Kelly Charles-Collins is a retired attorney, award-winning TEDx speaker, author, and coach. After earning her Bachelor’s degree and two months before beginning her MBA program, Kelly discovered she was pregnant. She could have quit school or ended her pregnancy. She did neither. Instead, she completed her MBA and in 1995, after attending law school on a whim and as a single mom of a 4-year, Kelly began her career as a lawyer. For 24 years she wowed everyone with her impeccable trial skills. But in 2018, she began feeling unsettled, knowing she was meant to do and be more. Kelly knew that her purpose is to be the light for others to step into their greatness. So, she began planning her transition to entrepreneurship. But she wasn’t the only one who had plans. In October 2019, Kelly was fired from her job for being unaffordable. Kelly had two choices, retreat to the safety of her legal career or step unapologetically AF into her purpose. Retreat was not an option. Kelly believes she earned her freedom papers when she got fired. The freedom she had prayed for. The freedom to stand unapologetically in her greatness. The freedom to express what really moves her. The freedom to not be questioned about her thoughts or to whom she allowed access. The freedom to not have to look the other way. The freedom to be 100% her. Kelly believes she belongs everywhere she is but doesn’t belong everywhere. So, she didn’t look back.
Since being fired, Kelly has successfully launched her professional speaking career and founded Ladies Who Leverage (“LWL”). LWL is a collaborative, global community of empowered women who leverage their expertise, resources, and relationships to build their business, brand, and badassery. An empowered woman who empowers women, Kelly is on a mission to create safe spaces for women to unapologetically own their power so they can live the life they’ve always envisioned.
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Creme Of Nature Launches HBCU Pitch Competition For Future Black Entrepreneurs
Jolorie Williams, General Manager, Revlon Multicultural and Contract Services and alum FAMU, discusses spearheading the $30,000 HBCU Business Pitch Competition which will involve Venture Ideation, Business Model Canvas, Design Thinking, Pitching, and Entrepreneurship and which is designed to fully equip students with the hands-on experience, training, and mentorship needed to be the next generation of black entrepreneurs and business leaders.
Application deadline: 10/21/21
Breast Cancer Couldn't Defeat My Mom Sonia Charles
In this special episode, my mom, Sonia Charles, and I discuss her journey and fight for her life after her diagnosis with breast cancer.
If you'd like more information about "The Little Pink Purse of Courage" that we discuss in this episode, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Leverage a Virtual Assistant with Danielle Cuomo
Danielle Julia Cuomo Owner of business services firm Virtual Assist USA is an award-winning entrepreneur and author.
Virtual Assist USA is an early disrupter and leading provider of virtual assistant services that help to keep thousands of companies on track, focused, and growing. Under her innovative leadership, Virtual Assist USA has continued to grow every year and is a top reviewed company in this space.
Daniel discusses how a Virtual Assistant can be an asset to scaling a business and why hiring a VA is an investment not an expense. She also discusses best practices for hiring a Virtual Assistant.
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It's Time to Get "Right Within" with Minda Harts
In today's Episode In this latest episode of the Ladies Who Leverage Podcast, https://www.linkedin.com/feed/# (Minda Harts) discusses workplace trauma experienced by Black women and women of color. She also discusses her best-selling book The Memo and her new book "Right Within."
Minda Harts is the CEO of The Memo LLC and an award-winning and best-selling author of The Memo: What Women of Color Need To Know To Secure A Seat At The Table. Minda is a Professor at NYU Wagner and hosts a live weekly podcast called Secure The Seat. In 2020, Minda was named the #1 Top Voice for Equity in the workplace by Linkedin.
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@mindaharts on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram
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Danita Young - Leveraging Her Passions on Her Journey to Becoming Co-Founder of Booty Bands & Barbells
Part 2 - Passion aligned with my soul purpose to create Lasting Transformations. Get ready to Cut Fat and Keep your Curves with the right tools, fuel and accountability! With a blend of Self Love... its your time to step into your BEST!
Danita Young - Owner/Cofounder of Booty Bands and Barbells®, Bikini Model, Certified Personal Trainer, NQ Bikini Competitor and Women's Mindset and Health Specialist discusses breaking the toxic weight loss loop and how mindset is an important factor in breaking that cycle.
Booty Bands and Barbells core purpose is to create lasting transformations, sculpt and shape your body, and boost your confidence no matter your age, genetics, or level. You are why we do this!
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What's the Tea: Relationships: Expectations vs Reality with Ladies Who Leverage
Ladies Who Leverage discuss all types of relationships and the expectations vs the reality of those relationships.
Host Kelly’s authenticity, perfect tone, great enthusiasm, thorough preparation and wealth of knowledge are evident in each podcast and translate into AMAZINGLY well-received and inspiring interviews. 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽