As President of the GlobalmindED Young Professionals, Charlyn gets to develop her leadership alongside her peers while doing great work. In 2021, Charlyn founded Working Within, a resource platform that provides personal partnership and deep business acumen to Black social enterprise leaders looking to scale their impact and create sustainability in their operations. At Working Within, Charlyn works with leaders by creating and driving strategic shifts, building organizational effectiveness and capacity, partnering with team members, and reinforcing the social capital of her clients. She is able to amplify clients’ personal missions and organizations through the Working Within podcast, too. In the future, Working Within will raise and establish a $25 million fund for Black social enterprise leaders before moving on to create an alternative four-year institution for Black business education. Charlyn is most proud that she gets to serve powerful and passionate Black leaders and honor the sacrifices of her parents.
Charlyn is a second-gen college graduate and received a B.S. in Business Administration with a Finance concentration from the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis and was named one of two Best & Brightest Business Undergrads for the class of 2020. In the Denver metro, Charlyn was selected as a 2022 Connect Leadership Fellow for the Urban Leadership Foundation of Colorado and received the Richard Lewis Rising Star Award for her excellence in leadership and service. Charlyn has spoken on virtual and live stages at Washington University, the Black Boss Summit, the World Education Summit, Denver Startup Week, and the GlobalmindED Annual Conference.