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Tammie Jo Shults is a retired commercial airline captain, author, and former naval aviator. Known for being one of the first female fighter pilots to serve in the United States Navy, following active duty she became a pilot for Southwest Airlines. On April 17, 2018, as captain of Southwest Airlines Flight 1380, Shults safely landed a Boeing 737-700, saving 148 passengers, after the aircraft suffered an uncontained engine failure with debris causing rapid decompression of the aircraft. She retired from Southwest Airlines in 2020.

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Former Naval Aviator, Pilot, and Author

Keynote Topics: Author, Aviation, Inspirational Women, Leadership, Diversity, Faith

Travels From: Boerne, Texas

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Most widely recognized for her service on September 11, Heather “Lucky” Penney was part of the first wave of women who went directly into fighters from pilot training. The first and only woman in the 121st Fighter Squadron, Heather deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom for initial combat operations as a night-time SCUD Hunter in the western deserts of Iraq, also supporting Special Operations Forces. She flew the F-16 for ten years before having to make the difficult decision to leave fighter aviation as a single mother. She then flew the special airlift mission and retired out of the Pentagon. For over ten years, Heather was a Director of various Air Force programs for Lockheed Martin, specializing in capture management, government relations, and strategic business development. She now is a Senior Resident Fellow for the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies at the Air Force Association, where she is an expert on defense policy issues related to airpower and the Air Force.

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Former USAF Lieutenant, Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies Defense Policy Expert

Keynote Topics: Aviation, Inspirational Women, Leadership, Motivational

Travels From: Alexandria, Virginia

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Ilyasah Shabazz is an educator and motivational speaker focusing on the preservation and growth of the legacy of her late father, Malcolm X.  Ms. Shabazz is the acclaimed author of Growing Up X: A Coming-of-Age Memoir, serves as President of The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center, and leads a youth empowerment movement, The WAKE-UP Tour™ . Drawing on her remarkable upbringing and diverse life experiences, Ms. Shabazz speaks on Diversity, Overcoming Adversity, and her journey to preserve and promote her family’s legacy.

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Daughter and Spokeswoman for the Legacy of Malcolm X

Keynote Topics: Overcoming Adversity, Diversity, Linked to Legends

Travels From: New Rochelle, NY

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J’Marie Moore is the first daughter of a famous boxer to fight professionally. J’Marie is a woman of faith and the daughter of legendary boxer Archie Moore. Archie was the longest reigning World Light Heavyweight Champion. J’Marie, better known in the ring as THE LADY MONGOOSE went 2-0 as a pro between 1997 and 2000

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J'marie Moore

Daughter of legendary boxer Archie Moore, Former Professional Boxer, Author, and Coach

Keynote Topics: Inspirational Women, Faith, Leadership, Diversity & Disability, Motivational

Travels From: Mexico

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Jennifer Bricker is an American acrobat, aerialist, and was born without legs. She was a featured performer on Britney Spears' Circus Tour which traveled internationally and as the headliner at the prestigious Palazzo hotel in Las Vegas, New York’s Lincoln Center, and the Shangri La Hotel in Dubai. She was the first disabled high school tumbling champion in the state of Illinois.

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American Acrobat, Aerialist, and Author

Keynote Topics: Leadership, Diversity & Disability, Motivational, Overcoming Adversity

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Tammie Jo Shults is a retired commercial airline captain, author, and former naval aviator. Known for being one of the first female fighter pilots to serve in the United States Navy, following active duty she became a pilot for Southwest Airlines. On April 17, 2018, as captain of Southwest Airlines Flight 1380, Shults safely landed a Boeing 737-700, saving 148 passengers, after the aircraft suffered an uncontained engine failure with debris causing rapid decompression of the aircraft. She retired from Southwest Airlines in 2020.

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Former Naval Aviator, Pilot, and Author

Keynote Topics: Author, Aviation, Inspirational Women, Leadership, Diversity, Faith

Travels From: Boerne, Texas

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Most widely recognized for her service on September 11, Heather “Lucky” Penney was part of the first wave of women who went directly into fighters from pilot training. The first and only woman in the 121st Fighter Squadron, Heather deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom for initial combat operations as a night-time SCUD Hunter in the western deserts of Iraq, also supporting Special Operations Forces. She flew the F-16 for ten years before having to make the difficult decision to leave fighter aviation as a single mother. She then flew the special airlift mission and retired out of the Pentagon. For over ten years, Heather was a Director of various Air Force programs for Lockheed Martin, specializing in capture management, government relations, and strategic business development. She now is a Senior Resident Fellow for the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies at the Air Force Association, where she is an expert on defense policy issues related to airpower and the Air Force.

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Former USAF Lieutenant, Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies Defense Policy Expert

Keynote Topics: Aviation, Inspirational Women, Leadership, Motivational

Travels From: Alexandria, Virginia

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Ilyasah Shabazz is an educator and motivational speaker focusing on the preservation and growth of the legacy of her late father, Malcolm X.  Ms. Shabazz is the acclaimed author of Growing Up X: A Coming-of-Age Memoir, serves as President of The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center, and leads a youth empowerment movement, The WAKE-UP Tour™ . Drawing on her remarkable upbringing and diverse life experiences, Ms. Shabazz speaks on Diversity, Overcoming Adversity, and her journey to preserve and promote her family’s legacy.

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Daughter and Spokeswoman for the Legacy of Malcolm X

Keynote Topics: Overcoming Adversity, Diversity, Linked to Legends

Travels From: New Rochelle, NY

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J’Marie Moore is the first daughter of a famous boxer to fight professionally. J’Marie is a woman of faith and the daughter of legendary boxer Archie Moore. Archie was the longest reigning World Light Heavyweight Champion. J’Marie, better known in the ring as THE LADY MONGOOSE went 2-0 as a pro between 1997 and 2000

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J'marie Moore

Daughter of legendary boxer Archie Moore, Former Professional Boxer, Author, and Coach

Keynote Topics: Inspirational Women, Faith, Leadership, Diversity & Disability, Motivational

Travels From: Mexico

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Jennifer Bricker is an American acrobat, aerialist, and was born without legs. She was a featured performer on Britney Spears' Circus Tour which traveled internationally and as the headliner at the prestigious Palazzo hotel in Las Vegas, New York’s Lincoln Center, and the Shangri La Hotel in Dubai. She was the first disabled high school tumbling champion in the state of Illinois.

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American Acrobat, Aerialist, and Author

Keynote Topics: Leadership, Diversity & Disability, Motivational, Overcoming Adversity

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Former Naval Aviator, Pilot, and Author

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Former USAF Lieutenant, Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies Defense Policy Expert

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Daughter and Spokeswoman for the Legacy of Malcolm X

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J'marie Moore

Daughter of legendary boxer Archie Moore, Former Professional Boxer, Author, and Coach

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American Acrobat, Aerialist, and Author

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