Candace L. Strother

Founder / CEO

Driven by the desire to see women have a stronger sense of self-acceptance ignited Candace's vision for QueenLyfe Inc. In her pursuit of purpose, Candace created the L.Y.F.E. acronym which stands for Love. Yourself. First. Everyday. Candace saw a need for women to reconnect to their birthrights as ``Queens`` by promoting the powerful message of self-love. When Candace became a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., she was able to experience and understand the power of collaboration and sisterhood.

A graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Candace earned a Bachelor’s of Sciences in Business Marketing, and holds over 15 years of experience within financial services. Because Candace understands the importance of financial literacy, and credit education, she is determined to equip her community with tools to make informed financial decisions.

Danielle Fontenot

Mentorship Chair

Former top draft pick WNBA player, Model and Corporate Leadership Trainer, Danielle Fontenot is a Transformational Speaker with a dynamic blend of experiences under her belt. Relationship Architect and founder of This Man, This Woman, an organization dedicated to fostering stronger marital bonds with a focus on the African-American community, Danielle alongside her husband Colby offer early marriage mentorship by way of online inspiration, virtual courses like the 7-day Marriage Detox and live events. Danielle masterfully covers the art of transitioning from high-achiever to person of impact. Pulling from her time as one of the most decorated and highly recruited players in the city of Houston to becoming a record-setting All-American player at Baylor University in Waco, TX, she speaks on The Art of Scoring and Rebounding in Life. Danielle is recognized as a Baylor Legend and was recently inducted into the Baylor Athletic Hall of Fame.

Crystal Smith


CEO of The Crystal Solution . Graduated from Houston Baptist University with a double major bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in Accounting and Entrepreneurship. In 2005 she formed Crystal Clear Business Solutions when discovered that there are so many people with dreams of starting their own successful business who just needed a little help. Crystal provided FREE small business expertise and assistance to the local community while encouraging others to believe in themselves and step out on faith.

Since she has assisted a large quantity of individuals in their entrepreneurial efforts and have expanded her services into a one stop business resource. In 2015 Crystal incorporated Crystal Clear Vision, Inc. with subsidiaries Crystal Clear Business Solutions and Crystal Clear Tax Solutions. Later she formed a non-profit organization, Ask Crystal Clear, to continue her mission to bring education and financial support to small business owners.