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Tera Carissa Hodges: A Transformative Force in Women’s Empowerment

That Girl tribe, please meet Tera Carissa Hodges, a powerhouse in the realm of women’s empowerment. Internationally recognized, Tera dedicates her life to helping women harness their experiences to create meaningful businesses, ministries, and practices. Her goal is to enable women to thrive economically, socially, and personally, regardless of their past struggles. Tera’s influence spans the globe, having spoken at numerous events across the US, Canada, the Caribbean, South Africa, and Europe. Her expertise has been highlighted in prestigious publications like Essence and Black Enterprise. Additionally, she was a featured speaker at a Mercedes Benz-sponsored women’s conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, an event that brought together women from 17 different countries. Her achievements have earned her the title of Global Icon by Iconic Womanhood, an organization celebrating successful women across Africa and the Diaspora.

Tera's work has also been spotlighted by Success Magazine and Walker’s Legacy. Since 2011, Tera has coached women in over 30 countries, gathering thousands of testimonials that can be found on her popular Facebook page, which has over 190,000 followers. Driven by a desire to see women succeed despite their challenges, Tera operates multiple platforms to support her mission. Her main website,, is complemented by sister sites such as and

She also collaborates with Culture Greetings, an African-American woman-owned greeting card company, to offer empowerment cards available at Walgreens. These cards address life’s challenges, not just celebratory moments.

Tera’s literary contributions include being featured in “The Wealth Circle,” a collection of success stories from female entrepreneurs, available at Barnes and Noble. She also served as a judge and speaker at the Black Women Making Millions Academy, sponsored by Curls and JP Morgan. Looking ahead, Tera is excited about the release of her children’s empowerment book in Spring 2024. She is also co-authoring a book with motivational speaker Les Brown. Her entrepreneurial spirit shines through her company, LR International/LR Global Media Group, which focuses on transforming obstacles into opportunities. LR International offers personal and business coaching, apparel, PR/media services, empowerment classes, and more, continually expanding its reach.

Tera Carissa Hodges is more than a speaker and coach; she is a catalyst for change. Her commitment to helping women discover and live out their purpose is a testament to her impactful work around the world. Tera’s commitment to making a positive impact extends to her philanthropic efforts. She supports organizations like Global Vision, Women For Women, and The Bentley Environmental Foundation. Recently, she funded the construction of a well for school children in Nigeria, in partnership with the UN. To keep up with Tera Carissa Hodges and her transformative work, follow her on Instagram: @teracarissahodges.

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