MAY 17-19, 2019  |  LOS ANGELES, CA

The mission of Vault Empowers is to provide inspiration and practical guidance to help future leaders achieve their personal and professional goals.

The Vault Empowers personal development platform and events help Vaulters grow and achieve through networking, creativity, positivity and innovation.

Vault Empowers Summit, Washington, DC September 2020

We’re doing it. We’re curating the best speakers to inspire and light a fire. These experts and leaders are coming to bring the five Vault Empowers pillars to life for you: business development, career advancement, financial management, personal growth and health and wellness. You will come away with a truckload of inspiration and practical tools to get you to your next level.

Networking is a huge reason to come to the summit. We’ll be giving you tons of opportunities to get to know people from all over the country who want to take their life to the next level. Just like you. Forge new contacts—and new perspectives—at the special lounges, mixers, and big events.

Local Mixers - Coming to a city near you - register here to be invited

2019 Highlights

The inaugural Vault Empowers was electrifying. An amazing lineup of speakers and panelists gathered in Los Angeles to kick off this amazing summit.

2019 Conference Speakers

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Steve Harvey

Mr. Harvey’s entry into comedy was a leap of faith. He was encouraged to perform at an open mic comedy night in 1985. His performance brought down the house, and the next day he quit his job to pursue his dream.

Today, Mr. Harvey is known as the busiest man in Hollywood. But in addition to being an Emmy® Award-winning entertainer, radio personality, motivational speaker, New York Times best-selling author and businessman, he is a dedicated mentor to the celebrities he helped throughout their careers, and an inspiring motivator to his fans.




Johnny Cupcakes

CEO, Johnny Cupcakes | Award Winning Entrepreneur & Brand Hysteria Expert | Top Innovator in Retail - The Boston Globe | Americas #1 Young Entrepreneur - BusinessWeek. Founder of the world-renowned tee-shirt brand Johnny Cupcakes.


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Judy A. Smith

A result of her wide ranging and ground-breaking career, Shonda Rhimes developed a television drama about the world of crisis management inspired by Ms. Judy Smith. The hit TV series, Scandal, revolved around the life and work of a professional fixer.


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Farnoosh Torabi

Known as America’s leading personal finance expert, Farnoosh is hooked on helping you live your richest, most fulfilling life. She's the author of Psych Yourself Rich: Get the Mindset and Discipline You Need to Build Your Financial Life.


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Lars Buttler

Lars U. Buttler Co-founded Trion Worlds, Inc. (alternate name: Trion World Network, Inc.) in 2006 and served as it's Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Buttler served as Vice President for Global Online of Electronic Arts, the world's largest independent developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software.


Stacey Ferreira

Stacey Ferreira is the CEO of Forge, the talent sharing network that empowers businesses to share part-time hourly employees, and co-­author of 2 Billion Under 20: How Millennials Are Breaking Down Age Barriers & Changing the World.

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Doreen Rainey

Doreen Rainey loves to shake things up! As a transformational coach, speaker and trainer, Doreen’s mission is to empower people to get RADICAL – which means to define success for themselves - AND get the guts to go after it.


Greg McKeown

Greg McKeown is the author of The New York Times bestseller, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, and the founder of McKeown, Inc, a company with a mission to teach Essentialism to millions of people around the world.

BREAKOUT Session and Panel speakers


Kareem "biggs" Burke

Kareem “Biggs” Burke is a versatile Harlem native entrepreneur best known as a co-founder of Roc-A-Fella records, launching it alongside Jay Z and Damon Dash in 1995. He transformed the lucrative Roc start-up into an empire; launching roc-a-wear clothing line.



Rashaun Williams

Rashaun serves as General Partner of the MVP All-Star Fund.  He brings to MVP extensive investing and corporate finance expertise.  He was a Founding Partner at QueensBridge Venture Fund, which he helped launch in 2013 and managed with other partners including rapper and hip-hop icon Nasir “Nas” Jones.



Ashley Stahl

Ashley Stahl is counterterrorism professional turned podcaster, forthcoming author, and career coach who helps clients find their purpose, land more job offers, build their confidence, and launch successful service-based businesses. Ashley also hosts inspirational guests each week on her show, the You Turn Podcast.


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Brittany Driscoll

Brittany Driscoll is the CEO and Co-founder of Squeeze:  A new massage spa opening up in Los Angeles in 2019 that is completely reimagining the massage experience. Prior to founding Squeeze, Brittany was VP of Marketing at Drybar and a Brand Director at Mistress.


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Morgan Mercer

Morgan Mercer is the founder of the immersive enterprise training company, Vantage Point. Vantage Point's immersive training platform leverages standalone Virtual Reality in conjunction with ML and AI, and offers training modules focused around Soft Skills development, including Workplace Harassment Training.


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Al Harrington

Viola was founded by Al Harrington, a former NBA player who was a first-round pick in the 1998 NBA draft. Al went on to play for 16 seasons, and became personally aware of the medicinal benefits of cannabis after suffering complications from a botched knee surgery towards the end of his NBA career.


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Brittany Pierone

Brittany is a LA based designer with a passion for footwear, fashion and people. Brittany started her career in design at Nike World Headquarters in 2014 upon graduating from design school. After interning in Golf and Women’s Training during college, Brittany joined the Nike Running design team.


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Sarah Merrill

Sarah Merrill is a Social Media Expert and Influencer behind a popular, millennial social channel with over 400,000 followers. What started as a hobby blossomed into an empire; with merchandise, brand partnerships, a publishing deal, podcast and more.



Brandi Harvey

Brandi Harvey is the Founder of BEYOND HER an active wellness brand for women of color. A former high school teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District, personal trainer, NPC fitness competitor and nonprofit Executive Director, Brandi is a true renaissance woman.



Nathan Pirtle

Nathan Pirtle is a globally recognized speaker, host, entrepreneur, marketing expert, activist and philanthropist who Forbes ranked on their 25 top marketers list in and 10 fold ranked Nathan the #2 marketing influencer in the world based off of real stars and analytics.



Charreah Jackson

Charreah K. Jackson is an international speaker, coach and former ESSENCE Senior Editor, empowering the brand’s global audience of 13 million. Throughout her career, she's understood the power in building and leveraging your network and relationships as a component of building her career and business.



Thabiti Stephens

Thabiti Stephens is Chief of Staff with entertainment and business mogul Steve Harvey and his company Steve Harvey Global. In this role, Thabiti coordinates with an executive team in all aspects of business operations, including business development, investments, and day-to-day organization.



“My life changed after this conference. My beauty manufacturing business has grown so quickly since I’ve been utilizing what I’ve learned at the conference.” Kiesha Farmer - Lake Charles, LA

“This was a fantastic conference. I have been telling my team and the people I work with about what I learned and I want them to come with me next time.” George Pitcock - Rome, GA

Learning platform

Vault Empowers is a development platform and summit designed to empower future leaders, entrepreneurs and corporate visionaries to become their best selves.

A catalyst for go-getters and doers, Vault inspires, educates, mentors, and equips you to design your own success map and reach your career, business, finance, and personal goals.

Discover a potent mix of inspiration and practical guidance focused on networking, creativity, growth, positivity, and innovation.
For more information, visit our site HERE.

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