Access to an Amazing Tribe

IMARA speakers are women from a variety of backgrounds and industries who share their personal journeys and provide resources & wisdom throughout the week!

2023 Speakers


Allyiah Gainer



Dayna Bolden

Host, Model, CEO of Bolden Creative Media, and Beauty and Lifestyle digital content creator based in Baltimore Maryland. Dayna’s mission is to inspire women to not only dream, but to go after them. Dayna enjoys sharing authentic and relatable content to her community that will empower and inspire them to live and thrive.



Terri Matthews

a renowned #FaithMADE serial entrepreneur, investor, author, and keynote speaker with over 25 years of industry experience. She is internationally recognized for her exceptional skills in organizational design, strategic business planning, and business operations, earning her multiple awards throughout her illustrious career. Growing up with parents who struggled with substance abuse, Terri developed a passion for fixing broken things, starting with herself.

Walking in her FAITH she broke the cycle and went on to create successful brands by thinking creatively and rebuilding outside of the box.



Tori Elizabeth

A former celebrity wardrobe stylist and is an expert in Sales, PR & Marketing. A member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, she attended both Texas A&M University and The University of Houston, where she was accepted into the Program for Excellence in Selling; the #1 sales program in the nation. She then went on to work for major corporations like 3M, and Canon, to technology start-ups such as Augury. Tori effortlessly combines her talents & skills from her diverse background, to now continue to push the envelope and empower women of color as the Founder and Creative Director of The Colored Girl and The Imara Retreat.