Dr. Carey Yazeed has over 20 years of experience in human services training and development, and research. She is the former Director and Assistant Director of Field Education at Southern University Department of Social Work. A graduate of Louisiana State
University with a Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership and Research, Dr. Carey specializes in educating new entrepreneurs on how to start and run successful businesses and also in helping professionals to find clarity in their careers while learning how to get out of their own way. Dr. Carey’s areas of focus include professional development, interview preparation and professional branding. She has been featured in Essence,
Glamour and Forbes Magazines, Social Work Today and The New York Post. Dr. Yazeed is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
I believe that women empowerment is when a community of like-minded individuals come together for the better of all women, regardless to their socio-economic background, race, culture or religious beliefs. Women empowerment means that we support her as she chases after her goals and dreams to become a better version of her former self.
I am a former social worker. For 23 years of my adult life all I ever knew was how to be a change agent in the trenches, working with underserved and underprivileged populations. That part of me hasn’t changed, just the vehicle in which I serve as a change agent has. In my former work as a social worker, I learned that change doesn’t happen easily for everyone, some need an extra push mixed with a lot of motivation and that’s where I come in as a Business Strategist. My background allows me to better understand where a woman is in terms of starting and growing her business and to inspire her in all of the right places to get out there and win!
An empowered person doesn’t live in the past, negativity isn’t an option and excuses are non-existent.
Stop overthinking. Ask people what they need and then give it to them. Leaders sometime make life more complicated than it really is.
It’s okay to sit down with a therapist and discover why you are feeling this way. Doing the hard, yet necessary work sometimes means peeling off the band-aid, treating the underlying hurts and pains from the past and giving ourselves permission to let go, heal and begin to move forward.