Dr. Elizabeth King
Dr Elizabeth King Miami Girls Make History
Dr. Elizabeth King
Dr. Elizabeth King Miami Girls Make History

Dr. Elizabeth King is the founder and Chief Inspiration Officer of Suits, Stilettos and Lipstick and the Lipstick Foundation. Her mission is to make a difference by empowering women and children through education. Dr. King is an internationally recognized wellness expert, holistic psychotherapist,
hypnotherapist, radio-TV personality, motivational speaker, professor, author, feminist, philanthropist and polio survivor.

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WHY MIAMI?
I came to Miami from the Dominican Republic straight out of high school to claim my independence. My mother was not happy when I announced that I was leaving the comforts of my home to go venture to another country without her. Although I had grown up in New York from 4 to 14 years old, I was very sheltered by my family, so going to Miami by myself was a big step for me to take. I just knew that as a polio survivor, it would be very difficult for me to accomplish my goals living in the Dominican Republic. I had big dreams. I came trusting that I would find my way and I did.

When I arrived in Miami, at the young age of 18, I was filled with excitement, fear and awe. I met amazing people from the get-go. I was blessed to make new friends that offered me so many opportunities to grow. My journey in Miami was filled with a lot of “my firsts”: my first real job, my first car, my first apartment, and my first love. I got married, had my daughter, and got my education here. I established myself personally and professionally. I have lived through the ups and downs of creating a career in education to metamorphizing into being a women’s empowerment leader, serial entrepreneur and community activist. I am proud to say that I have been a South Florida resident for over 35 years. This is truly home for me.

The reason I chose to invest in this community is simply because it is now my turn to give back. As an immigrant, disabled woman, I don’t take for granted for one moment how blessed I have been to be part of an inclusive, diverse community.

PROBLEM
Many women, even if they are successful in their careers, still feel lonely, oppressed, insignificant and unworthy. Low self-esteem is often the catalyst for self-sabotaging behaviors. Physical, emotional and sexual abuse is still a common narrative for women. To make matters worse, social media has added more pressure for women to achieve perfection. As a psychotherapist that specializes in women’s mental health, trauma, depression and anxiety, I want to empower women to find their own voice, find work-life balance and embrace their inner beauty.

SOLUTION
I founded Suits, Stilettos and Lipstick in 2012 because I wanted to create a movement to empower women to live a healthy, happy, balanced and purposeful life. We do this by providing women with a strong support system while providing them with the tools for self and professional development. Later I founded Lipstick Foundation in 2013 to present an opportunity for women to give back to their communities. Both organizations work hand in hand to create a paradigm shift for women so that they know that they don’t need to do life alone.

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