TRACK 2 / FINANCE
Marquita Miller Joshua
REACHing for Success in Corporate Finance
It’s a fact — women control household budgets and consumer spending. But who’s holding the corporate “purse strings”? While female CFOs regularly outperform their male counterparts, women are far less likely than men to be in money management roles in the first place, putting them at a distinct disadvantage in the business world. So, how do we get in on company financial discussions? HINT: We don’t all need to be CFOs, but we can all benefit from a solid understanding of corporate finance. This session with Marquita will be interactive and high-energy, with a little humor and a lot of information, empowering us all to REACH:
Marquita Miller-Joshua is a bonafide “Faithpreneur”: a person following the path to entrepreneurship by first following the path to God. In 2009 Marquita took a leap of faith, transitioned from Fortune 500 companies, and Five Star Tax & Business Solutions was born. Since its inception, Marquita has served as President, focusing on small to medium-sized businesses. As she operates in her passion to promote entrepreneurship, Marquita’s results have been stellar: national recognitions, multiple media opportunities, and undeniable impact.
Headquartered in Kansas City, MO, Five Star has been recognized for achieving great heights and was nominated for Small Business of the Year. The full-service accounting and consulting firm is WBE/MBE certified; licensed as an Enrolled Agent (EA); and licensed as an Accredited Tax Preparer (ATP). Five Star offers a diverse menu of client solutions with services that include tax preparation, accounting, payroll, business startup, and revenue generation.
Marquita is a compelling speaker – sought after to engage with high-profile audiences at prominent ministries, universities, conferences, workshops, and corporations. In 2018, the International Association of Women recognized her as an Inspirational Influencer. Marquita captivates viewers as she regularly hosts TV segments on CBS and Fox morning shows while serving as a contributing writer for Black Enterprise Magazine. Constantly pushing the envelope, Marquita has authored four books and co-authored an Amazon bestseller. She uplifts attendees at her annual “No More Excuses, Only Results” conference, empowering them with tools to break barriers, eliminate excuses and own their goals. She motivates others to intentionally commit to a journey of personal and professional success.
Marquita is a Kansas City native and proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. She was former President of National Speakers Association, KC Chapter and presently serves in leadership for the national chapter. As a pillar in her community, Marquita currently serves on various boards including Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City; Holy Rosary Credit Union; Metropolitan Community College; and Missouri Society of Accountants; while also serving as Financial Secretary for Jackson County Mo Chapter of The Links Incorporated.
Yearning to excel at the highest levels, Marquita earned an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management and a B.S. in accounting and management from Park University. Although she became a widow after 23 years of marriage, Marquita foundnew love and joyfully remarried. She continues to reside in Kansas City.