RN & Visionary
God gave me a vision of diverse business women, whether in the home or outside of the home, working together -- Sharing their God given talents to encourage, teach, inspire and support each other in personal growth and in resources. My desire is to encourage and strengthen the whole woman -- in exhortation, higher learning opportunities and in resources. This Summit will provide women with an opportunity to promote their business and share their creative ideas.
Cheryl is Director of IT for FedEx Services. She is dedicated to working in the community and mentoring the next generation of leaders and volunteers through various middle and high school programs. Cheryl has received numerous awards and most recently the 2020 Jacksonville State University Alumni of the Year, 2018 Dallas business Journal Women in Technology Award, as well as a one of D DEO Magazine 2018 500 most Powerful leaders in the DFW area. Cheryl has two adult children, Alexandria and Rashad and is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.
IT Effectiveness &
In 2015 Nancey Legg introduced Better Kombucha to the local community at a small, weekly farmer’s market. Folks showed up thirsty and began recommending it to their favorite gathering places. Based on this initial response, Nancey realized that making the beverage could be more than a hobby. So, armed with a master’s degree in Public Health and acquiring the basics of business, she decided that her commitment to wellness and her community created a great opportunity to pursue this fulltime.
As Birmingham’s first commercial kombucha brewery, Better Kombucha believes that an integral part of being better physically, mentally, and spiritually is related to what we put into our bodies, and that taking better care of ourselves makes us better people and better people make better community.
Together we are Better.
Cassandra Greer is a Senior Vice-President at PNC Financial Services where she works in Public Finance as a Treasury Management Officer. As a Treasury Management Professional, Cassandra takes great pride in helping clients improve their daily liquidity, payables and receivables process. Her primary focus is to educate her clients on the importance of growing and protecting their assets by offering an array of Treasury Management products.
Cassandra is a member of the Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance, Alabama Association for Financial Professionals, the National Associations of Accountants and Children’s of Alabama Committee for the Future. Cassandra also serves on the Board of Directors for Girl Inc of Central Alabama and Pathways.
Cassandra received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, while raising a family and working full time. In 2004 she was awarded the James Thomas Barnwell award for Excellence in Developmental English at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. In 2012 she was nominated for Who’s Who in Alabama. Cassandra also received Regions’ Top Associate Honor, the Better Life Award in July 2012 for her outstanding dedication, job performance, involvement, and commitment to the community. After an amazing 16+ years at Regions Bank, Cassandra decided to embark upon part two of her banking career at PNC Bank.
Cassandra takes great pride in her family, church, and community. A member of Integrity Bible Church, she is very passionate about helping others. She spends countless hours volunteering with an array of organizations, whether it’s in the Birmingham Community or a national industry association. She is active with the local women shelter, Birmingham City Schools, Habitat for Humanity, Magic City Classic, YWCA, Boys and Girls Club, Children’s Hospital, United Way of Central Alabama and Sisters of Sovereignty mentor programs.
A native of Birmingham, AL, Cassandra is the wife of Lawrence J. Greer and the proud mother of three beautiful children, Lawrence Troydell, KeKoria Shardae and her angel Zachary Jaylon.
PNC Financial Services
Abbey Frazier was born and raised in Starkville, MS. A passionate people-person, she pursued a degree in Educational Psychology from Miss. State, but before graduating, felt the Lord telling her not to pursue a Masters. After marrying and living a short stint in Dallas TX as a nanny to kick start her husband’s career, they relocated to Birmingham, AL per the Lord’s instruction. As she desperately sought the Lord for a career path, the Holy Spirit instructed her to pursue Life Coaching, so she became a Certified Christian Life Coach. Unaware of how her skills from life coaching would be used, she accepted her first “real job” out of college as a Recruiter for a local Bham staffing firm. After working her way up to become an Account Manager within Express Employment’s Office Services division in the Birmingham South location, she was recently promoted to Professional Recruiter (with a focus in Accounting and HR staffing). While balancing a full time role on part time hours, she also is the mother to one two year old, Judah, whom she lovingly spends her afternoons with. She is passionate about matching qualified talent to her clients’ attractive openings, and empowering women around her to live a balanced life—work, family, church, and all else with ease and peace. With nearly 5 years in the staffing industry, Abbey has branded herself as the face of Professional Staffing in Shelby County, and is heavily involved in the Shelby County Chamber, as well as the local community. She serves her home church family of Life of Faith in Irondale as both Elementary Coordinator within Faith Kids alongside her husband J.T., and the worship team. She tells all of her applicants that she runs her recruiting desk like a ministry—it doesn’t matter who gets them a job, whether she or someone else, but instead she focuses on ensuring they leave loved, edified, and encouraged (and hopefully, employed!)
Cecilia Penn-Diallo is a native Washingtonian, she holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management, with a work-life balance of wife and mom to an AAU student athlete, she earned her MBA from the University of Maryland while working fulltime. Her motto for multitasking to her success is “faith and family first”. Cecilia has been in business for more than 10 years and has held various leadership positions throughout a successful career path of over 15 years. She has become a leading expert on how to start a business in the world of vending and has been called on for advice and wise counsel especially when it comes to event and project management involving onsite vendors. In 2019, she developed ‘The Vendor Coach’ a signature venture that provides mentorship and advice to upstart business owners and event planners. The Vendor Coach was created to help planners, organizers and new entrepreneurs develop win-win situations for vendor management during their events. Her flagship company, Jewels by Joan 2 was born in 2008 out of a legacy of continuation and continues to thrive and grow even through the pandemic of 2019. In her most recent business venture, she designed and created what has become, her own line of fashion and accessories, The Cecilia J Collection. The signature collection was also launched during the pandemic. Cecilia continues to promote and encourage business owners to do what she considers one of the most important things that they can do for their businesses and that is to LAUNCH! By writing this book she has given new entrepreneurs and business owners a starting tool that will help them realize that they can and are able to successfully launch their businesses. She offers tips, advice and a few hard-earned lessons learned along the way. Cecilia lives in Maryland with her dynamic support team, husband, Saliou and their son, Bachir. You can follow her on social media: