Born in the early fifties in the Cherry Hill area of Baltimore City to hard working parents who did everything they could to raise the four children despite the economic and social struggles of the time, Clolita learned from the examples around her to be a strong, confident, independent black woman who feared no one and would let nothing get in the way of my success.
Clolita received an undergraduate degree in Theater and Dance and Business Administration at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and the University of Maryland University College respectively. After a short career spent as performing and teaching dance while working full time in administration at UMBC, she rose to the position of the Assistant Vice President for Administration Services. During that time, Clolita worked with at least three professional organizations and traveled around the country teaching workshops in contracting and public procurement. Always the student, at the age of forty-two while working full-time, she earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Maryland School of Law.
Clolita retired from my career in academia in 2008 to become Senior Counsel for Constellation Energy Corporation which later merged with Exelon Corporation, a Fortune 50 corporation and became an Assistant General Counsel specializing in contracts and intellectual property travelling between Exelon’s headquarters in Chicago and locations in Philadelphia and Baltimore to work with utility clients ComED, PECO and Baltimore Gas & Electric Company until she retired at the end of 2014.
Clolita has survived cancer, discrimination, poverty, sexual and physical abuse with a passion to pay it forward by inspiring, mentoring and encouraging women. Now in retirement, Clolita spends her time giving back by a motivational speaker, certified life coach and mentor.