D. Yvonne Rivers

D. Yvonne Rivers has been the Principal of The Phoebe Marketing Group since 1997, a marketing and training company serving globally and headquartered in Washington, DC. She also provides motivational speaking to social entrepreneurs to grow globally with webinars, books, tapes and LIVE events. Yvonne is a graduate of Lincoln University in Pennsylvania and studied graduate marketing at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.

Yvonne has over twenty-five years of business experience and is the creator and producer of DC Shark Tank, now, named ‘Phoebe Pitch Tank’ which is a business pitch competition established in 2015 that has developed tremendous accolades and exposure for Yvonne in Black Enterprise Magazine.

Yvonne has been a conference facilitator and presenter for Small Business Administration (SBA) many others. Yvonne aka ‘Phoebe’ is currently doing entrepreneurial training through contracts with the City of DC and other organizations. Phoebe has published e-books, webinars and DVDs available through her website. www.phoebemarketing.com  Yvonne’s mission is to "Serve beyond measure and to become the catalyst to your success."

Yvonne has expanded her motivational speaking arena with a micro-enterprise program for African women in Ghana. Yvonne is single and enjoys jazz, theater, traveling and conversation over a great cup of coffee. She is also an advocate for domestic violence and women in prison becoming entrepreneurs. Phoebe is a Success Coach to businesses to help them achieve their fullest potential.