Keynote Speaker | Writer | Actress | Entrepreneur | Ms. Corporate America 2015
After making history as the first Certified Public Accountant to win the title of Ms. Corporate America in a pageant held in Orlando, FL, Charlene created the Career Goddess Academy - an empowerment and e-learning site dedicated to helping female millennials obtain success skills that you may not learn on the job or in the classroom. Charlene is the Managing Director of CEO Unlimited LLC, a professional development consulting firm and has delivered speeches all over the world about LinkedIn, Career Confidence, and College Success.
In January 2016, she was selected to travel to 15 cities around the world on a six-month service and performing arts tour with Up with People. She often speaks about how traveling was the best career decision she made in her 20s, giving her the career courage and diverse experiences needed to live her dreams. Charlene has made speaking appearances at the Old State Capitol House, Federal Reserve Bank, American Heart Association, and numerous universities and conferences. Her most popular words of advice are, "Never let the word 'no' stop your flow."
Charlene is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, Project Management Professional, Distinguished Toastmaster, and Certified Zumba Instructor. She is the recipient of the 2015 Illinois CPA Society Young Professionals Leadership Award and the 2014 National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) Chicago President's Award for outstanding leadership and commitment to NABA's mission of "Lifting as We Climb." Charlene was also recognized as "One of the Most Powerful Women on the Southside of Chicago" and was featured in Essence magazine for strategically applying for over 200 scholarships in college and receiving over $100,000 in scholarships, internships, and traveling opportunities.
If you are seeking energy, education and inspiration, book Charlene to speak at your next event!