Women STaRs

Women STaRs with Charlita Anderson-White

December 14, 2021 Shanti Harkness / Charlita Anderson-White Season 1 Episode 33
Women STaRs
Women STaRs with Charlita Anderson-White
Show Notes

This week, we have a lovely conversation with Charlita Anderson-White, Lorain County Court Magistrate. The Detroit native is a woman of strong convictions, great stories, and a proud career. She has dedicated her entire career to public service, representing the underprivileged at the Legal Aid Society of Lorain County, assisting victims of crime as a Lorain County Assistant Prosecutor, and serving families and children as a Domestic and Juvenile Court Magistrate for 22 years. Charlita also currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana Wesleyan University. In addition, she is a former President of the Lorain County Bar Association and has won awards such as the YWCA Women of Achievement Award for her community service work.

Charlita is someone whose tenacity and outlook on life makes for great stories and even better advice. Join us on this episode as Charlita discusses topics like the personal experience that is having breast cancer, the discrimination she faced in law school, going after what she wants like a peacock, picking up the harmonica, and so much more. Above all, Charlita embraces the experiences that life has to offer and emphasizes being big and bold in going after what you want to achieve. You won’t want to miss this fantastic episode and advice we ALL could use—tune in!

If you’d like to get in touch with Charlita, you can find and message her under Charlita Anderson-White on Facebook.

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“When somebody tells you can’t do something…you have to go around it. You have to say, ‘Whatever.’ …You’ve got to be the best trier ever.”

“One of the things I always try to challenge myself to do: Finish. You’ll always have these wishes—'I WISH I had done XYZ.’ You don’t want to be left with those kinds of things. Always keep yourself interested in something, and then finish it.”

“If you don’t do that thing you’ve been thinking about, years down the line, you’re going to wonder how to let it go. I’m not saying that you should have regrets, I’m saying that I wish I realized that what I was dropping would be so important to me as I got older.” 

“You have to make yourself big. That doesn’t necessarily mean that you are conceited or haughty. You know what you have in your toolbox. If you have to be the loudest, the most obnoxious, the most showy, like a peacock…you have to do that. You can find ways to be subtle about it, but peacocks are not subtle. If you want to be something, you have to toot your own horn.”