Linda “Pearl” Fils-Aime, the founder of A Lady Named Pearl Modeling & Leadership Academy, a division of ALNP Foundation Inc., is an expert in teaching transformation, both in the world of next generation leadership preparedness and in the world of modeling.
The modeling industry is often narrow-casted as just about physical appearance and presenting only the façade of the person. However, Linda Pearl Fils-Aime has discovered a new way to upend the old modeling industry to become a tool to help shape future global leaders of all sizes, gender, perspectives and mindsets.
Pearl is a seasoned author, speaker, university professor, fashion model, and performing artist.
Pearl began her professional career as a model walking the runways for Ebony Fashion Fair, touring the U.S., Canada and Caribbean.
Shortly after touring with Ebony Fashion Fair, Pearl pursued her MBA at Clark Atlanta University. Pearl served as a real estate analyst for a Fortune 1 company from 2008 to 2011, and as an adjunct business school professor at Clark Atlanta University, teaching Leadership and Professional Development since August 2011 to June 2017.
In October of 2014, Pearl opened ALNP Foundation Inc. ALNP Foundation Inc. mission is to shape the confidence of girls and women to become future leaders through leadership, entrepreneurship and professional development training.
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In 2012, Pearl released a full length album entitled “Transformation”.
In 2013, Pearl won the crown for World Top Natural Hair Model, and served as an ambassador for natural hair, and the face for international campaigns for Taliah Waajid Natural Hair Care products.
In 2014, Pearl was named one of “Atlanta’s Hottest Celebrities” by Creative Loafing. In 2015, Pearl released KINK, a natural hair docuseries produced by A Lady Named Pearl, LLC and created PEARL Magazine.
In 2016, Pearl was featured in the Atlanta Tribune Young Executives as “One To Watch”.
1n, 2017, Pearl was awarded the 'Unsung Heroine Award' by Saving Children and Families.
In 2018, Pearl was featured on TedX as the founder of Pearl School of Modeling, for its innovative platform to create models into leaders.
In 2019, Pearl School of Modeling received 'Best of Atlanta Award', by the Atlanta Award Program.
1n 2020, ALNP Foundation Inc received 'Most Influential/Positive Change Award' at Black Excellence Gala produced Pitch Black Weekend.
2010 to Current – Pearl has raised thousands of dollars for Haiti through her annual benefit entitled “Pearl Holiday Haiti Benefit.”
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