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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.
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Charlene is a published writer and travel journalist with a background in Accounting & Finance. She has written over 100 articles for publications all over the web, including The Huffington Post, Black Enterprise, Women on Business, The Path Mag, Ms. Career Girl, Your Coffee Break, Addicted 2 Success, and Career Goddess Academy.
huffington post contributor
In April 2015, I left my full-time job in financial services and decided to travel around the world on a 6-month tour with Up with People. I focus on millennials in the workplace and how long-term travel is a nontraditional career move that can prepare you for prolific leadership in the 21st century.
BLACK enterprise contributor
I interview millennial trailblazers and successful thought leaders. I have had the opportunity to interview educators, pageant queens, nonprofit leaders, professors, and CPAs. I focus on diversity & inclusion, leadership, and career success.
women on business contributor
I focus on women in Corporate America and entrepreneurs. I use my knowledge as a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Leadership Trainer, and Award Winning Speaker to help women win in the workplace and beyond.