Felicia Shakespeare is a native Chicagoan who has achieved calculated success in both the business and the education sectors. She is a believer, bestselling author, brand strategist, and empowerment speaker. She is the recipient of the 2017 WNBA Chicago Sky's #RedefinePossible Women's Leadership Award, the 2017 Dream Conference Aspiring Entrepreneur Award, and was selected as a 2017 Author of the Year Finalist in the small business category for her independently published book "You Are Your Brand: Building From the Inside Out!"

Felicia's career experience spans through years in both the business and education sectors, working for Fortune 500 companies and supporting one of the largest school districts in America. Some of her pivotal business exposure came while working for tech icon IBM Corporation in the areas of Sales, Operations and Account Management in the Global Financing and Global Services Divisions. Felicia redirected her skills to the education sector and has held a number of successful roles at both the school and the central office district level both in tech, teaching and administration. She often says that she is "in the business of educating."


In fall 2018 Felicia hosted her inaugural conference "A Purpose Drive Woman" in Chicago with plans to take it nationally and globally. Her latest venture is the launch of her new podcast "Beyond" which is founded on Ephesians 3:20 and was created to help others see a limitless vision to the possibilities of what they can do and achieve in life