30 SECS WITH SERITA LOVE
Name: Serita Love
Job Title: Owner of Success Junkie - A Personal & Professional Achievement Brand
Location: Chicago, Illinois
If we only had 30 secs to get to know you. What would you want us to know?
I lost my mother at the age of 9 and I was bounced around the city of Chicago throughout my teen years. For example, I went to 4 schools in 8th grade. I was voted “Most Likely To Succeed in high school. I became a teen mom while in college, but got through college with my son. Sometimes, I even brought him to work and class with me.
I am extremely passionate about seeing people progress, while cheering them on. I didn’t realize the importance of this, until I had a child of my own. I take my dreams seriously. So seriously that I dropped out of grad school to chase a dream years ago. I am obsessed with the number 23. Oddly enough I loss my father 23 &1/2 years after my mom’s passing. I also almost loss my son to a freak car accident on the 23rd of October years ago. I graduated college at 23 as well, and I sell products for $23. I’m extremely creative and people love to use my ideas for their projects and campaigns. I also created a 12 Step program to get people hooked on ambition because I love success.
Education: DePaul University - Chicago, Il
40 Under 40 Young Women's Professional League recipient (Now Vice President)
Rotary International Member
Jet Magazine " Where is the Love & Leadership?" [Published Article].
My Favorite pastime includes reading, dancing, skating and participating in conferences, seminars and workshops.
I have always loved to inspire people to become whatever they want to be in life. Traveling is life for me! The first time I went on a national leadership tour was the moment I knew that I would always be on a plane for the rest of my life. I also remember going to the home of my 4th grade teacher, Allen Ross. His family didn’t have televisions in their home. I don’t watch much tv because of the impact that moment had on my life.
Upcoming project(s): My first book titled “ The Success High – 12 Steps to Getting & Staying Ahead”
Speaking at the Chicago 300 Black Women in White Brunch in Chicago on August 5th, 2017.
Speaking in Los Angeles, California for the Affirm Her Greatness campaign for Demoiselle to Femme, NFP.
I aim to collaborate with organizations, high schools and universities to create more strategies and programs that inspire excellence.