Dr. Carla Stokes

(Health Fellows & Scholars)
Chief Empowerment Officer
Atlanta, Georgia
United States

Focus Areas

Leadership Development
Social Justice
Gender Issues


Carla Stokes, Ph.D., M.P.H. is an internationally recognized women’s health expert, health educator, and empowerment coach. She is also the Chief Empowerment Officer of Dr. Carla LLC and founder of Helping Our Teen Girls In Real Life Situations, Inc. (HOTGIRLS)®, an award-winning 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the health and lives of underserved young women and girls. Dr. Carla has spent more than 15 years mentoring youth and is respected as a leading authority and trailblazer in the fields of women’s health, HIV/AIDS, youth development, and girl empowerment. Through her groundbreaking research and life-changing work, she passionately inspires healthy behaviors, self-empowerment, and personal growth in women and girls; empowers parents to raise healthy, happy, and resilient daughters; and prepares educators and girl advocates to uplift the next generation of women leaders – and she can do the same for you! A sought-after, dynamic, and memorable speaker, Dr. Carla has lectured widely and delivered powerful messages to diverse audiences of women, youth, girls, parents, educators, health and social service professionals, girl advocates, and concerned adults. She is available for speaking engagements, media appearances, in-person and virtual coaching, and consulting projects.