900: Stand In Your Strength With Charlene Vickers


Charlene Vickers is the Director, Supplier Diversity & Inclusion for Johnson & Johnson.  She is responsible for developing and executing business strategies and solutions for the supplier diversity program while building critical relationships with internal and external stakeholders including advocacy groups, NGOs, industry partners and peer companies.

Charlene shares that moment she realize her strengths to tap into her purpose and be the confident woman that she is today.  She also shares tips that can help you in your own journey to self-confidence.  Ashley is also part of the USPAACC WISE, a program intended for AAPI Women that would strategically address core issues and create lasting impact in their professional and personal lives, thus empowering and uplifting them in creating and choosing their own personal choices.  


Charlene Vickers is the Director, Supplier Diversity & Inclusion for Johnson & Johnson.

Cultural Background

Charlene is of African American descent.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

To thine own self be true.

Definition of Self Confidence

Self-confidence is the inner state of our being that enables us to embrace our strengths as well as acknowledge our weaknesses while maintaining a positive outlook of ourselves.

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

Charlene did not understand her purpose and was floundering around.  She wondered why she was here for.

The “AHA” Moment

Charlene had two AHA moments.  The first one was going through a Christian based course to help her understand what her purpose was.  Her second AHA moment was using Strength Finders which helped her identify her strengths and find ways to lean in those strengths.  One of her strengths was activation which she loves to do and worked on it.

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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

Charlene lives life more deliberately on what she wants to spend her time on.  She also lives a more fulfilling life.

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

Be true to yourself and fall in love with yourself.

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1 thought on “900: Stand In Your Strength With Charlene Vickers”

  1. I like how you talk about not knowing what your purpose was, and not “having any idea who I am”. Thanks for sharing your methods! I felt and still feel the same way sometimes lol.

    I like how you love and do a lot of different things, and allow yourself the grace to enjoy your interests, and not requiring everything to have a focus.

    LOVE -> Get to know yourself, honor and take care of yourself!

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