The Alliance Presents…

The Uplevel and Rise Conference 2019
Your Success Plan for The Promised Land
Inspire | Transform | Unite

Friday, October 25th, 2019
8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Croasdaile Country Club
3800 Farm Gate Ave, Durham, NC 27705

When Ericka D. James started The Alliance in 2007 (then named Touch and Agree Christian Women’s Business Network), it did not take long to see that there was a great hunger for a training organization for Christian women entrepreneurs who were called to build businesses of significant impact. We call these women “empire builders.”

The Alliance has stepped up to fill this gap. We are not just a network. We are a training organization dedicated to guiding our members to build 7-figure businesses.

We are thrilled that Wendy Clark, has partnered with The Alliance since 2018 to truly help bring our vision into reality.

This conference will provide you with “measurable results” to help grow your business!

Ericka D. James | Founder and Co-President

Ericka D. James is the Founder of The Convergence Center LLC and The Kingdom Minister’s Association. She is a Master Trainer and Prophetic Strategist who has dedicated her life to seeing others become the fullness of who God created them to be. She works tirelessly to empower women to build businesses of impact and influence.

Wendy Clark | Co-President

Wendy Clark is the Founder and President of Carpe Diem Cleaning, The Triangle’s premiere cleaning service, a partner in Lewis & Clark Community Development and wealth-builder committed to seeing women have the full resources they need to fulfill their callings and purpose.

Join us for a time of fun, learning, breakthroughs and inspiration so you can move your business forward.

Learn and apply proven techniques and best practices to increase your organization’s revenue the day you return to your office.

Discover the Stages of Business Growth, where your organization falls and what you do to move to the next stage.

Acquire methods by founders of multi-million dollar companies you can harness within your business to scale and create wealth.

Attending the Uplevel and Rise Conference TRULY changed me and my business. I was able to overcome all fears I had about taking my business to new levels of success. I can truly see myself building a million-dollar-plus business for God’s Kingdom work for the first time! My business and my life will never be the same!

A. Close

President, Close HR Connections

Since the last Uplevel and Rise! God has done something so magnificent in my life that my income has TRIPLED! What once was a challenge has now come to me with ease.

T. Harris

CEO, The Tammie Harris Team Leader/Broker/Realtor , Re/Max One Realty

This conference was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! The Uplevel and Rise! conference was completely life-changing! I’m so filled with joy and the puzzle pieces are coming together!! I was forced to accept this HUGE vision God placed in me. He has placed me around the right people to help me fulfill this vision that has literally scared me to death. I’m now unafraid and ready to rock it out- and I have the mentors to help me get there!! It has been an honor to come and participate in this phenomenal event by one of my longtime mentors. She ALWAYS makes you go deeper than you ever desire to go and I LOVE IT!!

S. Hickman

President, Escape to Sisterhood

Enter into a new level of greatness and unleash even more of your God-given passion.

The conference also includes:

A line up of seasoned business women who are powerful speakers to help you take your business to new heights.


Expert panel that guide you in solving the real challenges you and your business face every day.

Sponsors and vendors who have been chosen to add high value to your business and life.

Meet Our Powerful Line-up of Speakers:

Melissa Brown

Melissa Brown

President, Well Bean Coffee

Melissa Brown has always been passionate about wellness—physical, spiritual and mental wellness.

In 2001, she began volunteering with a ministry in Nicaragua which seeks to provide physical and spiritual wellness to those it serves. Melissa, a passionate entrepreneur at heart immediately, saw how she could combine her love for promoting overall wellness by opening a coffee business.

Now Well-Bean supports New Song Mission and the residents of Nicaragua, as a portion of our proceeds go directly to the mission!

She enjoys exercise, travel and lives in Wake Forest with her husband and two sons, who are models for the company.

Nichole Hatcher, Esq.

Nichole Hatcher, Esq.

Founding Member, Hatcher Legal PLLC

Ms. Hatcher has been a practicing attorney for more than 17 years. Her practice centers on the areas of Business Law, Business Litigation, Estate Planning, and Complex Personal injury. She has offices in Maryland and North Carolina, and is a member of the North Carolina and Maryland State Bar Associations. She is the immediate past President of the Durham and Orange County Women’s Bar Association (DOWA).

In her free time, Ms. Hatcher Foster is an avid tennis player and dancer. She loves to read, going to the movies, shopping, and spending time with her family. She is married, and is the mother of a three-year old son (who is the joy of her life).

Karen Albright

Karen Albright

CEO and Founder, BodyLase Skin Spa

Karen is also known as an Anti-Aging Expert,a Speaker, Skin Care Consultant and Self-Esteem & Confidence Builder. In 2002 she made the transition from being a lawyer to opening the first BodyLase Skin Spa. BodyLase is an award-winning medical spa offering the latest in skin and body rejuvenating treatments and anti-aging remedies.

Celebrating 17 years in business, and with locations in Raleigh and Cary, North Carolina, BodyLase is the Triangle’s most established medical spa, specializing in laser hair removal, skin and body rejuvenation, and anti-aging treatments.

Being a wife, a mom of three, and a business owner are three of Karen’s favorite things.

Register Today

through October 24th.
$147 after October 24th and at the door


  • Admission to conference
  • Continental breakfast, refreshments and lunch
  • All training materials

Special Thanks To Our Sponsors

Be a part of Uplevel and Rise and make the connections you need to drive your business forward.

This 3rd Uplevel and Rise Conference brings together highly-called business women to convene, converge and collaborate for inspiration and impact. The Uplevel and Rise Conference will enable innovators and decision-makers to focus on issues critical to creating thriving businesses make an impact in their respective industries.

Our goal is to come together to become a force of power, collaboration and economic impact for Kingdom-minded businesses called to bring products and services to the local, regional, national and global marketplace. We are expecting 100- 125 owners of small to mid-level businesses who are each called to make an economic impact through their companies. This is a conference for beginner to seasoned business women who are called to build businesses that will make a difference in their industries.

Whether you are interested in supporting Christian Business Women or featuring your product or service for future customers, we invite you to consider being one of our Sponsors.

We have three possible levels of Sponsorship Available:

Platinum Sponsorship – Our highest level of sponsorship  that delivers high-level visibility and branding opportunities throughout the entire conference campaign – with pre-event, onsite and post-event opportunities. $3500. 2 available.

Gold Sponsorship – Our mid-level sponsorship that delivers visibility and branding opportunities throughout the pre-event and onsite conference campaign. $2000. 3 available.

Silver Sponsorship – Our sponsorship that delivers visibility and branding opportunities throughout the event. $1500. 4 available.

Exhibitor – Be one of our exhibitors that provides products and services that will help our business owners grow. $500. 4 available

Raleigh-Durham (RDU) airport is approx. 25 minutes from the venue, 10 minutes from the hotel. The hotel is located approx. 20 minutes from the venue.

A room block is being held at:

Courtyard by Marriott
Raleigh-Durham Airport/ Brier Creek
10600 Little Brier Creek Lane, Raleigh, NC 27617

To Make Reservations:

Mention “Uplevel and Rise Conference” to receive our discounted rates of $109/night for King or $114/night for Double (Queen beds).

Call – (919) 472-1000
Online – Click Here to Reserve Your Room