Title Sponsor

Greater Texas Capital Corporation, one of nations’ fastest-growing Certified Development Corporations, helps small businesses secure favorable fixed rate financing for real estate and equipment. As a Certified Development Corporation (CDC), they are a nonprofit company specifically established to contribute to economic development. Greater Texas Capital Corporation works with the Small Business Administration (SBA) and other lending partners to provide loans to small businesses requiring real estate and equipment financing with long-term, fixed-rates throughout Texas.


Greater Texas Capital Corporation has been recognized as the top SBA 504 lender in the Dallas District of the SBA for the past 11 years, and has consistently ranked as one of the top producers in the five-state Region VI of the SBA. They do this by partnering with communities, other economic development organizations, and our real estate and banking partners in every area of the state.

Continued Sponsors



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MAY 21, 2021

8:30am - 1pm


Grow, Engage &


Keyote Speaker
Award-winning journalist and news personality, public speaker, author and Co-Founder of Go Like.

Mariana Atencio is an award–winning journalist, best-selling author and viral motivational speaker, as well as the co-founder of “GoLike”, a multimedia production company.


As an anchor and reporter at Univision and NBC News, Mariana has focused on shinning a light on diverse human stories, coming to Texas to cover Hurricane Harvey, mass shootings and the family separation crisis at the border.


Mariana’s TEDx Talk on authenticity, “What Makes You Special?”, has been seen over 15M times and translated into 13 languages. Her first book, Perfectly You, was an Amazon Best Seller and selected as an Audible Editor’s Pick and AppleBooks “Must Listen.” 


Her experience led to “The Control Formula” that she shares with top Fortune 100 companies around the world. Her work has also been honored with a Gracie, an IRE award, Columbia University’s “First Decade Award” and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists Presidential Award.


She has keynoted at the United Nations ‘Girl Up’ Summit; the LinkedIn annual conference alongside speakers like Michelle Obama, as well as flagship events for Spotify, UBS, Airbnb, Bacardi, Citi Private Bank and Microsoft, among many others.


Mariana is featured on the award winning HBO series “Habla Now” highlighting the Latinos defining the decade in the United States. As a Venezuelan immigrant and newly minted American citizen, she’s partnered with Voto Latino and the American Latino Museum to empower our community through storytelling and representation. 

Aaron Dunn

Sales Coach and Marketing Consultant

Callynth Finney

Owner- Callynth Photography

Founder- Tyler Street Team

ABC DALLAS, ANCHOR & Community- Storyteller



Former Mayor- Tyler, Texas

From Connections to Mayor - Growing into Leadership

President and CEO- Goodwill Industries of East Texas, Inc.

Biases in Business, A Benefit or A Burden

Kim Beckham

Pastor and Motivational Speaker- Central Baptist Church

De-stressing Success

Brian Brandt

CEO- Core Insights

Presenting More POWERFULLY!

Kimberly Lewis

Barbara Bass

Tashara Parker

The Committee
Not pictured: Alma Dear and Erasmo Salima