iOS app Android app

Shelly Ulaj
Shelly Ulaj is the Founder and CEO of Women Empowered and responsible for the development, oversight, implementation and evaluation of all strategies and activities related to the organization. As the visionary of the organization, Shelly continually thrives to bring in new and innovative programs and events to enhance and further the organization’s mission. Shelly is also responsible for fundraising, event management, recruitment of board members and volunteers, and building relationships and creating partnerships. She studied Philosophy as an undergrad and subsequently earned her law degree. She is currently enrolled in the Nonprofit Management Certificate program through UCLA Extension and is fluent in Albanian. She was also recognized as “Woman of Philanthropy” in the 2012 Comerica Bank Women’s Business Awards Program through the Los Angeles Lakers. Los Angeles is now home but New York is where her heart lies where her two nephews and niece reside. Fun facts: rescued two cats, huge Lakers fan, taught herself to drive, and enjoys reading memoirs. What makes her feel empowered? Being authentic and staying true to who she is and not what is expected of her.

Entries by Shelly Ulaj

One Rockin' Woman Who Does It All

(3) Comments | Posted October 7, 2014 | 1:21 PM

Since the inception of Women Empowered, I have come across many women from all walks of life and a considerable number of female entrepreneurs.

There's a thriving female entrepreneurial community here in Los Angeles and many have inspirational stories that are the driving force behind their businesses....

Read Post

5 Things Empowered Women Know About Dating

(0) Comments | Posted June 24, 2014 | 3:31 PM

Having been raised in a culture where dating was taboo and forbidden, "dating rules" were not instilled in me growing up; rather, they were invented based on what I do know best: myself. I know who I am, what I want, what I can offer and what I'm willing to...

Read Post

How to Say 'No' in Business and Your Personal Life

(0) Comments | Posted April 16, 2014 | 2:33 PM

Every woman has likely heard the phrase, "you can't have it all," at least once in her life, and upon hearing these infamous words, she has taken a moment to reevaluate and strategize ways in which she will become the exception. We strive to be the best at everything we...

Read Post

Expanding Your Social Network for Business

(0) Comments | Posted February 21, 2014 | 12:55 PM

Running a business or organization is a daunting task that can oftentimes feel isolating and lonesome. In order for your business to run effectively and grow, you must grow as an individual as well. Personal development is not only healthy for your well-being, but crucial to the success of your...

Read Post

Finding Strength to Stand on Your Own

(0) Comments | Posted December 13, 2013 | 12:24 PM

Growing up in a conservative Albanian community in New York City, my life was heavily influenced by old world traditions. At the age of 17 I was placed into an arranged marriage with a man 10 years older than me. Although it wasn't an arranged marriage in the traditional sense,...

Read Post