T.D. Jakes Convenes Top Women in Business, Government and Nonprofit at Global Meeting

International Leadership Summit to Feature Female Powerhouses Cynthia Marshall, Serita Jakes, Leona Allen, Nicole Wood, Others

As Women’s History Month concludes, many continue to acknowledge the remarkable contributions made by women. Global Christian leader Bishop T.D. Jakes and the International Leadership Summit will feature several multi-faceted and successful women next month during the 2021 International Leadership Summit. Now a virtual event, this global gathering will take place April 29 – May 1, and will feature industry thought leaders like Serita Jakes, Cynthia Marshall, Leona Allen and Nicole Wood, who will speak to a variety of topics including technology, criminal justice reform, faith and more. 

An event that draws tens of thousands of pastors and leaders from around the globe, this annual summit aims to equip emerging change-makers with strategies and the infrastructural help to influence their communities.  

“Women have made endless contributions to better business, education, ministry, entertainment, and every other facet of influence in the world,” said Bishop T.D. Jakes. “As America has spent the last month recognizing and remembering women and what women offer to our world, we are underscoring and learning from female leaders and entrepreneurs during the International Leadership Summit.” 

Female speakers include:

  • Serita Jakes, executive director of women’s and children’s ministries at The Potter’s House
  • Hattie Hill, president and CEO of T.D. Jakes Foundation
  • Cynthia Marshall, CEO of the Dallas Mavericks
  • Nicole Wood, policy and communications lead for the U.S. DHS Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships
  • Jessica Taylor, entrepreneur, diversity and inclusion consultant
  • Leona Allen, deputy publisher of The Dallas Morning News
  • Kesha Williams, software engineer, technology leader
  • Tina Naidoo, executive director of Texas Offenders Reentry Initiative (T.O.R.I.)
  • Ayoka Lawson, director, producer
  • Rohana Meade, president, CEO, founding partner of Synergy Technical
  • Marie Forleo, entrepreneur, New York Times bestselling author, host
  • Sonya Robinson, West Central Area vice president of State Farm

The complete list of speakers can be viewed online

The complete schedule of events is available online

Since 2011, the International Leadership Summit has cultivated aspiring and tenured entrepreneurs, leaders and instrumental change agents to influence the world.

Media Credentials 

Each member of the media must apply to obtain credentials to cover the conference. Press may request media credentials for the International Leadership Summit by filling out this form. Those who submitted applications in 2020 do not need to reapply unless their information has changed. Applicants will be notified via email whether they are approved or declined for credentials. Information regarding accessing the conference, opportunities and other details will be sent once credentials have been approved. 

About The Potter’s House
Located in Dallas, The Potter’s House is a 30,000-member nondenominational, multicultural church and humanitarian organization led by Bishop T. D. Jakes, twice featured on the cover of Time magazine as America’s Best Preacher and as one of the nation’s 25 Most Influential Evangelicals. The Potter’s House has five locations: The Potter’s House of Dallas, The Potter’s House of Fort Worth, The Potter’s House of North Dallas, The Potter’s House of Denver and The Potter’s House OneLA.