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Tera Carissa Hodges: Empowering Women Worldwide Through Purpose-Driven Ventures

By Tammy Reese | Wednesday, May 29, 2024 | 2:30 PM ET

Empowering Women Worldwide: The Inspiring Work of Tera Carissa Hodges

Hello readers! When we talk about women with a vision and purpose, we're talking about Tera Carissa Hodges, a dynamic force in the world of women’s empowerment. Known internationally, Tera’s mission is clear: to help women leverage their life experiences to build purpose-based businesses, ministries, practices, and more. Her work is dedicated to enabling women to thrive economically, socially, and personally, regardless of their past challenges.

Throughout her career, Tera has taken the stage across the US, Canada, the Caribbean, South Africa, and Europe, sharing her insights and strategies for success. Her expertise in women’s empowerment has earned her features in prominent magazines such as Essence and Black Enterprise. Notably, she was a key speaker at a Mercedes Benz-sponsored women’s conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, drawing participants from 17 different countries. 

Recognized as a Global Icon by Iconic Womanhood, an international organization that celebrates successful women across Africa and the Diaspora, Tera’s influence extends far and wide. She has also been highlighted by Success Magazine and Walker’s Legacy. Since 2011, Tera has coached women in over 30 countries, amassing thousands of testimonials, many of which can be found on her Facebook page, which boasts over 190,000 supporters. Tera’s passion for seeing women succeed against all odds is the driving force behind her various initiatives. Her main platform,, is complemented by sister sites like and She also offers empowerment greeting cards, designed to address life’s challenges, available at Walgreens through a partnership with Culture Greetings, an African-American woman-owned company. 

In addition to her speaking and coaching, Tera contributes to literary projects. She is featured in “The Wealth Circle,” a book collaboration of successful female entrepreneurs sharing their success strategies, available at Barnes and Noble.

Most recently, she participated as a judge and featured speaker at the Black Women Making Millions Academy, sponsored by Curls and JP Morgan. Looking ahead, Tera is set to release a children’s empowerment book in Spring 2024 and is co-authoring a book with renowned motivational speaker Les Brown. Her entrepreneurial spirit is embodied in her company, LR International/LR Global Media Group, which emphasizes turning obstacles into opportunities. Through LR International and its partnerships, Tera offers personal and business coaching, apparel, PR/media services, empowerment classes, and more. 

Tera’s dedication to empowerment extends to her philanthropic efforts. She supports organizations like Global Vision, Women For Women, and The Bentley Environmental Foundation. Recently, she sponsored a well for school children in Nigeria in partnership with the UN, demonstrating her commitment to making a global impact. To learn more about Tera Carissa Hodges and her work, visit her Instagram page @teracarissahodges.


About Tammy Reese

Owner of Visionary Minds Public Relations and Media, Tammy Reese is an award-winning writer and journalist best known for landing major interviews with Angela Bassett, Sharon Stone, Sigourney Weaver, Laurence Fishburne, Geena Davis, Billy Porter, Morris Chestnut, Nelly, Mona Scott Young, Giancarlo Esposito, Luke Evans, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Jennifer Connelly, Joseph Sikora, Meagan Good, Leon, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Phylicia Rashad, Omar Epps, Courtney Kemp, Vivica A Fox, Ryan Coogler, and so many more.

She is a proud member of ForbesBLK as well as New York Women in Film and Television.

Other articles by Tammy Reese in Vision & Purpose LifeStyle Magazine.


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