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Tiffany "Delilah" Miranda is an accomplished DJ, producer, engineer, singer, and founder of the nonprofit organization, Girls Make Beats. The Miami native started as a recording artist at age 15, appearing on shows like American Idol and X-Factor. After facing many challenges in a male-dominated industry, Tiffany found a sense of creative control by learning about the music production and audio engineering fields.


Building her own home studio to interning at various major studios in Miami, she quickly noticed there were not a lot of women in these fields nor was there a sense of support for women trying to break into these positions. Despite often being the “only woman in the room”, she landed an in-house engineer position and obtained her Avid certification. She then helmed her skills to become one of the most sought-after recording engineers and producers in the industry working with heavy hitters Lil Uzi Vert, French Montana, TI, Rick Ross, DJ Khaled, Fat Joe, and much more. 


In efforts to position girls at the forefront of music technology, Tiffany founded Girls Make Beats (GMB) in 2012. The organization empowers young girls to become music producers, DJs and audio engineers. She has forged partnerships with industry titans like Apple, Spotify, Facebook as well as various major record labels to create unparalleled opportunities for the girls in the program. This includes an official remix for Janet Jackson and spearheading programs to engage the girls with music industry professionals such as Janelle Monae, Chloe x Halle, Tinashe, and Eve. The work she is doing with GMB has been featured on Billboard,, Good Morning America, and more. 


Tiffany has been a keynote speaker and panelist for many events with a focus on female empowerment, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion including Today at Apple, Avid Learning Partner Summit, the State of California Education AME Conference, JBL Black History Month, and more. 


With the Girls Make Beats movement, Tiffany has mentored hundreds of girls globally and she continues to break glass barriers for women and young girls.




Bernie Lawrence-Watkins is a seasoned principal attorney at the law firm of B. Lawrence Watkins &  Associates, PC, concentrating in the areas of Music, TV & Film, Technology, Licensing, Copyright,  Trademark, Business Transactions, Litigation and Corporate Formations. Her clients include Grammy®  Award winning music producers, artists and songwriters, some of who have sold over 10 million units in  sales. She also represents major label record executives, Deejays, independent record labels, managers, music  and film/television production companies, screenplay writers, and clothing designers. Ms. Lawrence-Watkins  has over twenty years of experience in drafting and negotiating complex agreements ranging from licensing,  employment, corporate transactions, to product endorsement and influencer deals in connection with entertainment and corporate brands like McDonalds, Burger King, Wing Stop, Sprite, Just Eats, Cîroc and  Apple Music. Ms. Lawrence-Watkins’ sharp negotiating skills have earned her clients over millions of dollars  in revenue. She periodically appears as a guest lecturer and panelist at colleges, law schools and conferences  nationally and internationally. 


Moreover, Ms. Lawrence-Watkins is a community activist. In addition to being co-founder of several  community based organizations, in 2007 she co-founded Gather For Good, an annual networking and  fundraising event seeking to raise funds for local nonprofit organizations. From 2009 to 2013, she served as  a volunteer lecturer for Literacy Action, a United Way Organization, and taught grooming and interviewing  techniques to adults seeking to re-enter the workforce. In 2012, she became a STEM community  partner/volunteer to TAG-Ed. Through the years 2015 through 2023, her firm partnered with the Atlanta John  Marshall Law School, Georgia State University College of Law, and Emory University to provide externship  opportunities to law students seeking to learn the practice of Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law. 

Ms. Lawrence-Watkins is also adjunct Professor at Georgia State University College of Law. 

Ms. Lawrence-Watkins’ past Board affiliations include the United Way-African American Partnership,  Smyrna Basketball Association, Inc., The Atlanta Chapter of Jack and Jill, and the Black Entertainment  Sports Lawyers Association (BESLA) (2010 through 2017). During the years 2007 to 2011, Ms. Lawrence Watkins also served as a local advisory board member to Branch, Banking and Trust (BB&T). She currently  serves on the Board of Directors for Georgia Music Partners (GMP), Girls Make Beats, Inc., Center Helping  Obesity In Children End Successfully (C.H.O.I.C.E.S.), and Sickle Cell Disease Association of America  (SCDAA) as Board Secretary, Bylaws Chair and Conference Chair for years 2023 and 2024. Ms. Lawrence Watkins is also on the Advisory Board for Moms In Music. Throughout the years, she has served as a member  of various organizations, including, but not limited to Atlanta Business League, the Recording  Academy/Atlanta Chapter, Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys, (GABWA), Women in Film  and Television Atlanta (WIFTA), Pi Alpha Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated,  American Bar Association, National Bar Association, and the Federal Bar Association. 

Ms. Lawrence-Watkins received her Degree of Bachelors of Business Administration in Marketing from  Howard University and Juris Doctor from the University of Baltimore School of Law. She is admitted to  practice law in Georgia in all lower courts, State and Superior Courts, the United Stated District Court of the  Northern District of Georgia, Georgia Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of Georgia. Ms. Lawrence Watkins is the mother of two sons who also attended Howard University. 

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A Morgan Stanley veteran of over 24 years, Marilyn Booker serves as Head of Morgan Stanley’s Urban Markets Group. In addition to running a traditional wealth management business, Marilyn also focuses on the urban community and teaches financial education programs all across the country.  Prior to establishing The Urban Markets Group, Marilyn was the head of Diversity, Work-Life, EEO and Human Resources Policy for Morgan Stanley. Marilyn is an attorney by training, who has practiced in the areas of criminal defense litigation, municipal finance, corporate bankruptcies and corporate restructuring.


A native of Chicago, Marilyn received her B.A. magna cum laude from Spelman College and her J.D. from the Illinois Institute of Technology-Chicago Kent College of Law. Marilyn is a former trustee of the Morgan Stanley Foundation, a member of The Morgan Stanley Benefit Plan Administrative Committee and a former member of the Morgan Stanley Residential Franchise Risk Committee. She is a former board member of the New York Urban League and a member of the Executive Leadership Council. She is also a former board member of the Arthur Ashe Institute of Health and the Michael J. Berkeley Foundation and has served as Co-Chair of the legendary Apollo Theater’s Women’s Committee.  Marilyn testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations at its hearing on “Diversity in the Financial Services Sector.” She also appeared on “ABC World News Tonight” in a segment on “Women and the Workforce” and was featured in a “CBS MarketWatch Weekend” segment highlighting Morgan Stanley’s Emergency Day Care Program.


The 2018 graduation speaker for the William & Mary Law School, Marilyn was recognized by Savoy magazine as one of the “Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America,” was recognized by Uptown Professional as one of the “100 Top Executives in America” and was honored by the Mt. Sinai Hospital Center for Multi-Cultural Affairs as a Diversity Champion. Marilyn was also selected by the Network Journal as one of the “25 Influential Black Women in Business,” was selected by Harvard College Black Men’s Forum as its “Woman of the Year” and was honored by the United Way Pipeline Crisis, the Association for Black Women Attorneys and the Brooklyn, New York, Weeksville Heritage Center. Marilyn was recently honored by the LadyLike Foundation of Los Angeles as its “Woman of Excellence” and was also the keynote speaker for the Wharton Whitney M. Young Conference. She received the “Woman of Distinction” Award from the Greater New York Chapter of the Links, Incorporated. She also spoke at the Harvard Law School BLSA 2017 Spring Conference, the Harvard Kennedy School of Government 2018 Conference and was the main stage speaker on Finance and Rebuilding Wealth in Urban Communities at the Living World Christian Center Missions and Marketplace Conference.  Marilyn was also the keynote speaker for the Boston Consulting Group‘s Women@BCG conference, a speaker at the Dallas Bar Association’s Diversity Summit and a speaker at the BOSS Network’s “Ladies That Lead” Conference.  Marilyn also has her Series 7, 9, 10, and 66 licenses. The proud parent of three lovely children, Marilyn’s interests are golf, tennis, playing the piano and making a difference in the lives of others.

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David H. Charlip, B.C.S, has almost 30 years of litigation experience. He is admitted to both the Florida and New Jersey Bar, and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, including Trial Bar, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida,  District of New Jersey, the Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals and the Eleventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.

We would like to wish our very own #boss


Director/LA Chapter Leader/Head of Partnerships

Whitney Taber started in the music industry over a decade ago took a job as the Executive Assistant to Rihanna's Creative Director. Shortly after that, she began working for one of Billboard's top 25 Recording studios in the world the Record Plant; working with the music industry's top artists such as WiIl I Am, Ariana Grande, Lil Nas X, Prince, Justin Bieber, Pharell, and Beyonce.  Being the only woman in the building for 10+ years, she worked her way up the ladder from intern to Studio Manager and eventually became the Vice President.


During those 10+ years she stayed immersed in her own creativity along with her love for helping others, she explored other avenues of the entertainment industry. Becoming a TV and radio personality, she began producing and hosting with internet-based start-up Dash Radio and All Def Digital.


Her passion and purpose collided in 2017 when she became the Los Angeles Chapter Leader for Girls Make Beats. With GMB, she helps to create opportunity, representation, and change in the male-dominated music industry while also being an example of great things women can achieve with the right leadership to ensure the next generation of women and music will be heard, represented, and respected.


Ms. Taber is the very proud LA Chapter leader along with Head of Partnerships for Girls Make Beats! With the 2020 launch of her creative agency, Pretty Funny Productions, she is jumping back into radio/ podcasting, content creation, Television, and Audio Production. Ms. Taber is now producing shows such as The Girls Make Beats Podcast, The Plug Radio, and Creative Convos. Her mission is to continue making quality content to help move the conversation and the culture forward while creating bigger opportunities for people to think, grow and create freely.

We are so proud to announce _stichiz as


Director/Miami Chapter Leader/Events Producer

Canadian born to Haitian parents Stichiz was raised in South Florida. The young artist has opened up for music mega-stars, Shawn Mendes, Nick, and Joe Jonas, Wyclef Jean, Lil Kim, R.City and Gucci Mane. Stichiz is also a media personality serving as an On-Air Host and the official voice of Miami’s 103.5 The Beat FM “Bangin Hip-Hop and R&B” and other stations in the US; Stichiz can be heard nationally on various iHeart Radio Stations like; WMIB 103.5 The Beat In Miami, Detriot, Atlanta, Jacksonville, Nashville and more. In addition to her passion for music, Stichiz is active in her community serving as the former President of Florida State Conference of the NAACP Youth and College Division, current youth board member for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee, as well as a mentor for Women of Tomorrow and spokeswoman for Literacy Inc. Stichiz is the Miami Chapter leader and Events Producer of Girls Make Beats.


Allison Frenzel


Education Programs Consultant

California Department of Education

Allison Frenzel began her career in education as a district intern with Windsor Unified School District where she worked for 15 years as a teacher, career technical education program coordinator, and visual and performing arts coordinator. She founded and directed Windsor High School's Dance Program, and co-founded the Nueva School for the Arts.  She currently works as an Education Programs Consultant with the California Department of Education and is a member of the California Dance Education Association's greater board.  Allison was selected as the Region 1 Educator of the Year for 2017 by the California League of High School Educators and is a founding member of Pulse Arts, a nonprofit dedicated to building creative communities by connecting arts professionals to education.

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