Join us as we kick off our Phenomenal Women Speakers Session, The Beauty of Strength and Empowerment on August 28th and 6:30pm at City College Miami, 9350 Building, 2nd floor, Room 207.
Our speaker guests will include: Commissioner Darline B. Riggs and Christie Grays, President -I AM CHIC. Make sure to RSVP over on our Facebook event.
More about our speakers:
Commissioner Darline B. Riggs was elected to the Miramar City Commission, Seat 4 on March 10, 2015. Darline B. Riggs was given up by her birth mother at 2 months old and adopted into a family of ten. At the age of 9, her family settled in Miramar where she has resided for the last twenty-nine years. A graduate of Miramar High, she went on to obtain her Associate of Science degree in nursing from Broward College, her Bachelor of Science in nursing and her Master of Science in nursing education from Florida Atlantic University.
To read Commissioner Riggs full bio, visit: https://www.miramarfl.gov/992/Commissioner-Darline-B-Riggs
Christie Grays – President -I AM CHIC, a full service lifestyle consulting business founded in 2016.
I Am CHIC helps people and organizations cover priorities. The main focus is wardrobe and image consulting which instills confidence and develops an effective visual image for business people and TV news personalities. Christie also consults with organizations for board establishment, fundraising, event planning and more. I Am CHIC helps develop the image you or your business presents to the world.
Prior to following her entrepreneurial passion, for seven (7) years, Christie served as the Director of Government & Community Relations for Baptist Health South Florida, the largest non-profit hospital system in South Florida. In that role, she ensured that Baptist Health maintained positive relationships in the business, government and civic communities of South Florida. Additionally, she managed the department’s multi-million dollar budget and provided oversight to numerous community partnerships.
Prior to Baptist Health, Christie had business development positions with two national healthcare organizations, ApolloMD and Duke Healthcare. She covered large multi-state territories and developed and implemented strategic growth plans. From 1996-2005, Christie had a successful career in commercial real estate leasing. Specializing in office properties, she negotiated lease transactions with top companies, representing both landlords and tenants.
Christie has been actively engaged in South Florida having served on many board and having leadership roles in many organizations. She’s been blessed to receive many recognitions for her work in the community.
Christie is a graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia and has her Global M.B.A. from Alliance Manchester Business School in Manchester, England having studied abroad in Hong Kong and Manchester.