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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 Vice President, and Business Banking Relationship Officer for SunTrust Bank now Truist. She is responsible for the daily management and profitable growth of retail business clients through the execution of effective sales strategies, business development, teammate partnerships, and a best in class client experience. She holds an MBA from University of Detroit Mercy and is also a Florida Realtor specializing in Commercial Real Estate and Development.

Board Member; Fundraising Committee

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Cherrise Wilks is the Owner/President of Affinity Consulting Group NEFL, LLC. An experienced administrator with over eighteen years in federal, state, local government, and nonprofit sectors. Ms. Wilks recently served as an Emergency Manager/Community Development Specialist (Expert), and formerly as a Hazard Mitigation Grants Specialist for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

 

Ms. Wilks has directly managed local government budgets of $40 million in general operating funds and identified over $5.7 million in local government operational cost savings.

Board Chair; Fundraising Committee

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Retu Jalhan is currently the Center Director of MBDA Orlando, as well as a Board Member for Women on the Rise International, Inc. She specializes in finance, and her skills are derived from more than 15 years of experience in the banking, investments and insurance sectors.

 

After graduating from York University, Jalhan progressed from the Manager of Direct Marketing to Group Account Manager for the Cooperators Insurance Company, managing a portfolio of group insurance clients valued at over $160 million. Jalhan's current work focuses on the growth of Minority (MBE), Women (WBE) and Disabled Veteran supply chain companies.

Board Member; Fundraising Committee

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Jolorie Williams  serves as the new Chief Marketing Officer for Mayvenn Hair where she is responsible for all things marketing - growth strategies, brand positioning, advertising, digital marketing, public relations and social media.

 

A graduate of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University with a B.A. in Marketing, Williams has over twenty five years of marketing and management experience, with positions at top beauty brands including Revlon, Origins, Lancome, SoftSheen-Carson and Clairol.

Board Member; Fundraising Committee

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