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People I Know That You Should Too: Charell Strong


Brief Introduction

My name is Charell Strong and I am from the Heart of America: Kansas City, Missouri. I am a graduate of Stephens College and I currently reside in New York City.

Why Should Other People Know You

Strong and Elite (S+E) a lifestyle website with the mission to inspire and lead millennial minority women to find their person vision through relatable stories so they can pursue their passions without fear. This is done through lifestyle articles covering topics from finance, relationships and literacy to featured interviews with novice women “Rookies” and seasoned experts “Veterans” in congruent fields to provide career insight. As the site has grown I have begun offering my services as a public speaker, especially for youth, regarding career readiness and sharing my personal story of chasing my dream. S+E also has a small evolving apparel line for readers to have fits that match their fly.

How long Have You Been Actively Doing Your Craft, Product, or Service?

I started my website a year ago! I’ve been growing it organically and recently hosted my first event, a panel on entrepreneurship, in NYC.

Who Inspires You?

My family. I am determined to leave a legacy that is not only memorable but will have generational impact. I am the oldest of seven and want to ensure that when my siblings see me they see possibility. I want them to know that you can do anything you want and succeed.

What Are You Current Reading/Watching/Listening To?

Reading- Walking with the Muses by Pat Cleveland, hope I can finish it before it’s due at the library, and Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay.

Short Term Goal?

I have a few things up my sleeve so you’ll have to stay tuned. I can say that I want to continue to grow S+E and monetize my purpose. In the next year I also hope to have a team under me contributing to my business.

Long Term Goal?

I want to live the life I was created by God to live- professionally and personally.

Favorite Quote?

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." -Ralph Waldo Emerson & "I offer no apology for my existence" –Charell Strong (me)

Where Can People Find Out More About You?

My site or find me at @charelliam on the internets

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