Arlene is an entrepreneurial event coach, event consultant, acclaimed keynote speaker, and the Founder and Director of Business Development and Corporate Events for Women On The Rise International, Inc. with over 13 years of experience as an event planner for corporate and special events. She is a solution-driven, big picture strategist and creative with a keen eye for detail which allows her to see every project’s vision through from conception to implementation. As an event coach and consultant, she uses her expertise to help her clients host the successful, high attendance events they’ve always dreamed of.
In 2010 Arlene lost her mother to pancreatic cancer and in 2014 loss her father to esophageal cancer. Not willing to be a victim of her circumstance, Arlene recognized a need for an organization that could support and uplift the women of Orlando to get through their personal tragedies and loss, and the idea of Women on the Rise International, Inc. was born.
She decided to take her 9 years of event experience and create an affordable calendar of events that would provide a platform for women who have overcome obstacles in their careers and personal lives to empower other women to lean in and do the same. These events provide an opportunity for like-minded, goal oriented women of all ethnicities to gather together, network, support and inspire one another.