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As a seasoned entrepreneur and the founder of Women on the Rise International, Inc., an organization with a vision to provide educational empowerment to women, Arlene prides herself on offering a platform where women can network, volunteer, and grow. During the last five years, she has dedicated her time to make this organization a pathway for women to recognize their talent and make advancement in their respective careers. 

 

In just a short time, she has established Women on the Rise International as a frontrunner in offering women a chance to transform their lives by collaborating with nonprofit organizations, Fortune 500 companies, and community leaders to orchestrate events that engage and facilitate women. 

Founder & Executive Director

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Mylika Morton is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and attorney who provides professional accounting, tax, and financial services to individuals, small businesses and not-for-profit organizations. She has 20 years of progressive experience in various aspects of accounting and financial management, evidenced by her role as Chief Financial Officer for a consortium of not for profit organizations.

Treasurer; Fundraising Committee

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Sharisse Walton is a business professional, with a passion for people and a resolve to help others be successful in their lives. She has an extensive background in banking and business with her most recent experience being a Vice President in Business Banking with Truist Bank. She transitioned to a career in real estate as she endeavors to become a Commercial Real Estate Developer.  Her mission is to provide Acquisition, Disposition, and Collaborative Development of Commercial Mixed Use properties and Multifamily Housing in coordination with Non-profits, Local, State, and Federal Governments to disrupt the poverty cycle and help revitalize urban communities.  

Board Member; Fundraising Committee

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Attorney Alvarez received her Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies and minor in Spanish language from the University of Central Florida. During her undergraduate studies, Ms. Alvarez worked as a paralegal for small and large law firms in the Orlando area. This experience confirmed her life long dream to attend law school and advocate for justice.

Ms. Alvarez graduated with her Juris Doctor from Barry University School of Law in Orlando, FL in 2014. While in law school, Ms. Alvarez worked as a Certified Legal Intern for the Department of Children and Families in the 9th Judicial Circuit in Orlando, FL. This allowed her to represent the State’s interest in protecting abused and/or abandoned children under the supervision of licensed attorneys.

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Karen is the founder and career coach of Karen Rush Coaching, where she uses her 15+ years of professional and people management experience to help mid-career women take on new opportunities and break through obstacles to achieve the highest levels of leadership in their organizations.

Karen has spent over 10 years at Electronic Arts in program, project, and people management. During that time she has shipped 11 titles, co-founded the Orlando studio's Women's Employee Resource Group, completed EA's executive leadership program, and has regularly participated as a mentor, advocate, and sponsor in programs targeted at developing underrepresented talent.

A New Jersey native, Karen now lives in Central Florida with her amazing husband and two spunky kids. She's an avid reader and lover of all things Disney!

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Helping professionals evolve to their professional best is Michele Badie's ongoing work of purpose. By day she is a Project Manager, and by night she is a Creative. She is the Host of the Career Tipper® podcast. Michele is the Founder of Skills Recharged®, which offers professional development resources and creates wellness initiatives through her platform Keep Your Stride™. Check out her books, Confidently You: 21-Day Action Plan and Keep Your Stride Adult Coloring Book.

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Deloria Nelson Streete is the President of Authentic Culture and Engagement Solutions, Inc. (ACE).  ACE is a dynamic consulting firm that focuses on providing solutions to companies who want to enhance and strengthen their culture through authentic engagement and inclusion.  Dee was recently the Managing Director of Diversity & Inclusion for Charles Schwab & Company where she led the national Inclusion efforts for the firm.

Deloria is a published author and amazing speaker who has worked professionally in Human Resources for more than 25 years with various Fortune 500 companies including Walt Disney World. Leadership Training, Coaching, Employee Relations and Inclusion are some areas of Transformational impact.

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