Acclaimed spiritual healer and bestselling author, Iyanla Vanzant, is poised to take center stage as the keynote speaker for the highly anticipated EMERGE Live! Experience at the Gaylord Resort and Convention Center April 19 – 21, 2024.

Amidst escalating challenges, Black women confront a pressing need for healing and connection, particularly as statistics reveal that they are 20% more likely to experience serious mental health problems than the general population (Mental Health America). EMERGE Live! offers a sanctuary for women to rest, recalibrate, and rediscover joy as they navigate stress and feeling overwhelmed in today’s society.

As a cultural icon who has been described by Oprah Winfrey as “the most powerful spiritual healer, fixer, teacher, on the planet,” Iyanla’s unparalleled wisdom, inspiration, and passion promises to energize attendees, guiding them on a path to healing and renewed purpose.

In addition to Ms. Vanzant, a dynamic roster of experts dedicated to empowering women will guide attendees as they explore topics ranging from holistic healing and boundary setting to navigating change and conquering imposter syndrome. The Creative Visionary Lounge will serve as a hub for inspiration, while the Chic Boutique, lively African dance class, and soothing sound bath session offer moments of relaxation, cultural celebration, and healing.

EMERGE Live! founder, Julian B. Kiganda of JBK Brand Design LLC emphasizes the necessity for women to reclaim their joy: “After attending six funerals and navigating unimaginable grief and loss in 2022, I recognized that many of my sisters were going through similar struggles, often in isolation. It made me realize how crucial it is for Black women to find spaces where they can authentically express themselves and find support and connection. EMERGE Live! is that space—a place to rediscover joy and create a new vision for personal and professional fulfillment.”

EMERGE Live! caters to women at every stage of their journey—whether seasoned professionals, budding entrepreneurs, or emerging leaders eager to embrace their potential. Registration is now open, with special rates available for a limited time. Women are invited to secure their spot today for this must-attend event of the year at to embark on a transformative journey toward joy and purpose. Limited seating available.