4 T'S To Success 2: Anniversary + Celebration

Vendor Shop • Networking • Panel Discussion

When: Sunday, April 28 – 1-4PM
Where:  Blue Lacuna – 2150 S Canalport, Chicago, IL

To commemorate the Anniversary of the original 4 T’s to Success held Spring 2018, we’re throwing the 4 T’s to Success 2 Anniversary Celebration! You’ll be able to shop our amazing vendors, vibe to the music, network and mingle with other great energy, grab a drink, and join in on the panel discussion.

We are honored to have the panel discussion lead by CeCe Marie of Coffee, Tea or Tequila. Our panel is comprised of three fiercely strong female business owners, creatives, and entrepreneurs who will be answering questions regarding the 4 T’s: Trials, Tribulations, Truths, and Triumphs as it relates to both our work and personal lives as Women of Color.

CTC is inclusive and all are welcome. See you Sunday, April 28th!

Anna Wilder

Anna Wilder


Our Crowned Moderator + Panelists

Christina Brown

Christina Brown

Founder of Coffee, Tea or Tequila

Read Christina's Bio

CeCe Marie is a loud-mouth girl with an engaging personalty. From an early age, the Kingston NY, born east coast girl has possessed a passion for writing. Starting from the time she was pregnant, her mother use to read to her every night. CeCe Marie would stay up past her bedtime, reading books in her closet with a flashlight when she was suppose to be sleeping. Unlocking the stories that lived in her mind, she would write essays and poems in journals that she always kept on hand. Her writing even got her some scholarships for college where she studied undergrad at Lewis University in Romeoville, IL. When she decided to go to grad school her writing assisted her into getting accepted at DePaul University in their journalism program where she received her masters of arts.

After graduating from DePaul University CeCe Marie began her career in advertising. Combining her media background with the competitiveness that is in her blood, she has succeed for the past five years as a top sales executive at Guerrero Howe. The company publishes 6 business focused magazines distributed to C-suite executives across the US with the majority representing Fortune 500 companies. CeCe Marie sells media packages for the magazines that included digital and print products such as advertisements, web exclusives, and photo shoots. Through building relationships with her clients she has been able to establish partnerships with companies that include Under Armour, CBS, McAfee, Aflac and Dollar General.

Following her creative instincts and her passion for media, CeCe Marie started Coffee, Tea or Tequila with Mark Moore, her business partner and creative director. This media platform encompasses her passion for sharing positive stories that can ignite others to follow their journey to be the best they can be for themselves and others around them. Every story has multiple layers to it and CeCe Marie believes that when you dig into those layers you will be able to reflect on your experiences and grow from them. This is only the beginning and Coffee, Tea or Tequila will continue to evolve as CeCe Marie continues to let her creative juices flow. In the meantime you can find her on her social media platforms.

Twitter: CeCemarieBrown

Instagram: CeCemariebrown

Facebook: Christina Cece Brown

Atlenea Beard

Atlenea Beard

Ceo of Beard Admin Services, Co-Ceo of Elexis Investments LLC and a Radio Personality for Hot Spot Radio

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Atlenea Alexis Beard is the Ceo of Beard Admin Services, Co-Ceo of Elexis Investments LLC and a Radio Personality for Hot Spot Radio. She is the author and creator of a self-published journal book “Client Chronicles – Journal meets Entrepreneur”. 

She also serve as the CFO on the board of directors for Evolving Diva Inc Foundation, a non profit geared toward girls empowerment and serves as the Vice President on the board of directors for the Darlene Laurie Rare Disease Foundation (DLRD), a foundation geared towards raising awareness for rare diseases. She is a Mentor for life for The Mentors a program, a non profit dedicated to mentoring and changing the lives of our youth.
She has a degree in Business Administration and Criminal Justice Cyber Security. Her passion is educating as well as assisting entrepreneurs, giving back to the community and keeping the public connected through radio. 
Nicole Richardson

Nicole Richardson

Owner of Flawless Beauty by Nicole

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Makeup Artist Nicole Richardson has been creating beauty for the Chicagoland area for over seven years. She began working professionally in the industry at the age of eighteen. Nicole’s enthusiasm to learn and grow her artistry was apparent even from a young age. 

Nicole’s portfolio is heavily influenced by her passion for music of every genre, contemporary arts, street fashion, high-end architecture and designs. Her inspirations when creating beauty are icons like Sophie Loren, Diana Ross, Grace Jones and Monica Vitti. 

Nicole continues to travel the world painting some of Hollywood’s most recognizable faces such as Aaron Sanchez, Michelle Williams, Beverly Johnson, Erica Mena, Yandy Smith, Joseline Hernandez & Chingy.

Visit www.flawlessbeautybynicole.com to connect with Nicole.

Daina Granger

Daina Granger

Owner of Daina Lanee Brand