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Personal, Professional, and Pageant Development


ABOUT carlie

Carlie Spencer is a 28-year-old attorney and philanthropist based in Raleigh, NC. With a passion for public speaking and helping others reach their full personal and professional potential, Carlie has dedicated her life to making a positive impact in her community. 

In addition to her professional accomplishments, Carlie also serves as Miss Dunn 2023 and is preparing to compete at the 2023 Miss North Carolina Competition. Carlie is no stranger to being forced to STRIVE for her SUCCESS. Carlie competed and lost forty-one times in a row at local Miss America Preliminary pageants before finally winning her very first local title in 2018. The Miss America Organization is near and dear to Carlie, as it helped her discover her ultimate passion in life: Strive for Success.

Carlie incorporated "Strive for Success" as a non-profit in 2020. Strive for Success teaches the power of perseverance and aims to make personal and professional development resources accessible to all. Through this initiative, Carlie has already touched the lives of over 15 million people and counting!


ready to put your best foot forward in pageantry?


Educators - Looking for someone to read to your classroom?

Carlie is available to read to classrooms virtually on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 11:30 - 2:30 EST. Please reach out to schedule and secure Carlie's time with your little ones. Carlie will read "Successful Suzie" and speak to your students about the Power of Perseverance!


Donations of any amount are always appreciated. In addition to monetary donations, you can purchase a Strive for Success coffee mug for $25, a physical copy of "Successful Suzie," or physical copy of "The Power of Purpose." See the buttons below to make a Strive for Success purchase.

ready to host a practical professional skills workshop or seminar in your classroom, at your school, or at your university?

With our Strive for Success archive of short and long-form seminars that are curated for audiences from high school up to working professionals, Carlie is ready and eager to bring your audience valuable information and hands-on learning. Carlie is available Wednesdays and Fridays virtually from 11:30 - 2:30 EST and 6:30 - 7:00 EST. Please reach out to schedule and secure Carlie's time. If you are in the North Carolina area, in-person opportunities may be available. Additionally, depending on travel arrangements and the amount of advanced notice, Carlie may be able to meet you where you and your audience are located. All you have to do is ask!

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