Black Business Woman, Claim Your Power!
“Learn from one of the most powerful women in the USA, who has been blazing trails and creating sustainable million-dollar wealth from Washington DC to the sands of Abu Dhabi.” ―Natascha Faye Saunders, associate director at Harvard University
Winner NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Instructional Literary Work
If you’re a Black business woman and feeling stuck or trapped by other people’s expectations of what you can achieve, it’s time to stop playing small and start redefining what success means for you. It’s time to get that upgrade.
Channel your black girl magic. Karen Arrington―author of Your Next Level Life, founder of the Miss Black USA Pageant, creator of the Next Level Women’s Summit, and mentor to thousands of confident, successful young black women―is your guide to getting to your next level life.
Build a legacy of black excellence. How big do you want to live? With the seven simple rules in Your Next Level Life, you’ll learn how to bring your career, income, and lifestyle to that next level. Don’t settle for a life of invisibility and mediocrity. Set ambitious goals, reach for bigger opportunities, and know that you are brave enough to get what you deserve.
Give the gift of confidence. Looking for inspirational black gifts for aspiring black women in business? Your Next Level Life is unlike other self-help books for women. It’s a guide to opportunity that recognizes and celebrates the true magic of ambitious black women.
Adopt the 7 rules of power, confidence, and opportunity and you can find success:
- Create all the money you need
- Position yourself like a star
- Connect with other powerful women
Give a gift of confidence. If you have read books such as Pussy Prayers, Be Unapologetically You, Lead from the Outside, or The Little Black Book of Success, you’ll love Your Next Level Life.
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About the Author
awarding over $450,000 in college scholarships each year. Since founding the pageant in 1986, Karen has mentored over 1,000 young women, helping them get into top medical schools, land major modeling and recording contracts, secure life-changing grants and sponsorship deals, and more.
In addition to running the pageant, Karen is a philanthropist and humanitarian whose work has touched millions of lives. She’s the co-founder of Diabetes Awareness Day in West Africa and was named a Goodwill Ambassador to the Gambia and to the Re-public of Sierra Leone.
Karen has received numerous awards including leadership awards from The Lifetime Network and Jones New York, the Trailblazer's Award by Zeta Phi Sorority (the highest award that is bestowed in this sorority which has over 21,000 members), Mary-land Black Mayors Honors for commitment and dedication to the community, and she was a Woman’s Day Magazine Red Dress Honoree along with CNN’s Sanjay Gupta and Olympic gold medalist Dana Vollmer.
Karen has been interviewed in places like The Washington Post, Woman’s Day, Jet, and on BET. More info about Karen’s work can be found at karenarrington.com and missblackusa.org.
Table of Contents
Rule #1 Identify Your Superpowers 21
Rule #2 Find Your Next Level Friends 31
Rule #3 Expand Your Horizons 41
Rule #4 Magnetize Money 51
Rule #5 Position Yourself like a Star 63
Rule #6 Keep It Real 73
Rule #7 Give Back from Day One 85
Are You Leveling Up? 94
Getting to Your Next Level: A Prompting Journal 107
About the Author 146
What People are Saying About This
"Karen has helped women upgrade their lives for over 25 years. This book is now a gift for so many more black women to take their lives to the next level!" Deya Direct!, author of Soft Is the New Power and superpower strategist
“This is an action-based book full of steps you can take right now if you are ready for your next level. Trust me, it’s because of Karen I became a Goodwill Ambassador! Learn from one of the most powerful women in the USA, who has been blazing trails and creating sustainable million-dollar wealth from Washington DC to the sands of Abu Dhabi. Buy the book and get ready to be elevated!” Natascha Faye Saunders, founder of The Youth Career Coach Inc. and associate director at Harvard University
“Life on the road and as a ballerina can often be rewarding at times, yet sometimes I need a little boost of encouragement. This book is a must read for all women to know that we are always on the right path at any given moment. Can’t wait to finish it.” Daphne Lee, ballerina, The Dance Theater of Harlem