Karen Arrington ​is an award-winning ​author​, women’s ​empowerment exper​t + global philanthropist​ + ​winner of a 2020 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work for her book Your Next Level Life: 7 Rules of Power, Confidence and Opportunity for Black Women In America​. Karen’s coaching, mentoring + philanthropic work spans over 100,000 hours of service — including her position as a Goodwill Ambassador to Sierra Leone​, her work as the co- founder of the first Diabetes Awareness Day in West Africa, and her role as the ​founder of The Miss Black USA Pageant.

Karen has personally mentored over 1,000 women guiding them into powerful careers in media, business, medicine + law — transcending hardship, + financial limitations, and transforming their lives + communities.​ ​Karen recently launched Boss Society, a global mentoring organization for ambitious women ready to step into their next level life. ​Karen is a proud member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc and resides in Washington, DC.