrepreneurship

The importance of leadership skills & maintaining focus

Matthews 200 Redone

WEEK TWO: Thursday 10/6/22 – 10:00 am – Noon

THE BEGINNING – Renate Matthews
Business and Entrepreneurship Teacher, Founder of S.Y.N.C. (Strategic Youth Networking Community ~

Where do I start?  How do I determine my niche?

  • Types of entrepreneurship
  • Identify the problem that needs to be solved
  • Know your strengths/channel your creativity
Tisha 200

WEEK THREE: Thursday 10/13/22 – 10:00 am – Noon

The Small Business Cheerleader * Chief Community Activator at Career Mastered Magazine

Discussion on methods of how to market products

  • Platforms, audience, modes of communication
  • Researching your market
April 200

WEEK FOUR: Thursday 10/20/22 – 10:00 am – Noon

LET’S GET LEGAL – April McKie, Esq.
Business Attorney and Coach

Business Structure:

  • Business Plan
  • Business License Process
  • Liability Concerns
  • Proper Formation/Documentation
  • Contracts for Business
  • Brand Preservation
Freeman Kirkland 200

WEEK FIVE: Thursday 10/27/22 – 10:00 am – Noon

I NEED MONEY – Nicole Freeman-Kirkland
Certified Public Accountant; CEO of By The Numberz CPA, PLLC

I Need Money, how to be prepared for investors and funding

  • Accounting – Best practices for accounting systems
  • Financial Statements – what they are and understanding what they say about your business
  • Knowing your ask – Projected Financials, Sources of Funding, Funding requirements
  • Maintaining ownership of your business – what to look out for in negotiations with investors and venture capitalist
Camille 200

WEEK SIX: Thursday 11/3/22 – 10:00 am – Noon

OK LET’S DO IT!!! – Camille Jamerson
C.E.M®, Mogul Maker | Biz Consultant| Political & Digital Strategist |PR/Storyteller| Branding| Crisis/Change Mgmt| L.I.O.N | Fmr. Corporate & Political Chief of Staff

Implementation w/tips and best practices to stay afloat

  • Build your network
  • Maximize your productivity
  • Optimize your routine
  • Embrace both success and failure


Closing Speaker:

Founder & CEO, The Body Principle | Radio Host | Keynote Speaker | Integrative Health Expert | NASM Master Trainer


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