Karen Arrington

Karen Arrington is an award-winning women’s empowerment expert + global philanthropist.

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 co-founder of the first Diabetes Awareness Day in West Africa, and her role as the founder of 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. 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 — transforming their lives + communities.
Karen is a proud member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Today, Karen offers private coaching + global service retreats for ambitious black women who want to live their best lives — only better.