Sterling Clinton Spellman and Elkinsette Clinton

Who Am I?: Staying True to Yourself While Living as a Black Girl in a White World

Sterling Clinton Spellman and Elkinsette Clinton

Who Am I?: Staying True to Yourself While Living as a Black Girl in a White World

Biography

Sterling Clinton Spellman is an educator, speaker, writer, coach and all-around leader known for her servant’s heart. She currently serves as a director of Diversity and Service at an independent school, and is also the founder of Polished by Sterling, and co-creator of The Dream Awake, Create Your Vision Movement. She also co-owns and operates The Salad Man and Juice Bar with her husband, Russell Spellman. The source of Sterling’s energy and encouragement comes from her own powerful personal story, overcoming race, gender and age-related issues that led to an extremely fulfilling career, and a boundless desire to share her story with others. Today, Sterling has touched the lives of hundreds of women facing the same issues she herself has had to overcome, and nothing brings her more satisfaction than the opportunity to reach out to others and inspire a sense of hope and courage she spent years searching for on her own path to success. www.SterlingClintonSpellman.com

Elkie Clinton is a Director of Diversity Programs at a boarding school, creator of Savvy Moms Unite and co-creator of the Dream Awake, Create your Vision Movement and a Life Coach. She also co-authored a book with her sister Sterling Clinton-Spellman titled Are You Sleeping on Your Dreams? 10 Steps to Dream Awake. She holds a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Rhode Island. She has worked with several non-profits and educational institutions. Working as a Career Coach for some time allowed her to work with people who wanted to make changes in their career but struggled with navigating the process for obtaining their career choice. Within her sessions she developed relationships with her clients which led to her designing more personalized coaching sessions with them. Elkie would support them in the goal setting, creating a vision for their life as they considered their new careers and lifestyle changes while also providing access to resources in the community that supported them in achieving their goals.

Workshop Title: Who Am I: Staying True to Yourself as a Black Girl Living in a White World

Workshop Description: Have you been labeled an angry Black girl? Have you been asked infamous questions like, “Did you get into to school because of affirmative action or are you on a scholarship?” Too often young Black women are faced with the decision to be true to themselves or be part of the status quo. It’s not easy being a Black Girl in a White World. In this workshop learn 7 Steps to Being Your Authentic Self.

Workshop Time: Session II