Karen Arrington is an award-winning women’s empowerment expert + global philanthropist based in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Karen’s coaching, mentoring + philanthropic work spans over 100,000 hours of service — including her position as a Goodwill Ambassador to The Gambia, her work as the cofounder of the first Diabetes Awareness Day in West Africa, and her role as the founder of The Miss Black USA Pageant. She was selected as Woman’s Day magazine’s 2013 Red Dress Honoree along with CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Olympic Gold Medalist Dana Vollmer and featured in the March 2013 issue. She has been recognized by The Lifetime Network, + other major media outlets for her tireless advocacy for women’s health, success + empowerment — including a 2011 Empowerment Grant from Jones New York. Over the past 20 years, Karen has personally mentored over 1,000 young women –, helping them land life-altering scholarships, step into powerful careers in media, business, medicine + law — transcending hardship, abuse + financial limitations, transforming their lives + communities. Karen is a proud member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and Tau Delta Zeta graduate chapter in Laurel, Maryland. Today, Karen offers private coaching + global service retreats for ambitious black women who want to live their best lives-only better. To learn more, visit www.karenarrington.com.