One Fierce Woman Conference founder and host

I’m Doretea Burton: an author, podcaster, speaker, and philanthropist, as well as a dedicated mother and passionate home educator.


At 45, my life was upended when my husband had an affair and filed for divorce—leaving me and our six children for his mistress. He was my high school sweetheart and I had sacrificed everything for him, including my degree at Howard University. Instead, I gave up on my dreams and supported him throughout medical school. For 25 years, I stood proudly in the background.


If the breakup wasn’t painful enough, my ex tried to change the narrative of our marriage to justify his actions. As you can imagine, I lost all confidence in myself, experiencing fear, anger, loneliness, and shame. 


But then, I realized that if I accepted my husband’s new narrative and stayed quiet, I would not only be allowing him to abuse me, but I would be abusing myself. Instead, I used my testimony to find strength. The more I told my truth, the more I regained my power, my pride, and my sense of self. 


Today, I have parlayed the pain of our family turmoil into success. I am the author of four books—all published under my brand, One Fierce Woman. I host a podcast, Not Bitter. Just Petty, where I connect with thousands of listeners. As a speaker and panelist, I am privileged to share my story and empower women to transform their lives. Additionally, I am the founder of the Kriscia Fund—a nonprofit organization that helps women navigate divorce proceedings through insightful seminars and offers financial aid for attorneys, private investigators, mental health, and other services. 


The One Fierce Woman Conference is the culmination of my work to date and the beginning of an exciting new chapter in my life—and yours.



So many women have dealt with the pain of being silenced. Silenced in fear of being called petty, vindictive, bitter, or nasty. Not anymore. Ree-Ree and her guests are bringing stories of pain and strength to listeners in an authentic way. With over 12,000 downloads in its debut year, these conversations are long overdue.


The Kriscia Fund is a 501c3 organization founded by Doretea Burton. After navigating her own divorce proceedings, Burton sought help other women avoid the financial—and mental—drain that often comes with the disillusion of a marriage. In addition to providing women with financial aid for lawyers, private investigators, and more, The Kriscia Fund offers educational resources, as well as mental health services to women and their children.

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Have questions you don't see answered here? Email us at info@onefiercewoman.com


When will registration open?

The best way to be notified when registration is open is to follow our social media accounts and subscribe to our email list. You'll be the first to know the registration date by doing so.

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I'm not divorced, is this conference for me?

Yes, yes, and absolutely yes! This conference is for ALL women. Divorce is complicated, and I speak to many of those emotions on my platforms. But these are also emotions that are universally experienced by women—whether they are single, divorced, dating, or happily married. Trust me, you'll feel comfortable and you will be edified. We've created a well-rounded selection of topics that will offer something for every attendee.


Are the virtual sessions available to in-person ticket holders?

Yes, ma'am! The library of on-demand workshops will be available to all conference attendees. The videos will be available for 90 days post conference, so you'll have plenty of time to absorb the content.


What about meals?

I can't get you guys all the way here, and not feed you! So, yes, there are delicious meals included in the conference ticket price. We’ll have more details on the menu in the coming months.


Is One FIerce Woman, LLC a non-profit organization?

No, One Fierce Woman is a single member LLC owned by Doretea L. Burton. The non-profit associated with this event is The Krisica Fund, Inc. All proceeds from this event are going to that 501c3 organization. If you are a sponsor or donor of this event, a portion of your donation may be tax deductible. Please contact the conference planning team for more details, including our tax ID number.


What if the pandemic shuts the world down again? What will you all do?

Well, first off…stop that negative thinking!! But, if that does happen, our hybrid event will be fully virtual. We'll be ready for old 'rona this time.


If I purchase a ticket, and then can't make it, do you provide refunds?

No, but your ticket is transferable. 


I'd like to volunteer at 1FW. How can I do that?

We welcome enthusiastic volunteers for this event! You know the drill: send an email to info@onefiercewoman.com.


Will vendors be present at this event?

Yes, there will be a variety of fabulous and unique vendors at 1FW. If you’re interested in becoming a vendor (on-site or on our virtual conference platform) please contact the conference planning team.


This is so awesome! My organization / I want to sponsor this worthy event. What should I do next?

Aw yeah! This is a great opportunity for you to reach a wide range of amazingly fierce women from around the globe. Our team has crafted various levels of sponsorship packages. We can even create something custom to fit your goals. Get in touch with us today! 


I think I could be a great presenter at this or a future 1FW conference. Can I apply?

We are always looking for fierce women to share their expertise.  Please contact us for more information about all the ways you can speak and share with the 1Fw audience.


Can I gift a ticket to a fellow fierce woman?

Yes! There are so many women that would need that and be appreciative of your generous gift. 

What time-zone will the virtual livestream be in?

All in-person events will stream live from Maryland (EST). All on-demand seminars can be enjoyed at any time for 90 days after the event.