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Speaking Requests

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FIRESIDE CHATS

I love vulnerable conversations about navigating entrepreneurship as a Black woman, excelling with mental health challenges, and overcoming obstacles.

WORKSHOPS

I conduct interactive teach-ins with audiences in the areas of business funding, business planning, business automation, leadership development, etc. 

KEYNOTE SPEECHES

Hire me to be the keynote speaker at your next conference, summit, or company event. Attendees are sure to leave supercharged for the road ahead.

ASK ME ANYTHING (AMA)

A fan favorite! Let's bring fun and engagement to any event by allowing the audience to pick my brain on the fly. 

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CASEY ARIEL'S BIO

Eradicating Barriers.

Casey Ariel Richardson is a published author, tech founder, and business coach to Black female entrepreneurs. Casey spent a decade in finance with Bank of America, where she was Vice President managing a $20Bn portfolio of term and intraday credit exposures for pre-IPO, middle-market, and large corporate technology clients.

Even before embarking on entrepreneurship, Casey was passionate about creating + holding space for Black and Brown minorities who are too often overlooked and underserved. She won the Bank of America 2019 Global Diversity & Inclusion Award, served as the Communications Chair of the Northern California Black Professional Group, was a Council Member on the Global D&I Council for the Wholesale Credit organization while at Bank of America. Within the Silicon Valley community, Casey coached Black and Latinx Employee Resource Group (ERG) leaders on “Gaining and Maximizing Executive Sponsorship.”  

In the wake of the global cry for racial equity and systemic justice during the second half of 2020, Casey left Corporate America and founded BLAZE GROUP LLC. BLAZE provides +3,500 Black female entrepreneurs with access to knowledge, capital, and mentorship – resources that this cohort has limited access to, even while they are starting more businesses each day than women of any other race in the United States.

 

Casey is the author of Pain Unseen: The Truths That Lie Beneath My Strength, a beautifully raw memoir that aims to break the cycle of silent suffering. Her book is available in paperback, ebook, and audiobook on Amazon, iTunes, and Audible. 

Casey graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of South Carolina Honors College with a major in Corporate Finance. A native of Gadsden, SC, she now resides in Nairobi, Kenya.

 

Press: 2022 Webby Awards HonoreeShoutout Atlanta | USC Magazine | BLAZE GROUP LLC

SPEAKING APPEARANCES

2022

APRIL 2 •  Radio Interview, Love Da Beat Radio, London, England

MARCH 18 •  International Women's Day Event: Women Making Power Moves, Amazon

FEBRUARY 25 •  Sister Circle Forum 2022 | Lunch & Learn, University of Kentucky

FEBRUARY 17 •  Black History Month Series: Black Coaches, Anasa Law Firm

FEBRUARY 2 •  Creator's Corner: Routable with Podia's Most Successful Community Creators, Podia Labs, Inc.

JANUARY 24 •  Stepping into Entrepreneurship Early (Young Teens Discussion), God's Butterfly Effect Nonprofit

2021

DECEMBER 30 •  Innovative Ways to Automate Your Business, SIS Table Talk, Sisters Inspire Sisters

DECEMBER 19 •  Misconceptions of Domestic Violence, ABevy + The Choose TRUE Project

DECEMBER 05 •  Closing Keynote Speech, Blaze Virtual Summit | Winter 2021

OCTOBER 12 •  Special Podcast Show Guest, Anamolous Black Woman

JUNE 22 •  Loans & Grants 101 Workshop, Everybody E.A.T.S. Nonprofit

MAY 6 •  Panelist: Beyond Banking – FinTech and AgTech, Tuck School of Business (Dartmouth College)

APRIL 22 •  Feature in AHA! Magazine, published by the University of South Carolina Honors College

MARCH 26 •  PAYG Product w/ Hello Tractor, Wharton Fintech: Africa Trek, Wharton School of Business (University of Pennsylvania)

MARCH 18 •  HERStory Alumni Panel, University of South Carolina Honors College

FEBRUARY 22-28 •  BlackCEO Iconic Conference Keynote + Workshop Facilitator, National Virtual Conference

FEBRUARY 16 •  “Black Women in Business: Blazing Trails” Panel Discussion Moderator, Virtual Event

JANUARY 29 •  Levels of Self-Love by K. Marie, Virtual Broadcast

JANUARY 10 •  Mental Health & Movement Virtual Event, Brooklyn

2020

JULY 14 •  “Black Women Speak: Marginalization within the Margins” Moderator, San Francisco

JUNE 19 •  NorCal & SoCal Juneteenth Celebration Moderator + Singer, Virtual

MARCH 25 •  Bank of America Book Club Debrief, San Francisco

MARCH 15 •  Diva Discussions Book Club Debrief, San Pablo

FEBRUARY 25 •  Brwn Girl Talk Spotlight, Charleston

FEBRUARY 16 •  Book Launch Event, Oakland

2019

DECEMBER 9 •  Bank of America Global Diversity & Inclusion Award Winner, Charlotte Headquarters

OCTOBER 3 •  Bank of America Global Credit Executive Summit, Featured Life Event Panelist, Charlotte

AUGUST 23 •  Our Collective ERG Summit Workshop: Gaining & Maximizing Sponsorship Relationships, San Francisco

JUNE 19 •  Bay Area Juneteenth Celebration Organizer w/ Bank of America, Twitter & Airbnb, San Francisco