Darlene A. Anderson is the President and founder of Darlene’s Utopia, a company designed to empower, motivate and provide resources for clients through coaching, speaking engagements, and events. Anderson is a motivational speaker, personal and professional development consultant, philanthropist and author of the autobiographical empowerment book titled, “Not Without A Fight: 10 Ways To Win When It Appears You’ve Already Lost”.
Under the umbrella of Darlene’s Utopia, Anderson has been able to marry her purpose with her passion for helping individuals elevate to their highest personal and professional potential by using her unique blend of personal and professional experiences as a seasoned social service professional within New York City.
Darlene A. Anderson is also the President & CEO of Utopia Network Inc. a New York community-based nonprofit organization that offers a wide range of services to the community; inclusive of economic enhancement, education, vocational, & employment opportunities, youth development, family support services, health & wellness resources and housing linkage. Utopia Network’s programs provide extensive resources to promote positive outcomes and mobility for challenged populations including low to mid-level income individuals and families residing in New York City.
Anderson serves on the board of trustees for New Dawn Charter High School, in Brooklyn, New York. She received her Bachelors of Science from Long Island University majoring in Sociology and is currently pursuing her Masters of Divinity with a concentration in Theology and Urban Ministries at Nyack College, within the Alliance Theological Seminary. Anderson is a registered National Chaplain with the Association of Small Churches, Houses of Worship.
In May of 2015, Anderson was the recipient of Senator Kevin Parker’s (NY) “Educational Leadership Award.” She was also honored by The Brooklyn Blizzard’s Youth Organization in April of 2011, for invaluable community service, and awarded a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition for outstanding community service by Congresswoman Yvette Clarke.
Anderson’s strongest asset and greatest desires are linking people together to empower them with various opportunities to start their businesses, obtain financial freedom, and pursue the desires of their hearts. Through social excursions and networking expos, Anderson provides practical tools to assist people in coping with life’s stressors and succeed despite adversities. She continues to serve as an advocate for the under-served populations of New York City.
Darlene A. Anderson
Author * Speaker * Consultant * Philanthropist