Poised to shine *Empowered to Succeed* Purpose to Lead


To share and provide individual and corporate level supportive resources to women from all walks of life that enables them to reach for the stars with poise, power and purpose as they embark on their journey to success in their respective fields of interest.


To serve as a primary international network where women support women and may turn to one another for mentorship and professional development in the areas of leadership and entrepreneurship virtually and within their respective communities.

Our Founder

Ellen Osei


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Ellen Osei is a Ghanaian-American humanitarian, women's empowerment enthusiast and child advocate. As a previous beauty queen and titleholder and former coordinator of the Miss Ghana USA and Miss Universe Ghana pageants, Ellen brings a unique perspective of leadership experience to the team. Ellen is the Co-Founder of Raising HOPE, a 501c3 non profit organization dedicated to providing resources that enhance quality of life for orphans, less fortunate children, and children with special needs. Ms. Osei is also a member of the North Jersey Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, a public service organization. Ellen practices as a pediatric occupational therapist and is pursuing a doctoral degree in Movement Science and Education from Columbia University in hopes of creating international avenues for children of all abilities to receive the support and services they need. In 2014, Ms. Osei founded CLASS (Circle of Ladies Above Societal Standards) Management as response to her personal experiences as a growing entrepreneur and the overall critical need for mentorship for young Africans living in the United States looking to excel beyond traditional standards. Furthermore, there is a growing need within all communities for individuals to support one another. "It is vital that we discourage individuals from acts and displays of negativity towards one another due to competitiveness or fear of others achieving greater success. Every woman is a star and should be poised to shine inside and out, transcend her current status, and reveal her true power and purpose. Discovering and highlighting your unique talents is your power, and building confidence in that power is the key to promoting a new tone of support for one another worldwide. This is my vision for CLASS."