Our Executive Team

Our executive team’s exceptional leadership and visionary approach consistently drive our organization toward unprecedented success.

Denise Banks

WBWG – Founder & President

Real Estate Agent

Public Relations, Marketing, Membership/Recruiting


Denise is a published author, Amazon best seller Gladiator In A Skirt Former board member for North Texas Minority Chamber of Commerce and Board Chair of Women in Position Committee. Currently the Board Chair with Empowering Her Tomorrow Inc a non -profit organization for young girls Denise was named National Council of Negro Women SDDS Chapter 2015 recipient of the, “Economic Empowerment Award”.

Denise is an accomplished Speaker and Emcee, Certified Empowerment and Peak Performance Coach. She is also a Certified Fire Walk Instructor with the Fire Walking Institute of Research and Education. Denise’s certifications in arrow breaking, board breaks, glass walk, and fire walks, coupled with her energetic and unique style of training are her keys to helping people eliminate negative and limiting beliefs. Denise has been on the show Meet The Mann’s episode Face your fears where she help coached the family in firewalking

Denise provides workshops for leadership and team building focused on limiting beliefs, Attain any goal, and Mindset. Denise signature program is The Gladiator in A Skirt Empowerment Network which includes monthly meetups, workshops, monthly elevator pitch competitions and quarterly conferences to educate, equip and empower women for leadership, professional and personal development growth.

Denise signature Speaking topics and keynotes are Networking like a pro, Gladiator in a skirt, Growth Mindset, Leverage, Ignite Your Passion and Faith, Love, and Business workshop for couples

Denise is managing partner and CEO at Banks Professional Development and Coaching, a firm which provides professional development training, customer service, leadership, networking skills, business relationships training and workshops for corporate, professionals and organizations. Denise has trained INC 500 companies leadership teams in 5 states. The firm also offers a personal networking concierge services connecting clients with their ideal networking opportunities, with additional services like networking on behalf of clients

Denise is Co-founder with Multi- Millionaire Charles Horton with a new startup The Boardroom EDGE. which offers opportunities to network at multiple chapter locations with opportunities for entrepreneurs to pitch their business to a panel of investors much like a Shark Tank setting.

Lola Carey

WBWG – Senior Vice President

Real Estate Agent

MC/ Committee Chair oversees all committee heads


Lola is a devoted and trusted Realtor that has been in the field since 2002. Who is committed to connecting future home buyers and sellers with their aspirations. Her success in the residential property market is drawn from her 18 years of experience in real estate. She leverages on this expertise and her deeply connected networks to provide trusted real estate advice for home buyers and sellers.

Fueled by her passion for providing innovative real estate solutions, Lola abides by the guiding principle that her clients come first. Consequently, she embraces the core values of integrity, commitment, and efficient client service to match you to a perfect home that meets your individual needs and lifestyles. Whether you are a home buyer, seller, or an investor, Lola uses her keen negotiation skills to fulfill your real estate needs. She remains reliable and consistent when guiding you through the entire process of meeting your goals and takes pride in building lasting loyal relationships.

Client satisfaction is Lola’s utmost priority. She understands that buying a home is one of the most important decisions you will make in your lifetime and therefore gives it the attention and dedication it deserves. Lola commits to offering exemplary and personalized service, keeping you informed throughout the process and alleviating the stress involved, even making it a rewarding journey for you. Her knowledge of the property market is unmatched; she always strives to remain on top of current market trends, enabling her to provide her clients with up to date market information. Her prompt delivery, impeccable quality and integrity reflect her dedication to providing value for her clients, helping them achieve their real estate goals.


Belinda J. Smith

WBWG – Assistant Vice President

Financial Services and Insurance Agent



I was born in Dallas, TX and received all my formal education in the Dallas area. My formal education began at The Wade College, (formerly Miss Wade’s). I received an Associate Degree in Business and Merchandising. This is where I received a foundation in business and economics. I also learned how business moves globally. Then because I believe in leading by example, and to show my children how important advanced education is, I decided to pursue another degree while my daughter was in high school.
In 2001, I received a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from Northwood University, Cedar Hill Campus. While in college, I also took an interest in the insurance industry. I wanted to help people understand the complexities of insurance.

In 2000 – 2001, I studied and passed the State Insurance Exam and the exam for Registered Rep. I worked as a Financial Advisor.

In 2003 I opened my own insurance agency as a broker. This allowed me to experience the needs of people at various economic levels. Now, with nearly 24 years of experience in the insurance and financial services industry, I continue to learn and explore new opportunities to serve people. My utmost goal is to educate and move the communities of people to the next level of health and financial stability. Becoming an entrepreneur 20 years ago allowed me the freedom to move in various professional circles as well. I have been a member or am currently a member of many professional leadership groups and have built some strong relationships. The Desoto Chamber of Commerce, Cedar Hill Chamber of Commerce, The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Southwest, Greater Southwest Black Chamber or Commerce, South Dallas Business and Professional Women’s Club are some of the professional organizations that I have gained knowledge and influence from. My pledge is to always conduct business with integrity, always considering my clients needs first. I desire to share the knowledge I have obtained to make our world a better place.


Capri M. Truvillion

WBWG – Director of Business Development

MBA, Texas & Arizona Real Estate Broker, Professor,and Author


Capri M. Truvillion, MBA, a Texas & Arizona Real Estate Broker, Professor, and Author, has been a trailblazer in the real estate industry for 30 years. Capri’s passion for real estate can be traced back to Detroit, Michigan, in 1994, where she spent significant time as an investor, working on building a multi-million-dollar portfolio that encompasses residential and commercial properties.

Capri made history through several business ventures, and she has changed thousands of lives through education, but her greatest accomplishment is her son, a Federal Agent.

Capri made history on many platforms. She is the first and only African American to own a Real Estate Academy in Dallas, Texas, the first to open a Flat-Fee Real Estate Brokerage in Dallas, Texas, and the first African American Woman to own an ERA Real Estate Brokerage in Texas. She is also a former Financial Advisor and Insurance Agent. Her passion for education and dedication to the community have changed many lives.

Capri will be the first to testify that her purpose is accompanied by God’s preparation, and her anointing has allowed her to make a difference in her community and home.

Capri is now a grandmother and loving wife and is still trailblazing!


Mara June

WBWG Director of Recruitment Development



Mara June Executive Team. WBWG Director of Recruitment Development Mara is a Texas native. She received her B.S in Computer Science and Mathematics from TWU and her MBA from WGU. She’s a retired programmer, Math Instructor, and former Chapter Director of Success Speaks Dallas. While serving in those professions, she discovered her true passion was mentorship, assisting individuals who thought they couldn’t succeed in life by teaching and showing them that with the right mindset and drive anyone can achieve.

She is the co-founder of Coco Bella, a non-profit organization committed to supporting the educational system and the elderly. Through the nonprofit, she has implemented a GED program for all ages, tutoring, a weekly food program that services middle schools and programs to assist families in need during times of emergency. They have also developed and produced all natural skin care solutions and essentials the community.