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Request Charlyn as a Speaker

In 2021, Charlyn founded Working Within, a resource platform that helps Black social enterprise leaders access revenue to help scale their impact organizations. 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. Charlyn 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. She also received the Dean’s Special Service Award and Nelson Mandela Leadership Award for organizing the school’s first annual Diversity & Inclusion Summit and for hosting Angela Davis through her leadership involvement with Teaching Racial Understanding Through Honesty. Residing in the Denver metro area, Charlyn was  most recently recognized as an Inno Under 25 rising entrepreneur by the Denver Business Journal. She was also selected as a 2022 Connect Leadership Fellow for the Urban Leadership Foundation of Colorado, where she received the Richard Lewis Rising Star Award. Charlyn speaks often about her personal mission, social impact work, entrepreneurship, leadership, and personal power at her alma mater, conferences, and on panels. In her free time, she writes, exercises, and travels. Charlyn has previously spoken at Washington University, the Colorado School of Mines, the Black Boss Summit, the Colorado Nonprofit Association, Denver Startup Week, and the GlobalmindED Annual Conference.

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