Valiant Ventures: Panelist Discussion

An interactive discussion with experts from a wide spectrum of industries to provide advice, insight, and answer questions.

The panel guests will be available throughout the day, in addition to other exhibitors to kick start your business or your career.


Lady Andria S. Hudson.  She is the founder of Andria S. Hudson Enterprises Incorporation and has written and directed many successful theatrical productions in the Chicagoland area. A woman of style and elegance, Andria is a former model and beauty pageant queen.  A passionate motivational speaker delivering the message of hope and healing for the total man.  She is the author of the best-selling book, “He Saved the Best for Last…Singles Becoming Vessels of Honor”. A book of empowerment and inspiration that deals with issues of the single, unmarried Christian. Andria’s greatest joy is her marital union to her husband and Pastor, Bishop William Hudson III of Prayer & Faith Outreach Ministries in Chicago, IL.

Tanya Davis Ten years ago, Tanya, her husband Stephen and their seven children established the William and Mary Davis Foundation, based on Isaiah 58:6-8. The foundation supports organizations that embody this mission including Daystar University (Nairobi, Kenya), Fox Valley Christian Action, Young Life, Orange Hands, Women at Risk International, and By the Hands. Tanya’s desire to enrich the lives of others also led her to launch Purpose by Design, a mentoring retreat for girls in under-resourced communities. Each year, Tanya and a group of volunteers host 20 girls in Knoxville, Tennessee for a long weekend of enrichment workshops – from health and wellness to college prep and goal planning.

Tia Juarez. Tia Juarez is Associate Director for the Women’s Business Center in Aurora, an extension of the WBDC. In this role Tia is responsible for providing business development training and one-on-one business counseling to emerging and established women entrepreneurs, in both the English and Spanish language.The Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) is a 501 (c)(3) and a nationally recognized leader in the field of women’s economic development. The mission of the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) is to support and accelerate business development and growth, targeting women and serving other underserved communities and veterans, in order to strengthen their participation in, and impact on, the economy. The WBDC is headquartered in Chicago, with offices in Aurora, IL and Minneapolis, MN and serves a nine-state Midwest region (Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota) providing: Business advising and entrepreneurial seminars, Access to Capital support and direct lending, Childcare Business services, Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) certification, Corporate and public sector procurement opportunities, and Veterans’ business development services.

Small Business Association. Resources for Women  Discussing the Office of Women Business Ownership and opportunities for training and counseling, access to capital and credit, and marketing.


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