Bad-ass black women in the finest fashions, fierce and poised

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Author Karen Arrington

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Karen Arrington

Karen Arrington has personally mentored over 1,000 women. Her magnetic personality and seasoned advice on careers, confidence and self-worth leave audiences wanting more.

Her book YOUR NEXT LEVEL LIFE:  7 Rules of Power, Confidence, and Opportunity for Black Women In America is Winner of  NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional.  Karen is available for interviews, profiles and expert commentary.

Looking for an empowerment expert?

I speak to media reps, corporate leaders & audiences of ambitious black women about power, opportunity, self-presentation, service-driven work, and living your best life – only better.

If you’re looking for an interview contact, keynote speaker or workshop leader, I’d love to talk to your audience about…

Poise, Power & Packaging.

Want to command attention, land that promotion, dazzle an audience, or score the big scholarship? Talent, intelligence & personal conviction count – but you’ve got to package yourself – from your clothes, to your message, to your posture – to seal the deal.

As the founder of The Miss Black USA Pageant, I’ve coached some of the most elegant, glamorous & well-spoken women in the nation — women who are far more than just ‘beauty queens,’ but community leaders, scholars & artists.

Want to sharpen your self-presentation? Listen in…


Having personally coached over 1,000 women, I’ve witnessed what can happen when confidence, preparation & talent converge. Think your dream is impossible? I can virtually guarantee that it’s not. And I’ve got the stories to prove it.

Redefining the Black Woman.

We’re living in the era of Michelle Obama, Oprah & Beyonce. For the first time in history, black women are holding positions of power, authority & affluence in nearly every major industry. But we’ve still got work to do – and young women need highly-visible role models, more than ever.

So – what’s next, for black women? And how can we all step into our NEXT LEVEL lives?

For media headshots & quotables:

“women are our greatest untapped resource.”

CONFIDENCE is the new Black.

“There’s a void in the African American world. We need role models. Much more of them. And soon.”

SUCCESS is what happens when confidence, preparation & talent converge.

“Make no secret about your ambitions.”

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As Seen In...

NAACP Image Awards
Woman's Day
Business Insider
USA Today
Fidelity Charitable
Fox Soul
Billion Success
The Washington Post
Heart and Soul
Travel Noir