Carolyn Slade Harden (a.k.a. Carol Slade) was born in Newark, NJ where she graduated from Arts High School, the first public high school in the United States specializing in the visual and performing arts. There, she studied opera and performed leading roles in Madame Butterfly, Carmen, Aida, Faust, and appeared on PBS-Channel 13. Carolyn received a B.S. Degree in Management Science, with a major in Finance; and a Collateral Program in Training and Development, from Kean University. Her extensive business resume includes more than 40 years of experience in corporate and higher education management. She also specializes in integrating systems with business practices and held management positions with Coopers & Lybrand and Seton Hall University. She is the founder and president of OfficeXperts, LLC.; and created the Harden Institute for Financial Independence which concentrates on educating youth in financial management. She is currently certified as a Quickbooks ProAdvisor. Carolyn also earned credits towards a B.A. Degree in Applied Music; major in voice, minor in piano, at Seton Hall University. Her musical resume includes experience as a professional recording artist, solo performer, musical producer, and choral director.
In 2017, Carolyn won the crown of Ms. New Jersey Senior America, and has received awards from the City of Newark for her humanitarian initiatives, contributions toward the enrichment of inspirational music and Christian values, her musical talent, and unfailing service and ministry to community and church.
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