Mia Mendoza

Mendoza Group


Friday, May 1st - Panel Discussion @ 1:05PM - 1:40PM EST

Mia formally entered the broadcasting field on August 4, 1975, when she joined WTOG-TV44 (St. Petersburg, Florida) and hosted Tampa Bay’s first Spanish-language talk show. Following her broadcast career path to Philadelphia’s local Fox TV29, Mendoza eventually signed on as Director of Programming and Business Development for the Telemundo Network. Realizing that there was an overwhelming need to help her U.S. clients even further in their marketing strategies to reach the Latino consumers, Mendoza founded the first full-service Hispanic advertising and marketing agency in the tri-state area in March, 1995.


Mendoza’s client roster is as diverse as its team of bicultural and bilingual experts. Mendoza has served up award-winning brand campaigns, signature guerilla marketing and some of the most unique advertising strategies for companies that have earned their place as some of the most influential leaders in the industry - Opportunity Finance Network, AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies, Perdue Farms, Rita’s Ice, CHIP and Independence Blue Cross.

Her passion for fairness, education and social equality has crossed over into Mia’s volunteer
and board service as a member of America’s First Fair Trade Town and Catholic Partnership
Schools. Mia has also served on the boards of Philadelphia’s Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Economy League and Pennsylvania’s Commission for Women.

Mia has received numerous recognitions for her work. She was honored in 2018 as 1 of 100
Most Influential Latinos in Pennsylvania, received Philly Ad Club’s 2019 Mover & Shaker Pinnacle Award winner, and earned national acclaim by Business Week Magazine as the “marketing whiz” of the 21st century. Former Governor Tom Ridge named Mia one of
Pennsylvania’s 50 Best Women in Business and she was also featured among 50 top women in their fields in the book, Voices. Included among Mia’s most cherished awards are Girl Scouts: Take the Lead Award, U.S. Hispanic Businesswoman of the Year by the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Women of Distinction Award, by the Philadelphia Business Journal.

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Paul Douglas

The JPI Group


Friday, May 1st - Panel Discussion @ 1:05PM - 1:40PM EST

Paul has spent the past 20 years working in the recruiting and talent acquisition space
He has designed, implemented and executed talent management strategies for various
industries. Paul’s specific expertise in talent acquisition, recruitment strategies and
familiarity with various models allows him to enhance business performance, profitability 
and analysis of their current state. Also, he has a proven capability of collaborating with senior leaders and executives to build simple and practical solutions which effectively align with business needs and challenges to achieve significant results.

Paul Douglas is the President of The JPI Group. Our company believe that people
deserve to start each day inspired and fulfilled by their work. We all deserve to be part
of a trustworthy team where we hold each other accountable to the commitments
required to achieve our personal dreams and career goals. We strive daily to make the
lives better for the partners we work with, the clients we partner with, and the
community we serve.

The JPI Group (acronym for the Douglas family: Jeremiah, Paul, Iyomakha) is focused
on providing our customers with the most efficient recruiting strategy. Our Contract
Recruiting Solution allows our customers to leverage our senior contract recruiters to
support their internal team. We have been able to scale and grow due to the ability of
our model to provide our clients significant financial savings and a more strategic
recruiting solution. Our culture, diversity of thought, diversity of team, dedication to the
community, utilization of cutting-edge tools, and unique service lines all have had a
significant impact on our growth.

Paul is married with 2 sons, a 14-year-old and a 9-month-old. He is a Ravens, Orioles,
and NY Knicks sports fan. (Yes. . .Knicks!) Paul loves to coach youth sports and enjoys
volunteering his time to inform and teach under-privileged youth about the opportunity in technology life and business. Paul also has a strong passion for coaching and
mentoring small firms and MBE firms. His passion allowed him to win MBE Advocate of
the year with the EMSDC council. The success of The JPI Group allowed them to be
named Diverse Supplier of the Year in 2019.

Martin Shepherd 

Arch Access


Friday, May 1st - Webinar Session @ 1:40PM - 2:10PM EST

Martin Shepherd is an attorney and energy industry executive. His energy industry experience includes managing an onshore land department through several major corporate asset acquisitions, all while overseeing land acquisition necessary for the development of thousands of acres and the resulting distribution of revenue shares. Martin’s private law practice focuses on energy, real estate transactions, litigation and dispute resolution.

Sirena Moore-Thomas

The Highmark Group | Sirena Speaks


Friday, May 1st - Webinar Session @ 2:10 PM - 3:00PM EST

Sirena Moore-Thomas is an experienced Mompreneur, Author, Strategist, and WATER WALKER™! Despite being a teen mom of twins with no college degree and very little resources she has led several small businesses to multi-million dollar revenues, won hundreds of Federal Contracts and continues to empower leaders around the world. Sirena  has an innate ability to help her clients consistently find success in seemingly impossible situations.


Sirena's entrepreneurial accomplishments coupled with her infectious energy and ambition quickly caught the eye of National media including New York Times, the cover of Black Enterprise Magazine, Essence Magazine, NBC Nightly News, Upscale Magazine, BET-j and many others. Sirena has received a myriad of awards highlighting her business proficiency and next generation leadership. Her ability to deliver deep level transformation to individuals who are trapped by their ideas and paralyzed by their self-imposed limitations is evident in her high demand. This dynamic wife, mom and business ninja is truly a woman on the move! 


Philadelphia's Top 40 Under 40 

TNJ New York Top 40 Under 40 

SBA Region 3 Next Generation Entrepreneur 

GPCC Small Business Person of the Year 

1st Runner-up Madame CJ Walker Award 

Philadelphia Tribune Top 10 Under 40 to Watch