Contact: Ericka James
Tel.: 919.713.2283
Cell Phone: 919.696.9020


RALEIGH, NC, September 4, 2017 – The International Alliance of Christian Business Women (IACBW) is hosting the Uplevel and Rise Christian Women’s Business Conference September 29 – 30 and a VIP reception and dinner at the Angus Barn September 28 in Raleigh-Durham. This second annual conference will be held at Catch the Fire, 2304 Page Rd in Durham. The kick-off keynote speaker is Marti Hampton, Founder of ReMax One Realty, who has a total Triangle real estate volume of over $100 billion.

When Marti Hampton first started as a Triangle Realtor, she had nothing and knew very few people. Marti did have a strong work ethic, a grateful heart and appreciation of the American Dream. She believed her opportunity to care for her family and serve the community would be achieved with a career in residential real estate.

Marti shares, “I really had nothing when I started in real estate. I was a single mom of 3 and left home without family, funds or friends to move to Raleigh. I used to live in a single wide mobile home with 5 children! I had no education beyond high school, zero money, no credit and my car was ‘shot!’ My parents didn’t live nearby (and didn’t have money anyway). I learned to lean on God and that was enough to keep peace within my heart.”

In addition to Marti, the line-up of speakers includes Karen Albright, Founder and President of BodyLase™ Med Spa, Debrena Jackson Gandy, “The Million Dollar Mentor,” Sheyla Blackman, CEO of ITMC Solutions, a government contracting agency, Jes Averheart, Executive Director of Leadership Triangle, Vickie Gibbs, Principal of Marlow Consulting Group, Tammie Harris, CEO of The Tammie Harris Team, and Michelle Wilder Baker, Founder and President of Transaction Genie. In addition, the conference will feature experts including Linda Leake, Founder and CEO of ExecUchange, Katie Gailes, CEO of Smart Moves International and other experts in their fields.

Conference sponsors include Close HR Connections, Intelligent Office Raleigh, and Altogether Beautiful.

“We are giving women an opportunity to work on their business needs and challenges, strategize and engage in visionary thinking, establish concrete plans of action and engage with other Christian women business owners and founders who have found success in their own businesses,” explains IACBW Founder, Ericka James.

Conference registration is now open. Registration info, speakers and activities details, and more are available at Sponsorship and vendor opportunities are also available.

The IACBW is a premier training organization for Christian business women helping business owners to build thriving businesses based on proven business-building techniques, a step-by-step training system, chapter gatherings and Christ-centered principles. The IACBW provides live and online training, masterminds, networking opportunities, monthly training telecasts, newsletters, and more.

If you would like more information about this topic, please call Ericka James at (919) 713-2283 or email