Day 1: February 24th. 9am to 4pm

Hosted at Malcolm X College

As a prelude to The L.E.G.A.C.Y. Awards Gala, The L.E.G.A.C.Y. Power Conference will take place at Malcolm X College, located at 1900 W. Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL, on Thursday, February 24, 2022 from 9 AM to 4 PM. Expected to attract more than 350 Black Owned Businesses, The L.E.G.A.C.Y. Power Conference will provide informational support to Black Business Owners in the areas of Leadership, Education, Growth, Advocacy, Community, and the Young Entrepreneur. 

Attendees will enjoy our Black Owned Business Vendor Showcase, powerful networking opportunities, Corporate Match-Making, complimentary breakfast and lunch, conference materials, power packed panel discussions, and workshop-style break out sessions.

Event Highlights 
  • POWER Panels – featuring past LEGACY Honorees
  • Business Workshops and Panels
  • Corporate Matchmaking Room
  • Access to Capital Room
  • Business Resources and Vendors
Panel Topics
  • Marketing and Media, Telling Your Story
  • Thriving in the Cannabis Industry and Beyond
  • Secure the Bag: Financing from Pop-up to Buy the Block
  • Young Entrepreneurship: Pathways to Success and Overcoming Roadblocks
  • Community and Business, Working Together to Make an Impact
  • Black Economics, Leveraging Our POWER
  • Scale and Growing….The Journey to 7 Figures
  • Operations…Creating A Process and Building a Team to Scale

Conference Sponsors

Day 2: February 25th. 10am to 2pm (Virtual)

"How to Stop the Grind and Avoid Entrepreneur Burnout”

As an added bonus, we are adding a second-day virtual component that will be focused on personal development. As entrepreneurs, we are far too often so heavily invested in our businesses that we fail to nurture ourselves and our personal well-being. This second-day bonus is focused on developing YOU! From health tips to self-care, goal setting and wealth management, we invite you to join us for a day focused on personal growth. The stronger you are personally, the stronger your business will be.

Our Speakers

Monique Rodriguez

CEO of Mielle Organics

Perdue Carter

CEO of Dream Spots Leasing and Sales

Keeana Barber

CEO of WDB Marketing

James Wheeler

COO of WDB Marketing

Cameka Smith

CEO of the BOSS Network

Milli Frick

CEO of The Frick Effect

Jahmal Cole

My Block, My Hood

Aaliyah Stewart

Founder of I AM Them Hope Youth Center

Serita Love

Success Junkie

Robert Johnson Esq.


Thomas Crosby

The Insurance Exchange

Portia Mittons

Bridge City Collective / The Coughie Pot / Legit Trappin

Oliver Kamanzi

African Global Chamber of Commerce

Nicole Wheatly

Steps Inc. Consulting

Michelle O’Kennard

WDB Marketing/MCO Designs, Inc.

Maze Jackson

Founder of What's In It for the Black People

Tracy Powell

Momentum Coffee

Trez V. Pugh

Founder of Sip & Savor

TeQuila Cooper-Shabazz

Qui Virtual Support Solutions

Siddiqu Muhammad

CEO of Chicago Fit4Life

Mark Walker

Owner of Oooh Wee! It is!

Lakeisha Gray-Sewell

Girls Like me & Move beyond the block

Dwayne Hirsch

The Green Toad Hemp Farm

Dr. Obari Cartman

Chicago Black Psychologist

Dr. Jeffrey Sterling

CEO of Sterling Initiatives

Dr. Shaniqua Jones

Restorative Justice Practitioner | Founder of Purple Path

Dondre Smith

Almighty Clothing

Diane Latiker

Kids off the Block, NFP

Cory Thames

Business Leadership Council

Corey Gilkey


Cecil Wilson

Golden Baton Group

Cassiopeia Uhuru


Carl West

TBTNews / MG Media

Ava Dorsey

Ava's Pet Palace

Alisa Starks

Inner City Entertainment

AC Green

Host of the AC Green Show

Christyn S. Freemon

Project Forward

Ashley Kirkwood

Speak Your Way To Cash

Reginald Reese

The Green Toad Hemp Farm

Jason Rogers

Fatz & Co Jewelers

Tytannie Harris


Raheem Uqdah


Robiar Smith

R.B. Pest Solutions

Aaron Mallory

GRO Community

Monica Abernathy

A Polished Work Inc.

Cynthia Boykin

BOSS Network

Alicia August-Wright

Avents by August

Anna Shreeve


Mila Marshall

Herb & Planning Associates

Sherise Pleasant

Pleasant Financial