The American dream I wanted didn't come with the picket fence ,It came with making Impact
Khalilah Olokunola IS AN ENTREPRENEUR, An AUTHOR, Speaker & Personal & Professional Development Trainer that serves to help you build | Develop| grow & Catalyze your Core Competencies for your life and Business.
Khalilah Olokunola was not born with a silver spoon she worked for it. After facing a myriad of scenarios that she reaped the consequences for - losing her name to a Din number , she remained adamant on education and spent summer nights daydreaming about the American dream she saw on TV. It didn't include a picket fence but an opportunity to impact the lives of others. After working for Forbes magazine featured DWIC , she left her Jr. VP job in NYC & relocated to Wilmington NC to get married where she started ABE an event & set design firm garnering an impressive list of celebrity clientele whose work has been featured in print, online & TV in the US and overseas in UK & Australia . Some of her past clients include Former Chairman of Monster Worldwide, Former president of Daimler Chrysler and other C-level executives, Pro Football players & movie production companies including Will Ferrell's HBO East bound & Down.
Khalilah is the standing chair of The New Hanover Commission For Women receiving an acknowledgement from the White House in 2011 for her work in reviving a defunct board during Women’s history month, Founder of Powerful Women, Co-Founder of Wilmington Fashion Weekend & Partner of Smart Stylenista - The first collaborative/coselling fashion tech platform. She has been sourced as an expert for News Channel 14, WWAY, FOX & WECT stories. She has been named a Woman to Watch by WILMA magazine & nominated for Women of Achievement award by the YWCA. Khalilah also received 4 Industry awards including 1 for the WIA hall of fame . She attended college both in NYC & NC and has completed open coursework at M.I.T & Harvard University on Entrepreneurship, Leading from the Emerging Future & Deliberations of Social Change . She holds additional certifications in Executive development| Workforce development | Peer counseling & HIV Pre/Post test counseling. Khalilah recently sold ABE to follow her passion of developing women professionally & personally. She is currently the managing partner at Catalcore , a creative firm that assists women, diverse startup teams & faith based orgs that are ready to get to the CORE who they are individually & collectively as a team. She is the author of Be Brave & Brave Vision , both interactive workbooks & journals of intentional lessons of leadership for powerful women who aspire to lead.
Khalilah is a passionate speaker & is happily married to Al, mom to Anastasia, Shamiya, Kairos' & Adam. Along with a pup named Ms. Bailey they call Wilmington home by way of Brooklyn NY